THE MILL HOUSE, STOKE ST. MICHAEL, SOMERSET BA3 5LE
Wells 10 miles, Bath 14 miles, Frome 8 miles, Glastonbury 14 miles, Shepton Mallet 5 miles, Castle Cary 12 miles.
The Mill House is a handsome period building in a very quiet position on the outskirts of a lively village between Wells, Bath and Frome
The Grade ll listed house enjoys generous accommodation including a reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, study (or 5th bedroom), a large well-fitted galleried living/kitchen/dining room, utility room, 4 bedrooms and bathrooms (2 being en suite) and a cellar.
The house faces south over its mature garden of around an acre in which stand 2 large timber cabins (ideal for many uses) and which is crossed by the millstream.
About the property
Stoke St. Michael is a small village on the beautiful Mendip Hills which is an AONB.
The Mill House is an impressive Grade II Listed period building dating back to around 1700 standing on the outskirts of the village facing south over its own large garden.
Formerly a Corn Mill it is now a very well appointed house with considerable charm and character. Period details are complemented by a well fitted kitchen, good bathrooms and oil central heating with under floor heating in the kitchen/dining/living room and utility room. It's also noteworthy that practically all the accommodation has southerly aspects which flood the house with sunlight making it very light and airy.
The front door opens into a reception hall with oak flooring and a gantry style steel staircase leading to the large kitchen/dining/room. This has windows to all sides, a tiled floor, an extensive range of fitted Keller kitchen units, a Leisure range cooker, an extractor and 2 integrated fridges.
In addition there's bags of living space, room for the dining table and french doors to the garden.
Off the kitchen are a cloakroom and an inner hall and a utility room with a tiled floor, garden door, and space for washing machines.
The hall leads to the large 30ft sitting room which has a fireplace with a wood burning stove, windows and a door to the garden and a tucked away second staircase. Below the sitting room is the cellar.
Leading off the sitting room is a study which could be used as a 5th bedroom if needed.
On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and the family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has fitted wardrobes and another an en suite shower room.
On the second floor is the master bedroom suite with a vaulted ceiling with beams. There's a good size bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and an excellent en suite bathroom. This has both a bath and a shower.
The property is approached through timber gates in a high wall into a large parking courtyard with plenty of space for several cars, a timber garden store and the old mill wheel. Stone paths and steps lead to the front of the house and also to the entrance which is on the side of the house with a front door opening to the reception hall.
Immediately in front of the house is a large gravelled forecourt with a timber decking area and an ornamental lily pond. Beyond is a lawn bordered partly on one side by stone walling (with a vine) and path and on the other by a neat beech hedge. Behind the hedge a wide gravelled pathway runs to the end of the garden where there are two timber chalets ideal for a multitude of uses. Behind the chalets are a composting area and a store. There are also double gates giving access to Mill Lane.
Close to the house is a well sheltered terrace which is a suntrap and ideal for al fresco dining. Beyond on the eastern side of the garden is a further lawn with raised vegetable beds. Alongside this area is the mill stream and the remains of the mill pond which is a wonderful wildlife area bounded by a boundary stone wall. The property also owns a further area of the millstream upstream from the garden.
On the north western side of the house is a small yard area with a store shed and a pedestrian gate to the rear lane.
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.
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.
DIRECTIONS - DO NOT FOLLOW A SAT. NAV. IT WILL TAKE YOU ONTO A NARROW LANE (MILL LANE) NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VEHICULAR USE.
Coming into Stoke St. Michael from Oakhill (west) pass the shop and Knatchbull pub on the left, ignore the left turn by the pub, continue right and in 25 yards take a left turn towards Leigh upon Mendip.After about 400 yards turn left signposted to Holcombe and Edford. After about 150 yards turn left again and the house will be found on the left hand side.