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A most appealing and unique interior designed country house with adjoining cottage annexe, set within beautifully-stocked level gardens. Great attention to detail has been the theme throughout the restoration of Lavender House, which now provides an extremely comfortable and immaculately presented country home. Exquisite decoration, together with well-chosen kitchen, bathroom fittings and furniture all contribute to this property's immense style and charm. The kitchen is particularly attractive, with a large central island cleverly designed over two levels and topped with an extensive Corian work surface. The kitchen also has a four oven programmable electric AGA set within an inglenook fireplace with attractive tiling and has an offset traditional walk-in larder with ample shelves. The dining room has French doors that lead out onto the terrace which is south-facing, enjoys all available sun and provides excellent al fresco entertaining space. A sitting room has a double aspect, an inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and provides a large family room. In addition to the main house, there is an attached three bedroom cottage annexe, also beautifully decorated and presented. Lavender House occupies a peaceful yet convenient setting within a small enclave of properties high on the Blackdown Hills, a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The lane on which the property is found is close to the B3170, providing fast and easy access to a number of notable destinations, which include Taunton, the county town, providing a good shopping centre, excellent independent schools, a sixth-form college and a number of health fitness clubs. Good transport communications include a mainline station with fast trains to London, scheduled to arrive at Paddington within an hour and forty-five minutes on the fast service. Taunton also has an M5 motorway junction (25) providing fast and easy access to Bristol, Exeter and the Midlands. The M5 can also be joined at Junction 26 at Wellington where there is also a Waitrose store and good day-to-day shopping. Wellington also has a well-respected independent school. Both Exeter and Bristol are also within easy reach. This part of the West Country is well-known for its excellent walking and riding countryside, with the Blackdowns, Quantocks and Brendon Hills all being within easy reach. The South Devon coast is also worth mention, including pretty seaside towns such as Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.
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