Aisholt, Bridgwater

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A superb country property, beautifully presented, set in a stunning, peaceful location surrounded by forestry commission woodland, in the heart of the Quantock Hills. EPC Band D. Council Tax Band F.


This wonderful presented country property enjoys an idyllic rural setting within the Quantock Hills, the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the country. Set at the end of its drive the house faces south east and overlooks landscaped gardens. Totally private and tranquil, Parish Lodge is situated on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Aisholt, which has a parish church, village hall and a collection of period houses, all with individual character, settled around this coombe of the Quantocks. The location provides many miles of bridleways and footpaths and local facilities can be found in Spaxton and Nether Stowey a short drive away.

Taunton the County town provides a comprehensive range of facilities, to include a good range of shops, excellent schools within both estate and independent sectors, Somerset County Cricket Ground and a mainline link to London Paddington in under 1 hour 45 minutes. The M5 Junction 25 is accessed on the eastern side of the town and close to here is a large out of town shopping and leisure complex. Bridgwater is five miles away and offers a further range of extensive facilities as well as access to the motorway at Junction 24. Enmore golf course is also within two miles.


Parish Lodge is a unique property, which has been beautifully maintained and restored in recent years. Internal fixtures and fittings are of an exceptional quality, all bespoke and handmade and there is a ventilation system throughout.

In detail the accommodation comprises a covered porch, which leads into the entrance hall with a wonderful turning staircase, oak flooring and panelling to dado height. A door gives access to the snug, which has dual windows opening to the garden. Open brick fireplace with inset wood burner and fitted shelves to either side. Fitted oak book shelves and cupboards below. The sitting room is a wonderful room, again with windows overlooking the garden. Open stone and brick fireplace with heavy beam over with inset wood burner on a slate hearth. Further fitted book shelves and cupboards. From the hall a door leads into the kitchen. It is fitted with eye and low level units, which include an extensive range of integrated appliances. There is a large breakfast area, a central island and, at one end, a fitted dresser with cupboards and shelves. The formal kitchen then leads into the dual aspect garden room, which enjoys wonderful views over the patio and garden beyond. From the kitchen there is access to a laundry room, a boot room with hot and cold dog water shower and a range of units. There is also a downstairs cloakroom with low level WC and wash hand basin.

On the first floor the property provides four excellent double bedrooms, all enjoying wonderful views over the garden and woodland beyond. Three of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, the principle bedroom has a bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low-level WC. The other en-suites have shower facilities, low level WC s and wash hand basins. The family bathroom has a panelled bath, a shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC. The landing is a stunning feature, which offers wonderful lighting due to the raised orangery style roof.


The property is surrounded by its own landscaped gardens, which gives a tremendous feeling of space. The gardens adjoin forestry commission woodland. There is an area of woodland included in the sale, which connects to the expansive lawn and the patio areas. Parish Lodge has an extensive parking and turning area, which leads to the back door and further to the cottage garden. The vegetable and fruit garden are a wonderful addition to the property and are surrounded by brick and oak panelled wood store together with a brick and oak clad potting shed and attached green house. There are areas of raised beds surrounded by wicker fencing.

Adjoining the garden room there is a paved patio, ideal for sitting out and enjoying the summer weather. This area is private and includes a further sitting area. The gardens surrounding Parish Lodge are landscaped and include extensive areas of lawn interspersed with shaped flower and shrub borders. The veranda that wraps around the house on two sides offers areas for sitting out enjoying the peaceful tranquillity of Parish lodge. Adjoining the entrance drive is a separate paddock, which provides opportunities for a variety of uses.

From the property there are various entrances to the forestry commission woodland and access to the miles of bridleways and footpaths that surround the house.

The combination of high-quality detached house, landscaped gardens and the unrivalled private setting with direct access to the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty makes Parish Lodge an extremely attractive proposition.


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating and log burner. Broadband available: Standard and Ultrafast (Ofcom). Mobile signal coverage: Voice and Data available (Ofcom). Please note the agents have not inspected or tested these services.


From Taunton follow the signs to Kingston St Mary. Proceed through the village and continue north signed Broomfield and Nether Stowey. At the The Pines cross follow the signs for Aisholt and Nether Stowey. After approximately 2 miles turn left signposted Durborough and Aisholt. Continue along Paronage Lane, keeping right at the fork, proceed over the cattle bridge and the entrance will be found after a short distance on the right.


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The vendor is currently in the process of purchasing a further 0.3 acres of adjoining land, which will be included in the sale, if successful, on completion.

01823 617493

Stags - Taunton

5 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1RZ

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