- Handsome detached Edwardian 4 bedroom family home
- Many original period features including ornate fireplaces
- Large well proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings
- Large Kitchen/family room with Aga and French doors to garden
- 4 double bedrooms
- Long drive and ample parking
- Large gardens with Kitchen garden area and raised beds
- Paddock and large barn with development potential
- Attractive village edge location close to the Quantock Hills and West Somerset Railway
- Sought after village with good local amenities
A handsome detached Edwardian house occupying an attractive location on the edge of this sought after village with garden and paddock. In all about 1.6 acres.
This handsome period house offers well proportioned and spacious family sized accommodation. A date stone indicates the house was completed in 1923, however it exhibits many features from the Victorian and Edwardian era. These include large well-proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings and elegant fireplaces, sash windows and picture rails. The feeling of space is immediately evident on entering the large reception hall with a beautiful tiled floor and elegant balustraded staircase. The two large reception rooms over look the rear garden and enjoy an attractive southwesterly aspect. The Kitchen/family room is very much the heart of the house and is in farmhouse style with 2 oven oil-fired Aga. French doors open directly to the rear garden affording easy access for al fresco dining. Also on the ground floor can be found a rear porch with oil fired boiler and cloakroom. On the first floor can be found a good sized landing with hatch to loft space. The current owner has explored the possibility of converting the loft space and we are advised that the potential exists (subject to the usual consents) to create 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms are all good sizes and even the 4th bedroom is large enough to accommodate a double bed. There is a bath/shower room and separate WC.
The gardens and grounds provide a wonderful setting for the house and extend in total to about 1.6 acres. The house is approached over a long driveway giving access to a large parking and turning area adjacent to the house. Here can be found a large kitchen garden area with raised beds and pergola. The rear garden enjoys an attractive south-westerly aspect and is laid mainly to lawn. The gardens adjoin the paddock and there is vehicular access into the paddock from the driveway. The paddock includes a substantial timber framed barn, which subject to the usual consents, provides the potential to create a home office/studio or granny annexe. The paddock also includes a large tree house providing extensive views over the surrounding countryside and towards the Quantock Hills. The paddock adjoins the West Somerset Railway line.
Castle House enjoys a particularly attractive location on the edge of this sought after village, close to the Quantock Hills. These hills have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Bishops Lydeard provides a thriving village community with many clubs and organisations and amenities to include, primary school, church, convenience store, pub, garage, Doctor's surgery, playing field, football club and farm shop/delicatessen. Bishops Lydeard is also home to the West Somerset Railway a pleasure line with steam engines running from the village to Minehead. Taunton the county town of Somerset is also readily accessible being about 6 miles away and on the outskirts of the town can be found junction 25 of the M5 motorway.
Leave Taunton in a north-westerly direction heading towards Minehead on the A358. Continue onto the Bishops Lydeard by-pass and continue straight over the 2 mini-roundabouts. Shortly after the second roundabout, take the turning on your left signed towards the Dunkirk Memorial Nursing Home. continue past the home on your left and to the end of the no-through road. At the end of the road bear left and take the middle driveway and Castle House will be found at the end of the drive.