Hillgate House, Nr. WELLS, Somerset
Hillgate House is an attractive, detached family home located close to the City of Wells. The versatile and well arranged accommodation is well suited to modern living with a spacious kitchen and breakfast room with adjoining open-plan living area with a wood burning stove. In addition there is a dining room, a large triple aspect sitting room and a utility room. The master bedroom having French windows opening out to a south facing balcony, a dressing room and en suite. There are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The gardens wrap around the entire property and extend to approximately 1.5 acres and includes a private heated swimming pool and two outbuildings with consent to convert into two holiday lets if required. Further 6 acres of land is available by separate negotiation.

Entrance Hall

24' 1" x 6' 1" (7.34m x 1.85m at its widest) Entrance is through a wooden front door into a spacious reception hall. Stairs leading to the first floor accommodation with an under stair cupboard with a hanging rail and storage. <br/><br/>Door to:

Kitchen, Breakfast and Family Room

26' 6" x 17' 5" (8.08m x 5.31m at its widest) A wonderful light and spacious room well designed and in keeping with modern day living. Split into three areas including the kitchen with a range of oak wall and base cupboards with honed granite work surfaces over. Integrated dishwasher and useful deep pan drawers. Inset stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over. Everhot cooker with extractor above. Open plan to the breakfast and dining area with a wood burning stove in the far corner of the room with ample space for sofas etc. Windows overlook the side and rear elevations with countryside views. Patio doors opening on to the rear south facing terrace and garden. Villeroy and Bosch tiled floor. Built in cupboards housing the central heating boiler and cloaks cupboard hanging space. Recessed down lighting.<br/><br/>Door out to the:

Utility Room

9' 10" x 9' 1" (3.00m x 2.77m) Window to the front aspect. Range of base cupboard and drawer units with granite work surfaces over. Inset double bowl china sink. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and free standing fridge/freezer.<br/><br/>Door to:


Low level WC and wash hand basin. Tiling to the water sensitive areas.<br/><br/>Back to the entrance hall and a door to the:

Sitting Room

26' 6" x 13' 5" (8.08m x 4.09m) Another wonderful light and spacious room. Triple aspect with windows overlooking the front, rear and side gardens which surround the property. Patio doors open onto the south facing terrace. Fire recess with a Vermont wood burning stove and beam over. Oak flooring and coving to the ceiling. <br/><br/>Also off the entrance hall is the:

Dining Room

14' 5" x 14' (4.39m x 4.27m) Window overlooking the front elevation. Feature wooden fire surround with inset (electric) wood burner style fire on a slate hearth. Solid oak flooring. Coving to the ceiling.<br/><br/>Stairs from the hallway lead up to the:


Spacious and light landing area with doors leading to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom. Window out to the south facing rear garden with open countryside views. Access to the loft space. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.

Master Bedroom

23' 1" x 16' 5" (7.04m x 5.00m) Impressive master bedroom suite starting with a large bedroom with a window to the side elevation. Down lighting and two ceiling lights. Coving to the ceiling and a door to:

Dressing Room

10' 1" x 8' 2" (3.07m x 2.49m) Excellent storage including a range of fitted wardrobes. Window to the front aspect and recessed down lighting.

Master En Suite

10' 1" x 7' 2" (3.07m x 2.18m) Fully tiled walk in shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Chrome ladder style radiator. Obscure glass window to the side elevation and recessed down lighting. Tiling to the water sensitive areas.<br/><br/>From the master bedroom patio doors lead out to the:


14' 3" x 14' 2" (4.34m x 4.32m) Large private balcony with wooden decking and ample space for a table and chairs. Ideal space to relax and take in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom Two

13' 5" x 12' 2" (4.09m x 3.71m) Window overlooking the rear garden and the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom Three

13' 1" x 10' 11" (3.99m x 3.33m) Window to the front elevation with countryside views. Built in wardrobes.

Bedroom Four

13' 1" x 10' 8" (3.99m x 3.25m) Another double bedroom with views to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom Five

10' 3" x 9' 7" (3.12m x 2.92m) Once again to the front aspect with views.

Family Bathroom

12' 2" x 8' 5" (3.71m x 2.57m) Freestanding roll top bath on claw feet. Fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with an electric Mira shower. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Wood panelling to dado height and exposed stripped pine wooden floor boards. Recessed down lighting and coving to the ceiling. Window overlooking the rear garden and the countryside beyond.


The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a path leading around the front of the property. From the driveway and parking area, a gate leads through into the side of the house and around to the south facing rear garden where there is a paved terrace and lawn enclosed by mixed country hedging. A gate leads through to the heated swimming pool, (10m x 5m) which is surrounded by decking and enclosed by a picket fence. A stone built pool house provides storage and contains the heating and filtration units. The garden extends to approximately 1.5 acres with a further 6 acres of land available by separate negotiation which includes a paddock for horses, a small orchard, young woodland, timber built stable with hard standing, water and electricity.

Garage and Parking

A large driveway is located at the side of the property with plenty of off road parking. There is a detached stone built barn currently divided into a garage and stable with a small adjacent store. At the top of the drive there is a detached building, currently used as a games room with an adjoining garage. <br/>

Agent Note re Planning Consents

The two storey detached stone built barn and stable currently has planning consent for a one bedroom holiday let. The Games room has planning consent for a two bedroom holiday let. These consents may be viewed at Mendip District Council offices or on their website. Building regulations approvals for both have been received and the drainage works commenced.


Oil fired central heating and hot water. Mains water, electricity and drainage. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Mendip District Council is: G.


For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for the property is: BA5 1LW.

About the Area

Worth is a popular village only a few minutes' drive into the centre of Wells. There are three public houses, a primary school and a part-time post office within Burcott Mill. Nearby Wells is the smallest Cathedral City in England and has a fine range of shopping including the recent addition of Waitrose. Schooling is well catered for in the area with state and private schools at all levels including well regarded independents Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. The property is in the catchment area for the well renowned secondary school, The Blue School. There are good road communications to Cheddar and the A38 beyond which gives access to the M5 Motorway and Bristol Airport. There is also easy access to the A303 as well as Bath to the North. The main line train station at Castle Cary is within easy reach with a direct route to Paddington, London. The area has plenty of social and sporting activities available including facilities at the local leisure centre which is a very short drive away.