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Georgian mansion for renovation

Sandhill Park sits in 143 acres of Somerset countryside with views over the Quantock Hills.

The house dates from 1730 and has 19th century extensions. It was built as a private home by John Periam, the MP for Minehead. It was the family seat of the Lethbridge family until 1913 when it was turned into a hospital.

A resolution to grant planning permission has now been agreed for the conversion of the main house and outbuildings into 26 apartments and houses, which would include a range of one to three bedroom units. The resolution also allows for 50 new build houses with two- to five-bedrooms.

Alex Stanford-Tuck a Surveyor in the Knight Frank’s Institutional Consultancy Department says: ‘Sandhill Park represents an exciting and important development opportunity which will draw interest from potential purchasers both locally and nationally. The Grade II* listed mansion house lends itself to a variety of uses for example educational, medical, religious or community uses as well as the residential scheme for which a resolution to grant planning permission has been agreed, subject to the signing of the section 106 agreement.’

Located to the west of the village of Bishops Lydeard, Sandhill Park is convenient for the A358 which gives access to Taunton. The M5 is 6.5 miles away and Taunton has a regular rail service to London Paddington (2hrs).

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Knight Frank is quoting a guide price of £2,750,000 for the freehold of the estate with vacant possession.

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