West Monkton, Taunton


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  • Bedrooms: 4
One of two impressive architecturally designed houses. The property benefits from a kitchen / dining room, living room, four bedrooms, master en-suite, landscaped gardens to the front and rear and a double garage with ample parking.


1 Summercourt Gardens is an impressively architecturally designed house constructed of render with a through colour system with upper elevations being clad with marley cedral cladding under a pitched tiled roof. The house has been constructed to be also maintenance free and includes incredibly high levels of insulation providing exceptionally low running costs. Every wall, including all the internal walls and doors have been insulated. There is thicker than normal plaster board and traditional plaster has being used rather than dry lining, which is common in most newer houses. Thicker oak doors have been used in the bedrooms and lounge to further improve the sound insulation. There are double glazed windows with Argon filled glass units. To further improve the energy efficiency of the property, there is LEFD lighting that has been used throughout including stainless steel lighting externally. The heating and hot water system is supplied by a heat pump via a wet underfloor system on the ground floor and the air source pump is used for conventional radiators on the first floor. Water heating is also supplied by the heat pump and hot water is stored in a large pressurised cylinder situated in the roof void. This arrangement gives an ample supply of both pressure balanced hot and cold water. In addition, the air source heat pump provides the heat source to thermostatically controlled towel rails in the bathrooms. Towel rails are individually controlled and can be utilised in the summer months without the central heating system being switched on. The house also benefits from a heat recovery ventilation system, which extracts air from the kitchen and bathrooms and exchanged to create fresh air being brought in from outside, which is then distributed to the living areas of the property.


Summercourt Gardens is located in the highly regarded village of West Monkton, which lies at the foot of the Quantock Hills, which are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a variety of footpaths and bridleways for those with walking and riding interests. The village is within a conservation area and has a Parish church and a popular village pub.

The County town of Taunton lies to the South West with a wider range of shopping, leisure and scholastic facilities. There are three well known independent schools and excellent communication links to the rest of the country with a mainline railway station with links to London Paddington and access to the M5 motorway via Junction 25.


The accommodation is approached via the front door leading into the spacious through hall with engineered oak flooring. From the hallway, there are double oak doors leading to the lounge and there are double oak glazed doors leading to the dining area and kitchen. There is a downstairs cloakroom with an under stairs storage cupboard and a turning staircase leading to the first floor. There are two feature lights on the staircase ceiling. The lounge is carpeted throughout and there are French doors leading onto the front and rear gardens. There are two picture windows to the South and cabling for satellite. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of light grey kitchen units with striking granite work surfaces with a joined island unit separating it from the dining area. The kitchen area features an induction hob at lower level with butler sink to the right. To the left is a work surface with wall units over and two stacked ovens, which are multifunctional and pryolitic lined. There is a walk-in larder, which provides over 11m of shelving. There is a preparation area part of the kitchen includes a range of storage units and granite worksurfaces. There is a deep stainless-steel sink with waste disposal unit and Grohe chef tap, integrated dishwasher and a gun metal grey three foot wide French fridge freezer with double doors to a wide larder fridge with two freezers below, which can cleverly be used as fridges if desired. This area leads via an oak door to a utility area with storage and plumbing and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a fully obscure glazed door leading to the garden. The dining area, again enjoys French doors leading out to the front garden.

There is a carpeted turning staircase, which features a half landing with oak handrails and feature lights above. There is a window allowing light to flood the hall. The landing is spacious and provides access for the family bathroom. There are four double bedrooms and a storage cupboard, which is shelved out.

The master bedroom has a large window and ample sockets with fitted USB ports. There are mirrored fitted wardrobes. There is a master en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms and a fitted family bathroom, with a luxury fitted suite. Bedroom four has loft access, with a partially boarded loft space providing ample storage.

The hall, kitchen and utility room is manufactured with oak commercial grade flooring. The house is carpeted with the lounge having a special low tog underlay to facilitate the heat transfer into the room. The lighting in the house is provided by low energy LED ceiling downlights.


The large garden is fully laid to lawn and there are three extensive patio areas plus a footpath around the perimeter of the garden. There lawn is currently maintained by a robot mower, which will remain with the property. There is a large detached garage with internal and external lighting, ample power points. The garage can be accessed by two remote, alarm and insulated roller doors with a separate pedestrian access leading to the garden. There is parking for at least two vehicles on the drive.


From Taunton proceed in a northerly direction passing through Monkton Heathfield. Go past Monkton Elm Garden Centre and take the first left into Dosters where the site can be found on your left hand side.

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