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Guide Price £550,000 For Sale
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Address: Rose Garth - Long Street Croscombe
Town/City: Wells
Postcode: BA5 3QQ

County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref: #11199709

Property Summary

In a conservation area, nestled back from the road in the very popular village of Croscombe, Rose Garth offers the rare opportunity to purchase a very attractive family home that combines the traditional with the contemporary whilst additionally offering the next owners the chance to make their own mark. With its origins believed to date from the 1760’s, Grade II listed Rose Garth retains many original features and glimpses into its past as formerly two houses.

In 2006 a beautiful spacious and contemporary twist was added at the rear of the property and so today, cosy wood burning stoves, beams and exposed stone walls combine perfectly with a wonderfully spacious open plan kitchen dining area with double doors out into a sheltered courtyard.

The panelled front door set into moulded stone architrave and sash windows at the front elevation combine wistfully with climbing roses and wisteria. Adjoining the neighbouring properties at either end, Rose Garth is substantial and spacious.

From the front door a second glazed door leads into a lovely day time living area that opens into the kitchen. Sofas and a wood burning stove make this a perfect spot to have children playing nearby while working in the kitchen. The property was formally owned by a carpenter and the attention to detail in the woodwork of the property from the oak flooring to the skirtings is evident.

A second reception room leads off to the left providing a perfect spot for relaxing with a second wood burning stove for cosy winter evenings. Set within this room is a small library fitted with bookshelves and a small desk at one end.

Continuing through to what was originally the second property, an interesting double aspect room with access to the front parking area and the rear of the property offers the potential for a fourth bedroom suite. With the separate access this room would be perfect for guests, teenagers or young adult children returning home. It currently has an open fireplace which could be lined and fitted with a wood burning stove. 

Off the kitchen, where contemporary clean lines sit beautifully with the bespoke fitted cabinets and range cooker, there is a downstairs cloakroom, utility room and a room perfect for storing wine. Steps lead up to a door and out into a covered workshop area adjoining the garden which could, subject to the normal consents, be developed into a home office or gym. 

Stairs lead from the centre of the house to the first floor where three double bedrooms are served by a family bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The main bedroom of the property is very well appointed and spacious with two sliding sash windows overlooking the south facing front of the property toward open farmland. The second and third bedrooms are also front facing, again with refurbished nine pane sash windows making the rooms light and appealing. Rose Garth is a unique and wonderful home which we strongly recommend viewing. 


Rose Garth sits well back from the road and there is plenty of parking for up to three cars on the block paved area within the boundary to the front. This is a very pretty house with roses and wisteria hugging the front façade. At the rear, double doors lead out from the kitchen to a sheltered courtyard area with adjacent tool store and steps rising to a second patio area to sit and relax in the morning with coffee or in the evening with a bottle of wine. The garden is very charming and relaxed featuring amongst other planting, wild anemone, philadelphus and roses designed around a predominantly white colour scheme. A lovely pond set amongst the trees attracts wildlife such as newts and frogs. 


Croscombe is a pretty village, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with 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 enjoys many lovely 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 junior 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. 

Services – Gas central heating, mains water, drainage and electricity 

Local Authority - Mendip

Council Tax – E


Tenure – Freehold


Travelling from Wells on the A371 Rose Garth can be found on the left just as you enter Croscombe. 

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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.

Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings | Wells & Bruton Somerset |Shaftesbury Dorset

  • Ref: 11199709
  • Type: Terraced House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Wonderful Grade II listed family home in sought after village
  • Spacious open plan kitchen dining area
  • Three/four bedrooms
  • Flexible accommodation
  • Combines contemporary and traditional
  • Charming outdoor space
  • Situated in conservation area
  • Beams and wood burning stoves
  • Off road parking
Guide Price £550,000
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