Built in 2013 by the current owners to exceptional standards, this impressive house offers a blend of contemporary living with character features.
The driveway is approached through electrically operated high double timber gates. The gates open onto a paved driveway leading to a parking area and two storey double garage. The house has to be viewed to be appreciated and is built of local Doulting stone and sits in the delightful grounds with the high stone walls perfectly complementing the qualities of the house.
No expense nor attention were spared in the construction of the house and the impression of something special is created on entering the house with a reception hall that is warm and inviting with wood burning stove and iconic staircase. All the main rooms are accessed from the hall. The large sitting room is impressive with high ceilings, hardwood flooring, sound system and fireplace with woodburning stove. A glass fronted link leads to double garage, providing generous space, above which sits a very large office/games room, complete with a full-size snooker table! A stunning oval window looks out over the front of the property.
The kitchen and breakfast room certainly provide a ‘wow’ factor and is well equipped with a splendid range of granite topped units and appliances. Bifolding doors open to the terrace and rear garden with far reaching views over the parkland beyond. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room, cloakroom, and ‘equipment’ room.
The impressive accommodation continues to the first floor where a spacious landing leads to the principal rooms. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room and there are stunning views over the surrounding countryside. There are a further three double bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a family wet room. Stairs lead to the second floor.
On the second floor, there is plenty of additional space with great scope currently comprising of a games room, a further bedroom, study and bathroom.
Grounds and Gardens
To the front of the house, areas of lawn complement the paved driveway and parking areas. To the rear, there is a sense of seclusion with the enclosed rear gardens and terrace providing great family space and a sitting area where you can enjoy the rural views.
Orchard House is situated at the heart of the rural village of Ston Easton which has a strong village community and an active church. The village is home to the renowned Ston Easton Park Hotel and is conveniently located within the picturesque Mendip Hills, well known for its beautiful landscape, stone walls, caves and unspoilt villages.
Bristol is 13 miles to the north and the Heritage City of Bath is also only 13 miles away. The beautiful Cathedral City of Wells is 7 miles. Wells is the smallest city in England and offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a farmer’s market on Wednesday and Saturday.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities. Walking and cycling may be undertaken locally. There are leisure centres at Wells and Midsomer Norton. Golf courses at Farrington Gurney, Mendip, Wells and Orchardleigh, Frome. Sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing also at Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes. Horse Racing takes place at Bath and Wincanton.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Underfloor heating.
Local Authority and Council Tax
Energy Performance Certificate
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.
There is a wide range of good educational establishments at all levels in the local area from the public and private sectors. The village is within the catchment of Chewton Mendip Primary School and The Blue School, Wells and a bus to each leaves from outside the property.
On entering Ston Easton from Bristol, pass Ston Easton Park on the left and the entrance to Orchard House can be found on the left.
If travelling from Shepton Mallet, on entering Ston Easton continue pass the church on the right and after passing the bus shelter on the left the entrance to Orchard House can be found on the right just before the bus shelter in the centre of the village.