Jessamine Farm, The Causeway, Mark, Nr Wedmore TA9 4QD
Accommodation includes approximately 4,000 sq.ft. with a hall, cloakroom, 4 principal reception rooms, a billiard (or games) room, a farmhouse style kitchen, rear hall, utility room, 6 bedrooms, reading room, 2 bathrooms and a shower room.
N.B. The accommodation is very flexible and can suit a variety of requirements including a possible s/c section.
Outside are garaging, parking areas, gardens and lightly wooded paddocks in all totalling around 2 acres.
The Surrounding Area
Mark is a popular village with an active and friendly community. There are a couple of good pubs, a post office and stores, Church, a busy village hall and various local societies and clubs. Excellent state schools include Mark First School, Hugh Sexey Middle School in Blackford and the Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar. There are also well respected independent schools within the area including Millfield, Wells Cathedral and Sidcot.
The Saxon village of Wedmore lies a few miles east and 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 clubs and societies. Swimming pools at both Cheddar & Wells; Sailing & Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre: Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; Floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts; Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Green, Football and Cricket clubs.
The Cathedral City of Wells is approximately 13 miles away and also provides a good range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. City shopping centres are available at Taunton (21 miles) and Bath and Bristol (each approx. 32 miles). Communications in the area are good with access to the M5 (J22 being 3 miles) connecting to M4 (J16). A local train service from Highbridge (4 miles) links with the intercity train services at Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington taking approximately one and a half hours. Castle Cary, a mainline station, is about 25 miles whilst Bristol International Airport is 17 miles away.
Jessamine Farm is a handsome period property with the main elevations having a classic Georgian appearance and a more rustic farmhouse style in other parts. Internally there are elegant reception rooms and many original details are retained. These include high ceilings, well proportioned rooms, sash windows, covings, fireplaces and a Nash style window flooding the stairwell with sunlight.
The entrance drive leads to a parking area to the east side of the house and the entrance which leads into a central hall giving access to the reception rooms. The drawing room and dining room are similar sizes, both with large sash windows and fireplaces.
On the opposite side of the hall is a comfortable sitting room with a tiled floor, fireplace with a wood burner and space for big sofas.
Accessed from the sitting room and the hall is a study with a tiled floor and extensive bookshelves.
The rear hall has plenty of room for coats and boots with an outside door and doors to the sitting room and kitchen. Also off the hall is a utility room with a sink, worksurfaces, store cupboards, shelving and space and plumbing for a washing machine.
The farmhouse style kitchen is the heart of the house and has a tiled floor and plenty of light from 3 windows and a french door to the garden. There are plenty of store cupboards, tiled worktops, double sink, dishwasher, an island unit with an integral hob and extractor above, fitted double electric ovens, an oil fired Rayburn range and a pantry. Also there's plenty of space for a dining table and chairs.
From the back of the kitchen a door opens into an inner hall which leads to a shower room. The inner hall also leads to the billiard or games room, which is a great asset, and being its size provides scope for many other uses. These could include a gym, home cinema, home office and with the adjacent shower room could also be adapted for use as a self contained annexe (subject to any necessary consents).
The staircase in the hall leads to a large landing and again very generous accommodation which includes 6 Bedrooms, a reading room and 2 bathrooms.
The drive enters the property, widens to provide extensive parking and continues to a double garage beyond the house. Another attractive detail is the verandah outside the outer hall of the house which gives excellent covered space.
At the front of the house is a lawned garden protected by brick walling. To the west side there are lawns, trees and shrubs and an enclosed garden approached from the kitchen.
The remainder of the grounds are grassed and lightly wooded with a wide variety of trees and shrubs and meandering pathways. There's also great scope for paddocks or more formal areas.
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