MOORGATE HOUSE, THE BOROUGH, WEDMORE BS28 4EG
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 centers 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.
Recently refurbished throughout the house has been lovingly restored to a high standard. The generous accommodation comprises of an sun room, study/snug, sitting room, kitchen/diner, utility cloak room, master bedroom with ensuite a further 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside is a charming courtyard with an outbuilding, thatched wood store and off street parking.
The house has a wealth of period features including exposed elm timber and beams, original Victorian sash windows to the front of the house, flagstone floors on the ground floor and wooden floors on the first floor.
Moorgate House is accessed through a charming gate that opens on to a pathway flanked by well stocked flower beds. The path leads to the front door and into a large glass panelled sun room.
A door leads into the study/snug which includes a feature wall of exposed brick and timber, beamed ceiling and an attractive stained glass window with a shelf.
To the right is the large well proportioned sitting room with a wood burner on a Blue Lias stone hearth, with hand made tiles inlaid on the chimney breast and alcoves either side. On the back wall is another beautifully restored brick and timber wall finished with beeswax. The orginal Victorian sash window which looks out over the front garden floods the room with light.
A pine door with glass panels leads into the charming kitchen/diner with original beams, an inset Belfast sink, flagstone and terracotta tile flooring, an old fireplace alcove with exposed stone. There is plenty of light from 3 windows and French doors that open into the courtyard. The cupboards are bespoke painted pine base and wall units with oak worksurfaces and a beautiful island unit with two built in single ovens and “Range Master” gas hob. The kitchen/dining room comfortably fits a table and chairs.
From the kitchen double doors lead into the inner hall, with beautiful flagstone flooring, an under stair storage cupboard, and a stable door to the courtyard. The main feature is the stunning elm staircase with a pine handrail.
Off the hall is the cloakroom that has reclaimed quarry tiles, wash hand basin and a wc. Leading through double doors is the utility, which has a Belfast sink, exposed elm beam with blackthorn hooks and plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs the landing features an old gas lamp fitting, a Velux skylight and a raised hand carved oak door that opens to the attic space towards the back of the house.
The characterful master bedroom has original Victorian sash windows, an old Victorian fireplace and an ensuite that has a wash hand basin, wc and walk in shower. The master bedroom also has a latch door into the second bedroom.
The beautiful second bedroom has exposed wall timbers and lovely exposed elm beams that show off the high pitched ceiling. The window overlooks a low maintence sedum roof finished with lead and oak corbals. There is a feature elm door that opens to the attic space to the front of the house.
Upstairs there are a further two bedrooms to the rear of the house and a family bathroom that has a wash hand basin, a bath with a shower over and a wc with a high level cistern.
Outside is a charming walled courtyard garden with a store/workshop. An attractive covered area ideal for alfesco dining. Somerset reed thatch wood store with Wedmore stone, a old well, double gates and parking.
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