An imposing Grade II listed country house with gardens and paddocks amounting to 6.6 acres situated in idyllic Somerset countryside.
Springfield House is an impressive Grade II listed country house built c.1840, offering beautifully balanced elevations finished in a distinguished colour-washed façade. The home offers in excess of 4,500 sq ft of well-appointed accommodation arranged over three floors and boasts many fine period features. The well presented accommodation is both flexible and practical, making an ideal family home.
The house is accessed via a Hamstone porch leading to an elegant entrance hall with large flagstones, ornate fan light divide and cantilever staircase rising to the first floor. The dual aspect drawing room features a bespoke Hamstone fireplace and bay window with far-reaching views. The dining room hosts an impressive marble fireplace and presents an elegant room for formal entertaining. The kitchen/breakfast room is the hub of the home with its bespoke Stoneham kitchen offering an extensive range of fitted cupboards, drawers and storage, island unit, granite work surfaces and Aga. There are the usual integrated appliances and space for a large breakfast table. Additionally to the ground floor is a family room, study, rear entrance hall and cloakroom with secondary staircase to the first floor and stairs to the lower ground floor.
On the first floor is found the luxuriant master suite which comprises a large bedroom with dual aspect far-reaching views, modern en suite bathroom and fully fitted dressing room, all finished to a high standard. There are four further double bedrooms: one with a full en suite bathroom, another with an en suite shower room, and two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The lower ground floor has been designed with entertainment in mind. The main large room is an ideal rumpus/games/media room or gym, with adjacent wine cellar, cloakroom, laundry room and a secondary kitchen with direct access to the large south facing terrace, ideal for summer parties and al fresco dining.
The well presented property is approached off a quiet lane, via a splayed walled entrance with a triangular green leading to ornate automated steel gates supported by Hamstone piers, which open onto the long tarmacadam drive. The drive leads through beautifully landscaped grounds with a large pond in the south paddock and a large paddock to the north. From the drive the house is glimpsed through the variety of trees which populate the grounds, and leads onto a large Cerney stone forecourt in front of the house with ample parking, which in turn leads up to the coach house providing alarmed garaging for four cars, workshop, store and an adjacent horse box space. There is also access off the main driveway to the immaculate stable block. The mature gardens surround the house with manicured lawns and perennial borders and shrubberies. A delightful large Hamstone and Blue Lias split level terrace, with far reaching views, stands to the south of the house and is also accessible directly from the lower ground floor rooms. There is existing planning consent for an indoor swimming pool to the side of the property adjacent to the coach house.
In all the grounds amount to approximately 6.6 acres and would appeal to those with an equestrian interest, being predominantly divided between three paddocks, fenced with quality post and rail fencing, with the first leading off the impressive stable block. Built by Scotts of Thrapston, benefitting from CCTV and an alarm, this stable block comprises four stables, a secure tack room, and hay store with walkthrough wash down area leading to the cherry orchard at the rear. The second paddock has a field shelter, with the third incorporating the large pond with its established reed beds and willow trees.
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From the long driveway down to the impeccable interiors you cannot help but be impressed by Springfield HouseMatthew Pegler