CHALICE HILL HOUSE
DOD LANE, GLASTONBURY, BA6
A splendid Grade ll listed Georgian House between the Abbey and the Tor and within a short walk of the High Street.
The property has great privacy standing within its own mature gardens and has generous accommodation with stunning reception rooms, 5 principal bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 secondary bedrooms and shower room.
Currently a family house, artist’s studio and boutique B&B it is well suited to many uses.
About the area
About the area
Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It’s been a religious centre throughout history and further back into the times of legends. There was a Celtic monastery here by 500AD which, during the next 1000 years evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and by the 18th century had received a charter and had become a manufacturing and trading centre. Today it’s a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year.
Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey.
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Chalice Hill, between the Abbey and the Tor, is an historical and mythical site where both the St Mary and St Michael leylines are believed to flow and may also well be the burial place of the Holy Grail.
Chalice Hill House has an excellent, secluded and quiet location surrounded by trees and enjoying great privacy whilst being close to the heart of Glastonbury and within a few minutes walk of the High Street. Sitting on the slopes of Chalice Hill, it also has views of the town and surrounding countryside. At the rear Chalice Hill sweeps up to its rounded summit with Glastonbury Tor beyond with the famous St Michael's Tower.
The house, formerly known as The Manor house, was built in the early 19th century with partly colour washed elevations under a hipped slate roof with a moulded cornice and parapet. It has a handsome south facing front elevation with a large central Doric porch and sash windows with architrave surrounds. To the east side of the house is a large Orangery which now requires repairs and within which is a large swimming pool.
The accommodation has many beautiful period details including fine, intricate plasterwork, sash windows and shutters, original doors and architraves, marble pillars and fireplaces, all complemented by contemporary benefits including gas central heating with radiators. Double panel doors with a rectangular fanlight open into an INNER PORCH with patterned quarry tiled floor and an inner door with stained glass panels with heraldic shields above opening into the splendid RECEPTION HALL with coved ceiling, patterned quarry tiled floor, radiator and a magnificent sweeping staircase with a large lancet stained glass window depicting historical and mythical figures. DRAWING ROOM with ceiling roses, intricate cornice work, French doors to the orangery, Ionic marble columns and a marble fireplace. DINING ROOM dual aspect with a ceiling rose, intricate cornice work and a columned archway opening into the SITTING ROOM with a fireplace and separate doorway to the hall. KITCHEN & BREAKFAST ROOM a large comfortable room with recessed ceiling lighting, extensive range of pine, painted and glass fronted cupboards, a large Range cooker with tiled backing and extractors above, Double French doors with side glass panels open into the CONSERVATORY a delightful room overlooking the gardens and with a tiled floor and French doors to a courtyard garden.
From the hall a door opens to an INNER HALLWAY with a CLOAKROOM with wc, hand basin, recessed ceiling lights and cupboard. LARGE PANTRY. UTILITY ROOM with sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machines and garden door. STUDIO a large well lit room with French doors to the gardens and an attractive courtyard. SHOWER ROOM with a hand basin, wc and large tiled shower cubicle. Also leading off the studio is a STOREROOM. REAR HALL leading to 3 BEDROOMS.
The house has excellent CELLARS approached from the main hall.
FIRST FLOOR. LANDING. MASTER BEDROOM ONE dual aspect with an EN SUITE BATHROOM dual aspect with recessed ceiling lights, bath, twin hand basins with cupboards below, large steam shower and wc. BATHROOM with oak flooring, shower cubicle, wc, hand basin with tiled surround and cupboard below, Jacuzzi bath and linen cupboard. BEDROOM TWO with radiator. BEDROOM THREE with a corner wardrobe and an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with floor and wall tiling, hand basin with cupboard below, wc and large shower. BEDROOM FOUR dual aspect with an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with floor and wall tiling, wc, hand basin with cupboard below and large shower. BEDROOM FIVE dual aspect with an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM with floor and wall tiling, bath, hand basin, wc, shower cubicle and airing cupboard.
To the side of the house is a large ORANGERY which currently has an indoor swimming pool. This building requires repairs or removal and offers the next owner enormous opportunities to redevelop this area to suit their own requirements.
A tree and shrub lined drive leads into the gardens to a carriage sweep in front of the south facing house, which looks out across its gardens which are quite delightful with lawns, herbaceous beds, shrubberies and a kitchen garden. Mature trees ensure its privacy and of particular note are two huge oaks – Axel and Omega which have stood together for 300 years.
On the west side is a greenhouse and log store and on the east side is a well sheltered courtyard approached from the conservatory.
At the rear of the house is the “Love Garden” originally a tennis court and now partly paved and bounded by a stone wall with grassed surrounds, a summerhouse and a beautiful weeping willow. Beyond are the meadows of Chalice Hill.
Coming up the High Street turn right into Lambrook Street which leads into Chilkwell Street and then take a left turn into Dod Lane. Continue for a hundred yards or so and pass Chalice Hill Close and then turn right into the drive to Chalice Hill House.
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