4 bedroom detached house for saleChurch Street, Shepton Beauchamp, Ilminster, Somerset
Guide Price £650,000
- 3 Reception rooms
- Master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room
- Three further bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Large walled gardens
- Heated swimming pool
- Pool house with shower and sauna
- Double garage with attached studio
- Private parking
Salisbury House is a Grade II Listed house believed to have origins dating back to the twelfth century, with later additions added throughout the years. The pretty thatched house has a wealth of original features including exposed beams, flagstone floors, window seats and shutters and inglenook fireplaces. The property has been renovated by the current owner and is a warm and welcoming family home.
The accommodation comprises of a recently added entrance porch leading into the dual aspect drawing room with a Clearview multi fuel stove in an inglenook fireplace and oak floors. To the left is a snug, formally used as a dining room, with a smaller wood burner and fireplace. To the right is a study, the stairs to the first floor and the spacious kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has an electric night storage Aga set in an inglenook fireplace, fitted wooden units with an integrated hob, oven and fridge and a butler sink. There is a window seat overlooking the walled garden and a door leads out to the paved south facing terrace, ideal for 'al fresco' dining. A useful utility room with fitted units and a cloakroom with a shower lie off the kitchen.
Upstairs the master bedroom suite has a dressing room, walk in wardrobe and an ensuite bathroom. There are three further good sized rooms and the family bathroom. The first floor has good ceiling heights for a property of this age and views out over the church and gardens.
Salisbury House is set in the popular village of Shepton Beauchamp. The village is surrounded by open farmland and is set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The village, itself in a conservation area, has a good range of local amenities which include a store/ post office, hairdresser, café, primary school, public house and parish church. A bus runs from the village to a secondary school in Ilminster 4 miles away, which also offers a wider range of shopping facilities including supermarkets.
Taunton has a good range of shopping facilities and a farmers' market twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops within a 5 mile radius. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, Kings College, Queen's College and King's Hall.
For those enjoying walking, cycling and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to the South and Bristol and the A303 provides links to London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Crewkerne and Taunton to London Paddington and both Exeter and Bristol airports offer an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.
Salisbury House has a number of outbuildings including a double garage currently housing a pool table and used as a playroom/store and an attached studio. Subject to planning the space would make an ideal studio or home office. There is a pool house, summerhouse and Hartley Botanic greenhouse, both with electricity, and a number of garden sheds and stores.
Salisbury House has private extensive gardens to the south and east of the property. Double gates from the road lead to a cobbled parking area for a couple of cars and an area of flowering shrubs including camellias. A paved terrace leads to the house and the south facing walled gardens to the front. The level garden has an area of lawn, surrounded by established trees including maples with rose bushes, wisteria and clematis leading to a path with flower beds and the summerhouse. A gate leads through to the orchard and vegetable garden with a Hartley Botanic greenhouse and further garden sheds. There is also a fenced off compost area. The orchard has many established fruit trees including apples, pears, plum and damson and a willow tree. It stretches the length of the rear boundary and also has a large bamboo.
A further gate from the terrace leads through to the heated swimming pool and pool house. The good sized pool has an electric safety cover and is surrounded by hedging, a paved terrace and patches of lawn. The pool house has bright coloured tile flooring, a shower and a sauna.
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