SHORTWOOD MEAD, LITTON, SOMERSET BA3 4PS
Between East Harptree, Hinton Blewett and Chewton Mendip.
Wells 8 miles, Bristol 14 miles: Bath 15 miles: Wells 8 miles.
A charming country property in a wonderful, peaceful rural setting in the Chew Valley.
Shortwood Mead is a detached house standing within its own mature gardens. The accommodation includes towards 2,000 sq.ft with a conservatory, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, washroom (wc & basin) and a garage.
The house stands in its mature garden of just under a fifth of an acre.
Please note the house and gardens all require some work but properties such as this are always in high demand and short supply. Viewing by prior appointment is welcomed.
Shortwood Mead enjoys a great position in the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of the Chew Valley whilst being in easy reach of the surrounding villages and the cities of Wells, Bath and Bristol. It’s approached off a quiet country lane which has practically no through traffic.
Double gates open to a paved driveway with parking space.
The house is entered through a large conservatory into the hall which has big coats and storage cupboards. As is often the case the large kitchen/breakfast room (16’ 8 x 19’ 7) is the heart of the house. This has a tiled floor, a range of fitted units and lots of living space and room for a table and chairs. A door leads into the hall and also to the boot room which links the gardens on each side of the house.
The sitting room is also a good size (12’5 x 17’9) being light and airy with a triple aspect including a bay window and double French doors to the south facing garden. The focal point being a fireplace. There are three other principal ground floor rooms which can all be bedrooms or can provide a dining room and/or a study. One of the rooms is ideal as a dining room having double French doors again to the south facing garden. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with bath handbasin and separate WC.
The staircase rises from the hall to the first floor landing. To the right is a bedroom with good views from the two gabled windows. On the left side of the landing is another bedroom again with good views and with access to an extensive storage area. Between the two bedrooms is a washroom with a handbasin and WC.
The mature garden has recently been cut back and partly cleared to restore it to its former glory. Of particular appeal is the paved terrace and area on the south side of the house being approached from the French doors in the sitting room and dining room. The whole property is sheltered and screened by its boundary hedges and has great privacy.
The property was originally built under an agricultural planning consent. Mendip D.C. planning department granted an “Application for a certificate of lawful existing use for open market occupancy of dwelling house in breach of Agricultural Occupancy Condition. ‘’ Dated June 2020.
Application number 2020/1206/CLE
The property is freehold. The EPC rating is band E. Council tax band is E. Oil central heating.
About the area
The Chew Valley lies on the northern side of the Mendip Hills and is a wonderful rural area of rich arable and grassland interspersed with small traditional villages. Litton lies between the villages of East Harptee and Chewton Mendip. There are many local amenities including good local shops, post offices, churches, village schools, pubs/restaurants and many community clubs and organizations. The major towns of Bath and Bristol both being within easy reach. Chew Magna has an excellent secondary school and Wells Cathedral School and the Blue School are in nearby Wells.
Chew Valley Lake provides opportunities for sailing, fishing and birdwatching. There are many other sporting activities catered for in the region with lots of footpaths, byways and bridleways. Nearby are two small reservoirs with footpaths.
Post code.BA3 4PS. From the village of Chewton Mendip go north west on the
B3114. Continue and pass The Litton pub on the right and in about 100 yards take the second right onto Back Lane. After 300yards at the T junction turn right. Continue and the house will be found on the right hand side after about 350 yards.
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