An elegant detached Georgian house providing substantial living accommodation set within attractive good sized gardens on the outskirts of the county town.
Taunton Centre 1.5 Miles
Staplegrove Lodge is Listed Grade II in recognition of its architectural quality and dates back in part to the 15th Century. The appearance is very much Regency style although the main facade was not added, we understand, until about 1860. The property offers substantial living accommodation, arranged principally on two floors, although there are three good rooms at attic level and approached from a decent secondary staircase. The ground floor features three excellent reception rooms together with a large breakfast room and separate games room. Several of these rooms enjoy deep Georgian style windows with pleasant aspects over the gardens which are of a good size and are partly walled at a lower level creating almost a secret garden area. The house has been in the same ownership for many years and the current owners have used several bedrooms for bed and breakfast purposes. This has been very successful and details of the business are available on request. Staplegrove Lodge is an excellent family house of style and is thoroughly recommended by the selling agents.
The property is situated on the north western outskirts of Taunton on the edge of the highly favoured village of Staplegrove and local amenities include primary schooling, convenience stores and an attractive parish church. The house it well set back from nearby roads but enjoys excellent access particularly to the north and western sides of the town and indeed to the A358 which leads to West Somerset. The Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within three or four miles where many fine walks may be enjoyed. Views of these are enjoyed from some bedroom windows.
Taunton enjoys a wide range of shopping recreational and scholastic facilities including three noted public schools together with a major hospital and Somerset College of Arts and Technology. The town benefits from excellent communication links with the rest of the UK with fast rail service to London Paddington and M5 interchange.
Front Door to...
Entrance Hall20'3" x 9'10" (6.17m x 3m). with attractive tiled floor and period archways. Attractive main staircase rising to the upper floor.
Dining Room15'5" x 14'11" (4.7m x 4.55m). with deep sash window, fireplace incorporating a oil burning stove in period timber surround, plaster cornice.
Drawing Room21'10" x 16'10" (6.65m x 5.13m). with two deep sash windows overlooking the gardens, open fireplace with period timber surround. Plaster cornice.
Living Room21'7" x 15' (6.58m x 4.57m). with fireplace incorporating a wood burning stove in attractive slate surround, bay window overlooking gardens with fitted shutters. Fitted cupboard and attractive arched alcove.
Inner Hall with access to cellars and also a secondary staircase rising to the upper floors and door to rear lobby.
Cloakroom/Shower with glazed shower cubicle, WC and pedestal hand wash basin, flagstone floor and part panelled walls.
Rear Lobby with door to outside.
Playroom with bay window with fitted shutters.
Kitchen13'4" x 12'1" (4.06m x 3.68m).
Breakfast Room17'5" x 15'11" (5.3m x 4.85m). with attractive original dresser with cupboards beneath, fitted stanley oil fired range which provides domestic hot water and serves the central heating system, French windows to gardens. Door giving access to workshop. Pine fronted cupboard with fitted working surfaces incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit.
Utilty Room12'3" x 9'8" (3.73m x 2.95m). with deep glazed sink, tiled floor and plumbing for washing machine.
Main Landing with attractive archways, fitted store cupboard and airing cupboard with insulated tank and slatted shelving.
Bedroom 113'2" x 12'5" (4.01m x 3.78m).
Bedroom 212'3" x 8'10" (3.73m x 2.7m).
Bedroom 317'2" x 15'2" (5.23m x 4.62m). with fitted cupboard.
Family Bathroom with hardwood flooring, original Victorian bath, glazed and tiled corner, shower, pedestal hand wash basin and WC. Part tiled walls.
Bedroom 417'1" x 13'3" (5.2m x 4.04m). feature fireplace and deep store cupboard.
Bedroom 518'1" x 17'1" (5.51m x 5.2m).
Shower Room En-suite with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls.
Bedroom 618'3" x 12' (5.56m x 3.66m).
Shower Room with glazed and tiled shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin and low level WC. Part tiled walls.
Side Landing with fitted cupboards.
A secondary staircase from the side landing to large attic rooms, with slightly restricted head height, one currently used as a double bedroom the other as an office with a store room between them.