Guide price £1,300,000
Dating from 1854 and formerly part of the Stourhead Estate, Penridge House has been extended over the years and now provides spacious and flexible accommodation over two floors. Constructed of brick and stone under a clay tile roof, in recent years the property has been comprehensively refurbished. Most recent works have included opening up the kitchen/breakfast room to create one large room overlooking the south facing gardens. Other attributes worthy of mention include light and bright accommodation, an impressive oak staircase, an oil fired AGA in the kitchen, and the delightful position with lovely views over the surrounding countryside. In addition, there is a west facing terrace ideal for evening entertaining. The property is approached from the lane through wooden gates on to a large gravel car parking and turning area, adjoining which are the garages. More formal gardens lie to the south of Penridge House accessed from the french windows in the kitchen/breakfast room and are principally to lawn with an ornamental pond flanked by paving on either side and box hedging. Stone steps lead to the lower lawn flanked by colourful flower and shrub borders with a wide variety of flowering shrubs including rhododendrons, roses, magnolia, sedum and bordered by beech hedging. Beyond this is a small orchard with a timber field gate off the lane, and a rain fed pond. There is a grass paddock with an area of woodland, predominantly pine with some deciduous trees including mature beech. Please note there is a small area of garden to the north of the timber shed on an annual licence. Pen Selwood is a much sought after village which sits on an escarpment on the borders of Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset. The village has a church and a village hall whilst the nearby villages of Bourton and Zeals each have a Post Office/Store and a public house. Nearby Bruton is a fashionable and popular town in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The town has several well-known restaurants, pubs and bars including At the Chapel, The Roth Bar at the world-renowned Hauser & Wirth Gallery and the newly opened Newt Hotel and Gardens. Gillingham provides for most everyday needs and there is a Waitrose and a mainline railway station (London Waterloo). For more sophisticated requirements there is the cathedral city of Salisbury to the east and the Georgian spa town of Bath to the north.
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