Mere, BA12 6BD
A new four bedroom dwelling in a half acre plot being built at Mere. The house will have a traditional/modern architectural style - free flowing spaces, more relaxed open-plan kitchen/diner and lounge rooms with oak beams, and one bedroom downstairs.
- New-build property internally 3,084 sq.ft with large detached garage/workshop
- Mere described in the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the Southwest.
- Wiltshire Planning Ref: 14/07001/FUL
- Timber-framed / Natural stone
- Half acre site
- Surrounded by farmland
- Four bedrooms with en-suites, one on ground floor
- Further bedroom or dressing room
- Impressive views of the Mere Downs.
Located in unspoiled countryside in the heart of the Blackmore Vale on the outskirts of Mere, Wiltshire, with close proximity to local amenities, activities and transport links. .
This prominent character home will be built to the highest specifications, using local stone and cedar timber, with oak features, it will make best use of the natural light available with uninterrupted views of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Inside, the rural aesthetic will be combined with contemporary open-plan living that allows you to enjoy this unique space to its full potential.
Sunday Times 20.03.2016 Best Places to Live
You’d be forgiven for thinking that not much happens in Mere, off the A303, which is making its debut in Best Places this year. Union Jacks flutter from casement windows, and the church bells and chiming town clock do their baleful duty. The odd reveller falls out of a half-timbered pub, and the town’s latest council report reveals that there’s progress with the new model railway, and that the Mere Meander trail is a great way to explore its historic gems. OK, high-octane this is not, but its residents absolutely love this place, where the Blackmore Vale meets the chalk downs that extend westward from Salisbury Plain, and the community spirit is strong. There’s something for everyone here, cat-lovers and quilters alike.
What the locals say Don’t rush me
Why we love it Merely the perfect country town
Limpers Hill, one mile south of the village centre of Mere is located in quiet picturesque, gently undulating countryside on the border of North Dorset and Wiltshire, with close proximity to the ancient hilltop town of Shaftesbury, and the National Trust site of Stourhead.
The location has the added advantage of excellent transport links to London and the West Country, via the A303. Four miles south, Gillingham station offers a regular service to London Waterloo, as well as Exeter and other destinations in the West Country. The City of Salisbury is within approximately 45 minutes driving distance to the east and Bath is a similar distance to the north.
Mere has a good range of local shops and amenities, and eating establishments. The nearby towns of Gillingham and Shaftesbury have several major supermarkets, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda.
Access to the property is from Limpers Hill Lane, with the house in the centre of the 0.23ha (over ½ acre) plot and set back from the quiet rural lane. The garden extends to the west and north of the house, with no immediate adjoining neighbours to the site.
Surrounding the site on all sides is farmland and a mixture of trees and hedgerows. Between the trees there are impressive views of the Mere Downs.
The external view of the dwelling from the roadway would be:
a largely oak frame structure, central glazed gable with floor to ceiling glazing, incorporating traditional features such as cottage dormer style windows and local natural stone, covered by a plain clay tile roof.
The house, with a distinct external design, will provide an opportunity for greater individuality inside. The aim will be to achieve a B EPC rating using high insulation and pioneering energy efficient products.
Internally, the home will have a modern architectural style - free flowing spaces, more relaxed open-plan kitchen/diner and lounge rooms with oak beams, and four bedrooms, all with ensuites, one on the ground floor.
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