Poples Cottage enjoys a delightful situation at the foot of the Quantock Hills and we understand was formerly the estate manager's cottage for the Bower Manor Estate and originally dates from the 1500's. It was substantially extended and refurbished during the Victorian era. The current owners have been in residence since 1999 and during their period of ownership have skilfully and sympathetically improved and extended the property to create a beautifully presented, versatile family home, with a delightful combination of traditional character features and well appointed modern amenities. The property enjoys a wonderful outlook and vista over the surrounding countryside, with 360 degree views and enjoys tremendous privacy and seclusion, whilst being a short distance from village amenities, including a public house, primary school and championship golf course.
In addition to the main accommodation there is a separate cottage known as The Cotte. It offers two bedroom, self catering accommodation, which has been successfully let by the current owners to provide an annual income.
Poples Cottage is situated in delightful gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1.8 acres and there is an equestrian amenity with loose boxes, tack room, in addition to a detached double open fronted garage in local stone.
The main accommodation comprises:
Glazed and panelled entrance door to
Entrance Porch with tiled floor and oak door to
Reception Hall with tiled floor
Cloakroom with low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, window and tiled floor
Sitting Room with feature fireplace with hamstone pillars and incorporating a woodburning stove, window with window seat to the front elevation, stairs to the first floor providing understairs cupboard, two radiators, window to rear, exposed beams and archway to
Family Room with window to the front elevation, French doors to rear garden and terrace, fireplace, three radiators
Dining Room with handsome inglenook fireplace with flagstone hearth incorporating woodburning stove and bread oven, radiator, window providing window seat to front elevation, exposed beams
Kitchen with a range of fitted units providing work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall mounted cupboards, built in oven, hob and hood, twin Belfast sinks, built in fridge, slate floor, window with views, twin oven Rayburn also provides central heating and hot water, walk in pantry. Archway to
Breakfast Room with window with views, slate floor, radiator, archway to
Utility with a range of fitted units, built in dishwasher, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, tumble drier, single drainer sink unit, oak stable door to garden, window with plantation shutters
Landing with window and linen cupboard
Bedroom 1 with window to the front and rear with views across open countryside, two radiators, Victorian cast iron fireplace and door to
Dressing Room with fitted wardrobes with storage, radiator, window with open views to the front elevation
Shower Room with well appointed modern fitted suite with corner shower cubicle, low level w.c., wash basin, heated towel rail, tiled floor and window
Bedroom 2 with radiator, window with views to the side elevation
Bedroom 3 with radiator, window with views to the front elevation
Bedroom 4 with radiator, window with views to the front elevation
Rear Landing with airing cupboard, radiator and window
Bedroom 5 with radiator, window with views
Family Bathroom. Beautifully appointed with freestanding roll top claw foot bath with views through an arch window (with plantation shutters) across the surrounding countryside, generous sized shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c. and tiled floor, radiator and heated towel rail
Entrance Lobby with tiled floor, door to 'L' shaped
Sitting/Dining room with two radiators, dual aspect windows and door to store containing separate oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water
Kitchen with a range of units providing work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall mounted cupboards, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, dual aspect windows, tiled floor, built in oven, hob and hood, door to
Rear Hall with stairs to first floor, tiled floor, window, radiator, door to garden and
Shower Room with shower, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, window, radiator and tiled floor
Bedroom 1 with radiator, window and built in wardrobe
Bedroom 2 with radiator, window, eaves storage cupboard
Bathroom with panelled bath, low level w.c., wash basin with cupboards under, radiator and tiled floor
The Cotte has its own secluded garden and patio.
The property is approached over a long sweeping driveway which is flanked on both sides by open fields and leads to a generous gravelled parking/turning area giving access to a double open fronted garage with secure storage, power and light. There are equestrian facilities providing two loose boxes and tack room and gravelled yard area giving access into the paddock.
The delightfully landscaped gardens are laid to generous lawned areas with flowers, shrubs and open views and a range of fruit trees including apples trees, fig, greengage and Victoria plum. There is a substantial terrace to the rear of the property suitable for outside dining/seating, delightful summerhouse, concealed garden shed and oil tank.
Poples Cottage occupies a stunning village outskirts location and a wonderful lifestyle opportunity and is situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways ideal for those with walking, cycling and equestrian interests. The village of Enmore offers good local facilities and amenities, including well regarded primary school, fine parish church dating from the 12th Century, public house and well known championship golf course. Enmore is approximately 4 miles distant from Bridgwater which offers good shopping facilities and local trains to Bristol and Taunton. On the outskirts of the town can be found Junctions 23 and 24 of the M5 Motorway. Taunton, the County Town, provides a comprehensive range of recreational, scholastic and shopping facilities as well as a main line railway station and M5 Motorway interchange.
Leave Taunton in a northerly direction passing through the village of Kingston St Mary. On cresting Buncombe Hill bear right signposted to Enmore and Bridgwater. Continue past the Travellers' Rest on the left hand side and continue on this road into Enmore. Proceed through the village passing the primary school on the left hand side, the Tynte public house on the right hand side and Enmore Golf Course and on reaching the Enmore Inn on the right, continue past and take the right hand turning over a cattle grid with an adjoining farm gate. Go over the grid, down the drive and the property will be found.