Farms and Land for Sale

Ganges Hill, Fivehead

26 Mar 2014

Chesterton Humberts - Taunton
Address of property to sell:
Duck House, Ganges Hill, Fivehead, Taunton
Acres: 3.17
Telephone: 01823 331234
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Duck House, formally the village vicarage, is believed to date from the early 1900's and offers well proportioned and elegant accommodation which has been designed to take full advantage of the wonderful setting with all the main reception rooms facing south, overlooking the garden and with views over the surrounding countryside. It is beautifully presented and exhibits many wonderful period features typical of its age including excellent carpentry with moulded skirting boards and architraves, together with panelled doors, sash windows and many of the original fireplaces. The main reception rooms have excellent ceiling heights of about 9'6 and with large windows they are particularly light and airy. The current owners have substantially extended and improved the property during their time of occupation and have added a superb family/garden room with large windows on two aspects and opening directly to the south facing terrace. Adjacent to this room is an en-suite shower room and the garage and subject to any necessary consents, the potential exists to create a self contained annexe if so required. The kitchen/family room is very much the heart of the house with the kitchen being comprehensively fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units incorporating a cream two oven LP gas fired Aga. The kitchen also includes a shelved larder and pine dresser. The Drawing Room and Dining Room are separated by folding doors which can be opened to provide a large entertaining space. Also on the ground floor can be found the Morning Room/Study. On the first floor is a Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom (recently refitted) together with two further Double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom also having a white coloured suite. The bedrooms on this floor also have good ceiling heights of about 9'. On the second floor can be found two Double Bedrooms and a further family bathroom with white suite. The property has LP Gas fired central heating.

Please note: the photographs were taken in 2010 and since that time solar PV panels have been added to the property.
The gardens are very much a feature of the property and provide a wonderful setting for the house and afford it a high level of privacy and seclusion. The property is approached from the lane over a gravelled driveway with parking and turning area and giving access to the attached double garage. The driveway is flanked by well stocked flower and shrub borders, together with a small copse. There is also a further detached timber framed Garage 18'6 x 11'3 with attached Studio/Hobbies Room 11'3 x 6'7 both with power and light connected. The majority of the gardens lie on the south side of the property and accordingly enjoy a wonderful sunny aspect and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Immediately to the rear of the property can be found a paved terrace with inset pond and the south elevation of the house is enhanced by a mature Magnolia and Wisteria. The gardens are predominantly lawned and are bounded and interspersed by flower and shrub borders extensively stocked with many interesting specimen plants designed to provide colour and interest throughout the year. The garden also includes a kitchen garden area with raised beds and soft fruits, together with two aluminium framed Greenhouses. To the north of the property can be found a field which extends to about 2 acres. In all, the grounds extend to about 3.17 acres