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West Horrington. Just north of wells Guide Price £550,000

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  • A great location with wonderful views.
  • Situated in a small friendly village with virtually no traffic
  • A period cottage - Grade ll listed
  • Lots of living space and 4 bedrooms
  • Very pretty south facing garden plus rear garden

A charming period cottage in this quiet village about 2 miles from Wells on the lower slopes of the Mendip Hills


A charming period cottage with great character and appeal, wonderful views and a quiet setting in this popular village in easy reach of Wells.


The cottage, Grade ll listed, has accommodation including a large reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.


There’s an exceptionally pretty garden in front of the cottage with a further garden at the rear.


There is currently an outbuilding attached to the cottage on the western side. This, and the garage, will be separated and redeveloped as a detached home for the elderly lady currently living in the whole property.


West Horrington is a small village on the foothills of the Mendips just north of Wells. The village is on a “no through” lane has an excellent primary school, a licensed Cheese Yard Café and a friendly welcoming community. Wisteria is close to the end of the lane in the village and has wonderful views southwards.


Wisteria Cottage stands back from the lane, screened and sheltered by a high mature hedge. It’s a very pretty 18th century property with roughcast rendered elevations under a double Roman tile roof with coped verges and a gabled porch. It also has very attractive windows with Gothic tracery. Internally there’s plenty of living space good size rooms and bags of character complemented by oil central heating.


A gate opens to a footpath leading to the porch and the handsome door into a large entrance hall. To the right is the large (16ft x 21 ft.) sitting room with a stone fireplace with a woodburning stove, display alcoves and a window seat. The dining room is also a large room and although being on the north side is light and airy having a double aspect. The heart of the house is of course the kitchen, and this has an Aga, sink and a dresser. A door leads to an inner hall and a cloakroom with basin and wc. Beyond is utility room with a Belfast sink, ch boiler, fitted units, space for the washing machine and a stable door to the garden.

First Floor

On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. One of the bedrooms has double wardrobes and one has a sink.


The front of the Cottage has Wisteria and climbing roses and a really delightful garden with rose bushes, lawns, lavender and shrubs. There’s a further garden at the back of the property approached from the side lane and across the garden of the adjacent property.

Adjacent property

This adjacent property, being the outbuilding, and garage, being redeveloped as previously described. Full details can be found on Mendip DC website by entering the planning section and entering the post code – or enter https://publicaccess.mendip.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QM3CX6KPH5400

Other points.

The property is Grade ll listed. Council Tax Band F. Oil central heating.

Please note

The vendor is related to a member of the firm, Roderick Thomas, acting as selling agents for the vendor.

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.

Important Notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Buyers must rely on information passed between the solicitors with regard to items included in the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property. All viewings are by appointment with the Agents.

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Name Location Type Distance
West Horrington
Wells BA5 3ED
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 5668