- Stunning contemporary family home
- State of the art technology
- Charming and private location
- Perfectly suited to entertaining and family living
- 6000sqft of light and spacious accommodation
- Five large double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms
- Triple aspect kitchen with every appliance
- Luxurious design throughout
- Separate office and gym with wet/steam room
- Plenty of garaging and parking
Situated in a stunning elevated position with fabulous views over open fields, The house is perfectly positioned at the top of the very desirable Chew Valley area of Somerset. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning family home, built from scratch and providing the luxurious and contemporary features that any home of this standard demands. The very best traditional building materials have been used inside and out, effortlessly combined with state of the art technology for ease and enjoyment of living. It is an exceptional and totally unique house that provides the opportunity to entertain on a grand scale as well as enjoy family living in a charming and private rural location.
Entrance to the property is through automated bespoke oak gates with video entry system and is bordered by cream quartzite dry stone clad walls. Once through the gates a beautiful old beech tree and a newly planted beech hedge line the ample parking area.
The striking bespoke double entrance door is constructed of wood and bronze, the tone of the materials blending beautifully with the stonework of the house. The door features a biometric fingerprint entry system and the porch flooring is of reclaimed flagstones. The double height entrance hall creates an exceptional sense of space formed by the apex of the roof and is bathed in natural light from the full height windows and doors to the side and end which allow for stunning views of the countryside beyond.
From the entrance hall a feature oak staircase leads up to the galleried landing and four of the five en-suite bedrooms upstairs. A wood-burning stove in the hall adds atmosphere and warmth to complement the underfloor heating that runs throughout the house. Limestone tiles have been used throughout the ground floor with luxurious handmade Indian carpet upstairs.
An imposing double reception room leads off the entrance hall featuring a central wood burning stove and again, full height windows and doors maintain the impressive vistas across the adjoining land and provide access to the garden. Throughout the house the oak A frames and beams are embedded with LED lights that can be programmed to provide a bespoke ambience and atmosphere. Artistically reflecting the dry stone wall effect at the main entrance this design is used again within the ground floor of the house to add texture and depth to the interior.
The feature triple aspect kitchen provides a room as suited to entertaining as it is to family living. Traditional weaves elegantly with modern with the four oven electric Aga complemented by a state of the art Gagganeu electric oven and gas hob set into the island unit with an adjacent extractor fan cleverly concealed within the granite work top. There are a range of under counter top and wall cupboards, an under counter fridge, dishwasher and leading off, a large walk in larder which has plumbing and electrics for a full size fridge and a range of shelving for storage. There is a double sink and a separate touch control tap in the island unit providing instant hot or cold water. This is an exceptional room with bi-fold doors opening the room up entirely to the outdoors. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the terrace outside before the outdoor lighting system bathes the house and surroundings in a warm glow.
Opposite the kitchen and accessible also from a door to outside is a substantial utility area which doubles as a boot room and pet room. A comprehensive range of work tops and sink overlook the parking area. Leading off this room is the main plant room – housing the biomass boiler that is automatically fed by a 10 tonne store of wood pellets. This provides hot water to the 300 litre tanks and under floor heating. Also here is the heat recovery system which continually filters the air within the house and all electrical, security and alarm systems. From this technical and practical hub is a downstairs wet room with WC perfect for muddy boots and dogs.
From the reception hall, the oak staircase leads up to a beautiful galleried landing and on to the sumptuous master suite bedroom. Featuring a balcony from which to enjoy the views, a walk in wardrobe attached dressing room and en-suite bathroom equipped to the highest standard complement the main bedroom itself.
Three further bedrooms all with exceptional quality ensuite bathrooms complete the living accommodation upstairs. All these additional rooms have mezzanine levels built in for storage and beautiful natural wooden window seats. A final fifth bedroom again with ensuite is located downstairs off the entrance hall. All ensuite bathrooms in the house use wood effect porcelain for the floors.
The house has a fully installed Cat 5 network and is connected to Superfast broadband.
The garage block opposite with two double garages is constructed in the same style as the main house. To the left is an open fronted carport with automated lighting and 3 phase quick charge electric car charging port. Photovoltaic panels on the roof provide a 4kwh system. Adjoined to the garage building is a separate single storey office. This building is air-conditioned with a mezzanine level for storage and has an integral gym and adjacent wet and steam rooms.
Set in just under two acres, the level garden is laid to lawn with tastefully planted borders. Viewed from the kitchen and reception room is a beautiful large natural stone water feature. There are established trees forming a natural boundary to the east of the property. The potential exists to purchase a further ten acres of land subject to the normal consents.
East Harptree is a highly sought after village in the beautiful Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a Church of England primary school, a pre-school / nursery, community shop, church, village hall and cricket club. There is a vibrant local community with events throughout the year.
The house is ideally connected. The M5 motorway (Junction 21) is 15 miles to the west and Bristol Airport is about 9 miles to the north (East Harptree is not under any regular flight paths). The major cities of Bristol and Bath are roughly equidistant – 15 miles or half an hour by car – both provide comprehensive shopping, recreational, leisure and commercial opportunities. In Bristol, national retailers can be found at the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre and Cabot Circus; both offer a very wide range of retail and leisure facilities. The City of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with world-famous Roman Baths and is regarded as a cultural hub in the southwest. Babington House is a 30 minute drive away.
Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa provide regular mainline rail links to London, the Southeast and the Midlands with journey time from Bath Spa to London Paddington around 90 minutes.
Sporting facilities nearby include golf at Wells, Maesbury Castle, Castle Cary and other local courses and National Hunt racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury. The Mendip Hills area is highly regarded for its walking, caving, rock climbing and bridleways, affording excellent riding out opportunities. Chew Valley Lake is 1.9 miles away and ideal for sailing enthusiasts. Shooting and fishing are also available locally.
Schooling in the area is excellent for both state and private education. Bristol, Bath and Wells all have a range of primary and secondary schools for boys, girls and mixed schooling. Notable private schools include Queen Elizabeth Hospital School, Bristol Grammar School, Clifton College, Millfield School, Kingswood School, Badminton School, Prior Park College, Monkton Combe, Wells Cathedral School , All Hallows Prep and the Bruton Schools amongst many others. Chew Valley School and The Blue School in Wells are highly regarded state schools.
Mains electricity and water. The property is heated by an automated Biomass boiler and photovoltaic panels. Private drainage.
Tenure - Freehold
Directions - Smithams Hill East Harptree BS40 6DB. From the centre of East Harptree travel up Middle Street which becomes Smithams Hill, at the top of the hill continue past Smithams Hill Forestry and the house will be found approx. ¼ mile on the right hand side. Alternatively approach from the B3134 opposite the Castle of Comfort pub, turn towards East Harptree and the house can be found a little way along on the left.
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