This charming five bedroom period property is situated in the heart of the village of Chilcompton well away from any main roads.
The property is full of character and benefits from enjoying an idyllic location with beautiful, expansive hilltop views over the rolling countryside. The far reaching views can be seen from almost every room.
This is a property imbued with history, elegance and personality. The house has its origins in the late 17th/early 18th century but was subject to a complete makeover in the Georgian Regency period. The house was owned by the Longleat Estate until Lord Bath sold it in 1920. We also know that the house had been a Dame School for a time. Beautifully brought back to its former glory, the house has had a lot of hard work and care invested in it. The house has been subject to a complete restoration by the current owners, with a stunning handmade kitchen, cast iron radiators throughout, oak floors, genuine flagstone floors, a mix of Jim Lawrence and antique lighting, Farrow & Ball breathable paint and wallpapers throughout.
The accommodation is home to five spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms extending over three floors boasting very generously proportioned rooms. The property flows externally well with good ceiling heights in most rooms.
Grounds and Gardens
The property enjoys a private garden where you can sit and enjoy the wonderful views across rolling countryside.
To the side of the garden is a workshop/garage which would make the perfect home office.
The local area is extremely desirable. The house is situated in the old part of the village, well away from the main road. The Redan pub has been recently completely refurbished and is only a couple of minutes walk away. The benefits of the Co-op convenience store, doctors surgery, village hall, active church and a petrol station. The property is within easy reach of Bath, Bristol, Castle Cary and Frome train stations with links to London Paddington. Bristol International Airport is also within easy commuting distance. Chilcompton is close to many market towns including Wells and Frome of which hold twice weekly farmers markets. Also close by is Babington House Country Hotel and club.
There is a wide range of well-regarded schools at all levels locally, both from the state and private sectors. There is a pre-school and a well-regarded primary school in Chilcompton. Local Secondary Schools include Wells Blue School and Norton Hill both of which have good reputations locally. The independent schools of Wells Cathedral School, Downside and Millfield are also nearby.
Mains electricity and water, Oil fired central heating
Local Authority and Council Tax
Mendip District Council (0300 303 8588)
Council Tax Band E
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Agents, Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures 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.
Satellite Navigation will direct you to Bowden House
Postcode – BA3 4EN