Postcode: BA3 5QD
Sale Type: Under Offer
This impressive and enviable family home, dating back to 1790, proudly occupies an elevated position surrounded by wonderful views in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Leach Ham House is a glorious property which has been seamlessly extended with exceptional finishing and attention to detail. Most notably, throughout this remarkable home, every window enjoys the fabulous surrounding vista whilst allowing the natural daylight to flood the entire property from all aspects.
The welcoming and stylish kitchen is fitted with locally handcrafted cabinetry furnished with honed granite surfaces and offers plenty of room for a large dining table and seating space to ensure the heart of this home is sociable and comfortable. French doors lead out onto the terrace and overlook the garden beyond and embrace the sense of outside space. A pantry and an excellent utility room are conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen.
The splendid dining room, leading from the kitchen, is perfect for entertaining and is home to a large open fireplace with wood burning stove and engineered oak flooring continuing into a wide-open hallway. Three further reception rooms, all with sizeable picture sash windows, offer flexible accommodation and generous living space.
Upstairs are five stunning bedrooms, two with en suites, a stylish family bathroom and all with numerous windows framing the ever changing vista of the veritable patchwork of wild meadows, fields and the undulating landscape. The principle bedroom, with very large ensuite and dressing room, opens outside onto a large terrace – the perfect spot to enjoy the sun whilst remaining totally private. The fifth bedroom is located on the second floor and is a heavenly hideaway with a fabulous shower room.
A downstairs cellar offers further living space, currently used as an artists studio and office.
The property is approached via a sweeping driveway flanked by lawns. The stunning gardens wrap around the property and are fully stocked with mature shrubs, fruit trees and a wild-flower patch A sunny terrace leading from the kitchen is perfectly positioned for outside dining with pretty stone steps leading into the large partly walled garden, edged with lavender boarders. Within the ancient brick wall a little gate leads out into a magical pathway which continues directly into the surrounding countryside, through wild meadows and fields, presenting hours of uninterrupted rambling.
A garage offers parking space for two vehicles with additional hardstanding space outside.
NB. The driveway is owned by Leach Ham House but is shared by the neighbours located half way up the hill who also own the small area of field to the right of the driveway on entering.
Leach Ham House is situated in the hamlet of Ham Hill, set in the heart of the Mendip Hills away from main roads but within commuting distance to Bath and Bristol and only 15 minutes from the bustling market town of Frome.
Babington House private members club is a 10-minute drive away, and even closer lies the village of Vobster with the Vobster Inn restaurant. Walkable distance are the popular Holcombe Inn and Duke of Cumberland Pubs.
The house is well placed for the commuter with rail links at Westbury (for London Waterloo), Bath Spa and Bristol (for London Paddington).
Coleford is served with two pubs, a Doctors' surgery, chemist, convenience store, church and primary school. 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.
Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. This historic Town is also popular for its artisan street markets and festival and cultural events.
There is a good selection of both independent and state schools in the area including Kilmersdon Primary, Leigh on Mendip and Mells and Writhlington primary schools, Frome secondary school. In the private sector there is All Hallows prep school, Kings School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls, Sexey’s School, Downside and Wells Cathedral School and the Bath schools.
Mains water with private drainage
Council Tax Band
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
Directions -BA3 5QD
From Coleford High Street head west onto Ham Hill. Leach Ham House is located towards the bottom of the hill on the right hand side
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- Best of both worlds, period property with extensive modern additional accommodation
- Lots of large windows, some with period shutters, wonderful light filled house
- 4 reception rooms plus useable cellar (currently office and studio)
- Large principal bedroom suite with private terrace
- 4 other bedrooms
- Large open plan kitchen/dining room
- Sweeping (shared) driveway up to house
- Quiet location near Babington House
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