CHARTER HOUSE, WELLS ROAD, DRAYCOTT, SOMERSET BS27 3SF
Between Cheddar, Wedmore and Wells
A substantial Victorian house (not listed) with great views, outbuildings and a large garden standing in this popular village between Cheddar, Wedmore and Wells. There’s easy access to A371 and is 1 minute to main Wells - Weston Super Mare bus route bus stop and school buses.
Charterhouse has plenty of living space and includes a hall, 2/3 reception rooms, a large kitchen, 3 (possibly 4) bedrooms, bathroom, shower room and extensive cellars.
Outside there’s plenty of parking space and multiple stone outbuildings suitable for lots of uses and with scope for development subject to any necessary planning consents.
In addition, there are well landscaped gardens including lawns, a vegetable garden and paved terraces – all secure with great privacy and mainly south facing. In brief, an exceptional and unique property much loved by the seller who is downsizing.
Wells Road runs through this popular village and CharterHouse is ideally suited on the south side of the road. The entrance and parking areas are on its north side leaving the sunny south side to be very private.
Charterhouse is a handsome local Draycott Stone building under a tiled roof built in 1896 retains its period character and style whilst enjoying stunning views south across Somerset levels and the Mendip hills to the north.
It stands back from the road protected by a substantial stone wall with double gates which give access to a tarmaced courtyard flanked by barns and the house.
At the front of the house is a neat lawned garden with flowerbeds bordering with rose trees, hydrangeas and shrubs. Gated access secure the rear (main) gardens.
Internally the rooms are large and well-proportioned and the house has the benefit of gas central heating and double glazing
The front door opens into a porch and through to the hall which has door leading out to the garden. Off the hall are the 3 reception rooms. These include the study which can also be used as a 4th bedroom if required and adjacent is the sitting room with a stone fireplace and a bay window with fabulous views and a fitted window seat.
On the other side of the hall is the dining/family room with a fireplace with a wood burning stove, shelved alcoves and again, great views. A short set of steps leads into the farmhouse style kitchen which has fitted units, a four ring gas hob, an oven plus space and plumbing for washing machine, dryer, and fridges. It also has a door to the side courtyard.
On the first floor are three large bedrooms, two bathrooms – one with a roll top bath and other a shower/wet room. All the rooms having good views either southwards over the Somerset Levels or northwards to the Mendips.
Approached from the garden are several good cellars comprising 4 rooms and one containing a newly installed gas central heating boiler.
There’s plenty of parking for several cars and this area is flanked by two large outbuildings currently used as workshop/woodstore and garage area with upper area - both currently in use but also ripe for conversion (subject to any necessary consents). There’s also an outside WC off the back of the house which has been fully modernised.
On the sunny south side of the house are the main gardens which are both secure and delightfully productive having been developed over the last 30 years by the present family.
Immediately at the back of the house are a large and smaller paved patios plus a Wildlife Pond.
There’s plenty of space for relaxation and dining and this all-day suntrap benefits from a large awning which can be opened as necessary. Steps lead to a level lawn bounded by well clipped high Thuja Placarta (slow growing) conifer hedges offering near total privacy from surrounding properties.
In addition, there’s a greenhouse, a kitchen garden with raised beds, apple trees, and a soft fruit garden (gooseberries, raspberries, loganberries and strawberries) and various vegetables.
These gardens, as well as being enjoyed by the owner and rescued ex-battery hens, two cats and a dog offer a veritable cornucopia of wildlife with frogs, toads, newts, dragon flies, damsel flies, bees plus nesting house martins, swifts and sparrows.
About the area
Draycott is a small village nestling on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty popular with walkers and very accessible to the public.
The village is very active socially and amenities include a church, village hall, primary school, playgroup, playing fields, The Mendip Players Drama group, village shop, Cider Barn, Strawberry Special pub etc . In addition, close by are various 'Strawberry cabins' selling this delicious local produce plus other fresh fruit and vegetables
The nearby towns of Cheddar, Wells and Wedmore offer a large range of other facilities.
There are also primary schools in Westbury sub Mendip and Cheddar as well as secondary state schools at Kings of Wessex in Cheddar and the Blue School in Wells.
The independent schools, Sidcot, Millfield and Wells Cathedral are also within easy reach
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