6 bedroom detached house for saleMountpleasant, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18
- Detached Historic Home
- Beautiful Character Features
- Stunning Reception Rooms
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- Potential to Create Additional Sleeping Accommodation
- Excellent Domestic Facilities
- Large Gardens, Parking and Garage
- No Forward Chain
A beautiful Arts and Crafts house offering charming period features, spacious accommodation and a generous plot of almost 1 acre, all within walking distance of town centre amenities. Internally the accommodation includes 5 double bedrooms (with scope to add up to 5 more on the second floor), three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room. Private, mature gardens including a heated swimming pool and barbecue hut. No forward chain. EPC Band E.
The Property - Quite possibly one of the most fascinating and prestigious properties in Crewkerne, Oakhayes is a fabulous historic home of a scale and style which is excitingly rare in the locality. The property was built in 1905 for Arthur Hart; an important local figure whose webbing factory helped shape the growth of Crewkerne into a prosperous textile town during the 19th century. Consequently the hallmarks of the Arts and Crafts style of architecture are present including high quality building materials, beautifully crafted character features and a feeling of great individuality. The property occupies a large, elevated plot approaching1 acre which is heavily screened from the public road, creating a secluded oasis of privacy just a stone's throw from town centre amenities. High ceilings, spacious rooms and large windows ensure a wealth of natural light and sense of air throughout and, having been meticulously preserved and sympathetically updated over the passage of time, the property offers a lavishly authentic environment as perfectly suited to the needs of a busy family as it was in 1905.
As a result of the care and attention devoted to the property under the current, and indeed previous, ownerships, many delightful original features remain in place, most notably the original servant's bell system. The personality of the house is immediately felt upon stepping into the entrance hall which, with beautiful stained glass windows, an imposing staircase rising to the first floor and a charming open fireplace, hints at the endless period features to be discovered as you move from room to room. One room which is particularly infused with character is the drawing room where a curved bay window, an impressive fireplace and intricately moulded walls and ceilings reflect the grandeur of a bygone era, creating an impressive yet comfortable atmosphere.
As can be expected of properties from this era of architecture, the accommodation has a sociable emphasis with an interesting divide of formal and informal living spaces, ideal for both entertaining and day-to-day family enjoyment. Arguably the centrepiece of the house, the drawing room exhibits fine original detailing, elegant proportions and a fabulously unusual shape, making this a glorious place to entertain in style as well as a comfortable, tranquil setting for everyday relaxation. The sitting room, dining room and kitchen interlink through glass doors, allowing these rooms to be connected so guests can move freely from room to room during casual occasions, or separated to preserve the identity of each room for smaller gatherings. A highly desirable blend of traditional qualities reflecting a modern lifestyle can be found in the kitchen, where there is also space for a family breakfast table, giving a sense of togetherness without detracting from the obvious practicality of the cooking area which features an Aga, a large central island and an original butler's sink.
The property's grand beginnings are evidenced throughout but nowhere so much as the inner hallway which, giving access to the side door of the house, the kitchen, the butler's pantry and the second staircase, is an area purpose-built to ensure domestic staff efficiency. This part of the property is nonetheless useful today, offering every domestic convenience as well as plentiful storage. On the first floor, 5 generous double bedrooms, 3 luxuriously appointed bathrooms and 2 cloakrooms can be found, ensuring that the scale of the sleeping accommodation matches the room downstairs. Each bedroom features an attractive fireplace, providing regular reminders of the property's age and prestige. 5 further rooms can be found on the top floor, offering ample room for those working from home or keen hobbyists to practise their art free from distractions. This floor offers great scope for conversion to a semi-independent apartment or additional bedroom space following some minor alterations, providing an incoming purchaser with the opportunity to personalise the property to entirely suit their individual needs.
Outside - Oakhayes stands majestically in generous, varied grounds amounting to nearly 1 acre. An established evergreen hedge divides the property from the public road and there is a sense of great separation and seclusion and you approach the house across the gated driveway. Mature gardens extend to the rear and side of the house with a large, level pleasure lawn and a series of grass terraces making full use of the sloping part of the plot. Excuses for outdoor dining, entertaining and relaxing are abundant, with a heated swimming pool occupying a very private corner of the garden, a summer house, a barbecue hut and atmospheric sun terraces abutting the house. Parking is well provided for on the gated, tarmac driveway culminating in a gravelled turning area at the front of the house, which also gives access to a detached double garage with power and light.
Situation - The property is situated in a Conservation area within Crewkerne which rates among the most appealing of the small towns in South Somerset owing to the attractive, primarily Georgian properties and broad range of amenities in the town centre, which includes a Waitrose superstore. A main line train station offering direct rail links with London (Waterloo) and Exeter can be found just 1 mile from the town centre and Crewkerne further benefits from ease of access to the A303 trunk road. Education is also well catered for in the area with a variety of state and independent schools within easy reach including Perrott Hill, Hazelgrove, Sherborne Schools and Millfield at Street.
Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil office, telephone 01935 475000.
Directions - From Yeovil follow the A30 towards Crewkerne, passing through the villages of West Coker and East Chinnock. Upon entering Crewkerne, the property can be found on the left shortly after the entrance to the cemetery.
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