DESCRIPTION A splendid three bedroom detached family home set in over two acres of grounds with stables, barns and stunning southerly views. The property has been a practical home for the current owners and now offers a wealth of potential for someone to either enhance the house, convert the stables, run a business from home or a multitude of other uses. Currently the stables have planning consent to be made into a three bedroom home, again with breathtaking views over paddocks and countryside whilst still retaining its own privacy within the grounds.
Upon entering the house is a spacious entrance hall with ample space for shoes and coats leading into the well proportioned sitting room. The sitting room benefits from a dual aspect view over the gardens along with having a 'Jetmaster' open fire and exposed wooden floorboards. The kitchen/dining room comprises a range of solid wood wall and base units, with granite work surfaces and belfast sink. The kitchen has ample space for a generous dining table and has the benefit of a wood burner and access out to the garden. On the ground floor is a study which provides a fantastic room for working from home or could be used as a snug or play room if required. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, both having stunning south facing views over gorgeous countryside, both having feature fireplaces and one having built in wardrobes. The family bathroom comprises a bath, toilet and wash hand basin. From the kitchen is the lower ground floor which features a further double bedroom with the addition of an ensuite bathroom featuring a roll top bath, toilet, wash hand basin and plumbing for white goods.
OUTSIDE To the plot is a gravel parking area to accommodate three to four cars along with a double garage with light and power. Adjoining the double garage is a further store room with a pedestrian door into the garden. The gardens for the house are on the southern side with a door opening from the kitchen out to a patio area and lawn. The garden features a variety of shrubs, bushes, fruit trees and flowers with a five bar gate opening to the parking area.
A separate gate from the lane opens to the yard providing access to the stables and storage. They are currently arranged as three stables with a storage/tack room and three further units for storage. This currently has planning to create into a three bedroom dwelling - Planning Reference - 2016/0456/ful. A further barn, substantial in size provides a fantastic dry storage space and again has a wealth of potential to be created into a holiday let, work from home office, subject to the necessary consents. The approx 2 acres of paddocks are at the south and eastern boundary of the property and can be viewed perfectly from inside the house.
LOCATION The pretty village of Stratton-on-the-Fosse, famed for Downside Abbey and Downside Public School is close to Bath, Wells and Bristol and makes an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. The village is situated in the beautiful Mendips with fabulous walks and many historic houses, gardens and visitor attractions nearby including Cheddar Gorge, The Roman Baths, Wookey Hole Caves and Wells Cathedral. Bath is situated 12.5 miles North East, Wells 10 miles to the East and Bristol 20 miles North with the A303 trunk and M5 motorway/M4 motorway within approximately half an hour of Stratton on the Fosse.
Nearby, the picturesque city of Wells 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 15 miles away and easily accessible
HEATING Calor gas fired central heating
SERVICES Private drainage, water and electricity are connected.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'G'
EPC RATING Rating 'E'
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS From Wells proceed to the village of Oakhill. Proceed through the village passing Oakhill garage on the left and continue down the hill and up the other side, at the top if the hill turn right into Pitcot Lane. Continue for approx. 500m until the road forks, take the right hand fork and the property can be found a little further along on the right.
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