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3 bedroom property for sale

Townsend, Axbridge

Withdrawn from Market £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming converted coach house
  • In need of moderate updating
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Two reception rooms, reception hall, three bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • A wealth of period character
  • Walled garden and several outbuildings
  • Garage and off street parking
  • No onward chain.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Situated on the western approach to the historic Saxon town of Axbridge is 'Weathervane', an enchanting three/four bedroom home with 18th century origins. Formally the coach house to neighbouring Compton House it was skilfully renovated several decades ago to provide a substantial family residence with the addition of several useful outbuildings.

Set in a semi rural position on the outskirts of Axbridge with beautiful views to both front and rear Weathervane is a most enchanting family offering a wealth of charm and character with wonderful exposed timbers beams, stable doors, period fireplaces and an exceptional staircase which features reclaimed Jacobean newel posts giving it a real sense of history and importance.

Weathervane has been in the current family ownership for some 60 plus years and was converted in 1988. Now in need of some modernisation and updating, the property offers a quite unique opportunity to update and improve the current accommodation along with further potential to renovate outbuildings to creates someone's very own grand design. The accommodation currently comprises entrance dining hall with beautiful staircase rising to the first flooring accommodation, with a useful down stairs WC, drawing room with wonderful exposed beams and Minster fireplace beyond which is a further reception room currently being utilised as bedroom four which has French doors leading to the garden. There is a dual aspect farmhouse style kitchen and useful utility room which provides another access point to the side of the house. On the first floor you will find three bedrooms all of which enjoy rural views and a family bathroom. The property benefits from heating via a Rayburn and is offered with onward chain.

To the side of the property, coach doors provide access over a cobbled stone drive way to a single garage with arched walkway leading to the enchanting walled rear garden. The glorious rear garden gives a real sense of privacy with its mature border, lawns and terraces. To the rear of the garden there is access to ancillary outbuildings which offer superb further scope for renovation to create additional accommodation/workshop/home office. There is also a further area of garden to the rear of the outbuilding from which access can be gained via a permitted right of access through Compton House's neighbouring drive. EPC rating TBC.


DIRECTIONS Travelling into Axbridge from the Bypass, cross over to West Street and immediately turn right into the parking area which is in front of Weathervane. (Look for the large brown gates). 

SITUATION Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the east side of the A38 and overlooked by Wavering Down and Crooks Peak is the ever popular medieval town of Axbridge ( This Somerset town is packed with 'old world' charm and its Medieval beginnings are still evident in some of its oldest buildings. An important wool-producer in the Middle Ages, the town has always been at the centre of things, indeed it was a river port in earlier times. This was reflected in its early royal charters allowing it to hold markets, fairs and become a royal borough. It even had its own mint, with coins showing the town's symbol: the Lamb and Flag. There is far less through traffic nowadays, but the layout of the town has changed little over the centuries, a medieval town expanding on a fortified Saxon burgh. Axbridge is well served for local facilities include post office, general stores, primary ( and middle ( schools (Fairlands being in Cheddar) and a number of restaurants. Further facilities are available in the nearby villages of Winscombe and Cheddar and as mentioned, primary and nursery schools are available at Weare and Axbridge with older children attending Kings of Wessex School ( or private/public schools at Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. The town has good access to the City of Bristol and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20), St. Georges (junction 21) and Edithmead (junction 22). There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton. 

WE HAVE NOTICED The family originally lived in and owned Compton House and enjoyed many wonderful and happy years in what they regard as a very special location in a fabulous convenient position in Axbridge. As time passed the sheer size of Compton House was becoming just a little too big for our owner to look after and maintain and the decision was made to convert the adjoining stables block to form a more comfortable and manageable home for her to reside. In 1988 the renovation of the stable block was completed and our vendor made the short move across the cobbled driveway to her new residence, the newly named Weathervane. Many further happy years have followed residing in Weathervane in the location that she loves so dearly until the time has come to move on again to more suitable accommodation for her later years. The property gives a real sense that it has been loved and enjoyed and now is the time for someone else to add their mark and enjoy everything that this wonderful property has to offer. 

PROPERTY DETAILS 'Faustine' barn style entrance door to:

DINING HALL 15' 11" x 14' 8" (4.85m x 4.47m) Glazed window to front aspect, solid wood flooring, exposed ceiling beams, radiator, original Jacobean newell post on stairs to first floor landing, telephone point.

Doors to Kitchen, Living Room and: 

DOWNSTAIRS WC 6' 1" x 5' 6" (1.85m x 1.68m) Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 7" x 11' 4" at widest point (4.44m x 3.45m) Dual aspect glazed windows, range of base level units with roll top work surfaces, double stainless steel sink with mixer tap, gas fired Rayburn (also heats radiators) space for fridge.

Door to: 

UTILITY ROOM 11' 9" x 7' 7" at widest point (3.58m x 2.31m) Glazed window to front aspect, tiled work surface with 'Belfast' style sink and under sink cupboards, fitted storage cupboards, access to loft, electric fuse box, plumbing for washing machine.  

LIVING ROOM 16' 3" x 14' 9" (4.95m x 4.5m) Two glazed windows to front aspect, 'Minster' style fireplace housing living flame gas fire, exposed ceiling beams, TV point, radiator.

Doors to: 

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR 16' 7" x 9' 3" (5.05m x 2.82m) Glazed patio doors to rear aspect, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Original Jacobean newell post. glazed window to rear aspect with stunning countryside views, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, fitted storage cupboard, radiator.

Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 11' 10" x 9' 6" (3.61m x 2.9m) Glazed window to rear aspect with stunning countryside views, access to loft, radiator.

Door to: 

EN SUITE WC 9' 8" x 4' 11" (2.95m x 1.5m) Glazed window to front aspect, panel bath, low level WC, inset wash hand basin with under sink storage cupboards, tiled surround, radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 15' 11" x 7' 7" (4.85m x 2.31m) Dual aspect glazed windows with countryside views, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 13' x 7' 4" (3.96m x 2.24m) Glazed window to front aspect, fitted storage wardrobe, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, radiator,  

BATHROOM WC 12' 9" (3.89m) narrowing to 6' 10" (2.08m) x 7' 7" (2.31m) Glazed window to front aspect, low level WC with mixer tap and shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams, radiator. 

OUTSIDE Brick paved off street parking, access to garage, double entrance gates, cobbled path to entrance door, walled surround storage area, gardens with boarders and lawns. 

GARAGE Double garage doors, glazed window to rear aspect, stone built, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, power and light.  

BARN ONE Vaulted ceiling, flag stone, remains of old fireplace.

Steps to:  

FURTHER BARN Vaulted ceiling, barn style door gateway to rear aspect, vaulted ceiling.  

KITCHEN/GARDEN AREA Dated greenhouse, fences surround, extra parking.  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 November 2016


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