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Guide Price £450,000 Sold
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Address: Mill Cottage - Glencot Lane Wookey Hole
Town/City: Wells
Postcode: BA5 1BH

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #9661437

Property Summary

Mill Cottage is an utterly enchanting house, exuding character and romance and with a fascinating history. With medieval originals and mentioned in the Domesday book, it was the manorial water mill for nearby Rodney Stoke Manor. The current owners sensitively restored the building with an artistic instinct to reveal every original material and architectural detail. Nestling within a magical woodland garden the property provides a rare sense of peace and timelessness. Its position is very secluded, on a quiet lane on the outskirts of the village of Wookey Hole. Now on the market for the first time in over fifty years it offers a wonderful backdrop for creative inspiration or tranquil escape and the opportunity to gently modernise this very special home.

Stone steps lead up to a heavy studded door which opens into a hallway, where wooden stairs follow into a magnificent vaulted sitting room with exposed beams, a working fireplace, wooden floor, exposed stone walls with brick detailing, gothic style windows and double doors opening to the garden and millpond beyond.

On this upper floor are 3 characterful bedrooms (one currently used as a study) with views over the garden, exposed beams, stone and brickwork and simple built in shelving and cupboards.

From the entrance, stone steps descend to the heart of the house - a stunningly atmospheric dining room with large open fireplace, exposed stone and brickwork, stone tiled floor. A painted stone archway leads to the kitchen with terracotta flooring, huge Belfast sink, dishwasher, freestanding oven and gas boiler. Both rooms enjoy dappled light from south facing windows over the garden and stream and the ambience of a bygone era.

On this lower floor are a downstairs WC leading from the dining room and a scullery and a bathroom. These rooms, along with the kitchen, could be adapted to contemporary life whilst retaining the integrity and appeal of the building. 

Outside - The property is approached through double wooden gates from the lane. Beautiful mature trees offer shady woodland, and a light filled clearing gives a breathtaking view over the neighbouring millpond. On the south side of the house, generous stone steps leading down to the babbling mill stream offer a wonderful place to sit and contemplate. Reclaimed stone seating, winding pathways, decorative details and even a recreation of a Holy Well add romance and charm.


Situation - The property is conveniently situated in the tiny hamlet of Glencot close to the village of Wookey Hole and just a short drive from the picturesque city of Wells. Apart from the famous caves, Wookey Hole village is in the heart of the Mendips, an area of outstanding natural beauty with fabulous walks right on your doorstep including the stunning Ebbor Gorge or take a walk across the fields to Priddy. There is a popular pub within a short walk from the house. https://www.wookeyholeinn.com/

Wells 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. 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 there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre. Both Bath (21 miles) and Bristol (22 miles) are within commuting distance and there is a main line railway station with links to London in Castle Cary 13 miles away. Street and Glastonbury are 20 minutes away and Bristol airport is an easy 30-minute drive.


There are excellent state and Independent schools in the area including highly regarded primary schools in Wells, Wells Cathedral Prep, Millfield Prep and Senior Schools, the popular Wells Blue Secondary School, Wells Cathedral School, Downside School and All Hallows Preparatory School.

Services - Gas central heating. Private drainage.

Local Authority - Mendip

Council Tax - Band E

Tenure - Freehold

Directions – BA5 1BH From the A371 turn into Haybridge signposted to St Cuthberts Mill and Wookey Hole. Take the left turn signposted to Glencot and Wookey and Mill Cottage can be found on the left hand side.


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Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, in accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you.  These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements quoted are approximate.  The Fixtures, Fittings & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.  No guarantee can be given with regard to planning permissions or fitness for purpose. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.

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Wells & Bruton Somerset |Shaftesbury Dorset

  • Ref: 9661437
  • Type: House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Medieval origins
  • Iydllic location
  • Tranquil and quiet
  • Close to Wells
  • Amazing opportunity
Guide Price £450,000

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