DESCRIPTION Formerly a Millfield boarding house, this imposing Victorian residence has been sympathetically renovated throughout. The property now offers versatile family accommodation, as well the potential to sustain a variety of home business opportunities or retreat centre. The vast accommodation includes seven bedrooms (set over three floors), three principal rooms and a large self-contained three bedroom annexe. There are wild gardens, formal lawns, stunning southerly views and a coppice bordering Glastonbury Tor.
The principal ground floor rooms are all accessed via an attractive entrance hallway featuring patterned Victorian floor tiling and a grand staircase leading to the first floor. In the lounge is an elegant open fireplace, framed by a hand painted slate hearth. Both the lounge and dining room offer stunning southerly aspects towards open countryside. The spacious dining room has a working woodburner and French doors leading onto a raised sun terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room, a separate games room, utility room and laundry room are situated to the rear of the property. The kitchen/breakfast room comprises a central island, and a number of base units complimented with star galaxy granite work tops, two separate pantries and a three oven Aga with additional two electric ovens and four gas ring module. The games room has double doors that open out onto the grounds at the rear of the property and access to the laundry/utility rooms with separate WC.
A double cloakroom is also located on the half landing, with additional loft storage.
On the first floor is a spacious landing, which provides access to four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All of the bedrooms afford enviable views, with two enjoying a front aspect. The bedrooms retain many period features, including pictures rails, cast iron fireplaces and sash windows. Two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite, offering bath with shower over. From the landing a further staircase leads to the second floor.
On the second floor are two double bedrooms with an additional bathroom. The top floor can be completely self-contained as it currently incorporates a kitchen/living area with sliding doors opening out onto a private balcony. Access to the loft and an additional storage cupboard can be accessed from the landing.
The seventh bedroom is situated on the ground floor, and can be accessed either internally or via its own private entrance to the rear. It enjoys the use of a shower room, separate lounge and kitchen area.
OUTSIDE The tranquil gardens and grounds are set to the back drop of Glastonbury Tor and offer privacy and south facing views. The gardens are made up of wild flowers, lawned gardens and a variety of mature trees. There is a picturesque coppice at the very top of the garden that adjoins Glastonbury Tor. The versatile garden and grounds make them ideal for large gatherings, small events or general entertaining.
LOCATION The market town of Glastonbury offers a wide variety of amenities to cater for shopping in the High Street and a local supermarket. There are excellent schooling facilities in the area including Millfield Preparatory and Senior schools and Strode College. Street caters for a wider variety of shopping needs from its out of town shopping centre, Clarks Village and the Cultural City of Wells lies some 6 miles away. Communication links are excellent with access to the M5 some 15 miles distance and at Castle Cary mainline trains run to London Paddington.
DIRECTIONS From the Rural Life Museum follow the signs to Shepton Mallet (Chilkwell Street). Continue along this road for ¼ mile, passing the Chalice Well. Take the next left turning into Ashwell Lane, the property is located on the left hand side.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 5BT
Tel: 01749 648999
COUNCIL TAX BAND E
EPC RATING D
SERVICES Mains, water, electricity and B.T. are all connected.
VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by appointment through Cooper & Tanner
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