THE STABLING, SOMERLEAZE, WOOKEY, WELLS, BA5 1JU
A period property approached through private parkland and enjoying an idyllic setting in its own mature gardens whilst being just over a mile from Wells.
The attractive house has generous and flexible accommodation with a hall, cloakroom, 2 large reception rooms, a country kitchen, utility room, study, snug, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The snug and/or the study could be used as a bedroom(s) if extra bedrooms are needed.
There’s also a large integral garage, extensive parking and romantic gardens of over half an acre.
Wookey is a small village about a mile west of Wells and is not to be confused with Wookey Hole which is a different village a couple of miles away. Wookey has a well regarded primary school, church, 3 pubs (good food) and a village hub/cafe. In addition it has a friendly welcoming and active community. A pavement leads safely to Wells, which is within walking distance.
The Somerleaze Estate comprises a large country house on the edge of the village and is a private family home. Many years ago the East Wing was legally separated and sold as an independent house.
The adjacent stable and coach house were also developed into separate houses and share the approach drive.
The Stabling enjoys many of the benefits of a large country house including privacy and safety and the use of the very attractive drive which leads to the property through parkland.
The drive leads into a large gravelled parking area flanked by a double garage, the garden and splendid mature trees including yew and beech. To the right of the garage is a pathway to the front door which is on the northern side looking towards the other houses of Somerleaze.
A striking feature of the house is that practically all the rooms of The Stabling, including the reception rooms, kitchen, study and 3 of the bedrooms face south into the gardens of the property with large widows which flood the house with sunlight. Other features include the privacy and the generous proportions and space of the rooms. The house has oil fired central heating with cast iron traditional style radiators.
The front door opens into a wide reception hall with a slate tiled floor and wall lights. This opens into the large dining room which has polished floorboards, a spiral staircase, and an archway into and a step down into the sitting room. This room has floorboards, double French windows to the garden and a massive fireplace with a wood burning stove.
Beyond is a small inner hall leading to a snug with oak flooring, a wood burning stove, a garden door and a stall partition retained from its days as stabling. A stable door opens into a study.
N.B. Additional bedrooms
The snug and the study could easily be used as additional bedrooms if required.
Leading off to the left of the dining room is the kitchen which is another room with considerable character. It has a slate tiled floor with undefloor heating, four bi-folding doors out to the garden, brickwork, fitted painted cupboards with hardwood work surfaces, twin bowl Butlers sink, a central island and integrated appliances. These include a dishwasher, large Rangemaster Toledo five gas ring burner (bottled gas), electric hot plate, electric ovens and an extractor. Off the kitchen is an inner lobby with space for coats and boots and beyond a cloakroom with part tiled walls, hand basin and wc.
Next to the kitchen is a utility/boot room with a Belfast sink, cupboards, the oil fired boiler and a door to the garden. A door also opens into the 19ft. integral garage with an up and over door, light and power.
The spiral staircase leads to the landing with painted floorboards as do the bedrooms. The master suite is at the far end of the landing and has a great bedroom (20ft. x 15 ft.) with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and rafters, panelling, an extensive range of fitted wardrobes and double French doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. It also has an en suite with a tiled floor, part tiled walls, hand basin, wc and bath.
There are three other bedrooms , all with built in wardrobes, one having a Juliet balcony and the other French doors onto the roof of the garage.
The shower room has a tiled floor, part tiled walls, hand basin, wc, and a large walk in shower area.
The gardens of The Stabling are an absolute delight and total around 0.63 acres with lawns, a paved terrace and a great range of mature trees. These include beech, yew, holly, eucalyptus, bay, fig, apple and pear. There are also a great range of shrubs together with flower and rose beds and a dried pond now used as a vegetable garden. By the garage is a parking area for several vehicles and behind a high stone wall is a composting and storage area.
About the area
Wookey is a quaint country village situated in a highly desired location. The village itself has all the day-to- day necessities, including Wookey Hub – a café with a small shop. It is favoured among locals and even has 5/5 on trip advisor. They sell everyday essentials and lots of local produce. There is a primary school in the village, a walkable distance from our new site, with secondary schools Wells Blue and Wells Cathedral in easy reach. Millfield School, one of the UK’s leading independent schools is just 7 miles away.
There are also three pubs in the village – definitely a necessity – and a sub Post office. Wookey is also only a 5-minute drive from the city of Wells, where you can find supermarkets, high street shops and lots of things to do. Wookey is on the bus route between Wells and Wedmore.
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 a 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. Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Mainline trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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From our office proceed along Priory Road, straight on at the junction and at the roundabout turn right. Continue through the first traffic lights and at the next traffic lights turn left on to the Cheddar A371 road. Ignore the first left turn and a little further on take the left fork signposted Wedmore B3139. After a mile or so enter the village of Wookey through the 30 mph signs and with the Burcott Inn on the right hand side turn left into the gateway flanked by tall Bathstone pillars. Continue up this drive and take the left fork signposted Stabling, East Wing and Coach House. Continue and take the left entrance into Stabling.