A handsome detached property with a separate annexe, outbuildings, stabling and approx. 26.15 acres.
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Overton House is a substantial period property offering almost 4,500 sq. ft. of light-filled flexible accommodation in the main house. The property has the benefit of a separate two bedroom annexe and over 4,500 sq. ft. of outbuildings including extensive stabling; altogether providing an impressive 10,880 sq. ft.
The property combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings with fine cornicing, fireplaces and some original window shutters. There are also superb countryside views which can be enjoyed from much of the property. The ground floor accommodation is accessed from a welcoming reception hall with original tiled flooring and briefly comprises a large sitting room with an open fireplace; a spacious dining room with a wood burning stove; plus a generous size triple aspect conservatory with a high vaulted glazed ceiling and two sets of French doors to the gardens. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a large kitchen/breakfast room with a neighbouring fitted utility room and a separate walk-in larder. The wooden-floored kitchen provides a range of fitted units, an inglenook with a four oven Aga, space for a good-sized table and patio doors to the gardens. Stairs from the reception hall lead down to a spacious cellar, suitable for a variety of uses.
On the first floor, the property offers a large principal bedroom with a dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are three additional double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, plus a fifth bedroom or study. A family bathroom completes the first floor. Outstanding views of the surrounding rural landscape can be appreciated from most of the first floor.
The Annexe: Overton House has the benefit of a detached annexe which provides excellent potential for an income via letting or it could also be used for guests and additional family members.The accommodation comprises an entrance hall; a sitting room with a stone-built open fireplace and French doors to a private garden; a fully-fitted kitchen with an Aga and integrated appliances; a utility room and a ground floor cloakroom/shower room. There are two first floor bedrooms, both with window seating and exposed beams, and a family bathroom. A garage adjoins the annexe, with parking, and two neighbouring stables.
This property has 25.15 acres of land.
Overton House is approached over a sweeping driveway with a grass turning circle and a five-bar gate giving access to a courtyard providing parking for multiple vehicles and featuring a barn complex with five enclosed barns, an open-sided barn, and leading on to a further open-sided barn with hardstanding. The property also benefits from a carport with a neighbouring tack room, a single brick-built stable and two separate detached stable blocks, one with three loose boxes and the other with six stalls. Subject to the purchaser pursuing the relevant planning permissions, the outbuildings could offer potential development opportunities.
The very attractive formal gardens are laid mainly to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees, featuring different areas including a walled garden, an orchard with a small lake and a large paved split-level terrace; ideal for entertaining an al fresco dining. The remaining land is predominantly pasture, enjoying wonderful views over the neighboring countryside. In total, the gardens and grounds at Overton House extend to approximately 26.15 acres.
Overton House is set within the beautiful Somerset countryside, just 4 miles from the county town of Taunton, on the edge of the Quantock Hills; a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and other outdoor pursuits, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities. The rugged splendour of Exmoor National Park is just 15 miles away.
Taunton is the home of the famous Somerset County Cricket Club and has a good range of shopping facilities including a farmers market twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops within the locality. Musgrove and Nuffield Hospitals serve the town and surrounding area. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages including Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College, Kings Hall, Millfield, Wellington and Blundells. Communication links are excellent.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38, A30 and the national motorway network. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington, with journeys taking around two hours. Bristol Airport, just 31 miles away, offers an extensive range of domestic and international flights.
From junction 24 of the M5, follow the A38(direction Taunton) through North Petherton. Continue until after a short dual carriageway and turn right by The Maypole Inn. Then bare left, and right at the post box through Coombe, continue up a steep hill and the property is found on the right hand side.Read all
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