Situated close to the centre of Shepton Mallet, at the end of a no through road, this substantial and very unique property has to be viewed to be fully appreciated. The main residence is detached with four bedrooms and five reception rooms, a wonderful character home offering plenty of space for a large family. The property is within walking distance of the town’s schools and amenities, making it all the more surprising that this home, with such a central position, has such extensive grounds, with equestrian facilities that include Stabling, a Manège, a Lunge Arena and a small Paddock.
The main house is very impressive; an elegant home, with lots of character, offering over 3000sq ft of accommodation. The property has been well loved by the current owners and is very well presented throughout. The entrance hall is stunning, with a high ceiling, a gorgeous parquet floor and stairway rising to the first floor. Many of the principal rooms open from here, including the Sitting Room, Dining Room, Drawing Room and the Study.
There are five reception rooms in all, in addition to the Conservatory that measures over 34ft in length. To the first floor, there are four main bedrooms, all doubles but with two further rooms; a dressing room and a sitting room. The main bathroom is lovely and quaint, with free standing, roll top bath and there is a separate shower room.
Private and fully enclosed, the grounds of Oak Villa are quite spectacular. Currently home to two horses, there are in fact stables for three. There is a small paddock with a five bar gate opening to a Manège, measuring 60m x 17m. There is also a sand filled lunge arena and a tack room. An extensive gravelled parking area offers plenty of room for cars, horse boxes and trailers. There is separate driveway parking to the side of the house and a double garage. There are a number of outbuildings, both stone built and of timber construction and a greenhouse, measuring over 14m (47ft) long. The grounds surrounded by high stone walls with large double gates.
A separate dwelling, located within the grounds of Oak Villa, this two bedroom detached lodge has it’s own gas and electricity supply. The Lodge has double glazing and gas fired central heating.
Steps lead up from the gravel parking area to a veranda which has two sets of double doors opening to the living area, within the Lodge. The living area is open plan with sitting area, dining area and kitchen and measures 19ft x 19ft. There are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and a separate bathroom.
The market town of Shepton Mallet provides everyday shopping facilities, including a local farmers market on Fridays. It is a thriving historic town and is home to the Kilver Court Shopping Village. Within walking distance is Collett Park which is attractive parkland with a large duck pond, play equipment and opportunities for natural play. Whitstone Secondary School is also within walking distance, as are the local primary schools.
Nearby, the cathedral city of Wells offers further amenities. The heritage city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are also nearby. Mainline rail services to London Paddington and Exeter can be found at Castle Cary which is 8 miles away. Bristol International Airport is 20 miles away.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities including walking and cycling. There are leisure centres in Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury and golf courses at Farrington Gurney, Mendip and Wells, sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing at both Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, as well as Horse Racing in Bath and Wincanton.
Mains water, mains drainage. Gas central heating.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172
Travelling from Wells on the A371, pass through the village of Croscombe and into Shepton Mallet, passing Bowlish Primary School, on the right hand side. Drive up the hill and at the roundabout, turn right and follow this road, passing the Fire Station, turning right again at the next roundabout. Take the first turning on the right, into Boards Cross and follow the road along, bearing right, towards the end of the road. The driveway to Oak Villa, will be found at the very end of this road.
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.