Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4
Taunton, England

Guide £1,500,000
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About Bradford on Tone, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

A beautiful Grade II Listed country house with 8 bedrooms, gardens and paddocks bordered by the River Tone. The property is beautifully maintained with original features remaining including a bell tower, stone window frames and hamstone.

8 bedrooms
Possible annexe accommodation
Grade II Listed
4 reception rooms
Beautiful gardens
Paddocks
Fishing rights
Peaceful location
Bradford Court is a substantial Grade II Listed 8 bedroom house, built in 1903 for the Bishop Wilkinson, Bishop of Europe and North Africa. Latin inscriptions are found above the main entrance and bay windows to the west of the house and are believed to be associated with the Bishop. The property is beautifully maintained with many of the original features remaining including a bell tower, stone window frames and hamstone mullions. Internally the property has high ceilings, beautiful ceiling cornicing and minster fireplaces.

The accommodation comprises an entrance porch with arched double doors leading through to a spacious entrance hall with the main staircase and the main reception rooms off, dual aspect drawing room with a stunning bay window, window seat overlooking the gardens and minster coal fireplace, dining room with a minster stone open fire, window seat and wooden panelling, kitchen/breakfast room with fitted wooden units, an island, an Aga with companion, integrated appliances and French doors to the terrace and a cloakroom with sink and WC.

A rear hall provides access to the study, games room, butler’s pantry, larder, utility room, boiler room / workshop and the former servant’s entrance. This wing of the property has the potential to be separated to provide annexe accommodation, along with the three bedrooms above.

A sweeping staircase from the main hall leads upstairs to a naturally lit landing, five bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom with barrelled ceiling has views over the gardens towards the river and an en suite bathroom with a spa bath and spa shower cubicle. The four further bedrooms are all of a good size, some with fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom features a spa/steam shower and a claw foot bath. The rear hall leads through to three additional bedrooms, currently used as a gym, hobby room and office, with a further family bathroom featuring an original sunken bath.

The property benefits from a cellar with the oil boiler, wine store and storage.

Bradford Court is approached through wrought iron gates leading to a large gravelled turning and parking area for several cars. To the east of the house is a timber frame building with two garages, two bays, storage above and further parking. A small courtyard lies adjacent with a coal storeroom, gardeners WC and potting shed.

A paved sun terrace lies to the south west of the house, perfect for ’alfresco’ entertaining, with a pretty wisteria climbing the side of the house and a large level lawn interspersed with established trees, including laurels, oaks, a Juda and magnolias, and flowering bulbs.

To the rear of the house two five bar gates provide access to the gently sloping paddock and the lower field, bordered by the peaceful River Tone, weir and woodland. The property has approximately 225 metres of single bank fishing rights along the river. A further drive owned by the property and shared by two other properties, provides access from the road to the level walled garden and house. There is an additional 5 bar gate from the road to the lower field beside the river bank.

Amenities

  • Staff Quarters
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Guide £1,500,000
8
Bedrooms
3
Full Baths
5,798 Sq Ft.
Interior
6.94 Acres
Exterior
Single Family Home
EXE170252
MLS / Web ID
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