Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LB | Property for sale | Savills
5,897 sq ft(547.85 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000(€2,958,035)

Cheddon FitzpaineTaunton, Somerset, TA2 8LB

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Regency style house, immaculately finished throughout
  • Separate guest or staff cottage and a fine selection of outbuildings
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool in sheltered walled garden
  • Immaculate gardens and grounds with a stream and far-reaching rural views
  • Immaculate walled kitchen garden with greenhouse
  • Ground source heat pump and solar panels with RHI income of about £12,000 pa.
  • In all about 2.92 acres

An immaculate Regency house, with separate guest cottage, set in beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds at the foothills of the Quantocks AONB.

About this property

  • Cheddon Corner dates from the early 19th Century and has been meticulously restored and modernised by the present owners in recent years, to create an spacious and comfortable family home, with a versatile layout suitable for entertaining on a grand scale. With accommodation over three floors, the main house extends to about 5,897 sq ft. It is understood that the property once belonged to the Portman Estate, originally built for the estate manager of the nearby Hestercombe House.

    The ground floor accommodation comprises a fine selection of reception rooms and an exquisite kitchen, with glazed breakfast room area leading onto a balcony overlooking the gardens. There is also a utility room/laundry, boot room and WC on this level. On the lower ground floor, there is a studio/gym two further reception rooms, two bedrooms (1 en suite), a bathroom, wine cellar and a kitchen. With independent access, this area could be self-contained if required.

    The first floor comprises five double bedrooms (2 ensuite) and a family bathroom. The spectacular principal suite has a wood burner, dressing area and en suite bathroom. In addition to the accommodation in the main house, there is a separate guest/staff cottage, which could generate an income through holiday lets if required.

    Outside, the house is approached via electric gates, which lead to a substantial driveway in front of the house, and on past the side of the house to a courtyard with selection of traditional outbuildings providing garaging, storage and workshop space, beyond which is a walled garden with heated outdoor swimming pool.

    There is also a walled kitchen garden, with a series of paths separating a variety of cut flower and rose beds, fruit trees, vegetable plots, a central water fountain. There is a greenhouse with potting shed and store running along the south facing wall. To the south and east of the house and buildings, there are extensive level lawns, an orchard and impressive selection of mature trees and herbaceous borders. A small stream runs along the property's north eastern boundary.

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Exquisitely finished throughout, this generous family home has everything you could need, all set within beautiful and private surroundings.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated within the small hamlet of Upper Cheddon, in a delightful and unspoilt area of West Somerset, enjoying views towards land belonging to the Hestercombe Gardens Trust, and surrounding area to the foothills of the Quantock Hills AONB.
  • A short distance to the north is the sought after village of Kingston St. Mary, which has church, village hall and popular public house. The county town of Taunton, about 2 miles to the south, and home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground, has an excellent range of shopping and schooling facilities, including Taunton School, Kings and Queens Colleges, and Kings Hall Prep school, a short distance from the property.
  • West Somerset and particularly the Taunton area has an excellent selection of independent schools within easy reach, including Wellington, Blundell's at Tiverton, Millfield, Hazelgrove and Sherborne. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills offer excellent walking, cycling and riding.
  • Communication links to the area are excellent, with the A303 and M5 Motorway network providing quick links to Exeter in the west and Bristol and the Midlands to the north. Taunton has a mainline rail station to London Paddington in less than two hours, whilst Bristol and Exeter International Airports have regular flights to UK and International destinations.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage. Ground source heat pump and solar panels, with RHI payments of about £12,400 pa. Broadband connected.
  • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills or their joint agents.
  • FIXTURES & FITINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
  • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
  • Directions: Directions (TA2 8LB): Travelling from Taunton, proceed towards Kingston St. Mary. Upon reaching the village, turn right at Mill Cross, signposted to Upper Cheddon. Follow this lane for about 0.5 miles, bearing right at a grass triangle. Cheddon Corner will be found on the left-hand-side after a further 0.5 miles approx, with the driveway being approached via a pair of electric gates. Distances: Taunton town centre about 2 miles. M5 (Junction 27) about 2 miles, Exeter about 38 miles, Bristol about 45 miles. Fast trains from Taunton Station to London Paddington in about 1hrs 30 mins.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H