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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Rookery Farm, Green Ore, Wells, BA5

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Refurbished by Ellis & Co, winners of 2016 NFB Heritage Award
  • Four reception rooms and five bedrooms
  • Cinema/recreational room
  • Indoor swimming pool complex with gymnasium
  • Two bedroom annex with kitchen
  • Extensive modern stabling and outdoor manege
  • Set in 35 acres, further 37 acres available by separate negotiation
  • Modern workshop, orchard and pasture
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

17th century Somerset Manor House with expansive gardens, staff accommodation, modern
equine facilities and 35 acres of land with a further 36 acres available by separate negotiation.


Situated on the outskirts of the hamlet of Green Ore, which is located between the City of Wells and village of Chewton Mendip. Green Ore is set on the top of the Mendip Hills which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Major communications are within easy reach, the A303 within a 30 minute drive, providing access to London. The A367 provides a route giving access to Bristol and Bath. The A39 provides communication to the M5. Mainline railway stations are situated at Castle Cary and Bath, both within 3/4 hour drive, providing a service route to London Paddington. Bristol International Airport (approximately 30 miles to the north) operates regular services to many European cities.


Situated within the picturesque surroundings of the Mendip Hills, the dwelling enjoys a south-westerly aspect and far reaching views across private grounds and neighbouring countryside.

Approached over approximately a quarter mile private driveway, The Old Granary sits impressively within its own landscaped setting which extend over 35 acres. Benefiting from significant restoration and modernisation and now offering comfortable and versatile family accommodation of great proportions. Building work has been carried out to the highest quality and focused on the enhancement of historic elements. However, despite its rich history, improvements have also included ample modern features, which have created a home suited for 21st century living

The Farmhouse
The dwelling is accessed via a stone arched doorway. The entrance hall floored with blue lias flooring and includes a cloakroom with shower unit and WC. An inner hallway leads via a handcrafted stone archway into the beautiful, new leisure suite with impressive swimming pool and separate gymnasium. The farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the house and includes natural limestone tiled flooring, handmade kitchen units with concealed modern appliances and granite work surfaces. There is a recessed four oven Aga with warming plates and built-in pantry. Entrance to the reception hall is greeted by an impressive oak staircase leading to the first floor. The reception rooms offer high ceiling height and access to the outside gardens. These are part fitted with oak panelling, together with delightful stone fireplaces and window seats. The triple garage is accessed from the main dwelling and has automatic up and over doors.

Access to the first floor is via a handmade oak staircase leading to a large gallery landing. The Master bedroom is of particular note and boasts overlooking views via a Juliet Balcony. The impressive en-suite is approached through an oak panelled dressing room with in-built cupboards and hosts a marble surround bath and dual wash hand basins, together with separate shower unit. A further two bedrooms are found within the main house on this level, as well as two bathrooms and a cinema/recreation room with drop down screen, overhead projector and surround sound.

The accommodation continues to the second floor, where the attic space has been converted to form two spacious bedrooms with contemporary en-suites. The visual attraction in enhanced throughout with exposure of oak beams and trusses.

The Annex
Situated above the triple garage is separate annex living accommodation, comprising two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan sitting room/kitchen, fitted with modern appliances. This part of the dwelling could form accommodation for house staff including au-pair or nanny and is accessed via the cinema room and a separate staircase from the ground floor.

Approached via a private tarmac driveway leading directly to a grand electric gated entrance. The Old Granary has gardens on all sides, which are separated into various compartments via yew hedges and garden walls. A network of gravel and paved walk ways interlink the areas, which are principally laid to lawn and well stocked with trees and colourful herbaceous borders. Included within the curtilage are two useful natural stone buildings providing storage area for maintenance equipment and potting shed.

Nestled within the side garden is a unique 'Hobbit House' with in-built barbeque stove. Set away from the front of the dwelling is a large pond which is naturally fed and provides a secluded retreat from day to day living. To the side is a paved courtyard.

Adjoining to the rear is a stunning indoor swimming pool 234m² (2500 sq. ft) with glazed elevations and Doulting stone coins. Accommodation includes swimming pool 52m² (560 sq.ft) changing rooms, shower room and gymnasium.

Stables and Outbuilding

1. Stable block (151m²) - comprising 3 loose boxes (16m²), 2 foal boxes (20m²) with rubber floor matting and external feeding areas. There is a tack room of 12.1m² with Belfast sink and an access door through to the triple garage. Horses are walked from the stable to the outdoor ménage (40m x 20m) and surrounding land via a separated bark track.

2. Workshop and stables (265m² in total) - comprising a steel portal frame with box profile clad elevations and roof. Forming part of the building is further equine housing (18.90m²) comprising two loose boxes and feed/tack room. CCTV cameras equipped.

In addition to the 35.47 acres there is a further 36.9 acres immediately adjoining this land available be separate negotiation.

Square Footage: 7,320 sq ft
Acreage: 35 Acres


From Bristol (A37)
Proceed south towards Wells/ Shepton Mallet on A37 for approximately 13 miles. Then follow the A39 towards Wells (straight on). Proceed for approximately 4 miles until arriving at the traffic lights at the Green Ore crossroads. At the crossroads, turn right onto the B3135 towards Cheddar. Continue along this road for approximately ¼ mile and the property can be located on the right hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
16 September 2016


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