DAIRY COTTAGE, CHURCH STREET, DINDER, WELLS, BA5 3PE
An absolutely delightful property in this very popular village just a couple of miles east of the Cathedral City of Wells.
Dairy Cottage is a single storey converted barn with bags of character and lots of great living space with considerable flexibility. With over 2,500 sq.ft of accommodation it includes a very comfortable home plus an south wing annexe which is incorporated within the house.
In all it includes a hall, cloakroom, sitting room, library, dining room, kitchen, utility room, garden room, 4 bedrooms, bathroom and en suite shower room. The annexe has a living room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room. In all there are 4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
A gravelled drive leads into the propert and there is plenty of parking space. The mature gardens are beautifully landscaped, have great privacy and the property totals over a third of an acre. Currently the Sellers of Dairy Cottages rent the paddock (towards an acre) to the south of the garden and there is the possibility of the Buyers continuing such an arrangement.”
Dinder is a small village 2 miles east of Wells totally away from main roads and is a cul de sac with no through traffic. It has a Grade ll* church of Norman origins, a very active and friendly community with several societies, a well used village hall, a popular children's playground and a cricket club and ground. One of the big advantages of Dinder is the excellent access to walks through the beautiful surrounding countryside and woodland.
Dairy Cottage has a wonderful location close to the end of Church Street (a cul de sac) immediately to the south of the cricket ground.
The single storey barn conversion is a fine period house with great style and charm complemented by its spaciousness and architectural details. These include high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, stable doors, flagstones and oak timberwork (doors, flooring, window cills and shutters). Contemporary details include double glazing, oil central heating and well appointed kitchen and bathrooms.
The high ceilings combined with plenty of windows and double aspect rooms create very light and airy accommodation aided by the numerous double french doors which lead into the gardens.
The accommodation is very flexible with the annexe being ideal for visitors or family and can just as easily be used as part of the main house
The entrance porch has space for coats and boots and opens into a wide hallway with a cloakroom (with loo) and cloaks cupboard. A door leads into a splendid 26ft. sitting room with windows and french doors which flood the room with sunlight. At one end of the room is a handsome fireplace with a wood burning stove. At the other end a door leads through into the library which has french doors, engineered oak flooring and fitted bookshelves surrounding a doorway into the annexe.
Returning to the entrance hall a doorway leads into the dining room which has a wide archway into the kitchen. This is a great open plan living area with plenty of space for the dining furniture and the well fitted kitchen has a red electric Aga, an excellent range of fitted units (with a central island) granite worktops and a double Belfast sink. Off the dining room is a garden room, perfect for chilly or wet days and ideal for garden coats and boots.
Beyond the dining room a corridor leads to the main bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. At the end is the master bedroom which has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are three other bedrooms (one currently used as a study) and a bathroom.
This is situated on the southern end of the building and has external access and internal access from the library. A door leads into a hall which doubles up as a utility room having a sink unit, fitted cupboards and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Adjacent is a well fitted kitchen with units, integrated appliances and doors to the garden and into a living room. This is a pleasant south facing room and leads to a bedroom and en suite shower room.
The front garden is lawned with stonewalling, shrubs, borders and timber gates to the drive which leads into the property and provides ample parking. At the end of the drive timber gates open to a carport used for storage.
The property has a very special, mature and skilfully landscaped garden on the eastern and southern sides with a number of rooms created with all having great privacy.
Approached by French doors from the main rooms is a stunning area with cobblestoned terraces, a pond and fountain, box hedging, shrubs, an Indian Bean Tree, high walls and archways. These lead to a lawned garden with mature trees including two trees of heaven, shrubberies an ornamental cherry tree, borders and a rose covered pergola through to the next room. This is a vegetable garden with raised beds, a weeping willow, substantial garden sheds and a compost bin. Adjacent and approached from the annexe is a further lawned area bounded by box and hornbeam hedges.
A gate leads from the garden into the rented paddock of towards an acre and which has access through to the lane.Currently the Sellers of Dairy Cottages rent the paddock (towards an acre) to the south of the garden and there is the possibility of the Buyers continuing such an arrangement.”
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage to a digester shared with adjacent properties.
Council Tax Band G.
The property is not listed and is within a Conservation area.
Planning consent was granted in May 2019 to remove the present garden room and to construct a larger more substantial garden room. Details are available from the agents.
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.
From the roundabout on the south (Glastonbury) side of Wells, next to Tincknells, take the Shepton Mallet road and continue for a couple of miles and then take the left turn down into Dinder. Where the road swings right continue straight on passing Dinder House on the left. The road then turns sharp left and the Church is on the left. Continue until the cricket ground is on the right and Dairy Cottage is on the left.
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