Tormarton Court is an outstanding family country house, says selling agent, Savills. It is a beautifully proportioned period house set within its own exceptional 10 acre grounds and gardens where a family can enjoy all the freedom of a large house with a strong emphasis on entertainment spaces both inside and outside.
This small private estate is perfect for a growing family as it comes with flexible secondary accommodation. The current owners have also created a thriving business environment.
For the discerning buyer looking for fine period features this country house provides them in abundance and most notably features an oval roof lantern that gives natural light above a beautiful oak staircase.
Panelled doors, delicate cornicing, fanlights, original stone floors and working fireplaces all add to the texture and wealth of this beautiful house.
The ecclesiastical heritage of a former inhabitant is reflected in the entrance hall with what would have been the Rector’s room now used as a family sitting room.
This leads onto a spacious inner central hall which features the beautiful roof lantern and from which all the main reception rooms lead.
It is worth noting that from both the morning room and drawing room there is access onto large terraces, features not always found in houses of this period.
The large family kitchen which overlooks the courtyard also has a separate walk-in pantry and an adjacent elegant breakfast room.
Along the same corridor are other domestic areas which include a large boot room and games room which, having separate access to the outside, also means that visiting teenagers do not need to come through the main house!
The generous and spacious bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor work particularly well for any family. Depending on how the floor is used it is easy to envisage a guest wing that little bit more removed from the private family bedrooms.
The second floor gives even greater flexibility with a number of rooms available for a variety of uses including a gym.
The gardens and grounds at Tormarton Court extend to over 10 acres. This private paradise captures every season and mood.
The house is approached by a generous gravel drive and forecourt to the north front and features a pleached hornbeam and clipped box parterre which provides an added dimension to the facade of this stunning country house.
A beautiful walled garden, now fully restored is at the centre of the gardens. It incorporates formal lawn areas, a highly productive kitchen garden, a flower cutting garden along with espaliered and fanned fruit trees.
A quite remarkable mature laburnum vine and wisteria covered arch leads to a centrally located heated outdoor swimming pool (with automated safety cover).
This makes for a very spoiling summer entertainment venue with a dining terrace and BBQ area.
Closer to the house is an Italian inspired courtyard garden and leading from the main reception rooms are large formal gardens with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and terracing which captures the evening sunshine.
With a natural pond on the southern boundary and a large copse to the west, the park could also accommodate space enough for a tennis court, stabling (subject to the necessary planning consents) and grazing.
The quality of the gardens are such that the current owners have opened them as part of the National Garden Scheme.
The Coach House
Although currently arranged as further additional office space (and indeed used largely by the current owners), this handsome set of buildings (which has dual commercial and residential planning consent) would make particularly good secondary residential accommodation to the main house. Depending upon the requirements of the owner it would be ideal as staff accommodation or use by a dependent relative. Alternatively it could be a separate letting property.
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Tormarton, Badminton, South Gloucestershire, GL9
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Historic England, listing:
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 77 NE TORMARTON C.P. CHURCH STREET (west side)
6/274 Tormarton Court 17.9.52 G.V. II
Rectory, now house. Late C16 origin, C17 and C18 alterations, enlarged and remodelled c. 1812 for Lord William Somerset, then Rector of Tormarton, with some later alterations.
Rubble, all rendered except part of right return, stone dressings, stone tiled roofs (3-span to rear).
2 storeys and 5 windows, all sashes, 2nd from left round headed door with moulded surround and impost blocks, large 6-panelled door with wrought iron fanlight, similar smaller door to right in plain surround; 3 gables, central one smaller, outer gables have stacks, central gable has blocked window and pineapple finial, cornice to outer sides of parapet, raised long and short quoins.
Left return has 2 bays to right, 4 bays to left (early C19) set back; to right, 2 storeys and 2 windows, all sashes, cornice and quoins, to left 4 windows, all sashes, two 2-light dormers with hipped roofs, cornice and quoins, ridge and gable stacks.
Right return has 4 bays to right of early C19, first floor sashes, ground floor has sash, 15-pane sash, French window with Gothic glazing bars in overlight and 15-pane sash, 2 hipped dormers, cornice and quoins; to left projecting bay with ground floor 3-light stone window with central ogee head and outer pointed segmental heads, leaded lights, glazed door, first floor sash, gable above with ball finial.
Rear has 3 gables as on front, outer gables with stacks, central gable with 2-light casement and ball finial, outer cornice and quoins; canted bay through 2 storeys, three 15-pane sashes at ground floor, 3 sashes at first floor, band course, cornice, parapet and coping with 4 small foliate urns.
Interior: ground floor rooms at rear of right return have heavy chamfered and stopped beams, similar beams at first floor.
Entrance hall has open-well stair with banded mahogany wreathed handrail, oval lantern above, wrought iron fanlights over panelled doors; Adam style fireplaces, moulded cornices, shutters to windows.
Listing NGR: ST7687978929
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