GRANTS LANE, WEDMORE, BS28 4EA
Wells 8 miles, Glastonbury 9 miles, Bristol 22 miles, M5 (J22) 7 miles, Highbridge Station 9 miles, Bristol Airport 16 miles.
A very special period house in a convenient location in the heart of this popular village.
The Victorian house stands in it's own grounds enjoying great privacy and with fine views across the village to the church and the countryside beyond.
Uplands House has generous but manageable accommodation which includes: -
Ground Floor - reception hall, drawing room, dining room, study, morning room, kitchen, utility and cloakroom.
First floor - a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, garden room (or bedroom) 3 other bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Second Floor - a large attic floor easily arranged to provide several further bedrooms.
Cellars - providing storage.
Outside are mature gardens of around half an acre, garaging and stores.
Grants Lane is close to the centre of the village and Uplands House stands back and above the lane totally screened by a high hedge.
A tarmac drive leads in and this very handsome house can then be seen. Dating mainly from around 1840 it was extended in 1868 and at the turn of the century was a Doctor's residence being mentioned in Hazel Hudson's History of Wedmore. Stone built under a slated roof it's an impressive building with bay windows and a central doorway.
Internally the house has many attractive original details including good cornicing and plasterwork, panelled doors, plate racks, picture rails, deep skirting boards, polished floorboards, window shutters, marble fireplaces. These are complemented by some secondary glazing and gas central heating.
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 centres 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.
The front door opens into a wide reception hall with a beautiful tessellated tiled floor and 4 marbled slate steps leading up to the inner hall where the staircase with wrought iron ballustrades and a mahogany handrail leads upstairs.
The hall opens to the main reception rooms which are all well proportioned with good ceiling heights.
The drawing room has a dual aspect with a bay window and a pretty marble fireplace.
The sitting room on the opposite side of the hall also has a bay window and a marble fireplace with a shelved side alcove. To the right of the fireplace is a "secret door" with the appearance of a bookcase and which leads into a study with a dual aspect and a fireplace.
Off the inner hall is the dual aspect dining room which has a marble fireplace and a display alcove.
The comfortable kitchen is conveniently across the hall and has a good range of units, an Aga and a scullery area with a sink and more units. Beyond are a utility area, hall/boot room and a shower room.
The morning room is also off the kitchen and has store cupboards and a garden door. The back staircase leads upstairs directly into the garden room and a further staircase leads down to the storage cellars.
The staircase in the hall leads to a half landing and then rises to the first floor. Here the master bedroom is a lovely dual aspect room with a large en suite bathroom which also has a door to the landing. There are three other good size bedrooms, a family bathroom and the garden room so called having direct garden access. This room is equally suited as a bedroom.
On the second floor is a large space which provides plenty of scope for further bedrooms, games rooms etc.
It's worth noting that all the rooms on the front of the house have absolutely delightful views across the village to the church and the beautiful countryside beyond
At the entrance to the property is a garage with a loft and a store. There's also plenty of parking and scope to increase the area if needed. Outside the back door of the house is a potting shed.
The property totals about half an acre and the mature gardens are absolutely delightful and must be viewed to be appreciated. They include lawns, herbaceous beds and a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs which enhance the property and ensure its privacy.
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