LOTS 143-148


The six properties sit in 31 acres of gardens, grounds and land comprising the vast majority of Halswell Park, a magnificent Estate dating back many centuries enjoying an elevated position in the middle of open countryside providing a truly delightful and handsome setting. The driveway to the Park wends its way up from a handsome stone gateway in the heart of the ancient village of Goathurst and upon rounding a corner the magnificent Halswell House comes into view with a further gateway leading to the enclave of properties which are located around a central Green.

As well as enjoying an historic and highly enviable rural location the property is deceptively well placed for access to the wider region by virtue of J24 of the M5 being about four miles to the east providing ready access/commutable for Bristol, Taunton and Exeter.

Interest is anticipated from private parties and members of the refurbishment community with both categories of prospective purchaser able to foresee the unrivalled potential of the opportunities presented either collectively as a small hamlet or as individual projects.

Copies of the floor plans for each property are available for inspection via the Auctioneer’s Office in paper or PDF format.

LOT 143

Halswell House is set in 30 acres (12.14 hectares) with fabulous elevated views over the Somerset countryside and comprises a magnificent Grade I Listed mansion believed to date back to the late 1600s thereby post-dating the earlier Tudor buildings directly adjoining to the South which are thought to have their origins in the 1500s.

Halswell Park was developed in the mid 1700s to complement the House with the original features including tree plantations, lawns, folleys, avenues and a canal that was later converted into a lake. The most recent use of this historic and character laden property was as a wedding venue with extensive and spectacular function rooms and circa 15-20 guest suites, a stunning kitchen, breathtaking roof terrace, ancillary catering and administration accommodation along with live-in staff facilities.

Interest is anticipated from those with a rejuvenated commercial venture in mind or, possibly, a major residential re-development programme into a variety of houses, cottages and apartments or, indeed, a combination of the two uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority, the Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR. Tel: 0845 408 2540.

Halswell House is generally fairly well presented although in need of some attention to the fabric particularly at the rear. The Tudor Buildings however are in need of a broader scheme of substantive repair and restoration works but never has it been more valid to say that this is a wonderful and extraordinarily rare opportunity to internally and externally re-create the glories of years and in fact centuries gone by.


Halswell House and the Tudor Buildings provide an array of accommodation over a number of floors and mezzanine levels with rooms enjoying such titles as The Blue Ballroom, The Banqueting Hall, The Morning Room and The Library.

In addition there are a multitude of suites and bedrooms even including one with an en-suite Bridesmaids Room whilst topping off Halswell House itself is a large ‘party venue’ sized roof terrace from where the views are simply jaw-dropping.


Adding to the ambience of the general setting are large gardens and grounds including a lake and a large walk-in Dovecote as well areas of woodland and amenity land the whole extending to 30 acres (12.14 hectares).

Auctioneer’s Note

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Location Plan

The main location plan shows Halswell House and The Tudor Buildings (Lot 143). The smaller plan shows Lots 144-148, duly coloured and referred to within the individual lot information. The Old Farmhouse and small piece of land to the north west of Parkhead, coloured brown, is not included in any of the sales. Interested applicants are advised to inspect the legal documentation which is available for inspection at the Auctioneer’s Office. Tel: 0845 6013633.


Strictly by prior confirmed appointment with the Auctioneer's Office.

Freehold and Leasehold with Vacant Possession

Residential EPC: G


All lots are sold subject to the Common Auction Conditions and Special Conditions of Sale (unless varied by the Sellers Solicitors), together with the Addendum, which will be available on Auction Day.

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