The Main House
Listed Grade II of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, as is expected in a house of this caliber, all the main rooms are well-proportioned and of excellent sizes with many of the original period features including sash windows, open fireplaces, pretty cornicing and ceiling roses in most of the principal rooms. The Orangery is an impressive addition, built by David Salisbury in 2011.
The downstairs accommodation also comprises of an impressive entrance hall with marble tiled flooring upon arrival. The drawing room which boosts an open fireplace, as does the adjoining dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room has original flagstone flooring as well as an extensive range of bespoke wall and base units with polished granite worktops. There is also space for a family snug benefitting from a further open fireplace. The utility room, good sized study and cloakroom complete the ground floor.
The house provides excellent family accommodation with two-bedroom suites, Three further bedrooms and an impressive family bathroom. There are two further attic rooms.
The Coach House
Lying within the grounds of Abbots Leigh is the detached two bedroom cottage which can be accessed directly off the graveled parking.
The accommodation is light and spacious. It is ideal for use by dependent relatives or for staff occupation.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is accessed off Magdalene Street onto a gravelled driveway on the southern end of the property. This leads through electric double wrought iron gates.
The main area of garden lies at the rear of the house and is predominantly walled with a large flagstone terrace adjacent to the orangery - excellent for alfresco dining. The garden borders the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey with excellent views over it. Adjacent to the terrace there are stocked borders with a variety of mixed lavenders and herbs
There is a further smaller terrace with pond and a fine mature weeping willow with adjacent fir tree.
Glastonbury which is situated at the bottom of The Tor is a market town steeped in history. Today Glastonbury is a popular tourist venue welcoming thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral City of Wells which offers further amenities including regular markets, is within a short driving distance while outlet shopping is available at nearby Clarks Village in Street. Mainline rail services to London Paddington are available from Castle Cary which is 17 miles away. Bristol Airport is 23 miles away.
There is a wide range of good schools nearby in both the public and private sectors. There are good state primary schools within Glastonbury and several others nearby. State secondary schools include St. Dunstans in Glastonbury itself.
Private schools locally include Millfield, both prep and senior schools, All Hallows, Wells Cathedral School, Downside and King’s School Bruton.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities including walking and cycling. There are leisure centres at Wells and Glastonbury and golf courses at Wheathill, Mendip (outside Shepton Mallet) and Wells. Sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing at both Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes as well as various areas on the Somerset Levels. Horse Racing can be found at Bath and Wincanton.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating.
Local Authority and Council Tax
Mendip District Council Telephone 01749 648999. Council Tax Band G
Energy Performance Certificate
Head for the centre of the delightful town of Glastonbury and the gravelled driveway to Abbots Leigh is next to the grounds of the ancient Abbey. Postcode - BA6 9EW
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.