8 bedroom detached house for saleLower Town, Montacute, Somerset, TA15
Under Offer £1,600,000
- 8 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Private Parking
A fine Grade II listed late Georgian house with ancillary accommodation set in delightful grounds in a beautiful Somerset village
The property is a former vicarage built in 1828 for one of the younger sons of the Phelips family of Montacute House, who was the parish vicar at the time. Built of dressed Ham stone elevations under a Welsh slate roof, the house is an elegant, small country house typical of the period and has retained many of its original features, including sash windows, window shutters, fine fireplaces and flagstone floors. Approached up a flight of stone steps flanked by wrought iron railings, the front door opens onto the entrance hall with doors off to the sitting room, dining room and study, all of which overlook the garden. In addition there is a large laundry room, cloakroom and kitchen/breakfast room, which has a tiled floor, beamed ceiling, and range of painted timber wall and floor-mounted units under polished black granite work surfaces with gas and electric cooking appliances.
A further door leads to a small library with a connecting door through to the annexe. Immediately outside the kitchen is a flagged courtyard with a larder and storage room. On the first floor of the house off the principal landing there are four bedrooms and the family bathroom. A secondary landing leads to the guest bedroom with en suite bathroom, the shower room and a further connecting door through to the annexe. At the rear of the house is a self-contained 2 storey, 3 bedroom annexe.
A303 1¾ miles. Yeovil 5¾ miles (London Waterloo 2¼ hours). Castle Cary 16 miles (London Paddington 1½ hours). Taunton/M5 20 miles (Distances and times approximate)
Montacute is a pretty, thriving village in the lee of the famous Montacute House (now owned by The National Trust) with a square at its centre surrounded by picturesque stone cottages. It has a parish church, village hall, 2 public houses, hotel, garage and village shop/post office.
There is a Church of England primary school in the village with five alternatives within a five mile radius and local secondary schools at Stanchester Academy (½ mile) and Huish Episcopi Academy (10 miles). Nearby private schools include Hazlegrove, Sherborne Prep School, Sherborne Schools, Taunton Schools, Millfield and Perrott Hill amongst others.
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