LITTLE BARN, WELLS ROAD, RODNEY STOKE, CHEDDAR, BS27 3XB
A very pretty and charming period property in the heart of a small village nestling below the Mendip Hills midway between Wells and Cheddar.
FOR SALE BY MODERN METHOD OF AUCTION
STARTING BID £500,000.
PLUS RESERVATION FEE.
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Little Barn is a detached house which incorporates a self contained wing which can be used as an integral part of the house or as a separate home ideal for guests/relatives or letting. The entire house has tremendous character and appeal
The main part includes a porch, hall, a large sitting room, a somewhat larger combined kitchen and dining room, rear kitchen, lobby, utility room, cloakroom, side hall and a green oak garden sitting room. On the first floor is a landing opening into a study area, a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe two further bedrooms and the family bathroom.
The West Wing includes a kitchen & dining room and on the first floor two double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside there is a delightful mature, mainly walled garden of towards a third of an acre with ample parking and garaging. It also has great privacy.
Little Barn stands in the heart of the village close to Stoke Street and Scaddens Lane. Stoke Street leads to the Church and beyond to the moors which run towards Wedmore whilst Scaddens Lane is a no through road at the bottom of the Mendip Hills and on the edge of the Rodney Stoke Nature Reserve. These quiet country lanes and the many nearby footpaths give immediate access to the stunning and unspoiled surrounding countryside
Little Barn backs onto the roadway on the northern side and faces southwards into its own beautiful sunny gardens. An entrance through gates leads to a parking area for four or five cars and 2 garages. Footpaths beneath mature trees and shrubs then lead into the gardens and to the house.
The house is a typical Somerset long house with medieval origins and the tremendous charm and character which is only found with period properties. Within the main structure the west wing (or Annexe) has been used as a holiday cottage (Jessie’s Cottage) and whilst is ideal as such it can be used with the main house.
The accommodation retains many original details including old pine, oak and elm timberwork, flagstones, inglenook fireplaces and thick stone walls with window seats and cills. These are complemented by diamond leaded windows, modern oak, an Aga and a gas central heating.
A footpath leads through the gardens to the front door which opens to a wide hall with ceiling beams, a staircase, cupboards and a door to a porch on the north side.
To the right is the 18ft plus, well proportioned sitting room with a large Inglenook fireplace with a stone hearth, an inset open fire with a canopy hood and a side bread oven. The other side of the hall is the equally impressive and slightly larger combined kitchen and dining room. This has beams, a tiled floor, an Aga set in an inglenook flanked by cupboards and on the opposite side of the room a further large inglenook with a flagstone hearth and an open fire with a canopy hood. A doorway leads through into the back kitchen which has a range of matching fitted units, hardwood and granite worksurfaces, a Belfast sink unit and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, double oven and full height fridge and separate freezer. At the end of the room is a large store cupboard.
A doorway also leads from the other side of the kitchen into a small lobby and through into the utility room with a sink unit, worksurface plus space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. A door opens into a cloakroom with handbasin and wc.
A door from the small lobby opens to a side hall with a garden door and short passageway into an oak framed garden sitting room which has double French doors into the garden.
The staircase leads to the first floor and to a large landing with a study area. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bath, bidet, wc and handbasin. The door leads through into a large walk-in wardrobe which also contains the gas boiler. The second double bedroom has a walk-in closet and a smaller bedroom also has a walk-in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a handbasin wc bath and shower cubicle.
The West Wing (Annexe or Jessie’s Cottage)
This is an integral part of the house and has similar character and features. The front door opens into the kitchen and dining room which has a tiled floor, a gas boiler, fitted kitchen units, a gas hob, oven and extractor. Leading off is the sitting room which has an Inglenook fireplace with an inset woodburning stove. On the first floor two bedrooms and a bathroom with handbasin, wc and a large shower.
The house looks out onto mature well-stocked gardens with paved terraces, lawns, flower and shrub beds and high stone walls which shelter and provide great privacy. An archway in the wall leads to a further garden with a terrace, vegetable area, potting shed and greenhouse.
At the entrance to the house is a parking area flanked by two garages
Services : Mains services connected. Gas central heating in both units.
Tenure : Freehold.
Council Tax Bands Main House E. The Annexe A
The property is not listed.
About the area
Rodney Stoke lies in a sheltered position on the favoured southern foothills of the Mendips, bordering an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells is 5 miles south east and Cheddar 3 miles north west. It is an historic village with a Grade l listed church, pub, a bus service to Wells and Weston-super-Mare and a very active community. Schools include Draycott village primary school (approximately 2 miles away) and Fairlands Middle and Kings of Wessex Senior School both in Cheddar. Private schooling in the area includes Sidcot School, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield.
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From Wells take the A371 towards Cheddar passing through the villages of Easton and Westbury-Sub-Mendip. Continue into the village of Rodney Stoke, ignore the side roads to the left and right, pass a house on the left and there is then a white wall on the left hand side. The next gate is the entrance to Little Barn.
Viewers are advised to stop and reverse into the driveway and on leaving turn left.