An elegant Grade II Listed 5 bedroom house with approx. 3.8 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds

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Court Place is an elegant Grade II Listed semi-detached five bedroom house, built in the 1820s, which has been extremely well maintained by the current owner. The house has high ceilings, well-proportioned rooms and many original period features including open fireplaces and sash windows.

There are three reception rooms on the ground floor. There is a drawing room with an ornate fireplace, large marble fire surround and French doors leading out to the veranda at the front of the property, a family room with large sash windows, fitted bookcases and an open fireplace, and a dining room with French doors to the veranda and an ornate open fireplace. The kitchen is to the rear of the house, with Smallbone Oak units, granite worktops, a gas fired Aga and an American style fridge freezer with an ice machine. There is a separate utility room, larder and boiler room accessed via the kitchen. A library, shower room and boot room complete the ground floor.

On the first floor are four double bedrooms, plus a single bedroom, each with fitted wardrobes. Wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens can be enjoyed from these rooms. The master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom with marble his and hers basins and a marble bath. There is also a dressing room area and a family bathroom on the first floor.

This property has 3.8 acres of land.

Outside

Court Place is accessed via a stone archway to the side of the property which leads to the front of the house. There is a beautiful veranda with an established wisteria growing across it, and the house faces towards the gardens, giving a pleasant outlook. There is a seating area within the veranda which is ideally placed for enjoying the lovely views.

The walled gardens at Court Place are exceptional. The current owner is a keen gardener and there is a wide variety of plants and shrubs including chamilias, azaleas, fuchsias, roses, quince trees and apple trees. A magnificent tulip tree is situated in the centre of a large, landscaped area of lawn. The tree has a plaque to commemorate the year it was planted, 1937, to celebrate the coronation of King George VI. There are many different areas of the garden including a path through a wooded area, a tennis court with a summerhouse and two stables situated within the grounds. There is also a well-fenced, level paddock beyond the main gardens.

Accessed via a shared driveway are three garages belonging to the property. Above the garages is an office, which could be used for a variety of difference uses, as well as a large storage room.

Situation

Court Place is located in the pretty village of West Monkton in the lovely Somerset countryside, just 4 miles from Taunton. The village has a beautiful Grade I Listed church, St. Augustine’s Parish Church, the Monkton Public House and the West Monkton Cricket Club. The property is well-placed for a number of outdoor pursuits including walking and riding in the local lanes and the nearby Quantock Hills. Further facilities are available in Monkton Heathfield, approximately 1 mile away, including a public house, Heathfield Community School, a village hall, West Monkton Church of England Primary School and a Co-Op.

Taunton has a more extensive range of shopping facilities and a thriving farmers’ market. There are also many excellent local producers and artisan farm shops. The Musgrove Park 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, Queen’s College and King’s Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield and Blundell’s, all within driving distance.

The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 38 miles away, offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.

Communications are excellent with the M5 motorway at Taunton providing links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall, and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to Bristol and London from Taunton, taking as little as 1 ½ hours to London. Exeter International Airport, 34 miles away, provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport. Bristol Airport, approximately 33 miles away, provides an even greater number of international flights and connections.

Directions

From Exeter, take the M5 in the direction of Taunton. At junction 25, take the A358 exit to Taunton/Yeovil and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A358. At the next roundabout, take the first exit to continue on the A358 and then turn right onto Bridgewater Road/A38. Continue until the next roundabout and take the second exit. Continue straight ahead through four roundabouts to stay on the A38 and then take the left exit, signposted for West Monkton. Cross the A3259 onto Doster’s Lane and Court Place can be found on the left hand side, opposite Boome Lane.

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Other features

  • Beautiful character features
  • Paddock and stables
  • Large landscaped gardens
  • Well-located for Taunton

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Ref: CSD180061

West Monkton Taunton Somerset TA2

Guide Price
£825,000

Ref: CSD180061

West Monkton Taunton Somerset TA2

Guide Price
£825,000