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1 The Old School House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset
£749,950
STUNNING HOME JUST A SHORT WALK TO THE CENTRE OF THE VILLAGE WITH BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS ..... The Old School House is one of the most distinctive properties in Wedmore, originally being part of the Old Wedmore First School, dating back to the 1890ís with its Gothic Victorian architecture. The property has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owner to a high standard, and now offers 21st century versatile living accommodation. The Old School has far reaching panoramic views over the Mendips and the landscaped gardens, courtyard and seating areas offer numerous opportunities for outdoor living. Many of the original Victoria features have been retained, such as the original exposed oak beams and trusses, fleur de lys windows and a galleried landing. The L-shaped living room overlooks the Mendips, Wells and Cheddar Gorge from dual aspect windows, which steps down into a music room/study. The kitchen has been hand-fitted, with integrated appliances throughout, a wood-burning stove and a vaulted new dining room extension, with triangular double doors into a private courtyard. Landscaped low maintenance gardens offer colour throughout all the seasons.

Entrance Hall

11' 9" x 9' 9" (3.58m x 2.97m) An impressive full height entrance hall revealing the original oak trusses and feature window. Galleried landing and glazed double doors into the:

Living Room

24' 8" x 20' 1" (7.52m x 6.12m) The L-shaped living room provides flexible space, with triple aspect windows to the front and double aspect windows to the side. The floor has been raised to maximise the uninterrupted panoramic views overlooking the Mendips, Wells and Cheddar Gorge. Opens in to the:

Study/Music Room

15' 7" x 9' 10" (4.75m x 3.00m) A beautiful snug, currently used as a reading/music room with double aspect windows and single window into the courtyard. Door to downstairs cloak room, recently fitted with a new suite. Also a door to:

Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen measures 16' 1" x 15' 10" (4.90m x 4.83m) and the dining room measures 12' 11" x 11' 3" (3.9m x 3.4m) A magnificent bespoke kitchen opening up into a vaulted dining room (approx 28 feet high) with triangular double doors opening into the courtyard. The kitchen is fully integrated, with a range of high-end Neff appliances, wood log burner, oak flooring throughout, and completely double glazed. Extremely light and airy, it makes a wonderful entertaining space, yet is equally as cosy and intimate for day to day use.

Landing

19' 8" x 12' 9" (5.99m x 3.89m) From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the galleried landing with panoramic views. Contains the airing cupboard with a modern Vaillant boiler.

Bedroom One

20' x 16' (6.10m x 4.88m) The front bedroom is a showpiece with its stunning stone Gothic full-height windows, oak trusses and feature side windows, as well as a Velux window, creating a beautiful light and spacious bedroom.

Shower Room

9' 6" x 6' 9" (2.90m x 2.06m) Separate shower room with a double fully tiled walk in shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Light created from a courtesy window feature.

Bedroom Two

20' 2" x 12' 7" (6.15m x 3.84m) With Gothic low level windows, a Velux window and a feature circular Fleur de Lys window. Door to:

En Suite

9' 6" x 6' 9" (2.90m x 2.06m) En suite bathroom with exposed oak beams and trusses including bath, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully tiled floor. Ambient light is created from a courtesy window feature.

Bedroom Three

9' 6" x 9' 5" (2.90m x 2.87m) A lovely bedroom with exposed trusses, low level Gothic windows and Velux window.

Annex/4th Bedroom/Playroom

18' x 16' 4" (5.49m x 4.98m) The annex has been fully tanked and has a new roof with double glazed triple aspect windows overlooking the Mendips. There are various uses for this space, from a 4th bedroom, study, granny annex or separate living accommodation for children returning after University. The annex is completely separate with its own heating, hot water, BT line, shower room and kitchenette, with single stainless steel inset sink and storage.

Outside

The property is approached from a long private driveway off Cheddar Road, which leads onto a gravelled driveway for several vehicles, and a green oak car port. There is a paved front entrance leading into a private south facing courtyard, currently used for al fresco dining. Steps with stone balustrading lead up to the first level garden, which has been extensively landscaped to provide further seating/dining areas, with another paved area with new wooden fences providing further privacy. Sleeper steps then lead up to the main garden, mainly laid to lawn and a sweeping curved bank, with the summer house, sauna, and a stone store all discreetly landscaped into the overall design.

Services and Location

Mains gas, electricity and water (all metered). Private drainage. The council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: Band F. The EPC rating for the annex is: D. The postcode for this property is: BS28 4EP.

Fixtures and Fittings

All those items regarded as owners fixtures and fittings, such as curtains & blinds, some garden furniture & garden ornaments, etc., are specifically excluded from the sale. However, certain items may be available by separate negotiation.

About the Area

The thriving Village of Wedmore has a range shops including essentials such as the newsagent, butcher, chemist, individual shops and boutiques as well as three pubs restaurants and tea rooms. Most cultural and sporting activities are well catered for in Wedmore or in the nearby areas. Local independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and Taunton School. There are excellent state schools locally including, Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. Within easy commuting distance are Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Exeter. The property is a short distance away from the A38, M5 and Highbridge and Burnham railway station with trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway with direct trains to London. Bristol international airport is approx 14 miles north.