FIG TREE COTTAGE, DUNGEON, COCKLAKE, WEDMORE, BS28 4HB
Wedmore 1 mile, Wells 9 miles, Glastonbury 10 miles, Street 11 miles, Taunton 28 miles, Bristol 21 miles.
A splendid period house with great accommodation, beautiful mature gardens and a quiet, peaceful setting about a mile from Wedmore
The house includes a large entrance hall, drawing room, dining room (table seats 12), a 21ft. kitchen & breakfast room, cloakroom, boot room, laundry, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This includes a master bedroom with an en suite and a dressing room.
There’s also flexibility with several rooms also suited as a sitting room, snug, playroom, study, games room, etc. Also, a section is suitable as a self-contained flat.
Outside are a garage, parking area, a summerhouse pavilion, store and charming, mature and very private gardens.
Cocklake is a collection of mainly period properties lying just north of Wedmore. Fig Tree Cottage is actually a substantial house accessed from a street called Dungeon which is the only street in the UK so named. It’s actually a quiet country lane with very little traffic and which serves the surrounding houses and farms in this rural area. The house faces southwards into its own mature gardens with its north, rear elevation to the lane.
A gateway with vehicle and pedestrian gates (both electric) opens to a gravel drive leading to a garage. The handsome house has stone elevations with a tiled roof and faces south into the gardens. Its age is unknown but probably dates from medieval times and has been improved and extended over the centuries. It is now a wonderful house, not listed, with exceptionally spacious living space and lots of bedrooms. It has tremendous character with period and contemporary details including flagstones, the Ashlar stone fireplace in the drawing room, solid oak doors, exposed stonework, beams and window shutters. In addition, the house enjoys double glazing, oil central heating, a well equipped kitchen with a 4 oven Aga and bathrooms fitted with dual heated towel rails.
The front door opens into an impressive reception hall with a fireplace, a fine, turned staircase to the first floor and a short flight of steps to the dining room. This has a cast iron fireplace with tiled insets, oak flooring and space for a large table seating 12
Off the hall is the 25 ft drawing room with a fireplace, window seat and a pretty French door to the garden. A door from the hall takes one into the professionally fitted bespoke appointed kitchen. This has base cupboards, drawers, dresser unit with shelving, light granite worktops, twin butler style double sink unit, integrated Bosch dishwasher, oil fired four oven aga cooker and an Aga fridge & freezer.
Off the kitchen is a boot room with lots of space for coats and boots and a cloakroom with a loo. Adjoining is a laundry. This has a double sink, granite worktop, washing machine, dryer, oak fronted cupboards and the boiler.
Returning to the main hall a doorway leads to a short stairway to a bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and an en suite shower room. Another short stairway leads to the lower ground floor. On this level is a hall (with a garden door), a shower room and 2 rooms, one having an old inglenook. These 2 rooms can be used as bedrooms or a multitude of other uses.
The main staircase rises from the reception hall to the first floor. The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes, a walk in dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower. There are two other bedrooms on this level and a bathroom, again with a bath and shower.
The gardens, which are very private, total just under half an acre and include a large parking area and a garage.
The house is south facing and immediately in front is a large, paved terrace with lawns and mature shrubs and trees. There is also a further terrace with a stone pavilion and a garden store.
These gardens complement the house perfectly and together combine to create a wonderful peaceful haven
Freehold. Not listed. Council Tax Band (H).
From Wedmore follow the B3151 towards Cheddar for about a mile. Take the first right signposted Nyland. Continue a few hundred yards and the entrance is on your right opposite a small junction
About the area
Cocklake is a hamlet about a mile west of the village of Wedmore. Originally a Saxon village 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 Golf Course; Floodlit Tennis Courts; Indoor & Outdoor Bowling Green; Football & Cricket clubs.
Nearby cities and towns and communications. The Cathedral City of Wells is approximately 7 miles away and also provides a good range of business, recreational and shopping facilities. 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, Millfield and the Taunton schools.
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