An immaculately presented country house of the highest quality set in magical gardens and grounds in the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Timbercombe House sits in a commanding position within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a location that combines optimum privacy with accessibility thanks to the magnificent mature grounds and the excellent transport links nearby. The views from the property are magnificent, reaching far over the surrounding rolling hills of the Quantocks and on a clear day, the Bristol Channel and Wales can be seen in the distance. The County Town of Taunton is about 6 miles away and offers an excellent selection of shops, including several supermarkets and a number of well-known retail brand outlets as well as cafes', restaurants, leisure facilities and a cinema. Cricket can be enjoyed at The County Ground, home to Somerset County Cricket Club and Taunton Racecourse sits about 2.5 miles outside the town centre. The mainline station provides a fast service to London Paddington taking from 1 hour 45 minutes. The area is well known for the quality of its schooling and there are some excellent schools in Taunton including Taunton School, King's College and Queen's College. Nearby are Wellington School and Blundell's in Tiverton. The highly regarded and popular Millfield School is within easy reach as are Perrott Hill and Sherborne. The Quantock Hills AONB is famous for its beautiful rolling countryside and varied wildlife and there are numerous opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. The Blackdown Hills and Exmoor National Park are also within easy reach.
Timbercombe House has undergone a complex and extensive improvement project, sympathetic with the original house and its beautiful surroundings. The first impressions are excellent, approached via a newly laid private drive accessed from attractive electric gates. The drive sweeps through the parkland gardens, affording glimpses of the symettrical front facade of Timbercombe House and enhanced by a cleverly designed southern addition. The elevated position of the house gives an impressive sense of arrival, and the drive leads to the north side of the house where there is a large parking and turning area, triple garage and access to the integral single garage. A newly constructed pillared porch creates a grand welcome to this immaculately presented home. This grand yet manageable family home has been sympathetically improved, striking the ideal balance between visual appeal and practicality for modern day family life. The house is not listed and yet there are some wonderful original features throughout, including the cornicing in the library and Adam fireplaces. The attention to detail and quality of the work is noticeable immediately with a large open entrance hall with newly constructed cantilevered staircase. From the central hall, the principal reception rooms are accessed all of which have magnificent proportions with impressive ceiling heights and vast windows. The family / living room is the most striking of all with an oak floor, a large bay window giving views over the gardens to the front of the house and ensuring an abundance of natural light. Glass doors give access to the south facing patio garden and pergola. This is a superb entertaining room, and thanks to the beautifully constructed new fireplace, is also ideal for more intimate family occasions.
The Smallbone kitchen forms the heart of the house, and has been designed with family in mind with a large breakfast room at one end, a central island the latest high quality appliances fitted throughout. A secondary corridor, which can also be accessed via the courtyard that sits behind the house, leads to the practical elements and the leisure facilities. A boot room, laundry and gun room can be found here all of which continue the theme of grand proportions. The leisure facilities are outstanding, with a heated indoor pool measuring 12m x 6m complete with showers and changing areas. There is a gym, plant room and pump house.
The exceptional quality of the improvement work continues to the first floor, where an extensive and open landing area at the top of the cantilevered staircase leads to the bedroom accommodation. On the north facing side is a study with distant views over the Bristol Channel towards Wales. There are a total of seven bedrooms, all of excellent proportions. The principal guest bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there are two family bathrooms all immaculately finished. The principal bedroom forms the major part of the new extension and features a large bay window with stunning views, a dressing room and luxurious en-suite bathroom with separate shower.