Wells Road, Westbury Sub Mendip, Wells, BA5

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Situated in an elevated position enjoying far reaching southerly views, this extensive 'non listed' former farmhouse, offers characterful accommodation with large welcoming family living spaces. Featuring open fireplaces, flagstone floors and beams along with 5 bright double bedrooms, the property sits in sunny south facing gardens and grounds of 0.268 of an acre including a stone outbuilding offering home office appeal and all set within a charming community-focused village just 10 minutes' drive from the Cathedral City of Wells. EPC rating F.

With origins dating back to 1776 Spring Farmhouse is a wonderful character farmhouse set on the fringe of the highly desirable village of Westbury Sub Mendip. The house has a later Victorian addition and was owned for many generations by a local farming family, who still farm some of the surrounding lands today. The property has provided a cherished family home for our clients since 1998 and with the stone outbuilding/office and accommodation on offer, it would ideally suit another family or those who are looking for space, privacy and a large garden. With the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty set just behind the house and with easy access to the footpaths that loop around the fields to the rear, it provides a lovely rural but accessible retreat. Entering from the front, with a traditional part-glazed porch into the main family living space, the kitchen/family room is the 'hub' of the home and is open from front to back with a bright double aspect. The room features a large open fireplace and an Aga making it a welcoming space to greet guests or to enjoy as a family. The formal sitting room, with an open fireplace, sits to the front and as with all the other rooms with this aspect, wonderful far-reaching views which can be enjoyed at both first and ground floor levels. To the right of the kitchen, at the rear of the house and still retaining a fantastic flagstone floor is the study/family room, offering further flexibility. To the left of the kitchen is what is believed to be a former dairy (now utility room) and former washhouse, which still retains the original copper wash drum, along with a bread oven and access out to both the front and rear and also to a ground floor cloakroom. To the first floor, the central landing gives access to 5 double bedrooms, 3 of which enjoy a bright southerly outlook and wonderful views, plus strip wood flooring. A bathroom and separate shower room sit to the rear of the landing. Two large loft spaces are on offer over the main and Victorian section of the house and the owner feels these offer huge further potential subject to any necessary consents and permissions. The property in all is set in sunny south facing gardens and grounds of 0.268 of an acre.

The very popular village of Westbury-Sub-Mendip lies a short drive to the northwest of Wells with village facilities that include a post office/shop, village hall, church, public house and primary school. The village lies at the foot of the Mendip Hills, an area designated as being an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and where many rural walks and pursuits can be enjoyed. The beautiful Cathedral City of Wells offers a bustling high street, a twice-weekly produce market, excellent secondary schooling as well as independent education at all levels, including Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School is also within daily driving distance. This area is regularly used by commuters to Bristol and Bath, whilst Bristol Airport is readily accessible via the A38, as is the M5 motorway.

The property has two vehicular access points, the first is to a gated parking area at the east point of the plot and to the west is a garage. The house benefits from two main sections of garden to each side of it, providing well-planted areas combined with rare specimen trees interspersed with various fruit trees. At the rear of the house is a courtyard seating area adjoining the outbuilding/office, which is a detached stone building in its own right, complete with a wood burner and with a little work this could provide a contemporary workspace or traditional studio/painting space for those looking to continue or find a new hobby to enjoy. Alongside the main garden on the west is a 'hidden' working garden area with productive soft fruit bushes and a former vegetable garden.

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