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6 bedroom detached house for sale

LEIGH ON MENDIP. Between Wells, Frome, Bristol & Bath

£825,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Grade ll listed farmhouse
  • Great character
  • Small peaceful village
  • On the beautiful Mendip Hills
  • Over 5 acres of land
  • Also separate cottage available by negotiation
  • Up to a further 19 acres may also be available.

Full description

A charming village farmhouse with outbuildings & over 5 acres. (Separate cottage available by negotiation). Additional land may be available.

MANOR FARM, LEIGH ON MENDIP, SOMERSET BA3 5QP  
Wells 10 miles, Bath 14 miles, London (Paddington) from 85 minutes (from Bath Spa). Bristol 22 miles, Frome 6 miles, Babington House 3 miles. A charming Grade ll listed farmhouse with outbuildings and over 5 acres of land situated in a small peaceful village on the beautiful Mendip Hills between Bath, Bristol, Wells and Frome. The house has great character and includes a hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, boot room, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus adjacent outbuildings, part with consent for conversion to additional accommodation. A detached 3 bedroom cottage is also available if required being an independent property in its own right. This is available at an additional price.

About the area 
Leigh on Mendip is a small village which was part of the manor of Mells and was held by Glastonbury Abbey from Saxon times until the dissolution of the monasteries. It then passed to the Horner family (of the nursery rhyme) and the history of the village being demonstrated by the number of listed buildings in the vicinity. Located on the Mendip Hills it's within a few miles of various other small villages which together provide a range of amenities. It lies between the cities of Wells, Bath and Bristol and the increasingly popular town of Frome. These all combine to offer a wide range of commercial, cultural and sporting facilities and of course all the benefits of this beautiful rural area are immediately to hand with many footpaths and bridleways. Within the area are various local shoots, hunting with the Mendip Farmers, sailing on Chew Valley Lake and numerous sports clubs.

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There are excellent state and independent schools including a number of local primary schools, Writhlington, Norton Hill, All Hallows, Downside, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and the Bath schools. The much renowned Babington House is a short drive away, as are the Vobster Inn Restaurant and The Pig. The house is very well placed for the commuter with rail links at Westbury (for London Waterloo), Bath Spa and Bristol (for London Paddington). Other stations include Frome, Trowbridge and Castle Cary. Bristol International Airport is also within commuter distance providing an ever expanding network of services

Manor Farm 
Manor Farm is on the western side of the village and the property is approached by its driveway which leads into a large courtyard flanked on three sides by the house, outbuildings and cottage. The house is a very attractive Grade ll listed building dating from the end of the Stuart period in 1698 being of limestone construction with a pantiled roof and moulded stone mullioned windows. The main entrance door has a handsome dressed stone surround and internally there are many other period details including flagstones, beamed ceilings, fireplaces and window shutters. Thee are complemented by oil fired central heating, a 4 oven Aga and refitted bathrooms.

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A studded front door opens into the hall and to the right is a comfortable study with a fireplace with a wood burning stove, a shelved alcove and a built in cupboard. To the left of the entrance hall is the dual aspect drawing room with a cross beamed ceiling, a drinks cupboard, fitted corner cupboard and a large dressed stone fireplace with a wood burning stove. A stone archway links through into the dining room which again has a dual aspect, a french door to the garden, flagstones and a fireplace. The kitchen and breakfast room has a dual aspect, flagstones, hand built pine kitchen units, a 4 oven Aga and a door to the back stairs. Leading off the kitchen is a rear hall/boot room and a utility room with a belfast sink and central heating boiler.

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The main staircase rises from the hall to the landing and there is also a back stairs from the kitchen. The first bedroom has an anteroom with a fitted double wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with bath, hand basin and wc. There are 3 other bedrooms on this floor and a bathroom with a bath, walk in shower cubicle, basin and wc. On the second floor are 2 further bedrooms and a shower room. From one of the bedrooms there is access to a further undeveloped attic area.

Outbuildings 
Next to the farmhouse is a range of stone outbuildings providing nearly 2,000 sq.ft with consent to incorporate part of the barn into additional living space providing a large family kitchen/breakfast room and a playroom overlooking the gardens and paddock. There is a formal lawned garden in front of the house and there is more than ample parking and turning areas. On the west side of the house is a further lawned garden and this extends to a paddock behind the buildings. Beyond is a meadow and in all the grounds are over 5 acres. The boundaries of the property are edged in red on the plan.

Also available at an additional price is a Cottage 
The cottage is approached off the courtyard and is a single storey converted stone barn. It shares the entrance drive but a gate then leads into its own parking area and garden. Internally it has a large living room with kitchen, a cloakroom, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Originally a holiday let it now has planning consent as a dwelling.

Additional land 
Up to a further 19 acres may also be available.

Other details 
Tenure?- Freehold Services The House ? Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. The Cottage ? All main services are connected. Gas fired central heating. Local Authority Mendip District Council. Telephone: 01749 343399. Somerset District Council. Telephone: 01823 355455. Energy Performance Certificate - House Band F 36. The Cottage Band E 48.

Directions 
From the south take the A37 northwards and continue through Shepton Mallet and a couple of miles on turn right to Oakhill. Upon reaching Oakhill, take the right hand turning by the pub to Stoke St. Michael. Proceed through the village of Stoke St. Michael and Leigh on Mendip is the next village. Enter the village and Manor Farm is a short distance along on the left. From the north - Bath - proceed south along the A367 Wellsway in the direction of Shepton Mallet. Upon reaching Oakhill, take the left hand turning to Stoke St. Michael. Proceed through the village of Stoke St. Michael and Leigh on Mendip is the next village. Enter the village and Manor Farm is the first farm on the left.

Important Notice 
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

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  • Frome (6.1 mi)
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1 Priory Road Wells BA5 1SR

03339 873709 Local call rate

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