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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Westbury Sub Mendip, Wells, Somerset, BA5

Sold STC £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed.
  • 3.2 acre grounds (a further 3.74 by separate negotiation)
  • 4/5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Bedroom Coach House
  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Modern Stabling and further outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial period village property with converted coach house and extensive grounds


Positioned on the edge of the pretty medieval village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip, with the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge nearby. The area is renowned for its stunning countryside. The Mendip Hills are an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The City of Wells is within 5 minutes drive which offers a wide range of shops and amenities including cathedral, schooling and retail. A wider range of shops and facilities can be found at Bath, Bristol and Taunton, all within easy reach.

The area is known for its excellent educational facilities, with a number of schools in the locality, including primary at Westbury Sub Mendip and Wells as well and secondary at Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Stratton on Fosse, Millfield at Street, Kings School, Bruton & Hazelgrove Preparatory School at Sparkford.

Major communications are within easy reach, the A303 within a 30 minute drive, providing access to London. The A367 provides a route giving access to Bristol and Bath. The A39 provides communication to the M5. Mainline railway stations are situated at Castle Cary and Bath, both providing a service route to London Paddington. Bristol International Airport operates regular services to many European cities.


Westbury House is a substantial Grade II listed village property that is approached over a sweeping entrance drive leading to a reception courtyard. The accommodation has been extended and improved, in keeping with the original design. Principal reception rooms have high ceilings, together with historical reference throughout.

Principal reception hall provides access to the main rooms. The country styled kitchen/breakfast room has bespoke units with granite work surfaces centered around the 4 oven Aga.

Four bedrooms are located on the first floor, with the master bedroom with spa bath en-suite and dressing room. There are three further bedrooms all with en-suites of Victorian or contemporary design.

Coach House
Located opposite the main dwelling is the sympathetically converted former coach house.

Offering spacious living space accommodation over two floors, well suited to ancillary accommodation.

The ground floor comprises kitchen with oak effect base units and built in oven/hob. A bathroom is found on this level as well as lounge with large window frontage. First floor comprises three bedrooms, one with en-suite.

Gardens and Grounds
Surrounded by intricate and diverse gardens and grounds. Approached via a beech avenue leading to a central fountain with statue and garage; part having been converted to a gym with accommodation above which could provide further living space.

Each aspect of the landscaped gardens offers something unique. Areas are interlinked by a matrix of either gravel pathways or honeysuckle terrace walkways, which lead to diverse settings. Areas are manly lawn and incorporate well stocked herbaceous borders and trees.

To the rear of Westbury House is a large lawn garden with raised terrace area including a delightful Victorian glass house. Hidden away to the side is a children's Goldilocks house with mezzanine.

To the west of the house is an outdoor swimming pool (ranging 3ft to 8ft deep) surrounded by an entertaining area. The pool has not been used since 2011. The pool house includes kitchenette, shower room with WC and a large games room. The adjoining pump room houses a stand-by generator and boiler.

Further West is a children's' play area with ball pit. The fenced En-tout-cas tennis court is finished with flood lighting and has the benefit of a timber chalet log cabin. The walled garden area extends to approximately a quarter of an acre and is bursting with a variety of fruit trees and bushes, including two green houses. East of the walled garden is a landscaped pond with water fountain, providing a quiet and secluded retreat.

The land lies level in aspect and enclosed with either post and rail fencing or natural hedgerows which form individual paddocks within this and field shelters. Note - the property is being sold with its immediate gardens and grounds 3.2 acres with the option to purchase the paddocks of a further 3.74 acres.

Stables and Outbuildings
1. Stable block Comprising four loose boxes (9m), tack room and fodder store. The buildings are situated within an enclosed paddock which has access from the principle drive and leads to further paddocks (available by separate negotiation).

2. Workshop (80m) Modern in design and offering versatile working space. Adjoining wood store.

3. Two open fronted stores (22.5m).

4. Workshop (40m) A converted stable block, this building could easily be utilised again for the housing of horses or other livestock.

Square Footage: 3,131 sq ft
Acreage: 3.2 Acres


On entering the village on the A371 (Stoke Road) continue towards Rodney Stoke at the village green turn left towards the church and the property entrance is adjacent to the church.

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Added on Rightmove:
22 June 2015


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