THE PROPERTY The Clock House was restored and converted in 2000 to form a particularly impressive residence. The property is Grade II Listed, and was built in 1747. It is constructed of Cary stone under a slate roof with either new double glazed wooden casement windows, period wrought iron diamond shaped windows or leaded light windows set into stone mullions or wooden frames. Great care has been taken in the conversion exposing the structure of the property with attractive natural beams and roof trusses. Good use has been made of natural light by installing skylights on the first floor and retaining the two thirds glazed former coach house doors and windows on the ground floor. The Clock House was featured in an article in House and Gardens Magazine in Autumn 2000.
The property was restored for the owner to occupy while major works were being carried out to the main house. The ground floor of The Clock House has attractive Indian black and white tiles through the reception area. The staircase, landing and reception area upstairs has timber flooring throughout. There is under floor central heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor, supplied by mains gas. All wiring and plumbing is modern, and there are ample satellite TV and BT points throughout the property. The living accommodation totals approximately 300 square metres.
LOCATION The Clock House forms part of the stable yard adjacent to Hadspen House. The property is approached via its own spur drive from the main drive to Hadspen House leading to a gravelled parking and turning area with south west facing paved terrace and private garden with direct access to 18th Century parkland.
The property is situated off the A371 between Wincanton and Castle Cary. Castle Cary itself lies approximately 1½ miles to the North West, Wincanton approximately 3½ miles to the South East. Both towns are small market towns and offer a good range of local facilities. The A303 lies approximately 3 miles to the South and links with the M3 to provide access to London (approx. 2 hours). Train services to London are either from Castle Cary 2 miles (travelling time approx. 1 hr 40 to Paddington) or from Templecombe 7 miles (travelling time approx. 2 hours to Waterloo)
DIRECTIONS Leaving the A303 at the Wincanton junction, cross over the fly over and then keep left following the signs to the A371 and Castle Cary. Pass the Holbrook House Hotel on the right hand side as you leave Wincanton and then follow the road for approximately 3 miles and Hadspen House will be seen on the right hand side.
Turn into the main driveway, leaving the Lodge on your left hand side and bear right before the buildings, onto a newly made drive which leads to The Clock House.
THE ACCOMMODATION (all measurements are approximate)
The property is approached via a paved terrace from the parking area. Glazed double doors to -
RECEPTION HALL/DINING HALL WITH KITCHEN (SW & NE) 25'3 x 21'10 (7.65 x 6.65) An impressive double height room with open gallery above. Black and white tiled floor. Original wooden door to courtyard, window seats. Kitchen fittings to one side with stainless steel sink unit set into oak worktop with cupboards below. Matching island unit. Gas hob with Zanussi double electric oven below. Stainless steel extractor hood over. Plumbing for dishwasher, space for counter fridge, open fronted display/storage shelving above.
Steps down to -
UTILITY ROOM (SW) 12'3 x 13' (3.72 x 3.96) max. Belfast sink with wooden draining board and surround, cupboards below, coat hooks, space for large fridge/freezer, plumbing point and drier space, central heating boiler, terracotta tiled floor. Door to garden.
CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled corner shower cubicle, heated towel rail, terracotta tiled floor and polished marble pillar.
INNER HALL (NE) With double doors to -
BEDROOM 1 (SW) 16' x 13'6 (4 x 4.10) Fitted carpet, corner fireplace (sealed). Door to -
EN SUITE BATHROOM Cast iron roll top bath on claw feet, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, low level WC, heated towel rail, strip light and shaver point, fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 2 (NW & SW) 16'9 x 11'5 (5.10 x 3.48) Fitted carpet. Door to garden. Raised ceiling with exposed beams.
From the kitchen a wooden staircase leads to the first floor, and steps to -
BEDROOM 3 (NE & SW) 20'6 x 14'2 (6.25 x 4.32) Fitted carpet. Double doors to large, private terrace (SW). Small corner cupboards. Door to -
EN SUITE BATHROOM Cast iron roll top bath on claw feet, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, strip light and shaver point, heated towel rail. Door to understairs cupboard with light.
FIRST FLOOR The first floor is open plan with the original oak timbers and a wide galleried landing overlooking the reception hall. Polished marble pillars, original cupboard housing the clock workings. Cupboard with hot water tank and immersion heater
LIVING AREA (SW & NW) 21' x 13'9 (7.55 x 6.40). An impressive split level room with Jotul wood burning stove, 3 radiators, Oak and Pine floors or jute carpet. Book shelves.
Doors from the landing lead to -
BEDROOM 4 (E)14'7 x 12'2 (4.44 x 3.7). Radiator, close fitted carpet. Original round stone window, and velux window. Door to -
EN SUITE BATHROOM With connecting door to landing. Panelled bath, radiator, low level WC. Electric heated towel rail, pedestal wash hand basin, strip light and shaver point. Close fitted carpet.
BEDROOM 5 (SW) 12'9 x 12'3 (3.90 x 3.74). Approached via steps from the landing. Radiator, close fitted carpet.
OUTSIDE The gardens lie to the South West of the property and have been designed by Penelope Hobhouse. Private terrace and lawned area with mature shrub screen and planted borders. To the South East of the garden there is an attractive stone retaining wall, and from the garden there is a view across the parkland to the South West.
RENT GUIDE OF £3,300 per calendar month inclusive of drainage charges, exclusive of Council Tax, Water (metered from the main Hadspen supply and charged by the Landlord at Wessex Water rates) Telephone and Gas.
HEATING Gas fired central heating
INSURANCE The Landlord Insures the building and his contents, the tenant should insure his possessions and his insurance policy should incorporate accidental damage to the landlords property or possessions.
FURNITURE The property can be let either furnished or unfurnished, as required. Flooring as listed, blinds and curtains provided (not necessarily the ones insitu or shown in photographs).
RESTRICTIONS Children and a well controlled pet welcome.
SERVICES It would be possible by separate negotiation for a tenant to have help from some of the Estate Staff, particularly gardeners. domestic help, stocking of a fridge etc. Also, it would be possible to negotiate for stabling and grazing for a horse and use of other facilities on the Estate.
VIEWING All viewing must be confirmed with the agents Symonds & Sampson and will be accompanied by either the Landlord or his representative or the agents.
TENANCY The property is available from January 2008 for 8 months. A sample tenancy agreement may be obtained from the agents on request.
DEPOSIT A deposit to the equivalent of one and a half months' rent will be payable to the landlords agent prior to the commencement of the tenancy, and held under the terms of the Deposit Protection Service.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS These property details are to be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions. Please contact our office if you have not seen a copy.
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