£695,000

4 Bedroom Detached House for Sale

Brompton Ralph, Taunton, Somerset

£695,000

Full Description

Elevated detached secluded south facing residence 4/5 bedrooms, set in peaceful unspoilt countryside with commanding views. Two large garages/outbuildings one with car lift. Balconies, Vaulted ceilings, Exposed timbers, Farmhouse kitchen, Self-contained Annexe. Garden & grounds totalling around 4.5 acres. Close to Exmoor National Park

Details in brief:
* MAIN RESIDENCE
Spacious double aspect lounge with large brick built fireplace inset with wood burner; exposed timbers; Large kitchen/breakfast room with Aga type range & exposed timbers; Utility room;  Large sitting/drawing room & exposed timbers; 2 large double bedrooms; one en-suite & exposed timbers
Family bathroom;   Hardwood lockable double glazed windows; External hardwood double glazed doors;  Douglas fir internal doors; Bespoke hardwood greenhouse

* ANNEXE  {former stable block} with flexible accommodation
Spacious sitting room/office;  2 double bedrooms; Dining room/lounge;  Kitchen; Shower room with wc;  Lockable double glazed windows; Court yard with an external power point.
Gravelled sun-trap terrace behind
* OUTBUILINGS:  TWO DOUBLE  garages/workshops with power & water; Paddock  appx 3 acres;  

* Oil fired central heating
* Alarm system {barn, annexe and both garages}
* Hardwired smoke/fire alarms;   Private water supply and drainage

The property is accessed via a 120 meter long drive leading to the front of the house where the entrance porch can be found next to a wood store.
Single panelled glazed door into half glazed porch:  12’ x 4’6” 
2 small radiators and coat rack and Inner wooden door leading into:



Lounge - 26' 11'' x 18' 8'' (8.2m x 5.69m)
This is a spacious room with exposed beams and glorious unspoilt views over the garden and surrounding country side. Originally a threshing barn, it has 2 very large openings either side of the building, both with a span of approximately 9 feet. On the north side is the front door area as you come down the drive, and on the opposite side {south} is a door which opens out onto a 54' square feet sun-trap decking/balcony with wrought iron railings which steps down onto the terrace. The decking is just under 12' long x 4'6" wide. There are 3 radiators, a wood burner set in a large handmade brick fireplace, numerous power points, a tv aerial, phone points; dimmers and alarm control panel. From here there is an open tread wooden staircase leading up to the bedrooms via a small landing. Also from the lounge you descend into the homely kitchen via 4 steps; and at the far end of the lounge to the left of the fireplace, via a door you enter the 46 foot long sitting room, affectionately referred to as 'The dogleg'.

Sitting Room (Dogleg) - 46' x 11' 4'' (14.02m x 3.45m)
A delightfully ambient room with huge amounts of natural daylight and exposed beams, in fact, all the windows face the garden and views beyond. There are 2 separate entrances into this room; 1 via a single door from a gravelled walkway at rear of the room leading into a small porch area which has a door leading to a cloakroom with window and small wash hand basin. This sitting room used to be the original cowshed and the typical round pillars have been kept intact. This room also benefits from a wood burner and has 3 radiators. There are ample power points, a tv aerial point and dimmer switches. The 2nd door into this room has a large glass panel either side of it and again opens out onto a gravel path by the drive at the back of the house - also with views over the garden and surrounding country side.

Kitchen - 20' 11'' x 18' 8'' (6.38m x 5.69m)
A homely 'gathering place' as is always the case with kitchens! There is an Aga-type double oven cooking range called a "Sandyford Classic". It has three functions and can be used individually for cooking, central heating and hot water , or in any other combination. Due to the fact that the barn doesn't have a loft, there is a large water storage tank in the top garage from where water is fed into a 'Heatrae Sadia Megaflow' unvented boiler situated in a cupboard next to the range, this feeds the rest of the property with the required hot water under pressure. The cold water tap on the double & half bowl single drainer composite sink is the 'mains' water {as in not from the storage tank} but 'mains' as in direct from the private water supply from a bore hole situated at the nearby farm. There are UV filters in place as per regulations. Great tasting water, no chlorine here!Next to the oil fired range there is 4 burner gas hob which is fed from an LPG gas cylinderAs far as appliances go, there is a built-in Neff dishwasher and an under worktop Bosch fridge freezer. In front of the sink there is a large window which overlooks the patio, garden and fields in the valley beyond. There is also a door and behind the kitchen table which opens out on to the same. There are {as in the entire house} numerous double power points and plenty of storage space in wall and base cupboards; 2 radiators and dimmer switches. Exposed beams and inset ceiling lightsFrom the kitchen through an arch way into

Cloakroom
With radiator, window and small wash hand basin

Utility Room - 14' 5'' x 10' 4'' (4.39m x 3.15m)
With radiator; single drainer composite sink, useful wall and base cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer and further under-worktop space for a second freezer or fridge. There is also additional space for 2 tall fridges/freezers. Here there is also a large airing /linen cupboard with slat shelving a rail and a radiator. The main circuit/rcd board is also housed here as is the telephone junction box

Master Bedroom - 19' x 18' 9'' (5.79m x 5.72m)
A gorgeous spacious room with plenty of natural daylight, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams; dimmer switch, ample power points, tv aerial point, alarm control panel and 2 radiators. His and hers built-in wardrobes and a full height shelved cupboardThe best thing about this room is the Romeo and Juliette balcony measuring 6' x 2'8" overlooking fields and countryside. Waking up to this view is never boring no matter the weather.

En-suite - 10' 11'' x 6' 4'' (3.33m x 1.93m)
With large recessed rectangular shower compartment, a glass sliding door and an 'Aqualisa' shower; wc, bidet and basin. Radiator and Dimplex wall heater. There is also a full length cupboard next to the shower compartment.

Bedroom 2 - 15' 2'' x 14' 9'' (4.62m x 4.5m)
This spacious room is accessed from the landing outside the master bedroom, up the stairs to the top landing. It has a huge Velux window {with blind} overlooking the garden and countryside.Built-in wardrobe, ample double power points, tv aerial point and 1 radiator. There is a large amount of under eaves storage space totalling 26' x 3'4".

Family Bathroom - 11' 2'' x 5' 11'' (3.4m x 1.8m)
With an original 1933/34 Art Deco claw foot bath, Art Deco basin with cupboard under, and an age related toilet and Velux window {with blind}

Detached Annexe
From the courtyard into the annexe there are 2 entrance doors {in the event the building is used as a holiday let} The main door opens into a small hallway which leads to:

Shower Room - 8' 4'' x 4' 11'' (2.54m x 1.5m)
With recessed rectangular shower with folding glass door; an electrically operated NewTeam shower, wc, basin and radiator.

Kitchen - 12' 2'' x 9' 8'' (3.71m x 2.95m)
Single drainer stainless steel sink; ample power points, radiator; wall and base cupboards, space for under worktop fridge/freezer and washing machine, space for a free standing cooker and additional under worktop space for another fridge or freezer. Worcester 'Heatslave' combination boiler; Circuit/rcd board, UV filter for the water; vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and single aspect views to fields.

Dining Room / Bedroom 3 - 11' 2'' x 10' 4'' (3.4m x 3.15m)
Radiator, power points, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Double aspect with views to fields and court yard.

Bedroom 1 (lounge/office) - 19' 11'' x 10' 4'' (6.07m x 3.15m)
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, double aspect with views to fields and court yard2 radiators, ample power points; telephone points

Lounge/Dining Room - 12' 10'' x 11' 2'' (3.91m x 3.4m)
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams; ample power points, tv aerial point; radiator and views to fields and court yard.

Bedroom 2 - 11' 2'' x 10' 6'' (3.4m x 3.2m)
Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, ample power points, telephone point; double aspect with views to fields and court yard

Patio, Terrace
Slate patio {outside water tap by the kitchen} and gravelled terrace stretching the full length of the barn. Easy to maintain garden, mainly laid to lawn with established bushes; fountain; and a medium sized flower bed. A honeysuckle arch; wisteria covered pergola {roots nowhere near property!} Personal gate into the adjoining farmers' field

Garage/Workshop 1 - 25' 11'' x 16' 10'' (7.9m x 5.13m)
With 2 double doors, concrete floor; large storage water tank with Smedegaard pump; single drainer stainless steel sink with cold mains, and electric water heater. There is also a useful large wooden work bench with storage under; individual smoke sensing alarm. Plenty of power points and comes complete with its own circuit/rcd board

Garage/Workshop 2 - 29' 9'' x 17' 9'' (9.07m x 5.41m)
With 2 double doors and a personal side door, concrete floor. Single drainer stainless steel sink with mains water and electric water heater. A wooden work bench with storage under; plenty of power points and it also comes complete with its own circuit/rcd board. In addition, there is also a handy mezzanine for further storage {boys and toys!}. Triple aspect with views to fields. This garage comes complete with a GKN hydraulic two post lift, up to 2500kg.There is parking for numerous cars, possibly in the region of 9 or 10 {or more..} and has excellent turning areas. Both the main residence and annexe each have their own electric meters, oil tanks and septic tanks which have been regularly emptied.

A little information about local services
The nearby village of Brompton Ralph has a small shop and post office with an ATM machine, and the town of Wiveliscombe is also within easy reach. It boasts a world famous butcher, which has been voted one of the top 100 shops in the world in a retail industry list! There is a Post Office, hardware store, garage, 2 small super markets, chemist, pubs, restaurants, hotel, a newsagent and 2 schools. The Court House is a striking three-storey independent shop that attracts visitors from further afield. Described by some as a mini 'Liberty', the store is brimming with fabrics, furniture and gifts, and the coffee shop glitters with sparkling chandeliers and lamps. We also have our own radio station "10 Radio" broadcasts on 105.3FM, and a short drive away, there is a pub/restaurant that serves a delicious carvery three times per week. The property is approximately 25 minutes from Taunton and Jnct 25 on the M5,