A handsome detached period family home within superb mature gardens and grounds of 1.16 acres. There are 2 holiday/rental cottages with a further det outbuilding offering potential to convert.
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A handsome detached period family home constructed of the distinctive blue Lias stone sits well within superb mature gardens and grounds of 1.16 acres. In addition, there are 2 holiday/rental cottages with a further detached outbuilding offering potential to convert to a third holiday rental or ancillary accommodation to the main house.
• Imposing entrance porch
• Substantial detached family home
• Attractive mature gardens and grounds of 1.16 acres
• Superb views out across meadows and countryside beyond
• 4 Bedrooms (1 ensuite bathroom)
• Family Bathroom
• Bedroom 5 with ensuite shower, sitting room and independent access
• 5 reception rooms
• Fabulous garden room with access out to the terrace
• Handmade bespoke fitted kitchen with separate breakfast /dining area
• Large utility /laundry room with separate cloakroom
• Large Cellar/ basement with shower room
• Beautifully furnished and decorated throughout
• Stunning Open plan kitchen / diner / sitting room
• Full height ceiling with exposed timbers
• Separate utility room
• Attractive original features
• French door opening out to south facing terrace
• Main bedroom with ensuite bathroom
• Dressing room
OCTON COACH HOUSE
• Spacious Kitchen and breakfast / dining area
• Separate sitting room
• Principal Bedroom with built-in wardrobe
• Bedroom two with built-in wardrobe
• Private terrace and garden area
A substantial detached outbuilding offering the potential to create further ancillary accommodation or a further holiday rental property (subject the necessary consents).
Stunning uninterrupted views out across open countryside.
THE AGENT SAYS……..
The property offers superb flexible and versatile accommodation throughout the main house with spacious well-appointed reception rooms enjoying wonderful views across meadows and open countryside beyond. Set within beautiful gardens and grounds of 1.16 acres the current owners have created a fabulous garden offering sun terraces, water features and attractive borders making it a most desirable residence. In addition, they have created 2 stunning holiday rental / staycation cottages which generate a profitable income stream. There is also exciting potential to convert a substantial detached outbuilding to a further holiday cottage or ancillary accommodation to the main house. The property holds a colourful and interesting history and we understand originally built in the 1600s it was one of the gate houses to the country estate owned at that time by the Portman family. It then became a reputed coaching Inn and latterly a private family house.
The property is entered through an imposing ham stone arched porch entrance featuring beautiful original pattern tile flooring which extends through an impressive oak front door into the main reception hall with wooden panelling.
The accommodation is spread over two floors to comprise a very impressive drawing room featuring beautiful oak flooring and skirting, detailed ash wood panelling incorporating two window seats with attractive diamond leaded windows. The main focal feature is a stunning open fireplace with a marble surround and hearth. Pretty leaded church style windows are found either side giving the room wonderful symmetry. The sitting room includes a very attractive bay window detailing diamond leaded windows and affords an abundance of natural light which enjoys easterly views out to the front. An original working fireplace (currently sealed) with a stone hearth is central to the room with original elm flooring. Feature picture rails, high ceilings and attractive decorations complete the room. A well-proportioned dining room is centrally located to the ground floor featuring an original inglenook fireplace detailing brick work set on a large stone hearth with an oak bressummer beam over. An attractive glazed display cupboard is set within full height painted panelling with further display shelving built in around the room. Double doors open into an impressive garden room with an original diamond glazed leaded door at the far end.
The kitchen is spacious and light and is fitted with a comprehensive range of handmade bespoke wall and base painted units. Extensive oak work surfaces and a double ceramic sink offers excellent work space. This is finished with beautiful handmade tiling. A range of integrated appliances include a dishwasher, two Miele inset level ovens and induction hobs which complete the design. This opens into a wonderful breakfast room featuring an attractive bay window and large window seating. A full height dresser runs along the back wall. Space for large American style fridges fits within built in storage cupboards on the other wall. Flooring is quarry tiles. A far door leads into a fully fitted utility and laundry room. A stable door leads out to a south facing terraced area. A separate cloakroom is located at the other end.
A door leads down the stairs to the cellar which includes two rooms with a separate shower room.
The garden room is a recent extension to the house and enjoys an abundance of natural light benefitting from part glazed roof with further overhead Velux windows. There is a range of fitted display cupboards to the far end with French doors opening out to a fabulous stone terrace and water fountain koi pond. Beautiful oak flooring extends into a further sitting area, furnished and designed using sumptuous colours. French doors lead out on either side to the sun terraces. This relaxing space is a perfect family entertaining area. Beyond leads into a small sitting room with independent access. Bedroom 5 is beautifully furnished with rich colours and panelled walling. A feature church style window is featured within the panelling. A luxurious ensuite shower room fitted with a bespoke vanity unit and hand-crafted tiling completes this stunning guest suite.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms. The principal bedroom suite offers a spacious oversized room with a separate dressing area and a door leading into the walk-in wardrobe fitted with a full height range of hanging storage for shoes and clothes. Double doors open into an impressive luxury bathroom including a large walk-in shower, free standing contemporary style bath and bespoke vanity unit incorporating two basins set within a stunning glass tiled top with engineered oak flooring.
Bedroom 2 is fitted with a full range of antique pine full height units. The attractive panelling extends around the room including a window seat set within a panelled diamond glazed window. An attractive feature cast iron fireplace with ornate tiling completes the room.
Bedroom 3 enjoys a dual aspect and includes built in storage. Access into the family bathroom offers a corner shower unit, bath and vanity unit. Bedroom 4 is a further double room with built-in storage.
This stunning one bedroom Cottage offers superb spacious accommodation to include an open plan kitchen /diner fitted with a range of hand painted base units, electric oven with induction hob and attractive oak shelving. Handcrafted tiling completes the look. A utility room is found at the end to include a sink, further workspace and fitted units with space for a dishwasher and washing machine. The sitting area enjoys a light bright space with a feature fireplace (which could house a wood burner) and French doors out to the private sun terrace enjoying a southerly aspect. All finished with attractive polished stone tiling. The main bedroom is spacious with an ensuite bathroom and shower including travertine flooring and attractive surrounding tiles. A wood panel around the bath adds natural character to the design. A spacious dressing room to the far end of the bedroom finished with slate tiling completes the accommodation.
OCTON COACH HOUSE
A very spacious two bedroom guest cottage with a private garden and terraced area offers excellent accommodation to include a fully fitted kitchen with oak flooring and a separate dining area. A very comfortable sitting room with pretty cottage windows. A fitted bathroom with shower is beyond. On the first floor there are two bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. There are a number of original features including exposed timbers and original walling.
The Retreat offers a very exciting opportunity for further development and conversion to create a further holiday / rental cottage to add to the business or as additional ancillary accommodation to the main house or business facility (subject to all the necessary consents). Currently there are three rooms, a box room and a shower room. Patio doors open out to a completely secluded part of the garden and enjoys stunning views across open countryside towards the Quantock Hills beyond. An unfinished terraced area offers a wonderful outside space to enjoy.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Octon Lodge is situated well within established gardens and grounds which surround the property. The current owners have carefully designed the garden to the benefit of the property incorporating fabulous sun terraces with stone paving and raised ornamental ponds including ornate water features. From every side of the main house beautiful terraces can be accessed offering a superb outside entertaining area and BBQ. Beyond the terraces there are a range of established herbaceous borders and stone pathways leading to other interesting parts of the garden. The lawned area extends around to the far end of the grounds and lead to the orchard offering a selection of apple and fruit trees. Attractive ornamental trees and shrubs provide colourful interest and shape. While fully established rose borders provide colour and scent throughout the summer months. A private gravelled drive set back from the formal gardens offers excellent parking for several cars. Finally, the stunning views look out to pretty meadows and open countryside with far reaching views to the open countryside and hills beyond.
Octon Lodge enjoys a delightful situation in a semi-rural location with excellent access to the town centre. The property lies close to the Blackdown Hills, which are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer excellent walking and riding facilities. In addition the property enjoys good access to the popular villages of Corfe, Pitminster and Blagdon Hill, which between them benefit from four Village Pubs, Parish Church and Village Hall. In addition, Lemon Tree and Kings College are within walking distance. Octon Lodge is within the catchment area of Thurlbear Primary School. Taunton, the County Town, provides comprehensive facilities with a good range of shops, excellent schools within both the state and independent sectors, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and M5 motorway interchange.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
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