BOX FARM THEALE, WEDMORE, SOMERSET, BS28 4SL
Wedmore 2 miles, Wells, 6 miles, Glastonbury 6 miles, Bristol 22 miles, Bath 24 miles, Taunton 26 miles & Castle Cary main line rail station 18 miles.
Box Farm is an exceptional farmhouse enjoying a peaceful setting in beautiful countryside.The house has charm, character and lots of good living space.
The property is just 2 miles from the quintessential English country village of Wedmore which provides an exceptional range of amenities. Nearby are Wells and Glastonbury whilst Bristol, Bath and Taunton are all within easy reach and commuting distance.
The farmhouse dates back to at least the 17th century and was probably well established in the Tudor era as a typical cross passage house. It's a handsome Grade ll listed stone building under a double Roman tiled roof. Extended and improved over the generations it retains huge charm and character together with many original architectural details. These include flagstones, inglenook fireplaces, beams and oak, elm and pine timbers.
The house stands looking out onto its gardens and like many country properties the most used entrance is at the back of the house through a stable door into a porch (with plenty of space for coats and boots) and a hall.
There are 3 reception rooms.
The sitting room is a large room (27ft. x 17ft.) with an inglenook fireplace and window shutters. Adjacent is the front hall with a garden door and next to it is the snug which is another very pleasant room with beams, shutters, an inglenook, flagstones, fitted cupboards and bookshelves.
The dining room has flagstones, beams, a large inglenook fireplace and a door into the back hall which has flagstones, a pantry and leads to the kitchen.
This has a pitched ceiling, a tiled floor, plenty of kitchen units, a breakfast bar, granite work surfaces, a Belfast sink, tiled splashbacks, an integrated fridge, dishwasher and a large range cooker with gas hobs and electric ovens.
The 3 reception rooms are approached from the inner hall and leading off is a side hall with a utility room, bedroom (6th) and bathroom. The utility room has a sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machines, shelving and the central heating boiler. The bedroom is large and is served by the bathroom that has floor and wall tiling, hand basin, wc and a freestanding bath.
A gently rising staircase leads to the first floor landing (which has a linen cupboard) and three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling, beams, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with floor and wall tiling, hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
There are two other double bedrooms and the family bathroom has with tiling, hand basin, wc and corner bath.
A door from the landing opens to a steep staircase rising to bedroom four which has a vaulted ceiling, beams and restricted headroom.
Also on the first floor is another bedroom (5th) approached by a steep staircase from the dining room and this has a pitched vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters and a velux roof light.
Gardens and garaging
A stone archway leads from the driveway to the lawned front garden of the house which is bounded by stonewalls and mature hedges together with flower and shrub beds with other details including paved pathways holly and fig trees.
At the back of the house is a large paved terrace sheltered by a large willow and ideal for relaxation and al fresco dining. Close by is a garden cloakroom.
On the west side of the house is a substantial garage building with ample space for cars together with a large shelved storage area.
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.
Directions: Post Code BS28 4SL
From Wedmore take the B3139 towards Wells. Continue for nearly 2 miles. Pass a "no footway" sign, continue and the next paved driveway on the left is the entrance to Box Farm.
From Wells take the A371 Cheddar road and before leaving Wells fork left onto the B3139 signposted Wedmore. Continue through Henton and Bleadney to Theale. Pass through the village and Box Farm is situated just on leaving the village with a brick paved driveway on the right hand side.
The entrance is flanked by stonewalls leading to electric tall timber gates.
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