Find out from the current owners of this large Victorian property in Somerset why it's such a special family home
Do you remember the first time you saw Fairview?
Yes! We fell in love with the place in 1997 and moved in August 1998. We had finally found our dream home to bring up our young family.
What was it that drew you to the house?
We loved the flagstone and original wooden floors in the front of the house and the light that floods in, being south facing. The property was built in 1888 and had been partially renovated by the previous owners but there was still scope to renovate and extend, which we have done over the last 20 years. We actually lived in the barn when we were doing all the building work and now my son lives in there. There is a fully fitted kitchen with appliances and shower room and would be ideal to rent out as a holiday let, or for a relative to be close to hand.
There's such a feeling of being connected to the great outdoors here....
Agreed. The orchard has provided a great space for the boys to play games, make dens as well as many family parties. We have also planted about 30 new fruit trees which have helped boost varieties for our cider making. We’ve had many memorable weekends in the autumn when we’ve had cider making parties! The new spaces that we have created have provided a fantastic light, airy, homely feeling as well as making a contrast between the old and new parts of the house. The new kitchen living space opens out onto the west facing patio which enjoys sunshine all day during the summer, an ideal space for BBQs and eating outside. We have created flower and vegetable beds close to the house and mow an area of orchard as lawn. We’ve purposely not put a permanent fence around the mown area as this would spoil the open aspect of the space.
Tell us about the community
We’ve lived near Wedmore for many many years and love the community spirit. There really is something for everyone, young or old! Both of our boys have been to the excellent local schools but it’s also perfectly placed for Sidcot, Millfield or Wells Cathedral school! There are 5 pubs close by all with their own unique characteristics. The new sports pavilion has opened in the last few weeks and this is going to grow and again there will be something for everyone to get involved in.
What will you miss about living here?
So much! We will miss Fairview very much. It has become our forever home and we have had the time to make it adapt to our lifestyle. But now the boys have their own homes it’s time to downsize. It really will make a fantastic family home as it has for us.
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