DESCRIPTION An exquisite grand design style, award winning family home approached by a private drive with outstanding views of open countryside for upwards of 40 miles. Hill House embodies new and sophisticated technology whilst retaining character using all original stonework found on site and laid by one craftsman to create a consistent and perfect finish. The award winning house is set within approximately 1.4 acres of private gardens and was completed three years ago, now presented throughout in an immaculate condition. Built by a renowned local builder and finished using only the finest materials such as Fired Earth tiles, Perrin and Rowe taps, oak and slate flooring, Farrow and Ball paint and custom made aluminium windows and doors.
The wooden front door opens into a generous reception hall which leads to a cloakroom with w/c, boot room/gun store, walk in larder with shelving along with an integral door into the double garage. The main living accommodation is open plan with a 16 metre wall of glass taking full advantage of the southerly aspect and magnificent panoramic view over open countryside. The room has been arranged to allow the feeling of open plan space but with distinct areas such as a snug/ tv area, kitchen/dining area and a living area having the wood burner as a focal point. The kitchen comprises a range of wall and base units with soft close feature, two integrated ovens, steam oven, induction hob, dishwasher and fridge, topped with beautiful 'Corian' worktops. An island allows for additional work surface space along with a breakfast bar to seat four to five people comfortably. Ample floor area by the kitchen can allow for a table to comfortably seat twelve to fourteen people if required. The living area features a 'Stuv' log burner, French doors opening onto the garden and a statement floor to ceiling corner window allowing for 180 degree views towards Glastonbury Tor. The utility room allows access around both sides of the house and has plumbing and electrics for washing machine and tumble dryer along with access into the wine/gin cellar which has been fitted with shelving and provides a perfect environment and temperature for preserving fine wines. A further large room, currently used as an office could easily be changed into a sixth bedroom with a dual aspect and French doors onto the garden and adjoining storage room which has been set up and plumbed as a wet room/en suite.
Stairs rise to a first floor sitting room with beautiful south facing views over the grass covered ground floor roof. All of the bedrooms have been designed to savor the landscape, with four of them looking over upwards of forty miles of open countryside and one having a triple aspect over gardens and towards the Mendip Hills. The master suite is approached by a walk in dressing room with a custom made folding dressing table and huge amounts of clothes and shoes storage. The bedroom area has a sensational wall of glass with a sliding door opening to a roof terrace on the grass roof. The en-suite has a dual aspect overlooking the gardens with a corner window looking up to the Mendip Hills, it comprises a walk in shower, roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Bedroom two features French doors opening to a Juliette balcony along with having a dual aspect and an adjoining walk in wardrobes or play room, leading to a separate area of loft storage. Bedroom two, with triple aspect overlooking the gardens, is directly next to the main family bathroom and has the possibility to be created into another suite, ideal for a large family or multi-generational living. Bedroom three, also benefits from a triple aspect over the gardens and has French doors opening out to an outside patio area. This bedroom is situated next to a separate shower room with wash hand basin, WC, corner shower and heated towel rail. The landing with a large bay window leads to the further two double bedrooms, both generous in size and with gorgeous views.
OUTSIDE Hill House has an imposing position set within 1.4 acres of private grounds and surrounded by open fields. Approached at the end of the village with a private track leading to the driveway along with footpaths that either take you into the heart of the village or behind over fields onto the Mendip Hills. The integral double garage features an electric door, ample space for two large cars and gives access to the plant room which comprises of a sprinkler tank, hot water and heating tanks, heating controls and sink unit. The garage could if desired be created into an additional living room, gym or home office. Within the grounds is a further large garage with power which can be used as additional storage along with a workshop. Alongside the parking area which can comfortably accommodate at least 10 cars is a stone outbuilding, with power, which could either be used as extra storage or further workshop. There is also a large shed. The gardens are arranged around the house on several tiers with a veriaty of shrubs, bushes, mature trees and several areas for seating to enjoy the gorgeous views. A large graveled area at the front of the house provides a fantastic area for entertaining with a pizza oven and ample space for outside furniture.
LOCATION The Horringtons are a collection of three small villages (South Horrington, East Horrington and West Horrington) surrounded by open countryside and 1 mile east of Wells. West Horrington comprises of approximately seventy properties nestled comfortably at the foot of the Mendip hills and benefiting from no through traffic.
The picturesque City of Wells is located in the Mendip district of Somerset. Wells itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities with four supermarkets (including Waitrose), cinema, leisure centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, two churches and both primary and secondary state schools.
For those travelling by train, Castle Cary station (which has direct services to London Paddington) is situated only fifteen miles away. Both the City of Bristol and the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 20 miles away and easily acc
HEATING Air source heat pump, underfloor heating and woodburning stoves
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'F'
EPC RATING Rating 'D'
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS From Wells take the B3139 signposted to Bath. Continue to the village of Horrington passing the school on your right hand side. Turn left just after the school into West Horrington. Follow the road until for approximately 800m until it appears to come to an end. As you look to the right you will see a track rising up the hill. Take the track and Hill house will be found at the top on the right hand side.
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