Adjoining secret garden with scope for a holiday lodge (STPP)
Lots of lovely features
Cosy sitting room
About the property:
A deceptively spacious and delightful stone fronted period cottage retaining many character features and enjoying generous light filled rooms overlooking a large garden with stunning views across the valley. The property has been extended and improved providing ideal family living in a peaceful and idyllic setting. The garden includes a home office complete with woodburning stove, and there is scope to create a holiday retreat in a secluded wooded area with separate access subject to the usual planning.
About the inside:
The entrance opens into the large kitchen/dining room. This spacious room has flagstone floors, hand built shaker style wooden kitchen units with solid timber worktop incorporating an oil fired Aga and belfast sink. Windows to the front and side allow plenty of natural light. A breakfast bar divides it from the dining area which has wrap around windows and french doors opening onto the terrace to take full advantage of the stunning countryside views.
The dining room flows past the stairs to the first floor and into the glass roofed conservatory and into the sitting room. This dual aspect room has a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and french doors onto the terrace. Beautiful beams and polished floorboards add warmth and character. A useful utility room/study has space and plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs are three generous double bedrooms with lovely countryside views and the family bathroom with a corner bath and separate shower. The principal bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room.
About the outside:
The property is approached across a gravel drive with low stone walling. There is a useful electric car charging point. Further up the road is an additional area that could accommodate several cars.
Immediately to the rear of the cottage is a large paved terrace with minimal fencing that makes the most of breathtaking views over the valley. The lawn then sweeps down towards the home office that was built out of an old miners cottage ruin. It features a wood burning stove, power, fast speed wifi, landline, and security lights. Beautiful carved glazed doors and a sheltered porch make this an attractive place to work from home. Further down the garden there is a wilder wooded area enclosed by trees and hedgerow and would make an ideal spot to build a holiday retreat. Separate access could easily be created by reinstating a path that links to the parking bay that sits a few metres up the road behind the cottage.
About the area:
Moorwood is a pretty hamlet just outside the village of Oakhill which lies to the eastern end of the Mendip Hills within easy commuting distance of Bristol and Bath, five miles from Wells and four miles from Shepton Mallet. The nearby main line rail links are situated at Castle Cary, Bath and Bristol. Oakhill enjoys a varying range of different age and style of properties with many period and individual homes. Within the village there is a doctors’ surgery, village churches, village hall and recreation field and two public houses, and an excellent primary school whilst secondary schools are within easy reach. In addition, The Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows, Bruton School for Girls and Millfield are easily accessible.
Postcode: BA3 5BN
Services: Oil fired central heating, private drainage
Council Tax: F
Viewings strictly by appointment with the sellers agents Killens 01749 671172