HILLVIEW, LYNCH LANE, WESTBURY SUB MENDIP, BA5 1HW
Wells 4 miles, Wedmore 5.8 miles, Cheddar 4 miles, Bristol 20 miles and Bath 21 miles.
A property in a wonderful position on the foothills of the Mendips and within easy reach of Wells, Cheddar and Wedmore.
The house would benefit from improvement and repair works and there is planning permission in place to convert the attached garages and loft space in order to create a much larger modern family home. Currently the property includes a porch, hall, sitting room, conservatory, open plan kitchen & dining room, rear porch, cloaks/utility room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom plus an adjoining double garage.
There is great potential to improve and extend, subject to necessary consents.
In addition, there's a lawned garden of towards half an acre, including a stone circle seating area.
Hillview is on the northern outskirts of a popular village off a quiet country lane that leads up onto the Mendip Hills. The house is within walking distance of the amenities that include a primary school, church, village hall, shop and pub. The village has a lively community with cider making and a Wassail as part of its annual celebrations.
One of its great assets are the superb views the property enjoys over the Mendips and bordering beautiful unspoilt countryside.
It's also noteworthy that there are numerous footpaths in the area and close by which give access onto
this area of outstanding natural beauty. There is also a lane behind the house that leads directly into the fields beyond.
Hillview has a great location and a great position set well back from the lane within it's own garden of towards half an acre. These attributes fully justify the repair and improvement works the house requires.
The house has accommodation which benefits from gas central heating, UPVC double glazing and has parquet flooring through most of the ground floor.
The front door opens to a porch and through into the hall which has a staircase and to the right is the sitting room with a french door through into a conservatory.
The kitchen and dining room is open plan with a triple aspect with the kitchen area having a stainless steel sink and stand, storage units with worksurfaces, a dishwasher and cooker. There's also plenty of space for sofas and a table and chairs. Just off the kitchen is a useful outer porch.
At the rear of the hall is a cloak and utility room with a basin, wc, gas boiler and space and plumbing for a washing machine.
On the first floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom with a basin, wc and bath with an electric shower above it.
To the side of the house are two attached garages and close by is a storage shed.
The lawned gardens total towards half an acre with a tarmac entrance drive and plenty of parking space.
Planning consent was granted - "Conversion of existing garages, single storey extension and new loft dormer following demolition of front and rear porches and conservatory."
Ref no: 2019/1036/HSE
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
This is a village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, half-way between Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge.
The village has a good community with many societies and organisations, a pub, village stores and post office and not least an excellent primary school (for seniors it is within the Blue School catchment area). In addition the village is on the Wells Cathedral School bus route. For more information on the village go to www.westbury-sub-mendip.org.uk
From Wells take the A371 road signposted towards Cheddar. After a few miles you will enter the village of Westbury Sub Mendip. Take the turning next to the monument and continue past the school and along Old Ditch Road. Keep bearing left and after ½ mile or so the property can be found on the left hand side.
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