The property dates back to the mid-17th century and has recently been fully renovated by the current owners. On entering the property you immediately see the quality of workmanship which has been carried out. Great attention has been taken to retain many original features throughout this charming house and a completely new plumbing and central heating system has been installed. The principal rooms are wonderfully light with mullion windows and high ceilings. The house has been tastefully decorated throughout with heritage colours.
The double aspect kitchen provides a modern family living space with a bespoke fitted kitchen with a range of units, as well as a newly fitted electric Aga. The sitting room is well proportioned with attractive mullion windows, lovely wide oak floorboards and a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove. Completing the ground floor is rear door which leads to a covered walk through area leading to the front of the property.
On the first floor the accommodation comprises of two wonderfully light double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor has two further bedrooms and a newly fitted shower room.
Grounds and Gardens
The property is approached via the driveway.
The pretty mature garden is at the front of the property. The garden has a level lawn area and a range of shrubs and plants with a mature hedge which adjoins the parking area. There is also a pretty back yard leading to the two room converted outbuilding The property benefits from a natural stone outbuilding which is currently used as a fifth bedroom. There is a two-story natural stone garage with storage over.
3 Hollycroft is situated in the heart of the delightful village of Mells.
Mells is becoming ever more popular. The village is full of history and is particularly famous for its architecture and ancient streets.
Mells is home to a newly refurbished community village shop/post office and café. Also in the village there is an active church, a tithe barn which is used as a village hall and hosts many events and a garage. The village pub The Talbot has been named as one of the Sunday Times’ best hotels/pub. The village is also on a local bus route which operates on a regular basis. Close by is the popular social hub of the private members club Babington House. The nearby town of Frome meets all day to day needs as well as very popular farmers markets.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities and for walking and cycling, while sailing and fishing can be found at Chew Lake. Leisure centres can be found at Frome. Wells, Mendip, Frome and Farrington Golf courses are conveniently located close by and Horse Racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton Race Courses. The village has plenty of pleasant bridleways and footpaths and woodland walks.
Bath, the Georgian masterpiece, is about 13 miles and Bristol 20miles and Salisbury 25miles. London a 2.5hr drive via historic Stonehenge or a direct 1.5hr train trip from Westbury to Paddington. Bristol International Airport is 30 miles.
There are excellent schools in the surrounding area including highly regarded primary schools within the village. Many schools provide transport.
Mains water, electricity and mains drainage. Electric central heating.
Local Authority and Council Tax
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Council Tax Band E
Energy Performance Certificate
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures and fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.
From Frome take the B3090 west and head towards Mells for approximately 3 miles. As you approach Knaptons Hill bear right towards Mells and the property will be found half a mile on your left hand side.