Thorney, Langport, Somerset, TA10


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
In a peaceful location in the rural Somerset hamlet of Thorney is this substantial five bedroom house with well-proportioned rooms built in the Gothic style. There are established gardens and to the rear is a 3 acre field (approx.) with 3 stables and a tack room. Four high quality cottages set around a courtyard generating a useful income. Biomass boiler and ground mounted solar photovoltaic array. EPC Band E


Gothic House and Phoenix Cottages are in a rural hamlet in the heart of the Somerset Levels. With a substantial five bedroom house and four high quality cottages this is an excellent opportunity to take over an existing lifestyle business. The property has established gardens and to the rear is a 3 acre field (approx.) with stables.


The hamlet of Thorney, home to John Leach's Muchelney Pottery, is in a peaceful location in the Somerset Levels. For day to day facilities there is a community shop at Kingsbury Episcopi (1 mile) whilst Langport (3 miles) has a wider range of shops. Taunton, the County Town of Somerset (15 miles), provides a more comprehensive range of amenities including excellent schooling in both the state and private sectors. The town also benefits from a mainline railway station with regular trains to London Paddington, access to the M5, a racecourse and The County Cricket Ground.

Somerset has many visitor attractions including the National Trust properties of Barrington Court, the fabulous Montacute House and Tintinhull Garden. Clarks Village, the well-known outlet shopping centre, is 12 miles. The Somerset Levels provide the perfect conditions for willow growing and at Coates English Willow Centre (10 miles) visitors can make their own basket. The surrounding area is relatively flat and ideal for walking and cycling with the River Parrett trail offering a beautiful trail through this unspoilt countryside. The peaceful location and wetlands mean the area is rich in wildlife and one of the best places in the UK for birdwatching. For local culture and fine food try the many well-known towns and villages including Glastonbury (14 miles) Langport (3 miles), Somerton (6miles) and Wells (20 miles).

Gothic House

Built in a Gothic style from the local Blue Lias Stone with decorative Ham Stone stonework this impressive property offers well-proportioned family accommodation. Believed to have been built in approx. 1850 the property is not Listed. The majority of rooms have oak floors, high ceilings and stone mullion windows. To the front is a pretty garden with mature planting and trees. The garden wraps round to the side of the property and is private from the cottages. In brief the accommodation comprises:

Porch. Hallway with tiled floor, doors off and stairs to first floor. The drawing room is dual aspect and has a fireplace with wood burning stove. The dual aspect sitting room also has a fireplace with wood burning stove. The dining room, again dual aspect, has a fireplace and built in cupboard. The kitchen has a range of base and wall units, electric AGA (fuelled by the solar array), pantry cupboard and further built in cupboard. Door to utility room with cloakroom. Door to rear lobby with slate floor, interconnecting doors to Orchard Cottage and Ivy Cottage, wood pellet Biomass boiler and door to courtyard. The paved courtyard leads to the gravel driveway beyond.

Large landing with high ceiling. Walk through room with seating area and airing cupboard. Family bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle. WC, sink and storage. There are five double bedrooms, all well-proportioned with high ceilings. The master bedroom has oak floorboards, built in cupboards, fireplace and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 4 is dual aspect with a built in cupboard and a fireplace. Bedroom 5 has a window to the front and a loft hatch. Bedroom 2 is dual aspect with an en-suite WC and sink. Bedroom3 has a window to the side and an en-suite shower room.

The Cottages

The attractive cottages were converted from redundant stone farm buildings built from the local stone and surround a courtyard area. All are presented in excellent condition and are very well-equipped. There is a parking area for guests, outdoor seating and play areas and information on the local area is available in the conservatory in the courtyard. Further information and images can be found at In brief the cottages comprise:

Ivy Cottage (sleeps 2)

Open plan living room/dining room/kitchen with a large inglenook fireplace, bread oven and electric stove. Large double bedroom on the first floor with en-suite bathroom. Courtyard at the front with seating.

Orchard Cottage (sleeps 2)

Open plan living room/dining room/kitchen with slate floor and exposed beams. On the first floor is a double bedroom with built in wardrobe and en-suite shower room.

Bracken Cottage (sleeps 2)

A single storey cottage with open plan area living room/dining room and kitchen. Double bedroom with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Patio with table and chairs.

Kenwood Cottage (sleeps 4)

This two bedroom cottage has a large living room and separate kitchen/dining room. There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

The Land

To the rear of the property is a 3 acre (approx.) field, currently used for grazing. To the side is a timber stable block with 3 stables, a tack room and a concrete yard to the front. Separate timber shed. Part of the field is fenced off and contains the ground mounted solar photovoltaic array.


Mains electricity supplemented by the ground mounted solar photovoltaic array. Mains water supply. The heating and hot water in Gothic House are provided by the wood pellet biomass boiler. The cottages are also heated by the wood pellet biomass boiler and each cottage has a combi boiler for the hot water. Private drainage.


Gothic House Council Tax Band E

Phoenix Cottages have a rateable value of £8,900. Actual rates payable for 2018/2019 £891

Local Authority

South Somerset District Council -


At junction 25 of the M5 take the A358 towards Honiton / Taunton / Weymouth / Yeovil. After a couple of miles bear left onto the A378. Travel through Wrantage, Fivehead and Burton Pynset. In Curry Rivel turn right onto Honeylands/Drayton Lane. Travel through Drayton and continue along this road. You will pass Muchelney Abbey on the right hand side. Bear right and follow the road into the hamlet of Thorney. The property can be found on the right hand side.


Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complexes department on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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