5 bedroom detached house for saleWestvale, Leigh, Somerset
A beautifully presented period family house with a generous plot set amongst some of the loveliest countryside in the South West.
A particularly fine detached five double bedroom house of stone elevations under a slate roof, having benefitted from the addition of a studio and a stunning bespoke conservatory. Westvale is believed to date back to 1856, and was
originally the Farm House for the Leigh Estate. The house forms one of a cluster of other buildings in what would have once been a farmstead. Set in 2.83 acres including a paddock and copse, the level gardens provide an extremely attractive
setting, and are undoubtedly a major feature of the property. The house is set well back from the quiet country lane, and is approached through a gated entrance with a gravelled drive which leads to a detached timber triple garage and ample parking. Westvale offers versatile accommodation, being set over three floors, and retains some of its beautiful original features such as the blue lias flagstones, working window shutters and original fireplaces. The present owners have updated and extended the house in recent years, and have added a studio with wood burning stove and a
bespoke David Salisbury hardwood conservatory with an impressive vaulted and gabled ceiling. This highly practical space is both light and airy and is accessed from the family kitchen, which is
the true heart of the home with its granite work surfaces and oil fired Aga.
Drawing room with open fireplace
Billiards room / Sitting room
Kitchen / Breakfast room with oil fired Aga
Bespoke timber conservatory
Utility room / Cloakroom & WC
Studio with sink and wood burning stove
Master Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
Large Family Bathroom
Landing / Study area
Triple garage & ample parking
Orchard, copse & paddock.
Summer house & large timber shed/store
In all about 2.83 acres.
The grounds are an enjoyable retreat, and lie to the front and side of the house. Mainly laid to lawn and bordered by hedging and fencing, the gardens afford a good degree of privacy. There is a varied selection of mature shrubs and flowering plants, two gazebos, and a number of fruit trees. A paved sun terrace, and summer house are ideal for al fresco eating, and there are many areas to just sit and enjoy the far reaching views including Forde Abbeys impressive 160 foot fountain. To the bottom of the garden is a timber childrens play centre incorporating a slide, swings and raised play house. A large timber shed
formerly the fourth garage is now used as a garden store. The paddock which is divided into two is to the right of the driveway, and leads to a copse, in all about 2.83 acres. A sunny courtyard accessed from the conservatory is a particularly pleasant spot, and still houses the former inglenook with original range, copper and bread oven as well as an old covered well.
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