DESCRIPTION A magnificent five bedroom country house set within just under an acre with far reaching countryside views. Hansdown House dates back to 1812 with the current owners occupying for the last 30 years. The house has been lovingly looked after but now offers the scope to improve/modernise or extend as desired, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Upon entering the property is a generous entrance hall featuring a downstairs cloakroom and utility room for shoes, coats, storage and white goods. A further boot/boiler room can be found with a recently fitted oil fired boiler and a door to the side of the house. The kitchen/breakfast room offers a variety of storage units with a freestanding electric oven, an AGA along with an island with a breakfast bar. The garden room, from the kitchen can equally be used as a further dining or sitting area with a beautiful outlook over the gardens with open fields in the distance and french doors onto the patio. Adjoining the kitchen is the formal dining room, currently used as a snug but lends itself to being the perfect space for entertaining with ample room for a generous dining table. The drawing room is the most indulgent room in the house with a triple aspect over the gardens making it a light, bright and yet cosy room with an open fireplace as the focal point. Currently utilised with a sitting/reading area in one part of the room and a dining area in the other which benefits from french doors out to the patio and gardens beyond. A study completes the ground floor, a charming room with a view over the garden and under stairs storage area.
Stairs lead to a large galleried landing. The master bedroom has a breathtaking west facing aspect with countryside and Glastonbury Tor in the distance. The bedroom features a generous ensuite bathroom with a wall of fitted wardrobes. Three further double bedrooms can be found on the first floor, two of which having built in wardrobes and the third having a fabulous dual aspect countryside view and built in vanity unit. The fifth bedroom, currently used as a dressing room could make a fantastic nursery/single bedroom or office space if required. The family bathroom features a bath with shower above, toilet and wash hand basin.
OUTSIDE Approaching the property a gravelled driveway, with wooden five bar gate, allows parking for up to 5 cars with additional space in the single car port. The carport has an adjoining storage room with light, power and double doors. The gardens which are believed to be just under an acre surround the property. The majority of the garden is laid to lawn with a wide variety a shrubs, bushes and mature trees. The property and gardens face mainly south-west which has the very best views for upwards of 30 miles. Throughout the garden are several seating areas to sit and enjoy the views and stunning sunsets. Within the garden is a well established vegetable patch along with borders of flowers, box hedging and patio accessed from the garden room. A stone built workshop within the grounds has light and power, previously used as a workshop it could be used as a play room, studio or potentially an annexe, subject to the necessary consents.
LOCATION Masbury is a small hamlet located to the East of Wells. 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), as well as twice weekly markets, cinema, leisure centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, several churches and both primary and secondary state schools.
There are also many highly-regarded independent schools (Prep & Senior) within easy reach, such as All Hallows Prep School, Downside School, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School. For those travelling by train, Castle Cary station (which has direct services to London Paddington) is situated only twelve 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 accessible
HEATING Oil fired central heating
SERVICES Drainage via septic tank, water and electricity are connected.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'F'
EPC RATING Rating 'E'
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS From the centre of Wells take the B3139 signposted to Bath. Continue for approx. 1 mile and turn right onto the Old Frome Road. Continue for approx 2.5 miles passing through the village of East Horrington. After 2.5 miles your will pass a turning on the right signposted to Chilcote. Stay on The Old Frome Road for a further 400m and the property can be found on the right. (if you come to Rocky Mountain Nursery - you have gone too far)
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