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Bodden, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4

££1,300,000 Guide

4 Bedroom House For Sale

The house has been tastefully and sympathetically extended into a well-appointed family home with particular care being taken to retain the original features. The gardens and grounds are well maintained. The stables, school and paddocks make this a superb home and equestrian property.
Honeysuckle Cottage
A wooden front door leads into the entrance hall, with a tiled floor and doors leading into the dining room, which has a bay window with window seat and a stone fireplace with open fire. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with a stone fireplace with exposed beam and a wood burning stove. Double doors open into a fantastic garden room, with fully glazed elevations and doors to the gardens. The kitchen and breakfast room overlook the garden and are fitted with a range of cream floor and wall cabinets, with a green four oven Aga with warming plate, double Belfast sink and a useful walk-in larder with extensive shelving and storage space. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room (fitted with a useful range of cabinets, sink, plumbing for washing machine and tumble driers) and a cloakroom.The first floor has a master bedroom suite with lovely rural views, a dressing room with a range of cupboards and wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There is another double bedroom with fitted cabinets and an en-suite shower room, and two further good size bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside
The property is approached by a pair of electric wooden gates leading to the parking area at the rear. There is a double garage with electric doors, power and light with a loft space over. A further useful utility room to the side of the garage provides more cabinets and plumbing for laundry machines.

The Gardens
The gardens slope gently, and are well-stocked with mature shrubs and trees. The outdoor terrace provides a large seating area enclosed by natural stone walls with stone steps up onto the lawn. Across the driveway is a further level lawned area bordered by shrubs and mature plants.

Stable yard
There is a row of four (12’x12’) timber stables and a tack and feed room measuring (24’ x 12)’
set in an open concrete yard providing plenty of space for grooming and vehicle parking. Small grass turnout paddock.

Paddocks & Manége Edged Green £200,000
The land is laid to permanent pasture and bordered by mature hedges post and rail fencing and provides excellent shelter. The all-weather school measures 20m x 40m and is enclosed by post and rail fencing and is finished with a mixed fibre surface.

Location
Bodden is a small hamlet, approximately 7.5 miles from the very fashionable town of Bruton, 8 miles from Wells and about 20 miles from the Georgian city of Bath. The local towns of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Wells all have a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities. Charlton House Hotel with restaurant and spa is less than a mile, Babington House the renowned private members’ country club is about 8 miles away and The Newt, Somerset the Boutique Hotel and gardens are 10 miles away. Communication links are excellent with Bath and Bristol within commuting distance with the A303, A36 and M4 and M5 all within easy reach. Access by rail is found locally with stations at Frome, Bath, and Castle Cary (Paddington approximately 100 minutes).
Education and leisure
An excellent variety of schools to suit all abilities and interests, with Bruton, (Kings and Sexeys), Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Blue School. Downside School is nearby (6 miles) at Stratton on the Fosse.
Tourist attractions such as Longleat, Bath, Stourhead, and Stonehenge are a short distance away, with the Devon and Dorset Coast also within easy reach. Golf can be played locally at Orchardleigh, Wells and Mendip Golf Clubs. The immediate locality provides fantastic out riding, with a network of quiet lanes and bridleways.

Directions
From Frome, take the A361 towards Shepton Mallet. On passing the Charlton House Hotel on your left there is a right hand turning to Bodden. Continue along this lane and Honeysuckle Cottage is the first property on the right-hand side.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment through Cooper and Tanner on 01373 455060.
Agents Note
The adjoining building plot edged blue is available for £550,000. (See separate details).

Tenure: Please confirm with Cooper and Tanner whether this property is freehold or leasehold

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Office Details

Frome
6 The Bridge
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1AR

01373 455060
frome@cooperandtanner.co.uk

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