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History

Nestled into the Mendip hills & positioned above the Medieval town of Axbridge, Mendip House has beautiful views overlooking the Cheddar Valley & Somerset Levels. The original part of the house was thought to be constructed around 1750, when a cottage, which was used as a school with an adjoining fives court, was knocked down and reconstructed onto the five courts itself. As a result the house is enclosed by the garden which meets the house on every storey.

In the early 1960's my parents, Dale & Benita Schofield, purchased the house and it became our family home. 

 

 

Today

The house was refurbished 7 years ago, and although it is home to myself and my daughter, I have been renting the house out for weekends away and holidays for the the last 4 years and now am expanding the remit of the house as it is  big enough for those wishing to organise a workshop or retreat. 

 

2020 was a very strange year for all. During lockdown I managed to renovate the greenhouse and partially reach the goal of offering my guests a fruit and veg basket on their arrival, some weeks were more fruitful than others, there's a way to go before Riverford has to worry though! This it is part of my plan to try and make the house as sustainable as possible over the next few years.

There is a French aesthetic to the construction of the house and I have played on this when decorating the interior, this coupled with the big spacious garden makes Mendip House a really is a lovely place to chill and relax with friends and family.

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