A substantial detached property with expansive gardens in a lovely spot on the edge of this desirable Somerset village.
- Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
THE AGENT SAYS...
Highwoods House is a property for those who love to entertain. It has superbly spacious rooms, including a dining room that comfortably seats 10+ people, a sitting room almost 30ft in length and snooker room with a full size table and walk-up bar. Impressive as the house is, it is the beautifully landscaped gardens, extending to almost an acre, that really make the property. French doors connect the house with the garden, and a covered seating area and timber summerhouse offer opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all weathers - rain wont stop play here! At the front, a large parking area and detached double garage offer great space for the car enthusiast. This wealth of space, inside and out, and its glorious location in the rolling Somerset countryside, give Highwoods House fantastic potential to be your forever family home.
A storm porch protects the studded oak front door which opens into the large entrance hall. Stairs rise to the first floor and to the right is a large dual-aspect study.
Ahead is the kitchen, which at almost 24' long has no shortage of storage and worktop space. There is also a separate walk in pantry, built-in storage cupboard and a small breakfast bar for casual meals. The traditional style units are finished in a rich cream colour with black granite worktops and complimentary neutral wall tiles. There is a large range cooker, built-in microwave and eye level Neff ovens, plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine, and space for a tumble dryer. Off the kitchen is a WC, an external door to the side, and the boiler room, which has double doors out to the rear.
The atmospheric dining room has a regency feel with its rich red and gold colour scheme and warm wood furniture. The dark beamed ceiling adds to the drama and an attractive marble replace with black granite hearth and brass fender complete the period impression. A large bay window looks out over the front of the property and a further large window overlooks the garden to the side.
Originally two rooms, the sitting room is almost 30 in length, with a fully beamed ceiling like the dining room. There is also an attractive stone replace, a huge bay window overlooking the garden and French doors out to a covered outdoor seating area.
Steps lead down from the sitting room to the most unique feature of this property, the snooker room and bar. This superb space accommodates a full size snooker table, seating, storage and a bar with its own counter and stools. The high ceiling, multiple windows and double doors to the garden increase the feeling of space further. This room is great for entertaining but could equally make an excellent studio, home working space, guest accommodation or perhaps an annexe.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The dual-aspect principal bedroom is a fantastic size with a large bay window and fitted storage. There are two further generous doubles, one with a bay window and the other dual aspect, and a smaller double which benets from a washbasin. Both bathrooms have baths and separate showers. The larger of the two is selfcontained whereas the smaller has a separate WC next door. Built-in cupboards offer storage on the landing.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is set well back from the lane with tall ironwork gates opening to the expansive parking area in front of the house, where there also a detached double garage. The lovely private garden wraps around the back and sides of the property and extends to 0.82 acres. The level lawn is dotted with specimen trees, surrounded by borders filled with trees and shrubs, and enclosed by thick hedges. There is a large timber-framed greenhouse to the rear of the property and a timber summerhouse at the far end of the lawn. A covered patio area leads on to a stone path which meanders down the garden, through an attractive rose arch, to a feature sh pond. A further stone path, with herbaceous border alongside, leads down to the summerhouse.
Mains electricity, water and drainage and oil red central heating.
South Somerset District Council Band G
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Current Rating F