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8 bedroom property for sale

Dinder, Near Wells, BA5

Under Offer £1,600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A beautiful Grade II listed Former Rectory
  • West House, attached to the West side of The Old Rectory is included
  • Situated in the sought after village of Dinder situated 2 miles from the Cathedral city of Wells
  • 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

Full description


Ground Floor

Reception Hall

Drawing Room

Morning Room

Family Room


Wine Store



Breakfast Room

First Floor

Master Bedroom

Four Further Bedrooms

Family Bathrooms

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 benefitting 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

General Information




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.



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.


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall



Dining Room


Sitting Room

First Floor


Drawing Room/Bedroom

Further Double Bedroom

Family Bathroom


Second Floor


Two Further Bedrooms

Study/Library Area



Private Walled Courtyard Garden including

Outbuildings consisting of Garden Store and Workshop

The House

Many of the original character features are present within West House which offers good family accommodation. West House, once part of The Old Rectory formed a substantial family home.  The property is now separate to the main house and is current rented out. This is a rare opportunity to purchase this property alongside The Old Rectory to either enjoy as an investment or to incorporate back as part of The Old Rectory.

Ground Floor

There are generous living areas on the ground floor which enjoy a hallway, cloakroom, study and a grand dining room. It is understood the dining was once the servant’s kitchen for the main house.

From here there is a cosy family room with access to the courtyard and the kitchen with a walk-in pantry. There is a back door to the courtyard and outbuildings.

First Floor

The property includes two double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The Master bedroom on this floor is currently being used as a sitting room with fireplace. This Master Room/Sitting Room enjoys the loveliest views across the gardens.

Second Floor

The second floor has two further bedrooms, storage and an open study/library area from the landing.

The Grounds

There is a beautiful private stone walled courtyard garden which has been well designed for low maintenance. There are raised terraced areas for seating where you can enjoy the wonderful peaceful situation.  Within this private oasis are outbuildings consisting of a garden store room and a workshop.

There is access out to the front of the property via a solid timber door.

General Information




Mains electricity. Mains water. Mains Gas. Private drainage. Gas central heating.

Local Authority and Council Tax

Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588. Council Tax Band D




Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172

Fixtures and fittings  

All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.


From Wells take the A371 easterly towards the market town of Shepton Mallet. After approximately two miles turn left into The Rookery and follow the lane until it sweeps right into Riverside. You will find West House on the right hand side with parking to your left.


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, All Hallows, Downside and Kings Bruton. 




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01 November 2016

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