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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Central Wedmore location, Wedmore, BS28 4AB

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Over 3300 sq. ft
  • Six bedrooms
  • Built circa. 1830 by John Tonkin
  • Brilliant central location
  • Excellent local schools
  • Six Bedroom
  • Parkin for a number of vehicles
  • Double garage

Full description

An elegant late Georgian house in the delightful and popular village of Wedmore in easy reach of all the major towns of the area. Well proportioned family accommodation of 3354 sq.ft (excluding double garage). Mature landscaped garden.


Situation 
Located within the heart of Wedmore, Tonkin House is the perfect city escape offering a central village location with privacy, amenities and excellent schooling. 8 miles west of Wells and within commuting distance of Bristol the property is well placed for those wishing to work in a city but at the same time enjoy the country-life.

Summary 
An elegant late Georgian house in the delightful and popular village of Wedmore in easy reach of all the major towns of the area. Well proportioned family accommodation of 3354 sq.ft (excluding garage) comprising hall, three reception rooms, kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, six bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Double garage. Parking. Mature landscaped garden.

About Wedmore 
Originally named Vadomaer' after one of the Saxon leaders, ?Wedmore' is a delightful Somerset village. West of Wells (8.8 miles) and South of Bristol (22 miles). Located within the heart of the village you will find the well attended Grade I listed Church of St. Mary. Day to day amenities are available within the village together with an excellent selection of boutique shops, a post office, butchers, chemist, delicatessen, restaurants, public houses and tea rooms.

Leisure facilites 
A wide range of leisure activities are available locally including golf, tennis, bowls, football, cricket, horse riding in Badgworth or even sailing at Cheddar reservoir. There are a number of local events throughout the year to fill ones social calendar. Wells and Bristol host a wide range shopping facilities. Highbridge train station operates a train line into London Paddington with motorway access at Junction 22 of the M5.

Schooling 
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School which has an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and the high performing Kings of Wessex Academy. Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield, Taunton School, King's Bruton, All Hallows and Downside.

History  
Tonkin House was built in 1830 by John Tonkin, a prosperous Methodist businessman from St. Ives who started the brickworks in Wedmore. He built the large emporium next door in addition to this dwelling house using "Tonkin" bricks and "fish-tail" tiles especially designed and made in his brickworks.

Description 
Tonkin House is in the heart of the village with easy access to all the amenities. It dates from the late Georgian period and retains many original details including ornate cornices and ceiling roses, working window shutters, marble and cast iron fireplaces, and a particularly fine staircase and balustrade above the galleried dining hall. These features are complemented by works in recent years which have included re-wiring, re-plumbing and the installation of oak flooring in various rooms plus a new kitchen and bathrooms.

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Whilst the house retains its charm and character it is nonetheless an extremely comfortable and liveable family home with gas central heating with period style radiators.

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The front door opens into a wide reception hall with doors to the drawing room and sitting room. Both of these fine rooms have large bay windows (with shutters) and each has a marble fireplace. The reception hall continues through into a large dining room which has a magnificent flying staircase and gallery with an ornate balustrade. Next to the dining room is the 23'5'' kitchen & breakfast room being light and airy benefitting from a dual aspect and French doors to the garden.

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The kitchen area is neatly and discreetly furnished and appointed and includes cupboards, granite worktops, a double Belfast sink, an integral dishwasher, a concealed fridge/larder and a large gas range cooker. Leading off the dining room is a utility room and a cloakroom. The gallery on the first floor looks down onto the dining room and leads to the master bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom. Also on this level are the family bathroom, a cloakroom and 3 other bedrooms - one of which has an en suite shower room. There are also 2 other bedrooms on the second floor - each being approached by its own staircase. In all, upstairs, 6 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, and a wash closet.

Outside 
The house is in the centre of the village and stands back behind a low stonewall with cast iron railings and a pathway to the entrance. At the rear of the house is a large, mainly walled garden which has also been the subject of considerable works and improvement in recent years. It incorporates a lawn, an ornamental pond, well stocked flower and shrub beds, walkways and terraces together with mature trees. At the end of the garden is a doorway to a shared rear drive, the double garage, store and parking area.

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Added on Rightmove:
09 November 2016

Nearest station

  • Highbridge & Burnham (7.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Roderick Thomas , Wedmore

2 King Alfred Mews, Church Street, Wedmore, BS28 4AB

01934 267012 Local call rate

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01934 267012 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Highbridge & Burnham (7.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Roderick Thomas , Wedmore

2 King Alfred Mews, Church Street, Wedmore, BS28 4AB

01934 267012 Local call rate

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