Situated in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The historic market town of Shepton Mallet is located in the Mendip district of Somerset, five miles east of Wells, England's smallest city. Both the City of Bristol and the picturesque City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 18 miles away and easily accessible. Shepton Mallet itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities including a large supermarket, leisure centre, lido with fitness centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, a Grade I Listed church and both primary and secondary state schools. There are also many highly-regarded independent schools (Prep & Senior) within easy reach, such as All Hallows Prep School, Downside School, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School. For those travelling by train, Castle Cary station (which has direct services to London Paddington) is situated only six miles away.
A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a most attractive, detached Victorian property, formerly a residential care home, with substantial accommodation measuring approx. 4600 Sq. Ft. Offering superb potential from both a commercial or residential perspective (STP), the property includes a car park to the front and a south-facing rear garden. Requiring some renovation and modernisation
Please refer to the floorplan for a full overview of the accommodation layout and room measurements. The property comprises the original two-storey Victorian residence which retains many period features, plus a more modern and extensive single-storey extension to the rear. An external door to the front of the property leads into a glazed entrance porch, which in turn opens into a traditional entrance hall. Incorporating the staircase to the first floor accommodation, a WC, an under-stairs cupboard and an external door to the side, the entrance hall gives access to two well-proportioned, dual-aspect rooms at the front of the residence with fireplaces (one also with a WC). Also situated off the entrance hall is one further double bedroom with fireplace and an internal reception room, listed as Day Room on the floorplan. Adjoining there is a light and airy dining room with doors continuing into a kitchen, a conservatory, an office and one single bedroom. An inner door then leads through to the extended part of the property, which provides access into nine bedrooms, the laundry room and the wash rooms/WC's. With independent external access from one side and several doors opening to the garden, this section of the property offers potential to be separated and/or reconfigured if desired (subject to gaining the necessary consents and planning permissions).
The first floor accommodation is currently split into two sections. The first is located to one side of the property, formerly staff accommodation, and comprises a kitchen, a generous sitting room, a bathroom and two double bedrooms with windows to the rear. The second section of the first floor provides an office and two further rooms, also listed as bedrooms on the floorplan.
The property is approached directly from the highway and benefits from an area of hardstanding in front providing off road parking for several vehicles. To one side of the property there is a further parking space and a pathway through to the independent access of the extended accommodation. To the other side, a timber gate continues through to an enclosed garden at the rear, which is mainly laid to lawn with a patio seating area. Furthermore, the garden faces south, enjoying plenty of sunshine throughout the day.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected.
Heating: Gas-fired central heating
Council Tax Band: G
Off parking to side and front of property.