Postcode: BA5 3QJ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryOne, The Old Bakery is in the historical village of Croscombe near Wells. Built in 1780, it was originally part of two properties - the village bakery and a bakers dwelling. The bakery was converted into two separate dwellings in the 1960s by well-known local builders Ambrosini, whose Italian influences are evident with its terrazzo floor and private courtyard complete with its high stone walls and lovely vine for those al fresco meals. There are even old stables at the top of the garden which would have once housed the horses after their day of deliveries. The current owners have updated the house whilst retaining its character and charm, there is evidence of the old outdoor step and an old outside wall running down the centre of the house.
The front door opens into a good sized entrance with its terrazzo floor, leading to the sitting room with its parquet flooring and large fireplace with a cosy and efficient woodburner, pine folding doors lead on through to the spacious and airy kitchen with its useful larder cupboard and double doors take you out to the private secluded terrace and garden.
The house has been upgraded in the last few years to include a new boiler and a newly refurbished utility room with underfloor heating and a separate downstairs loo complete with shower as well as a great family bathroom on the first floor, all newly done with a slate floor. There are four good sized double bedrooms with good cupboards making this a great family home.
There is a pretty, newly paved, courtyard garden complete with vine, a small lean to as well as a good sized stone store room. Steps lead up to the lawned areas which are terraced and offer different places to sit and catch the sun at different times, as well as raised beds for growing vegetables. At the very top of the garden is the pretty church behind a newly refurbished wall and part of the old stable block that could be converted to a home office or Airbnb (with the relevant consents).
Croscombe is a pretty village, mentioned in the Domesday Book, built originally for the booming wool trade before being replaced with silk, mining, quarrying and milling during the Industrial Revolution. The village now has a thriving pub "The George" which acts as the hub of the community with its "Take Away" night as well as doubling as the village stores. The village hall has monthly film nights as well as the Charter Market where villagers sell their local produce, a village orchestra, amateur dramatics society and village school, playground and sports field. There is excellent walking in the area as the village is littered with footpaths.
The city of Wells is approx 3 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 every Wednesday and Saturday. The high street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops, 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. Golf Clubs are in Wells and on the Mendips. Sailing and fishing can be found on the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.
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 to London in approximately 90 minutes. Street and Glastonbury are 20 minutes away. Bristol airport is an easy 30 minute drive.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including a well respected primary school in the village of Croscombe itself as well as 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.
Mains water, electricity and gas
BA5 3QJ - From Wells take the A371 to Croscombe – 1, The Old Bakery can be found on the left hand side after The George Inn. From Shepton Mallet on the A371 the house can be found on the right hand side before bend just after the school.
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- Characterful period property
- Located in thriving village close to Wells
- Four double bedrooms
- Refurbished bathrooms
- Potential to create home office/Airbnb
- Pretty and secluded gardens
- Double doors from kitchen to private courtyard terrace
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