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Dinder House, Somerset

Reside is delighted to present this historically renowned property for rental. Dinder House is a truly remarkable nine bedroom Georgian country house set in 23 acres of stunning landscaped and walled gardens. This wonderfully restored Grade II Listed property is arranged over four floors and tastefully combines a wealth of exceptional period features with contemporary style and comforts. Located in the peaceful and picturesque village of Dinder, just 2 miles east of Wells and 2 and a half miles west of Shepton Mallet, the property also enjoys convenient access to Bath, the M5 motorway and several highly regarded independent schools.

A lengthy private driveway winds through stunningly landscaped gardens with water features and a small, natural waterfall. The River Sheppy runs through the grounds and is traversed by an impressive bridge which predates the house. A picturesque walled garden lies in front of the house and has a greenhouse and a carefully cultivated kitchen garden. A striking church, originally Norman but rebuilt in the 14th Century, lies adjacent to the front lawn.

The house is entered on the ground floor into an elegant, semi-circular entrance hallway. This room, as with many others, subtly promotes the property’s period features; in this instance, it is the original pulley system which operated the dumb waiter from the lower ground floor that is deftly integrated into the natural fabric of the room. A bright and spacious open plan kitchen / dining room, formerly the ballroom, lies adjacent to the entrance hallway and has high ceilings, intricate cornicing and tall sash windows with a dual aspect of the extensive gardens. The kitchen has a substantial marble kitchen island, stainless steel integral appliances and a large pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is a handsome living room with beautiful hand-painted wallpaper and a deep bay lined with tall sash windows which overlook the landscaped gardens and allow the room to be flooded with natural light. The ground floor also has a smart and stylish study, a cosy snug, a bright and spacious family room and two cloakrooms, one of which has twin basins and hand-blocked wallpaper.

The lower ground floor still has many of the house’s original features and provides a wonderful insight into ‘downstairs’ life in a Georgian household. The original stone flooring remains, as do Georgian ovens, pantries, sinks and water-pumps. The lower ground floor can be used as a separate self-contained apartment, and has a sizeable living room with an Aga, plus several additional multi-purpose rooms.

An impressive cantilever staircase leads from the ground floor to the first floor, where the elegant master suite comprises a large double bedroom, a luxuriously furnished bathroom with a clawfoot bath, twin basins and separate walk-in shower, and a sizeable dressing room. The bedroom has handsome wooden flooring, ornate hand-painted wallpaper and tall sash windows set into a deep bay which overlooks the rear garden. There are four further good sized double bedrooms on the first floor, all of which have elegant wooden flooring, tall sash windows and high ceilings. This floor is completed by a stunning shower room with a marble-lined walk-in shower and a family bathroom with a freestanding roll-top bath and feature fireplace.

The second floor can be used as a separate self-contained apartment and has a bright open plan living space at its heart. This room has attractive exposed beams, a feature fireplace and enjoys access to a small balcony from which views of the grounds can be enjoyed. A fitted kitchenette with a belfast sink and a utility room lie just off of the central living space. A further four sizeable double bedrooms can be found on the second floor, all of which have been finished to the highest standard.

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