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5 bedroom property for sale

Dinder, Nr Wells, BA5

Under Offer £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A beautiful Grade II listed former Rectory.
  • Option to buy adjacent West House by separate negotiation
  • Private gardens with views over the stunning Somerset countryside
  • A stone former Coach House and Stables situated within a walled courtyard together with a further range of open stone outbuildings
  • Situated in the sought after location of Dinder only 2 miles from Wells
  • Set in approximately three and a half acres

Full description

Ground Floor

Reception Hall

Drawing Room

Morning Room

Family/Dining Room


Wine Store



Breakfast Room

First Floor

Master Bedroom

Four Further Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Shower Room

Grounds and Additional Outbuildings

Sits within stunning mature parkland with river frontage

Substantial Stone Former Coach House and Stables

Further Stone Outbuildings

The House

The Old Rectory is an extremely attractive, Grade II listed former Rectory within the heart of the peaceful and popular village of Dinder. It adjoins the equally attractive West House which once formed part of the property and which is also available to purchase.

This substantial house retains great charm and elegance and lends itself perfectly for improvement to a modern family home with character features and spacious rooms benefiting from natural light and high ceilings.

A delightful stone porch with formidable front door leads to an impressive reception hall with high ceilings and original cornicing from which the majority of rooms on the ground floor can be accessed. A beautiful well-lit stairway leads to the first floor. All the magnificent reception rooms have superb views over the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside. So much of the character of the property is visible to enjoy especially the drawing room with its character fire place and bay window with shutters.

The traditional kitchen houses a classic oil fired AGA with a larder. Adjoining is a pleasant breakfast room with glazed double doors leading to a terrace with views over the gardens. Completing the ground floor are a wine store, scullery/Utility Room, log store and cloakroom.

On the first floor, a landing leads to the well proportioned bedrooms all of which benefit from marvelous views. There is a family bathroom and a further separate shower room.


To the rear of the house are extensive gardens and grounds extending to about 3½ acres. Seclusion and privacy is provided by high stone walls with the gardens consisting of lawned areas and borders. The parkland grounds provide a wonderful place with an impressive mixture of specimen trees including a variety of beeches together with frontage to the River Sheppey.

On the opposite side of the lane is a stone former Coach House and Stables situated within a walled courtyard together with a further range of open stone outbuildings, all of which have potential for a variety of uses subject to planning permission.  


The Old Rectory is situated in the village of Dinder which is a small and delightful village situated two miles east of the Cathedral City of Wells in Somerset. It is a great place to relax or take in the scenery with a plethora of walks & cycle rides.

Within the village there is a thriving and friendly community with an active village hall, cricket club and church.

Nearby Wells offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops & boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a weekly farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The nearby Georgian city of Bath (20 miles) and the regional centre of Bristol (21 miles) are also within easy commuting distance while Castle Cary train station with links to London Paddington is 10 miles away. Bristol International Airport is 18 miles away. 

The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities. Sailing and fishing can be pursued at Chew Valley Lake. Leisure centres can be found at Wells and Shepton Mallet. Wells, Mendip and Farrington Golf courses are conveniently located close by and Horse Racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton Race Courses.


There is a wide range of excellent educational establishments at all levels in the local area from the public and private sectors including Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Allhallows, Downside and Kings Bruton.


From Wells take the A371 easterly towards Shepton Mallet. After approximately two miles turn left into The Rookery signposted Dinder. Follow the lane until it sweeps right into Riverside. You will find The Old Rectory on the right-hand side with parking to your left.  

General Information

Tenure – Freehold

Services – Mains electricity. Mains water. Mains gas. Private drainage. Gas central heating.

Local Authority and Council Tax – Mendip District Council - 0300 303 8588.   Council Tax Band: G.

Postcode – BA5 3PL

Viewings -

Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents, Killens 01749 671172

Fixtures and Fittings -
All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be available by separate negotiation.


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 November 2016


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