ASHTON HOUSE PICTS HILL, LANGPORT, TA10 9EX
A superb and exceptionally spacious home with wonderful views and a convenient location on the outskirts of Langport.
Ashton House includes over 3,500 sq.ft of excellent accommodation all appointed and equipped to high standards. It includes a reception hall, sitting room, garden room, study, a fabulous "wow" kitchen & dining room, utility room, 5 bedrooms and 3 bath or shower rooms.
Outside is a garage block, which includes a large open fronted carport plus a store.
The property totals towards a quarter of an acre with extensive parking and easily managed gardens.
Picts Hill lies just on the eastern outskirts of Langport towards Somerton. The house is well back from the road leading off the private driveway which just serves Ashton house and the neighbouring properties.
The gravelled driveway gives access into courtyard which provides more than ample parking for a good number of vehicles.
Ashton House is a handsome building with white lias stone and brick elevations under a tiled roof and was built by a highly reputable local builder (Mike Dunlop & Sons. Ltd.) renowned for the standard of his work.
The quality of the house is evident upon viewing the property as are the excellent and extremely generous proportions of the rooms. All the principal living areas have double aspects and large windows which flood the house with sunlight. Most are south facing.
The ground floor rooms have oak or tiled floors whilst the bedrooms are carpeted. These details are complemented by an air source heat pump engineered central heating system and double glazed windows and doors. These result in a highly efficient and economic building with an excellent EPC rating of 82 (B)
The reception hall opens to the stunning 25ft x 20ft. sitting room which has a massive fireplace as the focal point with an inset wood burning stove. A wide archway opens through directly into the garden room which has a side window, a pitched roof with velux lights and wide bifolding doors which open to the garden terrace. These two rooms combining to provide a unique open plan area for spacious living.
Matching these rooms is the very special kitchen & dining room which is 22ft. x 16ft.
with limestone floor tiling and windows to three sides including large bifolding doors to the garden. In addition the kitchen is superbly fitted and equipped as again is evident upon inspection. It has extensive fitted units with granite worksurfaces and integrated appliances including a range cooker, extractor and dishwasher.
The adjacent utility room is tiled and has fitted units, a sink unit plus space for fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Off this room is a cloakroom with a basin and wc.
Returning to the hall a door leads into a study equally suitable as a snug.
A staircase rises from the sitting room to a large gallery landing with an impressive vaulted ceiling with four electrically operated Velux roof windows.
The master bedroom suite includes a large triple aspect window with a fabulous balcony with breath taking views which must be seen to be appreciated. In the room are built in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.
The second suite also has a bedroom and an en suite shower room.
In addition there are 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom with both a bath and shower.
The open fronted carport leads off the courtyard and behind it is a useful store.
The gardens have ben well landscaped for ease of management and to provide practical useful areas for relaxation and enjoyment. There are wide paved terraces leading onto a level lawn bounded by substantial fencing and hedges.
Mention must again be made of the simply superb views over the bordering Somerset countryside.
The property has a heat source pump which returns £187 per quarter and the current owners pay a standing order of electricity of £115 per month.
EPC rating is 82(B).
The house has an Architect’s Certificate with six years unexpired.
Council Tax Band F
Good Broadband and mobile coverage.
About the area
Langport is an historic town alongside the River Parrett which was the Roman accesway to Avalon and later the invading Danes. It was also the site of an important battle in the Civil War. It's now an idyllic small Somerset town which has changed little over the years which gives it great charm and character. Individual shops remain without large chain outlets other than the useful Tescos. It also has very pleasant and popular cafe/restaurants alongside the river much used by walkers and nowadays cyclists as well as the local townspeople.
The surrounding countryside is absolutely beautiful and is accessible with many footpaths and bridleways. It is also ideal for cycling with its small lanes and little traffic (see Somerset Cycle Route).
The nearby towns of Street, Glastonbury, Taunton, Wells and Sherborne offer a wide range of amenities and the area offers a good choice of country pubs and restaurants. The award winning Halfway House being just a short drive eastwards.
Communications are excellent via the M5 motorway linking the north and south and the A303 to the east and west. Nearby Castle Cary provides a fast train link to London Paddington.
There is an excellent choice of state and independent schools including Millfield, Sherborne, Bruton, Taunton School, Wells Cathedral School, Huish Episcopi Academy and Sixth Form colleges at both Richard Huish, Taunton and Strode College in Street; Hazlegrove and Leweston are very popular local Preparatory schools.
Sporting facilities several good golf courses and numerous clubs for a wide variety of sports (cricket, tennis, squash, rugby, soccer, etc.) There are also many cultural and artistic societies and organizations within this very active and friendly community of Somerset.
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