Culverhead West is a handsome Edwardian attached house, forming part of a country house, which we understand was originally built for the Hancock family in 1908 and exhibits many features of the period. The current owners have skilfully and sympathetically remodelled and refurbished the accommodation, to create a well presented, versatile family home, with accommodation laid out over three floors. The property enjoys a stunning drawing room with wonderful views across the gardens to the valley beyond and has a handsome feature fireplace. On the ground floor there is a delightful kitchen and dining room with Esse range, whilst the property benefits from gas fired heating. On the first floor there are two bedrooms and there are a further two bedrooms to be found on the second floor.
The property is set in beautifully landscaped gardens enjoying a high degree of privacy, in a plot extending to approximately ¾ acre.
The accommodation comprises:
Entrance Lobby, tiled floor and door to
Entrance Hall with stairs to first floor, wood floor, door to veranda, door with steps down to cellars
Utility with built in units, gas fired boiler, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, two windows
Sitting Room with ornamental fireplace, wood floor and window
Kitchen with a range of fitted units with slate work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, twin Belfast sinks, built in dishwasher, window, wood floor, two archways leading through to
Dining Room with Esse gas fired range, stairs to first floor providing understairs cupboard, French doors to veranda and gardens, wood floor and door to
Games Room with low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and door to
Storage Room with door to the veranda and gardens
Landing, wood floor and steps up to
Rear Landing with stairs to second floor and second staircase down to the ground floor
Drawing Room with triple aspect windows overlooking the gardens, handsome wood fireplace with inset canopy, tall ceilings with cornice and picture rail, wood floor, access to boarded loft space
Study with tiled floor, triple aspect windows with stunning views across the gardens, further door to gardens
Bedroom with window with views, door to Jack and Jill bathroom, fitted bookshelves, picture rail
Bedroom with dual aspect windows, corner wash basin, built in bedroom furniture, ornate fireplace
Bathroom with Jack and Jill access to Bedroom One, cast iron roll top claw foot bath, wood floor, corner shower, low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, window with views
Landing with window, steps up to
Main Landing with door to
Bedroom with window
Bedroom with window and ornate fireplace
The property is approached over a shared driveway giving access to a parking area suitable for vehicles. The property is accessed through a wrought iron gate into a delightful gardens which sweep around to the side and rear of the property. The garden is laid principally to lawn with well stocked beds and mature shrubs and trees. There are delightful views to be enjoyed across the valley over open fields and the gardens have a good orientation and high degree of privacy. There is a generous sized lawned area, which we understand was a former tennis court and is perfect for recreational pursuits, with steps leading down to a lower lawned area, with raised planters and vegetables. There is an enclosed fowl area and a small copse and a high stone wall at the far end, with a covered lean-to providing a storage area.
Culverhead West is situated on the fringes of the town of Wiveliscombe, which offers a range of day to day amenities, including doctors' and dentists' surgeries, veterinary clinic, primary and secondary schools, shops, inns and garage. There is a selection of sports facilities, including a recreational ground with tennis, cricket and rugby clubs and an open air swimming pool is situated nearby. The property is surrounded by delightful countryside, within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and the Brendon and Quantock Hills. 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 along Staplegrove Road and at the Crosskeys Inn continue on the B3227 towards Milverton. On the outskirts of Milverton take the right hand turn at the roundabout signposted to Wiveliscombe. Proceed into Wiveliscombe, go straight over the first roundabout and again at the traffic lights onto the Bampton Road. The rugby club will be seen shortly on the left hand and immediately on the entrance to the club is a lodge house.
The entrance to Culverhead West is the next entrance off the road on the left hand side. Proceed up the drive and park on the gravelled area facing and enter the property through the wrought iron gate and up the steps.