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£1,500,000 - 8 bedroom character property for sale - Gurney Street, Cannington

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Tenure: Freehold

The accommodation is as briefly follows;

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Gurney Street, Cannington, Nr Bridgwater TA5 2HW provides a unique opportunity to acquire a superbly restored property together with a detached cottage, with all the renovation works having been lovingly carried out to a high specification with outstanding vision and acumen, by the current owners over a period of time from their original purchase in 1993, from a derelict property. It occupies a fully enclosed mature plot extending to approximately 1.5 acres within a rural location on the outskirts of the village and enjoys open views over the surrounding fields. A good range of local amenities are available within the village centre approximately ½ mile distant with town centre facilities at Bridgwater approximately 3 miles. The county town of Taunton is approximately 15 miles and the M5 motorway interchange is within 5 miles giving quick and easy access to the surrounding areas.  

The property dates in parts from the C15th. It originally formed the mill to the nearby Gurney Manor House before falling into dereliction. It still retains a working mill waterwheel within the building, being fed by a flowing stream. Since its rebuilding/conversion the property has been run by the owners as a high-end bed and breakfast, together with holiday let and also as a wedding function venue. It offers any purchaser the potential opportunity to carry on in this vein or indeed to be used as one large family property with a separate cottage annexe. External elevations are of natural stone walling below a pitched, tiled roof. It has been carefully and cleverly designed to provide exceptionally spacious accommodation with many features and also having a particularly light and airy feel. Internal inspection is essential to appreciate the overall size and calibre provided.  A particular feature of the main property is the Drawing Room/Dining Hall extending to 50’ x 19’ and having full height ceiling to apex roof level with exposed beams and trusses, and also being overlooked by a Minstrels Gallery. There are 4 double letting rooms with quality fitted en-suites together with an owners Master suite and a further double bedroom with en-suite to the main house. In addition there is a large Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility, Workroom and the Mill Waterwheel Room. The whole property could be used as one dwelling if required. It is presented in good order throughout and provided with quality fittings and all modern facilities including gas central heating.

The detached cottage offers 3 Bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, large lounge/Diner, fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, and a further room which requires completion to provide a further Bedroom/Study as required. This provides an ideal holiday or letting unit, or indeed could provide a delightful annexe for a family.

Externally the gardens to the whole are fully enclosed and provide a delightful mature feature with lawns, private seating/patio areas, ponds and fast flowing stream. There is ample on-site parking for numerous vehicles together with a Double Garage with mezzanine storage level and electric up and over door.  Internal inspection is thoroughly advised of this individual property which provides many potential opportunities to its overall use.  


GROUND FLOOR    Covered verandah giving access to Letting Rooms:

BEDROOM    12’5” x 11’7” Full height room with beams. Radiator Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachments, fully tiled around with screen over. Wash basin, low level WC with concealed cistern. Towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM    16’9” x 10’8” Full height ceiling with beams. Radiator. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Panelled bath with mains shower, fully tiled around, wash basin with vanity shelf, low level WC. Chrome radiator/towel rail. Tiled floor.

REAR ENTRANCE HALL    Beams and oak flooring. Steps upto Kitchen/Breakfast Room.

BEDROOM    17’6” reducing to 11’0” x 12’9”.  Radiator.  Built in wardrobe. Exposed beams. Dressing table area. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Panelled bath with mains shower and screen over. Wash basin Low level WC with concealed cistern. Tiled around fitments and flooring. Extractor. 

BEDROOM    12’6” x 10’9” Full height room with exposed beams. Wardrobe. Radiator. 3 steps up and heavy Elm door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Panelled bath with shower attachments and screen over. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Flagstone floor. Extractor. Radiator/towel rail.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM    20’10” x 18’10” A feature of the property with full height ceiling, beams and trusses. Range of modern units incorporating single drainer sink unit inset into worktop with units below. Adjoining worktop with units under. Island worktop with integrated fridge and freezer with units below. Second island worktop unit with units under. Range of wall units. Tall storage cupboards. Former chimney breast with inset Smeg range cooker with hob and double oven, extractor over. Feature glazed door and panels overlooking front garden.  Door to Inner Hall. Door to:

UTILITY ROOM     12’2” x 7’0” Equipped with a range of units incorporating single drainer sink unit.  Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble drier.  Tiled floor. Extractor. Worcester gas fired boiler providing central heating and hot water. Door to: 

WORKROOM/STORE    10’0” x 9’5” Wall and floor units. Door to front garden

INNER HALL    Stairs to first floor. Door to:

DRAWING ROOM/DINING HALL     50’4” x 18’9” A superb room with full height ceiling, exposed beams and
roof trusses. Full height glazed panels and doors to front and rear gardens. Feature fireplace with stone and carved timber chimney breast with inset woodburning stove. Brick hearth. Elm flooring. Minstrels gallery. Radiator. Timber stairs to first floor. Door to:

WATERWHEEL ROOM    20’0” x 19’0” Feature working waterwheel. Flagstone floor. Beamed ceiling. Radiator. Opening to:

REAR PORCH    Brick floor. Radiator. Door to rear garden. Ladies and gents toilets off.


MINSTRELS GALLERY/SITTING AREA     19’0” overall x 10’0” Overlooking Dining Hall.  Original beams. Heavy  door to:

MASTER BEDROOM    19’9” x 19’3” Comprehensive range of fitted wardrobe furniture also providing a recessed dressing area. Full height room with beams. Door to:

EN-SUITE BATHROOM    Large jacuzzi bath, his and hers wash basins, low level WC Towel rail/radiator. Shaver point. Tiled floor.

Stairs from Inner Hall to:


BEDROOM    13’7” x 10’4” Beams and radiator. Door to:

EN SUITEBATHROOM    Panelled spa bath with shower attachments and screen over. Wash hand basin inset into vanity unit. Low level WC

Stairs from main landing to:

ATTIC STUDY ROOM    10’5” x 9’7” av. Overlooking Drawing Room/Dining Hall

OUTSIDE    The property is accessed over an unmade private roadway over which there is a legal right of way. A cattle grid entrance leads to the rear of property and opening into a large parking area giving access to the DOUBLE GARAGE 21’2” x 17’0” with electric door, light and power. Stairs to Mezzanine storage level. An ornamental gate opens into the mature gardens with the whole plot extending to 1.5 acres. Immediately to the rear of the property is a large weathered brick patio area with surrounding shrubs and perennials and overlooking a pond. Various walkway bridges over a tranquil flowing stream open into sweeping lawned areas with mature specimen trees and providing a beautiful setting. Views over the surrounding countryside.

To the front of the property the gardens are again laid to lawns with a 5 bar gate giving independent vehicular access and parking for the


A superb  individual property again having been lovingly restored and providing spacious accommodation. It
is ideal for a second family, holiday letting etc and is provided with all modern amenities.




STOREROOM    17’2” x 10’8” In the course of conversion to a further Living Room or Bedroom if required.

LOUNGE/DINER    25’7” x 14’8” Feature full height glass panels to one wall.  Fireplace. Beams. Stairs to first floor with understair cupboard also housing gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Door to Shower Room/Wc. Opening to:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM    14’7” x12’2” Fully equipped with a comprehensive range of worktops, floor and wall units. 4 ring hob , oven and extractor.Various appliances. Full width glass sreen panel and door to private courtyard garden area.

SHOWER ROOM/WC    Modern spa shower cubicle. Wash basin, low level WC. Door to:   

BEDROOM    14’10” x 10’7” Independent door to outside courtyard garden area.


LANDING    Cupboard with water cylinder.

BEDROOM    15’2” x 12’0” Fitted wardrobe. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Spa bath. His and hers wash basins. Low level WC.

BEDROOM    15’2” x 12’7” Fitted wardrobe. Door to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM    Spa bath, his and hers basins and low level WC.

OUTSIDE    There is an enclosed courtyard patio garden immediately to the rear of the cottage with direct access onto the front gardens of the main property. To the front is ample parking area.

Viewing. By appointment with the vendors’ agents Messrs Charles Dickens, who will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements.

Services  Mains electricity, gas, water & drainage.

Council Tax Band D

Energy Rating Both the Barn and Annexe are rated C.