8 bedroom manor house for sale

Culmhead, Taunton, Somerset

Guide Price £1,375,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A Victorian Mansion dating from the 1850's and at that time sat in some 500 acres . Culmhead House is now offered to the market with some 13.5 acres of formal and informal gardens as well as fenced paddocks, areas of woodland and walks through rhodedendrons. The property is approx 10,000 square feet in size and is appraoched from a beech lined road to its own private drive past the East Paddock to the main drive of the house.

The current owners have developed a successful Guest Accommodation business in the three apartments within the property.
During the Second World War , we believe, The American Forces took over the Estate and were active in Culmhead Airfield during this time. The main house was restored to a home during the 1980's and has been the home of the current owners since 2003.

There is a private drainage and water system which is shared by the other properties on the Estate but owned by CH.

M5 and A303 are only 10 minutes by car.

The house is south facing and very much orientated for sunshine and light and with tall bay windows it provides a level of daylight that would be very difficult to match in any other property of this period. The house has ample radiators and many period features to include sash windows, recessed alcoves and cornicing

Situation and Amenities

Culmhead House occupies an enviable setting in a readily accessible location surrounded by picturesque countryside within the Blackdown hills designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. Footpaths and bridleways are found within a short walk of the property providing wonderful riding and walking opportunities. Whilst enjoying the peace and seclusion of a country setting, the property is only 6 miles from the county town of Taunton. Taunton has excellent shopping with many well known retailers, good independent schools, sports facilities and main line railway link to London (Paddington) being approximately 1 hour 55 minutes on the fast services. Communications to the West Country have improved in recent years with the M5 at Taunton junction 25, providing easy access to Bristol, The Midlands and London. The A303 is within 10 minutes drive also providing fast routes to London and Exeter. Airports at Exeter ( 30 minutes) and Bristol( 50 minutes) are also within easy reach.

Property ref: 121_2375_3785979

Porch/Conservatory 
23' 4" x 6' 6" (7.11m x 1.98m) Of stone and timber construction with double doors to the South East leading to

Reception Hall 
34' 10" x 19' (10.62m x 5.79m) narrowing to 6'3. An oil fired central heating boiler in a paneled enclosure. Wide stairs with easy gradiant to the first floor.

Boot Room 
8' 6" x 5' (2.59m x 1.52m) Gun cabinet, shelving, coat hanging rail, window to courtyard.

Cloakroom 
8' 6" x 6' 10" (2.59m x 2.08m) Low level WC, wash hand basin, various shelving, window to courtyard, radiator.

Wine Cellar 
10' x 5' (3.05m x 1.52m) With storage slabs. Stone stairs leading to cellar.

Drawing Room 
25' 9" x 23' 8" (7.85m x 7.21m) (into the bay windows). A most impressive room with two very large bay windows overlooking the garden and west paddock. Feature open fireplace Adam style . Double aspect..

NB: This room was once combined with the present study and the dividing wall between the two rooms is non structural with a large rsj over. it could easily be restored as the original drawing room (which would be around 40' long).

Family Room 
23' 3" x 19' (7.09m x 5.79m) with a grand window overlooking the west lawn with long views down the Culm Valley. ornate ceiling and cornice carved stone fireplace.
Square archway to the kitchen .

Dining Room 
26' x 17' 7" into by (7.92m x 5.36m) A fine room with large bay window overlooking the lawns and grounds to the south, also an east window looking into the entrance porch/conservatory. Fireplace with traditional wooden surround and mantelpiece. Ornate banded ceiling cornice.

Study 
24' x 15' 6" (7.32m x 4.72m) An attractive south facing room with French doors to the garden and double doors to the Drawing Room, fireplace with wood burning stove, ceiling cornice, sky TV point, television point.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
22' 9" x 22' (6.93m x 6.71m) The original kitchen of the manor house has been re-instated with a large stone fireplace with stone surround and high timber mantle housing the AGA. Central island with granite worktop inset induction hob, cupboards and drawers under. Built in dresser, integrated American style fridge, Fisher Paykel 2 drawer dishwasher, stainless steel sink. Pantry, door to Long Store, door to cloakroom, door to outside and courtyard.

Utility Cloakroom 
WC with wash hand basin with worktop area, stainless steel inset sink with cupboards an drawers under, space for further dishwasher.

Long Store 
29' 6" x 6' 10" (8.99m x 2.08m) Open doorway from the kitchen, door to outside and courtyard housing water treatment room and electricity supply cupboard. This is currently used as a pantry/ store room.

First Floor & Landing 
Galleried landing with sky light over, approached from hall via a turning stair case.

Bedroom One / En Suite 
24' x 17' 8" (7.32m x 5.38m) With views to the West, down the Culm Valley and over Blackdown Hills. Outlook to the south over wooded countryside. Door to En Suite bathroom.

Bathroom One 
11' 10" x 7' 10" (3.61m x 2.39m) En-suite with bedroom 1, and with alternate access from the landing. Wash hand basin, bath and low level WC.

BedroomTwo 
19' 10" x 17' 8" (6.05m x 5.38m) With outlook over the grounds to the East and to the South.

Bathroom Two 
12' 10" x 7' 10" (3.91m x 2.39m) En-suite access from bedroom 2 currently closed off. Access from landing in use. Low level WC, wash hand basin and bath.

Bedroom Three 
19' x 16' 4" (5.79m x 4.98m) With slate fireplace surround and mantelpiece (flue closed off)with outlook to the East.

Bathroom Three 
En-suite with access from bedroom 3. Wash hand basin, bath, low level WC and airing cupboard.

Bedroom Four 
19' 2" x 10' 2" (5.84m x 3.10m) With a westerly aspect and views.

Airing Cupboard 
With water tank and useful storage space.

The second floor can be accessed from the first floor landing either via the main stairs or alternatively through the north wing via a separate stair from the ground floor level. This allows an element of separation for the second floor suites if this is required.


Wet Room /Bathroom 4 
Fully tiled with wall and ceiling shower, stainless steel towel rail.

Secondary Landing 
Door from the main Landing to the second landing. Stairs leading to the second floor.

Mimosa Suite 
Comprises sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen.

Bedroom 
13' 9" x 7' 3" (4.19m x 2.21m) With East facing window and overhead sky light.

BEECH SUITE 
This suite comprises 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen & bathroom - see below for room descriptions

Sitting Room 
Comprising ample space for sofa and associated furniture, picture rails, television points, fireplace door to: Kitchen.

Kitchen 
11' 9" x 11' 1" (3.58m x 3.38m) Fitted units, space for 6 seater table, stainless steel sink.

Bedroom 1 
19' 7" x 7' 6" (5.97m x 2.29m) Picture rail, walk-in cupboard.

MAPLE SUITE 
This is a 2 bedroom suite with family bathroom and kitchen/ diner. Descriptions below:

Living Room / Bedroom 
19' 7" x 14' 1" (5.97m x 4.29m) With south east outlook, ample space for furniture.

Bedroom 2 
19' 7" x 11' 6" (5.97m x 3.51m) With views to the south.

Kitchen Diner 
19' 7" x 11' 6" (5.97m x 3.51m) Fitted kitchen with worktops and sink, space for couch and dining room table.

Bathroom 
Bath, low level WC, wash hand basin and airing cupboard.

Second Floor Landing 
Windows to north aspect and door to rear roof area.

Garden Tool Store 

Fuel Store 
14' x 10' 10" (4.27m x 3.30m) Also in the rear courtyard . A ground floor building of solid stone construction suitable for use as a secure store room. Above this is the laundry room approached over stone steps.

GARAGE 
There is a detached Four bay 'Browns of Wem' Barn /Garage with power and Light.

The Grounds 
The grounds extend to approximately 13.5 acres and the garden comprises The South Lawn with fountain, West Lawn and Lower Lawn, shrubberies, borders, wild flower meadows and a large area of rhododendrons. In the Spring naturalised daffodils , bluebells and many other flowers, flower in great sheets right across the grounds, are a special feature.
There are two paddocks; one post and rail, the other sheep fencing .
There is a natural pond and some magnificent examples of trees throughout the grounds.

NB
Section 21 of the Estate Agent Act applies
Declaration of interest Under section 21 of the Estate Agent Act 1979, we hereby declare a personal interest in the sale of this property. The vendor is connected to Rodgers Estate Agents.


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