Town/City: Leigh upon Mendip
Postcode: BA3 5QT
Sale Type: Sold
Plot 3 is an elegant, 2-bedroom semi-detached family house, built to the highest specifications and with exceptional attention to detail. One of seven houses and situated within a small and exclusive development, it has been thoughtfully designed and built by an experienced developer in a charming rural location on the edge of the pretty village of Leigh on Mendip. Only the highest quality building materials have been used and include beautiful Purbeck stone from the Jurassic coast in Dorset and local Doulting stone that blends effortlessly with stunning larch wood cladding and touches of oak. Every aspect of this pretty house, both inside and out, exudes an atmosphere of quality and understated luxury.
On the ground floor, a sheltered porch lit by some striking Nordlux lights opens to a small hallway with stairs that run up to an attractive landing. Off the hall is a magnificent open plan space that incorporates the kitchen and dining area and acts as the focal point of the house. Underfloor heating warms the room through a beautiful engineered oak floor and french doors lead lead to a pretty terrace constructed of Indian sandstone. A stylish kitchen incorporates a Belfast sink, a range of integrated NEF appliances, a cooker with induction technology and state of the art Quartz Carrara work tops. The living area features a stylish Clearview wood burner and full height glazed doors allow natural light to pour into the room. Off the hallway is also a cloakroom. The garage has the potential to be converted to a further reception room subject to planning.
Upstairs, two bedrooms and a bathroom all run from the landing. The bathroom is beautiful with porcelain tiles underfoot, and a Merlyn showering. Lausen basins and loos and heated towel rails typify the end high fixtures and fittings to be found in this property. The attic space offers additional an additional storage facility.
Please note that all the internal photos are of plot 7 . Plot 3 will be be finished to the same specification however the kitchen will supplied by Shaker and not Neptune.
The South facing garden to the rear of the house has been beautifully landscaped - mostly laid to lawn, and features a fine, . A large terrace offers the ideal spot for entertaining in privacy and tranquillity. A well finished single garage adjoins the house and Cotswold “shingle” gravel enhances the driveways. Discreet solar panels and a Mitsubishi Ecodan air source heat pump ensure running costs are low and that the house is environmentally friendly.
Hornbeam Lane lies on the edge of the pretty village of Leigh on Mendip, one of a cluster of villages in the heart of the Mendip hills. Nearby, Frome is one of the South West's leading market towns and was recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a foodie hipster haven due to the influx of young families, with St Catherine's Hill at the centre of the artisan quarter. The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities. Other local amenities include Babington House, (Soho House’s country mansion), the Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery and Roth Bar in Bruton, the upmarket pubs, the Talbot Inn and the Holcombe Inn, and a village shop and post office both 5 minutes away in Mells. Local supermarkets include Sainsbury in Frome and Tesco and Aldi in Shepton Mallet as well as Waitrose in the nearby City of Wells
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, the Bath schools including Prior Park, Monkton Combe and King Edwards and the Bruton schools that include Bruton School for Girls, Sexeys and King's.
Transport links are good with a railway station in Frome that connects to Westbury and from there direct to London Paddington or the South West. Also direct train to London Paddington from Castle Cary in 1.5 hours (20 minutes/ 11 miles to station). Motorway links - A303, A36, M3 & M5. Bristol airport 16 miles.
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- 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom
- Elegant modern semi-detached house
- South facing gardens
- Single garage and off street parking
- Beautiful open plan kitchen/dining room
- High end fixtures and fittings
- Hardwood windows and doors