Postcode: BA3 5JU
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryThis is a fabulous opportunity to renovate or extend a Victorian cottage or even rebuild (subject to planning permission) in the popular village of Stoke St Michael in the heart of the Mendips, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Set within an acre and a half with a babbling brook and natural pond this is a truly unique opportunity to purchase a small holding and create a great fabulous home.
The house currently has a good sized sitting room with a stone fireplace, a kitchen/dining room/second reception with larder and doors to lean-to conservatory with cloakroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Springdale is found at the end of a private lane with a courtyard area to the front which then opens out on to the garden and land beyond. There are two barns/old stables that require further work but would offer huge potential to incorporate into the house or create a separate dwelling (subject to planning).
The house sits in approximately 1 acre of land with the addition of sheds at the top of the field that could be used for animals or storage.
Further up the hill but attached to the included land there is additional land available by separate negotiation of up to 2.42 acres.
Springdale lies in the middle of the village of Stoke St Michael, one of a cluster of villages in the heart of the Mendip hills, surrounded by picturesque countryside. Although tucked away, the property is very close to the shop and public house and there is also a primary school and a church in the village. Also near by are the notable Talbot Inn in Mells which also has a village shop, plus close by is the popular Holcombe Inn and Oakhill Inn. Local supermarkets include Sainsbury in Frome and Tesco and Aldi in Shepton Mallet as well as Waitrose in the nearby City of Wells.
8 miles to the east is the fashionable market town of Frome which was 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.
The beautiful City of Bath is a 30 minutes drive for larger scale shopping and a plethora of culture.
Other venues of note are Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion), the Hauser And Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar in Bruton.
The property is well placed for commuting with the A37 and A303/M3. High speed rail links to London Paddington can be found at Frome, Castle Cary and Bath Spa Stations with journey times from 80 minutes. Bristol Airport is approximately 30 minutes drive.
Local primary schools include Stoke St Michael Primary and Leigh on Mendip first school and secondary schools can be found at The Blue School in Wells or Norton School in Midsomer Norton. Independent schools include All Hallows, Downside, the Bath schools including Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards and Wells Cathedral as well as Millfield are within a short drive.
Tenure - Freehold
Directions – BA3 5JU. In the centre of Stoke St Michael at the junction of Mendip Road and Stoke Hill where the road turns towards Leigh on Mendip at The Bridge turn into a private lane and follow it to the end.
Services Gas central heating, mains electricity and mains drainage
Council Tax Band D £1822.00
Local Authority Mendip District Council
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- Potential building/renovation project
- Three bedroom Victorian property
- Large plot with lovely gardens
- Approximately 1 acre
- Extra land available by separate negotiation
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