Huge country house in historic setting, with views and a pool

big house in middle surrounded by lawn, fields, trees and shrubs

The massive property sits in beautiful countryside - Credit: Hensons

An exceptionally-large and individual country house with 6.4-acres of grounds, including paddock and stables, leisure facilities including an indoor pool, and a self-contained two-bedroom apartment. 

pool room with long thin blue pool in the middle with tiled sides, pillars, archway to changing area and windows at the...

The tranquil 62ft-long swimming pool room is the stuff dreams are made of - Credit: Hensons

The extensive property takes advantage of breath-taking views over much of the county, as well as its own woodland grounds, and is located next to a scheduled monument managed by the National Trust, an Iron Age Hill Fort. 

The impressive accommodation comprises: a pillared portico into the reception hall, drawing room, dining room with lounge area, kitchen-breakfast room, inner hall, study, sitting room, master-bedroom suite, cloakroom and media hub on the ground floor. 

drawing room with parquet floor, three sofas arranged around a beige rug and fireplace with TV on wall above and large...

The possibilities of what furniture to have in the huge drawing room are endless - Credit: Hensons

A sweeping staircase rises to a gallery above with a sitting room on the first floor, which also has three en-suite bedrooms. 

A lower ground floor houses a leisure suite with a purpose-designed cinema, games room, a kitchen area and toilet. A gym links the games room with a sunroom, next to a 62ft pool room with heated swimming pool, shower, changing area and sauna. A utility room completes this floor. 

a cinema room with grey velour l-shaped sofa in front of huge screen, window in background and grey carpet

The cinema room is purpose-built and includes a starlight ceiling - Credit: Hensons

The triple-aspect drawing room has a full-length picture window and a bath-stone quadrant step separating a lounge area from the dining area. A charming sitting room has a woodburning stove, a semi-circular bay window and a glazed alcove. 

The main bedroom suite has a high-vaulted ceiling, side windows, patio doors to a terrace with hot tub and a dressing room.  

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A range of bespoke hand-painted cabinets and matching utility space fill the kitchen, which has a four-oven Aga, a curved island with integrated appliances and two-bowl sink.  

dining room with large laquered dark wood table with ten cream upholstered dining chairs, parquet floor and a windowed...

The light floods into the dining room from the large picture windows - Credit: Hensons

The coach-house-style apartment is accessed via an external staircase and comprises an open-plan living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a shower room.  

Outside, the house is approached via a choice of two drives with remote-controlled gates in pillared gateways with intercom control. The drives converge at a carriage sweep with a substantial garage, with remote-control door, central heating and charger for electric vehicles, plus a stable, complete with light, power and water, on one side.  

A machinery store, a paddock, lawned gardens with a Koi pond and waterfall, plus a garden kitchen complete with fridge, icemaker and a Rangemaster complete the property.  


Guide Price: £1,750,000-£2,000,000 

Location: Cadbury Camp Lane, Tickenham 

Agent: Hensons, 01275 810030