A substantial Grade II Listed country house with outbuildings and approximately 8.8 acres
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Wayvile House is a substantial Grade II Listed country house which originally dates back to the 1400s and offers over 5,500 sq. ft. of accommodation. The rooms are spacious and well-proportioned, with retained period features including exposed beams, parquet floors, window seats, wood panelling and inglenook fireplaces. The accommodation is highly flexible, having been used as two dwellings in the past, with the utility room being used as a separate kitchen and bedroom eight as a further reception room. The property has been unavailable on the open market for over a century, having been owned by the same family for over 100 years.
An impressive entrance hall with parquet flooring and wood panelling gives access to the ground floor accommodation. There are four large reception rooms comprising a very spacious drawing room with a wood burner within a grand stone fireplace, a sitting room featuring a wood burner within an inglenook fireplace, a well-proportioned dining room with another inglenook fireplace, plus a large family room with exposed beams and an ornate decorative fireplace. The kitchen and breakfast room are at the rear of the house, with the breakfast room benefitting from an AGA. Completing the ground floor is a larder with an original slate shelf, a separate utility room, laundry room, cloakroom and downstairs shower room.
A grand oak staircase leads upstairs where there are eight well-proportioned bedrooms, each with wonderful views of the gardens and countryside beyond. There is a family bathroom, another separate bathroom with a freestanding claw foot bath and two further cloakrooms.
This property has 8.8 acres of land.
The walled gardens are a particular feature of Wayvile House, having been sympathetically maintained over the years, comprising approximately 8.8 acres in total. There are large areas of level lawn, interspersed with colourful well-stocked flowerbeds, established shrubs, trees and hedging; as well as a superb vegetable garden and orchard, providing excellent potential for self-sufficiency. The remaining grounds are divided into paddocks, and there is a range of stone outbuildings which provide excellent storage and other potential uses. Yet more magnificent views can be appreciated from much of the gardens and grounds.
Wayvile House is located in the village of Bicknoller, which is known for being one of the most charming and picturesque villages on the Quantock Hills. At the centre of the village is the church of St. George, whilst there is also a popular thatched inn and community shop which was founded by local volunteers from the village. The Quantock Hills were Englands first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and for those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities. The villages of Williton and Nether Stowey, have between them two Primary Schools, churches, garages, three pubs, a post office and shops which include butchers and fishmongers.
Taunton has a good range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The 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 and Kings Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundells, all within driving distance from Bicknoller.
The M5 motorway (J23 and 24 - Bridgwater) provides links to Bristol, London, the national motorway network, the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to the South. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington, with many journeys taking less than two hours, and both Exeter and Bristol airports offer a range of domestic and international flights.
Exit the M5 at junction 25 and follow signs for Taunton. Enter the town, and at the roundabout, take the first exit signposted for Minehead/Glastonbury. Proceed until the next roundabout, turning left at the first exit, and then take the second exit to the right at the next roundabout onto the A358. Follow the A358 until the right turning for Bicknoller. Turn right onto this road, Church Lane, and proceed to the end of the road. Turn right onto Trendle Lane and the entrance to Wayvile House is found almost immediately afterwards, on the left hand side.
General Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority: Somerset West and Taunton District Council.Read all
- Over 5000 sq.ft of living space
- 8.8 acres of land
- Popular village location
- Orchard and vegetable garden
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