Guide price £895,000
- Secondary Accom
- Off Road Parking
- Double Garage
THE AGENT SAYS.....
Not just a room with a view, but a whole house with panoramic vistas. Elevated high above Chiselborough, The House On The Hill, with its grand entrance hallway, feature stone fireplace, balconies, and extensive grounds is a unique opportunity to be your very own King (or Queen) of the castle. The property has been designed to have the exterior charm of the archetypal English thatched cottage but benefits from modern, spacious rooms that are awash with light. The accommodation is primarily over two floors but with an additional bedroom on the lower ground floor which could be used for a range of other purposes. The property also benefits from a sizeable double garage with a huge room above (currently a snooker room) that offers further flexible space. Completely re-thatched in 2014 and beautifully decorated throughout, the property is ready to move straight into, so the new owners can spend their time enjoying the lawned gardens, array of seating areas and of course the amazing views.
Ground & Lower Ground Floors
Through the thatched front porch, entry to the property is via statement, arched double doors which give a castle like feel. Once inside this impression continues, with a spectacular, wonderfully light, double height hallway, with galleried landing, beautiful wooden staircase with feature arches, and hardwood floor.
A door to the right leads into the large, bright sitting room with its dual-aspect windows, one of which is a bow window, and handsome stone fireplace which currently houses a log effect gas burner.
At the end of the hallway an archway leads into a small corridor from which doors lead off to the kitchen/breakfast room on the right and the dining room on the left. The boiler cupboard and stairs down to bedroom 4, on the lower ground floor, are also found in this corridor.
The L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room, like the other rooms in the property, has been positioned and designed to make the very best of the natural light and feels lovely and bright and airy. A range cooker and vaulted, beamed ceiling add character and drama to the fully fitted kitchen, which has plenty of room for a large American fridge-freezer. A small peninsula and additional storage/serving space divide the preparation and seating areas, with exposed beams above. An eight seater table and two large dressers sit comfortably within the dining area, which leads into the conservatory - perfect for morning tea or coffee. The conservatory itself opens out on to a patio area with curved steps up to a formal, Italian style, lawned garden at the rear of the house.
Off the kitchen, a door leads into a further corridor which provides access to a shower room and utility (with door to the garden) and home office at the end. The office has fully glazed double doors that open to the patio, summerhouse and expansive lawn at the front of the property.
The separate dining room has dual-aspect windows which showcase the wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. With a fireplace and space to easily accommodate a table for 12 or 16 with an additional piece, this room would make for a wonderful Christmas feast.
Next to the dining room, stairs lead down to bedroom 4 on the lower ground floor. Currently being used as a gym, this generous space would also make a great bedroom for an older child to have some independence, a guest room or perhaps a craft/hobby/music room. Double doors open out to the parking area and garage/workshop/snooker room.
At the top of the stairs, bedroom 2 is found to the left. To the right, the galleried landing looks down over the beautiful entrance hallway and leads round to access bedroom 3, the family bathroom, and the master with en-suite.
The sunny, spacious principle bedroom has plentiful built-in wardrobe space and french doors leading out to a balcony with amazing views over Chiselborough and the surrounding countryside. The superb en-suite boasts a large walk in shower and luxurious roll top, clawfoot bath.
Bedroom 2 is a generous double room and benefits from a large balcony, where there is ample room for a bistro set or comfy chair to soak up the scenery.
Bedroom 3 is a good-sized room adjacent to the well-proportioned family bathroom, with its feature sunken bath and twin basins.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The property is approached up a sweeping driveway which leads to a large double garage/workshop. Within the workshop space, at the back, is a door through to a separate WC and stairs up to the first floor. Above the garage is an impressive snooker room, easily fitting a full size table, with characterful exposed beams and lots of light from the skylights above. Attached to the garage is a lean-to carport/log store.
The property sits in truly beautiful landscaped gardens extending to 0.82 of an acre with lots of lovely areas to sit. In front of the property is a large patio area, with a summerhouse and expansive, colourful rockery with mature shrubs. This patio area opens out on to a sweeping, perfectly manicured lawn.
To the side of the garage, the ground has been terraced to provide level access to the snooker room from the house, and to the oil tank and a greenhouse beyond. Curved steps lead up to the formal lawn at the rear of the property.
On the other side of the garage a path leads down to a further garden area below which has been used as a productive vegetable garden, along with a range of fruit trees and bushes. This garden continues the length of the driveway and provides a lovely spot for a stroll.
To the rear/side of the house (behind the lawns) there is a grass lane, over which the property has a right of way, accessed from the roadway via a timber 5 bar gate.
Chiselborough is one of the areas most sought after villages, with no busy roads and largely built of period stone properties. The village has a church and renowned public house, as well as access to lovely country walks and Ham Hill Country Park.There is a school, post office and shop in the neighbouring village of Norton Sub Hamdon.
The local towns of Crewkerne and Yeovil offer excellent amenities and mainline rail connections. The A303 trunk road provides access to the M5 and via the M3 to London. The area is well served by independent schools at Perrott Hill, Sherborne, Millfield, Hazelgrove and Taunton. Sporting facilities including horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Taunton, and golf at Yeovil, Sherborne and Bridport.
From the A303 take the A356 towards Crewkerne and after a mile or so turn left into Chiselborough. Pass the Cat Head pub and then turn left to Norton Sub Hamdon, follow this road and then take the next right into New Road and the property is on the left hand side.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating.
South Somerset District Council - Band G
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE