A charming Grade II listed home located in the heart of this beautiful and sought after village.
The Manor House is a most appealing period home of great character offering comfortable accommodation of manageable proportion and conveniently set in the heart of this beautiful and much sought after Somerset village. Protected in its location being within the Mendip AONB and a designated conservation area, the property adjoins open countryside and enjoys a lovely sense of tranquillity and calm. The Chew Valley is recognised as one of the region's most beautiful areas and within this, Ubley is considered one of the jewels. Convenient for both Bath and Bristol yet tucked away from the main road with the wonderful medieval church of St Bartholomew at its heart and the highly rated and popular primary school.
The property is approached via a five bar gated entrance leading to a generous paviour courtyard with garage and parking for numerous vehicles. For day to day access, the current owners have added a most useful boot room/utility set off the driveway with the formal front entrance accessed via a pathway to the side of the property.
Dating to 1670 and Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical interest, the property retains a wealth of original detailing with fine oak doors and a superb dark oak staircase rising from the reception hallway. The drawing room is of a fine proportion with an open working fireplace and alcove cupboards to either side of the wide chimney breast. The majority of the windows in the house have been replaced with bespoke handcrafted joinery and it is pleasing to note that great care has been taken to match the design to the original. To the rear of the hallway is a useful lower cloaks store and a doorway leading through to the driveway. The study enjoys a dual aspect and features a wood burning stove set on a tiled hearth. Three gentle stone steps lead from the hallway down to the lovely farmhouse style kitchen with flagstone flooring and exposed ceiling beams. There is an Aga stove, one and a half bowl ceramic sink, dresser and further storage cabinets. Accessed from the kitchen is a large cellar which is perfect for wine and general storage with wall mounted gas central heating boiler. A relatively new addition is the most useful utility/boot room with slate flooring and door to the driveway ideal for accessing with muddy boots, dogs and children. Much of the charm of period homes such as the Manor House lies in their quirky and individual layout and the Manor House certainly does not disappoint in this regard. There are four bedrooms in total and they are well spaced from one another with a guest bedroom afforded exceptional privacy by way of a secondary staircase from the kitchen below and linking through a family bathroom which could be dedicated for use by the guest suite if so desired. At the half landing, lies bedroom 3 with a pair of matching windows either side of the fireplace enjoying far reaching views to the rolling hillside beyond. The principal bedroom sits directly above the drawing room, with far reaching views over gardens and rooftops of village homes to the wooded hillsides and pasture land beyond. This is an en suite bedroom (sadly often missing in listed homes) with a corner shower, WC and hand basin. A further double bedroom shares this landing with an adjacent WC. There is a further staircase that would have once been completely open but now continues through a doorway into an enormous wooden-floored attic perfect for those that require accessible storage and offering further potential for those in need of further accommodation (subject to planning)
The beautifully tended and thoughtfully planted gardens are a very special feature of the Manor House. A sheltered terrace lies immediately adjoining the house with gently sloping lawns beyond interspersed with well stocked flower borders, both evergreen and deciduous shrubs, ornamental trees and a newly planted fruit orchard. The whole garden is well screened and enjoys a great deal of privacy. To the far end is a specimen Alder casting dappled shade below and there are small vegetable beds, greenhouse and a central fishpond.
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