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Oake, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Guide price £1,500,000

New instruction

5 Beds 4 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: TAU170161

A substantial and particularly handsome country property found at the end of a sweeping tree lined drive, with lake, gardens and substantial outbuildings.

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Spacious Vaulted Reception Hall
  • Drawing Room with Large Fireplace
  • Dining Room
  • Beautifully Fitted Kitchen with AGA
  • Principal En Suite Bedroom with Gallery
  • En Suite Guest Bedroom
  • Three Further Bedrooms
  • Beautifully Tended Gardens with Ornamental Lake and Paddocks In All Approximately 4.29 Acres
  • Substantial Barn providing Garaging and Office/Studio. Cart Shed & Stables

THE PROPERTY

Oake Manor Barn is highly secluded and is found at the end of a long gravelled tree lined drive which opens up to provide ample parking in front of the house. Created from substantial farm buildings the property provides spacious and well proportioned character accommodation with wealth of exposed stone walls, beams and has underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. The property was converted some eighteen years ago with great attention to detail to provide comfortable spacious living with spacious reception rooms including drawing room with triple aspect and large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and French doors out on to the terrace, the dining room for formal entertaining could also provide a second sitting room if so wished and the kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of traditional panel fronted cupboards with granite surfaces and an oil fired AGA set within a fireplace. The galleried landing with high vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork and doors to the guest bedroom with vaulted ceiling and large window overlooking the lake and door to the en suite bathroom with roll top bath, pedestal wash basin, wc and shower. A further bedroom has West facing views walk in cupboards. The principal bedroom with high vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling timbers and staircase up to a galleried study area, staircase to the outside and an en suite bathroom with roll top bath with two wash hand basins, shower and wc. There is a well fitted family bathroom and further bedroom with a double aspect on the first floor. A further staircase leads up to the second floor with a galleried landing with a further bedroom and bathroom. Gardens & Grounds A pillared entrance leads off the country road with handsome drive gates set between brick pillars and tree lined drive leading to the property. The ornamental lake with central island and jetty provides a prominent feature to the property and attracts a great deal of wildlife and is surrounded by a well tended lawned garden. The gardens extend round to the West and bound the deep terrace providing excellent entertaining space. Steps lead up to a higher level of lawn which are edged with post and rail fencing, mature shrubs and ornamental trees. A range of substantial buildings prove ideal for those wishing to work from home or those needing to store vintage cars or similar. A substantial barn provides garaging for at least six to eight cars and was originally built to garage a helicopter, there being a helicopter pad immediately to the front. On the first floor of this building an open galleried studio leads in to a spacious home office. A further former cart house provides storage for the water plant and further storage for garden machinery. There is a summerhouse with French doors with lovely outlooks to the lake and further storage barn providing garaging. Three loose boxes support the two paddocks which lay either side of the drive. A secondary entrance leads into the rear of Oake Manor Barn which does provide right of way for farmer to access his farmland. In all the gardens and grounds amount to 4.29 acres.