Kingston St. Mary, Taunton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A stunning Georgian house, situated on the lower slopes of the Quantock Hills with a separate stable cottage all enjoying wonderful views south, over the Vale of Taunton, together with 6.5 acres. EPC Exempt.


Fulford House is situated in the hamlet of Fulford, one mile from Kingston St Mary. Kingston St Mary is a particularly sought-after village with an active community with many clubs and organisations. Amenities include a primary school, public house, parish church, village hall, playing field and garage. The village lies at the foot of the Quantock Hills, which is the first area of outstanding natural beauty in the country and is renowned for its numerous opportunities to enjoy country pursuits with miles of bridleways and footpaths. The village is situated four miles from the county town of Taunton. Taunton has an extensive range of amenities including leading public schools, Kings Hall, Kings College, Queens College, and Taunton School all situated within the town. Taunton also has access to a mainline railway station with links to London Paddington in under 1 hour 45 minutes. The M5 motorway can be accessed at junction 25 and junction 24.


Fulford House is a wonderful Georgian property, situated in a lovely rural location, benefitting from excellent views over open countryside and towards the Blackdown Hills. The Grade II listed house is offered for sale in excellent order and comprises a substantial detached house with a separate stable cottage conversion, garaging, swimming pool, tennis court and garden room. Fulford House is set within approximately 6.5 acres of landscaped gardens and paddocks.

A sweeping driveway leads off the village road, through gates to the gravelled parking area at the front of the house. Fulford House being listed Grade II benefits from many charming period features to include lovely fireplaces, sash windows and shutters.


An entrance porch leads to a front door with a fan light window leading into the beautiful entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. There is access to the sitting room with a marble fireplace with inset wood burner with shelved recesses to either side. There are fine views south over the garden and beyond. The drawing room also enjoys views facing south and has an exposed wooden floor. There is a dining room with an open fireplace with a timber mantle piece and surround, there are views over the rear garden and access to the study, which is currently used as an office and has fitted cupboards and book shelves.

From the entrance hall a door leads into the gorgeous handmade kitchen, which is fully fitted with an extensive range of kitchen units and is centred on a two oven AGA. The kitchen has a large sitting area and bi-folding doors open to a covered veranda, perfect for summer dining. There is a further stable door to the outside and a door leads into the utility room and then a cloakroom. Stairs from the entrance hall lead down to the basement with two useful rooms, one currently used as a gym, the other as a hobbies room.

The staircase leads to a half landing, with access to the family bathroom with a free-standing bath, wash hand basin and walk in shower. Further steps lead to the first floor where there are four good sized bedrooms, three of these have beautiful southerly views. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing area and en-suite bathroom, which includes a bath, shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Further stairs lead up to the second floor, where there is a master suite, comprising a large room, which benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with corner bath, his and hers wash hand basins, low level WC and a walk-in shower.


In the gardens of Fulford House there is the Stable Cottage conversion, which now provides wonderful character accommodation. It comprises a spacious living room with staircase to the first floor, a separate fully fitted kitchen as well as a shower room all on the ground floor. Upstairs is a lovely dual aspect bedroom. This is a fabulous addition to the accommodation or to provide a source of income.


The gardens surround Fulford House and comprise many separate areas providing superb spaces. The gardens adjoining the parking area are mainly laid to lawn with a terrace area next to the house. There is also a very private hot tub.

To the rear there are wonderful landscaped gardens, to include a flat croquet lawn, perfectly sized for a marquee with electricity supply. This area has an orchard to the north with a wide variety of fruit trees to include local Kingston Black apple trees, a mulberry bush, two quince trees, pears and a stumpery.

Adjoining the covered sitting out area there is an excellent swimming pool, with access to the sauna and pool room. This private area provides an excellent place for entertaining throughout the warmer months. There is a built-in BBQ/outside kitchen with Belfast sink. The Stable Cottage also adjoins the pool area. To the rear of Stable Cottage there is a large triple garage, which is hidden away and provides an excellent place for car storage and workshop space. The gardens also have a tennis court, with a practice wall and adjoining this is the garden room.


The garden room is a recent addition and is highly adaptable, as further overflow accommodation or office/living space. It comprises a large open plan living area with a fully fitted kitchen and a separate shower room.


The gardens sweep south and offer further areas to enjoy, to include large expanses of lawn with flower and shrub borders as well as a walled secret garden with a stunning water feature. The gardens are a beautiful feature with many areas to sit out, enjoy the views and the peaceful location. There is a kitchen garden with a potting shed, fruit cage and greenhouse.

The property benefits from two fields. One to the south across the lane from the main house. The other adjoins the garden and tennis court, which benefits from a shelter, mains water and turn out area.


Mains Water, Gas, Electricity. Private Drainage.

Tenure: Freehold. Council Tax Band: G

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