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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Godney - Between Wells and Glastonbury

Sold STC £1,295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming period property in mature grounds
  • Gently elevated yet enclosed position in beautiful countryside
  • Improved and extended in recent years
  • Excellent accommodation with rectory proportions
  • Great style and comfort
  • Wonderful views
  • Detached coach house providing home office accommodation with potential for other uses
  • Mature grounds are quite delightful and total towards 2 acres

Full description

A charming period property (6 bedrooms with coach house) in mature grounds in an elevated position in beautiful countryside. Improved and extended in recent years and has excellent accommodation of great style and comfort together with wonderful views. Delightful mature grounds totaling towards 2 acres

THE OLD VICARAGE, GODNEY, Nr. WELLS, BA5 1RX 
(Wells 5 miles, Wedmore 6 miles, Glastonbury 3 miles, Bristol 25 miles, Bath 24 miles, Castle Cary Station 16 miles.) A charming period property of rectory proportions and solidity, in mature grounds in a gently elevated yet enclosed position in beautiful countryside between Wells and Glastonbury. The house has been improved and extended in recent years and has excellent accommodation of great style and comfort together with wonderful views. It includes a hall, 3 fine reception rooms, a superb kitchen and breakfast room, utility, boot room, cloakroom, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus excellent cellars. The property also includes a detached coach house of 800 sq.ft. converted to provide home office accommodation with scope as a granny annexe, guest cottage etc.- subject to all necessary consents. The mature grounds are quite delightful and total towards 2 acres

THE OLD VICARAGE, GODNEY, Nr. WELLS, BA5 1RX 
(Wells 5 miles, Wedmore 6 miles, Glastonbury 3 miles, Bristol 25 miles, Bath 24 miles, Castle Cary Station 16 miles.) A charming period property of rectory proportions and solidity, in mature grounds in a gently elevated yet enclosed position in beautiful countryside between Wells and Glastonbury. The house has been improved and extended in recent years and has excellent accommodation of great style and comfort together with wonderful views. It includes a hall, 3 fine reception rooms, a superb kitchen and breakfast room, utility, boot room, cloakroom, 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms plus excellent cellars. The property also includes a detached coach house of 800 sq.ft. converted to provide home office accommodation with scope as a granny annexe, guest cottage etc.- subject to all necessary consents. The mature grounds are quite delightful and total towards 2 acres

About the area 
The village of Godney lies well away from busy roads in the area between Wells, Glastonbury, Street and Wedmore. Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are within commuting distance with Castle Cary the nearest train stations with fast links to London. Wells, the smallest city in England, lies in beautiful countryside below the Mendip Hills ? an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It's been a religious centre throughout history and further back into the times of legends. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and today it's a thriving market town and a major tourist...

About the area 
The village of Godney lies well away from busy roads in the area between Wells, Glastonbury, Street and Wedmore. Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are within commuting distance with Castle Cary the nearest train stations with fast links to London. Wells, the smallest city in England, lies in beautiful countryside below the Mendip Hills ? an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy.

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The Saxon village of Wedmore has existed for well over a thousand years and is a delightful and extremely active centre. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn. Wells, Glastonbury, Street and Wedmore provide a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, commercial, sporting and cultural facilities and organisations. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Sexeys, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield. The village has a very busy community centred on the village hall with many local activities and a very popular village pub with a reputation for excellent food.

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Glastonbury's past and its present are linked with its dominant landmark, the Tor. It's been a religious centre throughout history and further back into the times of legends. The town grew up alongside the Abbey and today it's a thriving market town and a major tourist venue. Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey. The Saxon village of Wedmore has existed for well over a thousand years and is a delightful and extremely active centre. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn.

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Immediately available from the village are footpaths bridleways and droves which give access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. It is usual to see swans, herons, deer and other wildlife within or on the fringes of the village. In an issue of Country Living the Somerset Levels were considered one of ?Britain's Best Wild Places?. Over the last couple of decades Godney has attracted a very interesting and varied collection of residents in addition to the local village and farming community. These have included artists, architects, industry recognised musicians, lecturers, barristers, business people, historians and genealogists, (Time Team), environmentalists, antique restorers and a few titled individuals. All seem to fit in well to this small community and village which has developed along the banks of the River Sheppey.

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Wells, Glastonbury, Street and Wedmore provide a wide range of shops, pubs, restaurants, commercial, sporting and cultural facilities and organisations. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Sexeys, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.

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The village has a very busy community centred on the village hall with many local activities and a very popular village pub with a reputation for excellent food. Immediately available from the village are footpaths bridleways and droves which give access to the beautiful surrounding countryside. It is usual to see swans, herons, deer and other wildlife within or on the fringes of the village. In an issue of Country Living the Somerset Levels were considered one of ?Britain's Best Wild Places?. Over the last couple of decades Godney has attracted a very interesting and varied collection of residents in addition to the local village and farming community. These have included artists, architects, industry recognised musicians, lecturers, barristers, business people, historians and genealogists, (Time Team), environmentalists, antique restorers and a few titled individuals. All seem to fit in well to this small community and village which has developed along the banks of the...

Accommodation 
The Old Vicarage has a wonderful position on a small hillock surrounded by meadows on the outskirts of the village and with great views across the neighbouring countryside on all sides and extending to the Mendip Hills. One of the attractions of the area is that it's well away from all busy roads and traffic noise and yet is within a 5 minutes or less drive of the A roads which link Wells to Glastonbury and Wells to Wedmore. All three centres being a short drive away. Any traffic on the lanes around the property is probably going to Godney as it's not a "rat run" or short cut to anywhere. Such properties in such areas are increasingly hard to find.

Accommodation 
The Old Vicarage has a wonderful position on a small hillock surrounded by meadows on the outskirts of the village and with great views across the neighbouring countryside on all sides and extending to the Mendip Hills. One of the attractions of the area is that it's well away from all busy roads and traffic noise and yet is within a 5 minutes or less drive of the A roads which link Wells to Glastonbury and Wells to Wedmore. All three centres being a short drive away. Any traffic on the lanes around the property is probably going to Godney as it's not a "rat run" or short cut to anywhere. Such properties in such areas are increasingly hard to find.

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The house was built around 1865 to provide additional overflow accommodation for the Bishop's Palace in Wells. The house was re-roofed in 2013 and an extension added in 2014 together with other works. Being a former vicarage it has all the character and style of such properties with generous accommodation and period details including quarry tiled floors, flagstones, picture rails, sash windows and shutters, and coved ceilings. These are complemented by modern amenities and by modern architecture and technology with a stunning extension to the kitchen with wide sliding doors which open to the gardens. Other features include double glazing, well fitted and equipped bathrooms and kitchen and oil fired central heating with radiators and undefloor heating in the kitchen. There is also electric underfloor heating in the office oak floor. Plus- fast fibre broadband.

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A gravelled drive leads into the property which is bounded on the southern side by a lane screened by mature trees. The drive continues to a turning sweep in front of the house which is a handsome red brick building under a slate roof. A storm porch shelters the double doors which lead into the entrance hall with an interesting detail being the ecclesiastical style doors to the principle reception rooms. The principal staircase leads to the first floor. The drawing room is a double aspect room including a wide bay window and a fireplace with a jet master open fire with a marble surround. The sitting room has a fireplace with a wood burner and double french windows leading to the garden. The dining room is the third reception room being conveniently situated to the kitchen.

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The house was built around 1865 to provide additional overflow accommodation for the Bishop's Palace in Wells. The house was re-roofed in 2013 and an extension added in 2014 together with other works. Being a former vicarage it has all the character and style of such properties with generous accommodation and period details including quarry tiled floors, flagstones, picture rails, sash windows and shutters, and coved ceilings. These are complemented by modern amenities and by modern architecture and technology with a stunning extension to the kitchen with wide sliding doors which open to the gardens. Other features include double glazing, well fitted and equipped bathrooms and kitchen and oil fired central heating with radiators and undefloor heating in the kitchen. There is also electric underfloor heating in the office oak floor. Plus- fast fibre broadband.

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The kitchen has been superbly extended to provide a breakfast and living area with full height windows and sliding doors giving superb views and great access into the garden. This large open plan space has a flagstone floor, an extensive range of fitted units, granite worktops, sink unit with hot water tap and appliances including a an integral dishwasher, a six ring gas range cooker and extractor and an american style fridge. The room provides a large living/breakfasting area with a smart remote control gas fire. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room with the boiler, a belfast sink, work surfaces, cupboard units plus space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer A side hall leads to a boot room and cloakroom and has the back stairs.

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A gravelled drive leads into the property which is bounded on the southern side by a lane screened by mature trees. The drive continues to a turning sweep in front of the house which is a handsome red brick building under a slate roof. A storm porch shelters the double doors which lead into the entrance hall with an interesting detail being the ecclesiastical style doors to the principle reception rooms. The principal staircase leads to the first floor. The drawing room is a double aspect room including a wide bay window and a fireplace with a jet master open fire with a marble surround. The sitting room has a fireplace with a wood burner and double french windows leading to the garden. The dining room is the third reception room being conveniently situated to the kitchen.

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The generous and light landing leads to 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom has a double aspect and an en suite bathroom with twin basins, wc, a double ended bath, shower cubicle and an airing cupboard. There are 4 other bedrooms (one used as a study), a shower room and a bathroom which can be used as an en suite with the 4th bedroom. It has a hand basin, wc and bath. A staircase continues from the back landing to the second floor and another bedroom. Further on are loft rooms which could be developed to provide additional bedrooms/ play rooms etc. From the rear of the entrance hall a staircase leads down to the cellars which provide a games room, wine cellar and stores.

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The kitchen has been superbly extended to provide a breakfast and living area with full height windows and sliding doors giving superb views and great access into the garden. This large open plan space has a flagstone floor, an extensive range of fitted units, granite worktops, sink unit with hot water tap and appliances including a an integral dishwasher, a six ring gas range cooker and extractor and an american style fridge. The room provides a large living/breakfasting area with a smart remote control gas fire. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room with the boiler, a belfast sink, work surfaces, cupboard units plus space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer A side hall leads to a boot room and cloakroom and has the back stairs.

Coach House 
To the west of the house is the former coach house, now converted to office and store rooms with scope for conversion to many uses including a granny annexe - all works subject to all necessary consents. At the back of the Coach House is a timber shed and the oil tank. N.B. On the roof are 15 pv panels generating electricity.

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The generous and light landing leads to 5 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom has a double aspect and an en suite bathroom with twin basins, wc, a double ended bath, shower cubicle and an airing cupboard. There are 4 other bedrooms (one used as a study), a shower room and a bathroom which can be used as an en suite with the 4th bedroom. It has a hand basin, wc and bath. A staircase continues from the back landing to the second floor and another bedroom. Further on are loft rooms which could be developed to provide additional bedrooms/ play rooms etc. From the rear of the entrance hall a staircase leads down to the cellars which provide a games room, wine cellar and stores.

Grounds 
The grounds total towards 2 acres and are predominantly lawns with mature trees including oak, beech, willow, walnut, sycamore, chestnut, ash, birch, holly, conifers and various rare apple, pear and quince varieties in the orchard area. To the west side of the Coach House is a very pleasant secluded and very private garden with a potting shed, paved area, water feature, palm trees and shrubs. These grounds, which wrap around the property, are a huge asset and ensure the privacy and integrity of this exceptional property.

Coach House 
To the west of the house is the former coach house, now converted to office and store rooms with scope for conversion to many uses including a granny annexe - all works subject to all necessary consents. At the back of the Coach House is a timber shed and the oil tank. N.B. On the roof are 15 pv panels generating electricity.

Grounds 
The grounds total towards 2 acres and are predominantly lawns with mature trees including oak, beech, willow, walnut, sycamore, chestnut, ash, birch, holly, conifers and various rare apple, pear and quince varieties in the orchard area. To the west side of the Coach House is a very pleasant secluded and very private garden with a potting shed, paved area, water feature, palm trees and shrubs. These grounds, which wrap around the property, are a huge asset and ensure the privacy and integrity of this exceptional property.

Directions 
From Wells take the Glastonbury road southwards and in the village of Polsham turn right. After a few hundred yards keep left at the fork. Continue on this lane, over a bridge and at the crossroads turn left.The Old Vicarage is half a mile or so along on the left hand side.

To View please contact the Agents 
Roderick Thomas 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR Tel: 01749 670079 Email: info@roderickthomas.co.uk www.roderickthomas.co.uk

Directions 
From Wells take the Glastonbury road southwards and in the village of Polsham turn right. After a few hundred yards keep left at the fork. Continue on this lane, over a bridge and at the crossroads turn left.The Old Vicarage is half a mile or so along on the right hand side.

Important Notice 
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

To View please contact the Agents 
Roderick Thomas 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR Tel: 01749 670079 Email: info@roderickthomas.co.uk www.roderickthomas.co.uk

Important Notice 
Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

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1 Priory Road Wells BA5 1SR

03339 873709 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Castle Cary (10.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Roderick Thomas , Wells

1 Priory Road Wells BA5 1SR

03339 873709 Local call rate

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