YEW TREE HOUSE, MIDDLE STOUGHTON, NEAR WEDMORE BS28 4PT
The property includes a delightful 5 bedroom family house which has been extensively renovated and improved, excellent outbuildings, beautiful landscaped gardens and an orchard paddock.
The house (not listed) includes a central hall, 3 reception rooms, a well fitted kitchen with dining area, utility room, cloakroom, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. About 2500 sq.ms.
Outbuildings include garaging, a family cinema room, good stores and a wood shed.
In all Yew Tree House is a splendid country property enjoying great privacy (without being isolated ) lots of great living space and a quiet yet convenient location. Inspection by appointment is advised and welcomed.
Stoughton is a small hamlet in a quiet rural area just over a mile from Wedmore and Yew Tree House has an idyllic position on a "no through" lane.
The house stands well back from the lane protected and screened by a stonewall and a line of espaliered lime trees with a timber gate opening to a gravelled courtyard which provides lots of parking space.
The house sits well in its gardens and is a handsome building with rendered and wisteria clad elevations under a clay tiled roof. With Georgian origins it was extended in the Victorian period and then extended again around 1985 with more recent extensive improvements by the present owners. It's now extremely well presented whilst retaining its original character. It benefits from double glazing, oil central heating (part underfloor and mainly radiators) and a well appointed kitchen and 3 bathrooms. Flooring includes slate tiling, oak boards and carpets
The entrance leads to directly to the heart of the house and a hall and dining area opening to the kitchen.
The kitchen has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and an extensive range of units with granite work surfaces and a twin bowl Butler's sink. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher and a Heritage Duette Range cooker which is oil fired and incorporates the central heating and hot water boiler. There's also a well appointed utility room with space for a washing machine and dryer and leading off this room is the cloakroom with basin and loo.
At the other end of the kitchen/dining area a door opens into the impressive 25ft. x 15ft. drawing room which is flooded with sunlight facing south with a double aspect including french doors to the garden. The room also has an oak floor and a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The central hall and the other two reception rooms also face south. One is a study and the far room is a comfortable sitting room, again light and airy with a double aspect and a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The hall has a door to the garden and a staircase to a large gallery designed and arranged as a quiet reading area. The master bedroom has a walk in clothes closet and an en suite bathroom with both a shower and a bath.
There are 4 other bedrooms (3 with built-in wardrobes/cupboards), a bathroom and shower room. There are also 2 loft areas with one having a useful enclosed store room.
There's an excellent range of stone outbuildings which incorporate a garage, double car port, store and a games room or studio most recently used as a family cinema. At the end of the building is a wood store and oil tank.
The house is surrounded by very well landscaped gardens with lawns, herbaceous borders, trees including holly, weeping birch, horse chestnut, bay and of course yews. There are also laurel and box hedges, a greenhouse, vegetable area and paved terraces with a BBQ area.
Beyond the gardens is an orchard paddock with a timber store for the lawn mower and suchlike.
In all the property totals towards 2 acres.
About the area
The Saxon village of Wedmore 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 7 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 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. Castle Cary, a mainline station is about 20 miles whilst Bristol International Airport is 15 miles away.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Wedmore First School, Hugh Sexeys Middle School, Kings of Wessex Upper School, Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot and Millfield
About the history
Nearby Stoughton Cross was a pilgrim stopover and still has a medieval stone cross and a holy well. It probably predates Christianity with the name Stoughton being of Celtic origins. Indeed Stoughton, Wedmore and the surrounding areas have a known history dating back well over a thousand years. Elizabeth 1st gave vast tracts of Somerset land to one Hugh Sexey and this is reflected in the name of a local pub, ‘Sexey's Arms’ and in ‘Hugh Sexey's School’.
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