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Stoke St. Michael

PROPERTY TYPE

Detached

BEDROOMS

3

BATHROOMS

2

SIZE

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TENURE
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Freehold

Key features

  • Attractive character and charm
  • 3 reception rooms or 4th bedroom
  • Garden studio
  • Private parking with space for a garage
  • Views to the south over farmland and woods
  • Kitchen garden

Description

Delightful, detached house well located, close to amenities, in a peaceful Mendip village near Frome, Bruton and Bath.

ROCK COTTAGE, STOKE HILL, STOKE ST. MICHAEL, SOMERSET, BA3 5JJ

Oakhill 2 miles, Frome and Wells 8 miles, Bruton 9 miles, Bath 14.5miles, Bristol 21 miles.

Summary

A detached, 3/4 bedroom village house with a fairy-tale turret and enchanting rural views.

This charming house has an entrance hall, snug/bedroom, dining room, turret, sitting room, kitchen, utility area, cloakroom, 3 further bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom.

Outside there are terraces to the front, a delightful garden to the rear with a studio, summer house, kitchen garden and private parking to the side.

Location

Stoke St. Michael is a small but perfectly formed Mendip village. It has a 17th century pub, a shop/post office, a village primary school and preschool and St Michael's Anglican church has been the heart of the community since it's foundation in 12th Century. The village is nestled in the beautiful East Mendip landscape of farmland and pastures, streams and swallets, wooded valleys, quarries and caves, well away from busy main roads.
There are buses to Bath via Radstock, Wells via Shepton Mallet and a service to Frome.

Description

Rock Cottage is a delightful 17th century, double fronted, detached, village house that has been extended to provide well balanced accommodation. It is in an elevated position in the heart of the village, a stone's throw from the village stores and pub, with delightful, south facing views over rolling countryside to the rear, with great privacy. It offers scope for further extension if required.

Accommodation

The front door opens to a hallway which has attractive, decorative tiles. To the right is a snug/bedroom. This versatile room has bespoke shelving, built-in alcove cupboards, a fireplace with painted timber surround and a window to the north. To the left of the hall is the dining room which has painted tongue and groove panelling and a wonderful inglenook fireplace with an ancient beam. A multifuel stove provides cosy comfort in the winter months and there is space for a table and chairs. To the rear of the room, steps spiral up the intriguing turret.

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Beyond this more stone steps descend to the spacious and stylish sitting room. This is a bright room with two windows to the front and a glazed French door to the rear. A smart gas, log effect stove provides effortless warmth and a focal point in this relaxing space.
The kitchen is an exquisitely designed workspace, with bespoke carpentry, meticulously conceived for serious cooking and creating. Views over the garden and beyond provide a backdrop. It has a double Belfast sink, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer, a large, fabulously well-designed larder cupboard and underfloor heating. Ingenious space saving doors conceal a utility room with an area for a washing machine and tumble dryer and there is a separate downstairs cloakroom.

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On the first floor a glamourous family bathroom greets you at the top of the stairs. Here a freestanding, roll-top bath takes centre stage, with views to the south over countryside. There is a separate shower cubicle with electric power shower and art deco styling completes the look with underfloor heating the cherry on the top. The turret at the rear of the landing provides character and charm and there are 3 double bedrooms. The largest bedroom has French doors to a small, south facing balcony.

Outside

The terraces at the front of the house offer an opportunity to create areas for seating and container planting. To the rear there is a private lawned garden bordered by mature trees and shrubs. At the west end of the garden is a covered wood store and a smart studio, whilst at the east end there is a kitchen garden and summer house. The look of the house from the garden is noteworthy as the turret gives the property a magical, whimsical quality.
Steps lead down to the car parking area beside the house.

Tenure and other points

Freehold. Not listed. Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage. Council Tax Band D. EPC rating E.

Directions

Approaching Stoke St. Michael from Oakhill on the Fosse Road, the road becomes Stoke Hill. Rock Cottage is on the right as you descend into the village. It is set up above the road approx. 70mts before the shop. It has stone steps up to the front door.
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About the area

The small village of Stoke St. Michael is on the beautiful Mendip Hills, 8 miles northeast of Wells and about 15 miles and 20 miles south of Bath and Bristol respectively. Nearby Oakhill has regular buses to Wells, Bath, Midsomer Norton, Bruton and Strode College.
Wells, the smallest city in England (population about 11,000), has local markets twice a week and many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. It has a busy local shopping centre and a broad range of societies and activities.
Bristol and Bath are both fine historic cities which are rapidly growing economic centres.
There are good communications with the A37 nearby and fast speed train services from Castle Cary (12 miles south) or Bath Spa (about 14 miles). The airport is about 20 miles away.

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The village has a church, a primary school, a pub and an active and friendly community with many local events. Babington House and Vobster Quay open water swimming and diving centre are within about 8 miles.
There are excellent state & independent schools in the area including Wells Blue School, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Downside and All Hallows plus those in nearby Bruton and Bristol and Bath.
The landscape of the area has changed little over the centuries because of strict planning laws and careful stewardship by landowners. This beautiful countryside is very accessible with small quiet lanes and numerous footpaths, which make it very pleasant for walkers and cyclists. There are also numerous sporting, cultural and social activities and organisations available.

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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. Buyers must rely on information passed between the solicitors with regard to items included in the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise.
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Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.

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Roderick Thomas, Wells

1 Priory Road Wells BA5 1SR

Roderick Thomas, Wells

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