Idyllic five bedroom double fronted period property surrounded by protected land, with views and paddock and stabling, quietly located on the edge of sought after Mells, 2.7 miles from Babington House country club, 14.5 miles from Georgian Bath and 21.2 miles from Bristol.
"The incredibly peaceful location on the edge of Mells village, with views over Mells Park estate, Mells estate, Ammerdown estate, the nature reserve and ancient woodland behind really make this house so special as the surrounding land cannot be built on," says the vendor. "The house was built in 1880s and the kitchen really is the heart of the home. There is an Aga so it is always warm, and is full of people, whether it be the kids doing their homework, the cook hard at work, guests sitting and chatting, as we have plenty of seating space, or just looking out across the fields, watching the ponies and admiring the view. There are also doors outside to the garden, so it is a very social, lovely space. The living room with its shutters is very cool in the summer, so a calm space to go to in the evenings, or in winter with the log fire blazing it is the perfect spot to curl up with a book. The other reception room we use as a games room for snooker and table tennis, with plenty of room to run round the table , and all generations competing in a tournament!"
"Upstairs there are five bedrooms, a family bathroom with roll top bath and the master is en suite. All the bedrooms have gorgeous rural views, especially the master which has panoramic views across the village and to the Mells estate."
"The house was built to take advantage of the stunning views, so the decking is raised and wraps round the side and back of the house, the perfect spot to sit with your gin and tonic and look over at the church steeple and the village. The front garden has flower beds, fruit trees and a lawn which the chickens wander about on. At the back the garden is laid out for the children with a trampoline, pool and shed. The paddock is about one and a half acres and we keep two horses there in the two stables. The bridleway is two minutes up the very quiet lane, which goes 1.5 miles in a loop round the quarry. It is a perfect location for kids to learn to ride in a safe environment."
"Mells is a lively village with the fabulous pub, the Talbot, which has award winning food and a function room. They let us walk down to the courtyard with the ponies. The post office is helped by local volunteers and there is a tearoom and shop well stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, milk and essential provisions. The beautiful Walled Garden which is open from Spring to late Autumn has a garden shop and pizza oven and caf. About 80% of the properties in the village are owned by Mells Estate so we feel very privileged to have lived in this brilliant location with so much to offer on our doorstep. "