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Between Wells and Wookey Guide Price £600,000

Sold STC
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  • 1930's family home with large windows and great views
  • Plenty of private parking and room for a campervan
  • Versatile downstairs study/bedroom with ensuite shower room
  • David Salisbury conservatory
  • Garage, summer house and tool shed
  • New double glazing, cavity wall insulation and double attic insulation

Detached house on outskirts of Wells with far reaching views and gardens front and back. Scope to develop the garage into accommodation if required.


Spacious detached family home with far reaching rural views, within easy reach of Wookey village and the centre of Wells.


This fabulous house has an entrance porch, hallway, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, conservatory, study/bedroom and shower room/wc. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom and an attic room for storage. It has mature gardens to the front and rear with ample parking for several cars, a garage, summer house and tool shed.


The house has mature gardens to the front and a long drive. It occupies an elevated position beside open countryside. Wookey Road runs westwards out of Wells towards Wedmore. There is a footpath for easy pedestrian access into Wells and Wookey and public footpaths dissect the area provide access to the surrounding countryside. Waitrose is less than a mile away and Wookey village centre is even closer. Within the village there’s an original flour mill producing stoneground flour and homemade bread, a very popular cafe and shop, a goat farm producing handmade goats’ cheese and other artisanal products, a medieval church, 3 pubs, a part-time post office and a primary school. It has a friendly, welcoming and active community.


A handsome house, constructed in 1935 with spacious and well-balanced accommodation and spectacular, far-reaching rural views from most of the rooms. It retains period features inside and out and it has been lovingly maintained and extended to create a very comfortable home. The house has plenty of scope for further extension if required and the generous plot and spectacular views would justify a larger property.


An enclosed, arched porch with attractive quarry tiles provides plenty of space for coats and boots. A 1930’s style stained-glass and timber door opens to the hallway. To the left the dining room has a large bay window which embraces the spectacular view to the north towards the Mendip Hills and Wookey Hole. Next to this, the sitting room flows through double French doors to the David Salisbury conservatory.


There is a large cupboard under the stairs with hanging space for coats. The kitchen is located towards the rear of the property and another door opens from here into the conservatory. The kitchen is designed to take advantage of the view to the west of the house over open countryside. The double sink is under the west facing window, from here you can spot deer, foxes, badgers and rabbits while you are washing up as well as enjoy magical sunsets! A range of fitted units provides plenty of storage along with eye level double ovens and space for a washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. An exterior door opens to the west. Beyond the kitchen is the study/bedroom and ensuite shower room with w.c. from here a glazed exterior door opens to the rear garden.


The attractive conservatory has quarry tiles and double doors open to the rear terrace. Original 1930’s craftmanship is retained in the attractive and unusual geometric stairs spindles. A large west facing window floods the landing and hallway below with natural light and again offers a glorious, far-reaching view almost to South Wales. All 3 bedrooms also have great views as does the family bathroom. There is a loft hatch on the landing which opens to the attic room, accessed via a new pull-down ladder. This has two roof lights and is boarded and carpeted for use.


The house is approached up a long, tarmacked drive. To the right is a large parking space with electricity (perfect for a mobile home). To the left of the drive is a mature garden. The drive opens up in front of the house providing more space for parking. The garage on the right is integral to the building and it has plenty of space and shelving along with a window to the west. A newly laid resin path leads to the right of the house to a doorway into the back of the garage. The path continues past the side door to the kitchen on to the rear garden.


At the back a sheltered, paved, south facing terrace adjoins the conservatory. Although the garden is not currently in bloom, the mix of shrubs, trees and planted borders is full of texture and variety. It is a very productive fruit garden with raspberries, rhubarb, apples, pears, and various fruiting bushes. Across the lawn, in the far righthand corner, there is a summer house and tucked beside the house to the east there is a timber tool shed. A couple of the photos are of the garden in the summer.

Tenure and other points

Freehold. Mains electricity, water, gas, drainage. 10x solar panels. Council Tax Band E. EPC rating D. Most of the double glazing was replaced in 2021.


From our office proceed along Priory Road, straight on at the junction and at the roundabout turn right. Continue through the first traffic lights and at the next traffic lights turn left on to the Cheddar A371 road. Ignore the first left turn and a little further on take the left fork signposted Wedmore B3139. Follow this road for approx. 500mts and Rathdownie is the last house on the left.

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 a 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. Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Mainline trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes’ drive away.

Important Notes

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. Buyers must rely on information passed between the solicitors with regard to items included in the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS. Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property. All viewings are by appointment with the Agents. Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.

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Name Location Type Distance
Wookey Road
Wells BA5 1NA
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 6128