THE HAVEN, CUMHILL, PILTON, BA4 4BG
About 6 miles east of Glastonbury
A splendid and unique property in the heart of the popular village of Pilton between Glastonbury, Wells & Castle Cary. It includes a large house, delightful grounds, and a private lane.
The Haven is a very spacious house, which has a section suitable for use as a self-contained annexe with its own separate entrance.
As one house the accommodation includes an entrance porch, hall, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, separate dining room, garden room, a large study, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
(The annexe section (included in above) can provide a living room, kitchen, 1 or 2 bedrooms & a bathroom.)
The grounds of about ¾ of an acre include a private lane, gardens, open and covered terraces, a wild garden area, parking areas (at the front of the house and at the end of the garden), 3 cabins used as a gym, art studio and summerhouses.
Pilton is an historic village with a splendid 11th century parish church, a 14th century tithe barn and many period houses and cottages.
According to legends this is where Joseph of Arimathea entered Britain and is now internationally famous for its festival (with tickets provided to the residents). It’s certainly, and justifiably, one of the most admired villages in the area with a very active and friendly community and a wide range of activities and amenities. These include the church and chapel, pub, shop and post office, village hall and Pilton social club, nursery & preschool, community orchard and recreation ground.
The Haven is well situated in a quiet conservation area within the village entirely away from busy roads and with access off a no through lane – part of which is owned by the property.
The house has lots of great living space and, as already mentioned, part can be used as a self-contained separate unit suited for a family member or for a working home office.
The accommodation has large windows and Velux roof lights which flood the house with natural light. Other important features are the wooden shutters fitted in many rooms plus the various doors which open directly into the garden or into covered BBQ and sitting area.
The front door opens into a porch leading through to a hall which is in the centre of the property and has a staircase, a cupboard and which opens to a family bathroom with a bath, shower, and a double vanity unit with storage space beneath.
The sitting room is a well-proportioned and comfortable room with a Squirrel Morse wood burning stove and is an ideal snug for winter evenings.
The kitchen and breakfast room are very spacious with archways into a dining room and into the bright relaxing garden room.
The kitchen is well designed with fitted units and appliances including a dish washer, an American style fridge/freezer, cooker, extractor, an integral fridge, and the central heating boiler (installed in 2021). The breakfast room is spacious and has French doors leading outside to a covered area with a hot tub installed.
The dining room is single storey with a vaulted ceiling with Velux lights and a full height window with views of the Parish Church.
The garden room also has a vaulted ceiling with dual aspect, large windows on two sides and a sliding door leading outside to the terrace.
On the other side of the house is a large reception room used as a study/office and which has French doors to the sunken back garden and great views across the village. Adjacent is a utility room with a tiled floor, sink unit, fitted cupboards together with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
Doors from the study lead into two interconnecting bedrooms which both have fitted wardrobes. One has an en suite shower room.
The staircase leads to a landing (which has storage cupboards), 2 double bedrooms and has a bathroom with a shower.
One bedroom has extensive storage and the other has French doors and wooden shutters which leads onto a balcony for wonderful views across the village. The attic spaces are easy to reach for extra storage.
Double French doors from the breakfast room open to an oak framed covered terrace with wooden floor decking, a glazed roof, and a hot tub.
A sliding door from the garden room opens to a further oak framed covered terrace and BBQ area.
The areas which could be used a separate annexe are indicated with yellow lines on the floor plan. The utility room can be used as a kitchen, the study as a living room and one or two bedrooms can be included with its own entrance.
At the approach to the property from the eastern side there is a double gate opening to a gravelled parking area flanked by a garden shed. There’s also a further parking area, approached from the lane further into the property.
On the western side the garden next to the house, screened from the lane by rose clad timber fencing and with a paved terrace, is a gravelled area, a gate to the lane and a greenhouse. The sunken garden continues with a lawn, 2 small ponds, one with a water feature, mature shrubs and flower beds and eucalyptus, fig, olive, and apple trees.
A gate through a low timber fence leads to another lawned area with large mature sycamore and horse chestnut trees. In this garden room is a Finnforest log cabin with part used as a summerhouse and part as a gym.
Continuing deeper into the garden there are further lawn and trees (larch, poplar, Persian iron wood and bay) and another cabin used as an art studio and a steep bank to the wooded boundaries of Ashes wood. This provides an environment for many species of birds and wildlife as well as a path to an old lime kiln and beyond. This whole area is treated by the owner as a wildlife area and further cabins (proportionally smaller) are provided for the family of hedgehogs.
Within the wildlife garden at the bottom of the hill there is a pond, which has a cast iron hand pump which can be used to draw the water from the underground natural spring.
Adjacent is a further parking area approached from the lane which can easily be expanded.
Mention must be made of the fine views the property enjoys across the village and to the 11th century parish church and the medieval Pilton Manor house.
This property is located in a prime location between the Church and the Tithe barn and Ashes Woods.
As can be seen from the plan there is a lane running on part of the southern boundary and which is part of the property. The lane has a public footpath running over it, which leads to the Tithe barn and Ashes wood for dog walking and nature lovers.
The gated lane has limited vehicular access.as this also leads to another private dwelling house, and we understand from our client that the owner of that property, has a right of way over it to reach their retained land. Access has also been granted to the resident of a second farmhouse property opposite the lane to give them easy access to their paddock.
Freehold. Not listed. Council Tax Band D. EPC rating Band D. Borough - Mendip.
Mains water, drainage and electricity.
Double glazing. Oil central heating. Water softener.
No onwards chain
Heading east from Glastonbury on the A361 enter the village of Pilton. At the top of the hill, the road bends 90 degrees right. At this point turn right and continue down the hill and past the Church. Continue up the hill (Cumhill) and take the first right. The property is immediately on the right.
About the area
Pilton is a much sought-after Somerset village in beautiful countryside near Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. The major towns of the area being Bristol, Bath, Taunton, and Yeovil are all within commuting distance and there are excellent road networks to London and the South.
Castle Cary is the nearest train station with fast links to London.
Wells, the smallest city in England, nestles close to the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty-has excellent local markets twice a week and many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Nearby, Glastonbury grew up alongside the Abbey and is a thriving major tourist area.
Shepton Mallet is another historic town which is now rapidly growing, and all three towns offer a wide range of facilities, societies and activities covering cultural, social and sporting aspects.
Education is well covered with excellent state & independent schools in the area including many villages primary schools, Crispins, St Dunstans, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools. Pilton itself has a church, village pub, village hall, a very active and friendly community and is an exceptionally popular residential area.
It's also noteworthy that village homeowners enjoy free tickets for Glastonbury Festival.
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