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Sutton Court, Stowey

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Added on 24/05/2021
Fine & Country Chew Valley & North Sedgemoor, Bath
1,926 sq. ft.
(179 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Exquisite location
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Two reception rooms
  • Two further double bedrooms & en suite shower room
  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Communal tennis court
  • Private courtyard
  • Communal gardens approx. 17 acres
  • 2 garages/carports and 1 allocated parking space

Property description

Tenure: Leasehold

DESCRIPTION The impressive manor house with considerable character was originally built in the 15th and 16th centuries but in 1989 was sectioned into elegant, private apartments. As you approach the property through the gated entrance along the scenic drive, you will notice that you are surrounded by an extensive estate laid out as a ferme ornée, part of which is now the Folly Farm nature reserve. The residence features high ceilings on the ground floor, beautifully finished interiors and plenty of natural light throughout. To the left of the spacious entrance hall is a double bedroom with en suite and the door on the right leads to a stunning dining room which opens out onto an alluring, south facing, walled courtyard. This room is next to the kitchen and sitting room. The stairs in the hallway take you down to another hallway where you will find two other double bedrooms; the second bedroom comes with a shower room and a third bedroom is next to the family bathroom. All bathrooms include underfloor heating.

Entrance Hall
This spacious entrance hall has flagstones as you enter and is carpeted when approaching the stairs to the lower floor. To the left of the main door is the first bedroom and to the right, a large dining room. In the hallway is a storage cupboard for coats and shoes, this is also where the gas central heating boiler is located.

Dining Room
This grand dining room has a stunning stone fireplace and dual aspect windows creating lots of light through the room. There is a glass door leading onto the south facing walled courtyard.

Laundry area
This functional space offers an extra storage to meet your needs.

As you enter the kitchen, there are a couple of small steps leading up from the dining room where the flagstone flooring continues. With lots of windows and a glass roof, this social space offers lots of light, countertop space, storage and an island with breakfast bar. The bespoke oak arch over the hob and oven and an exposed stone masonry are fantastic features of this room. There is a larder for extra storage space.

Sitting Room
As mentioned, the wall between the kitchen and sitting room has been stripped to reveal exposed stone masonry. This impressive wall is part of the original fortified walls with castellation above and adds historical character.There is another stunning stone fireplace, similar to the one in the dining room.

Bedroom 1
This upstairs double bedroom features two fitted double wardrobes and an attractive en suite with vanity sink and tiled bath with shower over. The bedroom is carpeted with a big window looking out onto the front of the property.

Bedroom 2
The second double bedroom on the lower floor has a latch window letting in natural light and a separate tiled shower room with vanity sink. There is a curved alcove on the right as you enter the room, adding to the character of the home.

Bedroom 3
The third double bedroom on the lower floor is towards to end of the hallway next to the family bathroom. This room features another latch window and a fitted storage cupboard.

Further information
There is a highly effective site management team, who administer the spending of the monthly management fees. The heating system runs on LPG Gas which are carefully stored within the grounds in storage tanks and are monitored automatically and topped up, as necessary. The Lease is 999 years commencing in 1989 and the ground rent is £10 per year. The Management fees are £344 per month.

A new beautifully finished private courtyard with a gate that opens onto a park like setting of around 15 acres, a lake and a communal tennis court.

SELLERS INSIGHT Like many country houses, Sutton Court was owned by Lord Strachey and his family for many generations, and dates back to Henry VIII period. The property oozes history and old grandeur. The Strachey family "died out" and about 35 years ago it was sold as a development property. The property is located in a private and unique historical setting.

As the gates open and you head down the long tree lined drive, with all it's understated natural beauty, in the distance you see the Main House, Sutton Court. It is a striking country house and dates back to the 16th Century. The house was converted into 8 apartments in 1988. It nestles in landscaped grounds of around 17 acres, which include woodland, streams, a lake, tennis court, and beautiful views of the Chew Valley countryside.

The owners of Apartment 4 previously owned a 12th Century property, and were immediately taken by the character of the building and surroundings on the first day of viewing Sutton Court. "We were immediately impressed by the property, which we bought in 2005, it was unoccupied at the time and had been somewhat neglected. We have in our time here completely modernised the apartment and made the most of the original historical features.

Some particularly nice features are the sitting room, which shares a beautiful exposed stone wall with the kitchen, and looks out onto it's own private courtyard, unique to this apartment. We also have a private entrance. The kitchen area, which was once an orangery/art room, has a beautiful triple glazed pitched roof, throwing plenty of light into the room and then the dining room, which leads out onto the Courtyard and has large windows and doors to offer plenty of light. It is a real benefit to have your own south facing courtyard, offering that private space. It's ideal for entertaining, or enjoying the sun and gardens. We also have direct access to the grounds".

What was life like at Sutton Court for your family?
"They loved life here, and had so much space to enjoy. They also made good use of the tennis court and the grounds". Wildlife is in abundance including deer, birds, rabbits, swans and more...

As for the owners, what has it been like for them living at Sutton Court?
"You get to experience a lifestyle that you wouldn't ordinarily afford and feel like you can step back in time, because of the unique character of the building. Although you share the natural environment, it doesn't feel like that. It still feels very private and safe too. The benefit of sharing is that you get the size and space, but you don't get all the responsibility for it's upkeep. We also felt it was important to be in close proximity to larger Towns and Cities, like Bath, Bristol, Wells which are all within a 30 minute drive from here. We do travel quite a bit so being close enough, but not too close, to Bristol Airport was an added bonus for us".

Owning this apartment has allowed the owners to lock up and go, never having to worry about the condition of the garden and that their home was secure in the gated community with neighbours around to keep an eye on things. The apartment has 3 double bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. There are two open garages and one personal parking space outside their apartment. There is also a visitors' parking area. If you want the privilege of living in private parkland surroundings, with good sized accommodation full of charm and character, then you must look at this property. #

"Friends and visitors who have come here for the first time, without exception, are impressed by the scale and grandeur of the property. It is a unique and exceptional place".



Sutton Court, Stowey

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