Located within the heart of Wedmore, Glendale is the perfect city escape offering a central village location with privacy, amenities and excellent schooling. 8 miles west of Wells and within commuting distance of Bristol the property is well placed for those wishing to work in a city but at the same time enjoy the country-life.
An impressive period residence originally constructed in the Georgian era, then extended by the Victorians, the property boasts many character features typical of these eras. In the delightful and popular village of Wedmore in easy reach of all the major towns of the area. Well-proportioned family accommodation of 3380 sq.ft (excluding garage) comprising hall, three reception rooms, kitchen & breakfast room, six double bedrooms, a large study/bedroom, a work room and two bath/shower rooms, double garage, annex incorporating utility room, off street parking and mature landscaped gardens.
About the area
Originally named Vadomaer after one of the Saxon leaders, Wedmore is a delightful Somerset village. West of Wells (8.8 miles) and South of Bristol (22 miles). Located within the heart of the village you will find the well attended Grade I listed Church of St. Mary. Day to day amenities are available within the village together with an excellent selection of boutique shops, a post office, butchers, chemist, delicatessen, restaurants, public houses and tea rooms.
A wide range of leisure activities are available locally including golf, tennis, bowls, football, cricket, horse riding in Badgworth or even sailing at Cheddar reservoir. There are a number of local events throughout the year to fill ones social calendar. Wells and Bristol host a wide range shopping facilities. Highbridge train station operates a train line into London Paddington with motorway access at Junction 22 of the M5.
There are excellent state and independent 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, Taunton School, King’s Bruton, All Hallows and Downside.
Glendale House is in the heart of the village with easy access to all the amenities. With a Victorian frontage it retains many original details including high ceilings, cornices, picture rails, marble fireplace, and a particularly fine tessellated tiled entrance hall. These features are complemented by works in recent years which have included a new kitchen and bathroom.
The front door opens into a wide reception hall with a beautiful tessellated floor, doors to the drawing room and sitting room. Both of these fine rooms have large sash windows. The drawing room comprises marble fireplace with inset jet master fire, high ceilings, cornicing, picture rail and stripped floorboards. A bespoke tailor made kitchen has a range of base and wall units with granite worktops over, integrated dishwasher and Lacanche range cooker. To the other side of the house is a well-proportioned dining room ideal for entertaining with ornamental fireplace, flagstone floors and window overlooking the rear garden. Perhaps the best room in the house is the sitting room which is a lovely light room with high ceilings, cornices, large sash windows and herringbone oak parquet flooring.
From the hall an ornate staircase leads to the first floor. As depicted via the floorplan there are four bedrooms on this level which are serviced via the family bathroom which houses both cast iron clawfoot bath and separate shower. Off the bathroom is a walk in linen room. In addition to this there are three further bedrooms (one being used as the study), with separate bathroom and a further large room currently being utilised as a work/sewing room.
The house is in the centre of the village and is set back behind a low stonewall with cast iron railings and a pathway to the entrance with flowers and mixture of shrubs. At the rear of the house is a large walled garden which is mainly laid to lawn with bordered by trees and shrubs. To the side of the garden is a double garage and to the other side an annex that could house a dependant relative.
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