Blackwater, Buckland St. Mary, Chard


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A charming detached house with excellent equestrian facilities and grounds extending to approximately 3.5 acres. The property comprises three / four bedrooms, three reception rooms, nine stables and landscaped gardens. EPC Band D.


Penny's Cottage occupies a stunning rural positioning located in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, within the hamlet of Blackwater. The property is close to the village of Buckland St Mary, which offers a range of local facilities including a Parish Church and Primary School. Taunton, the County town provides a far more extensive range of shopping, leisure and recreational facilities. There are an excellent range of both state and independent schools, access to the M5 motorway, A303 and a mainline railway station, all providing links to London and the rest of the country. The property is located in the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with miles of footpaths and bridleways, perfect for those with walking and riding interests. Penny's Cottage is conveniently placed for access to Honiton, Ilminster, Taunton and Chard.


Penny's Cottage is a delightful, four bedroom family home that is beautifully presented throughout and constructed of rendered elevations under a pitched tiled roof. The property has been renovated and extended over the years and now creates a versatile home, set in the heart of the countryside. The property is nestled away and has fantastic equestrian facilities including stables, a turnout yard, horse walker and approximately 3.5 acres of paddocks and grounds.


A glazed door leads into the utility room with coat and hanging space. There are wall and base units to one side with a stainless steel sink / drainer, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. Cloakroom / WC. A door leads into a study with a window to the rear. There is a wonderful kitchen / breakfast room with vaulted oak beams and glazed French doors and windows along one wall leading out to the patio area. This is a fantastic space, perfect for entertaining with a range of fitted shaker style wall and base units, tiled flooring, a three burner Aga, one and a half bowl sink / drainer and space for a dishwasher, oven and fridge / freezer. To one end, is a snug area with a window to the rear, with views over the fields beyond. The dining room is a dual aspect room with oak beams and stairs rising to the first floor. There is access to a further utility room with fitted units, space for a washing machine, sink and a door to the front garden. There is a dual aspect formal sitting room, which is a wonderful sized room, with a feature brick open fireplace. A further door leads too; a snug, again, a dual aspect room with flagstone floors, a brick fireplace with inset wood burning stove with recesses to either side and a door to the front garden.

On the first floor, there is access to the master bedroom suite. The bedroom is dual aspect with a walk-in wardrobe. There is a good sized dressing room / snug with a window to the rear and a further walk-in wardrobe with fitted hanging space. The wet room is fitted with a waterfall shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, heated towel rail with a window to the rear. There are two further double bedrooms with wardrobe and hanging space, bedroom three with a wash hand basin. The family bathroom has a fitted matching suite comprising of a fully tiled shower cubicle, bath, wash hand basin and low level WC.


Penny's Cottage is located in a private position. There is a driveway, which leads to a parking and turning area with ample parking for a number of vehicles. To the side of the property, is a garden that is currently laid to lawn with interspersed flower and shrub borders, an area of patio and a greenhouse.

The property has extensive timber built stable blocks forming a high quality equestrian enterprise. There are nine stables, a turnout yard, one tack room, a covered hay store and a tool shed store room. All stables have electricity, light and power connected. In all, the property has approximately 3.5 acres of grounds. There are two separate enclosures, laid to permanent pasture with stunning countryside views of the hills and beyond, both enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is a Claydon Five Horse walker, available by separate negotiation.


Mains Water, Mains Electricity & Private Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating


Proceed out of Taunton in an easterly direction, through the villages of Staple Fitzpaine and Curland. Eventually you reach a T-junction. Turn right and follow the road for 1/2 a mile and turn left on the bend towards Blackwater. Proceed down the lane where Penny's Cottage driveway can be found on the left hand side.

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