Wood Cottage is situated in the hamlet of Tolland lying on the edge of Taunton Deane and close to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park. The property enjoys a slightly elevated position with an outlook over pasture and woodland and there are many footpaths and bridleways in the vicinity providing access for those with walking or riding interests. Local facilities can be found just under four miles away in Wiveliscombe where there are both Primary and Secondary schools, with convenience stores and pubs. Taunton is the regional centre and is situated some 11 miles away to the South East. There are a wide range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities, including three well noted public schools. Taunton is the County town of Somerset and enjoys excellent communication links with access to the M5 motorway and direct rail links to London Paddington in under two hours. The house itself occupies a South facing aspect and is in a tranquil, highly accessible location.DESCRIPTION
Wood Cottage is a charming house, which has been beautifully refurbished and extended over recent years. The cottage has an attractive faade with colour washed rendered elevations under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is versatile and beautifully presented throughout but it is the setting that is so special, being situated in a idyllic elevated position overlooking its land with a paddock, stream and pond with no near neighbours with rights of access via a long track shared with the ancient village Church.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation includes a pitched slate entrance porch, with a door leading through to the entrance hallway with a turning staircase to the first floor, a door to the downstairs cloakroom and doors off to the reception rooms. The sitting room enjoys a wonderful outlook and centres upon an open fireplace with inset wood burning stove with timber surround, double aspect windows enjoying views over the garden and a door opening onto the patio. There is a separate study/reception room and a newly fitted kitchen/dining room which includes newly fitted wall and base units with integrated appliances including dishwasher, wine cooler and a range cooker with extractor hood over. There is also an open fireplace with wood burning stove and windows enjoying views. A door leads into a newly fitted boot room/utility with a range of fitted units, sink and plumbing and space for a washing machine and dryer, door to the outside.
On the first floor, there are five bedrooms all of a good size including the principle bedroom with with dual aspect windows and en-suite shower. There is a well fitted family bathroom, a guest room with en-suite and three further bedrooms.OUTSIDE
The house is approached up a long gravelled track partly shared with the village church, and leads up to a two 5 bar gates which open into the paddock and the main driveway. There is a detached single garage with electricity, light and power and roller door. The gardens are the real feature of the property and include level lawns to the front and side of the house. There is a deep paved patio area, which provides a wonderful seating area and has space for a BBQ. Stone and rendered retaining walls open out onto an area of lawn, which enjoy wonderful views over the pond and land. The gardens include a wide variety of areas from dry and sunny areas, through to shaded woodland and are full of naturally occurring ferns, plants, shrubs and flower beds with established perennials. The house is surrounded by mature trees including a copse, oak, ash and holly, which leads down to a further garden with a weir leading into a pond and stream frontage. Accessed via steps and paths through the woodland is a substantial timber studio which could be used for a variety of purposes that includes decking area enjoying an amazing vista over the gardens. There is also a newly built timber tractor shed/workshop with adjacent timber log store within the woods.DIRECTIONS
From Taunton proceed along the A358 Minehead road towards Minehead and Williton. After passing Bishops Lydeard take the turning left on the B3227 towards Raleigh's Cross. Follow this road for approximately three miles, passing the turning for Lydeard St Lawrence. Continue along this road turning left sign posted to Tolland. Proceed down East Town Lane and at the bottom of the junction, turn right. Proceed into Tolland village and turning right following the signs to the Church. Go past the Church and proceed up the track where you will see the entrance to Wood Cottage.