DESCRIPTION Full planning consent has been obtained by Della Valle architects for an extremely well designed substantial five-bedroom detached house with office suite over a detached garage and adjoining paddock of over 3.50 acres.
This unique development opportunity is situated to the north of Doulting, with access off an unnamed road between the hamlets of Chelynch and Bodden, approximately one km from the main A361 road between Shepton Mallet and Frome.
The whole site measures just under 4.4 acres. Adjoining the site immediately to the east are three dwellings converted from former agricultural buildings and the former Farmhouse. The latter is Grade II listed. To the west of the site is an existing modern farm building and planning consent is being applied for to convert them to a similar dwelling, while to the north and south are open fields. The agricultural buildings on the plot are constructed of brick and steel with asbestos roofs, they are no longer in use and will need to be demolished by the Purchaser. The field that is included in this purchase is laid to pasture, on a slight gradient and has separate vehicular access to the side of the site.
PLANNING PERMISSION Full planning consent granted for a substantial four-bedroom house with an office over the garage, the planning reference number is 2019/0150/FUL. A Sales and Technical information pack can be provided on request by Cooper and Tanner.
ACCESS The access is a right of way with full vehicular and pedestrian rights. The new owner will be required to contribute towards the upkeep of the access as and when required.
THE HOUSE The finished house will comprise an enclosed entrance porch leading to a spacious double height entrance hall with a separate cloakroom and stairs lead to galleried landing. The principal room will be a very large kitchen-living room with space for an island, a good range of fitted kitchen units and provision for either a range cooker or an Aga together with a dining area and lounge. Set in one corner of the lounge will be provision for an open fire or wood burning stove and two sides of the dining area will be glazed with bi-fold doors providing views over the farmland and access to the terrace. Also on the ground floor, the design provides for a formal dining room with bi-fold doors opening on to an oak framed loggia and an open fire or stove; a library or snug with open fire or stove; a further separate living room and a large utility room. The first-floor accommodation comprises a large master bedroom with en-suite bath and shower room, dressing room and patio doors onto a terrace. There are four further bedrooms all with en-suite facilities with one having a dressing room or study.
Outside there are gardens and patios together with a large parking and turning area and a detached carport with office accommodation on the first floor. The office comprises a sizeable office space together with provision for a kitchen area and a bathroom facility; an external staircase provides access. The construction of the property is proposed to be of a traditional style with natural stone and timber clad elevations, reclaimed the double roman clay tiles and brick chimney stacks; the entrance porch will be oak framed with glazing to the eaves.
LOCATION The pretty hamlet of Chelynch is found less than three miles east of Shepton Mallet and accessible from the A361. Chelynch is home to a number of delightful properties and a traditional village pub, The Poachers Pocket, which is open every day and serves excellent food.
Bus services are available from Doulting to both Frome and to Strode College (Street). St. Aldhelm's C of E Primary School is also located in Chelynch.
The historic market town of Shepton Mallet is located in the Mendip district of Somerset, five miles east of Wells, England's smallest city. Both the City of Bristol and the picturesque City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 18 miles away and easily accessible. Shepton Mallet itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities including a large supermarket, leisure centre, lido with fitness centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, a Grade I Listed church 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 six miles away.