Kingsbury Episcopi 6 Acres

£995,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
In an idyllic village location is this stunning well-proportioned 6 bedroomed period farmhouse dating back to the mid 19th Century, fully renovated by the present owners to combine classic proportions and features with a contemporary high specification interior, within well-established mature gardens, grounds and paddock extending in all to 6 Acres together with a range of delightful outbuildings.

Bladon House is approached via a private drive leading through the gardens to the rear of the property and parking for numerous vehicles. The main gardens are stocked with an abundance of shrubs and trees of horticultural interest from David Austin roses, hellibores and Japanese wineberry to mulberry, damson and several varieties of cooking, cider and eating apples. There is also a charming spring-fed carriage pond with floating duckhouse.

The main house accommodation comprises entrance hall with the original flagstone floor, formal drawing room with working Victorian marble fireplace and dual aspect windows, kitchen/breakfast room fully fitted with electric Aga with side companion, central island with OKA lights over and built in oven below, bespoke Quantum fitted units and composite worktops, walk-in pantry and larder. The kitchen leads to the magnificent architect designed 34 (10.4m) South facing garden room with impressive rooflight, reclaimed flagstone floor, wet underfloor heating and bifold doors overlooking the main terrace and gardens. The kitchen also leads to the dining room with dual aspect windows and on to the rear hall and snug/boot room with woodburner and laundry room beside the back door, all with relaid original flagstone floors.

The staircase rises to the landing and master bedroom with dressing area, fitted storage and dual aspect windows, 4 further good sized bedrooms, bedroom 6 or nursery, Jack and Jill bathroom with separate shower and second bathroom with separate shower. The large baths are cast iron and both beautifully re-enamelled.

A second staircase leads from the landing to the fully boarded main loft, which spans the full length of the house and has potential for conversion subject to the necessary permissions. As part of the extensive renovation, almost all the windows in the main house have been replaced with bespoke double glazed units.

Bladon House is approached via a private drive leading through the gardens to the rear of the property and parking for numerous vehicles. The main gardens are stocked with an abundance of shrubs and trees of horticultural interest from David Austin roses, hellebores and Japanese wineberry to mulberry, damson and several varieties of cooking, cider and eating apples. There is also a charming spring-fed carriage pond with floating duckhouse and delightful woodland.

The outbuildings include a superb two storey former cider barn with open garaging, 3 bespoke loose boxes, custom-built angled yard and tack room, with large loft over housing the original cider press to one end. In addition is the large former barrel barn with power, providing great potential as an entertaining area or annexe. Beyond the main garden is the 4 Acre paddock with divisible field shelter.

Kingsbury Episcopi is an active village community with St Andrew s Church, The Wyndham Arms, community centre, shop and cafe, primary school and the annual May Festival. A range of excellent independent schools lie within a convenient distance of Bladon House including Perrott Hill School Kings Bruton, Sexey s School, Millfield, Hazelgrove and Sherborne and to the West, Kings and Queens Colleges, Taunton and Wellington Schools.

Taunton is readily accessible with a wide range of shopping facilities, schools and County Cricket Ground and Yeovil, about 9 miles away, offers an array of shops, bars and restaurants.

Travel connections from Taunton are convenient with the main line station for trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours and excellent road links for the M5 motorway at Junction 25.

For rural pursuits, the Brendon, Blackdown and Quantock Hills lie within easy reach and further West, Exmoor National Park provides excellent walking, riding and cycling. Also closely located is Burrow Hill Cider Farm in addition to a number of National Trust properties.

Entrance hall

Drawing room

5.89m x 4.80m (19'4 x 15'9)

Kitchen/breakfast room

5.97m x 3.94m (19'7 x 12'11)

Garden room

10.39m x 4.27m (34'1 x 14')

Dining room

6.10m x 4.27m (20' x 14')

Snug/boot room

4.88m x 4.24m (16' x 13'11)

Laundry room

Cloakroom

Master bedroom

5.99m x 4.72m (19'8 x 15'6)

Bedroom 2

4.27m x 3.35m (14' x 11')

Bedroom 3

3.91m x 2.97m (12'10 x 9'9)

Bedroom 4

3.78m x 2.79m (12'5 x 9'2)

Bedroom 5

2.79m x 2.64m (9'2 x 8'8)

Bedroom 6 or Nursery

2.44m x 2.29m (8' x 7'6)

Jack and Jill bathroom

Bathroom

Open garaging

9.63m x 5.38m (31'7 x 17'8)

Bay

6.45m x 3.96m (21'2 x 13')

Tack room

3.96m x 3.66m (13' x 12')

Loose box 1

3.66m x 3.05m (12' x 10')

Loose box 2

3.66m x 3.05m (12' x 10')

Loose box 3

3.66m x 3.66m (12' x 12')

Cider barn loft 1

9.45m x 6.10m (31' x 20')

Cider barn loft 2

9.45m x 6.10m (31' x 20')

Woodstore

5.79m x 2.69m (19' x 8'10)

Mower shed

4.57m x 2.44m (15' x 8')

Greenhouse

4.57m x 3.84m (15' x 12'7)

Barn

11.28m x 6.71m (37' x 22')

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Robert Cooney

Corporation Street, Taunton

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