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Snowdrop Farm, Heath House, WEDMORE, Somerset
1,600,000
A rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding family home with land and stables, in an exceptional and private location with simply stunning views. Snowdrop Farm is a classic Somerset farmhouse which has been extensively improved and updated by the current owners. In total, just over 5800 sqft with a stylish interior featuring bespoke quality fittings throughout and a gorgeous kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, opening on to stone terrace with far-reaching views. In addition to the main family home there is a two bedroom annexe which could easily form part of the house. There is also an adaptable detached building currently used as home offices. A swimming pool and sauna adjoins the house in a private walled Mediterranean courtyard. Over 7 acres of land including a productive orchard and raised vegetable garden. Detached double garage and plenty of off road parking. Conveniently located just a short distance from the centre of the village and all its amenities. Millfield and other independent schools are nearby and easy access to Wells, Street, Glastonbury and the M5. Chain free.

Accommodation

Ground Floor<br/><br/>A real feature of this property is the large drawing and sitting room measuring 44 x 13' and offering two discrete functions. Portland stone fireplaces at either end and two sliding sash windows overlooking the rear garden with wonderful countryside views. Lutron lighting system with directional LED lights and mood settings and Oak flooring throughout. Door out to the dining room, again with a Lutron lighting system with an original fire surround and bread oven. Another feature which suits modern day living is the large kitchen breakfast room measuring 39' x 15' with solid maple wood and painted units with Corian work surfaces over. AGA, kitchen island with integrated Miele combination convection oven with microwave and an AEG Induction hob. A range of lighting options for different parts of the kitchen and doors opening on the stone terrace. There is also a utility, two cloakrooms and a boiler room. Additional library or sitting room with entrance with a galleried bedroom above offering additional accommodation to the self-contained annexe if required.<br/><br/>First Floor<br/><br/>A wonderful large master bedroom suite including a large double bedroom with countryside views. The dressing room has a full range of wardrobes with extensive shelving, drawers and a full length shoe cupboard. The large en suite bathroom also has a separate shower. Bedroom two has one wall of fitted wardrobes with shelves and hanging rails with a window overlooking the garden and with far reaching views. Bedroom three is another large double bedroom also with a range of fitted wardrobes and dual aspect with American shutters on one window. The family bathroom has a jacuzzi bath with built in shower cubicle above bath. A door from the landing and stairs lead up to the attic room which is currently fully insulated and boarded and well suited for conversion to provide an extra bedroom, large enough to include en suite and dressing room facilities. Alternatively, the attic offers potential as a playroom.

Cottage Accommodation

SITTING ROOM 22' 6" x 16' 1" (6.86m x 4.90m) Access from the main house or fully self contained with its own front door. Part of the sitting room is double volume, with book case entire length. Built in cupboard with wardrobe rails. Wooden flooring. Glass and wood doors out to the swimming pool terrace. KITCHEN 7' 7" x 6' 10" (2.31m x 2.08m) Fitted with oven, dishwasher, fridge. Built in cupboards including display cupboard. Stainless steel sink. Granite work surfaces. Window overlooking the pool and terrace. BATHROOM 11' 3" x 8' 6" (3.43m x 2.59m) Bathroom with bath, built in cupboard under sink and airing cupboard. Low level WC. Wooden floor. Specially commissioned painted stairs and cupboard with marble effect lead up to the BEDROOM and EN SUITE 14' 4" x 13' 10" (4.37m x 4.22m) Maple shelf above the bed with built in drawers. Three velux roof lights. Door to en suite WC with hand basin.

Sauna, Sun Room and Sitting Area

English limestone floor throughout area. Custom built wooden cupboard with shelves and wardrobe rail. Steel towel rail. Maple wood bench and hanging pegs. Hansgrohe shower. Glass hand basin. Tylo sauna (7'2 x 5'8) with upper and lower benches in L shape. Internal lights and music system. Outside warm shower.

Outside Room and Swimming Pool Area

'Green Oak' outside room with remote control infra-red overhead heaters and electric points. Laid out like a Mediterranean courtyard with traditional stone walls and terrace. Green oak pergola along one wall. The fully tiled heated swimming pool has an automatic thermal cover with solar slats, steps access, with a shallow end graduating to a deeper end (1.25m 2.50m). Pool room with filter/pump equipment and Kidd high efficiency condenser boiler which services the annexe side of the house and has an additional circuit with a heat exchanger for heating the swimming pool.

Outbuilding and Stable Block

A stone built building located at the side of the main drive and currently used as two offices. One measuring 14' 6" x 11' 4" and the other 19'0 x 10'8. In addition there are two wooden stables with attached tack room and small hay barn.

Double Garage with Storage

22' 11" x 17' 11" (6.98m x 5.46m) Suitable for two cars with remote controlled automatic up and over door. To the rear of the garage there is a locked room currently used for wine storage. There is a mezzanine storage area (accessed by steel ladder).

Gardens and Grounds

The property has an electrically operated five bar gate and a large sweeping drive with entrance to the formal gardens and fields which extend in total to around seven acres. A landscape designer was commissioned 15 years ago to design a garden for ease of maintenance. Mainly laid to lawn with flower beds and shrubs. Features include specimen trees, water rhyl, pond in kitchen terrace, polytunnel and raised garden beds. There is also a productive orchard with apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. Copse at top of the orchard. In front of the house there is a field with trees and to the right is another field. In total the grounds extend to approximately seven acres.

Services

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage and oil fired central heating. The Aga and gas coal effect fire are run by LPG. The current council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: H.

Location

For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BS28 4UQ.

About the Area

Heath House is a hamlet within walking distance of the centre of Wedmore. It enjoys an elevated position with far reaching views of the Somerset levels and the surrounding countryside. The increasingly popular village of Wedmore has a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a chemist, butcher and newsagent/general store. There is also a dentist and doctor's surgery. Most cultural and sporting activities are well catered for. There are excellent state and Independent schools in the area. Millfield senior and prep schools, Wells Cathedral School and Sidcot School are all nearby. The property is within easy reach of the M5 which gives excellent access both north and south. Bristol international airport is approximately 17 miles north.