Postcode: BA4 4QE
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryWell House is a glorious family home situated down a quiet, no through lane within the pretty village of Doulting in the heart of the Somerset countryside. This impressive property has been built using local Doulting stone and offers extensive accommodation, including an annexe with its own pretty courtyard. Positioned within beautiful surroundings with a garden planted with an abundance of flora and fauna this wonderful house has a unique vista of the Glastonbury Tor.
The front door, framed with a carved stone portico, opens into an impressive entrance hall which leads into an elegant drawing room. The attractive stone fireplace creates the perfect focal point, exposed beams add to the character and two picture windows overlook the surrounding gardens and countryside. The heart of the home is a wonderful open plan family kitchen with plenty of space for dining and entertaining. Features include a stone fireplace surrounding a charming gas stove and an attractive archway leading to a sunny additional space in which to relax and unwind with access to the garden through a set of French doors. A third reception room, currently used as a study, can equally serve as a snug or playroom. Underfloor heating throughout the ground floor is an additional luxury as is the sizeable cellar, conveniently leading down from the kitchen, offering invaluable space for laundry, storage and white goods. A utility and downstairs loo can be found adjacent to the main hallway.
Upstairs, five generous bedrooms occupy two floors. The first floor consisting of three double bedrooms, all with plenty of room for storage, and a family bathroom. The master bedroom spans the entire depth of the property with fitted wardrobes and a stylish en-suite. All five bedrooms embrace the views of the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond. Another flight of stairs ascend to the two further double bedrooms and a shower room – this is the perfect teenage hideaway.
The pretty annexe architecturally compliments the main property, offers a fabulous light space and is totally separate. This double height accommodation includes a kitchenette and bathroom and could be utilised as living space for staff, guests or as an extra income stream and has the added bonus of its own walled courtyard.
The property is approached up a quiet lane and through stone pillars with wrought iron gates. Well House proudly displays a stunning wisteria and impressive hydrangea shrubs with the fabulous garden wrapping around the property. Laid to a mixture of lawn and gravelled pathways the mature planting of trees, shrubs and a croquet lawn are surrounded by stone walling and hedging. Peppered with Silver birch, cherry blossoms and willows the garden enjoys uninterrupted views across the countryside. A secret garden is home to a fantastic display of roses creating a feast for the eyes and a special place to enjoy the summer days. A splendid sun terrace, perfectly located adjacent to the house, is a wonderful space for outside dining, relaxing and overlooking the waterlilies floating on the succession of ornamental ponds. Storage can be found to the rear of the garden in a stone pig shed and an attractive two bay wooden carport with double garage sits to the side of the property.
Doulting village has a friendly community holding monthly and annual events. The village is home to a variety of attractive landmarks and buildings of historical interest. Amenities within the village include a pub, a church, a primary school and a village hall. The famous Charlton House hotel and spa is a ten-minute walk away, offering not only a restaurant but also a gym, variety of exercise classes and a spa. Kilver Court is a five minute drive and is owned by the founder of Mulberry and is a prestigious designer outlet with high end brands and two coffee shops. The Mulberry factory shop is situated next door and offers discounts on leather goods and clothes. Shepton Mallet town centre is constantly evolving with new retail stores opening weekly and a retail park with a large Tesco, a Laura Ashley and a Boots is positioned at the top of the town.
The ancient Cathedral city of Wells is only 7 miles away and offers all the usual amenities of a thriving market town; twice-weekly markets, plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, local supermarkets include Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco. Wells has a thriving cultural scene with the concerts from the Cathedral School to regular art gallery events and the very well attended Wells Literature Festival and Food Festival.
The fashionable town of Bruton is a 15 minute drive and is home to the popular restaurant "At the Chapel" and the world famous Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery.
Bristol and Bath and Frome are all within approximately 45 mins drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated 8 miles miles away at Castle Cary, with further mainline stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. Bristol International Airport, which offers long-haul flights, is 16 miles away.
Doulting primary school, St Aldhelms, is rated as "Good" by Ofsted. Doulting is perfectly situated for both private and state schools: Whitstone, Wells Blue, Wells Cathedral, Downside, All Hallows Prep School and Bruton Schools are all within easy distance.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Council Tax Band F
From Shepton Mallet, follow the A361 towards Frome. As you enter the village of Doulting take the first left onto Church Lane and then bear right onto School Lane. The entrance to the property can be found on the right hand side.
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- Fabulous family home in village location with further accommodation
- Wonderful gardens with beautiful mature trees and shrubs
- Separate annexe with kitchen, ensuite and courtyard
- Five generous double bedrooms
- Excellent transport links
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