Snake Lane, Bagley, WEDMORE, Somerset
FAMILY HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS ..... Honeycombe House is a large five bedroom family home with the original parts thought to date back to 1575. The property which has been in the same ownership for the last 26 years has been enlarged and improved over the years whilst retaining many of its period features. The ground floor accommodation includes a 31 foot long kitchen ideally suited to modern day living. There is also a separate dining room, sitting room, family room and study. There are also two utility rooms. Upstairs there is a family bathroom and five bedrooms. The master bedroom with an en suite shower room and another room alongside set up as a dressing room. Gardens surround this attractive detached property which sits in a plot of around one acre with simply stunning views across the levels, towards Glastonbury Tor and also Westhay Nature Reserve. There is off road parking for several vehicles and ample space for a garage or an additional building, subject to planning. The property is offered with the benefit of no onward chain.

Entrance Hall

16' 8" x 9' 7" (5.08m x 2.92m) Entrance is in to the hall with a natural stone tiled floor. Wooden open tread staircase rises to the first floor accommodation. Cloaks cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and coat hooks. Range of fitted book shelves. Door to:

Kitchen, Dining and Family Room

31' 4" x 11' 7" (9.55m x 3.53m) A very large family kitchen with a range of high gloss cream units with roll top work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink and drainer. Integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. Double electric oven and Stoves induction hob with a stainless steel hood and extractor over. Tiling behind the work surfaces. Windows overlooking the wonderful rear gardens with open countryside views. Patio doors open on to the rear gravel terrace and garden. Ample space in this large room for a dining table and chairs and other seating. Steps down to the:

Rear Lobby

9' x 8' 9" (2.74m x 2.67m) Tiled floor. Built in high gloss floor to ceiling larder cupboards and further base cupboards to match the kitchen. Space for a fridge/freezer. Rear door to side garden. Door to:

Ground Floor Cloakroom

Window to the side elevation. Tiled floor. Low level WC with a concealed cistern. Wash hand basin with chrome taps. Recess with shelving for extra storage.<br/><br/>Back to the entrance hall and door to:

Dining Room

13' 7" x 12' 2" (4.14m x 3.71m) Two windows with window seats overlooking the side garden. Wooden fire surround with tiled surround and inset Jetmaster fire. Ceiling beams. Radiator.

Sitting Room

13' 5" x 12' (4.09m x 3.66m) Window overlooking the side garden and a door to the outside. Cast iron fire surround. Shelved recesses on either side of the chimney breast, one with cupboards under. Radiator. Door through to the family room, currently not used.

Family Room

11' 11" x 9' 5" (3.63m x 2.87m) Windows to the side and the front elevations. Radiator. Opening to:

Study Area

6' 11" x 6' 9" (2.11m x 2.06m) Windows to the side and front elevations and range of fitted bookshelves. Back to the entrance hall and door to:

Utility Room

8' 2" x 6' 1" (2.49m x 1.85m) Window overlooks the front entrance drive. Double wall mounted cupboard. Sink and drainer unit. Open shelving. From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the:


Split level landing with an airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder. Access to loft space.

Master Bedroom

12' 6" x 10' 4" (3.81m x 3.15m) Wonderful open views across open fields and the surrounding countryside. Glass fronted single wardrobe cupboard. Radiator. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

6' 7" x 5' 9" (2.01m x 1.75m) Tiled shower enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Painted wooden floorboards. Chrome ladder style radiator.

Dressing Room

8' 10" x 4' 9" (2.69m x 1.45m) Window overlooking the views over the open countryside and garden. Radiator. Ideal as a dressing room, upstairs study or as a storage area.

Bedroom Two

12' x 9' 9" (3.66m x 2.97m) Double aspect room with countryside views overlooking the rear and front elevations. Single mirrored wardrobe. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

9' 5" x 9' 3" (2.87m x 2.82m) Attractive low level window with views to the garden at the side. Radiator.

Bedroom Four

12' 4" x 10' 6" (3.76m x 3.20m) Another double bedroom with a low level window with views. Exposed 'A' frame beamed ceiling. Wall niche. Radiator.

Bedroom Five

12' 5" x 10' 4" (3.78m x 3.15m) Steps from the landing lead up to another double bedroom converted into this loft space with two roof light windows.

Family Bathroom

8' 2" x 7' (2.49m x 2.13m) White suite comprising: Bath with chrome hand set shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Vertical boarded surround and shelving to dado height. Low level window with a deep sill. Beamed ceiling. Towel rail. Loft hatch.


Access from the road into a large sweeping drive and parking area with parking for a number of vehicles. Ample space for a garage to be erected (STPP). The front of the property is private and enclosed by mature mixed country hedging with a pedestrian gate to the lane. A picket fence encloses the front, side and rear garden from the parking area. South facing rear garden with a shingle terrace laid along the back. Wonderful, elevated views of the surrounding countryside. There is a log store and two garden sheds. A gate opens into the adjoining paddock from the rear garden and the overall plot is thought to be around one acre.


Large sweeping drive and parking area with ample space for several vehicles and for a garage to be erected (STPP). NB: A right of way across the drive at the far end of the boundary allows a farmer occasional access to a neighbouring field.

Services and Location

Mains electric, water and private drainage. Oil fired boiler. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: E (£1799). Postcode for planning your journey is: BS28 4TD.

About the Property

A view from the current owner: A 1575 map in Wells Cathedral shows a property on the site, albeit with a slightly different shape. I like to imagine those earlier owners witnessing the bonfires that warned of the Spanish Armada, and hearing about a new playwright called William Shakespeare. Originally the house consisted of two adjoining woodcutters’ cottages, each with just one room downstairs and one room above. The roof beams are made of elm, an indication of the houses antiquity. Over the years the house has been adapted and enlarged. The previous owner added a whole new two-bedroomed house in 1990. During my time I’ve created a more spacious layout from what were a series of smaller rooms. The roof has been re-felted. New wooden windows made by craftsmen at Somer Joinery of Midsomer Norton, a specialist firm that works on period houses in Bath. The views are unsurpassed. Coming down the lane you get a view of Wells Cathedral, while from the house itself you can see Glastonbury Tor. The side garden looks down on to Westhay Nature Reserve: its status means the view over the valley will be maintained forever. In winter the water sits like a shining mirror across the wetlands below. At different times of the year you can see bats sweeping down the lane, owls calling to each other in the trees and cattle sometimes come to look over the fence, and in some years there’s an abundance of large blue dragonflies. If you were to buy the house, I’d like to show you the spot high up in the wall of the house where a small stone man protects the house and its inhabitants. Now that my children are grown up, and having lived at Honeycombe House for 26 years, I think it’s time to move on and pass this lovely family home on to someone who will appreciate its worth.

About the Area

Mudgley is a small hamlet lying less than 2 miles to the south of Wedmore. The Saxon Village of Wedmore is a thriving village with a range of shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist, individual shops and boutiques as well as pubs, 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 nearby area. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and Taunton School. The property is within easy distance of the M5 and just 6 miles away is Highbridge &#38; Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol international airport is approximately 17 miles north.