Townsend, AXBRIDGE, Somerset
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SALE OF A PERIOD PROPERTY BY CHARLES BARNARD ESTATE AGENTS WHERE OTHER AGENTS FAILED..... Weathervane is a charming period property with parts dating back to the 18th century and now in need of some modernisation. Converted into a family home back in 1988, the very spacious accommodation has a wealth of original features throughout. These include period fireplaces, vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, stable doors and an impressive staircase featuring reclaimed Jacobean newel posts. Located on the outskirts of Axbridge yet within walking distance to the shops and amenities. The accommodation includes a kitchen breakfast room with a utility leading off. A spacious dining room with a door leading to the sitting room and then on to the study/family room. The first floor has a light and spacious landing area taking in wonderful countryside views. There is a family bathroom and three bedrooms, the master with an en suite bathroom. Outside there is an attractive and very private wall enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with mature borders and terraces. At the end of the garden there is a large outbuilding which could easily be converted into additional accommodation if required and subject to planning.


From the road double gates lead on to the drive and a cobble stone path to the side leading to the property. Day to day access is through the wooden stable door at the side of the property with access into the utility room. The original front door leads into the dining room.


10' 3" x 7' 5" (3.12m x 2.26m) Window to the front aspect. A range of fitted cupboards along one wall. A tiled work surface with a Belfast style sink, storage underneath as well as plumbing for a washing machine. Electric fuse box and access to a loft space. Tiled flooring.<br/><br/>Door to:

Kitchen Breakfast Room

15' 2" x 11' 1" (4.62m x 3.38m at its widest points) Range of wooden base units with roll top work surfaces over. Double stainless steel sink with a mixer tap over. Gas fired Rayburn cooker. The Rayburn also provides the heating through the radiators. Dual aspect with windows to the front and the rear of the property. Tiled flooring to match the utility room. <br/><br/>Door through to the:

Dining Room

15' 10" x 14' 7" (4.83m x 4.44m) Previously the large reception hall with stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. Window and door to the front elevation. Exposed ceiling beams and a solid wood floor. Wall lights and a radiator.<br/><br/>Door to a downstairs WC and also a door to:

Sitting Room

16' x 14' 8" (4.88m x 4.47m) Two windows to the front aspect with deep window sills. Exposed ceiling beams and an impressive 'Minster' style fireplace with an inset living gas flame fire. Radiator.<br/><br/>Glass panelled door through to the:

Study or Family Room

16' 8" x 9' (5.08m x 2.74m) Versatile room which could also be used as a ground floor bedroom or family room. Patio doors out to the rear garden. Further exposed ceiling beams and a radiator.<br/><br/>Back to the dining room and stairs leading up to the:


Spacious and light landing area with a reclaimed Jacobean newell post. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof beams. Window to the rear aspect with lovely countryside views. Fitted storage cupboard and a radiator.

Master Bedroom

11' 11" x 9' (3.63m x 2.74m) Window to the rear, again with wonderful countryside views. Access to the loft space. Radiator.<br/><br/>Door to:

Master En Suite

9' x 4' 11" (2.74m x 1.50m) Panelled bath with hot and cold tap over. Vanity corner unit with an inset wash hand basin and storage underneath. Low level WC. Tiling to the water sensitive areas. Window to the front with a deep window sill and a radiator.

Bedroom Two

16' 1" x 7' 7" (4.90m x 2.31m) Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Dual aspect with windows to the side and the front overlooking the garden and taking in stunning countryside views. Radiator.

Bedroom Three

12' 10" x 7' 5" (3.91m x 2.26m) Window to the front elevation. Fitted wardrobe. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and a radiator.

Family Bathroom

12' 8" x 7' 8" (3.86m x 2.34m) Panelled bath with a mixer tap and hand held shower attachment over. Low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. Tiling to the water sensitive areas. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Radiator.


A cobblestone path from the drive leads to the side entrance of the property and the garden at the rear. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and particularly well screened and private with a selection of mature trees, shrubs and borders. There is a patio area outside of the study. At the rear of the garden are the outbuildings.

Garage and Parking

Double gates form the road lead on to the drive with access to the stone built garage. Double garage doors at the front and a window to the rear elevation. Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and fitted with power and light.


Steps from the garden lead down to the large barn which, subject to planning could offer further accommodation or potential income from letting. The first barn has a vaulted ceiling, flag stone floor and the remains of an old fireplace. Steps lead into the second barn. This has a vaulted ceiling and a barn style door to the rear.


Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected. 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: BS26 2AJ. Travelling into Axbridge from the bypass, cross over to West Street and immediately turn right into the parking area in front of Weathervane. Access is through the large brown gates at the front.

About the Area

The medieval town of Axbridge is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooked Wavering Down and Crooks Peak. Axbridge has shops and a post office. There is a pharmacy, a doctor's surgery and a primary school. In addition there are pubs and restaurants. This property is in the catchment area of Fairlands Middle School and Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar. Independent schools nearby include Sidcot, Wells Cathedral and Millfield. The A38 offers easy access to Bristol and Bristol International Airport, and the M5 motorway is just under 10 miles away.