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9 bedroom detached house for sale

Newton Surmaville, Somerset, BA20

Guide Price £5,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Land
  • Listed
  • Secondary accommodation
  • Waterside

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully appointed and standing in majestic parkland grounds with stunning formal gardens, Newton House is an immaculate estate extending to about 62 acres, with farmland spanning the River Yeo. A converted coach house provides amenity and commercial income and a cottage is used for holiday lets.

The owners have spent years sympathetically restoring the house and improving the internal rooms and configuration, whilst also bringing the property firmly into the 21st Century with modern services throughout.

Notable rooms are the principal bedroom suite, the Great Hall, the 'Justice Room' which makes a fine study, the drawing room which is double aspect with a magnificent decorative ceiling frieze and the dining room, ideal for lavish entertaining with ample space.

They have also spent considerable time and investment enhancing the magnificent formal gardens and grounds which are intersected by the River Yeo. The parkland and formal gardens are complemented by grazing land and supported by a number of domestic and commercial outbuildings.

The land offers rough shooting opportunities with belts of woodland, wildfowl on the river and there is coarse fishing on the River Yeo (some single and double bank).

The owners have recently built two large garage/show rooms with space for twelve vehicles. Various outbuildings include a greenhouse, stores, workshops, a distillery and potting shed. The property is home to a very successful business producing award-winning dry gin, with the converted the stables and coach house providing a stylish gin bar and function suite.

The Gardeners Cottage is currently used as a highly sought-after holiday letting unit. Both of these properties are positioned away from the main house, ensuring privacy for private owners.


The regional centre of Yeovil is about ½ mile away providing a wide range of shopping, business and recreational facilities. The beautiful Abbey town of Sherborne is about 6 miles away. Sherborne has a Waitrose and other supermarkets. Bristol and Bath are both about 45 miles to the north.

There is a mainline railway station at Yeovil Junction with a regular service to London (Waterloo) in about 2 ½ hours. The A303 can be accessed at Sparkford (about 8.8 miles) for journeys east and for journeys west, the junction near Montacute House lies 6.6 miles away. Airports at Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter provide a range of domestic and international flights.

Yeovil Junction 1.4 miles (Waterloo 2½ hours), Sherborne 5.8 miles, A303 (Sparkford) 8.8 miles, Dorchester 18 miles


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 September 2019

Nearest stations

  • Yeovil Pen Mill (0.7 mi)
  • Yeovil Junction (0.7 mi)
  • Thornford (2.3 mi)
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Knight Frank, Country Department

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

020 8012 3483 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Yeovil Pen Mill (0.7 mi)
  • Yeovil Junction (0.7 mi)
  • Thornford (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Country Department

55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN

020 8012 3483 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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