Highfield House is situated in a commanding location overlooking the Culm Valley and set within the Blackdown Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village of Hemyock offers a good range of day to day facilities including doctors surgery, post office, good primary school and flourishing village pub. Wellington, Taunton and Honiton are all within an easy drive together with the M5 motorway providing easy links to both Exeter and Bristol.Description
Highfield House is a substantial country house of rendered and colourwashed appearance. It benefits from oil fired central heating together with double glazed windows. The house is spacious and offers flexible accommodation enjoying wonderful southerly views from its principal rooms. It is set amongst delightful gardens and grounds.Accommodation
Stained glass front door to entrance hall with stairs to first floor, under stairs storage cupboard and wooden floor. All the principle rooms lead off the hall. The breakfast room has a fireplace with wooden mantle, hearth and log burner, wooden floor and patio doors to the garden taking advantage of the panoramic views. An archway gives access to the bespoke handmade kitchen with a range of wall and base units with wooden worksurfaces, space for range cooker, Belfast sink, tiled floor and splash backs. A door leads to the rear lobby with tiled floor and part glazed door to garden. A further door opens into the utility room with dual aspect, built in units and a door to the garage. The dining room is a spacious room with feature stained glass windows and fireplace with exposed brickwork and hearth. An opening leads into garden room, again with panoramic views, double doors to garden and two velux windows. Off the dining room is the dual aspect spacious sitting room, again with fireplace with exposed brickwork, hearth and log burner, feature stained glass window and patio doors to the garden. Study with glazed door to side. The property also benefits from a useful laundry room with two large walk in cupboards, large Belfast sink, plumbing and space for tumble dryer and washing machine and tiled floor. Porch with continuation of tiled floor, part glazed door and cloakroom with low level WC and corner wash hand basin.
On the first floor is a spacious landing with velux window and stairs to two loft rooms. There are four double bedrooms, with the master bedroom having built in wardrobes, triple aspect with stunning views and an en suite comprising of a white suite with large shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, towel rail and tiled floor. Bedroom 2 is again a good size and is dual aspect. An archway leads to a dressing room with built in wardrobe and door to en suite with claw foot bath, double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, towel rail, tiled floor and splash backs. The two further bedrooms both have a pleasant aspect again, taking advantage of the rural views with bedroom three having a built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom is a white suite with panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and airing cupboard with tank.Outside
The property is approached via double wooden gates giving access to the drive and parking area which is enclosed by hedging. A pathway gives access around the property where there is a delightful landscaped garden with an area of lawn, flower borders with mature plant and shrubs all enclosed by hedging. There is also a decked area and covered veranda, ideal for entertaining, taking advantage of the aspect. There is a summerhouse with power and light, two garden sheds and a greenhouse. The garage has an up and over door, power and light.Directions
From the Wellington bypass turn into Monument Road and continue to the crossroads at the top of the hill. Continue straight across towards Hemyock and before descending down Pencross Hill on a sharp left bend turn right. Continue along this lane for a short distance whereupon Highfield House will be seen on the left-hand side.