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5 bedroom house for sale

Westbury Sub Mendip, Wells, Somerset, BA5

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Detached House
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms & Downstairs Shower Room
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Utility/Boot Room
  • Study/Bedroom Six
  • Coach House
  • Gardens & Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Grade II listed detached house situated in the centre of this popular village close to Wells. 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, drawing room, dining room, cellar, office/bedroom 6. Unconverted detached coach house, large gardens. The whole plot extends to just under half an acre.

The Old Vicarage is a most appealing and Grade II Listed detached house offered for sale for the first time in over 20 years. The main part of the house was built in the middle of the 19th century although had earlier origins, principally with stone elevations beneath a slate roof. Many original features are retained including sash windows with working shutters, both on the ground floor and first floors and many of the original fireplaces remain throughout the property. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with the main areas featuring traditional high ceilings and much natural light through sash windows. Former single story outhouses have been converted into a most useful utility/boot room and a generous study which could also be used as a ground floor bedroom. The property also features a substantial cellar which is sub-divided into useful storage areas and a games room. At the front of the plot is a most useful detached former coach house which provides conversion possibilities for ancillary accommodation to the main house or potentially as letting accommodation (subject to the usual consents). Please note that there is no onward chain involved with the sale of this property.

The Old Vicarage is approached through wooden gates onto a circular tarmacadam driveway that widens at the front of the house and encompasses a lawned area. The front garden is enclosed by walling and fencing and is planted with an abundance of shrubs, climbers and perennials along with mature specimens of Holm Oak, Yew, Maple and Holly to name just a few. The driveway additionally leads to a detached two storey Coach House that is currently being used as a garage and store.

A metal gate and fence leads from the front to the side garden which is mainly laid to lawn and again, borders planted with a variety of shrubs and climbers. An arched pergola leads to the rear garden which opens out into a lawned area edged at the rear by a well-stocked herbaceous border and again, the whole garden is planted with mature shrubs, climbers and trees that include apples and fig. To the rear of the house is a paved terrace area that gives ample space for seating and al-fresco dining. There is also a most useful utility area that is hidden from the main garden for composting etc. and a woodshed.

The very popular village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip lies a short drive to the north west of Wells with village facilities that include a Post Office/Shop, Village Hall, Church, Public House and Primary School. The village lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills, an area designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty and where many rural walks and pursuits can be enjoyed. The beautiful Cathedral city of Wells offers a bustling high street, a twice weekly produce market excellent secondary schooling as well as independent education at all levels. (including Wells Cathedral School). Millfield School is also within daily driving distance. This area is regularly used by commuters to Bristol and Bath, while Bristol Airport is readily accessible via the A38, as is the M5 motorway.

Useful walk in storage room off the landing.

Entrance Hall 
With archway opening into the parlour which is currently used as a reception room and suitable for a variety of uses. Original period fireplace.

Dining Room 
With working window shutters, attractive open fireplace.

Drawing Room 
French doors opening into the garden, fireplace with open grate.

Family Room 
Lovely aspect to the garden, working shutters.

Good range of oak fronted wall and base cabinets, granite work tops. Two oven Aga flagstone floor and ample space for a breakfast table and chairs.

Study/Bedroom Six 
Further storage telephone point.

First Floor 

Bedroom One 
With far reaching views encompassing Glastonbury Tor. Period fireplace.

Ensuite Bathroom 
Storage cupboards panel bath vanity unit with wash hand basin bidet and w.c.

Bedroom Two 
Dual sash windows built in corner wardrobe cupboard and fireplace.

Bedroom Three 
Window shutters and fireplace.

Bedroom Four 
Views to the south west fireplace and window shutters.

Laundry Room 
Good range of further storage units, butlers sink.

Downstairs Shower Room 
With a shower enclosure, w.c. and wash hand basin.

Utility/Boot Room 
Housing the gas fired boiler and having further storage units.

Bedroom Five 
Built in cupboards built into the chimney breast, lovely views to the garden and far beyond.

Family Bathroom 
Freestanding bath w.c. wash hand basin and shower area, original fireplace.

Separate WC 
With basin and w.c.

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Added on Rightmove:
02 December 2016

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