A most attractive and versatile detached country house occupying a superb setting on the northern slopes of the Quantock Hills set in around 3 acres of gardens and grounds and with views towards the Bristol Channel.EPC Rating E. Read more
A most attractive and versatile detached country house occupying a superb setting on the northern slopes of the Quantock Hills set in around 3 acres of gardens and grounds and with views towards the Bristol Channel.EPC Rating E.
The Counting House is a most interesting period property located between the popular villages of Nether Stowey and Holford on the northern slopes on the Quantock Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to superb woodland and moorland walks and within a few miles of the coast.
Believed to have been built around 1750 as the HQ to the Dodington Copper Mines and converted to residential use in the early 1800's.Constructed of local stone under a tiled roof with oil fired central heating the property offers extensive and well proportioned accommodation which is currently run as two separate properties providing a useful letting income.
The letting property is equally suitable as a holiday let, granny annexe or to incorporate the whole property together providing a large family home or for those wishing to take advantage of the bed and breakfast trade.
The property stands in around three acres of gardens and grounds which are an undoubted feature which includes areas of lawns, woodland gardens, small paddock, wild gardens in an old disused quarry providing a haven for wildlife and a former vineyard.
ACCOMMODATION Arranged over two floors the accommodation in brief comprises;
Canopy Entrance Porch
Hall With Quarry tiled floor.
Sitting Room (S&N) Stone fireplace and surround, two radiators and door to
Enclosed Rear Porch Half glazed leaded light door to garden.
Dining Room(S) Fireplace with painted slated surround and inset woodburner, radiator, built in china cupboard.
Fitted Kitchen(N&E)Fitted with a range of timber base and wall units, roll edged surfaces, double drainer stainless steel sink unit, electric cooker point, plumbing for dishwasher, space with chimney ideal for Aga/Rayburn and stone floor.
Study(S)Radiator and door to garden.
Cloakroom (N)Fitted with a low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and radiator.
Boiler Room(S)Plumbing for two washing machines, oil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system and flagstone flooring.
An enclosed staircase from the dining room gives access to the first floor.
Bedroom 1 (E&S) Radiator and telephone point.
Bedroom 2 (S)Walk in wardrobe, radiator and door to -
En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a three piece white suite comprising panelled bath with power shower over, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin unit with cupboards under, light and shaver point and built in airing cupboard.
Connecting door to bedroom 3 which can be used with either the letting cottage or the house.
Enclosed Entrance Porch and Hall
Dining Room (S&E)Two radiators, telephone point, understairs cupboard and connecting door to main house.
Sitting Room(N&W)Stone fireplace with matching hearth, leaded light bay window and two radiators.
Fitted Kitchen (S&W) Fitted with a modern range of timber fronted base and wall units with roll edged working surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, four ring electric hob, eye level double oven and door to -
Enclosed Side Entrance PorchOil fired boiler heating the central heating and domestic hot water system and doors to outside.
From the Dining Room a staircase leads to
First Floor LandingOff which is
Bedroom 3(N&S) Radiator and archway to -
En-Suite BathroomFitted with a three piece white suite comprising panelled bath, corner wash hand basin, low level WC, light and shaver point.
Bedroom 4 (S) Two radiators and archway to -
-Suite Shower RoomFitted with three piece suite comprising low level WC, vanity basin unit and recessed shower cubicle.
Bedroom 5(N&W) Radiator and display alcove.
Bathroom Fitted with a three piece suite comprising panelled bath with power shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, radiator, light /shaver point and airing cupboard.
OUTSIDE The property is approached through double timber gates onto a gravelled entrance drive providing excellent parking and turning facilities in front of a detached garage. There is a range of other outbuildings which include timber store, summerhouse, stable/workshop, two storerooms, two tool/garden sheds and greenhouse.
The gardens and grounds which amount to approximately three acres are a delightful feature of the property being well stocked and mature.The front gardens are laid mainly to lawn with flower and shrub beds and borders, trees and inset shrubs and to the east of this is a fully hedged formal vegetable garden with surrounding lawn.The rear gardens are again laid to lawn with a number of trees and inset shrubs.Lying east of the house is a gentle sloping paddock and former vineyard of 500 vines.There is also a small copse(former mining sand quarry) with rhododendrons which has been allowed to grow forming a haven for wildlife
SERVICES Mains water and electricity.Private drainage and oil fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX E
Proceed on the A39 towards Bridgwater going through the villages of St Audries (West Quantoxhead), Kilve and Holford.After bypassing Holford proceed for approximately a mile passing the Castle of Comfort Inn on your right, take the next turning on the right at the brow of the hill signposted Crowcombe where the property will be found immediately on your left hand side.