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Thornfalcon, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

Offers in excess of £3,000,000


6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: TAU110090

A beautifully restored manor farmhouse, Listed Grade II, with a coach house, traditional barns and a lake all set in about 30 acres of fields and orchards, nestled between the Blackdowns and the Quantock Hills in rural Somerset


  • Six Bedroom Manor Farmhouse (two en suite)
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with AGA
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room And Library
  • Rear Hall , Cloakroom And Scullery with Cold Room,
  • Separate Spacious One Bed Coach House
  • Beautiful Gardens And Land In All About 30.34 Acres
  • Range Of Traditional And Modern Outbuildings, Stables
  • Two Acre Swimming And Conservation Lake


This beautiful old Georgian farmhouse has been the subject of a ten-year restoration programme, where traditional materials and methods have been used throughout. With great attention to detail and sensitivity throughout the work, the house now offers immense charm, character and an atmosphere so rarely found. All set within a listed curtilage the 18th century building of North Curry sand stone, under a roof of thatch, has many enviable features, which have been carefully preserved and together with exquisite decorations provides a wonderful country home. High ceilinged and well-proportioned rooms have original shutters on the leaded light windows and many of the ground floor rooms have window seats. A flagstone hall has panelled doors leading through to good reception rooms, including a drawing room with fireplace with open grate and cupboards to either side and a window overlooking the south facing front garden. A door leads through into the library, which has been well designed with floor to ceiling bookcases and further fireplace with wood burning stove. A generous hall stretches across the rear of the house providing a study area has a log cupboard and a secondary staircase rising to the first floor. There is also a cloakroom. The kitchen is fitted with ''Plain English' cabinets and a large inglenook fireplace with four oven AGA. There is ample room for a large dining table. The dining room is found off the kitchen, has hand painted walls and panelling and a large Inglenook fireplace with Clear View woodburning stove. An enclosed staircase leads to a spacious double bedroom, having an en-suite bathroom. A scullery is found off the rear entrance, having an original well and water pump, with an inglenook fireplace, a bread oven and a boiling copper. There is also a walk-in refrigerated cold room. The galleried landing has a window overlooking the south facing gardens and leads to generous size bedrooms, including a dressing room/nursery/office with a range of built-in cupboards, which leads through to the principal bedroom with fireplace and steps down to an en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, pedestal wash basins and a recessed shower and wc . Two further guest bedrooms are found from the main landing, one being particularly attractive and has a window overlooking the pond and orchard. A lower landing has a range of built-in cupboards, staircase down to the rear hall and a door to the family bathroom, also having a roll top bath, wc, a shower and an old washstand with two round wash basins with lights over. A door from the lower landing leads to an inner staircase, leading up to a second-floor landing with a box room, providing excellent storage, a bathroom with wc, wash hand basin and panelled bath. There is a linen cupboard and two characterful bedrooms, with exposed original Elm floorboards and limed roof timbers. The Coach House, which lies across the drive from the main house, has a kitchen/dining room with steps up to a particularly attractive double height studio/living room, with large north facing windows providing ample light and open fully leading onto a terrace. A staircase leads up to a gallery workspace/office and a large double bedroom and en suite bathroom. The Coach House is heated by a ground source heat pump providing hot water and underfloor heating.