A beautiful and elegant residence set within delightful landscaped grounds
The origins of this exceptional home date to 1936 but it was completely remodelled and transformed by the current owners who have created a truly outstanding and imposing residence.
The property is approached via a sweeping in-out driveway with an adjacent double garage and parking to the front for numerous vehicles. A smart Portico entrance opens to a large and welcoming reception hallway with a fine turned oak staircase creating a great focal point to this important area.
Oak flooring runs through into the lovely second sitting room with a wood burning stove and wide bay window with doorway to the rear garden. Those that work from home will certainly appreciate the beautiful study with bespoke alcove cupboards and a working central fireplace. The dining room, also featuring oak flooring, is a particularly light room with dual aspect to the front and side gardens. A pair of folding doors open to the elegant drawing room that exudes a sense of peace and tranquility and another room flooded with natural sunlight. A fine minster stone fireplace features an efficient Jetmaster Grate. Storage is provided by a good size cloaks cupboard and a useful under stair storage. The attention to detail within this home is extraordinary with deep set skirtings, moulded architraves and the bespoke double glazed sash windows have been selected to reflect the style of a bygone era. At the heart of the home is a superbly designed kitchen by Artichoke with a gas fired AGA and a central island with breakfast bar. The black granite work surfaces and muted colours of the kitchen cabinets complement each other beautifully. Adjacent to the dining area is the large fitted larder unit with oak storage shelves and an integral granite plinth. A Maytag stainless steel fridge freezer is set within a recessed housing and an integrated Bosch SilencePlus dishwasher, a Kohler Belfast style sink and secondary food preparation sink with filtered tap. A secondary back kitchen also houses and an additional oven and an integrated Neff microwave oven. This area also serves as a large utility area with space for built in washing appliances, hanging space for outdoor clothing and twin Valliant gas boilers. A second ground floor cloakroom with shower completes the ground floor area.
An impressive first floor landing leads to three double bedrooms, all of which have en suite facilities. The principal suite also features a fitted, walk-through dressing room and commands far reaching views across the gardens and adjoining countryside. The guest en suite can be accessed from the central landing if so desired, doubling as a family bathroom with freestanding bath, bidet and French style pedestal basin. The second staircase has been neatly designed with bookshelves and a series of secret' storage cupboards, rising to the second floor landing with two further bedrooms, a bathroom and a playroom/gym. This floor would certainly make a very generous self-contained apartment for an dependent relative or an independent teenager.
Wrapped around the rear of the property is a large flagstone terrace framed with raised borders planted with an abundance of flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants. Three easy steps lead up to a symmetrical central pathway with clipped Holm Oak trees to either side with a circular stone water feature beneath a Rose and Clematis arbour. A large expanse of predominantly level lawns provide plenty of space for children and pets, with the top lawn well screened by a series of attractive Almelanchier trees set amongst the smart well organised beds. Beside the large summer house is a second outdoor dining area, well placed to capture the afternoon and evening sunshine. These gardens are truly a delight, perfectly sized for house of this scale and yet designed to create distinctive areas for different times of the day and to be easily managed. The kitchen garden with raised vegetable and fruit beds is set just to the side of the property with aluminium green house and area for storage of garden tools etc to the double garage. The gardens are enclosed on all sides.
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I love a home that combines country living with village life. This delightful Wedmore property is a true gem!David Wild