Standfast House is situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Nether Stowey, nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills, which was the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England. Nether Stowey has an attractive village centre with an extensive range of local amenities to include an excellent Primary School, range of public houses, Post Office, medical centre, church, butcher, library, vets and village shops. The village provides easy access to miles of footpaths and bridle ways. Bridgwater is eight miles away and Taunton the County Town of Somerset is ten miles to the south.DESCRIPTION
Standfast House is an impressive Grade II listed house with a charming Georgian faade including an entrance porch with twin bay windows under a pitched slate roof. The house offers versatile living accommodation arranged over two floors and retains many original features including high ceilings, sash windows and open fireplaces. There is a separate two-bedroom cottage and a separate former hairdressing salon, which could be converted to create further accommodation if required. The house has off-road parking and includes a range of outbuildings comprising an open store and stables. There are wonderful walled gardens including a number of specimen trees and shrubs and an original lean-to glass house. There is a block paved driveway leading onto a cobbled and paved turning area, which also provides access to the house, annexe and gardens.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes an entrance porch through to a reception hall with a turning staircase to the first floor and doors to the three reception rooms all with original fireplaces with the living room and dining room having sash windows to the front. Beyond the hallway there is an inner lobby with a ground floor bathroom and office/study. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of wall and base units, there is an inglenook with inset two-oven AGA, a built-in oven and a hob with a range of work surfaces. There is plumbing and space for a dish washer, tiled floor, door to cellar and a door to the laundry/boot room, where there is access to a double-glazed conservatory.
On the first floor there is a main landing, which provides access to five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. There is a family bathroom with a free-standing bath, low level WC, wash basin and shower cubicle. At the back of the house there was a guest suite, which incorporated two of the bedrooms, one having a bathroom. There is a separate kitchen area and spiral staircase, which leads down to the parking area at the rear.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed from the main village street via a five-bar gate, which opens out to a courtyard, which provides a parking and turning area for a number of vehicles. There is a separate open barn and stable with a further covered store, which could be converted to provide further garaging if required. There is a separate cottage in the courtyard, previously used as a guest annexe, which is currently tenanted, providing a useful income stream. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with two bedrooms, a sitting room with open fireplace and a turning staircase to the first floor. There is a fitted kitchen with a range of shaker style wall and base units. Attached to the annexe is a single storey building, which was once used as a hairdressing salon and could be converted to create further accommodation if required, there is a main room measuring 20 x 11.2 and a further room and bathroom. The gardens are a wonderful feature of the property with deep expanses of lawn, planted with a number of specimen trees and shrubs and has the potential to be developed further if necessary. Within the gardens there is an attractive lean-to glass house, which enjoys a lovely south facing aspect.DIRECTIONS
Standfast House is situated in the centre of the village of Nether Stowey on Castle Street.