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6 bedroom property for sale

Wanstrow, Somerset

Offers in Excess of £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fabulously spacious family
  • Many Character Features
  • Recently refurbished to a high standard
  • Sweeping Driveway
  • Private Location
  • 2.75 Acres
  • Stables
  • Seperate Guest Suite with Bathroom
  • A Large Stone Built Party Barn

Full description

A fabulously spacious six bedroom family home set in an idyllic country setting with impressive character features.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Kitchen/Dining Family Room

Drawing Room





Laundry Room


Boot Room

First Floor

Landing with Libray area

Master Bedroom Suite with Bathroom

Four Further Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms


Seperate Guest suite with Bathroom

Long Sweeping Driveway

Gravelled Parking Area

Walled Garden

Formal Lawns

Two Paddocks

Wooded Copse


Large Party Barn with Kitchen

All in all 2.75 Acres

Wells 13 Miles

Bath 20 Miles

Bristol 26 Miles

Frome 6 Miles

Westbury Station 14 Miles

The House

The Old Rectory is a charming Jacobean Grade II Listed detached house offering spacious and versatile accommodation over two floors.  The house is constructed predominantly of stone with a tiled roof and stone mullion windows.  The property has been refurbished in a vintage design which blends well with the character features that already existed.

The kitchen provides a modern family living space, with an electric Aga, flagstone flooring and fireplace. The large drawing room gives the sense of grandeur with its high ceiling, large windows and a mixture of parquet flooring and wooden floorboards. Also on the ground floor is a snug for those cosy family evenings, the study and the Laundry room.

On the second floor the master suite is enchanting and luxurious in style. The Ensuite and dressing room are both spacious. There are three further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms.  The Old Rectory is light and airy and has a feel of tranquillity to it. The property has been finished to a very high standard with lots of care and attention taken in every detail. The House has recently featured in Kirsty Allsop’s Channel Four property program.

The Old Rectory has a magical feel that will bring the next owners a lot of joy and happiness.

The Grounds

The property is approached via a long driveway passing through a wooded copse which hides the house giving the impression of privacy and seclusion. There is a gravelled parking and turning area and the grounds amount to 2.75 acres. The gardens are predominantly formal lawns with hedge boarders. There is a walled garden off the rear of the house which would make a perfect kitchen garden. There are two small paddocks within the grounds, a small stable block with tack room, and a large detached party barn which has a kitchen, shower room and galleried balcony.  The log house has been converted into a delightful fairytale guest suite with a bedroom and ensuite.

The property boasts wonderful views of neighbouring farmland and countryside.


This delightful property is located amidst the rolling countryside of Somerset just outside the village of Wanstrow and close to the small town of Bruton where there is a range of independent shops catering for most daily needs. Wanstrow is a small village with a pub, garage and village hall along with a friendly active community. The nearby Stourhead Estate comprises 2650 acres of National Trust land with the famous 18th-century landscape garden complete with a magnificent lake.

The property is within easy motoring distance of a number of the area’s main centres, including the historic Cathedral City of Wells, and the market towns of Castle Cary, Sherborne and Shaftesbury. The cultural centres of Bath and Bristol are also within reach by car as is Bristol International Airport. There are golf courses at Frome, Wincanton, Castle Cary, Wells and Sherborne, Horse racing takes place at Wincanton, Bath and Taunton.

Wanstrow is about eight miles from the social-hub of Babington House; and six miles from Frome, named by The Times as one of the ‘coolest places’ to live in Britain. The village is also on a local bus route.

Communications to the area are excellent with the nearby A303 providing fast road access to London (2.5hr) and the Home Counties via historic Stonehenge - M3/M25 route. There is a direct 1.5hr train trip from Frome or Westbury to Paddington.

Bath, that Georgian masterpiece, is about 20 miles (30mins), and Bristol 26miles (50mins), Salisbury 34miles; Bristol International Airport is 26 miles. Schools nearby include Wells Cathedral, Prior Park, King Edwards, Monkton Combe, King’s Bruton, Bruton School for Girls, Hazelgrove, Downside and All Hallows. Village primary schools include Nunney and Upton Noble.

General Information




Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Electric Aga.

Local Authority and Council Tax

Mendip District Council Telephone 01749 648999. Council Tax Band G




Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172

Fixtures and fittings 

All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.


From Frome take the A361 towards Shepton Mallet. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Bruton. After approximately two miles the entrance to the property can be found on your left.

More information from this agent

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Bruton (4.9 mi)
  • Frome (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Killens, Wells

10 Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE

03301 011715 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Killens, Wells

10 Sadler Street, Wells, BA5 2SE

03301 011715 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.


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