LYNCHCOMBE HOUSE, LYNCHCOMBE LANE, WESTBURY SUB MENDIP, WELLS, BA5 1GH
Wells 4 miles, Wedmore 5.8 miles, Cheddar 4 miles, Glastonbury 9 miles, Bristol 20 miles and Bath 21 miles
An absolutely delightful country property on the edge of this popular village a few miles west of Wells. Lynchcombe House has a wonderful outlook and views and provides generous accommodation of great character and style with outbuildings and over 8 acres of land.
The house includes an entrance hall, an inner galleried hall, cloakroom, 4 reception rooms, a large kitchen/living/dining room, laundry, boot room and on the first floor a gallery, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
Outside are stone barns, garden stores and an oak framed garage and car port. There are beautiful well landscaped mature gardens, an orchard and meadows of permanent pasture. In all about 8 acres.
Guide Price £1,500,000 to £1,700,000
Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, half-way between Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge.?The village has a good community with many societies and organisations, a pub, village stores and post office and not least an excellent primary school.
Lynchcombe House has a wonderful location on the edge of the village on a quiet peaceful ‘no through” lane. It’s the only property with this postcode. At the end of Lynchcombe Lane are a footpath and bridle way through Lynchcombe Nature Reserve.
Lynchcombe House is a period farmhouse which has been superbly re-designed and extended to create a stunning home which has a most attractive contemporary style. Many rooms are double or triple aspect, combined with French doors and roof lights which flood the rooms with sunlight, creating a bright and airy environment complemented by good quality materials and well-appointed bathrooms and a bespoke kitchen etc. Such details include parquet and engineered oak flooring, Fired Earth tiling, double glazing and mains gas central heating plus both solar thermal units and 15 PV panels.
A reception and inner halls run through the house giving access and privacy to the large living areas which include 4 reception rooms, all suited to various uses, plus the large kitchen/living/dining room. If preferred any of the rooms could be used as a more formal dining room.
A great feature of the house are oak and partly glazed internal doors and the French doors from all the main rooms which lead into the landscaped and very private gardens.
The front door opens into a porch with a flagstone floor and a door into the hall which has an oak parquet floor, the front staircase and the cloakroom.
The kitchen/living/dining room is the heart of the house. The kitchen area has ceramic limestone style floor tiling and is partly separated by a peninsular of cupboards. There are further units, a double Belfast sink, oak and granite worksurfaces and splashbacks. Appliances include a large range cooker (gas and electric), extractor and dishwasher.
The living and dining area has an oak parquet floor, a wood burner, French doors and plenty of space for both a large dining table and sofas.
Off this room is a boot room with a tiled floor, fitted units, plumbing for washing machine and a garden door. The laundry off the hall provides further storage cupboards and plumbing for washing machines.
The study, also approached from the main hall, has a triple aspect and with its east aspect is equally suitable as a morning room.
There’s a mid hallway with limestone flooring, large windows, a french door and an interesting detail being the encased well which served the original farmhouse.
The sitting room has been used as an additional family study in the last year or so and is again light and airy with French doors to a garden terrace.
The galleried inner hall has oak flooring, a brick fireplace and chimney breast with a wood burning stove. A spiral staircase leads to the gallery above. Off this hall are a music room and the drawing room. The latter has a Doulting stone fireplace, with a wood burner, bookshelves and French doors to the garden.
The dining room, sitting room and drawing room all have doors to the part of the garden facing south and west and which is sunny, sheltered and very private.
A landing runs between the two staircases and serves the 5 bedrooms. The main bedroom is a good size, has a triple aspect, an entrance lobby, built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room with a large shower area. Of the other four bedrooms, one has fitted wardrobes and one a mezzanine area. All have access to two bathrooms, one with both a bath and shower.
Finally, when describing the accommodation mention must be made of the tremendous views enjoyed from many aspects of the house.
A drive leads in from the lane to a large, gravelled forecourt flanked by rose and shrub beds, lawns, stone walls and sheltered by a majestic oak tree. Beyond is a substantial garage and carport and adjoining is an orchard with fruit trees including apple, damson, pear, greengage, and quince.
On the south and west side of the house are mature well planted gardens with a paved terraces, lawns, box and beech hedges, shrub and flower beds, apricot and cherry trees, a handsome walnut tree and a vegetable garden beyond a picket fence. There’s also garden store next to the house and tucked away behind it is a potting area.
The property totals around 8 acres.
Beyond the stone wall in front of the house is a stone barn with a concrete yard which leads into the field beyond. At the back of the barn is an open sided hay shed which can also be used as a field shelter. The 2 fields to the west are also part of the property and on this west side of the lane the property totals over 5 acres. On the opposite (east) side of the lane are 2 further fields which also have a field shelter and water troughs. This parcel totals over 3 acres.
All the land lies level or on a gentle slope and is down to permanent pasture ideal for stock and horses.
Freehold. Mains services. Gas central heating. Double glazing. Solar thermal units and 15 pv panels EPC rating 72 (C). Council tax band E. Mendip District Council.
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 (catchment area), Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Sidcot, 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.
There’s an active country community with continuing festivals, agricultural shows and rural pursuits which have continued for many generations.
From Wells follow the A371 towards Cheddar and on reaching the village of Westbury Sub Mendip continue past the Westbury Inn on the right and then take the second turning on the right past the village school into the Square. Turn right at the Square and then second left into Back Lane. Ignore the first left. There is then a crossroads, turn left towards Back Lane and immediately take the right onto Perch Hill. Continue, ignore a right turn and Lynchcombe House is a short distance further on the left.
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