Ideally located for Taunton's excellent schools, the house is magnificently proportioned having been comprehensively remodelled and refurbished now extending to over 13,000 square feet and including the installation of a ground source heat pump.
Timbercombe House is approached by a newly laid private drive, accessed from attractive electric gates and sweeping through the parkland grounds and providing glimpses of the symmetrical facade of the house enhanced by a cleverly designed southern addition. The elevated position of the house gives an impressive sense of arrival and on arrival there is a large parking and turning area, triple garage and single garage on the northern side of the house.
The immaculate presentation and attention to detail is immediately noticeable, and this grand yet manageable family home strikes the ideal balance between visual appeal and practicality for modern day family life. The house is not listed, yet there are some wonderful original feature throughout, including cornicing in the library and Adam fireplaces. The large open entrance hall with newly constructed cantilevered staircase sets the tone for the rest of the house. From the central hall, the principal receptions are accessed all of which have magnificent proportions with impressive ceiling heights and vast windows. The family living room is the most impressive, with an oak floor and large bay window giving views over the gardens and ensuring an abundance of natural light. Glass doors lead to the south facing patio garden and pergola. This is a superb entertaining room and thanks to the beautifully constructed new fireplace, is also ideal for more intimate family occasions.
The Smallbone kitchen forms the heart of the house and has been designed with family in mind with a large breakfast room at one end and a central island and the latest high quality appliances fitted throughout. A secondary corridor, which can also be accessed via the courtyard behind the house leads to the practical elements and the outstanding leisure facilities. The heated indoor pool measures 12m x 6m and is complemented with showers and changing areas as well as a gym.
The exceptional quality of the work continues to the first floor, where an extensive and open landing area leads to the bedroom accommodation. On the north facing side is a study with distant views over the Bristol Channel towards Wales. There are a total of seven bedrooms, all of excellent proportions. The master bedroom is majestic, forming the major part of the new extension with a large bay window with stunning views, a dressing room and a luxurious en suite bathroom.
The courtyard to the rear of the house gives access to the one bedroom annexe, ideal for guest or staff accommodation. Next to his is an extensive wine store, garden store and single garage above which is a home office.
The Lodge is at the northern end of the grounds with independent access and ample parking, providing excellent ancillary accommodation to the main house and an opportunity for rental income. There are two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining room all on one level.
The gardens immediately surrounding the house have been extensively landscaped to provide large swathes of lawn, as well as Mediterranean style patio and outdoor entertaining area on the south side of the house, with a delightful pergola inspired by nearby Hestercombe Gardens. The views are superb, and the abundance of mature planting and established trees ensure maximum privacy.
Behind the house and patio is a newly built tennis court, neatly tucked away in a sheltered area of the garden. Beyond this is a productive vegetable garden with raised beds interspersed by gravelled paths and with a glasshouse and potting shed.
The grounds complement the house perfectly, providing privacy and seclusion as well as potential lifestyle benefits such as the ability to keep horses or livestock. Beyond the walled vegetable garden a track leads pa
Timbercombe House sits in a commanding position within the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a location that combines optimum privacy with accessibility thanks to the magnificent mature grounds and the excellent transport links nearby. The views from the property are superb, reaching far over the surrounding rolling hills of the Quantocks and on a clear day, the Bristol Channel and Wales can be seen in the distance.
The County Town of Taunton is about 6 miles away and offers an excellent selection of shops, and some very well regarded schools including Taunton School, King's College and Queen's College. Nearby are Wellington School and Blundell's in Tiverton. The highly regarded Millfield School is within easy reach as are Perrott Hill and Sherborne.
The Quantock Hills aonb is famous for its beautiful rolling countryside and varied wildlife and there are numerous opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. The Blackdown Hills and Exmoor National Park are also within easy reach.