FERNSIDE, PILCORN STREET, WEDMORE, BS28 4AN
A superbly restored early 17th Century house in the heart of the sought-after Somerset village of Wedmore.
The house is exceptional and has tremendous charm and character. It includes a large reception hall, sitting room, snug and a fabulous 30 ft. plus open plan kitchen & dining room, an adjacent utility room and a cellar. On the first floor is a master suite with a bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom. In addition, there is a barn with scope to provide further accommodation. The house totals 2,432sq.ft.
The rear garden is a delight with a large paved and sheltered courtyard leading to a lawned garden. The property totals 0.17 acres.
Wedmore is a quintessential "English Village" being a type now rarely found. Pilcorn Street runs from the heart of the village past the Church and is a prime residential area being within a short walk of the centre. From the village there is access to many beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside.
The building has undergone a full restoration and conservation program carried out by the current owners using traditional materials and breathable paints, it is now well insulated and has underfloor heating throughout most of the property. The house is thought to date back to Elizabethan times with the larger sitting room having once been a court room and retains a very rare wig cupboard in situ. Other period details include an inglenook fireplace and sanded exposed beams throughout. These are all complemented by the high standard of the recent works.
An original Elm front door sheltered beneath a new green oak and thatched porch, opens to a large reception hall, with oak stairs to the first floor, window seat, access to the cellar and a cloakroom with wc and basin. An oak door leads to a snug with a woodburner and original elm floorboards. The sitting room, adjacent to the hall, has a window seat, an impressive inglenook fireplace with woodburner and opens to the large bespoke kitchen & dining room situated in the new green oak extension which has double glazed doors to the patio area.
The new kitchen is very well equipped with a good range of shaker style units, a large island, Corian worktops and integrated appliances including a dishwasher, ovens, an induction hob with an extractor, fridge and freezer. A concealed utility room within the kitchen has a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and plenty of storage.
On the first floor the principal bedroom has a period fireplace, a dressing room and an ensuite bathroom with a slipper bath overlooking the garden, shower, basin and wc.
There are two additional large bedrooms and a family bathroom with a basin, wc, walk-in shower and shelved storage area.
This can be approached from the hall through a trap door to the staircase and also from a door to the street. It’s ideal as a cold store and an additional house entry.
This adjoins the house and is entered through an oak door. It retains some of the oldest details with a timber mantle above a large fireplace with a bread oven.
There’s great scope to use this room for a multitude of purposes.
Various doors open from the house into a large, south facing and paved courtyard terrace which is a wonderful outdoors extension to the accommodation. This is undoubtedly one of the great features of the property.
Beyond the terrace is a lawned garden, recently seeded, which slopes gently to the boundary where there is a small pond.
Council Tax Band E. EPC rating 68 Band D.
The property is within Wedmore Conservation area.
Mains services. Gas central heating. Part underfloor and part radiators.
About the area
The Saxon village of Wedmore has existed for well over a thousand years and is a delightful and extremely active centre. There are historic buildings including the medieval church next to an old coaching inn, interesting and varied shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist etc. together with others usually only found in larger county towns, plus pubs, restaurants and tearooms. There is a wide range of clubs and societies, cultural and sporting. Most sports activities are catered for in the area. Swimming pools at both Cheddar and Wells; Sailing and Windsurfing Clubs at Cheddar Reservoir; the Badgworth Equestrian Centre and the Wedmore 18 Hole Golf Course; In addition there are floodlit Astroturf Tennis Courts, Indoor and Outdoor Bowling Greens, Football and Cricket pitches and a Children’s Play Area.
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. 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 which has an Outstanding 2007 Ofsted rating and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. The Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield, Taunton School, King’s Bruton, All Hallows and Downside.
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