No. 1 HORNBEAM LANE, LEIGH ON MENDIP, SOMERSET BA3 5QT
Wells 10 miles, Bath 14 miles, London (Paddington) from 85 minutes (from Bath Spa). Bristol 22 miles, Frome 6 miles, Babington House 3 miles.
This is a delightful Bungalow in an exclusive development of just 7 exceptional properties in an idyllic rural location close to several country villages. Wells, Frome, Bristol and Bath are all in easy travelling distance.
The properties are exceptional by virtue of the quality of their construction and design which has resulted in stunning accommodation that must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The Bungalow is very attractive with stone and larch clad elevations under a tiled roof and has comfortable, easily managed and eco friendly accommodation. This includes a large open plan room which combines kitchen, dining and sitting room areas opens to a sunny manageable terrace and garden. The kitchen and bathroom are both well appointed and there are 2 double bedrooms.
The property has underfloor central heating with a Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump and also has solar panels. These are eco friendly and will result in low running costs.
Outside are parking space, paved terrace and a garden
Hornbeam Lane enjoys a peaceful setting in the beautiful Mendip Hills well away from any busy road. It's approached from a quiet country lane and on entering the small private lane the quality of design and construction the individuality of the properties is evident. The 6 houses and 1 bungalow stand in their own gardens and vary in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms.
The best quality materials have been used in the construction with gently coloured Purbeck stone and sand shaded Doulting stone both enhanced by larch wood cladding, oak timberwork and tiled roofs. The properties are stylish and luxurious with good quality finishes and appointments. Also green credentials are high with pv panels, air source heat pumps and hardwood double glazed windows and doors. Outside the gardens are landscaped with well laid lawns and Cotswold gravelled drives.
The bungalow is nearing completion and internally flooring will be engineered oak, tiled and carpeted in various areas. The decoration will be finished to a high standard, the kitchen and bathroom well appointed and it has air source under floor heating.
The front door opens into the hall which has a large cloaks cupboard and then continues to the living area. This is a great open plan room which is flooded with sunshine having a triple aspect, south, east and west. It has an engineered oak floor and space for kitchen, dining and sitting areas.
The kitchen has "Shaker" units with Quartz Carrara work surfaces, a Belfast sink and appliances. These include an oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There's ample room for a table chairs and sofas and double french doors open onto the sandstone paved terrace. The focal point of the room is the Clear View wood burner stove.
A door leads into an inner hall which gives access to 2 double bedrooms and the bathroom. This will include a bath with shower over, basin in a vanity unit, bath, wc and a heated towel rail.
Outside there is ample parking and a very pleasant garden wrapping around the Bungalow with a low stone wall, paving and lawn.
About the area
Leigh on Mendip is a small village which was part of the manor of Mells and was held by Glastonbury Abbey from Saxon times until the dissolution of the monasteries. It then passed to the Horner family of nursery rhyme fame.
Located on the Mendip Hills it's within a few miles of various other small villages which together provide a range of amenities. It lies between the cities of Wells, Bath and Bristol and the increasingly popular town of Frome. These all combine to offer a wide range of commercial, cultural and sporting facilities and of course all the benefits of this beautiful rural area are immediately to hand with many footpaths and bridleways.
There are excellent state and independent schools including a number of local primary schools, Writhlington, Norton Hill, All Hallows, Downside, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and the Bruton and Bath schools.
The much renowned Babington House is a short drive away, as are the Vobster Inn Restaurant, The Pig and the Roth Bar at Hauser and Wirth in Bruton.
The house is very well placed for the commuter with rail links at Westbury (for London Waterloo), Bath Spa and Bristol (for London Paddington). Other stations include Frome, Trowbridge and Castle Cary. Bristol International Airport is also within commuter distance providing an ever expanding network of services.
All the properties are sold on a freehold basis and are accessed directly from Hornbeam lane which is a private driveway bordered by recently planted Hornbeam trees. When all the houses are sold the freehold of the driveway and any communal land will be placed in a management company which will be passed to the owners of the houses.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. CAT 6 data cabling throughout the property and wiring in place for security systems.
Mendip District Council. Telephone: 01749 343399.
Somerset District Council. Telephone: 01823 355455.
Energy Performance Certificates. Certificates are awaited and high gradings anticipated.
The property has a Protec 10 year structural defects warranty, building control certificates from JHAI, all certification and warranties for air source heat pumps and solar MCS certificates.
The Buyer register the appliances themselves.
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.
Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.
Construction is nearing completion but please note the internal photos are of Nos 6 &. 7 and are included to give a general guide to standards of finish. Interested parties are invited to telephone the agents for more information. 01749 670079