KING-O-MILL, KEINTON MANDEVILLE, SOMERTON TA11 6DG
Somerton 5 miles, Glastonbury 7 miles, Wells 13 miles, Yeovil 11 miles, Castle Cary 7 miles, A303 5 miles, Bristol 31 miles, Bath 29 miles.
A delightful country house in a beautiful, quiet rural setting together with a 3 bedroom cottage, stabling, mature grounds and meadows. In all over 32 acres.
The house is comfortable, easily managed and includes a reception hall, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast/sitting room, garden room, boot room and utility room. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
About 20 ft. away is a cottage which can be used as an independent unit or as more accommodation for the house. It includes 3 bedrooms, bathroom and an office/sitting room.
The grounds include lawned gardens, a stable yard, manege, stocked fishing lake, a flight pond and 30 acres or so of meadows.
The property is crossed and partly bounded by a millstream which runs from (and then back to) the River Brue.
A quiet country road links the villages of Baltonsborough and Keinton Mandeville and a small “no-through” lane runs off it and serves just 4 properties. The lane runs to meet the private drive to King-O-Mill which bridges the stream and leads past a paddock and through the gardens. The house looks out across its own land and open countryside beyond
Internals and some external photos were taken on the 20th October. Some externals were taken previously.
This is a great property for anyone seeking a peaceful or busy country lifestyle with a comfortable home, equestrian and other sporting facilities, and privacy. There are plenty of good schools within a short drive, lots of facilities and good access to fast rail and road links.
The house is very manageable, and the cottage can provide extra space if needed or can be used as a granny annexe, holiday let, home office, etc. The house and cottage total towards 4,000 sq.ft.
The original stone farmhouse has been extensively improved and details include Cotswold stone floors, exposed beams, French doors to the gardens, stone fireplaces, fitted bedroom furniture, several bathrooms and a spacious kitchen with an Aga.
A central reception hall has the staircase and gives access to a cloakroom/boot room and a utility room. There's also a second cloakroom. The drawing room is a good size with a stone fireplace, wood burner and French doors to the garden room and into the gardens. The adjacent dining room also has French doors to the garden.
The kitchen / breakfast / living room is a super room with lots of space and plenty of units and appliances including an Aga. There’s ample room for sofas and space for table and chairs. A door leads out to the garden room which has French doors to a terrace and BBQ area which works perfectly with this room.
The central landing serves 4 bedrooms. The main bedroom has fitted bedroom furniture and an en suite bathroom Another bedroom has an en suite wet room, and the other bedrooms are served by another wet room
Old Bake House
This is a detached Cottage which provides excellent accommodation which is close enough to be used with the house and is equally suited to other uses. It includes a hall, 3 bedrooms and a large first floor office – equally suitable as a living room with kitchenette..
The house stands within mainly lawned gardens with mature trees and shrubs and a sunny terrace and BBQ area.
The drive into the property bridges the stream and then forks right to the house with a spur leading to the left and the stable yard. This includes a range with 4 loose boxes, stores, garage and a railed yard. Adjacent is a manege with silica sand and a rubber chip mixed base.
Within the grounds is a small lake which has previously been stocked with fish and within the land, some distance from the house is a duck flighting pond.
There are paddocks and fields of level lying permanent pasture in good heart and within a ring fence.
Freehold. Not listed. Council Tax Band G.
Mains water and electricity. Oil central heating. Electric underfloor heating in the bathrooms. Double glazing.
Rights of way
1.The lane becomes a private drive about a hundred yards from the bridge which leads into the gardens. An adjacent property has a right of way over the first 25 yards of the drive to a gateway into a field.
2. There is a public footpath over the land adjoining the gardens.
Follow Sat-Nav directions and continue to the end of the lane and onto the drive which leads to the house.
About the area
The villages of Baltonsborough and Keinton Mandeville both have churches, primary schools, pubs and plenty of amenities and societies. Google them for full details.
In addition, there are a number of small surrounding towns which cater for general needs with Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil also within easy driving distance.
Nearby are various well-regarded state and independent schools including Strode College, Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Hazelgrove, Downside and the Sherborne and Bruton schools.
The A303 is a few miles south and Castle Cary has a mainline train to Paddington. The area offers a wide range of facilities- cultural and sporting. There are several golf and tennis clubs nearby, various shooting syndicates, hunting with the Blackmore Vale and the Mendip Farmers and racing at Wincanton, Taunton and Bath.
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