Classical 18th Century attached Grade ll Listed country house with a detached studio/home office, enchanting walled gardens, a paddock and stabling approaching 2 acres, situated within countryside.
- Semi Detached
The West Wing occupies a substantial part of Huntworth House. This exceptionally charming Grade ll Listed 18th Century country house retains many of the original features synonymous with the Georgian era providing elegant accommodation which is laid out over three floors. The West Wing has earlier origins which were remodelled around 1830. The property is beautifully presented throughout and has been upgraded by the current owners to offer superb family accommodation. An enchanting walled garden follows through to the kitchen garden with a wonderful summerhouse which we understand was constructed out of the materials from the original Huntworth House. (Sadly, this was demolished in 1828). Stunning stone mullion windows together with a fireplace and coat of arms were used in its construction creating a historical garden retreat. Beyond is a paddock with two entrances and a substantial stable block including a hay barn, two loose boxes and a tack/feed store.
The accommodation includes an entrance hall with original flag stone flooring, an alcove and exposed beams leading into the drawing room. This well-appointed room with a wonderful full height bay window and French doors opening out to the front allows abundance of natural light in. A feature fireplace with an ornate mantel and slate surround houses a wood/multi burning stove.
The main kitchen has been recently re-fitted with a Robert Charles custom made kitchen with comprehensive range of contemporary style painted wall and base units providing superb storage. These are complimented with a stunning pale green granite worksurface which extends across to include a separate workstation. A double Belfast sink includes an on tap boiling water. A range of integrated appliances include a fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A professional range oven completes the kitchen arrangement. The rear lobby with a cloak/boot storage leads out to the garden and sun terrace. A utility room with a range of fully fitted units and washing machine/dryer space provides additional storage. A separate cloakroom is to the side.
The formal dining room enjoys a triple aspect allowing an abundance of natural light in. This very spacious room features an inglenook brick surround fireplace housing a wood burning stove. A polished wood block floor and two built-in china cupboards completes this room.
Following the attractive main staircase up to a quarter stair, featuring an ornate built in display cabinet, with display shelving and glazed doors. The principal bedroom is an impressive size and enjoys three windows with seats looking out to the gardens and open countryside beyond. A larger window with seating looks to the front. Built in wardrobe storage is to the side. Across the landing (with linen cupboard) is a guest bedroom with two windows and seating looking to the front. A family bathroom includes a full suite with shower and a small dressing area beyond.
The second floor has two further exceptionally spacious bedrooms with elevated views and very large family bathroom and loft access.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is approached via a gravelled drive into a parking and turning area. Access to the side leads into a paddock. A substantial detached garage/studio/home office offers excellent ancillary accommodation with a variety of uses. To the side is a gated entrance leading into the walled gardens. Immediately to the side is a very useful storage area housing the oil tank and log store. The main gardens are a true delight and have been beautifully designed to include stunning herbaceous borders and lavender beds. A wide variety of climbing plants and interesting shrubs line the old garden walls providing an abundance of colour and interest in addition to creating a degree of privacy and seclusion. Continue along a central path to an ornamental feature pond. Lawned areas either side continue through an impressive rose arch leading to a wrought iron gate into an enchanting kitchen garden. This magical space is filled with an abundance of shrub roses and cut flowers. A central seating area leads to a stunning period summerhouse. Built out of original stone and brick with a pan tile roof this exceptionally pretty building was created from the original materials of the 16th Century Huntworth House. Inside it offers further ancillary uses such as an art studio or entertaining room and includes a wood burning stove. Beyond the gated access leads into a paddock, in all extending to just under 2 acres in total. This also incorporates a stable complex (Jon Williams Stables) with a hay barn (1110 x 115), 2 loose boxes (116 x 112 each) and a tack/feed room (116 x 711) and a garden store.
The West Wing of Huntworth House occupies a convenient location within Bridgwater and the M5. The village of North Petherton offers good local amenities, including a Church, Primary School, Hotel, Inns, Shops and Garage. Taunton, the County Town, provides comprehensive facilities with a good range of shops, leisure and scholastic facilities. Main line rail link to London (Paddington). The M5 motorway can be joined at J25 or J24.
SERVICES & LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating and water. Private drainage, shared with four properties located on neighbours land. Sedgemoor District Council, Council Tax Band F
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