Postcode: BA11 3LN
Sale Type: Sold
1 The Old School House in Chantry dates from 1842 and is approached via an attractive driveway sheltered under a canopy of picturesque mature trees. The house Grade II listed, was initially renovated in 1985 and, after several further upgrades, now offers a contemporary, cool accommodation laid out over four floors. As one of five dwellings that make up the original house, it allows for the opportunity to live in a peaceful community whilst retaining one’s privacy in beautiful private gardens.
The front door is accessed via pretty stone steps and opens to the upper ground floor featuring a stylish study, an elegantly furnished sitting room and a cloakroom. Natural light pours into both reception rooms through some fine period windows, oak beams grace the ceiling in the sitting room and built in shelving enhances the study. A sleek, modern, living flame gas fire lends a touch of luxury. Stairs lead to the lower ground space and to a magnificent kitchen dining living space that occupies the whole floor. Natural slate floors underfoot, bespoke units, a double butler sink, and beech worktops blend seamlessly together to create a fabulous communal hub to the house. An integral dishwasher, washing machine, fan oven and induction hob afford every amenity in a thoroughly modern kitchen.
On the first floor and via a chic and modern staircase, are two tastefully furnished bedrooms (with built in wardrobes) and a fabulous wet room replete with a free-standing bathtub, a walk in shower and an array of high end fixtures and fittings.
Occupying the whole of the second floor is a fantastic attic space forming the main bedroom and an en-suite WC. Set in the eaves of the house and below some magnificent oak beams, this room is truly delightful and features a striking, original, stone arched window that hints at bygone years and a rich history.
The private gardens are simply beautiful and feature an abundance of mature shrubs and fruit trees. There are extensive communal grounds with a wooded area. A pretty stone terrace provides ample opportunity for outside dining and entertaining on a summer’s evening whilst well-manicured lawns encompass a small greenhouse and sweep away to three sides of the house. There is an air of peace and tranquillity in this unusually pretty location and it is ideal for children to play safely making dens and climbing trees. Close by there is garaging for one car and two further private parking spaces.
There is a management company run by the residents that maintains the communal areas of the property and there is a monthly fee of £35.
It should be noted that there is a right of access across the garden afforded to some of the residents of the other houses although this is rarely taken up and used.
Chantry is one of the most sought-after villages in Somerset and lies about 5km West of Frome, one of its most fashionable market towns and recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year.
Close by are various footpaths, Asham Woods and a bridleway to the nearby village of Mells. The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path passes through the village and there are ample opportunities for walking and cycling along converted railway lines and alongside the Mells river.
Local amenities include Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion), the Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar in Bruton, and the Talbot Inn, a village shop and a post office all 5 minutes away in Mells.
Local primary schools include Mells C of E first school, Leigh on Mendip first school and Stoke St Michael Primary. Independent schools include All Hallows, Downside and the Bath schools: Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards.
Transport links are good with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West.
From the centre of Frome, head West on Broadway and continue onto Egford hill. Continue on this road until you reach the little village of Whatley and a junction - turn right and then almost immediately left onto Railford Hill. After 0.8 miles, the driveway to the property is on your right.
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- Pretty period family 3 bed house with funky interior
- Superb rural location
- Stunning contemporary features
- Private gardens and communal grounds/ wooded area
- Grade II listed
- Garaging and private parking
- Situated within a private community of five houses
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