1, THE CROFT, WOOKEY HOLE, BA5 1BA
A charming and spacious period house in the popular village of Wookey Hole just over a mile from Wells.
The house includes a hall, cloakroom, 2 good reception rooms, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside the property has a private garden, use of the communal grounds and a private garage and parking.
No. 1 The Croft has a very pleasant setting in this delightful village close to Wells at the foothills of the renowned and very accessible Mendip Hills, an AONB and SSSI. The close-by Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve is a delightful wooded hillside with trails and great views. One of the footpaths to it starts close to No. 1.
The village is just over a mile from Wells and is known for its famous caves. It has good amenities and absorbs the tourists quietly without in any way losing its community and village identity. Practically all the traffic visiting the area enters a car park before reaching this part of the village.
The Croft is a most attractive row of "Arts and Craft" houses within the village with No.1 having a prime position at the approach to the properties. The accommodation is very roomy with lots of good living space with gas central heating and is mostly secondary glazed.
A footpath leads through the garden to the front door which opens into a hall. This leads into the sitting room which is a welcoming and comfortable room with a plate rack, an alcove and a pretty brick fireplace with a ‘Villager’ woodburner stove on a flagstone hearth.
This room leads through into the music room which has the understairs cupboard, a fireplace with a gas fire and room for a grand piano. The sitting room also leads to the kitchen which has a double aspect, a tiled floor, a good range of fitted floor and wall units (including cupboards and drawers), work surfaces, a 2 bowl sink unit, wall tiling, cooker and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine.
There's also space for a dining table and chairs, a garden door and a door into a closet with the gas boiler. Through again is a cloakroom with a basin and wc.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms (all with floorboards) and a bathroom.
The first has a built in cupboard (above the stairwell). The second bedroom has a large built-in wardrobe and a fireplace and the third also has a fireplace. All are a good size.
The bathroom has a frosted window, is partly tiled and has a basin, wc, bath, a tiled shower cubicle and a heated towel rail.
It's also worth noting there is a good loft area with scope for
conversion subject to all necessary consents. Other similar houses
have done this and details are available from the Agents.
At the front of the house is a very pretty and well tended garden bounded to the lane by a stone wall. There is a lawn with shrubs and trees including Photinia, Amelanchier, Lilac and Buddleia Also an arch over the gateway and the side wall have climbing Clematis.
To the side of the house is a shared drive to a small group of garages with the garage for No. 1. There's also unrestricted parking on the lane which is quiet and has little traffic.
No. 1 is the end house in this row and in front of the houses is a communal lawn used and enjoyed by the various owners.
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.
From Wells take the road towards Wookey Hole. Enter the village, pass the village pub, continue and a few hundred yards on the road bears left. Continue a few more hundred yards and the property is on the left hand side.
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