North Street, North Petherton, Bridgwater, TA6

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A fine example of a Victorian home with an abundance of features typical of this period. Converted coach house offering self contained two bedroom annexe. All in gardens and grounds extending to just over 1 acre.


Braeside comes to the market for the first time in three decades and only the second time since its creation in 1882. The property is centred upon a classic and most handsome red brick Victorian home, together with a charming converted coach house and wonderful gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1 acre. The property enjoys an idyllic elevated position on the edge of this popular village and affords breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside towards the coast.


Constructed of attractive red brick and stone faced elevations beneath a tiled roof the house typifies the Victorian era with light and well-proportioned accommodation. The property has been lovingly restored at the hands of the current owners and now offers an exceptionally attractive and well-appointed family home which retains much of its original charm and character. The accommodation benefits from gas fired central heating and its conveniently arranged on two floors, as follows:-


Entrance Hall with original part glazed entrance door and arched fanlight over, beautiful encaustic tiled floor, turning stairs to first floor, doors to the reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room and cellars.

Sitting Room with Italianate style sash windows overlooking the front lawn, original marble and patterned tile 'Adams' fireplace, decorative cornice and ceiling rose.

Dining Room with Italianate style sash windows overlooking the front lawn, original cast iron fireplace with stripped pine surround, decorative cornice and ceiling rose.

Living Room with gas fire, decorative cornice and ceiling rose. Doors open into the orangery and afford glorious views over the surrounding countryside.

Orangery with stunning panoramic views, double glazed roof, stripped pine floor, hatch to original well and French opening onto the rear gardens.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room with quarry tiled floor comprehensive range of traditional pine fronted cupboard and drawer units with tiled work surfaces and space for numerous under counter appliances. Stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink unit with tap. Range of matching wall and dresser cupboards. Deep fireplace recess with inset range cooker. A well-designed dual aspect Garden/Breakfast room extension enjoys the morning sun with French doors opening onto a secluded and enclosed courtyard.

Utility Room with quarry tiled floor. Part glazed stable door to outside, space for a range of appliances including washing machine and tumble dryer, Belfast sink with mixer tap.

Cloakroom with low level WC and wash basin.


Half landing with spectacular etched stained glass window and door to family bathroom.

Family Bathroom with beautiful 'Heritage' floral patterned bathroom suite comprising of a low level WC, wash basin, bidet and bath with shower over.

Landing with stairs to boarded loft space, Italianate style sash window overlooking the front lawn and doors to the four bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 with Italianate style sash windows overlooking the front lawn, fitted wardrobe to recess with cupboard over and feature cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 2 with Italianate style sash windows overlooking the front lawn, fitted wardrobe to recess with cupboard over and feature cast iron fireplace.

Bedroom 3 with feature cast iron fireplace, fitted wardrobe to recess, stripped pine floor and French doors to a walk out balcony boasting fantastic views over the paddock and fields beyond.

Bedroom 4 with sash window to rear affording far reaching views, feature cast iron fireplace, fitted wardrobe to recess and additional fitted triple wardrobe.


Cellars with brick barrel vaulted ceilings, four separate 'chambers' offering extensive storage. One 'chamber' is currently used as a wine cellar ahead of a family wedding at the property, whilst another functions as a workshop.


Loft space which has been boarded out and partially insulated, two Velux skylights offer glorious views to the rear. The current owners had planned to create an en-suite 'annexe' on this floor however this was not completed and the space now serves as excellent storage with easy access. There is of course still great potential (STPP) to create a superb master suite or annexe space.


Constructed of a mixture of brick and stone faced elevations beneath a tiled roof the annexe was converted in the late 1990's from an existing outbuilding and offers excellent self-contained accommodation. The accommodation benefits from gas fired heaters on the ground floor and electric heaters on the first floor. It lends itself well to either secondary accommodation for multi-generational living or as a rental property for long term tenants or holiday lettings.


Entrance Hall with part glazed stable door, stairs to first floor, useful under stairs storage cupboard and doors to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Living Room and Shower Room.

Shower Room equipped with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room with range of fitted cupboards, sink and space for appliances, French doors open onto an enclosed area of garden.

Living Room with French doors opening onto secluded courtyard.


Landing with Velux skylight, WC, airing cupboard and wardrobe.

Bedroom 1 with Velux skylight offering countryside views to the rear, window to side and walk in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 with Velux skylight offering countryside views to the rear.


The property is approached over a tarmacadam gated driveway leading to a gravelled parking area at the side of the house. The front of the property offers a great deal of seclusion and privacy being surrounded by tall border hedging. A large well-tended lawn is found with a summer house and pond along with a range of mature trees and shrubs. The front lawn has in fact played host to large family weddings in previous years.

To the side of the property and beyond the aforementioned gravelled parking area, a tiered lawn can be found which was formerly a productive vegetable garden with a greenhouse situated just beyond. The driveway continues around to the rear of the property and leads to the large garage/workshop with power and light. A timber gate opens into the gently sloping paddock (approx. 0.5 acre) The gardens and grounds extend in total to just over 1 acre.


Braeside is set on the periphery of the village of North Petherton overlooking beautiful Somerset countryside. The property is situated close to the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills, which were England's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits, the surrounding countryside provides superb recreational opportunities.

Taunton, just 8 miles away, has an extensive range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers' market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The Musgrove Park and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent independent and state schools all within driving distance.

Communications are excellent with the M5 motorway within 10 minutes providing links to Exeter, Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to Bristol and London from Taunton, taking as little as 1 ½ hours to London. Exeter International Airport, 40 miles away, provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport. Bristol Airport, approximately 34 miles away, provides an even greater number of international flights and connections.

01278 238148

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