LONG ACRE FARM, PANBOROUGH, WELLS, SOMERSET, BA5 1PN
The property has been carefully restored and maintained, retaining many attractive original details including large flagstones, old pine and elm timber work, fire surrounds and cast-iron fireplaces. As one would expect from a period property such as this, the rooms are of a good size.
The panelled front door opens into the central hall which, flanked by the sitting room and dining room, leads through to the rear hall; also rising out of this hall are the stairs to the first floor and a door providing access to the lower ground floor.
The sitting room is south facing and very light, having a large double-glazed window with its original working wood shutters. The room is further enhanced by the fireplace with a marble surround, tiled hearth and fitted with a wood burner.
The dining room, being a similar size to the sitting room, balances the house perfectly. This room, with an impressive flagstone floor, fireplace with slate surround, wood burner and cupboards to either side of the chimney breast, is a lovely formal dining room.
From the hall blue lias steps lead down to the rear hall, providing access to the cloakroom and larder to the left and kitchen to the right.
The kitchen is well proportioned with bespoke solid wood cupboards, work surfaces and a double farmhouse sink, all finished off with polished timber flooring. The Lacanche range with electric ovens and gas hob is included in the sale. There is plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge and still plenty of room for a kitchen table and dresser.
The large larder has a run of wall and base units, larder cupboards and plenty of room for a chest freezer, a second fridge and general storage.
The cloakroom with basin and wc has a high-level cistern in
keeping with the style and character of the property.
From the far end of the kitchen a latch door leads through to a study/office/ playroom. Steps lead down to the boiler room which houses the oil boiler and has a butler's sink, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a drier and doors to the rear garden and the lower ground floor workshop.
The workshop offers an excellent storage and working area and may be accessed from either the boiler room or the parking area at the front of the house. It leads through to the large cellar with flag stone floor and stone steps leading back up to the central hall.
On the first floor the evidence of the sympathetic way the vendors have restored the house continues to be visible. The flooring to the landing and three of the bedrooms is glorious very wide polished elm floor boards rarely found in such good condition. The master bedroom is well proportioned and, as well as the elm flooring, retains its original cast iron fireplace. It is south facing and overlooks the front garden. Off the landing are two further double bedrooms. Both are south facing, light and airy, with fitted cupboards and one also retains its original cast iron fireplace.
There are two steps down to a further landing at the rear of the house. Bedroom four is eaved with fitted cupboards, exposed rafters and window to the rear. Bedroom five is currently used as a study but could equally make a single bedroom and is fitted with a Velux roof light.
The two bathrooms both have polished wooden floors. The first has a bath with shower above, basin and wc. The second bathroom has a shower, basin, wc and large fitted cupboard.
Lower Ground Floor
On the lower ground floor the workshop, accessed from either the boiler room or the parking area at the front of the house, offers an excellent storage and working area. On the same level is also a large cellar with flag stone floor and stone steps that lead back up to the central hall.
There is a tarmacadam parking area with space for several cars. On one side of this there are stone steps up to the front door and a wonderful level lawned garden, edged by well stocked flower beds. On the other side is the rest of the garden which is lawned and planted with fruit trees. It also has an attractive terrace, a chicken run set against the garden wall, a greenhouse, garden shed and a vegetable patch.
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 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 as well as a cinema, theatre and leisure centre.
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.The local state schools are excellent; transport is provided to Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexey Middle School and Kings of Wessex Academy. The private sector is also well catered for, with Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield, Downside and All Hallows all within reach.
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