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4 bedroom house for sale

High Street, Wookey, Wells, Somerset, BA5

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming 15th Century Detached Property
  • Stone Built Detached Barn With Potential to Convert (STPP)
  • Host of Original Features
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Galleried Dining Hall
  • Fabulous Garden
  • Double Garage
  • Sought After Village Close to Wells

Full description

A charming 15th Century Grade II Listed detached property of immense character with a host of original features including a stunning galleried dining hall. Fabulous garden, double garage and stone-built detached barn. Situated in the centre of a sought-after village located close to the City of Wells.

Yew Tree Farm is a charming detached stone built house that has been lovingly restored by its current owners over the past 13 years and retains a plethora of original features throughout. Originally a working farm up to the 1930's, part of the house dates back to the 15th century with extension in the 17th century and now offers a comfortable and unique home. The property has flagstone floors, beams and exposed stone walls, a most unusual and magnificent dining hall with original 15th century beams, an Inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and an original bread oven, hand carved elm staircase and a stone spiral staircase leading up to a fabulous gallery. The snug has a superb carved beam over the Inglenook fireplace, a bookcase that extends the full height and width of the rear wall and stone niches, one with original 15th century carved wooden door. The sitting room has a bay window and an open stone fireplace. The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room has been fitted with bespoke handmade wooden cabinets and is fitted with a Stanley Range that supplies hot water and part of the central heating; there is also a ground floor cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms with bedroom one having views across the gorgeous rear garden as does bedroom two that also has a beautiful curving original beam from floor to ceiling that forms part of the 'A' frame. Bedrooms three and four have views across the pretty front garden and the family bathroom features an Airflow bath, wash hand basin, WC and separate shower cubicle.

The front garden is enclosed by stone walling and a pretty iron gate with the garden itself being beautifully planted in 'cottage garden' style with a wonderful variety of herbaceous perennials and climbing plants such as a Wisteria that winds itself along the front of the house and roses, clematis and Honeysuckle. The south westerly facing rear garden is the 'icing on the cake' and it is a private and peaceful haven of again, beautifully planted borders which are full of mature herbaceous perennials, shrubs, climbers, around 50 varieties of roses and a large variety of trees such as Ginko Biloba, Cercis Siliquastrum, Tamarisk, Silver Birch to name but a few. The rear stonework of the house is adorned with roses, Honeysuckle, and Jasmine that fill the air with scent during the warm summer evenings. A fabulous lean-to brick and timber built orangery style greenhouse has flagstone and brick flooring, raised bed, working Victorian pump and Plumbago and Jasmine scrambling up the stone walling. Paved pathways meander around the garden that opens out into a lawned area with a hidden circular patio for a peaceful seating area; there is also an excellent vegetable garden along with a variety of fruit and soft fruit trees. To the side of the property is a delightful herb garden that has been well planted with a good selection of established herbs and tucked away in this garden is a lovely double wooden swinging seat. To the side of the house is a gravelled driveway that leads to an open fronted DOUBLE GARAGE that has been constructed from stone under a clay pantile roof, this also houses the oil tank and boiler. There is also parking on the driveway for additional cars and from here, set into stone walling are double iron gates that lead to a stone built double storey DETACHED BARN 25' X 13'5. Known as the 'Cider Barn' this most useful building is currently used for storage and as a workshop, the former stable at one end still has the original cobble floor and original beams giving it wonderful character. This building could possibly be converted into an annexe - subject to the necessary planning permissions and consents.

Yew Tree Farm is conveniently situated in the centre of the pretty village of Wookey which is only a few minutes' drive into the centre of Wells. Wookey has three public houses, a primary school and a part-time post office within Burcott Mill. There are good road communications to Cheddar and the A38 beyond which gives access to the M5 Motorway, Bristol Airport and the City of Bristol itself.

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Added on Rightmove:
28 July 2016

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