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4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Wootton - Between Wells and Glastonbury.

Withdrawn from Market £775,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A delightful village house
  • Great location away from any busy roads.
  • Lots of living space & lots of character.
  • Scope and pp to extend.
  • Mature gardens.

Full description

A charming grade II listed village house in a great location. Comfortable accommodation plus planning consent to extend. Outside it has generous parking, a garage and mature easily managed gardens.

Further Details 
Westbrook House has a total floor area of about 2500 sq. ft (253 sq m.) excluding areas where headroom is less than 1.5m. Planning Consent and Listed Buildings Consent (granted 29/09/2014) is in place to demolish the existing kitchen and extend the floor area to a total floor area of around 3000 sq. ft. Details of the Planning Consent are available on request Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.?Oil-fired central heating. Council Tax Band: H Fixtures and fittings: All carpets and curtains are included. Removable electrical goods and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Local authority: Mendip District Council. Telephone: 01749 648 999.

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.

First Floor 
Upstairs is the master bedroom, with two further bedrooms, and a family bathroom comprising white suite, travertine flooring and underfloor heating. All four rooms have sash windows to the front. The master bedroom also has a casement window to the rear looking out over the rear garden to Folly Wood and Pilton Hill. Bedroom 3 has a second sash window to the side looking over the churchyard to the village green and Worminster Down beyond. Bedroom 4 has an open beam ceiling and a Fired Earth ensuite bathroom with travertine flooring and underfloor heating. It is located above the Sitting Room in the old barn which was incorporated into the domestic accommodation of the property around 10 years ago.

Outside, the pretty gardens are well-maintained with herbaceous borders and lawn to the front, and mature trees and evergreen shrubs to the property boundaries which lend the property privacy and colour. The rear garden, separated from the lane by Lias stone walling, provides an outdoor dining terrace, further lawn areas and a driveway with parking. A single garage adjacent to the barn provides useful storage space.

From Wells, leave via Dulcote and turn left onto the A371 towards Shepton Mallet. Turn right at Dinder, right again at the brow of the hill, and right at the T junction 50 metres ahead. Follow the lane for around 1.5 miles through Worminster to a junction in North Town with Dark Lane. Turn right into the lane and continue for approximately 0.5 miles into North Wootton. Turn left at the T junction onto the High Street and follow the road past the village hall (left) and village green (right) to St Peter's Church. Turn left down the lane just past the church heading towards the ford. Westbrook House is located 20 metres on right hand side of the lane (grey garage door), opposite the church entrance.

Away from any busy roads between Wells and Glastonbury - each about 4 miles distant.

About the Area 
North Wootton lies just south of Wells in beautiful countryside well away from busy roads. It's in the centre of a triangle between Wells, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet. Castle Cary with its main line rail connection is about 11 miles southeast. Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 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 and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city.

North Wootton  
North Wootton is certainly one of the most popular villages in the area. It's surrounded by gently rolling meadows and wooded hills- all readily accessible with many footpaths and byways. Its hedgerows, lanes and footpaths are lined with wild flowers in season whilst Redlake River runs gently through the village and past the church. The village is characterised by traditional stone dwellings, rural lanes and apple orchards. There's a vibrant community with regular events taking place on the village green such as the annual New Year's Eve Fireworks & Bonfire Party, the North Wootton Wassail in January, and the Harvest Home Celebration at the end of the summer. Westbrook House is one of a cluster of period dwellings surrounding the Norman church of St Peter's in the village.

Westbrook House is a Grade II Listed property, reputedly the second oldest in the delightful village of North Wootton. Dating from the late 17th Century it was renovated in the late Georgian period, and again in the Victorian period when the property was first sold to Elizabeth Loxton, the village schoolmaster's wife, who bought the property from William Stephen, Earl Temple in 1894. Before this it was farmed by the Clark family for at least two centuries.

Constructed of Blue Lias stone elevations with a double Roman tile roof, Westbrook House has a wealth of period features including inglenook fireplaces, flagstone and polished wooden floors in its principle reception rooms, and sash windows to the front façade. Casement windows to the rear indicate its earlier 17th Century character. Ground floor comprises: a drawing room with inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove and polished wood floor; study with inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor; dining room and sitting room; bespoke kitchen and adjoining utility room with painted shaker units, granite worktops, Belfast sink, and travertine flooring with underfloor heating throughout. The three principle reception rooms face the front of the property, with the 4th, a sitting room, facing the rear garden.

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21 September 2016


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