An imposing Grade II Listed house with glorious far-reaching views over the Blackdown Hills and to the Exmoor National Park
Grand country house
Conveniently located for Taunton
Striking period features
Rumwell Park is Grade II Listed, understood to have been built in approximately 1857, of mellow Ham stone under a slate roof enhanced by climbing wisteria, in the Italianate villa style. The house contains a number of significant architectural features, including high ceilings, long sash windows, many with working shutters, and ornate cornicing and picture rails to several rooms. The light and spacious accommodation flows well and many of the rooms enjoy glorious views over the surrounding countryside.
The house has the benefit of a small one bedroom annexe and a home office as well as a range of useful outbuildings. The main garden to the front and side of the house is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees giving the feel of a parkland garden with superb far reaching views.
To the rear of the house is a secluded private garden, also with glorious views. The house is located to take maximum advantage of far-reaching views across the Blackdown Hills and up to Exmoor and there are wonderful country walks within the area.
Rumwell Park is currently operating as a wedding and event venue and the grandeur and location of the house make this ideal. However, is also a superb family home.
Approached over the entrance drive is a car port, adjoining which is a single storey home office.
There is a rear courtyard with a hot tub within a gazebo, a number of useful brick outbuildings and a gardener’s w.c.
Situated by the entrance drive on the approach to the house is a triple garage
A cobbled path from the rear courtyard leads to a very private area of garden with a lawn on two levels, an apple tree, a number of palm trees and a mature gooseberry bush, as well as several other varieties of shrub. Within this area is a summer house.
To the front of the house is a central island of lawn and the gardens are bounded by sweeping areas of lawn, interspersed with mature trees, including conifers, oak and copper beech.
Beyond the triple garage is an area of orchard with several apple trees.