Westowe, Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A striking 19th Century manor house, together with substantial workshop with alternative use potential, garage and paddock. In all extended to 5.99 acres.

This imposing manor house dates back to 1888 and is of local stone elevations under a pitched slated roof. The property has a real feeling of grandeur about it with an impressive entrance hall, symmetrical reception rooms, generous room sizes and tall ceiling heights. Unusually the property is not listed and enjoys oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. The accommodation in brief comprises a fabulous entrance hall with original quarry tile flooring and turning staircase rising to the first floor. The reception rooms lie on either side being a fabulous sitting room enjoying a dual aspect and open fire place with marble surround. The drawing room is fitted with bespoke book shelf and minster fireplace with log burning stove. A door off leads to a fabulous kitchen/dining room with minster fireplace at either end fitted solid wood base units with Quarts work surfaces over and island unit. To the rear is a second staircase, laundry W.C. and study currently used as a store room. Upstairs are four double bedrooms and a single currently used as a study. The master has a shower area and the remaining bedrooms are serviced by a family bathroom and separate shower room.


The land benefits from a right of way over the area hatched blue on the plan below.

The property is located on north western edge of the highly desirable village of Lydeard St Lawrence. Local amenities include a popular primary school whilst the rural centre of Bishops Lydeard is about two miles where a good range of day to day amenities will be found including mini supermarket, health centre, primary school and news agents. There are a host of local foot and bridle paths that gives easy access into the surrounding, very attractive countryside.

The county town of Taunton is about 7 miles away and being the county, Taunton has an excellent range of shopping, scholastic and leisure facilities with 3 noted public schools. Taunton is also well connected for the commuter with a direct line rail link and both Bristol and Exeter host international airports being within an hours drive.

The property is approached via an electric gate with stone pillars over a gravel driveway which leads to a detached garage. The front gardens are mainly lawned and contained with well established borders creating privacy. Adjoining the rear of the house is an insulated workshop of stone and timber clad elevations which could easily suit a number of alternative uses such as an annexe, office, gym, games room or other similar uses, subject to the necessary consents. In addition is a courtyard with a traditional outbuilding previously used for stables and the associated land lies to the north.


The land immediately adjoins the property two the north and slopes up where a small fruit orchard can be found. Beyond are two paddocks which are less sloping, perfect for equestrian or agricultural use and from have fantastic views can be enjoyed of the surrounding countryside. In all the land extends to approximately 5.99 acres.


There is a further 7.21 acres available by separate negotiation.

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