Address: The Old Manse - New Street
Postcode: TA11 7NU
Sale Type: For Sale
Postcode: TA11 7NU
Sale Type: For Sale
Property SummaryEvery aspect of this beautiful property is striking. The Old Manse is a warm and welcoming period home and being Grade II Listed it comes with an abundance of original features including flagstone floors, wide oak floorboards, shutters, window seats and fireplaces.
A charming walled courtyard garden with a profusion of roses, trees and cottage garden plants offers peace and tranquillity. Set within a prime location in the heart of Somerton, once the county town of Somerset to which it gave its name.
The front facade of the house is typically Georgian, with large sash windows and handsome front door. Inside, two beautifully proportioned reception rooms flow from a central reception hall off which is also the kitchen/breakfast room, pantry, cellar, door to garden and staircase leading to the first floor.
The drawing room with its huge sash window that opens into the garden floods this south facing room with light, opened fully it allows access directly to the garden and on a summer day the flowers almost dance inside. A handsome stone fireplace and high ceilings make this a perfectly proportioned room in which to relax.
With wood floors, window seat, shutters and fireplace with alcove cupboards on either side, the dining room is a wonderful room for entertaining or just to sit quietly in front of the fire on a winter evening.
The traditional style kitchen with bespoke Chalon cabinetry, original alcoves with shelves, window seat and AGA is the perfect place to start the day.
Off the kitchen is a utility room with deep butler sink and stainless-steel worktops. fitted cupboards, coat hooks and a door to the garden. There is also a downstairs cloakroom which can also be accessed directly from the garden.
A traditional pantry with stairs to the cellar is hidden behind the prettiest etched glass door.
Stairs lead to the first floor where the south facing principal bedroom overlooks the garden and rooftops beyond. An en-suite shower room completes this sunny room. A further double bedroom with original window seats and shutters is spacious and light. The cosy single bedroom also has window seat and original floors. The fabulous spacious bathroom with roll top bath, large sash window has oodles of space.
A door leads to the second floor with a sweet staircase and most charming single bedroom in the eaves, in addition to which is ample storage.
The walled courtyard garden is sunny and private with a small lawn area and border filled with roses, mature trees and pretty shrubs. A stone shed and potting greenhouse complete the garden which also has access to the lane at the side of the property. A door gives access to the garage with electronic up and over door, vehicle access is via the private lane to the side of the property.
Somerton was the ancient Capital of Wessex in the 8th century and a former market town. It then later became the County town of Somerset in the 13th/14th Century. There are good levels of amenities including local, independent shops which you might like to explore throughout the town with quaint cafes where you can spend a day relaxing.
Somerton also offers a bank, library, doctor and dentist surgery; there are also several public houses, restaurants, churches and primary schools within the town. Of particular note are the Number 28 restaurant/cafe/artisan bakery and the White Hart gastro pub as well as the Craft Chocolate Shop. The Old Town Hall now houses the ACE Arts Gallery and craft shop who present a varied, stimulating programme of exhibitions and related events throughout the year. The mainline railway stations are located in Castle Cary, Yeovil and Taunton. The property is also well served by the A303 linking central London and the South West; the M5 can be joined at junction 23.
Local schools include King Ina Primary in Somerton, neraby Keinton Mandeville primary, Butleigh C of E primary school and Huish Episcopi School of Science and Crispin School Street. Independent schools include Millfield in nearby Street, the Taunton schools, Perrot hill and the Sherborne schools. There is a well-regarded sixth form college at nearby Street, plus others in Yeovil and Taunton.
There are good transport links to London and the South west via the A303. Castle Cary railway station, just 11 miles away, offers an excellent direct rail service to London in less than two hours.
From the B3151 take Horse Mill Lane continue to the roundabout and take the first left on the roundabout onto the B3165 and take the first left into New Street. The Old Manse can be found on your right-hand side, just before the chocolate shop.
Post code: TA11 7NU
What 3 words: freely.seating.view
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage
Council Tax Band F
EPC Rating: NA (Listed Property)
Viewing by appointment only
- Elegant Georgian property
- Desirable Location
- Period features
- Spacious rooms
- Courtyard garden
- Off road parking and garage
Guide Price £825,000enquire now
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