Country house with secret 58ft fairytale tower surrounded by wildflower meadows could be yours for £1.3m

Country house with secret 58ft fairytale tower surrounded by wildflower meadows could be yours for £1.3m

December 10, 2020

THIS country home has gone on the market for £1.3million – but it's hiding a secret 58ft fairytale tower at the back.

Biscombe Hill House appears to be a typical home surrounded by wildflower meadows, but its quirky tower would not look out of place in a Rapunzel movie.

The property, near Taunton, Somerset, was built in the 1930s – but the tower was added by the current owners on a whim, because they wanted somewhere to stargaze and look at nature.

The rural property has 32 acres of gorgeous land, including its own bluebell woods and two wildflower meadows.

The house has a large kitchen, a conservatory, drawing room and five large double bedrooms.

Downstairs there is an entrance hall, the kitchen, conservatory, a sitting room and dining room and a drawing room with stairs leading to the tower.

There is also a lean-to garden room and a utility room on this level.

Upstairs, there's a double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom and dressing room and a door to a roof terrace.

There’s another double bedroom and en-suite, two further guest bedrooms, a family bathroom plus a guest bedroom suite with an en-suite bathroom and dressing room on this floor.

The second floor is accessed via the lookout tower and there is also a cellar.

The grounds also include two wildflower meadows, wild daffodils and views over the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

David Hebditch, from Carter Jonas estate agents who are handling the sale, said: "Although the house was originally established in 1930, the owners have added to it extensively over the past five years, including the beautiful tower.

"The circular structure was built so the owners could take advantage of the area's outstanding views.

"They can watch the wildlife including deer, foxes and badgers grazing and living within their own woods.

"There are also a great number of bird species within the area.

"At night the tower becomes an observatory.

"It's perfect because there is so little light pollution in the area.

"Despite its remote situation, the house is just a short run off the hill to Junction 26 of the M5 motorway and the market town of Wellington and the intercity rail link at Taunton are also nearby."

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