Postcode: BA3 5BE
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryHeckley Lodge is tucked away on a single track road in an idyllic location with lovely views over open countryside, next to Ashwick Church, in this quiet pretty hamlet, just a few minutes from the popular village of Oakhill.
This is a truly fabulous family home, located in stunning countryside next to the pretty church. You can imagine yourself wandering over the fields to nearby Oakhill, or even having a game of croquet or cup of tea on the immaculate lawns. This house is a fabulous opportunity to acquire a gorgeous family home in one of the most tranquil spots in the area. The garden is immaculate with beautifully planted herbaceous flower beds, mature trees, a productive vegetable garden and a secret garden tucked away from the house under the huge majestic lime tree.
The house has three reception rooms, a drawing room, an entrance hall, dining room and a cosy snug as well as a great sized family kitchen/breakfast room with small utility room plus a downstairs loo. Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, fifth bedroom/study, spacious landing and two bathrooms all with great views.
Heckley Lodge is located in the quiet hamlet of Ashwick, very close to the picturesque Somerset village of Oakhill approximately 14 miles south of the City of Bath and approximately 6 miles from Wells. The village of Oakhill has a thriving community and includes The Oakhill Inn, which is a very popular gastro pub, a doctors’ surgery and a primary school. There is an excellent village shop/Post Office in the neighbouring village of Gurney Slade where you can buy your groceries and newspapers – or have them delivered. The fashionable market town of Frome (12 miles) is one of the South West's leading market towns and was recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a "foodie hipster haven" due to the influx of young families, with St Catherine's Hill at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Bruton (11 miles) is now well known for the award winning “At the Chapel” restaurant and the Hauser & Wirth gallery are a short drive away as is, Babington House and private members club (Soho House’s country mansion). Mendip Golf Club is less than 2 miles away, Wincanton Race Course 15 miles and other recreational pursuits such as shooting and fishing are catered for within easy distance.
The secondary state schools are excellent, Wells Blue School and Whitstone School are close by as well as independent schools including All Hallows Prep School and Downside are just a few minutes away with Wells Cathedral, Millfield and several more choices in and around Bath.
Ashwick is well located for both Bristol (18 miles) and Bath (14 miles) with excellent access to the M4/M5 and mainline stations, and A303 to Devon and Cornwall. There are also trains that run from Castle Cary (approximately 11 miles) to London Paddington taking approximately 90 minutes. Bristol Airport is 35 minutes away.
Oil fired central heating, mains water and electricity.
BA3 5BE – Approach Oakhill from the A37 or A367 and follow the signpost to Ashwick Church, keeping the church on your left, follow the lane and Heckley Lodge can be found on the right hand side before the bend through the white gate.
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- Fabulous family home
- Immaculate gardens with stunning views
- Idyllic location in quiet hamlet close to popular village
- Four/five bedrooms, two bathrooms
- First time to the market in 49 years
- Beautifully presented throughout
- Garage, car port and greenhouse
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