Copper Hill has been designed to take full advantage of its stunning location, with all the main reception rooms enjoying wonderful views over the gardens and the parish church and to the Quantock hills. It offers light and airy accommodation and all the main reception rooms open directly to the gardens and terrace. The gardens are an undoubted feature of the property, are stocked with an abundance of specimen shrubs and trees, designed to provide colour and interest throughout the year. The property was built in 1972 by well known and respected builders, Stansells and since that time, the property has been cleverly and thoughtfully extended to create a house worthy of this stunning location.
The property comes to the market offered in superb order throughout, offering particularly spacious six bedroom accommodation, with five reception rooms and a beautifully appointed kitchen/family room, very much the 'heart of the house'. The property has gas fired central heating and is double glazed.
In summary, the accommodation provides:
Georgian style double panelled front entrance door with glazed fan light over and period style portico.
Entrance Lobby with tiled floor and small paned, glazed inner door opening to the
Reception Hall with exposed hardwood floor and staircase to first floor.
Inner Hall with cloaks cupboard.
Cloakroom with white suite comprising close coupled wc, pedestal wash hand basin, built in cupboards and book shelving.
Drawing Room, a beautifully light and well proportioned reception room offering stunning views over the garden, the village, church and Quantock hills, double glazed French doors open to the veranda. This room centres upon a fireplace with marble surround and carved wooden mantle piece with inset 'coal effect' gas fire, arched and shelved display recess with cupboards below, double French doors open to the
Garden Room, a wonderful addition to the property affording similar views and with two pairs of double French doors opening to the paved terrace with pergola.
Snug with an excellent range of fitted book shelving.
Kitchen/Family Room, very much the 'heart of the house', divided into Kitchen and Dining Areas with the Dining Area having two walls almost entirely glazed and affording stunning views over the gardens and with double French doors opening to the veranda. A granite breakfast bar provides a divide between the Kitchen and Dining Areas with maple cupboards and drawers below. The remainder of the kitchen is comprehensively fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units, with granite work surfaces and with yellow, two oven gas fired Aga, further built in oven and induction hob over, walk-in shelved china store and further shelved pantry.
Utility Room fitted with base and wall mounted units with roll top work surface with inset single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, built in broom cupboard and excellent under stairs storage cupboard with extensive shelving. From the utility room a door opens through to a
Boot Room/Rear Hall with door to covered way and Cloakroom with white low level suite. From the boot room a door (now sealed) opens to the front driveway providing the potential to convert the following accommodation into a self contained annexe, if so required. The accommodation is currently configured to provide a Play Room/Gym, which has a recess off, which lends itself to provide a kitchenette.
Shower Room with white suite comprising shower enclosure, close coupled wc and vanity basin with cupboards below.
Study, a large triple aspect room affording stunning views over the garden and with French doors opening to the terrace.
Landing with shelved airing cupboard with factory insulated hot water cylinder with immersion heater, further built in cupboard, hatch to loft space with pull down ladder and electric light and part floored.
Master Bedroom with two windows affording stunning views over the gardens and Quantock hills, large walk-in dressing room with extensive shelving, racking and rails.
En-Suite Bathroom/Shower Room, of good proportions with white suite comprising Spa bath, twin vanity basins with cupboards and drawers below and close coupled wc, walk-in shower enclosure with Drench and hand held shower heads.
The remaining bedrooms are described in walking order:
Bedroom 2 with hatch to loft space.
Bedroom 3 a light and airy double aspect room with built in wardrobe and En-Suite Shower Room with white suite comprising corner shower unit, vanity basin and close coupled wc.
Bedroom 4 with built in wardrobes, vanity basin with cupboards and drawers below.
Bedroom 5/Guest Bedroom, another light and airy double aspect room again with similar views and views towards the Blackdown and Brendon Hills.
En-Suite Bathroom/Shower Room with white suite comprising Spa bath, vanity basin with marble surround and cupboards and drawers below, separate shower enclosure, low level wc, shelved cupboard.
Bedroom 6 with built in wardrobes and vanity basin.
Family Bathroom with white suite comprising panelled bath with separate shower unit over, vanity basin with cupboards below and low level wc.
The gardens and grounds are an undoubted feature of the property and have been beautifully landscaped and provide the house with an outstanding setting.
The house is approached over a cattle grid with tarmac driveway, sweeping past the property, leading to a large parking and turning area and to the integral Double Garage. The driveway is flanked by mature specimen trees and shrubs.
Situated on the south side of the property can be found a large terrace with pergola with climbing roses and glorious outlooks over the garden, paddocks and church. Expanses of lawn interspersed with shrubs and trees, leads down to the lake where there are further specimen shrubs and trees. A bridge crosses the stream and a gate provides access into the lower paddock with a stream running through and an orchard with a number of newly planted fruit trees. A gate leads into the main paddock, which extends to about 4 acres and has a small copse. Set in a lower corner of the garden can be found a heated swimming pool with heat exchanger and the pool measures approximately 9 metres x 4.5 metres with surrounding paved terrace. Pool House with filtration system. Further area of garden with two ponds providing a haven for birds and wildlife. Beyond the garden can be found an area of woodland extending to almost 3 acres. A path meanders through the woodland, adjacent to a stream leading upto a small waterfall with daffodils, primroses and bluebells. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 9.7 acres. Please see enclosed plan (for identification purposes only)
Copper Hill occupies probably one of the best positions in this sought after village. It enjoys an attractive elevated setting, standing at the foot of the Quantock hills, overlooking the parish church, located just off the village centre, away from passing traffic, yet within walking distance of all the amenities this thriving community provides. Kingston St Mary is one of the most sought after villages close to Taunton, offering an active community with many local clubs and organisations and amenities to include a highly regarded primary school, pub, village hall, playing field, church and garage. Kingston St Mary is a conservation village and is set on the lower slopes of the Quantock hills, which have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and they provide miles of footpaths and bridleways, ideal for those with walking and riding interests. Indeed, there are many footpaths leading directly from the village. The property offers the dual benefits of an attractive rural outlook, yet is only 4 miles from the centre of Taunton and about 3 miles from the main line railway station. The preparatory school of Kings Hall is less than a mile away and junction 25 of the M5 motorway is also readily accessible. Taunton the county town provides excellent shopping and leisure facilities, with a good range of school, both in the state and independent sector, including Kings and Queens Colleges and Taunton School. Both Bristol and Exeter airports are also readily accessible, providing regular flights to Europe and the USA.
Leave Taunton in a northerly direction along Kingston Road, heading towards Kingston St Mary. On reaching the village proceed past the village green on the right and continue past Kingston Garage on the left. Shortly thereafter, turn right into Lodes Lane. Continue for about 200 yards and the drive into Copper Hill will be found on the right hand side, identified by a cattle grid.