A delightful Georgian country house set within formal gardens and grounds including paddocks extending to approximately 3.21 acres is situated in a rural position.
- Swimming Pool
- Semi Detached
- Private Parking
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Rowford Lodge (South) is a very attractive Georgian period country house situated on the edge of the hamlet of Rowford. The property offers a wealth of architectural period features throughout its accommodation, reminiscent of the Georgian era, providing a superb family home. In addition, the property sits well within its formal gardens and grounds of approximately 3.2 acres. Although the property is attached it enjoys the formal façade of the house looking out across its private gardens and grounds with further paddocks beyond.
The property has been in the same ownership for over 36 years. As such, offers a rare and exciting opportunity for purchasers looking for such an imposing property in need of a degree of upgrade and refurbishment in which to put their own stamp on it.
The accommodation includes many original features and enjoys the original formal rooms of the house with full height sash windows, original plaster mouldings, niches and high ceilings.
The accommodation is centred around a very impressive reception hall that is entered through the main porch and doubled glazed doors. This imposing reception room features a stunning original wood turn staircase which sweeps around and up to the first floor. Of particular interest is a stunning original Georgian central ceiling lantern which allows an abundance of natural light into the hall space. The drawing room is an exceptionally well proportioned room enjoying views out across the formal gardens through a full height sash window. Plaster detailing and an open fireplace offers a wonderful entertaining space. Across the hall leads into the formal dining room. Again, this enjoys a full height sash window allowing ample light in and further plaster detailing. A special feature of the room is an ornate beautifully polished wood carved surround fireplace inset with glazed ceramic tile. The kitchen / breakfast room has a comprehensive range of wood wall and base units complete with integrated appliances including a single oven and microwave, ceramic hob and dishwasher. A two-oven oil fired Aga provides additional cooking facilities. The side door leads out the side of the house and steps down to a yard with secondary gated entrance, (not currently in use). Beneath the main staircase a door gives access down into the extensive cellars. This includes spacious stores, separate wine bins with outside access and also houses the main boiler. The previous owners used it as a lounge/games room. Beyond the hall an inner hall leads to a cloakroom and separate office /study with built in storage cupboard offering ample shelved storage.
Following up the main staircase to a split level which leads off to the right to a spacious double bedroom (3) located to the rear of the house with a built in cupboard and pedestal basin. Continuing up the main staircase leads to three large bedrooms. Each of these bedrooms has large sash windows enjoying views out to the front and pedestal basins, whilst Bedroom 1 has a built in cupboard. The family bathroom is located at the end of the landing with a spacious corner linen cupboard.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is approached from the road leading up to a large gravelled drive and turning circle to the front of the house; the centre of which is laid to lawn. Formal borders planted with an abundance of ornamental trees and shrubs including a variety of colourful herbaceous plants and shrub roses provide further colour and interest throughout the growing season. To the left of the front entrance is an original glasshouse featuring two mature grape vines. Further access to the rear of the house is available. Following the main stone steps up to the swimming pool and leisure area (currently securely fenced and gated). This offers a wonderful space including changing facilities and enjoys a southerly aspect. Further steps lead up to a pergola and elevated seating area. The lawns continue beyond opening out to an area filled with mature specimen trees and fruit trees. The main stable block includes two stalls and tack room. A further single stable and storage is adjacent. Access is available into the two post and rail paddocks beyond the grounds, serviced with mains water troughs in both.
A double garage with separate access is located just off the main entrance. This also offer additional parking for several cars. The pool and equipment house can be found to the side.
Rowford Lodge (south) enjoys a delightful 'tucked away' yet convenient location at the foot of the Quantock Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide miles of footpaths and bridleways. Rowford is a small hamlet near to the larger village of Cheddon Fitzpaine which offers a primary school. 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.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating and hot water. Council Tax Band G Taunton Deane
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