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5 bedroom house for sale

Cow Square, Somerton, Somerset, TA11

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Listed
  • Private Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located in a small private square with easy access to the centre of the popular town of Somerton the property has a former coach house, which offers great potential for conversion, a lovely garden and private parking

Built in 1770 for George Donisthorpe, Steward to Lord Ilchester of Melbury Sampford in Dorset who had inherited the Royal Manor of Somerton from his relative Colonel Strangways. It has been called Donisthorpe House ever since and was also home to George Donisthorpe's son. The house is an attached dwelling constructed of Blue Lias stone elevations with a symmetrical front façade with sash windows and a stone pillared lead flat roofed porch over the front door. The accommodation, which is extensive and orientated to family occupation, is arranged principally over 2 floors with the addition of a cellar with wine bins and original stone meat shelves and hooks together with extensive second floor attic accommodation providing 5 rooms (formerly occupied by staff). Many of the reception rooms have architectural features typical of the period including some pretty fireplaces, cornicing and picture rails. The reception hall has flagstone flooring. The sitting room has an ornate cast iron grate with carved marble mantle. The drawing room also has a pretty cast iron fireplace and hearth. Kitchen/breakfast room with flagstone floor AGA and butlers pantry. Dining room with open stone fireplace (sealed) with slate hearth. There are 5 bedrooms (1 en suite) and 2 bathrooms. Outside the detached former blue lias coach house is currently utilised as storage but has potential for conversion.

Somerton. Langport 4 miles. Castle Cary 10 miles (Paddington 1.5 hours). Yeovil 12 miles (Waterloo 2.5 hours). Taunton/M5 (J25) 16 miles. A303 3.5 miles
(Distances & times approximate).

Donisthorpe House is located close to the centre of the pretty market town which offers excellent local facilities including the parish church of St Michael & All Angels, St Dunstans church (RC), school, medical centre, dentists, veterinary surgery, public houses, delicatessen, restaurants, supermarket and a number of other shops.
Other nearby towns include Langport, the county town of Taunton and regional centre of Yeovil which all provide an extensive range of shopping and business facilities.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 July 2015


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