THE LEAZE, BAGLEY LANE, BLEADNEY, WELLS, BA5 1PQ
Wells 4 miles, Wedmore, 4 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Bristol 23 miles and Bath 24 miles.
A substantial and charming period house (not listed) within its own mature grounds enjoying a peaceful setting between the Cathedral City of Wells and the quintessential English village of Wedmore.
The house (which incorporates an adjoining cottage) has great character and appeal with generous accommodation including a hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, conservatory, kitchen & breakfast room, utility room, 6 bedrooms and 3 shower or bathrooms.
Outside are useful outbuildings, a stone barn and easily managed grounds of over an acre.
Bleadney is a small, friendly village and The Leaze is approached from a small, quiet country lane which meanders southwards to Godney and other small rural hamlets and villages.
The lane boundary is a high stone wall with two fine pillars and timber gates opening to a drive leading to gravelled parking areas flanked by the house, barn and lawns.
The Leaze is a handsome house mainly dating from the Georgian period with Victorian and later additions and alterations. It is not listed. Originally a house with an adjacent cottage it is now occupied as one home whilst there’s scope to provide two dwellings if required.
There’s lots of great living space with both comfortable and elegant rooms. Also there are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and the period character is maintained and enhanced by oil central heating and an extensive range of solar panels.
The front door leads through a porch to a large reception hall. Steps lead to an inner hall with an outer porch with a walk-in cloaks cupboard and a garden door opening to a delightful south facing lawned garden.
The dining room is well placed on the north side of the house and has a wide archway leading into the drawing room which is another well proportioned room with a Jetmaster fire in a stone fireplace and double French doors into a conservatory. This has lovely views across the gardens and double French doors to a terrace.
The sitting room is a comfortable snug with Minster fireplace (with a multi-fuel stove) and double french doors to the terrace.
From the reception hall steps lead to a further inner hall with a cloakroom and the kitchen and breakfast room. This is a double room, partly separated by a porch. It has a tiled floor, an Aga, electric cooker and a larder. Adjacent is a utility room with a garden door and there’s also a store room approached from the yard.
The staircase rises from the front hall to a landing with the two principal bedrooms facing south. The main bedroom has a basin, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom has a basin.
The lower landing serves two further bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom.
A secondary staircase rises from the breakfast room to two further bedrooms (5 & 6) and a shower room. One of these bedrooms has a range of fitted wardrobes and the other a door to a small store room.
The Leaze has grounds of around an acre which are very manageable being mainly lawned with shrubs and mature trees including beech, willow, ash and conifers. There are also a soft fruit garden, sunny terraces and lots of parking space.
There are useful outbuildings and room for more if needed. On the eastern side of the house is a range of stone outbuildings under a tiled roof and which provides a workshop (with CH boiler), garage and store. On the northern side of the house and within the gardens is a large stone barn which again provides garaging and stores. This barn is equally suited to other uses.
Since the EPC was prepared the owners have installed a substantial number of solar panels.
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.
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.
The Saxon village of Wedmore is a delightful and extremely active centre and in many ways is an archetype of an English village. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, a general store/newsagent, post office, butchers, chemist, various other interesting shops, plus pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. There is a wide range of cultural and sporting clubs and societies. Swimming pools at both Cheddar & Wells; Sailing & Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre: Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; Floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts; Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Green;, Football and Cricket clubs.
OTHER CENTRES & SCHOOLS
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, Wedmore First School, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Hugh Sexeys Middle School, Kings of Wessex Upper School, Sidcot, All Hallows and Millfield .
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Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.