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Wookey, West of Wells, Somerset Auction Guide Price £400,000

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  • Delightful farmhouse in a quiet setting in the heart of the village
  • Great charm and character with a wealth of period features
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Outbuildings including a large garage, workshop and stores.
  • Ample parking and gardens

NOW FOR SALE BY MODERN METHOD OF AUCTION. A delightful Grade II listed farmhouse in a quiet setting in the heart of this popular village a mile or so west of Wells.


Wells 1.4 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Castle Cary Stn. 15 miles, Wedmore 6.4 miles, Bristol 22 miles, Bath 23 miles.


For sale by Modern Method of Auction; Starting Bid £410,000 plus Reservation Fee.

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, 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.


Wookey is a small village about 2 miles west of Wells and is not to be confused with Wookey Hole which is a different village a couple of miles away to the north. The village of Wookey has a church, primary school, 3 good pubs (one highly regarded for meals), a community café and shop (The Hub) and a sub Post Office. Wookey is also on the bus route between Wells and Wedmore

The property

Church farm is opposite the Church and adjacent to a quiet lane. A pedestrian gate leads from the lane to the front door whilst access is usually through an open-ended barn into a large courtyard. The property has great charm and character and retains many original period details.


An oak door is set into a classic limestone archway which opens into the cross passage hall with a stairwell. The dual aspect drawing room has stop chamfered beams, a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, parquet flooring and leads into the sitting room. This room has a parquet floor, an LPG gas stove and a door to the courtyard. Adjoining is an utility/kitchenette (with a sink and fitted cupboards) and a tiled bathroom (basin, wc and bath). NB the sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom offer the flexibility to be used as a “granny annexe” or similar.


From the left of the hall is the dining room with an inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors and a pretty window with working shutters looking across the garden to the church. An arched doorway opens into the rear hall with an oak studded door to the courtyard and a cloakroom (basin & wc). The kitchen has floor and wall cupboards and a large sink unit. Off the rear hall is the study with a dual aspect and a built in cupboard. On the first floor are a landing 4 double bedrooms, a shower room (shower cubicle, basin & wc) and bathroom (basin and bath) with an adjacent separate w.c.


There is a very pretty garden on the southern side of the house whilst the access to the west side through the open barn leads into a large courtyard garden. There is more than ample parking space in front of the double garage, workshop and stores. Behind the buildings are small vegetable and fruit garden areas.


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. VIEWINGS - interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.


From Wells drive out on the B3139 heading towards Wedmore and take the turning next to the Burcott inn onto Vicarage rd. After 100m or so take the left hand turning onto church lane. At the end of church lane you will see the open ended barn and the courtyard of church farm.

Auctioneer’s Comments

This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with Traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, but grant 28 days to achieve exchange of contracts from the date the buyer’s solicitor is in receipt of the draft contracts and a further 28 days thereafter to complete. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance.


Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to put down a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 4.2% subject to a minimum of £6,000 plus VAT which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgment of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation form and all terms and conditions can be found in the Legal Pack which can be downloaded for free from the auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department.


Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid. Both the Starting Bid and Reserve Price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by Roderick Thomas Auctions powered by IAM sold Ltd. TO VIEW OR MAKE A BID – Contact Roderick Thomas or visit: www.iamsold.co.uk

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Name Location Type Distance
Wells BA5 1JX
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 4342