- Impressive residence forming part of the handsome Grade II listed Kingsdon Manor
- Generously proportioned property affording an accomplished blend of modern living and original character features
- Stunning kitchen/dining room and light and spacious drawing room overlooking the garden
- Five bedrooms and four bathrooms
- Far reaching countryside views
- Offered for sale with no onward chain
Merchants House provides a rare opportunity to buy an impressive residence, forming part of the handsome Grade II listed Kingsdon Manor which has undergone an extensive and sympathetic conversion that successfully combines a desirable village location with a privileged and private position. This generously proportioned property affords an accomplished blend of modern living with quality fixtures and fittings and original character features including sliding sash windows throughout, high ceilings, decorative archways and beautiful fireplaces. Four bathrooms have been beautifully appointed with stylish white suites with contemporary tiling.
An impressive entrance portico with flagstone floor and large entrance door opens into the reception hall where panelled doors lead to the drawing room and kitchen. A staircase with elegant handrail rises to the first floor. The spacious drawing room features a decorative ceiling cornice and attractive views over the garden, village cricket pitch and countryside beyond from a large sash window and french doors. A stunning kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with an extensive range of base and tall units with contrasting composite work surfaces, inset sink unit and built in eye level double oven, integrated fridge/freezer, induction hob and integrated dishwasher. An area in front of the sash windows provides a delightful dining space and a large recess leads to the cloakroom/utility which houses the Grant oil fired boiler.
On the first floor the spacious landing has panelled doors leading off to bedrooms and a well-appointed shower room which serves two bedrooms. A master bedroom suite features an attractive original marble fireplace, two windows affording stunning far reaching views over countryside and panelled door to a large ensuite bathroom.
The second-floor landing is particularly large and has panelled doors to bedrooms, bathroom and a laundry room. The guest suite is complete with original fireplace, spectacular views and large ensuite bathroom. Another double bedroom also has the advantage of an ensuite shower room. Finally, the laundry room houses the large hot water cylinder, stainless steel sink, base cupboard, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
The attic is approached via a loft ladder and provides a large storage space.
The area to the front of Merchants House is finished in Cotswold gravel and provides parking for several cars. The garden lies to the rear of the property and is attractively arranged to a large raised terrace with flagstone style paving flanked by Cotswold gravel and a flower border. Steps lead down to a level lawned garden enclosed by estate railings. The garden overlooks the village cricket pitch and countryside beyond.
Kingsdon is a favoured village located in South Somerset. The amenities include a community run shop, village hall, allotments, recreation field, cricket field and popular gastropub the Kingsdon Inn. The market town of Somerton is just 3 miles offering excellent facilities to include a supermarket, shops, doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, post office and a choice of eating places. Other nearby centres include Street the home of Clarks Village and Millfield School, Glastonbury, Sherborne and Yeovil providing shopping and business facilities. Kingsdon is situated amidst glorious countryside yet only five minutes drive from the A303 Podimore Junction enabling good access to the Home Counties and west to Devon and Cornwall.
Local private schools include Millfield School in Street, Kings School Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Sherborne Girls, Sherborne Boys, Hazlegrove Prep in Sparkford, Queens Taunton, Kings Taunton, Sexeys School in Bruton and Wells Cathedral School. Charlton Mackrell C of E Primary School and Huish Episcopi Academy just rated one of the Top 10 schools in Somerset are within the catchment for state schooling.
From Street follow the B3151 for approximately 7 miles passing Somerton. Take the second left turn for Kingsdon at the bottom of the hill into Lodge Road. Bear right and the site entrance will be found on the right hand side.
From the A303: at the Podimore roundabout take the exit onto the A372 signposted Langport and Somerton. Take the second right onto the B3151. Take the next right into Lodge Road. Bear right and the site entrance will be found on the right hand side.