NORTH WOOTTON, Near WELLS, SOMERSET
Wells 3m - Glastonbury 6m - Street 9m - Castle Cary 10m - Bath 28m - Bristol 28m
About the property
A wonderful property enjoying a quiet, very private setting, on the edge of one of the most popular villages in the area within a short drive of both Wells and Glastonbury.
The property is a Converted Barn of great style together with guest accommodation, a gym and spa, beautifully landscaped gardens, swimming pool and adjacent land totalling nine and a half acres together with a general purpose barn.
The generous accommodation has lots of great living space and large windows, which flood the house with sunshine. It includes a reception hall, cloakroom, a large sitting room, dining room, kitchen & breakfast room with an Aga, utility room, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The detached guest wing has a bedroom and shower room. The spa has a gym steam room and shower room.
There's a large garage, a covered entrance way and plenty of parking area.
The beautiful mature gardens of towards an acre and are very special and include a 13m swimming pool.
The adjacent land totals towards 9.5 acres and includes a general purpose barn.
North Wootton lies just south of Wells surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Somerset. There are lush green meadows and wooded hills- all readily accessible with many footpaths and byways. The village is certainly one of the most popular in the area and has a Church, pub and a thriving community.
The property is on the fringe of the village yet enjoys a very high degree of privacy.
The house provides very comfortable and well appointed living areas with double glazing and oil central heating (part underfloor and part radiators) complemented by a wood burning stove and an Aga,
Other features of the design include oak timberwork, large mullioned windows, an inglenook and a galleried landing.
The front door opens in to a large reception hall with a tiled floor, galleried landing and which immediately demonstrates the space of the living area. Off the hall is a cloakroom with a tiled floor, basin and loo.
Double oak doors open into the sitting room that has oak flooring, double French doors to the garden, and an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove.
A door also opens from the hall into the dining room that again has oak flooring, large oak mullioned windows and double french doors to the garden.
Adjacent is the kitchen and breakfast room, which is the heart of the house and has a triple aspect, plenty of space, room for a breakfast table and chairs and a stable door to the garden.
There's a tiled floor, oak beams, a range of fitted units including an island unit, granite work surfaces, a two bowl sink, a 4 oven oil fired Aga, a 4 ring (calor gas) and a dishwasher.
The adjacent utility room has a tiled floor, sink, worktop, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer and also space for a large fridge. A door opens to the boiler room/store with water softener and oil fired central heating boiler.
From the reception hall the staircase rises to the first floor galleried landing and a corridor which leads to the master bedroom which has a dual aspect, a range of fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with limestone tiled floor, wall tiling, a range of fitted cupboards, twin hand basins, wc and a large shower cubicle.
In addition there are three other good size bedrooms and a family bathroom with a limestone tiled floor, wall tiling, a range of fitted bathroom cupboards, hand basin, wc and tub bath with shower screen and shower above.
The Guest Suite
This is detached from the house and is ideal for guests and is equally suited as a home office which is its present use. It has its own stable door entrance and an en suite shower room with hand basin, shower cubicle and wc.
The Spa and Garaging
A large building incorporates a double garage and The Spa. This includes an open sided verandah overlooking the garden with double entrance doors into the gym which has a tiled floor, glazed walls on two sides and a high pitched and panelled ceiling with a mezzanine store area. Leading from the gym is an inner hall, steam room and a wet room with tiled floor and walls, wc and shower.
The Gardens and Swimming Pool
The grounds of the house total towards an acre and this includes a carefully landscaped area including paved terraces, specimen trees and shrubs and pathways which link the house, guest suite and spa building.
Close to the spa is a 13m x 6m heated swimming pool with a paved surround and terrace.
In addition there is an extensive lawn bounded again by shrubs and trees with the southeast corner bordered by Redlake brook.
The boundaries of the house, gardens and land are outlined in red on the accompanying plan.
Adjacent is the land which lies level and gently sloping totaling around nine and a half acres. On the land is a general purpose barn.
There is excellent access to the land with a driveway behind the main house and also extensive frontage onto Dark Lane on the northwestern boundary.
Note there is a footpath on the driveway behind the house and across the field.
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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