DRAKE HOUSE HIGH STREET, OAKHILL, SOMERSET, BA3 5BY
A handsome house in the Georgian style standing within its own mature grounds in this popular village between Bath and Wells.
The accommodation includes a hall, cloakroom, a splendid 20ft sitting room, an equally spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, a master suite with bedroom & shower room, 3 further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a study (or 5th bedroom). Also great storage space.
Outsider are a double garage, plenty of parking space and beautiful gardens.
The property is within the heart of the village yet enjoys a quiet tranquil position with great privacy standing back from the High Street within its own grounds approached through double (electric) gates.
This handsome house with it’s classic Georgian design is approached from its driveway by a short flight of steps flanked by curved walling. The steps leading a path to the front door which is sheltered by a fine portico. Internally it has comfortable, well presented, accommodation laid out on several floors. The rooms are well proportioned, in good decorative order and benefit from double glazing and gas central heating. One of the features of the house are the large storage areas.
The front door opens into a hallway with a staircase and rooms off being the cloakroom and study – also suitable as the fifth bedroom..
The staircase rises to an inner hallway and to the left is the impressive and appealing sitting room . This is a very light and airy room having a double aspect including 2 french doors to a garden terrace. The focal point of the room is a fireplace and there are also double doors to the dining room.
The kitchen and dining rom is a large open plan room with a tiled floor with underfloor heating. Again it’s very bright and cheerful having a triple aspect with a side door to the garden and also double french doors to garden terrace. There’s also plenty of space for a table and chairs.
The kitchen is very well equipped and appointed with an extensive range of handmade units, including an island unit, pull-outs and carousel, a double sink unit plus granite work surfaces. Integrated appliances include an Aga Range Cooker with electric hobs and ovens, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dryer and microwave
A staircase rises to the bedroom accommodation with the excellent master suite. This has a large bedroom, with a double aspect and 2 french doors to a balcony. The room also has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with tiling, hand basin, wc and a large shower area. There are a further 3 other bedrooms and a bathroom with a hand basin, wc and bath.
The property fronts the High Street with stone walls and a central entrance through tall gates (electrically operated) with matching side railings. The tarmac drive provides plenty of parking space in front of a Double Garage.
The beautiful mature gardens of over a third of an acre are mainly lawned with mature shrubs and stunning trees including beech, yew, fir, ash and fig. There is also a large paved terrace approached from the living areas and being ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation.
Freehold. Council tax band (E). EPC rating 65 Band (D). Double glazing. Gas central heating. Not listed. Within Oakhill Conservation area. Garden size 0.34 acres.
About the area
The small village of Oakhill stands on the beautiful Mendip Hills, 7 miles north of Wells and about 13 miles and 17 miles south of Bath and Bristol respectively.
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 (11 miles south) or Bath Spa (about 11 miles). The airport is about 17 miles away.
The village has a church, a well regarded primary school, a gastro pub and an active and friendly community with many local events. Babington House is 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.
On entering Oakhill from the south (Shepton Mallet direction) continue into the village and take the first left. Continue for a few hundred yards along the High Street and Drake House will be on the right hand side.
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