Property Description: Offers in excess of £550,000. A fantastic opportunity to build a substantial house on a one acre plot on the south side of the Mendips with stunning views of Glastonbury Tor. The property is surrounded by established pasture and ancient hedgerows so the wildlife is extensive and varied. It is common to see deer, hare, badgers, stoats, bats and dormice to name but a few. There are also barn owls, little and tawny owls, buzzards and red tailed kites in the area. There is very little light pollution and so star gazers are in for a treat. The barn is south facing with spectacular views towards Exmoor. The current footprint of the property is 140 sq metres. Planning permission (2021/0336/PAA. Prior Approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class C3), land At 359714 145147) has been granted for a two bedroom house. This planning permission could be extended subject to approval. The barn lies in an idyllic rural location on a quiet lane that runs into Croscombe, a picturesque and lively village of considerable historic significance. The award winning George Inn, which serves fabulous food, is well used by locals and visitors alike. It has a delightful beer garden and incorporates the local shop. Wells, the smallest city in the UK, lies just 4.3 miles away. Additional land available by separate negotiation.
Location: Located to the south of the spectacular Mendip Hills. Masbury offers a rural setting in between the historic city of Wells and the quaint market town of Shepton Mallet. The nearby village of Croscombe is only 1.4 miles away from Masbury and has a primary school, pubs and a village store. Croscombe is a popular and community orientated village within just a few minutes drive of the historic city of Wells. Beautiful countryside surrounds this pretty village with a thriving school, popular pub The George Inn which also plays host to the village shop, a children’s park, playfields, a ‘Village Field’ for the use of residents, various clubs including bell ringing and a nearby cricket club make this a fabulous village to be part of. The village hall offers regular film showings and various classes like Tai Chi. If you are in need of extra beds for guests why not book them in to The Cross where they can also help should you need a venue for a family gathering. There are various events held throughout the year so keep up to date with the village Facebook page. Just a few minutes drive up the hill is the Rocky Mountain, a plant nursery but offering so much more, you can buy your fruit and vegetables from a stall on Thursdays and Saturdays and have a coffee as well in the café. Shepton Mallet high street has an array of independent and high street shops, a fabulous delicatessen, a family butchers, gift shops, boutique clothing and a hardware store where you can still buy nuts and bolts individually. A short walk away are some of the major supermarkets which include Waitrose, Tesco and Morrisons. If visiting Wells for the first time you may have an odd sense of familiarity which wouldn’t be surprising given how the City attracts makers of film and TV. Wells and the surrounding area have appeared in Elizabeth - The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, Hot Fuzz directed by local Edgar Wright and The Libertine with Johnny Depp and John Malkovich. More recently Poldark and an upcoming film featuring Hugh Grant. You can watch a film at Wells Film Centre or try your hand at some amateur dramatics at the Little Theatre. There are a regular concerts held at Cedars Hall as well as many outdoor concerts and theatre events held on the Cathedral Green. Wells itself has its own Music, Art, Comedy & Food Festival as well as the Wells Festival of Literature not to mention the renowned Carnival held throughout the year and an abundance of societies. The Glastonbury Festival the largest and most famous music festival in the world) is held just 6 miles away down the road in a field or two in Pilton. Good schools and the community feel in Wells and the surrounding area make this area a popular choice for families. The area is well catered for with regards to schooling. In Wells itself Wells Cathedral School with a specialism in Music in the private sector and The Blue School is a state secondary school with a great reputation. As well as numerous local primary schools in Wells, St Josephs & St Teresa Catholic School, Stoberry Park and St Cuthberts within Central which are all well regarded. A lot of the larger villages have great village primary schools including Coxley, Croscombe, Horrington, Priddy, Wookey and West Pennard. Masbury is within easy access to the A37 & A361, the vibrant university cities of Bristol and Bath are both only 19 miles away from Masbury, offering superb transport links to the rest of the UK via road, rail or air. Wells is centrally located in the heart of Somerset but with easy transport links to the rest of the UK. Trains from Castle Cary and Bristol or Bath direct to London or the South West or to the North. Bristol Airport is only 17 miles away and there are good connections on the A303 to West and East and the M5/M4 for the motorway network.
Directions: www.google.co.uk/maps - BA5 3HD
Local Authority: Mendip District Council 0300 303 8588
Services: Mains water and mains electricity
Disclaimer: Under the terms of the Estate Agency Act 1979 (section 21) please note that the vendor is a co-owner of the property and a director of Sandersons UK.
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