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5 bed detached house for sale

£670,000 Guide price

Pickney, Kingston St Mary, Taunton TA2

5 2 3
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Property features

  • Detached elizabethan farmhouse
  • Wonderful countryside views
  • Secluded walled garden
  • Close to taunton, railway station & the M5
  • Extensive accommodation
  • Further land by negotiation

Property description



Rural but not remote, this five bedroom Grade 2 listed farm house is full of character combining Georgian elegance with Elizabethan rustic charm. The gardens extend to just under an acre and further land is available by negotiation, up to a total of 22 acres including an extensive range of farm buildings.

Set in a secluded and peaceful location near the foot of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are wonderful views to the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills yet Taunton with its access to excellent national rail services and to the M5 is less than 15 minutes away.

The property is a fascinating fusion of two historical architectural styles. First mentioned in 1280 and dating from the 1500's, the original property was a substantial Elizabethan home which retains an impressive nine panel moulded compartment ceiling in the kitchen/breakfast room, extensive original features including exposed beams, flagstone floors and inglenook fireplaces. The substantial enlargement during the Georgian period has provided a handsome facade and elegant high ceiling reception rooms and bedrooms with excellent natural light. The property has been occupied by the same family for 3 generations and is for sale for the first time in 90 years.

Briefly, the accommodation comprises large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, 3 reception rooms, reception hall, study, utility, boot room and a cloakroom on the ground floor. There are 5 double bedrooms, one with ensuite, and a family bathroom on the first floor. The house sits well in its gardens which extend to just under an acre including an attractive walled garden, orchard area, detached double garage and a useful outbuilding.

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Important Agents Note: The immediate neighbouring cottages and associated farm buildings are owned by the vendors. The cottages have their own independent access to the rear and a new boundary could be erected to provide privacy and separation as shown in the artist's impressions included with the photographs..


Gardens

Externally the property is accessed via double five bar gates which lead to large turning and parking area adjacent to the detached double garage. The gardens to the front of the property are laid to lawn with well stocked flower borders and a pedestrian gate to the front. The main garden extends to approx. 0.86 acres and is a walled garden, giving it a great deal of privacy. It is laid to lawn with a variety of herbaceous shrubs and borders and leads on to an orchard area.

Situation



The property is situated between Kingston St Mary, 1.5 miles and Bishops Lydeard, 3.5 miles. Kingston St. Mary is a thriving village community with a highly regarded primary school, church, village pub and garage. Bishops Lydeard has a gp surgery, chemist, convenience store, butcher, newsagent, café and garage. Taunton is less than fifteen minutes’ drive and provides access to the M5 motorway, national rail services - London Paddington from 1 hour 40 minutes and a wide range of services to be expected of the county town. Both Exeter and Bristol Airports are within an hour’s drive. The area is renowned for its educational facilities and there are a range of high quality independent schools within Taunton and the surrounding area. Other attractions locally include international cricket at Taunton, the longest heritage steam railway in the country and the internationally famous Hestercombe House and Gardens.

Entrance Porch
Arched entrance porch with panelled door with glazed fan light over.

Reception Hall
Galleried reception hall with original flagstone flooring, elegant staircase to first floor, under stairs cupboard. Inner hall with built in cupboard with shelving.

Cloakroom
Low level WC, washbasin.

Drawing Room - 17' 2'' x 14' 0'' (5.23m x 4.26m)
Large drawing room with sash window to the front with original shutters, open fireplace with Ashburton marble hearth, built in cupboards and shelving, fitted carpet.

Sitting Room - 17' 0'' x 14' 2'' (5.18m x 4.31m)
Large, light room with sash window to the front, open fireplace in marble surround, built in cupboards including glass fronted dresser with lighting. Fitted carpet.

Dining Room - 17' 6'' x 11' 0'' (5.33m x 3.35m)
The oldest part of the house dating back as far as 1580 with a wealth of character including inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and wall timbers, original flagstone flooring, lovely mullion window with views to the rear, spiral staircase to first floor, door to loggia and walled garden.

Study - 10' 3'' x 8' 7'' (3.12m x 2.61m)
Built in desk, window with lovely views to the rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 17' 6'' x 17' 6'' (5.33m x 5.33m)
Large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with fine moulded nine panel ceiling, large inglenook fireplace, range of fitted floor and wall mounted units, oil fired Aga, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for dishwasher, terracotta tile flooring, 2 windows enjoying fine views of the surrounding farmland and Quantocks beyond.

Utility room
Fitted unit with Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, fitted shelving.

Boot Room - 11' 8'' x 7' 5'' (3.55m x 2.26m)
With original flagstone flooring.

Landing
With opening to rear landing. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, immersion heater and shelving.

Master Bedroom - 14' 5'' x 11' 3'' (4.39m x 3.43m)
Large double bedroom with sash window to the front enjoying fine views of the surrounding countryside and to the distant hills. Fitted wardrobes running the length of the room, fitted carpet, door to -

Ensuite Bathroom
Large ensuite/bathroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, character fireplace with heavy beam over. White suite comprises bath, vanity unit with washbasin with shelving and cupboards under, separate shower cubicle with Mira shower, low level WC, bidet, shelved linen cupboard, window to the side and rear, wood floorboards.

Bedroom 2 - 14' 2'' x 14' 0'' (4.31m x 4.26m)
Another good sized double bedroom with sash window to the front enjoying lovely countryside views, ornate fireplace, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 - 11' 4'' x 8' 9'' (3.45m x 2.66m)
Good sized double bedroom with sash window to the front enjoying countryside views, fitted wardrobes running the length of one wall, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 - 13' 2'' x 10' 6'' (4.01m x 3.20m)
Double bedroom with splendid vaulted ceiling and many exposed beams and wall timbers, fitted carpet, window to the rear with lovely views of the Quantocks.

Bedroom 5 - 17' 8'' x 10' 9'' (5.38m x 3.27m)
Large double bedroom with stone chimney breast, window to the side, spiral staircase descending to dining room.

Family Bathroom
With many exposed beams and wall timbers. Coloured suite comprising bath, shower cubicle with Mira shower, low level WC, washabsin, window to the rear.


Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £225,237 Sales 526 Current average value £248,346 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £5,622 ▲ 2.32%

Property value data/graphs for TA2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £374,559 £260 3.8 £323,799
Semi-detached £221,048 £229 3.1 £208,839
Terraced £187,848 £215 2.8 £175,586
Flats £130,127 £217 1.8 £111,952

Current asking prices in TA2

Average: £239,490
Avg. current asking prices in TA2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £125,000
(1)
£174,442
(9)
£226,801
(36)
£306,854
(21)
£544,999
(4)
Flats £99,983
(6)
£130,062
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All £103,557
(7)
£153,557
(17)
£226,801
(36)
£306,854
(21)
£544,999
(4)

Current asking rents in TA2

Average: £654 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TA2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £524 pcm
(2)
£626 pcm
(5)
£823 pcm
(6)
£1,051 pcm
(2)
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Flats £509 pcm
(9)
£640 pcm
(11)
£550 pcm
(1)
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All £512 pcm
(11)
£636 pcm
(16)
£784 pcm
(7)
£1,051 pcm
(2)
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Fun facts for TA2

Highest value in TA2
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Lodes Lane £577,180
Gotton £572,416
West Monkton, Taunton TA2 £568,207
Dyers Lane £560,872
Nailsbourne, Taunton TA2 £553,051
Highest turnover in TA2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Court Road 54.5%
Thomas Street 50.0%
Grange Gardens 50.0%
Broadly Gardens 46.7%
Salisbury Street 46.3%

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Nearby transport

  • Taunton (3.3 miles)
  • Bridgwater (8.7 miles)
  • Tiverton Parkway (13.2 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (24.8 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (25.0 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (29.4 miles)
  • Bridgwater Ferry Terminal (9.2 miles)
  • Minehead Harbour (17.5 miles)
  • Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour (21.5 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Bishops Lydeard Church of England Primary School (1.4 miles)
  • Kingston St Mary Church of England Primary School (1.6 miles)
  • Cotford St Luke Primary School (2.0 miles)
  • Taunton School (2.8 miles)
  • King's College (4.1 miles)
  • Richard Huish College (4.4 miles)
  • King's Hall School (2.2 miles)
  • The Taunton Academy (2.7 miles)
  • Taunton Preparatory School (2.8 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£2,946 Monthly total

Mortgage

Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 67,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,411 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £23/mo (£275/yr)
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Energy

Gas £66 Electricity £69 Estimated energy cost £135/mo

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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 23300 kWh/year
Electricity: 5600 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

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Taunton Deane

Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £311 /mo
when paid over 10 months
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Water

Supply £34 Sewerage £32 Estimated water cost £66 /mo
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