Postcode: BA3 5QQ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryWow factor-Beautifully refurbished semi-detached cottage dating back to the 1850's. Lilac Cottage is a very attractive cottage that has been stylishly refurbished to a high standard. It has been carefully designed with lots of roof lights, soothing colours and has been extended to provide a stunning open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which has bifold doors leading into the garden.
It is obvious on entering the hallway that there has been significant attention to detail, the colours are subtle, the radiator has an attractive cover and those in the kitchen are slate grey to match the new windows. The new parts of the house compliment the old, such as the window seats in the thick walls, lovely inglenook fireplace in the sitting room which has a wood burner alongside the old bread oven. The kitchen has exposed and painted stonework, an original stove that is now a decorative feature in the light filled modern kitchen that has engineered oak flooring, oak work tops and a large Rangemaster range cooker. Leading off from the kitchen is a very good sized utility room with doors to the garden, walk in storage room, pantry and garage.
Upstairs there is a light filled panelled corridor that leads to 4 good sized bedrooms, one of which has an ensuite shower room plus there is a family bathroom.
At the front is a gravel area for parking with flower beds plus two Lilac trees. To the rear is a south facing pretty garden that has a stone paved area next to the bifold doors and area of lawn surrounded by shrubs and trees which give a good degree of privacy. There are raised beds for vegetables, a wooden corner seating area, greenhouse and a shed.
Lilac Cottage is in the main High Street but is opposite an open field giving the house privacy and good views. 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. www.leigh-on-mendip.org.uk
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. Plus it has weekly markets and an excellent once monthly Sunday independent market.
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 Paddington), Frome local service, Castle Cary mainline (to Paddington), Trowbridge, plus Bristol airport is also within commuter distance.
Leigh on Mendip has it's own primary school, plus there is a very good selection of both independent and state schools in the area including 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 electricity, water, drainage and gas central heating.
Viewing by appointment only
When in Leigh on Mendip with the pub on your right continue along the high street for about 1/4mile and Lilac Cottage is on the left just before the Farm House on the right and there is an open field opposite Lilac Cottage.
- Pretty cottage that cleverly combines the old with the new.
- All upgraded to high spec
- Recently replaced windows and boiler
- Stunning open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room
- Bi-fold doors to garden
- Off road parking
- Garden to front and rear
- Active village with a pub, school and village hall
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