Wootton House is a fine country house on the edge of Butleigh Wootton, overlooked by the monument of Admiral Sir Samuel Hood high on Polden Ridge. The house has evolved since its construction in the 18th cent. for the Hood family. It sits on a 1,000 acre estate comprising gardens, woods, parkland and working farms. Large mature garden (all yours) with croquet lawn, hard tennis court, climbing frames, slides and swings.The house is comfortable, elegant, delightful - if a little frayed around the edges - with modern facilities. Downstairs: large front hall (wood floors, oak panelling) and equally large back hall (Steinway grand piano and upright piano) with French windows to paved terrace and the garden (table/chairs). Off the front hall, with views across parkland to the monument, step down to drawing room (open fire) with damask wallpaper and French windows to the front garden, and a sitting room (marble open fireplace, fine paintings, TV/DVD).At the back, overlooking the garden, large formal dining room (long oak dining table, enormous Jacobean-style ornamental fireplace); large kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, terrazzo flooring, 4-door Aga plus electric cooker, farmhouse table/chairs, TV, door to garden) and pantry (washing machine, tumble drier, larder fridge, sink). Partially adjoining the kitchen, but completely private from the house, is a tenant-occupied cottage. From the back hall, passage to French windows to the rear garden, a downstairs bathroom (suite) and step up to the Abbot’s Room (an enormous games room with table tennis, children's snooker table, darts, TV, PlayStation 2).Upstairs: oak stairs from the front hall up to a landing (original William Morris wallpaper, library area with window seats), off which are eight bedrooms: - double with en suite bathroom (suite)- double with hand-carved mahogany four-poster (5') with beautiful drapes- double with four-poster (6')- double- twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (suite)- twin (2'6" beds zip-linkable to 5' double)- twin (washbasin)- twin (washbasin)Two bathrooms (suites, one with roll-top bath) and shower-room (shower, washbasin). Professional catering available. Damages Deposit £250. Arrival after 4pm. A magical place that's been in the same family for generations, with extensive grounds that children and adults both enjoy.
Butleigh Wootton: hamlet (stone cottages) in unspoilt countryside on the Somerset Levels, 1½ miles from Butleigh (pub, PO/shop, church). Glastonbury (small town, famous tor), 3 miles; Street (shopping, outdoor swimming pool), 2; Wells (cathedral city), 10; Wookey Hole Caves, 11; the north Somerset coast, 20; Bath (historic city), about 30. Several Nat. Trust houses/gardens nearby. Excellent walking, cycling, golf and horse riding on the Somerset Levels.
Eight bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with four poster bed, 1 x king size double with four poster bed, 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip-linkable to 6’ double on request) with en suite shower-room, 1 x twin (2’6” beds zip-linkable to 5’ double), 2 x twin with washbasin. Drawing room with open fire and French windows to garden. Sitting room with marble fireplace. Dining room( with long oak dining table. Kitchen with 4-door Aga, farmhouse table/chairs and pantry. Games room. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Shower-room with shower and basin.
BUTLEIGH WOOTTON A rural village nestling at the head of the dreamy Somerset levels. Lush green meadows, meandering rivers, abundant wildlife all surrounded by steep and wooded hills; the countryside doesn't come much better than this! Just 7 miles away, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor is famous for its pre-history, Ley lines and music festival. The majestic Wells Cathedral is also well worth a visit, and shopaholics are excellently catered for in Street. Further afield, the Regency City of Bath, Wookey Hole and Cheddar Gorge are all an easy drive away. Overall, an outstandingly beautiful and easily accessible area with much to do and see.
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