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9 bedroom house for sale

Sand, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4XG

Under Offer £3,900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Georgian house
  • 5 principal reception rooms
  • 9 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • 6 bed coach house
  • Barn with studio/office over

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Sand House occupies an unrivalled position in the village of Sand which is under a mile south of the well regarded village of Wedmore. Wedmore's extensive facilities include a doctors, dentist, butchers, village store and a variety of independent shops and boutiques as well as a number of public houses and churches. About 8 miles from Sand House is the cathedral city of Wells with a larger array of facilities. It is also home to Wells Cathedral School. Glastonbury and Street with Millfield School are equally accessible being about 9 miles south. Both Bristol and Bath are approximately 25 miles to the north. Sand House is easily accessible with access to the M5 at junction 22 and in turn the M4 network. A fast train service runs from both Castle Carey and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington in about 90 minutes. Bristol Airport is about 17 miles away and offers excellent national and international flights. There are several exceptional schools close by including the aforementioned Wells Cathedral School, Millfield School and Sidcot School, with further schooling available in Bristol and Bath.



Sand House has been in three families only since construction by the eminent Cartographer William White circa 1750. The 13th Earl of Carnwarth was the second custodian of Sand House from 1929 until it passed to the current owners in 1995.

Main House
This beautiful Grade II Listed house stands at the head of a tree lined drive. It has a spectacular elevated position overlooking some of Somerset's wonderful countryside.

The present owners have renovated much of the house and enhanced many of its charming features throughout their ownership. There are some surprisingly elegant and decorative features, including detailed 19th Century Oriental and Indian wood carvings which were incorporated into the main house many years ago. These features marry well with the simplistic Georgian detail you would expect in a house of this stature, which are evident throughout the house.

The principal reception rooms are all well proportioned and many enjoy the aforementioned south/west facing views. The morning room and library are more intimate spaces overlooking the rear courtyard complete with water feature. The bespoke kitchen forms the centre piece of the house and is a true 'heart of the home'. Double doors from this room create a wonderful flow out onto the landscaped gardens to the front and the adjacent orangery is an excellent entertaining space, enjoying light throughout the day.

The first floor is bathed in natural light from its domed roof light. The generous master bedroom suite, complete with en suite bathroom and dressing room, occupies the corner piece of the first floor and enjoys the distant country views. Eight further bedrooms and four further bathrooms as well as a sewing room complete the first floor accommodation. The rear of the main house could easily be separated to provide independent accommodation over two floors, which could include three bedrooms, kitchen and sitting room.

The cellars are extensive and currently provide a games room, wine cellar, workshop and utility. There is good head height throughout with modern flooring.

The Coach House
The Coach House sits within its own walled garden and enjoys grounds surrounding the property. The pretty stone elevations and ecclesiastical feel are a tribute to the original owner's keen eye. Serviced by a separate drive to the main house, the property could easily be split from the estate to provide independent living. Good natural light is enjoyed through its many near floor to ceiling, south facing windows and has surprisingly generous accommodation of some 3878 sq ft over the two floors, with the principal drawing room and kitchen/breakfast room having barrel vaulted ceilings.

The Coach House has previously been let as 2 separate units.

There is an extensive array of outbuildings including a barn with office above, a stone rendered tandem garage with front and rear access, triple oak framed carport with logs store, a large wooden workshop and a greenhouse.

The beautiful accommodation is second only to its position. Offering some 30 acres in all, there are well established gardens including tree lined driveway with a circular turning area. The former walled kitchen garden has some well planned topiary as well as spacious herb beds and a wooden greenhouse complete with established grape vine. A further walled garden with an outdoor swimming pool enjoys the most spectacular vista over the farmland surrounding the grounds. A whimsical folly and tor were also created to fully enjoy the setting. The main gardens are abundant with year round foliage, including a prominent magnolia tree as well as some long established fruit trees including apple and fig. The remainder of the land offers excellent pasture and is ideal for grazing.

Local Authority
Sedgemoor District Council

BS28 4XG

Private drains
Mains electric
Mains water


From the M5 junction 22 take the slip road turning right, then turn left onto the A38 south bound. Then turn left onto Burnham Moor Lane and take the next left onto Pillmore Lane. At the T junction, turn left onto Mark Causeway and continue for about 4.22 miles. Turn right onto Wells Way and continue for about 1 mile until you arrive at the entrance to Sand House.

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07 October 2011


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