HADWELL HOUSE, CHILCOTE DROVE, NEAR WELLS, BA5 3DU
Wells 3 miles, Glastonbury 10 miles, Bath 19 miles, Bristol 20 miles, Castle Cary station 11 miles.
A country property in a wonderful, quiet and peaceful rural location just a few minutes drive from the centre of the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells.
The house has fabulous views and sits comfortable in a large mature garden, well away form any busy roads. The accommodation includes a reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room (possibly 5th bedroom), open plan kitchen & breakfast room, boot room and 2nd cloakroom, integral garage, 4 bedrooms, (one with dressing room & ensuite shower room) & family bathroom.
In addition to the delightful gardens there is a further adjoining 4 acres available including an acre of woodland and a three acre meadow.
About the property
Hadwell House is in a quiet, peaceful area on the gentle lower southern slopes of the Mendip Hills a few miles east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Access is from a quiet country lane which probably has no through traffic whatsoever and simply serves the small scattering of private houses, cottages and farms in the area.
The property has lots of privacy with the house standing back in its gardens behind a mature high hedge with a drive leading in to the large parking sweep in front of the garage. The two storey house has an attractive front elevation with a porch and two gables with tiled roofs and a single storey kitchen, utility with integral double garage.
Internally the house is extremely comfortable and sensibly arranged with plenty of good living space with both double glazing and oil central heating.
The front door opens in wide hall with a cloakroom and cloaks cupboard and to the left is a bright and cheerful sitting room having windows to 3 sides which flood it with light. There are also french doors to the garden and a fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The separate dining room is currently used as a study as a breakfast room adjoins the kitchen. (Also useable as 5th bedroom).
The breakfast room has a patio door to the garden and a wide archway into the kitchen. Again a very light and airy area with a double aspect which floods the room with light. There's a good range of fitted units and integrated appliances include a range cooker, extractor and dishwasher.
This house is designed for country living and off the kitchen is a boot room, a second cloakroom (leave the wellies on) and a large integral garage which provides plenty of storage.
On the first floor the master bedroom has double doors to a dressing room and an en suite shower room. There are a further 2 large double bedrooms and 1 good sized single bedroom with a well appointed family bathroom.
There are fabulous and extensive views from the property to the Quantocks, Exmoor and Bridgwater bay with closer views across the southern slopes of the Mendips that include sunset vistas all year.
Next to the parking area is a well arranged lawned garden with flower beds, a vegetable area and mature trees and shrubs. The gardens extend to the south and rear of the house, again being mainly lawned with flowerbeds and good thick hedges. To one side of the lawn is a sunny terrace with a BBQ area. Beyond is a cultivated garden and there are also a greenhouse, summerhouse and shed.
Also available at an additional price
Adjoining the gardens is a field of about 3.12 acres with an access on the southern side of the garden to the lane. Adjacent is about 1.02 acres of cleared and re-generating woodland.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills , an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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