Postcode: TA11 7EP
Sale Type: For Sale
Merchants house is one of three elegant houses that make up what used to be known as Kingsdon Manor. This magnificent property has been sympathetically restored to create luxurious accommodation over three floors and offers an opportunity to acquire a slice of Georgian splendour in an idyllic village location.
An attractive drive opens to a generous gravelled parking area at the front of the house. A grandiose front door sits beneath a fine neo classical colonnade and opens to spacious hall furnished with beautiful high ceilings framed with ornate and intricate cornicing. Off the hall is a magnificent sitting room featuring two sumptuous bay windows that make the most of stunning views to the East. This is truly a room to entertain in, and in some style. Also off the hall is a well-equipped fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, beautifully crafted Corian work tops and recessed lighting. Original restored shutters border all the magnificent Georgian windows in both these rooms. The ground floor is complete with a cloakroom accessed off the kitchen.
A bespoke and rather fine staircase leads upstairs to a principle bedroom with en-suite bathroom and two further bedrooms along with a family bathroom. A further flight of stairs runs to the second floor and two further bedrooms with en suites and a utility room. All the bedrooms are elegantly proportioned in typical Georgian style and some come with original fireplaces. The bathrooms are luxurious both in terms of space and facilities – high end fixtures and fittings adorn stand-alone bathtubs and walk in double showers. All have sensational views of the Somerset countryside.
At the top of the house is a very spacious attic room accessed by a pull-down steel staircase and measuring approximately 700 sq. ft. This space offers the opportunity for a wide range of uses that might include a potential home for a model railway, a teenage sanctuary or simply a storage repository.
This lovely family home is constructed of mellowed Blue Lias stone and dates back to the early 1700s. In the intervening years, a number of Victorian embellishments are evident and include a seasoned stone balustrade on the top of the house and a pillared colonnade to the front. A pair of exquisite Juliette balconies enrich the East side of the house and overlook an attractive garden, mostly laid to lawn and directly accessible via double doors from the sitting room. A pretty Portuguese laurel hedge separates the area from the neighbours to the left. Beyond the garden is a pathway that leads to a ten-acre park and Kingsdon’s cricket ground. To the front of the house is parking for several cars.
Kingsdon is a small historic village with just over 150 houses that settle in the undulating hills of South Somerset with far reaching views to the east and south. The village lies to the North of the A303 enabling commuting to the west and east and is within only ten minutes drive of the ancient market town of Somerton with its pretty square and useful range of shops. There is no through traffic and a wealth of historic cottages and elegant houses of individual character line the quiet streets. The 13th Century church, traditional old thatched pub, community shop with tearoom, village hall and numerous clubs and activities all add to the unique spirit of this very special place. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within an hour’s drive.
Local schools are excellent and with tertiary education available at Yeovil College and Strode College in Street. Independent schools include Hazelgrove Prep School 7 miles, Millfield School 8 miles, Sherborne School 12 miles and Wells Cathedral School 17 miles.
Transport links are excellent and easy access to the A303 provides a direct route to London via the M3. There is a mainline rail service from Castle Cary to London Paddington (approx. 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo. Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Eu-rope and beyond.
Mains electricity, water and drainage and oil central heating.
South Somerset District Council telephone 01935462462
From the Podimore roundabout on the A303, take the A372 towards Long Sutton, turn right on to the B3151 - take the second right turning and head towards the centre of the village via lodge road. The driveway to Merchants house is approximately 500ms on the right-hand side.
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- Elegant 5 bed period house
- Excellent village location
- Grade II listed
- Over 3000 sq. ft. of accommodation
- Access to extensive communal parkland
- Period features
- Beautiful views of Somerset countryside
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