SPRINGWATER FARM, MUDGLEY, WEDMORE BS28 4TY
Wedmore 2 miles, Wells 8 miles, Glastonbury 7 miles, Bristol 23 miles.
A delightful country property including a charming former farmhouse with adjoining cottage, stabling, barns, riding arena and 6 acres. PLUS the buildings have consent for development.
The south facing house has stunning views, dates from the 17th century (not listed) and has generous accommodation including 3 reception rooms, a large farmhouse style kitchen, utility, cloakroom, 6 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.
The adjacent (and interconnecting) cottage has a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom
Outside are mainly lawned grounds, ample parking and a driveway down to the stable yard, buildings and arena The land totals over 6 acres with paddocks and meadow and has access to a quiet country lane, ideal for hacking.
Mudgley is a small hamlet about 2 miles south of the quintessential “English village” of Wedmore. This is an area which is highly regarded and always in demand. The approach lane is not a short cut to anywhere and has very little traffic
Springwater Farm like many period properties sits comfortably and sheltered in the lee of the hill, south facing and with absolutely superb views which must be seen to be fully appreciated. The views stretch out across its land, buildings and the beautiful countryside beyond.
The house dates from the Stuart period and has been gently improved and updated over the centuries resulting in a comfortable family home with bags of living space and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. At the west side of the house is a self contained cottage which can be included within the main house with interconnecting doors. In addition parts of the main house could be used with the cottage if needed . In short – lots of flexibility.
The period qualities of the house are evident throughout with beams, stonework, and inglenook fireplaces all complemented by double glazing and oil central heating.
The entrance hall opens to a hallway which runs along the back of the house giving all the main rooms southerly aspects. Both the drawing room and the sitting room have large inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stoves and the study has a fine cross-beam ceiling.
The heart of the house is the kitchen which has beams, a panelled ceiling, plenty of fitted units, a 4 oven blue Aga and a wide archway into the dining area.
Leading off the kitchen is a large utility room with plenty of space for coats and boots together with a cloakroom with a loo.
On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms an 2 bathrooms with a short staircase to a suite of the main bedroom, a small bedroom (ideal as a dressing room or nursery) and a bathroom.
Situated on the west side of the building it includes a sitting room, fitted kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.Please note interconnecting doors can open into the main house to provide great flexibility.
A drive leads into the property from the lane and there’s plenty of parking bounded by stone walls with lawns beyond in turn bounded by post and rail fencing. A sloping orchard paddock and productive vegetable garden then extends down to the stable yard.
Stabling and land
The yard is approached by a drive from the house and the stable block includes 5 loose boxes and a tack room. The building is of stone and blockwork under a clay tiled roof. Adjacent is a barn and tractor shed. Next to this yard is a 40m manege with a paddock beyond adjoining a large meadow. At the far corner of the meadow is a gateway to a bridge over the stream to a strip of land which runs to a quiet country lane. The current owners of the property bought this strip to provide riding access to this network of quiet lanes and byways.
In addition the current owners also bought the paddock on the opposite side of the lane behind the house. This was bought to ensure their privacy.
Planning consent was granted 8/02/19 to convert the stables into 2 self contained holiday units. Ref : 50/1800095
This is an extremely popular holiday area and these would produce an excellent income.
Also the owners submitted in September 2019 an application to convert to a single residential dwelling. Ref: 50/20/00074
Directions from Wedmore
The post code is BS28 4TY and is a few hundred yards short of the property approaching from the west.
From the centre of Wedmore go up Church Street (pass the Church on the right), turn left, continue and at the mini roundabout turn left and immediately right (virtually straight across), Stay on this road out of Wedmore and continue until passing straight over a crossroad (your right of way) and going down hill take the second left and continue for about 0.4 mile to the property.
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
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