6 bedroom detached house for sale

Rowberrow, Winscombe, Somerset, BS25

Offers in Excess of £2,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed rectory
  • 5.12 acres with a further 22 acres by sep neg
  • Excellent range of stabling and outbuildings
  • Independent two bedroom apartment
  • Four reception rooms
  • Superb Aga kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility, cold room, workshop and cellars
  • Six bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Indoor heated swimming pool

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An elegant Georgian home perfect for equestrian buyers set in wonderful 5 acre grounds with further 22 acres by separate negotiation

Location

Communication is first-rate with the M5 motorway network (Junction 21) within 8 miles and Bristol Airport within 7 miles. Schooling is also excellent with Sidcot independent school about 2 miles away and Wells Cathedral and Millfield School about 10 and 18 miles away respectively. Local amenities include fishing at Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes, shooting, walking and bridle paths throughout the Mendip Hills. Bristol is about 15 miles to the North and Bath is about 25 miles to the North
East.

Description

The Old Rectory is a beautiful example of a classic 19th century Georgian Rectory and is Grade II Listed. Sitting within 5.12 acres of grounds with further land available this rare period gem has been a much loved family home for nearly 30 years. It has been meticulously cared for and although modernised, still retains its beautiful original architecture and period features.

Classic proportions
The welcoming entrance hall is of classic proportions, with high ceiling and elegant detailing. The main drawing room is a wonderful triple aspect room, extended in the early twentieth century it provides a large entertainment space. The beautiful period features include a large marble fireplace,
directly opposite a floor to ceiling window/door providing the most spectacular vista over the formal gardens and duck pond. From the main hall a door leads down to the ample cellars incorporating a large storage room and two wine cellars, one with original wine bays. The dining room is a no less impressive double aspect room, again with a wonderful marble fireplace and further views of the surrounding gardens.

On the first floor are six well proportioned bedrooms complemented with three bathrooms all with beautiful aspects. The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.

Contemporary kitchen/breakfast room
The beautifully finished kitchen/breakfast room features Corian worktops, fully integrated appliances and an Aga. There is ample space in the breakfast area for more informal dining. Opposite the kitchen is the butler's pantry incorporating original base units, stone sink and storage. Next to that is a large utility room, believed to be the original kitchen, which leads onto a walk-in cold room housing four freezers.

Indoor/outdoor living
The later addition of the very spacious conservatory has created a impressive room and can be accessed from both the drawing room or the garden room. It encompasses a 180° vista of the formal gardens, ponds and stream. This space is informally split into two zones incorporating a large dining room area as well as a seating area. There are two access points, one to the 'outside kitchen' and barbecue area making this an ideal party space for indoor/outdoor living, and the second onto the meandering stream that forms part of the intricate landscaped gardens. This 'year round room' is centrally heated, double glazed and blessed with day round sunshine due to its south westerly orientation.

"It's an amazing garden"
The garden was crowned as best large garden in the BBC West TV regions and became a finalist in the BBC West Real Gardens competition 2004. The judge said of it " It's an amazing garden with lots of attention to detail. There is a wide variety of plants, trees, shrubs, herbs, fruit and vegetables, with a lake, stream, wild area and stunning topiary."

The much-loved formal gardens wrap around the house and offer a number of walkways and meandering paths. Many focal points have been created which are enjoyed from all of the principal rooms of the main residence. The expansive duck pond is a major feature and is fed by a gentle stream which runs though the majority of the garden (water supplied by a bore hole). The owners have also planted a small copse of trees with various walkways, which are abundant with daffodils, rhododendrons and further seasonal foliage. The orchard, lined by a variety of fruit trees has a
central knot garden running its length and is another aspect of this well planned outside space. The original walled kitchen garden is beautifully maintained and has vehicular access for easy maintenance. This well-planned space includes a fruit cage, raised beds, herb garden, potting shed and greenhouse. The views from this walled garden are beautiful, overlooking the rolling hills of the Somerset countryside. The enclosed heated swimming pool opens onto a decked leisure area incorporating barbecue and smoker with ample space for various tables and chairs.
agricultural buildings | beautifully landscaped gardens
Stabling and outbuildings
Away from the main house, the large agricultural buildings include a modern wood clad barn and front and rear access on a concrete base. To the side is a machine shed ideal for tractor storage with front and rear access. The stable block has three loose boxes, a tack room and feed room and surrounds the stable courtyard. The remainder of the adjacent land which is available by separate negotiation is given to open fields all of which are fenced with post and rail or post and wire and incorporate a number of split paddocks which are all ring fenced. These are to be sold on a number of separate titles and could be split should any prospective purchaser wish. They all offer first class grazing.

Photographs taken Summer/Winter 2016

Square Footage: 5,716 sq ft
Acreage: 5.12 Acres


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 January 2017

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  • Yatton (5.0 mi)
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