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8 Northbank, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BX Guide Price £300,000

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  • 2 Bedroom end of terrace stone cottage
  • Kitchen
  • dining room/ reception room
  • Sitting room
  • Large converted attic Space
  • Private garden
  • Direct access to footpaths
  • Two outbuildings
  • Countryside views.

A charming end of terrace stone cottage with delightful period features, situated in a wonderful spot on the hillside above Wookey Hole village, just 2 miles from the historic city of Wells.



The property includes a kitchen, dining / reception room and sitting room on the ground floor, with a family bathroom and 2 bedrooms on the first floor and a large converted attic space. Outside is a good-sized private garden with direct access to footpaths and wide-reaching countryside views. Two outbuildings with power.


8 Northbank is a delightful end-of-terrace stone cottage, which exudes character with its wealth of period-features and has been tastefully modernised to create a bright and welcoming family home. The generous garden adjoins open countryside and is private and thoughtfully designed, whilst also providing direct access onto the superb network of rural footpaths. There is part double glazing, gas central heating and broadband.


The front door is situated at the foot of stone steps and the property is entered through a stable door, leading directly into a light and stylish kitchen, with exposed brickwork and a vaulted ceiling with rooflight. The fitted kitchen has contemporary-country style light grey wooden units and solid wood countertops. There is a ceramic butler’s sink, gas hob and integrated oven, integrated fridge and a wine fridge. A breakfast bar opens through to the central dining / reception room, providing a nod to open plan living. The dining / reception room is light and spacious with beautiful flagstone flooring, original bread-oven doors and lots of understairs cupboard storage space.


The sitting room is very light and welcoming with a large recently installed double-glazed sash window and a stable door leading to the back garden. Period features abound in here with flagstone flooring, wooden window shutters, beautiful original fireplace, fitted recess storage and a lovely bespoke window seat with underneath log storage.

First Floor

The staircase rises from the central dining room and leads to a lovely large main bedroom with a double-glazed sash window with wooden shutters and wonderful views over the back garden and the Glastonbury Tor. There is also an exposed wooden floor, a working open fireplace and a built-in storage cupboard.

Second Floor

The attic has been converted into a large additional living space, currently used as a bedroom, and accessed by a staircase from the first-floor landing. It is extremely light and spacious with views to Glastonbury Tor, double-glazed rooflights, exposed wooden flooring and access to additional roof storage areas.


The back garden can be accessed from the sitting room and from a side access gate to the far side of the property. It is fully enclosed by wooden fencing, with a gate at the far end providing access to the footpath network, which leads to Ebbor Gorge. The garden has a lovely solid wood decking area, a central lawn with flower beds marked by sleepers and a large garden shed at the end, which provides storage as well as a sheltered spot for an additional gravelled seating area.


To the front of the property there is an allocated space to park one car and a row of original outbuildings, divided up for each of the properties along the terrace, and offering good potential for conversion into further accommodation or studio space. The end part of the building belongs to number 8 and has a window, electric power and is currently used as a workshop / storage space. There is an additional storage area, accessed by separate doors.

Other points

Freehold, not listed. Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas central heating. Two open fires. EPC Rating D. Council Tax Band B (Mendip).


Follow satellite navigation to postcode BA5 1BX. The property is at the end of a no-through lane with one allocated parking space. There is an additional parking area used by local residents on School Hill, on the left-hand side, just before the final corner leading to Northbank. The property is at the far end of the terrace with the front door accessed down stone steps.

About the area

Just 2 miles from bustling Wells, Wookey Hole village, renowned for its famous caves, is a charming village situated on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB and Ebbor Gorge Nature Reserve. It has superb connections to the national network of footpaths and cycleways and is surrounded by open countryside. The active community enjoys a church, a popular local pub, a community hall with regular cinema evenings and a wood-fired pizza takeaway in the village. Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000), situated in beautiful countryside between the Somerset levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The medieval city centre has superb local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including its outstanding gothic Cathedral and moated Bishop’s Palace and gardens.


The city has a full calendar of live performance events and hosts annual festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food. It has a strong and active community with many societies and clubs, as well as a great selection of sporting facilities including Wells Leisure Centre, Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city as well as a wholefood deli with refill store. There is a selection of excellent state and independent schools in the area, which includes several good primary schools within the city and the surrounding villages, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.


The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath. Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. 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.

Important Notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise.

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Name Location Type Distance
Northbank Wookey Hole
Wells BA5 1BX
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00004758