BEECHWOOD, BATH ROAD, OAKHILL, BA3 5AD
Wells 8 miles, Bath 13 miles, Bristol 17 miles, Frome 9 miles, Shepton Mallet 3.6 miles
An appealing semi detached period house with a beautiful mature garden and paddock and a lovely rural position less than a mile from the popular village of Oakhill.
Accommodation includes a hall, sitting room, separate dining room, kitchen & breakfast room, utility/study, boot room, bathroom and 3 bedrooms. Double glazing Gas central heating.
Also please note the property has planning consent to extend by 37.5%.
Outside are a mature garden, a garage, an excellent garden store or workshop and a paddock. In all about 1.2 acres
N.B. The garden store has potential for conversion to residential use as an annexe or for letting purposes or a home office, etc. Subject to all necessary planning consents.
Beechwood lies between Bath and Wells and just under a mile from the village of Oakhill and within easy reach of all the surrounding towns and cities.
The house is semi detached and the owners believe it dates back to the 17th century being previously part of the Ashwick Grove Estate.
It's now a handsome stone building which is not listed and stands back behind a well established hedge within its mature gardens.
Internally the accommodation is comfortable and well presented and retains many period details including original old pine timberwork, open fireplaces and flagstones, which are now complemented by double glazing and gas central heating. The current owners have made arrangements for ultra fast full fibre optic cable broadband to be brought directly to the property. They believe the installation to be imminent.
The front door opens into a hall and to the right is a pleasing sitting room with an inglenook fireplace with an inset wood burning stove. There's also a window seat, an attractive inset bookcase and pine floorboards. N.B. The owners believe the floorboards were laid above the original flagstones but this has not been verified.
On the other side of the entrance hall is the dining room with solid oak floorboards, a fireplace (with decommissioned gas fire) and access into the understairs cupboard.
A door leads through into the large kitchen & breakfast room which is the heart of the house. It's a very light and airy room having plenty of windows. There's a good range of fitted units, a triple sink, work surfaces, tiled splashbacks and plenty of room for a table and chairs.
Leading off the kitchen is a recently refurbished wet-room style shower/bathroom. This has Fired Earth floor and wall tiling, most of which is in limestone, hand basin, digital shower with a glass screen, cast iron roll top bath, oak-framed windows with fitted blinds, dual fuel heated towel rail and underfloor electric heating.
Adjacent is the door into the boot room with plenty of space for coats, boots, etc.
Also off the kitchen is a utility room/study with plumbing and space for a washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer and also with room for a home desk.
On the first floor are the landing, two double and one single bedrooms.
A drive leads into the property and to a detached garage. In front of the house are a lawn and a magnificent sycamore tree. There is a further garden at the rear of the house with an area partly paved and partly awaiting landscaping where an old outbuilding has been removed. The stone is neatly stored on site. There's plenty of space for parking a number of vehicles.
Beyond is a splendid Garden Store being of block construction with green oak board cladding, solid oak doors and window frames and a slated roof. Internally there's plenty of space for storage and a working area. There's also a side lean-to oak-framed wood store. Great scope for lots of uses subject to any necessary planning consents.
Next to it is a well arranged vegetable garden and lawn with the area being sheltered by hedges and mature trees including beech, sycamore and a Black Pine. Other specimen trees in the garden include a eucalyptus, apples and a stunning Japanese maple.
On the south side of the garden is a paddock with post and rail fencing and in the centre is a most beautiful oak tree. Beyond the paddock is an open field with Harridge Woods Nature Reserve on the far side.
Firstly Planning Permission for a two storey rear extension was approved in 2004 (Ref. 116638/002) and has now lapsed. These proposals would have resulted in an increase to the overall floor area of approximately 22%.
Consent 2017/1720/HSE was granted on the 20th August 2017 to demolish the existing porch and outbuilding to the rear of the property and to build a new single storey rear extension of 107 sq.ms.
About the area
The small village of Oakhill stands on the beautiful Mendip Hills, 8 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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