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Stoke St, Michael Guide Price £795,000

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  • A listed house beautifully modernised
  • Tremendous style and character
  • Bags of space, plenty of bedrooms
  • Courtyard with garage and ample parking
  • Walled garden
  • In easy reach of Wells, Bath, Bristol, Frome & Bruton
  • Great value
  • No chain

The Manor House stands in this popular village between Wells & Bath. Extensively restored and improved the exceptional house has great accommodation, courtyard and a walled garden with privacy.


THE MANOR HOUSE, STOKE ST. MICHAEL, SOMERSET BA3 5JS

Wells 10 miles, Bath 14 miles, Frome 8 miles, Glastonbury 14 miles, Shepton Mallet 5 miles, Castle Cary 12 miles.

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Quite simply an outstanding and delightful historic house which has been restored to high standards and has generous accommodation, grounds with privacy and a peaceful setting in a small village between Bath and Wells.

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Accommodation (nearly 3,700 sq.ft.) includes a hall, cloakroom, 4 reception rooms, study, fitted kitchen (with an Aga) and a utility room. On the upper floors are 5 bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room.

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The accommodation is flexible, and part could easily be utilised as an annexe if required

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The Manor House has a courtyard, garage, stores and a walled garden with great privacy.

Stoke St. Michael

Stoke St. Michael is a quiet village on the Mendip Hills, well away from busy main roads and with good local amenities and a friendly community. It is set in the beautiful East Mendip landscape of farmland and pastures, streams and swallets, wooded valleys, quarries and caves. There is a C17th pub and the surrounding countryside shelters SSSIs and conservation areas. The church, though largely a Victorian renovation, has a tower from c1400. There is village shop and post office, a primary school and pre-school. There are buses to Bath via Radstock, Wells via Shepton Mallet and a service to Frome.

Location

The Manor House has a pleasant setting within the village in easy walking distance of the Church, shop, school and pub. It stands back from the lane behind a low stone wall.

Description

The Manor House is within the heart of the village and is a handsome building which dates back to around 1700. It has 3 storeys and is very attractive with many noteworthy architectural details. Built of Doulting stone with dressed quoins under a slate mansard roof it has a moulded stringcourse over the ground floor, moulded stone mullioned windows and a Victorian shop front to the right of a central door. This door is set within an edge roll moulded architrave with an attractive detail of the oval moulded stone window above.

Interior

Whilst the exterior of the house is basically unchanged over the last few hundred years the interior accommodation has been extensively improved and extended whilst retaining the period details which include oak and elm timberwork, inglenook and other fireplaces, flagstones, window shutters and a dogleg staircase. These are complemented by the sympathetic works which include new oak timberwork, oak flooring, stone and slate tiling together with contemporary good quality kitchen, utility and bathrooms. The house was extended into old outhouses and there is now extensive accommodation providing great living space. The ground floors being mainly oak, flagstones or slate tiled.

Accommodation

The front door opens into a large 32ft. sitting room with beams, oak pillars, shutters, an inglenook fireplace and a secondary (not working) fireplace. A doorway leads to the inner hall with the staircase, store cupboard and an entry to the dining room. This is a tranquil room with flagstones, an alcove bookcase, a shelved cupboard and an inglenook with a wood burning stove. On the opposite side of the hall is the kitchen with beams, a part timbered wall and a gas fired Aga. There are also fitted units, oak and black granite worksurfaces, Belfast sink and a large larder unit with racks and shelving. Beyond the kitchen is the family room with a pitched ceiling, oak timbers and full height windows and door to the courtyard. (This room is equally suited as a dining room or breakfast room – as needed

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Three steps lead up into the garden room, again with a pitched ceiling, oak timbers and French doors to the walled garden. To one side of the garden room is a study with a door to the garden. At the opposite side of the garden room is a door to the utility room. This has cupboards, sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Adjacent is a cloakroom and outer hall.

First Floor

The staircase rises from the hall with a mullioned window looking down into the family room. On the first floor there are 3 good size double bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom. This has limestone tiling and both a bath and a large shower area. There’s also a recess area ideal as a quiet reading or study area.

Second floor

Here are the 4th and 5th bedroom and a shower room – all having pitched ceilings and beams. The 4th bedroom is currently used as a study and has fitted desking, The 5th bedroom is used as the main bedroom and has a dressing room. The shower room has a walk-in shower area.

Flexibility

The family room and the accommodation beyond offer great living space and also great flexibility. All or part of this area could be utilised as a self-contained annexe with fairly simple alterations or additions.

Courtyard, garage and parking

The house has a neat forecourt and an archway (under the adjoining house) to automatic, full height hardwood vehicular gates which open into a courtyard which provides plenty of parking. Opening off the courtyard is a garage which was previously a stable and which has a loft with staircase and is currently used as a workshop with additional space for storage Also, off the courtyard, tucked away and being extremely useful, is a small storage yard, storeroom and log store.

The walled garden

Beyond the courtyard is a wonderful walled garden which has great privacy. It includes a paved terrace, a circular timber terrace, composting area, shed, lawn and mature shrubs. This is a wonderful space and a rarity with most village houses.

Other points

Freehold. The house is listed as Grade ll* Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating. Strong Wifi through the house. Cabled network. Council Tax Band F

About the area

Stoke St. Michael lies between Bath and Wells in the Mendip Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. This traditional village has a population of towards 1,000 with a church, primary school, village shop and pub. The surrounding towns offer a very extensive range of amenities and facilities including Babington House just five miles away. Bath and Bristol are within easy commuting distance with Westbury, Bath and Castle Cary all offering a good mainline rail service to London Paddington. Bristol airport is about 24 miles away.

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There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including All Hallows, Downside, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield and the schools at Bruton and Bath. There is also a well-regarded primary school within the village of Stoke St. Michael. For further details see www.stokestmichael.org.uk

Directions

From the centre of the village proceed towards Tower Hill (with the pub on the left-hand side). The Manor House is situated on the left-hand side

Important notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.


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