Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
project was carried out in 2003 with the help of Conservation and Listed building officers and
in partnership with the original builders and craftsmen of Henry W Pollard & Sons. This restoration was also carried out using the original
plans and designs. The property has a feeling of total originality and retains all the character that of
course has allowed for the inclusion of modern plumbing and electrical systems, as well as a temperaturecontrolled wine cellar, a dedicated
home cinema, computer controlled heating and lighting and a lift.
Important recent additions include a biomass boiler and an extensive solar panel array, both of which contribute to make the house cost neutral for utilities.
The attention to detail and quality of the restoration work is noticeable throughout the interior. First impressions are excellent, and all the principal rooms are of superb proportions with high ceilings and large windows ensuring an
abundance of natural light. The layout of the house flows extremely well with two wide hallways
leading from the reception hall to the principal reception rooms, kitchen and practical elements of the house.
As any four-year project using outstanding craftsmen, the detail and quality of the restoration work is prevalent throughout.
Situated at the entrance to the drive, the lodge comprises a kitchen, sitting room, utility room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The garden is
mainly laid to lawn with a mixture of plants and a magnolia tree. There is ample space for parking
and opposite the lodge is a small orchard. The Lodge is currently let on a short-term tenancy.
Triscombe House is situated in a stunning position with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and yet within easy access of Taunton, providing excellent transport links and amenities. The Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) provides an inspiring backdrop, and the house sits in the centre of its own land. The hamlet of Triscombe comprises a small number of houses and a very well regarded and dog friendly pub called The Blue Ball, which re
opened in 2019.
The Quantock Hills AONB provides a number of outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreational activities including walking, riding, shooting and
fishing. There are also a number of excellent golf courses nearby. In addition to this, for any train
lovers there is the north Somerset steam railway. Bishop’s Lydeard is the nearest village, approximately 4.4 miles away and has a shop, post
office and butcher. Taunton, the country town of Somerset, is less than 10 miles away with a county
cricket ground and a number of further recreational facilities as well as a mainline train station. There is no shortage of outstanding schools in the area, including King’s Hall Preparatory School, King’s College Taunton, Taunton School, Queen’s Taunton and Wellington School. and also within easy reach are Blundell’s in Tiverton, Sherborne College and Millfield.
The M5 motorway (junction 25) is about 10 miles to the east. The mainline station at Taunton
has a direct service to London Paddington, taking from 1 hour 40 minutes. Bristol International Airport is about 40 miles away.
A long, sweeping drive leads up to the front of the house with a separate spur leading to a large
separate car parking area to the east of the property and adjacent to a large outbuilding attached to the main house. This building offers
excellent storage space on the ground floor and a large room on the first floor which has previously
been used as a small brewery and could certainly be a large home office. This building has had
planning consent for construction of an outdoor swimming pool and garages with a staff flat above
(please ask for further details).
Beyond the parking area and accessed via a spur off the main drive is a works courtyard comprising a gardener’s office and kitchen, WC and a secure store as well as a compost area and backup generator. There is also a large modern barn which contains the Biomass boiler and two large bays with space for a vehicle or garden machinery storage. In addition to this is a stable block with four boxes, a tack room, hay barn and a further store.
The gardens and grounds have been landscaped with great thought and imagination, and complement the house perfectly. These grounds
extend to around 19 acres. Immediately off the main house is an extensive York stone terrace to
the west, beyond which is a large lawned area with gravel paths either side leading to a circular path bordered by park railings. There is a stunning walled garden which has been completely rebuilt by the owners and includes soft fruits, a large green house and cold frames together with mature fruit trees. The views from the garden are stunning in every direction.
Triscombe, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Taunton Station7.6 miles
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