Postcode: BA4 4AG
Sale Type: Let
**AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2019 ** A unique opportunity to rent this spectacular 5 bedroom rural property. Dating from the early 17c, North Wootton Vineyard is an enchanting family home set in an idyllic rural location. The farmhouse is Grade II listed and full of original features including exposed oak panelled walls, mullion windows and window seats, oak beams and an inglenook fireplace. An eclectic and extensive mix of pretty outbuildings sits alongside the main house and is currently used primarily for storage and garaging.
An elegant drive runs from the road to the rear of the house through gardens mostly laid to lawn. A magnificent oak front door opens into the hall which in turn leads to three reception rooms; the drawing room, the dining/sitting room and the playroom. All these rooms feature traditional flagstone floors, wooden beams, recessed stone fireplaces, and all have beautiful views of the gardens. At the heart of the house and accessed from both the playroom and the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room with fitted units, under-stairs pantry, wood beams and a four oven Aga. Adjoining this is a cloakroom and a generously proportioned utility room with wooden worktops, fitted cupboards and a tiled floor. A door leads outside to a large porch area.
On the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a family bathroom and two further bedrooms. Stairs from the landing lead up to two delightful and spacious “attic” bedrooms and a second bathroom. The high ceilings and exposed wooden beams give these rooms’ real character and charm.
The south facing house and outbuildings are surrounded by beautiful orchards, stunning lawns, vineyards and mature plants and trees. The views of the nearby pastures and meadows are wonderful. A brook known as the Redlake runs along the boundary of the front lawn, and a post and rail fence separates the main garden from the pasture beyond. Situated next to the south facing lawns is the “Old Kitchen” now comprising of a garden store, garden room and tool store. There is also a secluded kitchen garden enclosed within a high hedge with raised beds and a vegetable garden.
There are outbuildings, a paddock and stables which can be rented as well as the main house at an additional monthly cost.
This is a very special location! The property lies close to the popular and very attractive village of North Wootton, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The ancient Cathedral city of Wells is only two and half 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.
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.
Bristol and Bath and Frome are all within approximately an hours drive and a mainline station with trains to London Paddington, is situated less than 12 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.
Local state and independent schools include, Wells Cathedral School, the Bruton schools, All Hallows prep school, Millfield and the Blue school.
The property is available in September and would make a fantastic family home.
** Stables and paddock available under separate negotiation. **
Available September 2019
Rent: £3,200 pcm for the house and all the outbuildings
Security Deposit: £3,400
Council Tax Band: G
EPC Rating: E
** Outbuildings, stables and paddock available under separate negotiation. **
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- Superb rural location, with no immediate neighbours
- Picturesque 5 bed family house
- 4 reception rooms 3 bathrooms
- Extensive outbuildings/barns (approx 4500sqft)
- Extensive garaging
- Idyllic land with meadows, orchards, vineyards, stream , woods and even secret woodland camp
- South facing garden laid mainly to lawn
- Stables and paddock available under separate negotiation