Aisholt, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5

£700,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Charming Grade II Listed property set in a tranquil Quantock Hills location with views over the surrounding countryside. The property boasts character features throughout and land extending to approximately 7.7 acres.

Once the home of famous poet Sir Henry Newbolt, now home to a former Member of European Parliament and her family, The Old School House is a Grade II listed residence dating from the 17th Century with 20th Century alterations now offering generous and characterful living accommodation. The property is set in an enchanting position within the Quantock Hills with views over the surrounding countryside, gardens and grounds extending to approximately 7.7 acres.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises; Entrance hall with doors to the dining hall and sitting room. Also found on the ground floor are the kitchen/breakfast room, large walk in larder, rear lobby, laundry/cloakroom, utility and the garage. The sitting room is a substantial dual aspect room with a beamed ceiling, large fireplace with wood burning stove and original bread oven. A door opens onto a traditional second staircase which leads to second bedroom. The dining hall is a generous dual aspect room with exposed beams, window seat to the front, stairs to the first floor and door to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an attractive range of matching wall and base units with granite work surfaces over. Built in appliances include; eye level double oven, electric hob & dishwasher. The kitchen also benefits from a 'Quebb' solid fuel stove. A large walk in larder provides excellent storage and benefits from a stone cold shelf and plenty of shelving. The rear lobby leads to a useful laundry/cloakroom, a utility room and the garage with additional store area.

The first floor opens to a delightful first floor reception area, currently arranged as a music room with exposed beams and windows to the front and rear. The landing leads to all four/five bedrooms as well as the family bathroom, separate shower room and WC. The main bedroom is a generous size and benefits from a dressing room and en-suite shower room. Bedroom two is a substantial dual aspect room with stairs leading down to the sitting room. Bedroom three is a comfortable double room with exposed beams and windows to the front elevation. Bedrooms four and five are currently arranged as study rooms, however both would function as single bedrooms. A refitted bathroom with Jacuzzi bath along with a separate shower room & WC completes the accommodation.

Outside, a gated entrance leads to a large parking area to the front of the property. Pretty gardens border the stream where deer can sometimes be spotted and boast delightful views over the surrounding countryside. A pathway leads to the disused pool and summer house and further on to the stable block, currently used as storage. The property backs onto the bridle path which provides access to and beyond the paddock approx. 2.43 acres. In addition to the gardens and paddock, approx. 4.79 acres of woodland can be found bordering the bridle path to the rear of the house and the church grounds at the top of the hill. The gardens and grounds extend to a total of approx. 7.7 acres.

This charming property must be viewed to fully appreciate the both the character and the peaceful setting.

The property is situated within the popular hamlet of Aisholt in the heart of the Quantock Hills, an area designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here many footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed, excellent for hacking and country walks. The nearby village of Spaxton lies within a couple of miles, hosting basic amenities and with Nether Stowey approximately 3.5 miles further afield offering a much wider range of shops and facilities. The County Town of Taunton can be found approximately 7 miles to the south, hosting a comprehensive range of retail, scholastic and leisure facilities. Motorway access can be gained to the south at Taunton (Junction 25) and to the north at Bridgwater (Junction 23). A main line rail link is also present with a direct line to London Paddington. Local equestrian facilities include Stockland Lovell, Pontispool Equestrian Centre, Taunton Racecourse as well as several local Hunts.

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