Sherston Lodge forms a substantial part of an imposing Grade II Listed building believed to have been built in the 19th century by the Earl of Montacute for his daughter on her marriage to the Sheriff of Somerset. It is also believed to have once been the home of General Gordon, killed at the battle of Khartoum. The property has handsome stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof and has been sympathetically restored by the current owners, enhancing the many wonderful period features with high ceilinged and elegant rooms.
The property is approached via iron gates over a gravelled driveway leading to the entrance hall. The reception hall houses a large coats' cupboard with Glo-Worm boiler. Of particular note is the wonderful and elegantly proportioned drawing room with fine stone fireplace, flanked by cupboard with display shelves above, and attractive views over the gardens to the front as well as French doors to the courtyard. The dining room leads off, again with attractive views over the garden and door to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room has an excellent range of bespoke wall and floor units with granite worktops incorporating Neff four ring induction hob, Neff double oven including microwave and a plate warming drawer, Siemens dishwasher, double stainless steel sink with lovely views over the courtyard garden. To compliment the kitchen there is a four oven gas fired Aga with hotplate set in tiled recess. From the kitchen a glazed door leads to the courtyard garden which is a delightful feature of the property being secluded, and ideal for outside dining, and also with a door back to the side hall.
From the reception hall there is a small study area leading to the side hall with cloakroom and utility/wine store. At the far end beyond a utility area is the garden room/playroom with wood-stripped floor and glazed doors to the courtyard garden. It should be noted that these rooms could provide a separate annexe should the purchaser so wish, with its own existing entrance to the front.
An elegant staircase with panelling and in two flights leads to the spacious landing, with the five bedrooms leading off. All of the bedrooms are of a good size with high ceilings and some attractive views over the gardens to the front, and roof top views with wooded areas beyond to the rear. There is a well fitted family bathroom with tiled floor, part tiled walls, panelled bath with Mira Sports overhead shower, WC and heated towel rail. The master bedroom is particularly spacious with a wall of hanging and shelved cupboards with storage above, and a bright ensuite bathroom with fully tiled walls, shelved airing cupboard, panelled bath, shower in large corner cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
Adjacent to the gravelled drive is an area of lawn with deep and well stocked flower and shrub borders with the gardens being enclosed by mainly traditionally built walling, and at the far end a further area behind a bay hedge with fruit trees, greenhouse and adjacent to the double garage which measures approximately 23'5 x 22'10 (7.15m x 6.95m) with roller doors. Alongside the drive is a stone wall, beyond which are useful areas for outside storage such as logs. It should be noted that whilst the property is in the heart of this attractive village, the gardens offer a high degree of privacy and form a delightful setting for this imposing property.