THE OLD COACH HOUSE, HENLEY LANE, WOOKEY, WELLS, BA5 1AP
An absolutely charming country property in a quiet and tranquil position whilst being within a mile of the Cathedral City of wells.
The property includes a delightful 4 bedroom house standing in beautiful gardens together with outbuildings, meadows and woodland.
Accommodation comprises a hall, cloakroom, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Outbuildings include a large garage, stabling and store sheds.
The well maintained landscaped gardens surround the house and the adjoining fields are well fenced and bounded by mature trees. In all the property totals 3.2 acres.
The Old Coach House has an excellent location at the end of a private drive which leads off a quiet country lane close to the village of Wookey and less than a mile from Wells. This drive serves three other residential properties and ends in the gateway into the property.
This very pretty house has stone elevations under a tiled roof It's been gently redeveloped over the years and provides well appointed comfortable accommodation with oil central heating.
Most of the rooms have a double aspect and the house is flooded with sunlight with views to all sides of the surrounding gardens.
The front door opens into an outer porch with a doorway into the hall which has a recessed area with space for coats and boots and a cloakroom with basin and loo.
The drawing room is well proportioned with a central painted stone fireplace with a wood burning stove flanked by alcoves with shelving and fitted cupboards. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room and this leads through to the inner hall which has storage cupboards.
The kitchen & breakfast room has a tiled floor and an extensive range of painted oak cupboards with granite worktops and wall tiling. Appliances include a double oven, induction hob, extractor and dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine etc. There's also a very useful porch off the kitchen again with room for coats and boots.
The inner hall leads to the sitting room which has a french door to the garden.
Beyond this room is guest suite with a bedroom and a wet room.
Returning to the entrance hall the staircase leads to the landing and 3 other bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The master bedroom has two ranges of fitted wardrobes and cupboards and an en suite with a large tiled walk in shower area. The other two bedrooms both have fitted wardrobes and are served by the family bathroom.
Garaging and buildings
The entrance drive leads into a paved driveway in front of the large garage and provides plenty of parking space. A gate opens into a concreted yard flanked by 3 loose boxes. Beyond is an enclosed area with timber sheds.
These buildings provide stabling but are very flexible and can suit many uses.
The Old Coach House gardens are well landscaped with lawns, flowerbeds, herbaceous borders, shrubberies and many varieties of mature deciduous, evergreen and fruit trees together with more recent plantings. In addition there is a splendid long wisteria clad pergola, a rose arch, lily pond, an orchard area, greenhouse, garden shed and summerhouse.
The property includes two fields. To the north of the house are a meadow and an area of woodland totalling about an acre and a half. To the south and adjoining the stable yard is a paddock of towards an acre.
Please note a footpath runs across the northern field, past the far side of the outbuildings and through the paddock.
Main water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
Council Tax Band F.
Please note the plans and photos are to assist with identification and are not to be scaled nor to be taken as legal boundaries.
About the area
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. Wells 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. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield .
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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