Dudmoor House is a fine Grade II listed Hamstone house
under a slate/tiled roof. The property dates back to 1711 andhas an inherent charm and character that one associates with a country dwelling and enjoys a secluded position on the edge of the village. The current owners have over the years enhanced the property including a new roof to the main house and most recently the addition of a two bedroom detached annexe adjacent to the main house creating a wonderful property for relatives or potentially a holiday let.
On the ground floor a bright entrance hall gives access to the two principle reception rooms, an inner hall beyond, and a staircase rising to the first floor. The large kitchen/dining room is triple aspect with central Hamstone fireplace, housing a wood-burning stove, views towards the church and overlooking the garden. It is fitted with wooden base units, electric Aga, space for further appliances, exposed beams and stone wall. Also at the front of the property is the lounge, which has wood burning stove, exposed beams, mullion window giving views out to the gardens and door into the conservatory, which offers scope for extension (please note current owners have planning permission to extend). From here double doors open into the
second sitting room with exposed wall and views to the front. To the rear of the main hall is a utility room and WC with space for appliances, fitted units and a well with feature safety glass cover and original working pump outside.
On the first floor are five good-sized bedrooms. The master has exposed beams and the original fireplace, with a door leading into a further two rooms which could make a lovely dressing area/en-suite subject to necessary consents. The bathroom has recently been re-fitted with a contemporary bathroom suite comprising of a freestanding bath, concealed WC and wash hand basin with unit below, along with exposed floorboards and fitted window shutters. A new separate shower room has a power shower, fitted units with wash hand basin and concealed WC.
From one of the bedrooms there is a staircase to the attic which is fully boarded with two windows, and has current planning permission for conversion into two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The Annexe is built of Hamstone elevations with wooden
cladding under a tiled roof and converted approximately ten
years ago. It offers a wonderful space for dependent relatives or equally could be used a holiday let. The accommodation is laid out over one level with an entrance hall and WC with wash hand basin and fitted units. The kitchen breakfast room is fitted with cream shaker style units with integral electric eye level double oven, hob and dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. The sitting/dining room has a central fireplace with electric stove, vaulted ceiling and double doors out to the front, the inner hall provides access to two bedrooms and the bathroom with bath, WC, power shower and wash hand basin. There is access to good, floored loft space.
There are two driveways to Dudmoor House, one directly
behind the property which is currently not in use but could be access to the annexe. The main driveway was put in by the current owners and accessed from the lane via a timber five bar gate. The driveway leads to a spacious oak built double carport and large garage/workshop which has power and light connections and loft storage space.
The gardens have been beautifully landscaped and offer
complete privacy with pleached hornbeams along the driveway, an ancient pear tree, mulberry tree, hazelnut and beech tree. There is a productive vegetable garden with an array of fruit bushes. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a range of flower borders, shrub borders and feature ponds.
Beyond the garden over a small footbridge is a perfect set up for someone with horses or equally a small holding. It includes a recently constructed stable block which has power, light and water connected and includes two loose boxes, tack room and hay store, as well as an enclosed yard and small turn out paddock. From here, a gate opens into the main paddock which is completely enclosed by fencing and mature hedging extending to circa two acres, with gated access to the road and array of fruit and a variety of other trees.
Kingsbury Episcopi is a popular village with pub, community
centre, shop and a recreational ground. There are an excellent range of shops and businesses in nearby Martock, South Petherton and Langport. The A303 is within easy reach and the regional towns of Yeovil and Taunton are almost equidistance and both have mainline rail links. The property also lies within the catchment area for Huish Episcopi academy and sixth form centre and there are many public schools within easy reach.
From the A303 Podimore roundabout proceed in a Westerley direction for approximately five miles turning off signposted to Ash. Continue through the village of Ash, through the traffic lights and the village of Coat, turning next right to Kingsbury Episcopi. Follow this road into the
village and Dudmoor House is the first property on the left hand side before you reach the junction in the middle of the village.
Main House - Main water, electricity, drainage,
night storage heating and electric AGA.
Annexe - Mains water, electricity, drainage and oil
fired central heating.
South Somerset District Council
Council Tax Bands:
Main Property - Band F
Annexe - Band A