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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Huish House, Kilmersdon, Somerset
- 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
- 5 Reception Rooms
- External Guest Accommodation
- Coach House, Garaging, Barns
- Lake, Gardens, Approx 42 acres
Huish House is a secluded country house on its own land backing onto two farms, providing fantastic rural views over its own valley and farmland and is ideally located for all forms of country pursuits such as shooting, fishing and hunting. In the grounds there is an abundance of wildlife including Deer, Hares, Bird Life including Game Birds & Owls. Day-to-day requirements can be met at the nearby towns of Frome and Radstock, with Bath offering extensive leisure, cultural and educational facilities. The property neighbours the fine park and woodland of the Ammerdown Estate and Babington House, the luxury country club. It is also close to the historic village of Mells and the award winning 14th Century Talbot Inn. Bristol Airport is easily accessible and Heathrow Airport can be reached by the M4 and is about 80 miles away. London is easily accessible via British Rail from Bath Spa station, with journey times to London Paddington taking approximately 86 minutes. There are an excellent selection of schools, including nearby Downside and Marlborough, St Marys Calne, Dauntseys, Monkton Combe, Stonar and Millfield School.
Huish House is an appealing country house, built around 1850 of local Bath stone elevations under slate roof. Sitting in an idyllic and secluded location Huish House overlooks its own gardens, pond and lake, in an elevated position, with rolling pasture land beyond. The property is approached by an attractive ΒΌ mile tree-lined drive crossing its own fields and paddocks with rural views either side, which passes by the coach house and leads to a parking area to the front of the house with courtyard to the rear. The house has recently been subject to an extensive refurbishment of the highest standards, even further enhancing the exceptional quality of Huish House. The accommodation comprises well proportioned and elegant reception rooms, suitably arranged for entertaining, with an array of period features including paved stone flooring and beaded panelling. High ceilings, hardwood floors and sash windows give the rooms enormous character which are warmed with underfloor heating throughout.
One of the rooms to have benefited from the refurbishment is the superbly appointed open plan kitchen / family room. Extending outwards by approximately 30 feet and with a custom kitchen specially designed by Chalon, it really is a key feature and is very family orientated. The kitchen section is dominated by a hugely impressive island with a thick Teak worktop and a breakfast bar to one end. The surrounding units are made of painted wood and topped with a smart work surface of Zimbabwean Granite with the floor made of polished Limestone paving. Built within the units are a large Range cooker, a large American style fridge / freezer, dishwashers, wine cooler and a wall mounted coffee machine. The superb family room section has the same stone floor as the kitchen and is complete with a Jetmaster fireplace with a stone surround. A pair of French windows lead out to the southerly facing terrace.
Another room which is of note is the 37 foot long drawing room with three sets of floor to ceiling sash windows which provide a stunning outlook to the views to the front of the house. Centrally within the room is a Jetmaster fireplace set within a stone surround. On the ground floor there are a further 2 rooms worth mentioning, one is the Library with a fitted David Linley book case, and an additional study or playroom.
An attractive staircase ascends from the reception hall to the first floor landing, leading the principal bedroom wing. This wing consists a large principal bedroom, two dressing rooms and an adjoining bathroom. There are a further 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite). All the bedrooms benefit from delightful views over the gardens and grounds. A superb wine cellar is reached via stone stairs from the reception hall. Situated off a spur of the main drive is the coach house, which was recently constructed to replace derelict farm buildings. Oak framed and with weatherboard elevations under a clay tile roof the coach house is ideal for use as offices, for staff or seasonal holiday lets. On the ground floor there are a further 2 rooms which could be ideally used as a study and playroom. On the first floor there is a large bedroom with a dressing room / further bedroom and an adjoining bathroom. Next to the coach house is a building of similar materials which consists 4 double garages and 2 double car ports which were designed with the ability to convert to loose boxes if needed.
To the south of the main house is the garden cottage, formerly a stable and storage barn. This has been converted to a high standard and now consists an open-plan bedroom and sitting room with an adjoining bathroom. To the rear of the property is a secure cobbled courtyard enclosed by a high stone wall with a smart new oak framed wood store. Exterior steps provide covered access to the cellar from the courtyard. Nearby there is an additional double garage. On the southerly aspect there is a superb terrace with ample space for 'al fresco' dining. On the easterly border a set of stone steps lead up to a raised eating area which gives superb panoramic views of the surrounding farmland. Beyond the terrace is a large area laid to lawn and a fruit garden surrounded by a shallow stone wall. At the bottom of the garden is a natural spring that flows into a feeder pond that drops into a very attractive lake which is surrounded by weeping willows. To the front of the house and sitting beneath the flat lawn is a walled orchard with a selection of cooking and edible fruit trees. The remainder of the land is made up of a number of fields and paddocks with piped water to troughs, as well as mature woodland which means that there is a wide variety of wildlife. At the bottom of the valley, and largely out of view, is a disused raised railway line that has been cleverly converted into a foot and cycle path. A large portion of the estate perimeter to the west has been enclosed with a 2 metre high palisade fence with the original intent to create a deer park.
The accommodation is shown in further detail by the floor plans enclosed within the e-brochure.
From Bath proceed south onto A367 and continue, bypassing Peasedown St. John. Shortly after the bypass take the left turning signposted for Shoscombe. Follow this country lane for approximately 2 miles into the valley and up the other side. At the cross roads, with the A362 continue straight
over and follow the lane until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and continue, taking the first left fork. The access to Huish House is found shortly after on the left hand side and is clearly sign posted.