4 bedroom detached house for saleHam Mill, Ham Hill, HOLCOMBE, Somerset
- Attractive property with lots of history
- Improved and updated by the current owners
- Former working Mill still visible
- Wonderful countryside views
- Three spacious reception rooms
- Four double bedrooms and two Bathrooms
- Double garage and off road parking
- Half acre paddock and orchards
A unique opportunity to purchase a former Mill set in wonderful open countryside surrounded by land which adjoins a Somerset Wildlife Trust Reserve. Milling ceased around 1900 and in later years the Mill was converted into a family home. Ham Mill was constructed in 1976 from local Blue Lias stone and has been improved and updated by the current owners in recent years. This attractive property now provides spacious living accommodation arranged over two split level floors. There are three very spacious reception rooms with wonderful views overlooking the surrounding land and countryside. There is a kitchen breakfast room, utility and a study. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside, there is a walled garden with the mill stream visible in two places thus providing an attractive water feature with history attached. The property has a double garage and off road parking. The property and surrounding land is set in a plot of around 0.75 of an acre. Further land is available by separate negotiation.
Property ref: 121_2366_4041882
12' 1" x 9' 8" (3.68m x 2.95m) Entrance is through a solid panelled wooden front door into a spacious hallway. Stairs leading up to the first floor accommodation with an under stairs cupboard. Original parquet flooring. Radiator. Steps up in to the:
18' 7" x 15' 5" (5.66m x 4.70m) Double doors open in to this wonderful light reception room with stunning views. A large arched window overlooks the front garden with a second window overlooking open countryside at the side of the property. Exposed stonework on all walls. The original mahogany parquet flooring from the hallway continues through to this room. Wall light points, radiator and an opening out to the:
Kitchen Breakfast Room
17' 10" x 12' 2" (5.44m x 3.71m) A large family kitchen with a range of bespoke oak base and wall cupboards. Stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splash backs. Integrated dishwasher. Electric oven and gas hob. Ample space for a fridge, freezer and a table and chairs. Two windows with far reaching surrounding views. Tiled floor and a beamed ceiling with recessed spot lights. Attractive glazed doors opening to the:
Further useful space for a fridge and freezer etc. Two wall mounted Worcester boilers serve the property. Door leads out to the rear garden with a side window.
Back to the entrance hall and steps up to:
23' 8" x 17' 9" (7.21m x 5.41m) Window overlooking the garden and pasture land to the front of the property. Exposed natural stone fire surround with oak mantle over with a flag stone hearth with an inset wood burning stove. Two shelved, arched recesses. Exposed beams to ceiling and further exposed stonework. Oak flooring. Two radiators. Opening into the:
24' 4" x 11' 1" (7.42m x 3.38m) A wonderful open room with wooden tri folding doors opening on to the paved terrace and rear garden with wonderful open countryside views of the walled garden and surrounding countryside. Oak wooden floor. Exposed stone to far wall. Two radiators.
Door from the sitting room leads in to the:
16' 11" x 10' 6" (5.16m x 3.20m) A very spacious room at the side of the house with windows overlooking the front and side elevations. Panelled door leads out to the side of the property. Beams to ceiling. Store cupboard, wall light points and a radiator.
Back to the entrance hall and a door to:
6' 6" x 2' 10" (1.98m x 0.86m) Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash backs. WC with high level cistern. Cloaks cupboard with hanging rail and shelf.
From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the:
First Floor Landing
Window to the front elevation.
16' 8" x 11' 8" (5.08m x 3.56m) Windows overlooking the front and side of the property with lovely open countryside views. Range of built in wardrobes and cupboards over. Radiator.
16' 6" x 11' 5" (5.03m x 3.48m) To the rear elevation overlooking the stunning countryside. Built in wardrobes. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light over.
In between the Master bedroom and bedroom two is the first of two bathrooms.
Main Family Bathroom
10' 11" x 7' 11" (3.33m x 2.41m) Corner bath with hand held shower attachment. Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully tiled walk in shower cubicle. Tiled floor. Chrome towel rail and down lighting. Window to the side aspect.
Agent note: From the inner landing a step leads up to a door into a second landing area. If required the door can be kept closed allowing bedrooms three and four as well as a second bathroom to be isolated to provide a separate suite of rooms. The rooms in this area are as follows:
18' 11" x 17' 9" (5.77m x 5.41m) A large and imposing dual aspect room with exposed 'A' frame beams. Three windows on two sides of the room allow maximum light to filter in. Radiator.
13' 3" x 11' 2" (4.04m x 3.40m) Again overlooking the rear views, exposed A frame beams. Radiator. Door to Bathroom. Ladder from the bedroom leads to mezzanine level.
13' 3" x 7' 1" (4.04m x 2.16m) 'Jack and Jill' bathroom with a door from the landing and also bedroom four. Bath with a shower over and fitted shower screen. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and a mirror with light over. Window overlooking the rear garden and the views beyond. Tiled floor.
The grounds are truly spectacular with a long drive sweeping up to The Mill House. The land to the front is laid to lawn and extends to approximately half an acre of paddock and orchard. Beyond the walled garden is land which is managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. It is a haven for wildlife and the River Ham winds through the land to the weir which in turn feeds the mill leat. We are informed that there are trout in the river. Amongst the established trees and plants the walled garden has two apple trees and a pergola with mature wisteria, honeysuckle and clematis. There is also a lean to greenhouse. A gate to the side leads round to an oil store with power and light. The rear of the house is over two levels and can be accessed from the utility room as well as the dining area with tri fold doors leading out to an attractive paved terrace ideal for al fresco dining whilst taking in the stunning countryside views.
Integral Double Garage
18' 3" x 16' 4" (5.56m x 4.98m) Double garage with an up and over door. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for at least two cars. The Mill area with all its old workings can be accessed from the garage.
Mains water and electricity. Gas fired boilers supplying hot water and central heating. Private drainage. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Mendip District Council is: G (£2493).
For the purposes of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BA3 5QD. Leave Bath on the Wellsway following the A367. Continue around the Peasedown St John bypass and down the hill through Radstock and on towards Wells. Continue on this road which is the A367 to Stratton On the Fosse and then in the centre of the Village take a left into Church Lane then take the next right into Stratton Road which leads into the village of Holcombe. At the crossroads turn right onto Holcombe Hill and then turn left by village shop. Drive down hill for approx ½ mile, turn right onto Ham Hill. The property is at the bottom of the hill on the right hand side, just before hump back bridge.
About the Area
Ham Mill is situated in the hamlet of Ham in a superb rural setting with stunning views. The house is located on the outskirts of the village of Holcombe, near Coleford and Stratton on the Fosse. The village of Holcombe itself is situated around 14 miles to the south of the Georgian City of Bath and nearby amenities includes a post office and stores, a doctors surgery, two public houses and a primary school. The much renowned Babington House is a short drive away, as is the village of Vobster with the Vobster Inn restaurant. The house is very well placed for commuters with rail links at Westbury (for London Waterloo), Bath Spa and Bristol (for London Paddington). Other stations include Frome, Trowbridge and Castle Cary. The nearby market town of Frome provides a wider selection of local amenities and shopping whilst the cities of Bath and Bristol are within easy distance. Bristol International Airport is also within commuter distance providing an ever expanding net...
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