Town/City: Keinton Mandeville
Postcode: TA11 6EA
Sale Type: Sold
We are delighted to have been instructed to sell the exquisite Oakwell House situated in the south Somerset village of Keinton Mandeville. Since the mid nineteenth century Keinton blue lias stone has been highly sought after and the precise specification of this wonderful bespoke property stipulated that it had to be built using Keinton blue. So local tradition meets contemporary here and the result is a wonderfully attractive and spacious family home. Natural light floods into the spacious entrance hall through double height windows and the atrium design here gives an open feel to the first and second floor landings. For those who enjoy entertaining the unique 007 style wine cellar set into the floor of the entrance hall will delight. Off the entrance hall is a stunning open plan kitchen and dining room, perfectly suited to family living and entertaining. Bi-fold doors open onto the patio area and there is the option to set the mood with an array of zoned lighting options. Amongst the Integrated Neff appliances there is a coffee machine. Off the kitchen there is a high specification utility room with units and work tops that match the kitchen. A bespoke hand crafted larder sits here with all the appliances that you would expect. Off the entrance hall to the right, plenty of natural light floods into the large triple aspect sitting room with access, again, to the garden, through bi-fold doors and a range of hard wired media options. A smaller reception room would provide for a cosy snug, study or even perhaps a gym.
From the galleried first floor landing four of the beautiful bedrooms are situated including the very impressive master suite which features a vaulted ceiling and full height side and rear facing windows. Sliding doors provide access to a balcony which over looks the charming rear garden. The en-suite to this room is stunning, from the materials to the design. This is a perfect main bedroom to relax in and enjoy lazy Sunday mornings. There is a further en-suite bedroom and two further bedrooms served by a family bathroom on this floor. All bedrooms are of generous proportion and feature a range of bespoke fitted wardrobes with light and power provided. The second floor is bathed in natural light and glass balustrades allow a stunning view down into the reception hall. Here the fifth bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and both this room and the light and airy office are fitted with front and rear facing remote controlled velux windows. A beautifully designed bathroom serves this floor and storage is very well provided for with access to the eaves. As you might expect in a house of this standing, additional features throughout include triple glazed windows, super insulation and each floor has individual network connectivity.
The front garden is attractive and low maintenance and is enclosed on the road side by contemporary fencing. Double gates open into a large driveway where four cars can easily be parked. Continuing past the side of the house there is further parking available and a large garage. This is a superb building which is larger than average and served by electricity, water and drainage. Subject to the usual consents there is potential here to create an annexe. A large patio spans the rear elevation of the house and with the bi-fold doors open from the living room and kitchen the inside and out combine beautifully in the warmer months of the year. The low maintenance westerly facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and is the perfect size for families with children
Keinton Mandeville is a village in the South East of Somerset and lies midway between the market towns of Somerton to the West, and Castle Cary to the East. The origins of the village date back to the Roman times and its popularity grew both because of the local "Blue Lias" stone and being situated on the old coach route from London to the South West. The Church of St. Mary Magdalene dates from the 13th century. Today the village has a population of around 1,000 people and is served by "The Keinton Stores", there is also the local pub "The Quarry Inn". Somerton is just a few minutes away which is a picturesque town, originally the county town of Somerset and before that, possibly the capital of Wessex. Its focal point is the wide 17th Century Market Square with a Buttercross in the centre. The parish church, dedicated to St. Michael, is quite plain externally but contains one of the finest wooden roofs in the county carved by the monks at Muchelney Abbey. Somerton offers all the usual amenities of a market town, bars/restaurants including the fabulous new 28 Market Place as well as the popular White Heart and has a small independent supermarket.
Many of the area's best known independent schools are within easy commuting distance including Millfield (10 mins), Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Hazelgrove and All Hallows. There is a local state primary school at Keinton Mandeville, plus state secondary school at Ansford and the very popular Sexeys School in Bruton.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating provides for the underfloor heating to the ground floor and bathrooms. Rooms can be controlled individually via the Heatmiser system. A Neostat system is also installed which allows the temperature and lighting to be controlled from anywhere in the world via a mobile phone.
Directions - TA11 6EA
On the B3153 travelling from Somerton after approximately 4 miles turn left onto Barton Road. On the A37 from Shepton Mallet turn right onto the B3135 after approximately 1.5 miles turn right into Barton Road. The property can be found on the left a short way down Barton Road. Postcode TA11 6EA.
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- Local traditional stone combined with contemporary style
- Village location between Street, Somerton and Glastonbury
- Beautiful bespoke family home
- Five double bedrooms two en-suite
- Stunning kitchen / diner
- Good sized westerly facing rear garden
- Detached spacious garage
- High specification features
- Bathed in natural light
- 007 style wine cellar
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