DESCRIPTION An opportunity to purchase a particularly well-presented detached period house, conveniently situated in a small and popular hamlet on the Mendip Hills. Offering finely proportioned accommodation, the property retains lots of character and benefits from well-tended enclosed gardens, gated driveway parking, stable/large outside store and double car port.
On entering the property, a porch opens into the dining room; a dual aspect reception room which incorporates the staircase to the first floor. A door leads through to the good size sitting room with wood burner and double doors opening into a conservatory, which overlooks the garden and enjoys plenty of sunshine. The 'farmhouse style' kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wooden floor and wall units and includes a flagstone floor, solid wood work surface with inset Belfast sink, oil-fired ESSE cooker and space for a fridge freezer and breakfast table. In addition, there is a stable door leading out to the garden and internal door into a very useful utility room and through to the downstairs WC.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms; there with fitted storage and the Master with en-suite shower room. The traditional bathroom has a beautiful matching white suite comprising high-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, freestanding roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle.
OUTSIDE The property enjoys a wonderfully-tended and well-stocked garden which receives plenty of sunshine and is enclosed to all sides, mainly by fencing. Predominantly laid to lawn, the garden has sections of raised planted flower beds and a area of patio, ideal for an outdoor table and chairs. There is a gated driveway providing plenty of off road parking which leads to a detached double car port. Furthermore, there property also includes a stable block with tack room (our clients current lease land nearby). For those without horses, the stable block could equally provide extensive lockable storage or perhaps be converted into a home office or another useful space.
LOCATION Waterlip is a small hamlet conveniently located just 1.5 miles from Stoke St. Michael, on the Eastern end of the Mendip Hills and within easy commuting distance of Bristol and Bath, nine miles from Wells and three miles from Shepton Mallet. The nearby main line rail links are situated at Castle Cary, Bath and Bristol. Stoke St. Michael enjoys a varying range of different age and style of properties with many period and individual homes. Within the village there is a pub (the Knatchbull Arms), memorial hall, a well-stocked village shop with off licence and Post Office, pre-school & primary school, historic church and recreation field. There are several secondary schools within easy reach such as Whitstone School in Shepton Mallet, The Blue School in Wells and Norton Hill in Midsomer Norton. For private education, The Cathedral School at Wells, Downside at Stratton-on-the-Fosse, All Hallows at Cranmore, Kings, Bruton School for Girls and Millfield at Street are also easily accessible. Sporting and leisure facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells and near Oakhill, sailing or fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. In addition, there are Leisure Centres in Wells and Shepton Mallet offering a variety of recreational facilities.