Knole, Langport

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An exceptionally well presented 15th Century (1481), Grade II Listed home, on the edge of a quintessentially English hamlet with an exceptional range of outbuildings, garden and paddocks. In all, about 2 acres.

LOCATION

West Knole House sits on the edge of the quiet hamlet of Knole, a friendly unspoilt community with considerable charm and character, surrounded by rolling hills yet readily accessible. Long Sutton, just under a mile away, provides a Public House, Post Office/General Stores, Primary School and Church. The A303 can be accessed at Podimore which is less than 5 miles south. The commercial centre of Yeovil is 9 miles to the south and a few miles further lies the Abbey town of Sherborne (both with mainline stations). The County town of Taunton

is 20 miles.

Long Sutton under 1 mile

Yeovil 9 miles/ Sherborne 14 miles (London Waterloo in 2 hours)

A303 Trunk Road at Podimore 4.6 miles

Airports: Exeter, Bristol within 1 hour and Bournemouth

LOCAL, SPORTING & RECREATIONAL

Plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding beautiful rolling countryside. Racing is at Taunton, Exeter and Wincanton. Hunting with the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale. Numerous golf courses within motoring distance (Long Sutton nearest). Sailing, sea fishing and water sports on the north and south coasts. For further tourism and leisure information see www.visitsomerset.co.uk.

EDUCATION

Of note are the excellent selection of schools in the area including Millfield (9 miles), Sherborne Schools (14 miles) and the Taunton Schools. Independent schools details www.isc.co.uk State schools information www.somerset.gov.uk.

THE PROPERTY

West Knole House is an exceptional paring of original period features with contemporary style, which blend seamlessly to create a family home of immense charm, benefitting from every modern convenience. The present owners have upgraded and enhanced the house with the highest quality fixtures and fittings, with meticulous attention to detail, such as the beautifully appointed Siematic kitchen with its Quooker tap and built in Siemens appliances, and the Grant oil fired boiler,which provides domestic hot water and central heating throughout. The property has also been completely re-thatched in the last couple of years.

The accommodation is superbly presented and provides versatile family living with flagstone floors, exposed beams and fireplaces aplenty. The house extends to some 2170ft (GIA). From the quiet lane, the five bar electric gate leads into a gravelled driveway leading straight on or to the rear of the house with access to the detached Long Barn (which has permission for conversion into ancillary accommodation No. 15/02248/LBC). Straight on there is ample parking and the stable yard, and a little further the garage. The lawns extend around the house and contain mature shrub and flower borders, trees, a well, and an attractive patio seating area. A further walled lawn area offers stunning views to the Knole, from which the village name derives.

ACCOMMODATION

Original Features Of Great Historical Interest Including Witches Scratchings And Turret Stone Steps

Cross Passage Entrance Hall With Elm Plank And Muntin Panelling

Exposed Beam, Inglenook Fireplace, Herringbone Brick Hearth, Sitting Room With Window

Triple Aspect, Flagstone Floored Dining Room

Kitchen Fitted By Siematic With Quartz Surfaces

Family Room Adjoining Kitchen With Inglenook Fireplace

Study, Utility Room, Boot Room & Cloakroom

Dual Aspect Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room & Bathroom

Three Further Bedrooms, One With Independent Access And Ensuite, Ideal For Guests

Family Shower Room

Charming Surrounding Gardens, With Walled Areas, Mature Trees, Shrubs And Views To The Knole

Garage, Carport, Stable Yard, 2 Loose Boxes, Store And Long Barn (With Permission For Conversion To 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And Sun Room)

Paddock. In Total About 2 Acres

GARDEN & PADDOCK

The paddock wraps around the gardens and the property and offers well-draining pasture which could be split into two paddocks or left as a whole. At the eastern boundary there is a wooden jetty overlooking a natural pond, which is perfect for summer entertaining.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

South Somerset District Council Tel: 01935 462 462

Somerset County Council Tel: 0845 345 9166

COUNCIL TAX

House Band E

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating with Grant Boiler. Mains drainage. High speed Broadband and telephone.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale.

AGENTS NOTES

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

Fox Grant and their clients give notice that:

1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property.

2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Fox Grant have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Plans, Areas and Schedules These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. Any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

TENURE

The property is sold as Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession on completion

POSTCODE

TA10 9HY

DIRECTIONS

From the A303, at the Podimore roundabout. Take the A372 north, direction Langport for about 4 miles. On passing the Lime Kiln pub take the next left, signed Knole. On entering the hamlet turn right at the T junction. After about 1/4 mile through the hamlet West Knole House will be found on the right hand side.

VIEWINGS

All viewings strictly by appointment through the agents on 01935 815391. Please contact James Law or Cantie Speid-Soote for further details or email sherborne@foxgrant.com

Arrange viewing 01722 782727

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