(Perry), The Cottage, Little London, Oakhill
A charming semi detached Georgian cottage with bags of character and a beautiful garden. It stands in a quiet position in this popular village on the Mendip Hills between Wells, Frome and Bath.
The accommodation is roomy and has many appealing features. It includes a sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility, 2 good size bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room. N.B. Some repair works are required.
Outside there’s parking space for 2 cars, a large garage and a mature garden with privacy.
Little London lies on the western side of the village. The Cottage is set back from the road being semi detached to another cottage which is side -on to the road. The Cottage has a right of way across the drive of an adjacent property to its own parking spaces in front of a timber panelled fence and a large garage with space for two cars. A gate opens into the garden and a pathway which leads to the front door.
This pretty cottage is Grade ll listed and dates from around 1750. It’s stone built under a tiled roof with stone mullioned windows in plain surrounds and a central door with a stone architrave.
The front door opens into a hall which has a tiled floor with a door to the right to the sitting room and a door opening to the left to the kitchen.
The sitting room is a very pleasant double aspect room with garden and countryside views, floorboards, a stone fireplace with an inset multi fuel stove and a side alcove.
The kitchen/dining room has a tiled floor, a triple aspect and again garden and countryside views. There’s space for a table and chairs plus fitted units, a Belfast sink and an alcove with a cooker. Leading off the kitchen is a utility area with a tiled floor, room for a fridge-freezer and space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. The house has central heating throughout provided by a recently installed gas boiler, with cast iron radiators.
Beyond the utility area is the bathroom. This has a tiled floor, a dual aspect, fitted shelving, hand basin, wc and a double ended bath on ball and claw feet.
The staircase leads from the kitchen to a small landing and the two sizeable bedrooms.
To the left is the main bedroom which has a double aspect and an en suite shower room with a tiled floor, a fireplace, hand basin, shower and a wc with a pump system.
To the right of the landing is a further double bedroom again with a dual aspect, a dado rail and a cast iron fireplace. There is evidence of damp penetration in this room.
The entrance is from the roadway and there’s a right of way to the property to a parking area. This is currently part lawned and partly cultivated. It provides space for 2 cars. There is a large garage with electricity supply. It has space or two cars, or use as a workshop and storage area. Bounded by a timber panel fence a gateway opens to a gravel path which winds through a delightful mature garden to the front of the cottage. There’s space for a table and chairs next to the front door which is sheltered by a tiled canopy.
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.
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