This elegant period residence occupies a plot of 1.54 acres in a slightly elevated position on the southern outskirts of the hamlet of Stathe, around two miles from Stoke St Gregory, while Bridgwater is nine miles away.

This grand Victorian property has been subject to various improvements in recent years and now offers further scope to remodel and create a comfortable family home.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: Symonds & Sampson

Inside, the house has a traditional layout with well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and large sash windows. The substantial entrance hall makes a strong first impression with its flagstone floor and wide staircase and leads to the main reception rooms. The spacious formal dining room has lovely views, stripped floorboards and an original black marble fireplace, while the large living room has a triple aspect, a white marble open fireplace, picture rails and an original arched display alcove that add to the period feel. There is also a separate study with fitted bookcases and a sash window from where there are lovely views across the grounds and the Somerset Levels.

Bridgwater Mercury: Pictures: Symonds & Sampson

The traditional kitchen/breakfast room was remodelled from an older extension some years ago and is fitted with solid wood units and worktops, finished with practical quarry tiled flooring.

On the first floor, there are four large double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has an original cast iron fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with a heritage-style suite.

Outside, the extensive grounds feature a series of formal gardens, a re-wilded meadow area and an enclosed sun terrace which is a sun trap in fine weather.

The gardens feature an abundance of well-established shrubs, plants and trees including a climbing hydrangea, Wisteria, a mature Laburnam tree, Yew topiary, borders with roses and established Hazel, Quince, and Birch trees.

Formal lawns lead down to a re-wilded area with meadow grass and a plethora of mature trees including chestnut, apples, hazel, hawthorn and willow trees. There is also a large wildlife pond with a former summerhouse.

A substantial workshop can be found outside that offers home office potential.

Stathe, Bridgwater

Guide Price: £800,000

Agent: Symonds & Sampson

Agent's Tel: 01460 200790