Kingston St. Mary, Taunton
£1,450,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A very well presented and attractive Grade II listed house with outbuildings, situated in the centre of this favoured village. The property comprises five bedrooms and three reception rooms. EPC Band E.

SITUATION

Kingston Hall is situated in a prominent elevated position in the centre of the popular village of Kingston St. Mary on the edge of the Quantock Hills, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The house is well located for easy access to Taunton and access to services via the M5 Motorway, the A303 as well as being close to Taunton train station, which offers direct services to London Paddington with the fastest trains taking only 1 hour 40 minutes. Kingston St. Mary has a strong community and includes a pub, Village hall and garage. The county town of Taunton is three miles away and provides a comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and scholastic amenities including state and private schools, Kingston Hall is ideally placed for access to the majority of them. There is a range of both Primary and Secondary schools nearby with excellent independent schools in Taunton comprising Kings Preparatory and College, Queens College and Taunton School. There is a very popular Primary school is Kingston St Mary itself. There are endless opportunities for the recreational enthusiast including, walking, riding, and cycling in the Quantock Hills and there are a number of golf courses in the area, racing at Taunton racecourse and Taunton is also home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground and the Blackdown Hills and Exmoor National Park are a nearby reach.

DESCRIPTION

Kingston Hall is an impressive Grade II listed house, which has been extensively modernised and refurbished over recent years. The house itself is believed to date from c1342. The renovation work has been sympathetic, and the accommodation is beautifully presented to retain much of its original charm and character throughout including, exposed beam, crooked timbers, inglenook fireplaces and flagstone floors. The house is situated in an elevated position within its own grounds ensuring superb views across the village and towards the church. The house has an attractive façade with rendered elevations under a pitch tiled roof.

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation extends to 3,400 square feet and includes an original cross passage hallway. There are three reception rooms, two with inglenook fireplaces and a further study. The kitchen has been beautifully re-fitted and includes a range of handmade fitted units and a range of integrated appliances. There is a huge breakfast bar with quarts work surfaces and cupboards and draws under, there is a deep inglenook, which has been fitted to include a range of built-in units with integrated appliances and on either side of the fireplace is a walk-in pantry and wine cellar. Adjacent to the kitchen is the utility room, with a range of fitted units and a sink. There is also a boot room, WC, and door to the side terrace. On the first floor there is a galleried landing with exposed beams and exposed wooden floors. There is a master bedroom with en-suite and four further bedrooms and a fitted family bathroom suite.

OUTSIDE

The house is approached off the village road via a gated entrance leads to a tarmacaden turning and parking area. There is a large stone barn, which houses a large double garage and separate double car port. The west end of the building is a particularly useful hobbies room and separate shower area. On the first floor is a useful attic room and a good-sized storage area, which could be converted and is suitable for a variety of uses subject to the appropriate planning permissions. The gardens at Kingston Hall a particular feature and have been landscaped and surround the house, extending to approximately 0.5 of an acre. The gardens are very well maintained and divide into a selection of different areas, included a deep paved patio, lawn gardens surrounded by a number of mature specimen trees and shrubs and deep paved patio areas to the rear.

DIRECTIONS

From Taunton head North into Kingston St Mary. Once in the village leave The Swan pub on the right-hand side and follow the road round to the right and Kingston Hall is the first drive on the left-hand side.

SERVICES

Mains drainage, water and gas, gas fired central heating.

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