KINGS HAY, BACK LANE, WESTBURY SUB MENDIP, WELLS, BA5 1HZ
An absolutely delightful individual home with excellent, highly flexible accommodation, great views, beautiful gardens and a wonderful location on the edge of this popular village a short drive from Wells.
Kings Hay has exceptionally generous accommodation which includes a reception hall, a large sitting room, dining room, inner hall, kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, laundry room, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 3 bath/shower rooms plus a wing with a fully equipped galley kitchen, bedroom and well designed ensuite with walk in shower.
Outside are beautiful gardens of towards half an acre which include plenty of parking space.
Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, half-way between Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge. The village has a good community with many societies and organisations, a pub, village stores and post office and not least an excellent primary school (for seniors it is within the Blue School catchment area). For more information on the village go to www.westbury-sub-mendip.org.uk
Kings Hay is set in a lovely location on the quiet peaceful outskirts of the village yet only a short walk from the centre. A wide entrance gate opens into large gravelled driveway.
The property is a single storey building which has quite exceptional accommodation with large living areas and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. There’s lots of scope for various rooms to be used for different purposes including offices for home working etc. In addition, the present owners redeveloped the garage to provide a self contained wing with the elderly subtly in mind. Further details below.
A large canopied porch with lighting and a hardwood door opens to a reception hall with laminated flooring, coats cupboard and doors to the sitting room and an inner hall.
The sitting room is a very attractive well proportioned 30 ft. room with a triple aspect including a corner window and French doors to a terrace and garden. The focal point is a fireplace with a marble surround and an inset good quality wood burning stove. Other details include the high ceiling, recessed lighting and a 5 amp lighting system.
A doorway leads from the living room to the wing of accommodation redeveloped from the garage. This has a galley kitchen with units and appliances and a stable door to the garden providing independent access through a side gate. Adjoining the kitchen is a bedroom (with wardrobes) and an ensuite shower room.
Adjacent is the dining room/ second living room with double doors to the inner hall and a large bay with double French doors opening to a paved garden terrace with a canopy above.
The doors from the dining room/second living room open into the inner hall with a corridor to the bedrooms and a door into the kitchen & breakfast room. The kitchen has a double aspect, a tiled floor, a good range of fitted units, including an island, tiled splashbacks and a Cookmaster Range cooker with oven and 5 hobs. In addition, there is a 2 ring induction stove. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a sink, further units and the gas fired boiler, along with a back door leading to a paved area and garden.
Off the corridor from the inner hall is a laundry room with a sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and 2 large storage units. A door from this room opens into a shower room with a basin, wc and shower cubicle.
The main bedroom suite is at the end of the corridor and includes a 22 ft bedroom and an en suite shower room. Adjacent to this suite are 2 bedrooms which are both equally suited for use as a study, dressing room or child’s nursery.
The inner hall leading from the study/bedroom has an airing cupboard, loft access, and leads to a double bedroom and a bedroom suite with a double bedroom, a dressing room area with fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with a basin, wc and a bath with a shower above.
The gravelled drive leads into the property and the gardens are a real pleasure to see. They total towards half an acre being mainly bounded by mellow Mendip stonewalls. The gardens have lawns, flower and shrub beds and a handsome summer house. At the end of the lawn is a secluded kitchen garden area with apple trees and raised vegetable beds. In addition, there is a very private, well sheltered terrace outside the dining room, a garden shed and a greenhouse.
The property looks out onto the beautiful bordering countryside which leads onto the Mendip Hills.
Mention must also be made of the excellent countryside walks over these hills and through the nearby woodlands.
Double glazing and gas central heating with British Gas remote control system. Good insulation.
All contributing to the excellent and economic EPC rating 83 (B).
Council tax band G.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield .
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
From Wells follow the A371 towards Cheddar and on reaching the village of Westbury Sub Mendip continue past the Westbury Inn on the right and then take the second turning on the right past the village school into the Square. Turn right at the Square and then second left into Back Lane. Follow this road up the hill and Kings Hay can be found on the left hand side.
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