THE CIDER BARN, PANBOROUGH, WELLS, SOMERSET, BA5 1PN
Wedmore 3 miles, Wells 5 miles Glastonbury 5 miles, Bath 24 miles, Bristol 25miles.
A highly original and very stylish barn conversion with 6 bedrooms and excellent outside entertaining space.
The accommodation consists of an entrance hall/porch, study, kitchen/dining room, a sitting room, rear hall and laundry. It has 6 double bedrooms, three have ensuite shower rooms and there is also a family bathroom.
Outside the house is approached over a gravel drive with parking for several cars. To the front there is an enclosed lawned garden with a fabulous, raised deck with a large open sided garden/party room and adjoining store and log store.
The property is in the hamlet of Panborough, between the charming Cathedral City of Wells and the popular village of Wedmore.
Panborough and the other villages and hamlets close by have a vibrant and varied selection of classes, events and activities, many of which draw people from far and wide. The extremely popular Sheppey in Godney is only a couple of miles to the south and all other facilities including a cinema, various supermarkets, schools and restaurants can be found in Wells. Panborough is surrounded by open countryside which is traversed by footpaths and droves and the house enjoys wonderful views of the Mendip Hills to the north and Glastonbury Tor to the south.
The original stone building has been imaginatively extended and adapted over the years to create a stylish, contemporary and unique country residence. Fabulous, large, tilt and turn windows, fully glazed bifold doors, vaulted ceilings, roof lights, exposed stone walls and bespoke, reclaimed wood panelling blend urban trends with rural integrity. There is plenty of space inside and out and the well-designed garden room provides an attractive, versatile, covered area for entertaining and relaxing, whatever the weather.
The front door opens to a bright entrance porch where there is plenty of space for coats and boots. Ahead is a cleverly designed study with workstation and floor-to-ceiling cupboards, for seamless storage. To the right is the kitchen/dining room. This dramatic, vaulted space is flooded with natural light from all angles. Bespoke, solid wood, kitchen units provide ingenious storage along with a concealed coffee station and a magnificent walk-in larder. There is space for a dishwasher in the larder and for an American fridge freezer in the kitchen. Original design and considered functionality work together to create a fun and funky workspace with unhoned granite worksurfaces on either side of a Flavel electric range cooker with 2 ovens and a grill. Above this is a futuristic oval, suspended extractor with lights.
A raised oak breakfast bar divides the workspace from the dining area and provides a relaxed area for dining and chatting. There is plenty of space for a large table and chairs by the fantastic bifold doors which open to the paved garden terrace. The clever use of the same flagstone slabs inside and out encourages a sense of continuity as you move out into the garden. Nestled in the corner of the dining area is a large multifuel stove.
To the rear of the kitchen is a bedroom with an ensuite shower room. Stone steps rise from the dining area to the sitting room. Oak flooring, timber panelling and another large multifuel stove give this room a cosy and welcoming feel. Two large tilt and turn windows offer views of the attractive garden. Double doors lead to a rear hallway.
To the right is a laundry with space for a tumble dryer and washing machine and plumbing for a sink if required. The principal bedroom is opposite. It has south facing windows, his and hers concealed, walk-in wardrobes and an extremely stylish ensuite shower room. From the rear hall, oak and glass stairs rise to the first floor and glazed, double, exterior doors provide access to the garden.
Upstairs an enormous roof light floods the bespoke stairs with natural light. There are 4 further double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room. The bedrooms have the benefit of some wonderful, far reaching, rural views and there is a smart family bathroom with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle.
The house is approached over a gravel drive where there is an EV charging point, a log store and space for several cars. A jasmine and honeysuckle archway leads to enclosed gardens with a gravel path to the front door. This path leads around the building to the left and to the right the garden opens out in front of the house. There is a combination of paved and decked terraces adjoining the house, beyond this there is a lawn, bordered by shrubs, trees and floral raised beds. A large, mature willow tree provides drama and structure, and the fabulous garden room is a backdrop to the west, creating a varied and enchanting outdoor environment to be enjoyed whatever the weather.
Beside the garden room is a handy storeroom and neat log store and beyond this there is a sheltered space which would be ideal for a hot tub. At the north end of the garden there is another timber shed and a chicken enclosure. In addition to the majestic willow there are quince, rowan, cherry, peach, pear and apple trees.
Tenure and other points
Freehold. Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating and hot water (combi boiler). Shared (4 properties) treatment plant (£25/month). Council Tax Band G. EPC Rating D.
From Wells follow signs for the A371 towards Cheddar and bear left onto the B3139 towards Wedmore and Burnham-on-Sea. Travel through the villages of Yarley, Henton and Bleadney and as you approach Panborough, The Cider Barn will be found on the left hand side.
About the Area
Panborough is a small village lying between the Cathedral City of Wells and the historic village of Wedmore. It shares many community activities with Theale, a short walk away, with its village hall, church and playground regular events including a film club and community café as well as the annual flower show and pantomime.
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 activities including football and cricket clubs, tennis, bowls, golf, opera.
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.
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