Kenwood House is set in the hamlet of Gotton, which is situated in between West Monkton and Cheddon Fitzpaine. Kenwood House lies on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country, providing excellent opportunities for walking and other country pursuits. Hestercombe House is a lovely 15-minute walk away through Gotton Copse. Although quiet and peaceful Kenwood House is only four miles north of Taunton and therefore it is easy to access the M5 at Junctions 25 & Junction 24 and the train station on the northern side of town is only a short drive away. The county town of Taunton is renowned for its range of shopping, leisure and scholastic amenities.DESCRIPTION
Kenwood House is a wonderful period property, which has been sympathetically renovated and well maintained by the current owner. The renovations include: re-roofing of the property, installation of handmade double-glazed hard wood windows and central heating system, and generally keeping the property in excellent order. The property was constructed in 1877 with stone elevations and brick quoins under a slate roof and is offered to sale in excellent decorative order. The rooms are well proportioned, offering a tremendous amount of natural light with high ceilings throughout. Many of the rooms are dual aspect, which add to the appeal. Kenwood House is enhanced by the gardens, which surround the house on three sides as well as having an additional spectacular walled garden and there are ample outbuildings including a workshop, potting shed, garage and greenhouse.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation includes a covered porch, which provides access via the oak framed front door into the entrance hall with an under stairs cupboard and stairs rising to the first floor. There is a butler's cupboard with slate shelves. The sitting room is a wonderful dual aspect room and centres upon an open fireplace and inset wood burner with a mantel piece over, fitted book shelves to both sides and charming ceiling cornicing. The sitting room offers lovely views south towards the Blackdown Hills. The entrance hall also provides access to the kitchen, which again is dual aspect and has French doors that lead out to the front garden. The kitchen has a range of high- and low-level units and there is a single drainer sink unit, a range cooker and a door that leads into a walk-in larder. A utility room provides a further range of units, plumbing for a washing machine, access to the downstairs cloakroom and a door to the outside. The cloakroom has a low-level WC and wash hand basin. On the first floor the property has four double bedrooms; the master bedroom is dual aspect with a fitted wardrobe and enjoys lovely views. Bedrooms two and three are also fine bedrooms with lovely views and there are two shower rooms, both with wash hand basins, low level WC's and showers. Bedroom four is a good sized, dual aspect room and is currently used as a study.OUTSIDE
The gardens and grounds of Kenwood House are highly attractive and enhance the property tremendously. The main garden surrounds the house on three sides and include expanses of lawn that are interspersed with mature flower and shrub borders, a wildlife pond, two patios and many fine specimen trees. To the north of the property there is a workshop and to the south across the shared driveway there is a garage with an up and over door, adjoining this there is an open storage area with a covered log store. An arched entrance leads into the wonderful walled garden, which includes a range of raised beds with areas for vegetable, flower and fruit growing. The area is beautifully set out and also enjoys the benefits of a stone and tiled potting shed and the greenhouse.