THE HARE ON THE HILL, COURSING BATCH, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8BH
An exceptional house in a sought-after location. Recently refurbished to high standard and offering flexible accommodation, this lovely house would make a great family home or B&B. Close to local amenities and within a short drive of Millfield School.
About the Area
Glastonbury has been a religious centre throughout history and back into the times of legends. The Celtic monastery evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys and the town grew up alongside it. Today it’s a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey.
Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000). Its centre is the market place (local markets twice a week) surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Immediately to the south (2 miles) of Glastonbury is the more recent town of Street and these centres provide a huge range of facilities and amenities. About 12 miles south east is Castle Cary station with a main rail line to London.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including St. Dunstans, Crispin School, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows the Bruton schools and Millfield.
The Hare on The Hill stands on the lower slopes of Glastonbury Tor on the eastern side of the town. The house stands back from the road behind a stone wall with a gravelled drive leading in to the property.
About the Property
The Hare On The Hill began life in the 1930’s, built by a local builder as his family home. During the late 1980’s early 1990’s the property was greatly extended and became a popular healing retreat, owing to the fantastic location on the lower slopes of Glastonbury Tor. Over the last two years, the existing owner has refurbished this wonderful property to its former glory, with the addition of oak doors, new kitchen and bathrooms including the creation of two en-suites, new central heating system, period style column radiators, two wood-burning stoves, hand crafted double glazed timber windows with heritage glass, bi folding patio doors, the creation of off road parking and landscaped gardens. The property retains much of its original charm and would make an ideal family home or B&B.
The well-planned accommodation would suit a multitude of uses, with the large informal dining space being the hub of the home. There is a good-sized entrance hall/boot room that leads to the inner hallway. Oak flooring compliments the original oak staircase, the sitting room has a wonderful curved bay window with views over Butleigh Moor and beyond. There is a wood burner and plenty of space for large furniture, the addition of a cosy snug with patio doors to the garden add to the wow factor of this delightful home. The newly fitted hand-built kitchen provides all the mod cons, with a large Range-style cooker, dishwasher, and a walk-in pantry. This vast L-shaped room provides a substantial informal dining space with the added benefit of bi-folding patio doors to the terrace. There is a good-sized utility and ground floor shower room.
On the first floor there is a stunning master bedroom suite with far reaching views and an en suite shower room. Another light and airy double bedroom has a balcony with close views of Glastonbury Tor and an en suite shower room. There is a further double bedroom and a luxuriously appointed family bathroom with a bateau bath. The fourth bedroom is a vast room, currently used as a meditation/yoga space. On the second floor there is an additional double bedroom with an en suite cloakroom, and a good amount of further attic storage space.
The mature gardens have been landscaped and the removal of an overgrown hedge has opened up the breath-taking southerly views. There is a lawned garden, carp pond, patio, sun terrace with feature crystal star, rear balcony, former garage and outbuildings once used as additional living accommodation and temple/workshop space. Off road parking for two/three cars has been created in all this is a fantastic property with a rich history, in an extremely favourable location on the Eastern edge of Glastonbury town.
From Wells take the A39 to Glastonbury. Continue through the town following the signs for Shepton Mallet on the A361. Continue past the Chalice Well and The Hare on The Hill can be found just over a quarter of a mile along on the left-hand side and just before the turning to Ashwell Lane.
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