6 bedroom village house for sale
COSSINGTON. Glastonbury and Street 7 miles, Taunton 14 miles, M5 4 miles, Bristol 30 miles
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- Wonderfully positioned next to the Church in this quiet village.
- Tremendous charm and character.
- The major part of an old Manor
- Generous, extensive but very liveable accommodation
- Splendid gardens
- Swimming pool
- Tennis court
COSSINGTON, SOMERSET TA7 8JR
Glastonbury and Street 7 miles, Taunton 14 miles, M5 4 miles, Bristol 30 miles
The major part of a village Manor with very pleasing accommodation, absolutely delightful gardens and an idyllic and picturesque position alongside the village church.
The elegant house includes a splendid reception hall, 2/3 principal reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen, domestic offices, principal bedroom with luxurious en suite bathroom, 4/5 additional bedrooms, family sitting /living room and 3 additional bathrooms.
Landscaped gardens, outbuildings, swimming pool and tennis court.
N.B. An adjacent wing, under different ownership is currently available for sale.
About the area
Cossington is a traditional village with a primary school, pub and village hall. It lies between the towns of Bridgwater and Street (bus services to each) and the M5 motorway, (junction 23), is less than 4 miles with good access north to Bristol & south to Taunton & the remainder of the West Country. Taunton has main line rail connections to London. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Millfield at Glastonbury and Street.
Cossington predates 1066 and was later probably part of the estates of Glastonbury Abbey. The exact origin of the Manor is not known but it certainly has a long and varied history and at one time was home to the Brent family who gave their name to the nearby landmark of Brent Knoll.
The house retains a handsome Stucco façade with many period details including elaborate weatherboarding, small paned windows, decorative plaster moulding and a castellated front entrance. Internally there is a magnificent galleried entrance hall with a stone staircase with wrought iron balustrades, excellent carpentry, beautiful plasterworks with ornate coving and central ceiling roses and working window shutters.
A panelled front door opens into the ENTRANCE PORCH with a tiled floor and glazed panelled double doors into the RECEPTION HALL with a tiled floor, splendid stone staircase with wrought iron balustrades and mahogany hand rail, and a fireplace with side alcoves with fitted cupboards. DRAWING ROOM a light room with floor to ceiling French windows with original shutters, gothic style pelmet and views to the church. SITTING ROOM with a fireplace with a brass surround and canopy, French windows to the gardens, alcoves with cupboards and shelving and French doors into the CONSERVATORY being double-glazed with a pitched ceiling, French doors to the garden and a KITCHENETTE with fitted cupboards and sink unit. UTILITY ROOM with sink unit, cupboards, plumbing facilities, oil fired central heating boiler and STORE containing the oil tank. INNER HALL with cloak and store cupboards. CLOAKROOM with hand basin and wc. KITCHEN with Benton individually designed and traditionally hand built bespoke fitted units with ranges of floor and wall cupboards, a central island unit, twin bowl sink unit plus an additional preparation sink. Fitted appliances include a dishwasher, American fridge, electric Smeg cooker range with extractor and a Smeg steam oven. INNER HALL approached from the drawing room and kitchen and with the secondary staircase.
FIRST FLOOR. GALLERIED LANDING with French windows. PRINCIPAL BEDROOM with wall lights and extensive range of fitted wardrobes and an exceptional EN SUITE BATHROOM again bespoke fittings by Benton Furniture and incorporating a cubicle with a steam shower, wc, bidet and a Jacuzzi bath. Generous well fitted storage facilities including ironing facility and trouser press. INNER HALL with DRESSING ROOM and SHOWER ROOM with tiling, hand basin, large shower and wc. LIBRARY/BEDROOM splendid as a reception room or bedroom with a large bay window, fireplace with marble slips and hearth and fitted bookshelves along two walls. BEDROOM OR SEWING ROOM with fitted wardrobe and cupboards. SECOND FLOOR. LANDING. BATHROOM with tiling, hand basin, bath and wc. BEDROOM with built in wardrobe and cupboards. STOREROOM. FAMILY ROOM a large living area ideal for many purposes and leading through to a BEDROOM with fitted wardrobes and an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, hand basin and wc. BEDROOM with fitted wardrobes.
An impressive entrance drive with stone pillars leads to the house which stands beside the ancient church of St. Mary of the Virgin which is believed to date back to the 12th century.
The carriage drive (partly shared by the adjoining house) leads to a turning circle immediately in front of the conservatory. It is flanked by a lawn with mature trees with well-stocked shrub borders and is bounded by the church to the south. The front of the house is adorned with mature roses and a deep paved terrace. The drive continues past the house and leads to the most delightful gardens, which must be viewed, to be fully appreciated.
The gardens have been planned, landscaped and maintained to exceptional standards and include terraces, lawns, herbaceous borders, flowerbeds and well-clipped hedges. One feature is a rose covered arbor built in the memory of the late Roger Elliot (the well known astrologer). One area of the garden includes a paved terrace, surrounded by a backdrop of woven living willow and beloved by travelling Shakespeare companies.
The garden in turn leads along gravelled paths flanked by rockeries and ponds to the SWIMMING POOL set in a large paved terrace being totally private and well sheltered with an adjacent timber PAVILION which includes a CLOAKROOM with wc and hand basin, SHOWER ROOM and CHANGING CUBICLE. The pavilion also has a bar servery with sink unit and fridge. Close by is an octagonal stone POOL HOUSE which houses the pool filtering system and provides storage for pool items.
Just beyond the pool is a HARD TENNIS COURT and to the sides run a VEGETABLE GARDEN with raised beds, espaliered fruit trees and cages for soft fruit.
Within the gardens is a GARAGE/STORE, RECYCLING AREA and GREENHOUSE.
The sale of the property includes the fitted carpets, light fittings, curtains and blinds and pool servicing equipment. Other items are available by negotiation.
The Manor has used by the present owners as an important part of the village and has been the setting for annual concerts and other events for which it is admirably suited.
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property