A Grade II Listed 5 bedroom house set within mature gardens of 1.9 acres. Kitchen/Family Room, 2 Reception Rooms, Master bedroom (En-suite), 4 Further Bedrooms (2 En-suite), Family Bathroom, Utility, Boot Room, Play Room, Plant Room, Wine Cellar, Garage, Range of Outbuildings and Ample Parking.
Staplegrove House is located in the northern outskirts of the lively county town of Taunton, on the edge of the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, bordering Exmoor. There are excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, including Taunton School, King's College, Queen's College and King's Hall. Other well-known schools in the area include Millfield, Wellington and Blundell's, all within driving distance. For those enjoying walking, cycling, riding and outdoor country and equestrian pursuits, the surrounding countryside and coastline provide superb recreational opportunities.
Taunton is the home of the famous Somerset County Cricket Club, from which superb views can be enjoyed of the wonderful church towers, which are so much a feature of Taunton. The town has a good range of shopping facilities and a farmers' market twice a week. There are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops within a 5 mile radius.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to the south and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington and both Exeter and Bristol Airports offer an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.Description
Staplegrove House is a beautiful Regency house set in 1.9 acres of mature gardens. It has been completely refurbished by the current owners to a very high specification with many modern features, whilst maintaining the original Grade II attributes of the house. The spacious accommodation provides a wonderful family home with enough living space to comfortably entertain and accommodate guests.Accommodation
The accommodation consists of a tiled entrance hall with the main staircase to the first floor. The drawing room to the left has a woodburner and bespoke fitted David Chappell shelving. The kitchen/family room features a Belfast sink, fitted units and integrated appliances. The large bay window has window seats and provides a great space for everyday dining. A further dining room with original shutters, utility room, cloakroom and boot room complete this level. Upstairs are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a dressing room and en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms two and three have en-suite bathrooms and the family bathroom has a stand-alone bath.
The property benefits from additional accommodation in the basement. A double playroom has been created with a feature window showing the old wine shelves. A more modern wine cellar and plant room provide additional storage.Outside
Staplegrove House is approached through an impressive stone pillared gateway with electric gates and a gravelled drive sweeping across to the side of the house. A double garage with a mower store, gardener's shed and WC is found off the parking and turning area to the side of the house.
The gardens lie to the front and sides of the house. The area to the front of the house is mainly laid to lawn with many flowering shrubs and established trees including a monkey puzzle and bay tree. The borders are filled with tulips, daffodils and lavender and provide colour throughout the year. To the east of the property is a lawned area leading to a wooded area with a path to the front gates and ornamental pond. To the west of the house lies a further expanse of lawn with an ornate wrought iron gateway and mulberry tree leading to the secluded walled garden. There are two summerhouses and a number of fruit trees including apple, pear and plum.
Planning permission exists for an indoor swimming pool, with changing rooms, gym area and sun terrace in addition to the fit-out of additional accommodation above the garage.Services
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Private gas supply.Directions
From the centre of Taunton proceed along Staplegrove Road towards Minehead. Bear left at the first mini roundabout and continue along this road for a further half a mile. Go straight through the first set of traffic lights and through the second set, passing Nuffield Hospital on the left. The drive to Staplegrove House is set back from the road on the right, through the Grade II Listed gate piers and electric gates with keypad/intercom entry system.