Hele, Taunton


Built in 1926, Fort House was substantially extended and improved in 2000 to produce a house described by its architect as 'at last worthy of its unique situation'. All the main rooms have uninterrupted country views to the South over its 1.85 acres of grounds yet it is just 3 miles from Taunton and less than 10 minutes from Junction 26 of the M5. The accommodation comprises entrance hall, study with inset woodburner, drawing room with open fire and porch to terrace, dining room (used as snug) with woodburner, double doors to kitchen/dining room with Aga, separate electric oven and hob and doors to front and side terraces, walk in larder, office, utility room with oil-fired central heating boiler and cloakroom. To the first floor is the main guest bedroom, inner landing with extensive under-eaves storage, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, second dressing room with airing cupboard, three further bedrooms and two fully equipped shower rooms Within the excellent sized grounds is the sun terrace, a delightful woodland area and extensive lawns plus double car port and ample driveway parking. There is also a range of storage sheds, stable, store and wood store and a useful outside WC. There is also additional vehicular access to the garden. Choosing to raise their children in the country, the current owner ran a consultancy practice from his home study, took the fast train to Paddington (2 hours), flew around Europe from Bristol Airport and long-haul from Heathrow (2 ¼ hours). Bristol and Exeter are within easy daily commuting range by car and/or train. There are highly-rated state primary and secondary schools close by, with private schools at Wellington, Queens, Kings and Taunton School. Musgrove Park Hospital is within 3 miles. Hele sits above the village of Bradford-on-Tone and between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills, with spectacular outdoor opportunities. There is a fine golf course 3 miles away at Oake.

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