Elm House is situated in a rural position in the heart of the popular village of Batcombe and dates back to around the 1760’s. The property was formerly the Queen’s Arms Public House and the attached separate annex was once a bakery.
From the stone outer wall, you enter through the pretty well-manicured front garden via a wrought iron gate.
On entering the property, you are overwhelmed with charm and warmth of this village house.
Elm House benefits from sympathetic improvements from the current owners. The property is full of natural light and enjoys many character features. The entrance hall has flagstone flooring which is featured throughout the house. The dual aspect sitting room has a Victorian cast iron grate, with register plate with a timber surround and stone hearth. There is ample shelving and some bespoke timber double glazing that features throughout the house.
The dining room has an open fire place space which currently houses a wood burner and there is a storage cupboard with a door leading to a rear hall. From the rear hall, there are steps leading outside to the rear garden where there is access to the cellar which sits underneath the sitting room. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of built in cupboards and butlers sink with views over the garden and countryside beyond and finally there is an oiled fired AGA. Off the kitchen is a cloakroom and utility room. Comprising the ground floor is a wonderful light and spacious morning room. There is a door which leads to the rear gardens and new decking area.
The first floor includes two master suites, both having wonderful garden views of the front and rear of the property and cast iron Victorian feature fireplaces. The first bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with timber flooring and ample storage with the second enjoying an en-suite shower room. Stairs lead to the second floor which has a landing area with plenty of storage and hanging space. There are two further bedrooms within the high roof space and a newly fitted bathroom.
Adjoining the house is The Shop, previously used as gallery with its large shop window. It is now a one bedroom Annex with flagstone floored kitchen and sitting room leading to a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The annex can also easily form part of the main house.
Grounds and Gardens
The side of the property is accessed via double timber gates which lead into a parking area for a number of vehicles. There is an attractive timber/tiled lean to which covers the oil tank and wood store and could be used to park a car under as well.
There is an attractive natural stone two-story stone barn within the grounds which has planning permission to convert to a two bedroom dwelling. It is currently being used as a rather impressive workshop. (Plans are available on request) The rear gardens are very mature with lovely rural views. There is an abundance of flowers, shrubs and trees including fruit trees and crab apple.
The attractive Somerset village of Batcombe is surrounded by neighbouring countryside. The Three Horseshoes public house is at the centre of this farming village and the local primary school is in the adjacent village of Upton Noble. The popular town of Bruton is just 3 miles to the south and has a range of local shops, a smart restaurant with rooms called ‘At the Chapel’ and more recently the addition of ‘Hauser and Wirth’; a world renowned art gallery including exhibitions, a beautiful garden designed by Piet Oudolf and a fantastic restaurant.
Another nearby destination is Babington House, the private members club. The market town of Frome is approximately 9 miles to the north and has extensive amenities including shops, boutiques as well as two theatres, a cinema, restaurants and cafes. The Georgian city of Bath is just over 18 miles away and the regional centre of Bristol is approximately 24 miles away. Nearby Castle Cary boasts a train station with direct links to London Paddington.
Mains electricity and water, new private drainage, Gas LPG in main house and Oil fired central heating in the annex
Mendip District Council 0300 303 8588
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Agents, Killens 01749 671172
Fixture and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be available by separate negotiation.
Entering Batcombe from the A359 drive through the village along Kale Street and the property is on the left. Parking is along Kale Street or on the driveway of the property.