This handsome Grade II listed residence of great charm and historic interest, occupies a prime position in the heart of the sought-after village of Nether Stowey, while Bridgwater is eight miles away.

Thomas Poole House is undoubtedly one of the most prominent houses in the village with its Georgian façade and classic panelled front door with a surrounding portico and stained-glass window. The period property is of particular historic interest and carries a blue plaque commemorating Thomas Poole’s friendship with the poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It is understood the poets were regular visitors to the house.

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Thomas Poole was a wealthy farmer and tanner still remembered today as a major local benefactor. His impressive book room, with its barrel ceiling, receives a mention in Pevsner.

Over the course of time, the house has been well restored and now provides a most comfortable and spacious home. On the ground floor, there is a particularly charming drawing room with a wood-burning stove, a ceiling cornice and three large sash windows. The sitting room, which could also be used as a formal dining room, sits on the other side of the hall and adjoins the refitted kitchen, which has an Aga. At the back of the house, there is a morning room/library that leads to a studio/events room.

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms. The principal bedroom suite benefits from having an ensuite marble bathroom. Two further double bedrooms can be found on the second floor, along with a family bathroom and a dressing room.

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Outside, pleasant grounds measuring three-quarters of an acre surround the property. The gardens have been landscaped beautifully and feature a magnificent flowering cherry tree, large areas of lawn, a pretty terrace and a charming walled garden.

There are two substantial stone outbuildings, one is a double garage, while the other provides scope for those with outdoor hobbies or for running a business from home.

Thomas Poole House, Castle Street, Nether Stowey

Guide Price: £895,000

Agent: Jackson Stops

Agent's Tel: 01823 325144