Brook House, Church Street, Wedmore BS28 4AA
About the area
About the Area
Wedmore has been an important village since Saxon times. This can be seen in the attractive architecture, which combines cottages and grand houses from the Georgian and Victorian periods, with a number of fine historic buildings such as the medieval church and 16th century coaching inn. It is also reflected in an extensive range of clothing, food and other interesting shops including a delicatessen, fishmongers and organic butchers, as well as a chemist, post office and general store, plus pubs, restaurants and tearooms.
There is a wide range of cultural and sporting clubs and societies, e.g. swimming pools at both Cheddar and Wells, sailing and windsurfing clubs at Cheddar Reservoir, the Badgworth Equestrian Centre, Wedmores 18 hole golf course, floodlit AstroTurf tennis courts, indoor and outdoor bowling greens, football and cricket grounds, plus a theatre club and the well-regarded Wedmore Opera.
The Cathedral City of Wells is approximately 8 miles away and also provides a good range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. City shopping ce The ntres are available at Taunton, Bath and Bristol (each approximately 25 miles away). Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 - 10 minutes) connecting to the M4 (J16). A local train service from Highbridge (9 miles) links with the intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, taking approximately 1.30 hours. Bristol International Airport is 16 miles away.
There are excellent state schools in the area including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School which has an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and the high performing Kings of Wessex Academy. Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and Taunton School.
Church Street is in the heart of the village with its handsome 15th century Church of St. Mary that is located opposite Brook House. The property is within a very short walk of the superb range of village shops, pubs and restaurants.
Brook House dates from around 1760 and retains some period features including sash windows at the front, architraves, plasterwork and staircase. The house retains its character and charm whilst being complimented by gas central heating and a new roof in 2010.
The front door opens into the hall with a tiled floor, elegant period staircase and an under stairs cupboard. On the right is the elegant dual aspect sitting room that has a brick and stone fireplace with an inset wood burner. The front window looks across the road to the handsome church opposite.
The sitting room opens into the kitchen and dining room that has been fitted with a generous amount of cupboards along with an integrated dishwasher and fridge. A range style cooker with an 8-ring gas hob along with an extractor sits neatly within a former inglenook. A window overlooks and a stable door leads to the sunny rear garden. Tiled flooring continues into thecloakroom that has a wash hand basin and wc. The utility room also has tiled flooring, built-in cupboards, a stainless steel 1½ bowl sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.
On the first floor landing the lovely arched window floods the area with plenty of natural light and a cupboard houses the gas boiler.
There are 3 double bedrooms, with two of them having windows to the front and overlooking the church, one of the bedrooms has a lovely cast iron fireplace in keeping with the period of the house. The views from the rear bedroom look across the garden and beyond to regency and period houses in the distance that are commonplace in this picturesque village. The bathroom is modern and has a bath with an electric shower over, wash hand basin, wc and radiator.
Brook House is set back slightly from the road with a low stone wall to the front and a gravelled garden. A driveway to the side of the house leads to the parking area at the rear, which has off road parking for 2/3 cars.
The sunny southerly facing garden is fully enclosed with fencing and a mature hedge. It has been designed for easy maintenance with paving and two borders, one of them raised and planted with shrubs, flowers and small trees and climbers. There is an outside power socket and light and a wooden gate leading to the parking area.
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