Postcode: BA5 1RZ
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryLower Godney House, dating back to the 1700s, offers an abundance of charm with it’s original historical features and a beautiful secluded south facing garden situated on the banks of the River Sheppey.
Giant flagstone flooring runs throughout the ground floor which has two reception rooms, a kitchen/dining room, a utility and a shower room. Both the drawing room and the snug have large windows which flood the rooms with natural light. The drawing room is heated with a pretty, enamelled cream, wood burner and has views across the garden. In the snug there are the quirky remains of a bread oven and has a cozy, family feel. In the hallway a part glazed Butler’s pantry stands proud and is a useful and interesting storage space. The kitchen stretches across the depth of the property and is, therefore, large enough to encompass a good sized dining and seating area and is the heart of this family home. It is serviced with an aga and heated by a wood burner. The butlers sink overlooks the garden and the windows are framed with shutters and a window seat. From the kitchen a large utility room then leads on into a useful downstairs loo and wet room shower. Upstairs are four generous double bedrooms and a single, all with large windows and plenty of room for free standing wardrobes. A large, light, family bathroom has a bath, loo, sink and views across the river.
Due to clever planting, throughout the centuries, the secluded garden is divided into secret areas and plays host to an abundance of nature. Steps from the garden descend to the River Sheppey where a family of otters have been spotted, the odd fish has been caught and the occasional local has been known to canoe to the pub! The current owners had planned to build a bridge across the river to access a small copse which belongs to the property and has been, in the past, home to a random pig or sheep!
There is a pretty stone cottage included with the property which has been restored and decorated with exceptional taste and is a perfect building to use either for a dwelling or an office. The downstairs has a wonderful, large fireplace with wood stove and leads into the kitchen with free standing units and room for a large dining table. There is a ground floor double bedroom with it’s own ensuite with a bath, shower, sink and loo. Upstairs is a second double bedroom, built on a mezzanine, with an ensuite shower and loo.
The property has further out buildings, currently used for storage but which could be converted to further accommodation.
The village has a vibrant, creative community with a popular local pub, tea rooms and many social activities take place based around the village hall. The Sheppey Inn is a destination pub due to it’s excellent menu and fun filled atmosphere. There are wonderful walks along bridle ways and footpaths which deliver a plethora of wildlife including swans, deer and herons.
Lower Godney is situated between Wells, Glastonbury and Wedmore. The City of Wells offers a wealth of culture, societies and hosts busy, vibrant markets twice a week. The larger cities of Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil are within commuting distance. The train stations at Castle Cary and Highbridge offer fast, direct lines to London.
The property is within the catchment area of The Blue School in Wells and also within easy reach of excellent private schools; Wells Cathedral and Millfield. Neighbouring villages of Mere and Wookey offer good primary schools and Millfield has it’s own prep school.
Oil fired Central Heating, mains water, electricity and private drainage.
From Wells take the A39 towards Glastonbury a short distance the other side of Coxley take the right hand turning to Polsham and Godney. Follow the lane for approximately 2 miles and on entering Lower Godney go past the Sheppey Inn and to the far end of the village, Lower Godney House will be found on the left hand side just before the T junction.
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- Classically proportioned house with annexe and pretty garden
- 2 reception rooms, dining room, kitchen and utility
- 5 bedrooms and 2 bedroom annexe
- Great village location with locally renowned Sheppey Inn
- Very pretty garden bordering the Sheppey, additional land beyond
- Surrounded by beautiful countryside and views.
- Perfect for cycling and walks.
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