PEPPERS, STATHE, BRIDGWATER, TA7 0JJ
Taunton 9 miles, Street 10 miles, Glastonbury 12 miles, Bristol 39 miles, Exeter 40 miles.
A substantial and totally refurbished four bedroom family home with a two bedroom annexe and timber clad studio in a beautiful rural countryside location, close to the market town of Langport.
Peppers has been vastly improved and extended by the current owners to provide contemporary accommodation including an open plan kitchen/dining/living room, sitting room, snug, utility, cloakroom, master bedroom suite plus three further double bedrooms, one en-suite, and a family bathroom.
Outside there are expansive gardens and grounds totalling around 0.75 acres. There is secure, gated parking for many vehicles, a triple carport with loft conversion above plus a double garage. Also within the grounds are a two-bedroom annexe and a striking timber clad studio - both offering a world of possibilities. In addition there are several other useful outbuildings and lovely rural views in all directions.
About the area
Peppers is located in the small rural hamlet of Stathe on the Somerset Levels. Stathe is exceptionally quiet being situated well away from busy roads, surrounded in countryside with wonderful walks along the River Parrett within touching distance.
Approximately 1 mile away is the village of Burrowbridge - famous for the prominent and ancient earthwork of Burrow Mump which is now owned by the National Trust with it’s 18th century ruins visible at its summit. Also in the village of Burrowbridge is The King Alfred Inn which is well known for good food. The nearest Primary Schools are in Stoke St-Gregory and North Curry respectively.
In the opposite direction is the market town of Langport, an historic town alongside the River Parrett which was the Roman accessway to Avalon and Wessex and also later to the invading Danes. It was also the site of an important battle in the Civil War. It's now an idyllic small Somerset town which has changed little over the years which gives it great charm and character. Individual shops remain without large chain outlets other than the useful Tescos. It also has very pleasant and popular cafe/restaurants alongside the river much used by walkers and nowadays cyclists as well as the local townspeople.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and is accessible with many footpaths and bridleways. It is also ideal for cycling with its small lanes and little traffic (see Somerset Cycle Route).
Taunton, Street and Glastonbury are all within an easy commutable distance and offer a wide range of amenities including Clarks Village in Street and Orchard shopping centre in Taunton both providing a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes. The M5 is also a short drive away giving easy access to Bristol, Exeter and London (via the M4.) In Taunton there is a mainline railway to London and many other destinations.
Peppers was purchased by the current owners in 2012 and since then has undergone extensive improvements which include a large extension on the southern side of the property, an oak framed porch, and high specification replacement windows. High quality materials have been used throughout including engineered oak floorboards and solid oak internal doors. In addition the entire property has been re-rendered with monocouche (K-Rend) render which means there will be no need for re-painting the property for the foreseeable future.
Under the oak porch is the main door which opens directly into the kitchen/dining/living room. This is a spectacular living space with light pouring in through floor to ceiling glass windows and doors in the south western aspect of the room. The glass doors slide open, allowing easy access out onto the adjoining seating terrace, perfect for a BBQ during the summer months. The room enjoys sublime views over the brook which forms the southern boundary to the fields beyond. Internally there is underfloor heating and a roaring wood burning stove which both make this the ideal room in which to watch the seasons go by. Within the kitchen area there are plenty of units with a mixture of granite and oak worktops and integral appliances including Neff ovens, a dishwasher and wine cooler plus space for an American style fridge freezer. In addition there is a breakfast bar, exposed brickwork adding a touch of character and also worthy of note is the superb full height larder cupboard which provides vast amounts of extra food storage space.
Off the kitchen is the utility room where there is additional storage, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier plus another door leading back out to the parking area. Leading of the utility is the cloakroom.
The sitting room and snug continue on from one another both enjoying french doors leading out and a pretty aspect of the garden. The sitting room also has a wood-burning stove which makes this the perfect room to cosy up in during the colder winter months.
An inner hall connects the main living rooms of the house with a door also leading out to the front porch. Within the hall is a fabulous bespoke oak staircase with LED step lights and glass balustrade, and beneath the stairs is a handmade wine rack also made of oak.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms, the family bathroom and an airing cupboard. The master bedroom enjoys the best views of all and also benefits from a walk in wardrobe/dressing room and en-suite shower room. The guest bedroom, like the master bedroom, also has a well appointed shower room plus built in wardrobes. The family bathroom has been fitted to an exceptionally good standard with a free standing bath, separate shower, w/c and basin set into a vanity cabinet. The two further bedrooms are both doubles and have built in wardrobes and stunning countryside views.
Approached from the lane, the house is set back behind high hedgerows and a large set of wooden electric gates which offer excellent security and privacy. Through the gates is a large gravelled parking in front of the carport and garaging. The carport is of an oak framed construction with two open bays and one further bay with lockable doors. A staircase leads up to a fantastic loft conversion above the carport which is fitted out with insulation, carpets, Velux windows and also has scope to put a shower room in if desired. Next to the carport is a separate double garage and behind are further outbuildings which are currently used as a workshop and lawn-mower lock up.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a good variety of mature trees and shrubs within and well established mixed hedgerows along the northern, eastern and western boundaries. The garden adjoins a small brook, beyond which are fields and open countryside. The south facing aspect means the garden makes the most of the sunshine and sunsets are perfectly captured within the view. The gardens and grounds total approximately 0.75 acres which is ample if a buyer desires pets, chickens, vegetable patches and more.
There is a two bedroom cottage nestled in the garden which has also been subject to the refurbishments notably a new open plan kitchen & living room with marble worktops and a wood burning stove and two double bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms.
Also within the grounds and away from the house is the attractive timber clad studio. Again the possibilities are far reaching and this space could provide a gym, home office, ancillary accommodation or income potential. There are two comfortable rooms within the studio including a kitchen area and shower room. It’s unsurprising that the studio also has large glass windows and a beautiful countryside aspect.
Services and additional notes
Oil central heating. Private drainage. Mains water and electricity. Solar panels on the roof also provide electricity and added annual income to the property. In addition to the electric gates further security is ensured by the CCTV system which can be linked to a phone or computer for ease of use.
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