A charming detached country house in an enviable location with views to the Quantock Hills.
Cantock House is situated in a delightful rural location on the edge of the Quantock Hills which is designated the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Country. The Property is on the outskirts of the village of Spaxton which has a range of day to day amenities including a Village Hall, village community store and Post Office, Garage, Primary School and Parish Church. The County Town of Taunton is approximately 6 miles to the south and this provides an extensive range of shopping, leisure facilities and three leading public schools. Taunton also has a mainline railway station with a direct line to London Paddington and has motorway access to Junction 25 of the M5 Motorway. Bridgwater lies 5 miles to the East and has further access to the M5 Motorway via Junction 24. The Quantock Hills and surrounding areas are renowned not just for their beauty but also their limitless rambling/walking and riding opportunities.Description
Cantok is a beautifully presented Country House which enjoys a lovely setting on the fringes of the village of Spaxton. The property has been sympathetically and substantially extended and refurbished to create a very well appointed versatile family house enjoying lovely views towards the Quantocks. The property sits nicely in its plot and faces a landscaped garden which is easily accessed from the house, and to the rear there is a triple garage and extensive parking. Cantock is approached via electric gates along a sweeping driveway leading to the parking area.Ground floor
The main front door leads into a reception hall which continues to the Kitchen. The stunning Kitchen/dining/family room is an excellent space and benefits from folding doors leading out to the terrace and garden beyond. The kitchen area incorporates a range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces and central Island with integrated four ring induction hob and contemporary cooker hood over. There is an extensive range of appliances including built in corner fridge, dishwasher, double oven, microwave and a freezer. A door leads from the kitchen into a utility room with a range of fitted units and a Grant oil fired boiler. Also on the ground floor there is a formal sitting room which has lovely views over the front garden. A door leading off the sitting room is a family room, which is currently set out as a Gymnasium, and there are again fine views to the front elevations. On the ground floor there is also a cloakroom with a suite comprising of low level WC and wash hand basin on a tile plinth.
Adjoining the kitchen is a lovely conservatory which has double glazed French doors leading to the side.First floor
On the first floor the property benefits from stunning views in all directions with a highly desirable master bedroom suite which offers lovely views as well as benefiting from a dressing area with full length double depth wardrobes and inbuilt storage and hanging space, matching dressing table and storage unit as well as an en-suite with a luxury suite providing spa bath, double width shower, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, and tiled and mirrored elevations. Cantok house has four further bedrooms, all generously sized and enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside. One of the bedrooms is currently used as an office/study. The family bathroom is well appointed with generous bath, wash basin, set on feature glass shelf, low level WC and half-length mirror to the wall. There is a further guest bathroom with suite comprising bath, tiled shower over wash basin and low level WC.Outside
The property enjoys a delightful situation and is approached through the electric intercom controlled wrought iron gates which give access along the drive way to the garage block. The garage block provides a double garage with an adjoining single garage which has loft room over the whole.Garden
The formal gardens are a stunning feature of the property and provide a wealth of fruit trees and herbaceous borders. There is a terraced area with a fitted hot tub and American style gas barbecue. There are large expanses of lawn and the garden benefits from extensive planting of trees and shrubs as well as having a fully fitted polytunnel. The property also has an adjoining paddock which is available by separate negotiation.Services
Oil fired central heating, private water supply, mains electricity and drainage.Directions
From Taunton proceed out of the town onto Kingston Road, and through Kingston St Mary. Go to the top of Buncome Hill and turn right at the Pines Cafe signposted to Spaxton. After a short distance turn left, passing the Travellers Rest signposted again to Spaxton. Follow this lane, over the hill and down into the village. Turn right at the T junction and follow this road, for a short distance before taking the first turning left onto Peartwater Road and the first right onto Church Road. The property can be found on the right hand side before a 90 degree right hand bend.