THE PADDOCKS RUGHILL, COCKLAKE, WEDMORE, BS284HL
Bristol 20 miles, Bath 25 miles, Taunton 28 miles, Wells 8 miles and Glastonbury 10 miles.
An exceptional and valuable residential and commercial property in a great location just a mile from Wedmore and combining
• A spacious 5 bedroom house & gardens
• Two self contained cottages (providing a substantial income)
• A medieval orchard and meadow.
• In all towards 5 acres.
• Scope for further development
• Ideal for multi generational living, permaculture and also equestrian use
The Paddocks sits peacefully within its own grounds on the edge of the hamlet of Cocklake just a mile or so from the renowned village of Wedmore in a popular residential and holiday area.
Available as an entire property it offers the opportunity for a delightful home with a good letting income and the lifestyle associated with the orchard, garden and land.
Cocklake lies between the Wedmore and Cheddar and has an active and friendly community with good access to the nearby towns and of course to both Bristol and the M5. Apart from being a very popular residential area it's also increasingly a destination for holidays and short breaks being within just over a couple of hours drive from London.
The Paddocks is on the edge of the hamlet in a gently elevated position with fine views. A tarmac drive leads into the property and to an ample parking area to the front and side of the house which overlooks its garden, orchard and land.
The house has lots of great living space and plenty of bedrooms. It includes large sitting and dining rooms and a wonderful, well fitted kitchen, which has bifolding doors to a sunny terrace. It also has double glazing and gas central heating.
At the front of the house is an entrance porch and front door leads into the hall with brickwork and a parquet floor, which continues into the reception rooms. The 20 ft. sitting room has a double aspect, a fireplace with a wood burning stove and double french doors into the conservatory. This is a very pleasant room having a tiled floor and two french doors into the garden.
At the end of the hall is a cloakroom with a tiled floor, panelling, hand basin, wc and the central heating boiler. Next to it is the study.
Central in the house is the double aspect dining room with beams, a fine painted dresser and double french doors to the garden.
A wide archway opens into the kitchen which has been extensively improved and is a large room with a great range of painted floor and wall units, work surfaces, twin Belfast sinks, wall tiling, a central island and integrated appliances. These include a range cooker, extractor, dishwasher, washing machine and twin Belfast sink units. Full width bi-folding doors open to the large sunny decking terrace.
The staircase leads to the first floor landing which has a large store cupboard and an airing cupboard.
The master bedroom has ceiling beams, fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with floor and wall tiling, fitted units, hand basin, wc, bath and also a good range of fitted store cupboards.
The second and third bedroom have built in wardrobes, the fourth bedroom is a single and the fifth is another large room. The family bathroom has tiling, hand basin, wc and a shower cubicle.
Flanking the drive is a lawned garden and gravelled parking area whilst on the other side are shrub and flower beds with a pergola (with vine and climbing roses) forming an archway to a small lawned orchard. There are flowerbeds bounded by box hedging, holly trees, a walnut tree and stone steps up to a terrace outside the conservatory. This terrace continues around the house and is bordered by stonewalls and trelliswork and is a wonderfully private suntrap. Beyond is a grassed area with gates to the orchard and the meadow.
On the southwest side of the house is an area with timber sheds, raised vegetable beds, a hard surfaced store area, apple trees, timber pergola and trelliswork with wisteria, mature hedges, clematis and roses.
There's also a vegetable garden and store building in the meadow.
The two cottages are on the right hand side on entering the property. They're very pretty stone buildings under tilted roofs and each is entirely self contained. Both have bags of character and are ideal for holidays whilst also being suitable for longer term lettings.
A 2 storey cottage that includes an open plan sitting room and kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a shower room.
A single storey cottage that includes an open plan sitting room and kitchen,
N.B. The holiday cottages are the highest ranking in the area on booking.com. They have both won awards with the company and have a loyal customer base. They are booked from across the country and with visitors from Europe.
Beyond the house is a wonderful medieval orchard with both mature and more recently planted trees. The orchard is gently sloping and provides breathtaking views over the unspoilt countryside stretching away to the Mendip Hills.
Adjacent to the orchard is a large meadow again with wonderful views. Within the meadow is a vegetable garden bounded by a picket fence with a timber store shed for garden machinery and tools.
Please note: A public footpath crosses the drive and crosses the meadow.
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.
Leave Wedmore on the Cheddar Road and continue out of the village. Just after half a mile ignore the turning to the right and take the next turning to the left. Turn left immediately onto the concrete driveway up to the paddocks.
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