LONGACRE HOUSE, HENTON, WELLS, BA5 1PD
Wells 4 miles, Wedmore, 4 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Bristol 23 miles and Bath 24 miles.
A substantial and roomy house with excellent, generous, accommodation with fantastic views whilst being conveniently located in a small village between Wells and Wedmore.
The house has well appointed living space , plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, garaging and parking. It includes a hall, a large sitting room, a luxurious kitchen opening into the dining room, a separate study, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms.
In addition it has over half an acre of gardens including a sunny, well sheltered and very private rear garden.
Henton is a small, friendly village midway between the Cathedral City of Wells and the quintessential “English village’’ of Wedmore.
The house stands on the northern side of the road with the private side of the house facing south over its gardens. Internally the house had double glazing, oil central heating and is a welcoming comfortable home. The large windows flood the house with sunshine and maximise the amazing views.
An outer porch shelters the front door which opens to a large reception hall with the staircase and doors to the main rooms.
The sitting room is a well proportioned room with the focal point being a fireplace with a wood burning stove. Double doors open through into the dining room which is a large open plan room with the kitchen and which has a tiled floor throughout and several windows and bi folding doors, all south facing to a paved terrace.
The kitchen has an excellent range of fitted units and integrated appliances including a hob, double oven, steam oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a sink unit, plenty of space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and a side door to the garden.
Also off the hall are a study and a shower room with a basin, wc and a large walk in shower area.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The main bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with tiling. The other three bedrooms also have fitted wardrobes and there is a family bathroom accessed from the landing.
Adjacent to the house is a large garage with a rear pedestrian door and a front electric up and over door.
At the front of the house is a tarmac parking area bounded by raised gardens on each side and with steps leading to the front door.
The rear garden is a great bonus. There’s a large paved terrace and lawn which is very private, totally sheltered and a real sun trap, all absolutely ideal for outside dining and relaxation. To the side is a garden shed and steps leading to the higher garden. This is a sloping lawn with trees and shrubs which runs up the hill to a small wooded area. Part way up the slope is a decking terrace with views which must be seen to be appreciated. This garden is a great asset and is wonderful for all ages.
Council Tax Band F.
EPC rating (64) D
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.
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
Other centres and 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.