Lower Durston, Taunton, Somerset, TA3

£800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 7
A delightful grade II listed Georgian property providing substantial living accommodation with potential for alternative uses. Large formal gardens, tennis court and adjoining pasture land. In all about 3.7 acres.

Buckland House is believed to have been first established in 1166 and was rebuilt in Georgian times to provide a spacious house to follow this period. The house which is grade II listed is constructed of stone with rendered and colour wash elevations under a slated roof. The house commands an elevated position and enjoys fine views over the surrounding countryside. The accommodation is large and spacious enjoying sash windows and high ceilings as you would expect from a property of this period. The house has many character features namely a secret

tunnel which is believed to link up to the church in North Curry. The house lends itself ideally for occupation by a family or alternatively as a bed and breakfast.

The Annex

Beneath the house are large cellars which are formally servants quarters, half of which have been renovated by the current owners ready for the conversion to an annex or Airbnb, home office, gym or other similar uses (subject to any necessary consent). At present this space comprises a generous bedroom with ensuite shower room, w.c and large living room. Should you want to expand this space the possibility exists to renovate more of the cellars if required.

The property has attractive walled gardens, a grassed tennis court, stable block and an adjoining are two pasture paddocks in total extends to approximately 3.7 acres.

The Quantock Hills, renowned for their beauty, lie within a few miles and provide excellent opportunities for rural pursuits. Buckland House is very well situated in a beautiful rural position on the outskirts of the village of Durston with far reaching views over some of the most beautiful Somerset Countryside. It is conveniently located about 6 miles from the County Town of Taunton and within about 8 miles of the town of Bridgwater. Both towns, and in particular Taunton, provide excellent shopping and schooling facilities. Access to the M5 Motorway at either junctions 24 or 25 is about 5 miles. This gives quick and easy access to the cities of Bristol and Exeter and of course the capital London. There is also a high speed rail service from Taunton to Paddington.

The property is approached over a long tarmacadam driveway which is flanked on either side by attractive post and rail fencing. Formal walled gardens lie to the west of the property which are predominantly lawned with attractive floral borders, paved walk-way and kitchen garden. At the end of the driveway is a car parking and turning area, grass tennis court and stable block. The land associated with Buckland House lies either side of the entrance drive and in total the property comprises of approximately 3.71 acres.

Ground Floor Reception Hall with attractive mahogany floor. Under stairs cupboard and stairs to first floor..

Kitchen8'8" x 19'9" (2.64m x 6.02m). Range of fitted base units with roll top works surfaces over, insert double sink with drainer and mixer tap. Fitted electric hob, four oven oil fired Aga with extractor fan. Fitted dishwasher and door to garden. Windows x 2. Opening through to...

Living Room/Family Room17'5" x 14'2" (5.3m x 4.32m). Dual aspect room with open fire place set in stone surround with timber mantle and storage cupboard.

Rear Hallway With mahogany floor, ceiling cornis and two storage cupboards.

Study12'3" x 18'9" (3.73m x 5.72m). The dual aspect room with walk in cupboard.

Bathroom With panel bath with shower attachment, close cupboard WC and hand wash basin. Window.

Dining Room15'1" x 19'11" (4.6m x 6.07m). With attractive stone fire place, ornate alcove and double french doors to outside with side screen shutters.

Drawing Room14'8" x 20' (4.47m x 6.1m). With stone fireplace and french doors to outside veranda.

First Floor

Landing

Bathroom With panel bath set in tile surround, pedestal and wash basin, low level WC, bedat, window and airing cupbaord.

Bedroom 114'8" x 14'8" (4.47m x 4.47m). A dual aspect room with sash windows, door to ensuite.

Ensuite Free standing roll top bath, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC

Bedroom 215'2" x 13'5" (4.62m x 4.1m). with stone fireplace and sash window

Bedroom 311'2" x 15'8" (3.4m x 4.78m). With fitted wardrobes, access to roof space and window.

Bedroom 411'1" x 17'6" (3.38m x 5.33m). Dual aspect room with hand wash basin

Bedroom 57'1" x 13'3" (2.16m x 4.04m). With sash window.

Bedroom 610'6" x 19'5" (3.2m x 5.92m). Dual aspect room with hand wash basin

Bedroom 716'9" x 7'4" (5.1m x 2.24m). With sash window and access to loft space.

Cellars Which were formally used as servants quarters and now comprise 4 large rooms with potential for various uses.

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