Once part of King Henry VIII’s Royal Estate, Montacute Court is a wisteria-clad country house in the wild and lovely depths of the Somerset levels.
This dream of a house is not going to disappoint with 11 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, a pool, sauna, hot tub and stunning gardens featuring a parterre, ponds, lawns and a pergola. When you arrive at the gracious electric gates and drive up to the house you will be immediately impressed by the beautiful gardens and the stunning location. The entrance hall is reminiscent of the grandest stately homes with the marble floor and columns leading up to the gracious staircase. To your left you’ll find the twin ground floor bedroom with lovely views across the gardens. The next door along opens into the thriple aspect, airey and elegant drawing room flooded with sunlight and beautifully appointed with comfortable contemporary traditional furniture. Like most of the rooms in the house there are gorgeous views across the gardens to the valley beyond. The drawing room leads on to the impressive dining room with a table to seat approximately 18 to 20 people. There is a second table that can be put up in the dining room for additional people.
The custom built kitchen is adjacent to the dining room. It is superbly equipped with the ultimate six oven Aga, with two hot plates, a warming plate and a four ring hob. Ideal for cooking up a celebration feast. Kitchen is exceedingly well equipped with two dishwashers, two large American fridge freezers and an integrated espresso machine, and a microwave. The breakfast room leads off the kitchen and this has seating for 10.
The sun filled Conservatory is on the other side of the kitchen. This delightful room also has a WC and changing room beside it as the ten seater hot tub is right outside the door.
The other side of the back hall you will find the second sitting room which is cosy and casual, with a stone floor, log Burner and dog gate on the back staircase.
In the basement you will find the large sauna and the games room ( games tables to be purchased, please enquire)
Bedroom 1 ground floor twin beds A separate WC with washbasin is on the other side of the hall.
Bedroom 2 is the master bedroom with four poster bed, a cot and huge super luxurious ensuite bathroom containing a wet room, twin washbasins and a double ended bath.
Bedroom 3 is a twin bedroom with huge Bang and Olufsen TV
Bedroom 4 is a king size bedroom with Loo and wash basin next door
Bedroom 5 A large double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Bedroom 6 large double bedroom
Bedroom 7 large bedroom with super king bed
Bedroom 8 large double bedroom with Jack and Jill ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 9 large double bedroom next to the Jack and Jill bathroom
Bedroom 10 large bedroom with two bunkbeds sleeping 4
Bedroom 11 double bedroom with shower room and WC next door
The views from this property are simply outstanding. The carriage drive is planted with many beautiful plants and has a fountain with pond in the centre. Take the winding path down to the left and having passed through the shady pergola well equipped with comfortable garden furniture you’ll find yourself at the large outdoor swimming pool. The pool is open from Easter to late September. (Please check when booking) there is a selection of sun loungers, which will be put to good use in the south facing sheltered sun trap. There is a charming Gothic changing room and at the other end of the pool the pool house offers a small kitchenette, shower, changing facilities and a loo.
Explore the winding path back up to the house and you will pass a Lilypond stocked with ornamental carp, a Woodland walk, the formal box parterre, and the lawn Terrace. Close to the house you will find the 10 seater hot tub, and a delightful large pergola with a large outside dining table and a barbecue. This is situated to take the best advantage of the outstanding views.
Most of the paths in the garden are without steps, so it is possible to get a wheelchair down to the pool area so that those with restricted mobility can enjoy the best that the garden has to offer.
This house is 6.5 miles from Bath.
THIS IS A NEW PROPERTY IN MAY 2017. Please check when booking, that the information is up to date and the house will suit your group. Some of the information above is likely to change slightly, as we prepare the house for our valued guests.
We welcome family groups, but out of consideration to our neighbours we do not allow big noisy parties. If in doubt whether the house is suitable for your needs please contact us to discuss.