Postcode: BA10 0AZ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryProspect house is a truly glorious example of a superb Georgian country house set in enchanting grounds in the heart of Somerset. Situated on the edge of Bruton, one of Somerset’s most fashionable towns, it offers complete privacy and stands at the end of a driveway that winds its way under a canopy of spectacular mature trees to the entrance of the house. This beautiful family home offers the very best of rural living along with immediate access on foot to all the significant amenities that Bruton offers.
The drive opens onto a gravelled area at the front of the house, overlooked by a magnificent and aged copper beech tree. The front door lies beneath a flourish of wisteria that adorns the front wall of the house and is arrived at via a charming red brick walled garden. Running alongside the West side of the house is a magnificent Marston & Langinger conservatory that allows the afternoon sun to pour into the room making the most of a lovely limestone floor and stunning views to the South. The front hall is pretty and features an elegant staircase that leads to the first floor. Leading from the hall is the kitchen and two charming reception rooms, the drawing room and the dining room. Both are beautifully proportioned with original fireplaces and bay windows with spectacular views to the South. Underfloor heating in the sitting room and elegantly panelled walls in the dining room add a touch of luxury.
The main hall leads to an inner hall and to a comfortable kitchen at the rear of the house. A dual oven Aga warms the room from beneath a pretty mantle and warm limestone floors lie underfoot. The room is light and airy, and a door allows access to an area behind the house. A traditional pantry lies adjacent to the kitchen and is kept cool with fabulous old flagstones on the floor. Also, on the ground floor is a utility room, cloakroom, boot room and larder currently used to store wine.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a family bathroom. Some have traditional fireplaces and all these rooms are beautifully furnished with an air of understated luxury. The bathroom has a classical feel with the bath sitting beneath an ornate fresco adorning a marble surround. A further staircase leads to the second floor where there is a further bedroom and a second bathroom. All the South facing bedrooms have truly stunning views of the Dovecot in Bruton and the rolling Somerset countryside beyond.
The grounds and gardens are simply magnificent. A well-manicured lawn sweeps away to the West of the house towards a hedge housing a gate that leads to the gardens beyond. Elegantly crafted box hedging complements delightful pathways that entice the visitor to further explore these enchanting gardens. To the North is a sizeable paddock that offers the perfect home for a horse, whilst old vines on the hillside afford the opportunity to rejuvenate the vineyard. Along with the fabulous Victorian walled garden to the front of the house is a formal vegetable garden replete with raised beds and a sizeable orchard full of fruit trees enriching the landscape that wends its way down to a boundary of mature trees and shrubs. Stone terraces mingle with statuettes and follies to create a magical environment that is only enhanced by sensational and uninterrupted views of the Somerset countryside - King Alfred’s tower can be seen on the horizon. Prospect House almost certainly lies in one of the finest landscapes in and around Bruton and offers complete privacy and seclusion.
Attractive stone outbuildings include a garage, a good-sized workshop and a store ideal for garden equipment.
Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. It has a very fine old church, Grade 1 listed alms-houses and is home to several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including “Osip”, “At the Chapel” and “The Roth Bar” at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery. The town also has a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, vet, post office, several mini supermarkets, fuel station, numerous independent shops and a train station. Further local attractions include Stourhead House and gardens, The Newt gardens and spa hotel and Babington House.
Good local independent schools include King’s School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls and also the state-owned boarding school - Sexeys. Bruton also has its own primary school and in close proximity are Millfield, Hazelgrove and All Hallows prep school and Downside.
For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within an hour’s drive. The A303 provides a direct route to London via the M3 and there is a mainline rail service from Bruton to London Paddington (approx. 2 hours) and also the new train to Waterloo. Air-ports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Approaching from the East or South side of Bruton you enter the one-way system on the A359, follow the road round past the church and Kings school Bruton and continue to the bottom of the road and the junction – turn right and pass the garage and then turn left signed towards Wyke Champflower and Shepton Mallet. Almost immediately take the first right hand turn into Providence Place and then left into the driveway to Prospect House.
Mains water, Electricity and gas.
Council Tax Band G
South Somerset District Council telephone 01935462462
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- Stunning 5 bed country house
- Set in 3 acres of formal gardens and orchard
- Unrivalled location
- Complete privacy and seclusion
- Grade II listed
- Victorian walled garden and paddocks
- Garaging and extensive parking
- Extensive outbuildings
- Beautiful views of Somerset countryside
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