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The Summerhouse is a most unique Grade II* Listed building principally timber framed.
The property was designed in 1872, originally as a dedicated Billiards Room to The Laurels, now 86, 88 and 90 Staplegrove Road.
The property was initially graded in 1975 on account of four painted glass roundels, 'probably' by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and was skilfully and sympathetically renovated in 2013/14 using traditional materials and techniques. Attention to detail and sympathy with the providence of the building is exemplary, with rendering and plastering in lime and decorated with natural finishes, including limewash, clay paint and distempers and this has been carefully combined with very well appointed fittings, including a Maya solid surface kitchen and breakfast bar and Bosch integrated fittings. The bathrooms are appointed to a similarly high standard and include a cast iron slipper bath and polished Crema Marfil tiles in the bathroom and Travertine tiles in the wetroom. The property benefits from slimline double glazed windows to the front elevation and the gas fired central heating fuels reclaimed cast iron radiators, four of which, we understand, came from Clement Attlee's home in Oxfordshire. We understand that the first telephone in Taunton was installed between The Laurels and the Billiards Room.
The property is situated in delightful low maintenance gardens, enjoying a good orientation and there is a single car parking space.
The property is approached through an entrance door into a Reception Hall with stairs to first floor providing an understairs cupboard and door to
Dressing Area with window and arrow slit window, door to
En-Suite with cast iron slipper bath with Lefroy Brooks Taps and shower mixer, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, polished Crema Marfil tiles, heated towel rail
Master Bedroom with dual aspect windows including arrow slit window and doorway to
Small Bedroom/Nursery with window and door to Wetroom with Travertine tiles walls and floor, waterfall shower, low level w.c., wash basin, heated towel rail
Landing/Study Area with exposed floorboards, dual aspect windows and door to
Large open plan Sitting/Dining/Kitchen Area with vaulted timber-clad ceiling and beautiful lantern roof (originally designed to provide light to the billiards table beneath) with leaded light windows, four Sir Edward Burne-Jones painted glass roundels, cast iron radiators, original painted frieze, mainly original pine floor, dual aspect windows, fitted units with Maya solid surface kitchen and breakfast bar, Blanco Baby Master tap, j-pull handles, Bosch integrated fridge, freezer and slimline dishwasher, Gorenge induction hob and oven.
Bedroom with vaulted timber-clad ceiling, exposed floorboards, cast iron radiator, window, painted freize, door to
Cloakroom with low level w.c., wash basin, heated towel rail, automatic light.
The property enjoys a delightful "tucked away" location in the corner of the cul de sac in well enclosed low maintenance gardens laid to gravel and ideal for outside dining/seating.
Adjoining the property is a utility/boiler room with gas fired boiler, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, two windows and there is a single car parking space.
There are four integrated outbuildings on the ground floor over which the owners of 86 Staplegrove Road have a historic right of 'free use and enjoyment'.
From Taunton town centre proceed along Staplegrove Road and just after the sharp right hand bend, at the traffic lights turn right into White Willow Gardens. Proceed for a short distance and take a right hand turn into a small parking area and the property will be found just beyond.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Taunton Hammet Street office
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