THIS elegant period townhouse stands in the picturesque and historically important location of King Square in the centre of Bridgwater, just over 100 metres away from the High Street.

Believed to have been constructed just after the Napoleonic Wars, the six-bedroom Grade II* listed residence has been well maintained over the years and sympathetically restored to its former glory by its current owner. The five-storey dwelling has an abundance of original features that sit well alongside its more modern fixtures and fittings, and the house is beautifully presented and has a tastefully decorated interior incorporating a modern yet classic palette.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: A&F, Burnham-on-Sea

Inside, on the ground floor, there is a well-proportioned living room with a wealth of character features such as an ornamental fireplace, a dado rail, a moulded cornice, a ceiling rose and lovely oak flooring. The dining room is equally pleasant and displays similar period features.

The open-plan kitchen/diner is a highlight of the property. This sizeable room has a classic look with quality, duck egg blue coloured units, solid wood worktops, several integrated appliances, a large central island unit, a walk-in pantry and a wine cellar.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: A&F, Burnham-on-Sea

Steps lead down to the cellars/domestic offices and a laundry room or workshop.

On the first floor, there is a grand drawing room that has a traditional Georgian style.

This exquisite room has many qualities including a high ceiling, light and airy proportions, full-length sash windows, an ornate marble fireplace and an elegant balcony with original railings from where it is possible to admire the views over King Square. A double bedroom and a shower room complete this level.

On the second floor, there are two spacious double bedrooms and a classically-style family bathroom with a Victorian-style bath and a separate large shower cubicle.

A further three bedrooms and another family bathroom can be found on the third floor.

Outside, there is a fully enclosed rear courtyard with an area of decking for outdoor seating.

King Square, Bridgwater

Guide Price: £525,000

Agent: A&F, Burnham on Sea

Agent's Tel: 01278 782266