Five-bed house with bungalow annexe, more than an acre and business potential

Five-bed house with bungalow annexe, more than an acre and business potential

The Taunton branch of Gibbins Richards is excited to showcase an attractive, detached house with five bedrooms as well as a light commercial building and the option for additional living space, all set in around 1.3 acres of grounds near the village of Burlescombe, around 11 miles equidistant from both Taunton and Tiverton.


With tremendous scope and massive flexibility, Keepers Lodge is a near-unique property with potential and opportunities aplenty for its new owner.


Sitting at the end of a no-through country lane close to the M5 motorway, Keepers Lodge has ample parking and turning space for several vehicles. The main house is detached, bright and capacious. A large entrance conservatory leads inside to the entrance hall with an attractive turning staircase and doors to a cloakroom, shower room and pantry cupboard, the 24’ sitting/dining room featuring a log burner and exposed beams, and a second sitting room, also with a log burner. There is a second staircase in the large kitchen/breakfast room, which is fitted with white cabinetry offering masses of storage space, and then a rear porch leads to a laundry room, utility room and stores.


On the first floor are five double bedrooms and the family bathroom. The fifth bedroom is currently utilised as the dressing room to the master bedroom, which also comes with its own ensuite bathroom, and the fourth bedroom has an ensuite shower room.


Keepers Lodge also includes a detached single-storey building, potentially a bungalow annexe with an entrance hall, two possible bedrooms, a shower room and a large open plan kitchen/sitting room. This building does not currently have full permission for residential use, but could become an ideal home for parents, grown-up children or for use as an AirBnB, subject to the necessary consents.


The grounds extend to around 1.3 acres and are split into many different areas. There are multiple lawns and planted spaces as well as a courtyard and pond, the driveway, carport and two summerhouses.


Sitting at the top of the garden is a large 80’ single storey light commercial building, which the current owners use for their family business – a successful and very busy canine day care centre. Permission has been granted to change the bungalow building into kennel accommodation for six dogs, and plans approved to create a separate cattery facility.


Nick Girone-Maddocks, director of Gibbins Richards, said: “With its scope, flexibility and potential, Keepers Lodge is a rare find that would suit many different buyers looking for many different things. I love the idea of expanding the current business – according to Statista, pet ownership in the UK has soared since pre-Covid levels (2019/20) with the number of dogs rising from around 9 to 13 million, and the number of cats increasing from around 7.5 million to 12 million, so the demand for day care must have risen too.


“Having said that, the property and its grounds could easily be adapted to perfectly execute any number of potential uses, whether purely residential or mixed residential/commercial use. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone looking for something a bit different, for something with scope, to view it asap.”


For further information or to make a viewing appointment, pop into Gibbins Richards in Taunton, Wellington or Bridgwater, or call the Taunton office on 01823 332828. To browse property for sale across the South West, visit Gibbins Richards or the Experts in Property.


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