Zion Hill, Oakhill, BA3

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A spacious and most impressive detached house, located on the edge of the village and at the end of a private drive that serves only three properties. This finely proportioned home was built in 2003 and includes two large reception rooms, a beautiful kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a study. Set within a plot of just over a third of an acre, there are well-tended gardens, ample off-road parking and an integral double garage. EPC rating C.

A door to the front of the property opens into a light, airy and spacious hall, created by a double height ceiling and two timber framed double glazed windows (continued throughout) to the side. The hall also incorporates the staircase to the first floor, a built-in storage cupboard, access into the double garage and an external stable door to the rear garden. Also entered from the main hall is a downstairs WC, a useful utility room with a Belfast sink and a study, all of which have windows to the front of the property.

The main sitting room is a fabulous, triple-aspect reception room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses. This spacious room is perfect for families and for entertaining and includes a fireplace with an inset wood-burning stove, two sets of patio doors to the garden and two chandeliers. The kitchen has been upgraded by the current owners and is fitted with a range of contemporary floor and wall units. The addition of the central island provides extra cupboard and drawer space, hidden power points and a breakfast bar to one side. Within the kitchen, there are a range of integrated Neff appliances comprising a dishwasher, a microwave, an oven and an induction hob. Furthermore, there is a gas-fired Aga, under-unit and display lighting, space for an 'American style' fridge/freezer and another stable door to the garden. A set of double doors from the kitchen then open into the second reception room, presented as a living/dining room. This comfortable room is also triple-aspect, providing lots of natural light, including a set of patio doors to the garden. The living room has a wood burning stove, space for a large dining table and chairs and an inner door leading back to the main hall.

On the first floor, a central landing has two Velux skylight windows (both with electrically operated blinds) and a further chandelier. There is a built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder also accessed from the landing, as well as the staircase to the second floor with a cupboard beneath. The family bathroom is located on the first floor and is fitted with a matching white suite comprising a bath with shower mixer taps, a pedestal wash hand basin, a low level WC and a heated towel rail.

There are four bedrooms on this level (three doubles and a single/home office). At either side are the two largest doubles, both of which are dual-aspect, with fitted wardrobes and well-appointed and fully tiled en-suite bathrooms with separate showers.

On the second floor, this superb family home benefits from a further spacious double bedroom with two windows to the rear and two Velux skylight windows (all Velux windows other than landing have fitted manually-operated heat-resistant blinds). This bedroom is ideal as a guest suite, as it comes with its own large shower room – both of these rooms also have storage cupboards built into the eaves.

Manor End is in a tucked-away position at the end of a private drive on the northern edge of this sought-after village. Lying some 7 miles to the north-east of Wells, the village offers two good quality pubs, a primary school and a doctor's surgery. The village is well-placed for road links to other towns including the beautiful Georgian City of Bath which is only 14 miles to the north. Bath also boasts a mainline train station with connections to all parts of the country and there is also a mainline station to London Paddington at Castle Cary, which is just over 10 miles to the south. There are many sporting facilities within the area including various golf clubs and a short distance away is Babington House, a private members club and exclusive hotel which boasts excellent leisure facilities. There are several exceptional schools within the vicinity including Millfield, Downside, All Hallows and Wells Cathedral School to name but a few. A wide selection of major supermarkets can be found within the nearby market town of Shepton Mallet and in the city of Wells, which includes a Waitrose.

The property occupies a generous plot measuring just over a third of an acre, with well-tended gardens surrounding three sides of the house. Approached via a stone chipped driveway leading into an area of private parking, there is ample space for several vehicles. The driveway leads to an integral double garage, which has two electric 'up and over' doors to the front, light, power, an inner door to the main hall, and also houses the Worcester boiler for the gas-fired central heating. With the property backing onto neighbouring agricultural land, the property is set in a peaceful position with a delightful rural outlook. The gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped and mainly laid to lawn with beautifully planted beds and borders, adding a range of colour. Directly behind the house is a large patio terrace, ideal for outdoor seating and al fresco dining. There is an additional section of patio in one corner of the garden, next to a summerhouse and set beside the neighbouring field. The gardens are enclosed by mature hedging and stone walling and include outside lighting, stone chipped pathways, two outside taps, two log stores, a garden shed, plus an outdoor greenhouse/garden room. Facing south, the rear gardens enjoy an abundance of sunshine throughout the day, as well as plenty of privacy.

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