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10 Bed Other  For Sale  Nether Stowey   Bridgwater  Somerset  TA5   - £2,000,000

For Sale
TENURE: Freehold
Stowey Court is a beautiful Grade II Listed country home, which has undergone significant improvement and renovation over the last 20+ years of the current owner’s occupation. The property is suited to a number of different uses, both as a fine large single family residence with three lettings cottages, as well as an excellent home with income opportunity. As such, the current owners run their own business from offices within the property with full permissions. A self-contained three bedroom maisonette lies within the main house offering a rental or holiday let opportunity without any significant changes, but also could be amalgamated within the main house, which provides up to ten bedrooms served by seven bathrooms. The current owners also have permissions in place as a wedding venue, which the property in our opinion, would be well suited, but significant opportunities exist as a boutique hotel, holiday letting, restaurant with rooms, together with the carp ponds offering a fishing opportunity. It is rare indeed to find a property of this age and size, so ably set up both in terms of accommodation and quality of presentation, to allow new owners to step in and potentially trade at a very early stage. Within the grounds is a beautiful 17th century gazebo listed Grade II as well as a former orangery (Grade II* Listed) with planning consent for conversion into office accommodation, if required.


Accommodation

Front door to Reception Hall with exposed hardwood floor, fireplace with wood panelled surround, part wood panelled walls, windows to either side of the front door, staircase turning and rising to First Floor, under stairs storage cupboard.

Inner Hallway with connecting door to

Entrance Vestibule, connecting to the side garden access.

Dining Room, exposed hard wood flooring, fireplace with painted surround and mantle over, recessed cupboards and display shelves to either side of the chimney breast, full height double glazed doors with working shutters to either side opening onto the front garden. Dado rail, ceiling cornice, central ceiling rose, double glass doors to

Drawing Room, a dual aspect room with double glazed doors opening onto the front and on the side overlooking the gardens, exposed hard wood flooring, fireplace with ornate stone surround with mantle over, dado rail, ceiling cornice and central ceiling rose.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room, dual aspect with exposed beam ceiling, three mullion windows with outlook over the rear garden and internal courtyard.   Beautifully fitted hand painted units, granite work surfaces, island unit with breakfast bar, base and wall mounted cabinets, oil fired Aga, four ring induction hob with hood over, built in double oven, integrated larder fridge and dishwasher. Pantry with Belfast sink set into granite work surface and cupboards under, shelved recesses and window.

Sitting Room with twin mullion windows overlooking the rear garden, inglenook fireplace with stone surround with wood burning stove, exposed beams.

Office/Further Reception Room with twin mullion windows to the front overlooking the garden.

Cloakroom with low level wc, wash hand basin, mosaic tiled flooring and window.

Laundry Room with mosaic tiled flooring, Belfast sink, granite drainer and built in cupboards, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, half glazed door to rear courtyard and further window, connecting door to rear Hall.

First Floor Landing with window, connecting to Inner Hall with mullion window with rear aspect.

Bedroom 1, a dual aspect room with mullion windows overlooking the gardens to the front and rear, window seat, 1 x triple and 1 x double built in wardrobes, ceiling cornice and central ceiling rose.

En-Suite Bathroom with underfloor heating, low level wc, twin wash hand basins set into granite vanity surface with drawers under, free standing bath, large tiled walk-in shower, built in television, mullion window with views to front garden.

Bedroom 2, with mullion window with front aspect, period fireplace with cast iron grate and mantle over, ceiling cornice and central ceiling rose.

En-Suite Bathroom 2, with low level wc, wash hand basin set into granite surface with cupboards under, panelled bath and large tiled enclosed shower.

Bedroom 3, with mullion window, exposed beam ceiling, window seat, period fireplace with mantle over.

En-Suite Shower Room comprising: low level wc, wash hand basin set into granite surface with cupboards under, large enclosed shower cubicle and window.

Bedroom 4 with mullion window, wash hand basin with cupboard under, built in wardrobe.

Family Bathroom with low level wc, twin wash hand basins set into granite vanity surface with cupboards under, panelled bath, large separate shower, mullion window.

Bedroom 5, window with front aspect, painted period fireplace with mantle over, built in wardrobe.

Second Floor Landing with mullion window.

Bedroom 6, with window, exposed beams.

En-Suite Bathroom with low level wc, wash hand basin with cupboards under, panelled bath and shower over.

Bedroom 7 with mullion window, exposed beams, large walk-in wardrobe/storage cupboard and interconnecting door to maisonette.

En-Suite Shower Room with low level wc, wash hand basin with cupboards under and large shower.


Self-Contained Maisonette
Front door to Entrance Lobby and stairs to First Floor Landing.

Cloakroom with low level wc and wash hand basin, window and cloaks cupboard.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with a modern range of floor and wall units, single drainer sink unit, fitted four ring ceramic hob and oven under with hood over, built in fridge and freezer, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, window, breakfast bar.

Lounge with twin mullion windows with outlook to the front garden, exposed beam.

Second Floor Landing with double glazed Velux window, fitted floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Bedroom 1 with mullion window with front aspect and views, exposed beams.

Bedroom 2 has a dual aspect with mullion window and window seat.

Bedroom 3 with mullion window and views over the rear garden.

Bathroom with modern four piece suite, wash hand basin, low level wc, panelled bath, separate large tiled shower, window, towel rail/radiator, airing cupboard.

Doors connect on the first and second floors to the main house via locked internal doors to either combine the maisonette within the accommodation or separate it as it is currently.

Outside
A pillared entrance leads to the driveway and past the cottages to 15th Century stone archway with wrought iron gates. A gravelled driveway continues to sweep around the perimeter of the front lawn, past the Orangery (Grade II* Listed), rectangular pond, ornate stone fountain and well-manicured lawns to the front of the property with ample parking. Double Garage with automatic roller doors with extra height and power and light connected. Connecting door to Store Room with mezzanine storage, window, stainless steel sink unit with cupboards, low level wc and wash basin.

The walled front gardens are enclosed with high stone walls on all sides with views to the adjoining Church. The Orangery (Grade II* Listed) has planning permission for renovation and conversion and could provide a number of uses, including supplementary office accommodation. Along the driveway are a number of ancient brick vaulted stores provide useful storage space.

An arched iron gate gives access to the side garden area, the greater size of the two having well managed lawns with formal gardens from the house with a wide paved patio and low balustrade with pergola covered pathway to large fountain with circular paving surrounding and raised beds. The remainder of the garden has a number of specimen trees, including fruit with many recreational spaces and maintenance vehicle access from the driveway. In the corner of the garden is an attractive gazebo Listed Grade II forming a superb Garden Room providing a grand entertaining space with storage under. In the far corner of the garden is a hedge screening, further lawn and a large lean-to Greenhouse with power and light.

From the front driveway a path leads down to an enclosed yard, beyond which a wrought iron gate gives access to the carp ponds. These ancient ponds form three pairs of rectangular ancient ponds in succession, surrounded by edging with grass banks between and a number of mature trees.

The Cottages
Court Stable
Hardwood front door to Hall, double glazed window and underfloor heating throughout.

Cloakroom with low level wc, wash hand basin and boiler cupboard.

Lounge/Dining Room/Kitchen, an ‘L’ shaped open plan room. Kitchen area fitted with oak base and wall units, roll edge work surfaces, fitted 4 ring ceramic hob with electric oven under and extractor hood. Integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer. Dining area, double glazed window to rear garden and window seat. Lounge area with modern circular electric fire on raised plinth, double glazed patio doors opening onto a large paved patio and garden. Tiled floor throughout and exposed beams.

Dining Area with double glazed window with outlook to the garden and window seat. Lounge Area with double glazed patio doors opening onto a large paved patio and garden, tiled floor throughout and exposed beams.

First Floor Landing with double glazed window and linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1, double glazed window with rear aspect and window seat, built in wardrobe. From the bedroom a staircase leads up to a mezzanine with double glazed roof window, providing sizeable open bedroom/study space. Over the whole are exposed ancient ‘A’ frame roof timbers.

En-Suite Bathroom with low level wc, wash hand basin, panelled bath and separate shower, radiator towel rail, double glazed window.

Bedroom 2, double glazed window with rear aspect and window seat, built in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room with low level wc, wash hand basin, large, enclosed shower cubicle.

Outside
To the rear is an enclosed garden with large paved patio, three steps lead up to a gravelled area with inset flowers and shrubs and a garden shed. The garden is surrounded by hedging and panelled fencing with a concealed oil tank. Two parking spaces to the front of the barn.

Court Cottage
Front door to Entrance Vestibule, further door to Hall, under stairs cupboard and tiled floor.

Shower Room with low level wc, wash hand basin, tiled and enclosed shower, double glazed window.

Lounge with double glazed window with rear aspect, stone fireplace with hearth and open fire.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with modern units, one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit, a range of roll edge work surfaces, base and wall mounted cupboards, fitted four ring ceramic hob, double oven under and hood over, built in dishwasher, tiled floor, opening through to

Dining Room, double glazed window with tiled floor, exposed beams, double glazed door to garden.

Study/Bedroom 4, twin double glazed windows to the front, wash basin with cupboard under, connecting door to the double garage.

First Floor Landing with double glazed window.

Bedroom 1 with double glazed window with rear aspect and views, built in wardrobes, exposed ‘A’ frame beams and trusses.

En-Suite Bathroom with low level wc, wash hand basin, panelled bath, large enclosed shower, double glazed roof window.

Bedroom 2 with double glazed window, built in wardrobe, exposed ‘A’ frame beams.

Bedroom 3 with double glazed window with views, exposed beams.

Family Bathroom with low level wc, wash hand basin, panelled bath, large enclosed shower cubicle, double glazed roof window.

Outside
To the rear of the cottage is a lawned garden with surrounding hedging and incorporating flower and shrub beds. To the side of the cottage is a Double Garage with power and light connected, personal door opening onto the rear garden, oil fired boiler and oil tank.

Court Barn
Double glazed front door with windows to either side with underfloor heating throughout.
Reception Hall with tiled flooring.

Cloakroom with low level wc with concealed cistern and wash hand basin.

Lounge/Dining Room/Kitchen, an ‘L’ shaped open plan room. Kitchen area fitted with oak base and wall units, roll edge work surfaces, fitted 4 ring ceramic hob with electric oven under and extractor hood. Integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and automatic washer/dryer, shelved pantry area. Dining area, double glazed window to rear garden and window seat. Lounge area with modern circular electric fire on raised plinth, double glazed patio doors opening onto a large paved patio and garden. Tiled floor throughout and exposed beams. Stairs to First Floor Landing, built in cupboard, double glazed window.

Bedroom 1, bedroom area with two double glazed windows, bow window seat and stairs rising to higher mezzanine level with ballustrading, providing further bedroom space or study, exposed original 'A' frame roof timbers, double glazed roof window.

En-Suite Bathroom with suite comprising low level wc with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set into vanity surface, panelled bath, separate enclosed shower, double glazed window, radiator towel rail.

Bedroom 2 with built in wardrobe, doubled glazed window, bow window seat.

En-Suite Shower Room with suite comprising low level wc with concealed cistern, wash hand basin, enclosed shower cubicle, radiator towel rail.

Outside
To the rear is an enclosed garden with large paved patio, three steps lead up to a gravelled area with inset flowers and shrubs and a garden shed. The garden is surrounded by hedging and panelled fencing with a concealed oil tank. Two parking spaces to the front of the barn.

Location
The property is situated on the edge of the   village next to St Mary’s church, approached from the A39 and situated approximately 7 miles from Bridgwater and 9 miles from the M5. Taunton the county town lies approximately 10 miles distant. The beautiful and historic village of Nether Stowey nestles at the foot of the Quantock Hills and is a very active village with a primary school, three public houses, shops, post office, medical centre, as well as community facilities. There are also excellent private and state schools close by. The nearby Quantock Hills provide some of the best walking, riding and mountain biking country within the region and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with open hill country stretching to the west Somerset coastline. The property therefore offers a highly convenient location with accessibility and abounding opportunities for outdoor pursuits and tourism.

Directions
From the M5 Junction, 24 take the A38 into Bridgwater turning left at the traffic lights onto the A39 towards Minehead. Follow the A39 as it continues out of Bridgwater and past the village of Cannington and on approaching Nether Stowey turn first right towards the parish church and enter through the stone pillars to the property.

Services: Electric, water and mains drainage

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: G

Agents Note
Any reference to schools or school catchment areas contained within these particulars do not imply that places are available in those schools. Parents are advised to contact Somerset County Council on 0845 3459122 or visit their website at www.somerset.gov.uk to check availability of placements.

Services: Electric, water and mains drainage

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: G

Services: Electric, water and mains drainage

EPC: Exempt

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From the M5 Junction, 24 take the A38 into Bridgwater turning left at the traffic lights onto the A39 towards Minehead. Follow the A39 as it continues out of Bridgwater and past the village of Cannington and on approaching Nether Stowey turn first right towards the parish church and enter through the stone pillars to the property.

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