Westowe, Taunton


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming cottage set within the unspoilt West Somerset countryside with stabling and a studio. The property comprises three reception rooms, a kitchen / breakfast room with Aga, four bedrooms and has a single garage and wonderful landscaped gardens. EPC Band E.


Higher Cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Westowe, set just off the village of Lydeard St Lawrence, which includes a Primary School, Cricket Club, Parish Church and Village Hall. The Quantock Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are approximately 4 miles away and offers miles of walking and riding through the countryside. A short distance away is the village of Bishops Lydeard, which offers a good range of day to day amenities including a Doctors Surgery, Convenience Stores and a number of local pubs. Taunton, the County town is approximately 9 miles away and offers a wide range of shopping, educational and retail facilities, as well as being home to Somerset Country Cricket Club and there is also a mainline railway station providing access to the rest of the Country.


Higher Cottage has been sympathetically extended over the years and the current owners have retained many of the original character features of the property including heavy beams, inglenook fireplaces and flagstone floors.


The accommodation is well proportioned and is arranged over two floors and includes an entrance hallway, which opens into the property with stairs rising to the first floor and doors to the sitting room. The sitting room has a large inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove and heavy beam ceiling. Off of the sitting room is a study with a door leading through to the dining room, which is a good sized room with a window to the rear and an access way returning back through to the entrance hallway. There is a cottage style kitchen with a deep inglenook with fitted Aga, double aspect windows and French doors leading out onto the garden. There is a tiled floor and a door leading through to the boot room / utility, where there is a door to the outside and a door to the downstairs cloakroom. The kitchen, utility and hallway have slate flagstone flooring throughout.

On the first floor, all of the bedrooms are all of a generous size. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and there is a separate family bathroom suite.


From Taunton proceed out on the A358, passing Bishops Lydeard and turn left along the B3224 by Cedar Falls towards Raleigh's Cross. Proceed for 2.5 miles and turn right towards Lydeard St Lawrence. Proceed into the village, passing the village hall and then take the first turning left sign posted Westowe. Proceed along this road, past the cricket ground and into Westowe and the property can be found on the left hand side identified by a Stags For Sale board.


Mains Water, Private Drainage, Oil Fired Central Heating


The property is situated off a quiet country lane with a hard standing providing off road parking, which in turn provides access to a detached double garage with lean-to car port and open fronted shelter. A gate leads to a stable block, which includes two loose boxes, both measuring 12 x 12 with a tack room with electricity, light and power. There is an automatic water feeder. The gardens wrap around the cottage and are predominantly laid to lawn with well stock herbaceous borders. There is a small outbuilding at the top of the garden with the vegetable plot, which is fenced and secure and an old cart shed on the road next to the garage, with power. A terrace at the front of the cottage benefits from a kitchen garden. Within the garden is an attractive oak framed studio, which provides a good size living area with windows overlooking the gardens. There is a fitted wood burning stove, tall vaulted ceilings and a staircase up to a mezzanine area. There is a fitted shower room with low level WC, shower and wash hand basin.

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