Mendip View Fosse Road, Oakhill, Somerset, BA3 5HU
A wonderful family home in a magical setting with enchanting views over farmland.
This house has an entrance porch, hallway, office, cloakroom, sitting room, playroom, kitchen with well-designed utility room. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms, one has a walk-in wardrobe and glamourous ensuite bathroom and there is an additional family bathroom.
Outside there’s plenty of parking at the front and an integral garage / store. At the back is a very stylish garden with terraces, lawns and a couple of timber sheds. This opens to very attractive farmland beyond.
Fosse Road connects Oakhill to Stoke St. Michael. As you leave Oakhill, heading east, the properties quickly become predominantly agricultural as this is a rural location surrounded by farmland. Mendip View is on the southern side of Fosse Road. It enjoys views to the north over open farmland and to the south a stunning outlook onto the Mendip hills, giving a sense that you are very much part of the rural environment.
Having said this, the centre of Oakhill is less than 200mts to the west. Oakhill is a very attractive village that proudly displays its historic heritage and has a real community feel. It boasts a fabulous gastro pub, popular primary school, Doctors surgery, church, community cafe and a myriad of wonderful countryside walks. It is within easy commuting distance of Bath and Bristol with Wells and Frome even nearer.
This handsome house which has been sympathetically extended to blend beautiful period features with modern contemporary luxury is approached over a gravel drive. The front door opens to a porch with an internal door opening to the main hallway. To the right you will find a study and cloakroom and to the left is the sitting room which has an attractive inglenook type fireplace with a log burning stove. Oak, glazed folding doors open to a playroom. This has a roof light as well as south facing, glazed French doors to the garden. It is a very bright and appealing space. A door leads from here to the extremely well-designed kitchen.
This is a wonderfully attractive family room, and you can tell it has been designed by someone who takes their cooking seriously. Triple glazed, full width bifold doors open to the garden and views beyond and allow you to really bring the outside in. Attractive lighting, a central island with breakfast bar, space for a table and chairs, engineered oak floorboards with underfloor heating and a secret cubby hole for the dog combine with stylish units and integrated appliances to make this a fabulously pleasing room on many levels. There is an integrated undercounter drinks fridge, freezer and dishwasher, an eyelevel integrated coffee machine, an instant boiling water tap, 2 separate AEG ovens, microwave, a 5 ring gas hob and space for an plumbed American fridge/freezer.
A door leads from the kitchen to the utility room. Again, ingenious design has created a space that includes a laundry shoot from the first floor, a drying cupboard, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a double ceramic sink and various fitted cupboards. A door leads from here to the integral garage where there is an up and over metal garage door that opens to the drive and an exterior door to the west side of the property.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms. The principal room has a walk-in wardrobe with laundry shoot that leads to a very stylish ensuite with double sinks, shower cubicle and separate free standing bath. The rear bedrooms have bespoke glass balustrade outside the full height, tilt and turn French doors overlooking the garden and fields beyond. The rooms to the front enjoy views to the north over parkland. There is also a family bathroom with both separate shower cubicle and bath.
Approached over a gravel drive with parking for multiple cars, a path leads past the built in bin/ recycling store through a timber garden gate to the rear of the property where a very attractive terrace adjoins the house. This provides a wonderful, sheltered area for alfresco dining with an outdoor kitchen consisting of a bbq and pizza oven providing inspiration. The lawns stretch out towards the attractive farmland beyond and there are two timber sheds for storage of tools and wood as well as a former chicken enclosure and kitchen garden.
Tenure and other points
Freehold. Mains electricity, drainage, water, gas (CH). Council Tax Band E. EPC rating C.
On entering Oakhill from the south (Shepton Mallet direction) continue into the village and take the first right by the Oakhill Inn. Continue for a few hundred yards along the Fosse Road and the property is on your right as the farmland opens up on the left.
About the area
The small village of Oakhill stands on the beautiful Mendip Hills, 7 miles north of Wells and about 15 miles and 18 miles south of Bath and Bristol respectively. It has regular buses to Wells, Bath, Midsomer Norton, Bruton and Strode College.
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 and Vobster Quay open water swimming and diving centre are 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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