Lower Somerton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A detached period home with separate outbuilding and a walled garden, set on the fringes of this popular town. Grade II Listed.


As its name suggests the property was formerly 'The Dower House' to the neighbouring Somerton Court. As a result the Grade II listed property offers the well proportioned accommodation you would expect from from a home with such architectural and historical importance. .

In summary you will find a kitchen with a sunny aspect, large sitting / dining room perfect for entertaining with beautiful original features including the dressed Hamstone fireplace forming the centrepiece of the room, and with French casement doors leading to the flagged terrace. Three spacious and light double bedrooms (Master benefitting from an en-suite) and a family bathroom.

In addition to the main house is a completely separate outbuilding (formerly the garage). It has recently come to light, that the garage conversion and flue for the Aga does not have listed buildings consent. However, the present owner is in the process of obtaining this retrospectively.


The Dower House can be found tucked away through a gated stone archway. Ample gravelled parking and turning areas are provided to the front of the property. The fully enclosed garden, once part of the walled kitchen garden for Somerton Court, creates a private & secluded escape from the busy modern lifestyle, benefitting from a sunny south-west facing aspect. A large level lawn can be found to the side, adjoining an array of perennial flowers and shrubs in the semi-formal raised borders, and containing a number of notable specimen plants. All suggesting a touch of 'The Good Life' and the fantastic rural lifestyle that can be achieved here.


Lower Somerton is located on the rural fringes of Somerton itself, which is reputed to be the ancient capital of Wessex, and set in delightful countryside located close to Street and Castle Cary (main line rail connection to the south-west and London Paddington). Easy access of the A303 linking both the West Country and the M3. The town benefits from good shopping facilities, antiques, Arts Guild, several public houses, a 14th Century church, and recreation field. In addition to local state schooling the area also boasts a very good selection of independent private secondary schools. The surrounding towns collectively offer a good selection of town centre and out-of-town shopping facilities.


Oil-fired central heating (separate systems for house and the Annexe). Mains water, electric and sewerage (separate electric metres for the house and the outbuilding).


From the A303 Podimore Roundabout take the A372 signposted Langport and Somerton. Follow the A372 until you come to the first crossroads, turn right onto the B3151 signposted Somerton and Kingsdon, continue on the B3151 until you come into Somerton. As you come down the hill into Somerton take the first left signposted Lower Somerton. The entrance to The Dower House is through the arch in the high stone wall immediately on your left hand side.

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