Chilcote Lane, Chilcote, Wells, BA5

Offers in excess of £1,600,000
5 bedroom house for sale
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Key Information
Property Type
3,916 sqft
Property Description
An imposing mid 19th century Manor house in the Gothic Revival style, with high ceilings, large stone mullion windows and impressive fireplaces. The house is located in the hamlet of Chilcote, within easy reach of the City of Wells. The gardens and plot extend to 2/3 acre with. The house occupies an elevated position with views across farmland particularly to the south and west, with the city of Wells and the Cathedral clearly visible, and as far as the Quantocks, Exmoor and the Bristol Channel on the horizon. This individual property has been the subject of a thorough program of refurbishment and total redecoration by the current owners, taking care to preserve its many period features. Now beautifully and elegantly presented, the character and period features have not been lost, and the combination of these characteristics combined with modern fittings provides a warm and comfortable family home.
Chilcote retains much that is original to the property, notably its fish scale roof and cast iron casement windows bearing brass “fist” latches.
The house boasts a distinctive turret with an original weather vane and chiming bell, containing a fully functioning clock by Cornelius Tyte (II) dated 1868.
Outside there is ample parking, an enclosed courtyard, lawned gardens and a walled vegetable garden with a small orchard.

The property is approached via five-bar double gates over a cattle grid into a gravel driveway and turning area, with ample parking for several cars. Courtyard gates to the right lead off to a further parking area and access to the garage and outbuildings.
The six panel timber front door leads to;
Porch Part glazed entrance door leading to:
Entrance Hall Oak flooring, 2 double radiators, wooden staircase rising to the first floor. French doors to the east garden. Cupboard housing shelving with lighting. Further storage cupboard with shelf and coat rail.
Family room Large mullion window with window seat. One double radiator. Oak flooring. Picture rail. Wood burning stove with slate hearth. Built in part glass fronted display cabinet.
Study A double aspect room with mullion windows. Oak flooring. Wood burning stove with slate hearth. 2 double radiators. Range of fitted book shelves and cabinets. Doorways to hall and Family room.
Drawing Room 15’8” x 18’4” (4.78m x 5.59m) Double aspect room with large mullion window to front and bay mullion window to side with window seat. Oak flooring. One double radiator. Wood burning stove with slate hearth. Picture rail and coving.
From the Entrance Hall, doorway leads to;
Cloakroom Window to rear. Oak flooring. Heated towel rail. Contemporary style WC and wash hand basin on fitted cupboard.
Dining Room 16’6” x 18’5”(5.03m x 5.61m) Double aspect room with mullion windows. Oak herringbone parquet floor. 2 Vertical double radiators. Picture rail.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 19’6” x 14’5” (5.94m x 4.4m) Mullion window and window seat. Amtico flooring with underfloor heating. Vertical double radiator. Picture rail. Bespoke fitted kitchen with Loxley solid oak wood units. Granite worktops. Glass splashbacks. Concealed lighting. Large central island. 2 Neff Slide and Hide single ovens. Neff 5 ring induction hob. Neff pop-up extractor fan. Neff Dishwasher. Neff warming drawer. Full height AEG fridge. Doorway leads to;
Plant room 15’7” x 8’2” (4.75m x 2.5m) Window and door leading to courtyard. Tiled floor. Floor mounted biomass boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Various tanks in support of the water and heating systems. Water filtration/UV filter. Electric consumer unit.
Utility Room Window with trickle vent. Tiled floor. Single radiator. Single sink. Built in unit and worktop. Plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer and fridge or freezer.

From the Entrance hall, a turned staircase with a half landing window leads to the first floor.
Landing Oak flooring. Double radiator. Picture rail. Doors leading to;
WC Mullion window. Oak flooring. Heated towel rail. Contemporary WC and wash hand basin. Fitted ladder gives access via a ceiling hatch to the clock tower for general maintenance and operation.
Master bedroom 16’7” x 16’5” (5.05m x 5m) Mullion window. Oak flooring. Double radiator. Cast iron fireplace with stone surround. Door to;
En suite Bathroom Mullion window. Fully tiled. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating. Contemporary WC. Hand basin on fitted cupboard. Anti-mist and lit mirror. Walk-in shower. Additional fitted unit and recessed boxes with lighting.
Bedroom Two 17’1” x 15’4” (5.2m x 4.67m) Double aspect room with mullion windows. Oak flooring. Double vertical radiator. Range of full height fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom Three 15’7” x 14’5” (4.75m x 4.4m). Double aspect room with mullion windows. Oak flooring. Vertical double radiator. Cast iron feature fireplace. Range of full height fitted wardrobes. Wardrobe door giving access to;
En Suite Shower Room Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle.
Bedroom Four 16’4” x 12’6” (4.98m x 3.8m). Double aspect room with mullion windows. Oak flooring. Vertical double radiator. Cast iron feature fireplace with timber surround and mantle. Range of full height fitted wardrobes plus eaves storage cupboard. Wardrobe door giving access to;
En Suite Shower Room Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle.
Bedroom Five 14’ x 8’7 (4.27m x 2.62m) Mullion window. Oak flooring. Double radiator. Door leading to;
En Suite Shower Room Fully tiled. Heated Towel rail. WC. Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle.
Family Bathroom Mullion window. Fully tiled. 2 heated towel rails. Underfloor heating. Contemporary WC. Hand basin on fitted unit. Anti-mist and lit mirror. Freestanding double ended bath with shower attachment. Walk-in shower. Recessed boxes with lighting.

Accessed via the courtyard gate is an old stone outbuilding, formerly comprising a “wash house, wood house, coal house, store room and gig house.'' Two of these ‘houses’ retain the hay troughs for feeding horses and original flooring. There are 6 separate areas including the garage. All areas have been updated with lighting, and electric sockets are available in 5. These areas are currently used for storage; a hobby room/office, with additional LED downlighting and sockets; a log store; an additional utility room with fridge and freezer; and a garden storage room. There is scope for further development subject to the usual planning regulations.
The gardens are a delight, with large lawned areas to the front, side and rear, surrounded by well stocked plant borders. To the east side is a stunning formal rose garden and a pleached beech hedge conceals a vegetable garden and orchard. There are pear, nectarine, apple and fig trees as well as an asparagus bed and strawberry cage. On the west side are two separate patio areas, perfect for enjoying the sunshine and the views. There is also a wood-fired hot tub. A wrought iron gate leads through into the fully enclosed walled garden at the rear of the house which features a Rhino greenhouse, raised vegetable beds, a further patio seating area, a pellet hopper for the boiler, courtyard gates and a pedestrian gate which lead through to the front entrance to the house. The garden has many well established trees including a silver birch and beech and a characterful old stone wall. The front elevation of the house is covered in ivy which changes colour with the seasons and turns a vibrant red in autumn.

Situated on the edge of the Mendip Hill, the hamlet of Chilcote is situated just over 2 miles from Wells Cathedral, and all the amenities which the City has to offer.
The property is well located for access to local schooling. Nearby primary schools include Horrington Primary School (rated Outstanding by OFSTED). The Blue School and Wells Cathedral School are just a few miles away and Millfield Preparatory School is approx. 6 miles away.
The property is conveniently located for access to Bath, Bristol, Glastonbury and Cheddar and the motorway can be accessed M32 (J3) approx. 18 miles, M5 (J22) approx.16 miles, whilst railway stations include Castle Carey (approx. 11 miles) which arrives in London Paddington (1 hour 40 minutes). Bristol International Airport is approx. 18 miles away.

•Biomass boiler
•Thermostatic Radiator Valves on all radiators
•Two zone heating control (upstairs, downstairs)
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