Bench House, Combe Batch, WEDMORE, Somerset
PERIOD PROPERTY IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE .... Bench House is a three bedroom period property conveniently located in the heart of the village. Situated literally just a short stroll away from the shops, this spacious semi-detached home is full of character with features including wooden sash windows, flagstone flooring and attractive fireplaces. The accommodation includes a sitting room, a large dining room with a snug area and a kitchen breakfast room with a utility room leading off. The first floor which is mainly dual aspect with wooden floorboards throughout, has three double bedrooms and a light and spacious family bathroom. The attractive, well established garden backs on to fields and is divided up to include areas laid to lawn, a vegetable garden and charming 'garden rooms' with seating to enjoy the sun and the views. There is also a detached stone built barn at the top of the garden. If required this could provide additional accommodation or an income, subject to planning. Double wooden doors open at the side into a courtyard area previously used for off road parking. Offered with the benefit of no onward chain.

Ground Floor

The wooden front door leads into the porch area with flagstone flooring and ample space for coats and boots. An attractive half glazed door then leads into the ENTRANCE HALL with stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. The charming SITTING ROOM measures 13' 1" x 12' 5" (3.99m x 3.78m) with a wooden sash window to the front elevation, flagstone flooring and an attractive cast iron fireplace with tiled inserts and an open fire. The dual aspect DINING ROOM has an area with an Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove and the original bread oven. This end is set up as a SNUG AREA and overall the room measures 21' 7" x 11' 5" (6.58m x 3.48m). There is a wooden sash window to the front and a window to rear looking out to the courtyard and the garden beyond. The KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM is another dual aspect room and measures 21' x 12' 7" (6.40m x 3.84m). There is a window and a door out to the courtyard at the side and another window looking out to the attractive rear garden. The kitchen has a range of wooden base units with granite work tops over and a Belfast sink. Integrated dishwasher and a Range cooker with a gas hob and electric oven and with an integrated extractor hood over. Ample space for a freestanding fridge freezer and dining room table and chairs. Wood panelling to dado height and tiled flooring. There is also a useful, deep under stairs larder. Off the kitchen is the UTILITY ROOM with a granite work top with a Belfast sink and storage under. Tiled flooring, wood panelling to dado height and a window looking out to the rear. Off the utility is the DOWNSTAIRS WC which houses the wall mounted gas boiler. <br/><br/>Back to the entrance hall and stairs leading to the:

First Floor

The LANDING is a charming, spacious and light 'L' shaped dual aspect area with wooden sash windows to both the front and rear elevations. There are wooden floorboards and access to the loft space. BEDROOM ONE is a dual aspect room measuring 13' 5" x 10' 10" (4.09m x 3.30m) with wooden floorboards. There is a wooden sash window with views looking out to the attractive rear garden and another to the side. BEDROOM TWO is another dual aspect room with wooden floorboards and measures 11' 2" x 10' 4" (3.40m x 3.15m). There are wooden sash windows to the front and side elevations. BEDROOM THREE is another double bedroom and along with the rest of the first floor, benefits from exposed wooden floorboards. Measuring 11' 11" x 10' 2" (3.63m x 3.10m) with a wooden sash window to the front. The FAMILY BATHROOM measures 9' 6" x 7' 3" (2.90m x 2.21m). This spacious, dual aspect room has a freestanding roll top bath with claw feet, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Painted wooden floorboards, wood panelling to dado height and sash windows to the side as well as the rear with views.


A step up from the road at the front opens into a small but charming wall enclosed front garden. The rear garden backs on to fields and can be accessed from the large wooden gates at the side or from the kitchen breakfast room with a door taking you out to the attractive courtyard. From here steps lead up to the garden which is mainly laid to lawn and has a selection of well stocked borders with established plants and mature shrubs. There are designated 'garden rooms' providing ideal spaces to sit and enjoy the sun and the views. There is also a vegetable garden and at the far end there is an attractive stone built BARN. This charming detached building measures 28' 7" x 11' (8.71m x 3.35m) and could easily be converted into additional accommodation, subject to planning.


Large wooden double gates open at the side in to a courtyard which was previously used as a designated area for off road parking. This could easily be converted back into parking for two cars.

Services and Location

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The gas fired wall mounted boiler is located in the downstairs WC. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: D. For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BS28 4DU.

About the Area

Wedmore is a thriving Village with a range of shops including a village store and newsagent, butcher and a chemist. There are a range of individual shops, boutiques, galleries, pub restaurants and tea rooms. Within easy reach there are a wide range of clubs and societies. Most cultural and sporting activities are catered for in the area. There are excellent state and independent schools locally including Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School Academy. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and the Taunton Schools. The property is within easy distance of the M5 and Highbridge &#38; Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol international airport is approximately 17 miles north.