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Outstanding mansion in Somerset

Midelney Place is a mansion dating back to 1866 and listed Grade II. The property has the hallmarks of all the best of early Victorian architecture with high ceilings, long mullioned windows and spacious rooms. Period features include extensive oak paneling and floorboards, fireplaces in most of the rooms, cornicing, cross-beamed ceilings and large cellars with original wine bins.

Accommodation in full comprises great hall, drawing room, dining room, library, sitting room, office, playroom, billiard room, eight main bedrooms, two dressing rooms, five bathrooms and a self-contained flat.

There is also an indoor swimming pool complex and gym, plus garaging and outbuildings. Three sets of French doors open onto an area of lawn ideal for outdoor entertaining and the complex has a retractable roof.

Outside the formal gardens lie to the south east and south west of the house and are mainly laid to lawn. The grounds come to around 26 acres and have many mature trees. Informal gardens have a carpet of spring flowers and bulbs and the remaining land is paddock.

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The countryside in this part of Somerset has changed little over the centuries and remains some of the most unspoilt in the county. The vale in which the property lies is gently undulating and is ringed by hills; the property sits on a rise and thus there are far-reaching views.

Most of the small villages in the area comprise period buildings and owe much of their medieval character to the wealth of the nearby 14th century Benedictine Abbey at Muchelney, the tower of which is a well-known landmark. The market towns of Langport and Somerton offer a range of traditional shops, whilst the larger centres of Yeovil and Taunton are within easy reach.

The guide price is £2,950,000. For further information please contact Jackson-Stops & Staff or visit

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