August Hill is situated in an elevated and superb hidden setting at the end of a long private approach and its own sweeping drive. It commands a spectacular view to The Mendip Hills overlooking its large expanse of south facing lawn, with its grounds at the rear, rising to a backdrop of woodland. The house was built in 1962 and later extended in 1976. The property was purchased by the present owners in 1988, with a garage and gym then built in 2004. Within the last year the house has been completely redecorated externally and internally, and all electrics have been rewired. There are simple moulded ceiling cornices and dado rails. The kitchen/breakfast room is currently being renovated and fitted with a Neptune kitchen which will include a two oven Aga, and integrated appliances comprising a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven and microwave, all by Miele, will be installed.
The interior, with the majority of the ground floor laid to an oak floor, is designed so that all principal rooms take advantage of its stunning setting and view beyond its front lawn. The reception hall has double doors that open into a lovely sitting room with fireplace which could be fitted with a log burning stove. An open square arch leads into the garden room, and has French doors opening to the garden. The dining room has a large picture window to take advantage of the view as has the family room off, with French doors to the garden. From the dining room glazed double doors open to the kitchen/breakfast room, which has a walk-in pantry, and an adjoining utility room, with boot room off.
The first floor has a generous sized landing around which the bedroom accommodation is arranged. The principal suite, with stunning views, has a French door opening onto a potential roof garden, and en-suite bathroom and separate shower room. There are five further bedrooms, one of which could be used as a study, and a further family bathroom.
Detached Gym/Home office and Garage Block
Lying adjacent to the house and built in 2004 is an excellent and substantial detached gym/home office and garage block, which is stone faced. A 22' room with oak floor, vaulted beamed ceiling and bay window is currently used as a gym but would adapt easily for use as a home office or cinema. Both the gym and the garage have two Velux windows in the roof and are separately heated by an oil-fired boiler. A large changing room off, with natural light, could provide a kitchen. There is a wet room, separate WC, room for a sauna and cloakroom off. Adjoining, is a double garage with two electrically operated doors. The whole or part, has the potential to convert to a self-contained annex, subject to any necessary planning consents.
Garden and Grounds
It is approached by a long private access road (not owned), and over its own sweeping drive which leads to the garage block and house. Immediately in front of the house is a large expanse of level lawn with a magnificent Willow tree. A Wisteria partly adorns the front elevation and around the garden generally, are a variety of shrubs and flower beds. There are paved areas outside the house and garage block ideal for entertaining. There are many matures trees including Oak, to the front and rear creating an almost parkland setting.
Behind the house, the grounds which could provide paddock use for livestock, rise to meet neighbouring woodland on three sides. The views are outstanding. There is a tennis court lying to the north east, behind the house, which requires resurfacing and beside the house, lying to the east is a decommissioned outdoor pool, facing south, overlooking the garden. In all the property extends to about 6 acres.
Mileages: Bristol 14 miles, Bristol Airport 5 miles, M5 (J19) 8 miles, M5 (J20) 8 miles, Yatton Rail Station 4 miles, Bristol Temple Meads 13.4 miles (all distances approximate).
Directions (Post Code) BS40 5NW - From the Wrington direction, pass Chapel Hill on the right hand side. After a short distance a single track entrance is seen on the right hand side. Continue, slowly climbing. The track leads to the sweeping entrance drive of August Hill.