No. 6 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.
A large and very impressive family house with 3,000 sq.ft of living space in an exclusive development of just 7 outstanding properties in an idyllic rural location close to several country villages. The centres of 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 resulting in stunning accommodation which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
This striking and impressive house has stone and larch clad elevations under a tiled roof with extensive accommodation approaching 3,000 sq.f.t (277 sq.ms.) This includes a reception hall, cloakroom, study, and a sitting room with bifolding doors opening to a landscaped garden.
In addition it has a dual aspect, open plan 32 ft. kitchen/living/dining room with bifolding doors to the garden on the south and west walls. The house also includes a utility room, double garage, 5 luxurious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The property has central heating with a Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump, and solar panels. These are eco friendly and will result in low running costs.
Outside is plentiful parking, paved terraces and a large landscaped garden with south and west aspects.
Hornbeam Lane is in a quiet 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 is evident together with the individuality of the properties. 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 largest house in the close is perfect for owners wanting luxurious contemporary living space.
The front door opens into the hall which has engineered oak flooring, a carpeted staircase and a cloakroom with a hand basin and wc.
A fabulous kitchen
The kitchen/living/dining room is exceptional by any standard having a slate floor and being 32ft.x18ft. and bathed in sunlight by the 2 sets of bifolding doors in the south and west walls. Both open onto sandstone terraces. The kitchen has excellent "Neptune" units (lifetime guarantee) including cupboard and drawer units, a central island (with power sockets and breakfast bar), Quartz Carrara work surfaces, a two bowl sink, pull out integral larder and a recycling bin. Integrated appliances include a Falcon range cooker with an extractor hood above, dishwasher fridge and freezer.
The kitchen photographs shown are owned by Neptune.
plus a Utility room
Off the kitchen is a utility room again with Neptune units plus storage baskets and a door to the garden.
The large sitting room is approached from the hall and has a dual aspect, bifolding doors to the garden, an engineered oak floor and a Clearview wood burning stove on a slate hearth.
On the first floor is a galleried landing which serves 5 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The master bedroom is unique having french doors to a sunny balcony with great views. It also has an equally appealing en suite bathroom. This has twin hand basins, wc, a free standing bath and a walk in tiled shower.
The second bedroom also has a good en suite and there are a family bathroom and 3 further bedrooms.
In front of the house is a neat lawned garden alongside a wide Cotswold stone gravel drive providing plenty of parking space. The garden is to be delineated with a privet hedge.
To the south and west of the house is a sunny garden with paved sandstone terraces approached directly from the sitting room and the living room areas of the kitchen. Beyond the terraces are 2 levels of lawns.
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.
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.
Mendip District Council. Telephone: 01749 343399.
Somerset District Council. Telephone: 01823 355455.
Energy Performance Certificates. Certificates are awaited and high gradings anticipated.
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.