UNDERLEAF, SAND ROAD, WEDMORE, BS28 4XF
A substantial detached property set in private grounds of about an acre with a superb outlook to the rear towards the Somerset Levels. The accommodation is well arranged (with living and bedroom areas being well separated) and includes: entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, conservatory, four double bedrooms (master with dressing room and ensuite) family bathroom and further shower room. Large gardens, double garage and lots of potential to further enlarge if required.
The property is approached from Sand Road with permissive access to its very private pillared and gated entrance. A tarmac driveway with well-kept lawns to either side and attractive mature trees, including a walnut, and shrubs lead to the generous parking and turning areas. Facing due South Underleaf is beautifully placed within the centre of a generous plot approaching an acre, with a good degree of privacy and seclusion, but with the benefit of neighbours nearby.
Outside are plenty of flexible outbuildings, lots of parking space, a summerhouse and this wonderful mature garden. In all around an acre.
Sand is a small hamlet under a mile from the centre of Wedmore which is within a short drive, and indeed within walking distance, on a quiet country lane.
Most of the rooms have a double aspect and the house is flooded with sunlight.
The partly glazed double doors open into the porch with a large useful cupboard. Ceramic tiled floor with decorative inserts. Window to side. This opens into the hall which has Karndean wood effect flooring and useful storage cupboard. The light and spacious hall has three double glazed windows to the front aspect and one to the side. From the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room with an impressive modern kitchen that has a range of high gloss wall and base units with Corian worktops and a inset one and a half bowl sink with mixer taps and a window over looking the attractive front garden.
There is a large Island with further storage a breakfast bar, electrolux induction hob with Neff extractor fan on the ceiling above. Further integrated Neff appliances include an electric oven and steam oven both with hide and slide doors. Combination microwave/oven all at eye level with warming drawers under, a separate large Fridge and freezer, integral dishwasher and wine cooler. There is a door to the utility room which is a spacious room ideal for its purpose and has a Belfast sink with a base unit and shelved storage cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler, water tank and controls. There is space for washing machine and tumble dryer and further space for an additional fridge or freezer. Just off the utility room is a cloakroom with a WC and wash hand basin.
The sitting room is a lovely light room with dual aspect. The room features solid wooden flooring a wood burning stove with a brick surrounded and slate hearth. There are five windows to the rear and side elevations and French doors out to the south facing rear garden.
The dining area is open from the kitchen which makes the space very sociable. The dining area has tiled flooring which continues into the conservatory via oak bifolding doors. The conservatory is a wonderful light room with a Southerly garden aspect and fantastic views over the Somerset levels and beyond. Sliding doors leading to the garden terrace.
A pleasing feature of the internal layout of Underleaf is the fact that the main domestic living areas are well separated from the bedrooms.
The master bedroom is entered through a large dressing area which has double full length mirrored wardrobes with great hanging space and storage within. An archway opens into the master which is a generous sized room which is very light with a window overlooking the garden and southerly views beyond. The ensuite has fully tiled walls, a WC, his and hers wash hand basins and a large walk in shower.
There are three further double bedrooms a bathroom which has a bath, WC, wash hand basin and a storage cupboard. At the end of the house is a shower room with a large walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
The attic is accessed through the bathroom and is fully insulated and mainly boarded.
The front and rear gardens are very generous in size and are a real feature of this substantial property. To the front there are large lawned areas either side of the sweeping drive, including a Summer house and seating area. The outbuilding of the old piggery also offers outside storage.
The property has a large double garage with a manual up and over door and an electric door. Inside the garage is power and light, lots of space including over head and a door to the rear. To the rear and south side of the property is a lawned area which affords a great deal of privacy and enjoys superb far reaching views over the Somerset Levels and beyond, there is also a dew pond and mature weeping willow. Central beds and side borders are well planted with numerous trees, shrubs, climbers and a large vegetable plot. In the corner of the garden is a further wooden garden shed and composting area.
The rear garden can also be accessed from the sitting room and garden room both leading out to a large patio where you can enjoy outside dining whilst taking in the views.
About the Area
The Saxon village of Wedmore has existed for well over a thousand years and is delightful and extremely active centre. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, interesting and varied shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist etc. together with others usually only found in larger county towns, plus pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. There is a wide range of clubs and societies, cultural and sporting. Most sports activities are catered for in the area. Swimming pools at both Cheddar and Wells; Sailing and Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; In addition there are floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts, Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Greens and a Children’s Play Area. ?The Cathedral City of Wells is about 7 miles away and provides a further range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. Big City shopping centres are available at Taunton, Bath, Bristol and The Mall at Cribbs Causeway (each approximately 25 miles away).
Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 - 10 minutes) connecting to M4 (J16). A Local train service from Highbridge (7 miles) links with the Intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington taking approximately 11/2 hours. Bristol International Airport is 15 miles away and there are local buses and taxis. ?The property is in the catchment area for several fine schools including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and Kings of Wessex Upper School. There are also Independent schools including Wells Cathedral School, Millfield in Street, Taunton School, King’s Bruton, Sidcot and Downside in Oakhill and numerous schools in Bristol and Bath.