Town/City: Detached 5 Bed House and Land
Postcode: BA3 5QP
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryManor Farm, Leigh On Mendip
A spacious detached 5 bedroom farmhouse full of period features with nearly 2000sqft of stone outbuildings, plus by further negotiation approx 3&1/2 acres of land ( & more available) in a pretty village on the Mendip Hills between Bath Bristol and Frome.
Manor Farm, one of the principal houses in the village, is a very attractive Grade II listed farmhouse that dates from 1698. This house is full of character including flagstone floors, an inglenook fireplace with wood burner, beamed ceilings, window shutters and a large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with Aga and hand built units. These period details are complimented by the luxury of modern bathrooms and the dual aspect of many other rooms means the property has good light.
The spacious accommodation includes a drawing room, dining room, study/snug, kitchen, utility/boot room and on the first floor there are 4 bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), plus family bathroom and there is a further bedroom, study/store room and a shower room on the second floor.
The house could be further extended to incorporate the adjacent stone outbuildings (nearly 2000 sqft), which have part consent for conversion to additional accommodation. The plan was to incorporate part of this barn into additional living space in the form of a family kitchen/breakfast room and a playroom overlooking the gardens and fields.
To the front and to the rear of Manor Farm there is a formal area of lawned garden and at the front there is more than ample parking in the yard. To the rear of the stone outbuildings there is a paddock, orchard and a meadow which extends to approx. 3 & 1/2 acres (available by further negotiation) . There is also the potential to buy another 10 acres behind this land by further negotiation.
Leigh on Mendip is a popular village on the Mendip Hills that was once part of the manor of Mells. It has a 15th Century Church, a village hall which holds numerous events and societies, a public house and there is a recreational field with clubhouse. A local shop can be found at the nearby village of Stoke St Michael. Other neighbouring villages offer a doctor’s surgery, general stores and several pubs.
About 6 miles away is the town of Frome which is famous for being a creative hub, plus it has all the usual amenities expected of a town including a cinema, supermarket, boutique shops, leisure centre, schools, commercial businesses, theatres and local train station.
Also about 6 miles away is the market town of Shepton Mallet which holds regular farmer’s markets and has several supermarkets and a shopping park with large chain stores.
Babington House private members club is approx. 3 miles away and this provides top class restaurants, bars, cafes, pools, cinema, spa, gym, cricket, tennis and accommodation.
Bath is approx. 14 miles, Bristol 20miles
There is a mainline railway running from Bath Spa to London Paddington in about 85 mins. Plus, there are trains from Westbury (to London Waterloo), Frome local service, Castle Cary mainline (to Paddington), Trowbridge, plus Bristol airport is also within commuter distance.
There is a very good selection of both independent and state schools in the area including Leigh on Mendip and Mells and Writhlington first schools, Frome secondary school, plus All Hallows prep school, Kings School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, Sexey’s Bruton, Downside and Wells Cathedral School and the Bath schools.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Mendip District Council
From the south take the A37 northwards and continue through Shepton Mallet and a couple of miles on turn right to Oakhill. Upon reaching Oakhill, take the right hand turning by the pub to Stoke St. Michael. Proceed through the village of Stoke St. Michael and Leigh on Mendip is the next village. Enter the village and Manor Farm is a short distance along on the left. From the north - Bath - proceed south along the A367 Wellsway in the direction of Shepton Mallet. Upon reaching Oakhill, take the left hand turning to Stoke St. Michael. Proceed through the village of Stoke St. Michael and Leigh on Mendip is the next village. Enter the village and Manor Farm is the first farm on the left.
Viewings - By appointment only.
- Characterful Grade II listed Farmhouse
- Situated in a popular peaceful village on the Mendip Hills
- Excellent spacious accommodation in this 5 bedroom house
- Stone outbuildings with potential to add further accommodation
- Approx 3 & 1/2 acres of land by further negotiation
- Up to a further 10 acres of land available by further negotiation
- 3 bedroom cottage available by extra negotiation
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