MANOR BARN COTTAGE, MUDGLEY, WEDMORE, BS28 4TY
An absolutely charming period property in a quiet, peaceful location in a very small hamlet within two miles of Wedmore.
The property has great living space, absolutely fabulous views, mature gardens and orchard paddocks.
The original barn was converted and extended and now has rambling accommodation with bags of charm and character and will appeal hugely to the unconventional. It includes several large living areas, a study, farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, two loos and an integral garage. It has double glazing, oil central heating and PV panels.
On the southern side of the house is a mature garden of towards a quarter of an acre and on the opposite side of the lane is a parking area, large store shed and a sloping paddock orchard of about one a half acres.
Mudgley is a small hamlet just south of Wedmore situated on a gently sloping south facing hillside with absolutely superb views which must be seen to be fully appreciated. 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.
Manor Barn House stands alongside this very quiet lane which runs through the hamlet. The original barn is alongside the lane and it has been extended over the years on the southern side and now has 3/4 storeys proving very generous living space with a bohemian style.
To the side of the building a pathway leads to a metal staircase to a very private paved terrace and a door into the reception/dining hall (there's also a door closer to the lane).
This 27 ft. dining hall has a high sloping ceiling, full height windows, a tiled floor and archways into the kitchen and sitting room.
The 25 ft sitting room has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and rafters, a fireplace with a wood burner and a door through into the garden room. The garden room is another large room with windows the entire length of the east and south walls which give full benefit of the views. There are also double doors to a terrace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is off the hall and has beams, a range of fitted floor and wall cupboards and an electric hob and oven. There's also an oil fired Rayburn cooker range with a back boiler.
A staircase leads up to an inner hall with a cloakroom with a basin and loo. From this inner hall is a door into a bedroom with a separate loo and a bathroom area with bath and hand basin.
A door leads off this bedroom into the integral garage.
A short flight of steps leads up to an hall with a door to a small raised forecourt alongside the lane. Also off the hall is a bedroom with an en suite shower room.
Steps leads from the inner hall to another big bedroom which has a hand basin and bath and a step to a lobby with a steep staircase back to the hall and also another bedroom.
On the southern side of the lane the house stand in a mature garden of towards a quarter of an acre. There's a large sheltered terrace, which is a great sun trap, lawns flower and shrub borders, mature fruit trees, a pond, greenhouse, shed and an "above ground" swimming pool.
On the opposite side of the lane is a parking area for several cars and a large corrugated shed 30ft x 18ft 6ins which requires repair and improvement but would make an ideal garage and store. It also perhaps has further scope for development as ancillary accommodation in some form to the house subject to all necessary planning and other consents being obtained.
Double timber gates open to a sloping orchard paddock of towards an acre and a half with many fruit trees.
A driveway has been cut into the paddock and rises to the top boundary where there's an old timber summerhouse (needing works) with even better views. Lower down in the paddock and above the parking area is a partly fenced enclosure with beautiful mature trees including two splendid walnuts.
Council tax band E. EPC Band G. PV solar panels. Private drainage. Main water and electricity.
Planing consent was at one time obtained to convert the integral garage to residential use. This has lapsed but a new application could be made.
The plan indicates roughly the boundaries and is for identifiction purposes only. In the parking area the east boundary point is the telegraph pole. The land to the right (with your back to the lane) is the property of the house to the right.
Directions from Wedmore
The post code is BS28 4TY and is a few hundred yards short of the property approaching from the west.
From our office in Wedmore go up Church Street, 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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