Ash Priors, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully extended period cottage with substantial gardens and off-road parking, situated in an enviable rural location. The property comprises three bedrooms & a period bathroom. EPC Band C.


Priory Cottage is situated close to the common in the favoured village of Ash Priors, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and has a thriving community with several popular clubs and associations together with a village hall located close by and an ancient village Church. Ash Priors is close to the larger village of Bishops Lydeard, which offers a further range of amenities including shops, a Primary School, pubs, garage, Doctor surgery and includes a West Somerset Steam Railway line to Minehead. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset is approximately six miles away and provides a comprehensive range or recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities, as well as having mainline railway links to the rest of the country and easy access to the M5 motorway from Junction 25. This area is known for its wonderful countryside and there are an abundance of footpaths and bridleways in the immediate area.


Priory Cottage is a charming attached cottage, which has been superbly extended and remodelled in recent years. The cottage dates back over 200 years and retains much of its original character, including an open fireplace. The cottage has been extended to create a fabulous open plan kitchen / dining room, there is a substantial off-road car parking area, which provides space for a number of vehicles and a superb rear garden, which backs onto open fields. There is a range of timber outbuildings and a number of specimen trees and shrubs.


A pitch tiled entrance porch with a panelled front door opens through to the open plan kitchen/breakfast room, which is a superb double aspect room with a range of shaker style wall and base units, oak block work surfaces with a Belfast sink, space for an electric cooker with extractor hood over, French doors opening out to the rear garden and wooden effect tiled floors that extend throughout the whole of the ground floor. The sitting room centres upon an open fireplace with inset wood burning stove, there are two front aspect windows, one with a seat and an inner lobby with a turning staircase to the first floor. There is an opening through to the utility room, which is fitted with a worktop with a dishwasher and washing machine under, a door to the downstairs cloakroom and an opening through to the conservatory, which offers a lovely aspect over the rear garden and double doors that open out to the garden. On the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms, the master bedroom has a cosmetic beamed ceiling, a cast iron fireplace, two front aspect windows and a range of built-in wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms both with countryside views and there is a re-fitted bathroom suite, which includes a period style clawfoot roll top bath, double shower cubicle, low level WC, a wash basin, cosmetic beamed ceiling, tiled effect floor and two rear aspect windows.


At the front of the house there is a small enclosed area of garden with five bar gates opening onto the driveway, which provides a parking and turning area for a number of vehicles. There is timber shed and twin five bar gates opening out to the rear terrace and main garden. The main area of garden is a good size, laid to lawn and includes a number of specimen trees, shrubs and plants. There are a range of timber outbuildings for storage and the garden extends to one side up to the river bank and enjoys a wonderful aspect over surrounding countryside.


Proceed out of Taunton on the A358 towards Williton and Minehead. At the new roundabout turn left sign posted to Ash Priors. Continue along this road where you will see the common on the right. Take the turning right when you get to the green triangle on the road. Continue straight ahead where Priory Cottage can be found on the left-hand side, identified by a Stags For Sale Board.


Mains water, electricity, private drainage and gas fired central heating.

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