No. 4 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 good looking 4 bedroom contemporary family house with character and style in an exclusive development of just 7 exceptional 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 by the quality of their construction and design producing stunning accommodation which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The house has stone and larch clad elevations under a tiled roof and contemporary accommodation ideal for modern living. This includes a reception hall, cloakroom and a utility room. The remainder of the ground floor comprises large open plan living areas with a sitting room and a kitchen/dining room. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
An added bonus is the 20ft garage which has direct internal access and could easily be adapted for use as residential accommodation if required and subject to consents.
The property has 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 spaces, paved terraces and a landscaped garden.
Hornbeam Lane is settled 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.
An appealing house in this prime residential location with living areas designed and built to high standards.
The front door opens into the hall which has engineered oak flooring, a carpeted staircase and a cloakroom with a hand basin and wc. Also off the hall is a fitted utility room with a door through into the integral garage.
The main areas of the house are open plan. The hall leads into the kitchen and dining room which has an engineered oak floor and plenty of space for a table and chairs. The kitchen area has Shaker units with a Belfast sink, Quartz Carrara work tops and appliances. These include an oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
The adjacent sitting room also has an engineered oak floor, a Clearview wood burning stove on a slate hearth and bi-folding doors out to the sandstone terrace and lawn beyond.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master suite has good views over the surrounding countryside and an en suite bathroom with porcelain tiles floor, hand basin, wc and a shower cubicle.
The garage to the side has the internal door and offers lots of scope for further accommodation subject to all consents.
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.
At the rear of the house is a southwest facing garden and a paved sandstone terrace approached directly from the sitting room.
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, 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.
interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.
renowned as an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the villages of Leigh on Mendip, Stoke St. Michael and Oakhill.
No. 4 is nearing completion . Please note the internal photos are of other properties in the development