- Stunning views over Somerset countryside
- Newly built amazingly light and bright
- Four bedrooms
- Fabulous double height Kitchen with oak frame
- Loads of parking and excellent storage
- Annexe Potential
- Pretty Gardens
Nestled in beautiful countryside, Avalon Cottage is a wonderful family home situated in the quite hamlet of Lower Westholme. Built in 2013 by the current owners this property is a truly unique dwelling with fabulous far reaching southerly views. The large bright hallway leads to an impressive kitchen with a double vaulted ceiling crafted in oak. This excellent space is a triumph, offering plenty of room for dining with views overlooking the garden and rolling hills beyond. The kitchen units surround a large central island and are handcrafted by a local designer. An electric Aga is backed with bespoke tiling depicting the Glastonbury Tor, a pleasingly individual touch – this kitchen really is an absolute joy and forms the heart of the home.
The large triple aspect reception room with its woodburner is naturally flood lit with its sizeable windows, all overlooking the surrounding garden and countryside - perfect for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying the vista. A further reception room currently used as a study is situated next to the ground floor wet room which could therefore be used as another bedroom if required. There are oak floors throughout the ground floor as well as a useful utility room and excellent storage. The wonderful oak staircase leads to a spacious landing with well thought out built in storage. Three generous bedrooms, two ensuites and a family bathroom all enjoy the surrounding views of Somerset.
The pretty country garden wraps around the property and includes a sizeable vegetable plot. Beautifully planted with mature trees and shrubs with a flowering cherry, acers and blossoms - the garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind on a summers day. A double garage, to the right of the property, sits next to an additional wood-framed carport offering loads of parking. A useful workshop and a further shed could potentially be used for further accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
Avalon Cottage is found in the tiny hamlet of Lower Westholme just south of Wells, half way between Pilton and North Wootton, in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in Somerset with easy access to many footpaths and byways. Pilton is a lovely village and although it is almost 20 miles from the sea and sits on the edge of the Somerset levels, according to legend in the 1st century being a landing place then known as Pooltown is where Joseph of Arimathea is said to have landed in Britain. Notable for its pretty stone cottages and rolling hills and of course the Glastonbury Festival (a bonus of living in the village is that you get free tickets). The village is very active, it has numerous clubs, a playgroup, a bus to a local primary school, very smart village hall (which hosts the post office), playground, playing fields with clubhouse and a public house. There are many events throughout the year, but most notable is the very well attended September Pilton weekend including village flower show and fete, barn dance, tug of war, cricket match and 'fun sports day' (see www.piltonvillage.co.uk)
In nearby North Wootton there is a pretty Church with regular services, an annual Harvest Festival which is extremely popular and well attended, an active thriving community with various activities in the Village Hall including a mother and baby group, regular coffee mornings every Thursday, as well as a monthly village magazine and a popular pub. There is a village plan in place to help protect the integrity of the village by restricting unnecessary planning applications. North Wootton has been described by one village resident as “an idyllic archetypal Somerset village – a perfect place to bring up a family and only 10 mins from Wells”.
The ancient city of Wells, which is the smallest Cathedral city in England, and offers all the usual amenities that you would expect in a small town including banks, doctors surgeries, dentists and a selection of primary schools and the excellent Blue School and Wells Cathedral school. The high street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops and restaurants and pubs as well as a twice weekly market and a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons. At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicars’ Close (reputed to be the oldest surviving residential street in Europe).
The Wells Festivals are increasing in popularity each year with the Literary Festival now taking place over two weeks and attracting big names in the literary world, the very well attended Food Festival and many regular Arts festivals. With both the Cathedral School and the Cathedral itself there are endless opportunities for musical concerts, plus regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre.
Twenty minutes away is the very fashionable small town of Bruton which has the very popular restaurant/coffee/bread shop called ‘At the Chapel’ and the world famous Hauser and Wirth Art Gallery.
There are Golf Clubs in Wells and on the Mendips, as well as sailing and fishing which can be found on the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.
Bristol, Bath and Frome are all within approximately an hour's drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated less than 12 miles away at Castle Cary, Templecombe offers trains directly into Waterloo, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including a well-respected primary school in the nearby village of West Pennard as well as several primary schools in Wells. There is also the extremely sought after Wells Blue secondary school, plus Wells Cathedral School, Millfield, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Kings Bruton all in close proximity. The highly regarded sixth form college Strode College is located nearby at Street.
Air Source Heating
Mains water and electricity
Sewerage Treatment Plant
BA4 4EL - From A361 follow Lower Westholme Road for under a mile, turn right onto Tanyard Lane and follow the lane round to the left. Avalon Cottage can be found on the right.
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