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Castle Lane, Wookey, Nr. Wells Guide Price £1,295,000

  • Very light and spacious energy efficient house, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
  • Large open plan kitchen dining room with doors to very large first floor balcony
  • Land totalling 17.5 acres
  • Warehouse and stores generating income with further potential
  • Biomass boiler which also generates an income
  • Stables and associated tack room, store and hay shed
  • Double garage, outbuildings and plenty of parking


Honeymead Farm is a unique eco friendly home offering wonderfully spacious accommodation, along with additonal buildings and a Biomass heating system that generates a good income. The house looks out over woodland to the front and the spectacular Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor behind with land totalling 17.5 acres.

Honeymead Farm is a handsome six bedroom house which has been thoughtfully rebuilt by the current owners. This versatile house provides well designed accommodation for contemporary family living and also offers potential for business opportunities such as AirBnB or bed and breakfast. This house has won awards for its innovative, modern architecture and the bathrooms have all been designed by interior designer Ali Guttridge from Origin Interiors.

Modern technology has been used to great effect in this house to make it both efficient and easy to live in. Very energy efficient with heating provided by a recently installed biomass boiler (see RHI details below), and air source heat pump (which is installed but not currently used). There is underfloor heating throughout the house, solar panels provide heating for the water and the windows are double glazed (see FIT details below). Sky is connected in every room.

A gravel driveway brings you off the road and up to the front door of this attractive light filled and spacious house. The front door opens to a hallway from which a glass sided staircase leads to first floor. The top of the staircase opens out to open plan living space with bi-folding doors leading to a large balcony for outdoor dining and relaxing with fantastic views across levels with Glastonbury Tor to the right and the city of Wells to the left. The large open plan kitchen and dining space is fully equipped with modern appliances and there is also a seating area with a gas fire where you can relax and chat to the chef as meals are prepared.

Leading from the kitchen is an entertainment/ sitting room with dual aspect windows and doors onto the balcony. This light filled room is equipped with surround sound technology and projector connected to Sky and a fireplace. There is also a beautifully designed bathroom with a toilet and hand basin on the first floor.

On the ground floor are six bedrooms, three of which are en-suite. When the house was renovated the three en-suite rooms were located together at one end of the house so that the owners could use them for bed and breakfast accommodation if required. There are two further double bedrooms, a large family bathroom with a large bath and a room which could be a bedroom but which has been used by the current owners as a playroom and an office. There is also a large utility room which contains a wet room style shower as well as the laundry appliances.

Outside
Honeymead Farm is set in a plot of around 3.5 acres on one side of a lane and looks out over the small lane to 14 acres of paddock and woodland.

Directly in front of the house is a gravelled driveway and ample parking and to the rear is a flat south westerly facing garden, beyond which is farmland stretches out to the Somerset levels towards Glastonbury Tor. To the right of the house are a double garage with a useful storage area and a further large area which is currently used as kennel for the family dog.

On the other side of the house there is an area of hardstanding which has been used as a play area for the current owners’ children to ride bikes and play football. Next to this is a schooling area for horses, the land stretches on beyond for a further couple of acres to the boundary with the neighbouring farm.

Next to Honeymead Farm are buildings (with B1 classification) which were previously partly used by the current owner to run his business. These consist of a modern warehouse consisting of three units, an additional storage unit, stables and Biomass boiler.

Unit 1 with offices above, kitchen and wc. Currently used for car storage £10,200 + vat/annum on a 3yr lease.
Unit 2 is a storage building. Currently let at £4,800 inc vat/annum on a 3yr lease.
Unit 3 is a storage building. Used to store builders equipment at £4,800 + vat /annum on a 3yr lease.
There is an additional open storage unit 14.63m x 5.85m plus open fronted store of 3.22m x 5.03m.

There are three good sized loose boxes, tack rooms and further storage space, a wash area and a hay store. These could be offered potentially for livery to generate additional income.

The biomass boiler generated an RHI income last year of just over £4500.00, this could be increased and is valid to 15/09/2034. In addition, the FIT (feed in tariff) from the solar PV generate a further £2,000pa approx. with approx. 20 years remaining.

Situation
Honeymead Farm is set on a country lane leading into Wookey, a village 2 miles west of Wells, on the River Axe in the Mendip area. Wookey is often confused with Wookey Hole which is perhaps best known today for the Wookey Hole Caves. Wookey has three pubs, a post office and stores, a church, a school and good travel links to Wells and beyond.

The city of Wells is 4 miles away and offers all the usual attractions of a market town including banks, doctors’ surgeries and dentists with supermarkets including Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco, a cinema and a market on Saturdays and Wednesdays. The high street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops and cinema, pubs and restaurants including the award winning "Goodfellows". At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishops 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 over two weeks and attracting big names, 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 there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre and there is a small theatre. 

Golf Clubs are in Wells and on the Mendips.  Sailing and fishing can be found on the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.

Glastonbury is 4.5 miles to the south, and bot Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance and there is a main line railway station with links to London (Paddington) in Castle Cary just a few miles away with trains normally reaching London in approximately 100 minutes.  Street and Glastonbury are 20 minutes away.  Bristol Airport is an easy 30 minute drive. 

Schools
There are excellent state and Private schools in the area including a Primary school in the village of Wookey and several Primary schools in Wells.  There is also the extremely sought-after Wells Blue secondary school, plus Wells Cathedral School Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield all in close proximity.  

Services
Private drainage, mains water, biomass boiler and installed air source heat pump, bottled gas for fires and gas hob. Hot water supplied by solar panels.

Tenure
Freehold

Council Tax
Band C

Directions BA5 1NN
From Wells, take the B3199 towards Wedmore. In Wookey just before you reach the Pheasant Inn take the left hand turn which is Castle Lane. Continue along castle lane for about 1 mile and Honeymead Farm can be found on your left.

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Castle Lane, Wookey
Nr. Wells BA5 1NN
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000053

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Castle Lane, Wookey
Nr. Wells BA5 1NN
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000053
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