MILLSLADE HALL, STATION ROAD, ASHCOTT, SOMERSET, TA7 9QP
Street 3 miles, Glastonbury 5 miles, Wells 11 miles, Yeovil 11 miles, Taunton 22 miles, Castle Cary 15 miles, Bristol 30 miles and the M5 9 miles. (all approx.).
A fine Edwardian country house, recently extended and refurbished, which enjoys extensive views in a quiet, peaceful setting within easy reach of Glastonbury, Street, other nearby towns and the M5.
The house has exceptional accommodation which totals towards 5,000 sq.ft (470 sq.ms.). This includes a large entrance hall, 2 cloakrooms, sitting room, a 36 ft drawing room and an absolutely stunning 35ft. open plan kitchen and dining room. This has full room height and full width windows on 2 sides with panoramic views. Also on the ground floor are a snug, boot room and plant room.
On the two upper floors are 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a dressing room.
Outside is a self contained Lodge (ideal for guests), garaging and grounds totalling towards 2 acres.
The property is situated just beyond the northern outskirts of the village of Ashcott which is just a few miles from Glastonbury and Street with both within a 15 minute drive. The house has an elevated position on the Polden Hills with wonderful views over the beautiful surrounding countryside. Just a couple of miles further north are two extensive nature reserves.
Millslade Hall has access from Station Road which is a quiet country lane with very little traffic. The property is screened by a thick hedge and has a carriage driveway with electric gates and a video control.
Millslade Hall is an immaculate property with wonderful living space, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, fabulous views and great privacy. The extension and refurbishment works have been done in the last few years to a high standard and embracing modern technology whilst the house retains many period details.
The result is a very comfortable and practical family home of a size and standard rarely found.
The house is a handsome Edwardian stone building (not listed) with a central porch flanked by matching bay windows and gabled roofs above.
The porch leads through double doors into an entrance hall with reception rooms to either side being a sitting room and drawing room. The latter is a great family and entertaining room being 36 ft. with a fireplace set in an alcove, a bay window and double doors through into the stunning kitchen and dining room which really does have breathtaking views.
Again it’s a large room (35 ft. x 19 ft.) with 2 walls fully comprising windows and sliding glass doors which maximise the outlook. These together with discretely placed glazed roof panels flood the room with sunlight. There’s great space for a dining area whilst the kitchen area is superbly fitted and equipped. There are cupboards and drawers, two large islands (3m x 1.250m) with Silestone Quartz worksurfaces, breakfast bar, hot tap, twin sink units, single sink, dishwasher, 2 ovens with warming drawers, microwave oven, gas hob, a downdraft extractor, double fridge and double freezer. The room has underfloor heating.
Just off the kitchen is a snug (which could be used as an office or playroom), a boot room and a plant room. Also on the ground floor are a small study and 2 cloakrooms.
It is also worth noting the new technical and engineering equipment provides a wifi system with hardwiring from the router throughout the house. There is also mains gas central heating and a pressurised water system to all bathrooms.
1st and 2nd floors
On the first floor the master bedroom suite has a large bedroom, a well fitted dressing room and an en suite with twin basins and a large shower area. Also on this floor are two other bedrooms and a bathroom with twin basins which can be en suite or accessed from the landing.
On the second floor one bedroom has an en suite shower room and 2 store areas. There are two other bedrooms (both with store areas) and a further bathroom. In all 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
This is detached from the house and situated in a range of buildings across a gravelled courtyard. On the ground floor is an open plan living area which includes a kitchenette and an adjacent shower room. A staircase leads to a bedroom above with reduced headroom.
Adjcent to the Lodge is a 3 bay garage, one bay with doors and the others open fronted.
The grounds total just under 2 acres with electric gates leading into large paved and gravelled driveways which provide extensive parking. The gardens are mainly lawned with a terrace outside the dining room leading to a walled lawned garden with a further large well sheltered terrace. An adjoining paddock is positioned to the east of the house with a copse at one end.
The owners have considered building a large garden room on the eastern side effectively creating an east wing. They have received a very favourable “pre-app” response from the planning authority and planning permission is now being sought. Further details and plans are available. Planning permission was granted in December 2018 for a field gate to be installed to the south of the paddock, granting access from Station Road.
About the area
Ashcott is a pleasant village to the west of the towns of Street and Glastonbury and is a popular residential area with a 15th century church, village hall, playing fields, primary school, village store and a couple of pubs. It has an active friendly community of just over a thousand people. The surrounding towns are all within easy reach providing a wide range of facilities and amenities and there's easy access to the A303 and also the M5. Castle Cary to the east has a fast direct line to Paddington.
The village has a well regarded primary school and there are excellent state and independent schools in the area including St. Crispins, Strode College, Millfield and Wells Cathedral School.
The surrounding Somerset countryside is quite outstanding and very accessible with many footpaths and nature reserves close to hand.
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