The Gables is a graceful and imposing detached Victorian family home set in over two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the edge of a popular market town. A long private drive is approached through electric gates, passing the tennis court and the formal front garden, leading to ample parking to the front and side of the property. This handsome home welcomes you into a reception hall with an open fireplace, leading nicely to the magnificent drawing room also with a large fireplace. Light floods into this fine room, benefitting as it does from a triple aspect outlook across the beautifully tended gardens. The house flows elegantly through a pair of glazed doors from the drawing room to the dining room and then opens into a spacious and light sitting room, which also benefits from French doors leading out to the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is well appointed and is served by a utility room and pantry/boot room. The first floor has a master bedroom suite, five further bedrooms, all with delightful aspects across the garden and is served by three smart bathrooms. This wonderful period family house offers spacious and versatile accommodation along with exquisite gardens; it truly is a warm and welcoming residence.
The popular market town of Midsomer Norton is located just 11 miles south west of the World Heritage City of Bath, complete with fabulous historic sites, shopping facilities and its mainline railway station to London (90 minutes). There are excellent communications to the major hub of Bristol (15 miles) with its international airport. The historic city of Wells, also just 11 miles away, boasts an exceptional Cathedral and a classic old-style English High Street with many pubs and restaurants. Midsomer Norton's own High Street is distinctive and attractive, with the River Somer running the length of the town centre, and offering individual shops, cafés and supermarkets.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities. Walking and cycling may be undertaken locally. There are leisure centres at Midsomer Norton and Wells. Golf courses at Farrington Gurney, Mendip, Wells and Orchardleigh, Frome. Sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing also at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Horse Racing takes place at Bath and Wincanton.
The Mendips 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', including internationally-renowned Cheddar Gorge, is on the doorstep. There is a wide range of excellent educational establishments at all levels in the local area from the public and private sectors, including Wells Cathedral School, Downside School and Millfield, all of which are close by.
The gardens cover 2.282 acres and are beautifully cared for, with a large garden and tennis court at the front. Adjacent to the kitchen there is a courtyard, ample parking and two garages. Leading from both the sitting and drawing rooms there is a lovely terrace, superb for alfresco dining and entertaining. The gardens continue at the rear of the property with a neat level lawn, combined with mature trees and flower beds, leading to what is believed to have been the Victorian kitchen garden, as well as the enclosed swimming pool garden with seating terraces and a summer house. This wonderful garden really is an outstanding feature.
Three reception rooms
Detached Victorian Country House
Services - Mains connected water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired heating. Council Tax Band H.