Copse Hill is a modern and flexible family home set in nearly 3 acres in a rural setting and very close to Taunton. It has fantastic views and is on the edge of the sought after village of West Hatch. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a secluded rural residence with land that is also only a mile away from key transport links.
The property is in an unspoilt rural location, offering riding, cycling and walking opportunities direct from its ‘own doorstep’ as well as in the surrounding area and South to the Blackdown Hills. The Farmers Arms country pub is a brisk walk away, very Somerset and with a destination dining menu.
This location is hidden away, yet benefits from very easy access onto the A358 leading to J25 of the M5 or East/West onto the A303. It is only 6 miles from central Taunton, offers an easy back route to Crewkerne railway station (direct to Waterloo) and is 35 minutes from Exeter airport.
The local primary school at Thurlbear is charming with consistently good Ofsted outcomes and is walkable for the motivated. School buses to senior schools pick up village children at the top of Church Lane. Broadband is good here, accommodating wfh.
The property stands in in the middle of about 2/3 acres comprising gardens, field with cow shed and stream, paddock with road access, orchard and young deciduous bluebell wood (demarcated by a solid line on map). There is the opportunity to purchase an additional 4.2 acre field adjoining the property and with road access and mains water by separate negotiation (shown by dots and abutting St Andrew’s Church on map) The present owner rents this out to Shetland ponies.
This is a very flexible property; Ground floor accommodation leading off from the boot room away from the main accommodation would easily adapt to be a self-contained annex or small business premises. Additionally, subject to planning permission, there is opportunity to develop the long standing cow shed. The property has a detached triple garage block with a further store and driveway parking and turning for about 7 cars.
The main accommodation was built in the early '60s and is a tardis with large square rooms and lots of light. The stunning view of the Church comes right into this property on its East side and the large windows in every room bring in verdant views and close up wildlife from all angles.
The lounge is split level, has patio doors, triple aspect windows and a contemporary Danish wood burner mounted on the wall with a vertical door that also allows it to be used as an open fire. The dining room leads down into the lounge area; again it has patio doors out to the garden and a further wood/coal burner that is dual sided into the hallway.
Whilst the property has a stunning galleried hallway/landing currently used as a library, the present owner uses the boot room as the main access to the house. It also serves as a utility/laundry and holding area for the spaniels. The boot room leads into comprehensively fitted modern kitchen with built in appliances.
The ground floor also offers 2 double bedrooms (one currently used as an office) and both adjoining a magnificent bathroom.
The first floor offers a further three very generous double bedrooms and a family shower room.
Hallway : 13’2” x 10’10” (4.01 x 3.30m)
Kitchen : 19’4” x 10’1” (5.89 x 3.07m)
Lounge : 20’10” x 15’6” (6.35m x 4.72m)
Dining Room : 15’5” x 11’5” (4.70 x 3.48m)
Main Bedroom : 13’9” x 11’4” (4.19 x 3.45m)
Bedroom : 15’10 x 10’6” (4.82 x 3.20m) – used as an office
Bathroom : 12’10” x 11’4” (3.91 x 3.45m)
First Floor landing : 20’0” x 8’0” (6.09 x 2.44m)
FF Bedroom : 19’2” x 9’11” (5.84 x 3.02m)
FF Bedroom : 19’9” x 11’6” (6.02 x 3.50m)
FF Bedroom : 15’3” x 10’0” (4.64 x 3.05m)
Ground Floor Annex Area
Boot Room : 11’11” x 11’6” (3.63 x 3.50m)
Inner hallway : 10’112 x 5’5” (3.32 x 1.65m)
Open Plan Area : 18’5” x 13’9” (5.61 x 4.19m)
Owner’s romantic note for those who dream of the countryside
This property has been a much loved family home.
It is paradise; peaceful, quiet and all about being outside. The orchard is planted with apples, pears, plums, crab, walnut and wild daffodils and wood aenome. The deciduous wood is young and planted with Silver Birch, Rowan, Maple, London Plane and bluebells.
The garden hosts deer, rabbits, stoats, hedgehogs, slow-worms, toads, bats. You can sit and count home the crows in the evening as they pass overhead. You can listen to the call of the buzzards on the wind. You can see the vixen and her cubs sunbathing on the hill from your kitchen window. You can enjoy the birds who choose to return here to nest and raise their chicks every Spring; swallows, robins, wrens, woodpeckers, a pair of green woodpeckers, great tits.
The sky is big here; the clouds move over the lounge windows, the moon lights up the lounge at night, there is no light pollution; the stars are bright.
If you’re inclined, you can bathe with the windows open and let gentle breeze and downy snowflake drift onto you.
Driving home down the lane at night you will see badgers and barn owls. This is working countryside; the Church bells ring out on a Sunday morning, the hounds are exercised down Church Lane, step over your own stile to walk in fields of barley or corn, the sheep birth lambs early in the year, Summer sees the hay made.
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