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9 bedroom detached house for sale

West Charlton, Charlton Mackrell, Somerton, Somerset, TA11

Guide Price £4,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* listed
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Courtyard with 4 cottages
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Garage
  • Swimming pool
  • Paddocks

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Grade ll* listed Strawberry Hill Gothic house set in a tranquil and unspoilt location


Charlton Mackrell Court is situated at the edge of Charlton Mackrell which itself is surrounded by open farmland. Local facilities in the village include a shop, church and a primary school. Communications in the area are excellent with the A303 situated about 3 miles to the south. The M5 (Junction 23) is approximately 17 miles to the north west. There are main line rail links to London Paddington from Castle Cary, taking about 90 minutes. Independent schools include, Millfield (at Street & Glastonbury), Wells Cathedral, Downside, All Hallows, Hazelgrove and the schools at Bruton and Sherborne. Sporting pursuits in the area include hunting with the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale, National Hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton and sailing and water sports on the south coast.


Charlton Mackrell Court is a magnificent example of Strawberry Hill Gothic worthy of mention in Nikolous Pevsner's architectural guide to Somerset.

Dating from the late Georgian period with earlier origins, the Gothic decorations were completed in 1792 by the Reverend Richard Ford, rector of Charlton Mackrell.

Boasting large floor to ceiling windows with thin sash bars and pointed Gothic tops, the house even on a dull day is bathed in light. Along with a number of fine period features this wonderful property has a rare elegance.

Arriving at the gates of Charlton Mackrell Court, a sweeping drive takes the visitor to the front of the property with a discrete turning allowing access to the Courtyard cottages and rear.

A fine crenellated portico leads to the wide and spacious hallway. One of the particular features of the house is the easy flow of rooms from this central hallway. The house has been very well maintained by the current owners and is decorated with great flair to reflect the special character of the building and is now offered as a supremely comfortable family house.

All the rooms benefit from high ceilings and elegant proportions with fine cornice detail and working period fireplaces and are ideal for entertaining.

With so many wonderful reception rooms the family kitchen is one of the highlights being large in scale and with a bay window that allows lovely views onto the garden.

The graceful cantilever stone staircase leads to a wide first floor landing from which all five principal bedrooms lead. The master bedroom has both an en suite bathroom and dressing room.

A choice of two staircases lead up to the second floor where there are a further five rooms used variously as bedrooms, nursery and sitting room, along with two further bathrooms and laundry room.

The mature gardens and grounds offer all the pleasures of an English Country garden. There are generous herbaceous borders, large expanses of lawn, magnificent and ancient trees, wild garden walks, water features, sculpted hedges and an orchard. A former walled garden houses the heated swimming pool and pool house with shower and bar area.

To the east of the house is a courtyard comprising four cottages, a large barn, two double garages and further outbuildings. The arrangement is such that they lend themselves either to additional and ancillary accommodation to the main house or as staff accommodation or as letting opportunities.

Square Footage: 8,725 sq ft
Acreage: 21.13 Acres


From the A303. At the Podimore roundabout take the first left onto the A372 towards Langport. Take the first right signposted Charlton Mackrell. Continue along this road for nearly 2 miles going straight over the mini roundabout. Take the next left onto Bonfire Lane and continue past the school on the left and then the church on the right. At the bottom of the hill you will see the gates to Charlton Mackrell Court on the right hand side.

From the M5, junction 23 take the 1st exit onto the A39. After 1.3 miles turn left staying on the A39/Bath Road. Continue along this road for about 8.5 miles and then turn right onto Berhill. Continue along this road for 4.7 miles until you reach the B3153. Turn right and then immediately left onto Kingweston Road. After 0.8 miles the road will turn slightly to the right and will become Ilchester Road. After about 0.5 miles turn right onto Bonfire Lane and continue past the school on the left and then the church on the right. At the bottom of the hill you will see the gates to Charlton Mackrell Court on the right hand side.

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25 September 2016

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