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Pen Elm Hill, Taunton, Somerset, TA2

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Semi Rural, Fine and Country

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

3 Receptions

Key Features

  • Stunning views to the Quantock Hills
  • Elegant wooden panelled dining room
  • New kitchen and bathrooms fitted within the last 5 years
  • Four double bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms
  • 0.75 Acre level gardens
  • Triple oak framed car port with a large versatile room over
  • Private location and yet close to amenities

Tim Bennett

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Property Description

Built in the 1930’s and set well back from the A358 Pen Elm not only enjoys a blend of arts and crafts features and styling it also has beautiful uninterrupted views to the Quantock Hills to the rear.

An extensive range of improvements by the current owners during the last 5 years has created an effortless blend of modern, stylish, flexible living space that could be ideal for anyone that requires accessible, multi-generational living. In many of the rooms your eyes will be drawn to the stunning views to the countryside or to some of the original arts and crafts style features.

A triple oak framed car port has a wonderful spacious room above accessed by an external staircase and provides the possibility for a games room, studio or home office. Enclosed, private grounds of over 0.75 acre wrap around the property ensuring that sunny days are enjoyed throughout.

Whilst being just over 2 miles to Taunton town, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a Garage and M&S shop just under 0.5 mile away. Access to the Quantocks and West Somerset Coast line is a short journey away where you can enjoy the best of West Country living.

The accommodation comprises of:

A generous entrance porch provides an ideal area to leave behind your shoes and coats and leads to the hallway with the original wooden block flooring, wall panelling and stairs to the first floor.

Dining Room
With original wooden panelling and Minster stone fireplace, this elegant room looks out to the rear to the countryside.

Living Room
Generously proportioned with windows to the rear views and an open Minster stone fireplace, doors open onto the lovely sun/garden room that enjoys views and access to the side gardens.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and this is certainly the case with this large open plan room fitted with an extensive range of units under a granite work surface with appliances including a Neff oven, double fridge/freezer, dishwasher and range cooker. There is plenty of additional space for a sofa and breakfast table so you can sit down and soak up the views through the doors and windows overlooking the rear gardens and across to the hills.

Inner Hall
With doors to the front and rear of the property and access to the ground floor bedroom, shower room and utility, this could easily be used as a self-contained annexe for a family member.

Utility Room
No expense has been spared with matching units and granite work surface to that of the kitchen. Belfast sink and window with far reaching views.

Shower Room
Ideally situated if you have come in wet and mucky from the garden or if this is to be used as the dedicated facility to the ground floor bedroom.

Bedroom Four
This generous room has large windows to the front, a range of fitted wardrobes, wooden flooring and access is completely level.

With the original stair case and hand rails and a large window capturing the views to the hills at the rear. A walk in airing cupboard has the gas central heating boiler and storage space. There is access to the large roof space with loft ladder.

Principle Bedroom Suite
With doors onto a balcony enclosed with glass and aluminium rails and commanding stunning views over the gardens and across to the hills. There is a range of fitted bedroom furniture including fitted wardrobes.

En-Suite Shower Room
With extra-large walk in shower enclosure and fitted vanity units. There is even a view to the hills whilst you sit on the loo!

Bedroom Two
A large double room with views to the hills.

Bedroom Three
A double room with access to some eave’s storage space.

Family Bathroom
Modern suite with bath and shower over and range of vanity units.

Set back from the road the property sits in over 0.75 acre of a level enclosed garden. Double remote-controlled wooden gates open onto a large block paved parking and turning area to the front of the house with a triple oak framed car port with power and light connected.
An external staircase leads to a large versatile room with triple Velux windows, power, lighting and electric heater. The room has potential to be utilised for a variety of uses and the owners have informed us that it should be possible to connect water and drainage. To the rear of the building is a useful open store area that makes an ideal spot for an outdoor kitchen or storage.
Adjacent to the triple carport is an enclosed area with double gates which lead out onto the shared access that could be used for the storage of a caravan, boat or motor home.
The wrap around design of the gardens ensure that you can follow the sun throughout the day and this is made more enjoyable by a number of different patios that can be found in different locations within the gardens. There is a large sweeping area of lawn to the side of the property with a variety of shrubs trees and bushes. This is an ideal area for a family who may need to have plenty of space to play safely and enjoy enough room for a good kick about!

If you want the best of both worlds then Pen Elm really does have it all. Not in town and yet close to town, with many amenities close by and excellent access to the Quantock Hills and West Somerset Coast. The village of Bishops Lydeard provides an excellent range of local amenities, including a Co-Op general store, a number of other shops including the post office and butchers, primary school, church, two public houses, doctor's surgery and pharmacy and a well-used village hall. The nearby Quantock Hills provide a large area of open space, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and runs all the way to the West Somerset Coastline, with a vast array of interconnecting foot and bridle paths, providing excellent walking, riding and mountain biking country. Taunton, the county town, lies approximately 2 miles away with M5 access at Junction 25 or 26.
Educational facilities are excellent with a variety of schools for all ages from primary, secondary and college. There is an excellent selection of independent schools within the Taunton area.

Agents Note
The property is offered with no ongoing chain as the owners are having a new home built in the grounds next door. They love the location at Pen Elm and by designing their next home they have been able to future proof their plans to continue to enjoy the views. The property is advanced in its construction and does not impede the enjoyment or aspect of Pen Elm.

From Taunton take the A358 in a northerly direction towards Williton and Minehead, from the Cross Keys roundabout. The property is approximately 0.5 mile along set back on the right hand side.

Key Information



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Mains gas fired central heating, water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage.


Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent.

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