KILIMA, PEAK LANE, COMPTON DUNDON, SOMERSET, TA116PE
Street and Somerton both about 3 miles, Glastonbury 5 miles, Wells 11 miles, Yeovil 12 miles, M5 (J23) 24 miles, A303 (Podimore) 7 miles, Bath 35 miles, Bristol 31 miles, Bristol Airport 28 miles
An absolutely delightful property enjoying a superb location in a quiet village, well away from busy roads between Street and Somerton. It's positioned well back from a country lane in a gently elevated position with exceptional views of the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Predominantly on one level it's been extended and improved in recent years and now has excellent well appointed accommodation which includes a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, study (or 4th bedroom), snug, 3 bedrooms and 3 bath or shower rooms. Double glazing and central heating.
There is a large integral double garage, a timber workshop, other useful outbuildings and ample parking.
The grounds include neat landscaped lawned gardens and a charming "secret" garden with a variety of mature trees and a pond. In all the grounds total over an acre.
Compton Dundon covers quite a large area with the larger part close to the B3151 which runs from Street towards Somerton. Kilima is in the "Dundon" part of the village which is some way away on the western foothills of The Beacon which is an iron age hill fort, designated as an ancient monument.
Dundon Beacon is a special and species-rich nature reserve, managed by Somerset Wildlife Trust, now being returned to ancient oak woodland with managed coppice and restored grass downland. It's accessed by a footpath and is as pleasant a country walk as can be found.
Kilima looks directly onto this hill which shelters it from the east. It also looks westwards towards 'Lollover Hill, ' reputably the viewing point of the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.
Between these hills and close to Kilima is Compton Dundon church. A sweet little parish church sitting on the site of a prehistoric grove and noteworthy for its ancient yew trees believed to date back 1,700 years.
Kilima is just a few hundred yards from the church with a drive leading in from the lane protected on each side by stonewalls.
The tarmac drive flanked by neat lawns and mature shrubs leads to a parking area and a pathway leads to steps to the front door.
Internally the accommodation is well arranged and benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating with radiators. It's very light and airy and enjoys beautiful aspects from all the principle rooms.
The reception hall is a good size and to the right is a 20 ft. bright and cheerful sitting room with a triple aspect and great views stretching to woodlands above Somerton and High Ham. Details also include an oak floor, a glass fronted wood burner fireplace and a patio door to a well sheltered garden terrace.
Adjacent is the separate dining room approached through double doors and having a double aspect with large windows again giving wonderful views.
Kitchen & breakfast room
The kitchen and breakfast room is a fabulous room which incorporates an extension which provides the breakfasting space. This is a stunning area with a double height pitched ceiling and a full height hardwood framed window with French doors (including fly screens) to the garden. The whole room has a ceramic tiled floor and the kitchen area is extremely well fitted with units completed with granite worktops and appliances including a dishwasher, induction hob with extractor and a double oven. Leading off is a utility room, again with a tiled floor, cupboards, sink plus plumbing and space for washing machine and dryer.
Again off the hall is a study (which can be used as a 4th bedroom) with fitted shelving and the inner hall leads on to the bedrooms and bathrooms which are very well appointed with fitted units. Within the inner hall are a cloaks cupboard and an airing cupboard.
The first bedroom has an en suite tiled shower room with a hand basin, wc and a shower cubicle. Next to it is a second bedroom and the family bathroom with a hand basin, wc, bath with tiled surround, separate shower and shower screen and large mirrored cabinet
The hall then enters a snug or small sitting room which has five steps up to the master bedroom suite. The large bedroom faces west and has a very well fitted out dressing room with both hanging space and fitted shelving. It also has an en suite tiled shower room with a hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
Garage & outbuildings
The master bedroom suite is at first floor level being above a large double garage which has an electric roller door and a side door.
The drive continues to the side of the garage and to the north side of the property where there are outbuildings including a large timber store/workshop and a timber log store. Also in this area the oil tank is safely and discretely positioned. All accessed from paved surrounds and an adjacent lawn,
The house sits in well landscaped lawned gardens with mature trees and shrubs and neat flowerbeds. Beyond is the "secret garden " being a more informal lawned garden with high hedges and more mature trees hiding a delightful lilly pond. In all the grounds are over an acre.
From Wells proceed to Glastonbury. Continue towards to Street and at Street take the B3151 signposted Somerton. Continue out of Street on this road past Millfield and continue for a further two miles or so to the village of Compton Dundon. In the village take the first right turn just past the monument on the left hand side. Continue into Ham Lane for a mile or so, bear left, continue up the hill into Peak Lane. Continue gently down the hill and the entrance is the third property on the left hand side.
About the area
Compton Dundon is an attractive village, lying in one of the most picturesque parts of Somerset between Somerton and Street. The village is surrounded by unspoilt countryside with wooded hills with public access with many footpaths. There is a very vibrant community based around the church, cricket pitch, pub and village hall.
Somerton is an historic town about 3 miles south whilst Street is 2 miles north. These and other nearby towns provide a wide range of facilities and amenities.
Schools & communications
The A303 is a few miles south and Bath, Bristol and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. The rail station at Castle Cary provides a direct service to London.
There are good state and independent schools within easy reach including Millfield, Crispins, Strode, Wells Cathedral School and the Bruton & Sherborne schools.
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