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Stanford House, Sand Road, WEDMORE, Somerset
1,500,000
Stanford House is a stunning example of a substantial period family home located in the heart of the village. This Victorian property has been updated and improved throughout by the current owners whilst retaining a wealth of original features. Some of the features include sash windows, coving to the ceiling, fireplaces and picture rails. The accommodation includes a 27' long drawing room, a light and spacious siting room, dining room and a wonderful kitchen breakfast room. There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms and stairs leading to the second floor with potential for another bedroom suite. In total the grounds are thought to be around 0.75 of an acre with the charming late 19th century village house centrally positioned in the plot, approached by an impressive long sweeping drive. In addition to the main family home there is a detached two storey Coach House which has had planning in the past to be converted into accommodation. There is also an attractive Garden Room approached through a wisteria covered archway and a large sunny terrace at the front of the property. From here you can access the family gardens at the rear as well as the formal gardens at the front.

Accommodation

Ground Floor - A real feature is the canopied porch that leads you into the wide hallway. The light and spacious hallway offers access to the three principal reception rooms and the kitchen breakfast room with stairs leading to the first floor accommodation. The large DINING ROOM is double aspect including a lovely bay window to the front and a gas fired stove set into the original fire surround. The impressive 27' long DRAWING ROOM is another double aspect room with a feature bay window to the front elevation and a window taking in views of the adjoining paddock. There is a gas coal fire in a fireplace with arched recesses either side with custom made shelving. Again, the SITTING ROOM is dual aspect with original features including a working fireplace and panelled cupboards. At the far end of the hallway is the enormous family kitchen. Measuring 22' x 19' this impressive room is a real feature of this charming property. In addition to the four oven gas AGA there are double Butler sinks within the Benton kitchen units with granite worktops over. The limestone flooring has under floor heating. There are windows on two sides and French windows leading out to the sunny terrace. The kitchen breakfast room leads to a PANTRY with granite worktops over the base units with space and plumbing for a dishwasher. A door from the kitchen also leads into the UTILITY room and there is another small room off the kitchen with space and plumbing for a washing machine. Further granite worktops with a sink and cupboards under and a large cupboard housing the gas fired boiler. There is also a downstairs cloakroom.<br/><br/>First Floor - The MASTER BEDROOM is another light and spacious double aspect room with original features including a Victorian fireplace. There is a bay window overlooking the front of the property and a range of fitted wardrobes. A doors leads into the MASTER EN SUITE with a freestanding roll top bath as well as a separate curved double shower. Again, dual aspect with a Victorian fireplace. There is a French style wash basin and WC. Next to the master bedroom is BEDROOM TWO which is currently used as a dressing room with a range of mirror fronted wardrobes and a window to the front elevation. BEDROOM THREE is similar to the master bedroom with a bay window to the front elevation, a Victorian fireplace and original picture rails. BEDROOM FOUR has fitted wardrobes, a Victorian fireplace and a door to an EN SUITE shower room. The FAMILY BATHROOM has a freestanding roll top bath with claw feet, a French style wash basin and a WC. There is a large airing cupboard with ample space for a separate shower if required. At the far end of the light and spacious landing a door leads into a STUDY area. From here there are stairs back down to the kitchen and a door to a separate WC with wash hand basin. A further door leads into BEDROOM FIVE which is another dual aspect double bedroom with a Victorian fireplace. There is a fitted cupboard with a hanging rail and stairs leading up to the ATTIC ROOM which has been prepared ready for additional accommodation or excellent storage if required.

Detached Coach House

An attractive detached two storey building garaging, a workshop and a large room on the first floor. This spacious building has had planning in the past to convert into accommodation, now lapsed. There is a large wall enclosed courtyard in front which could be used for a garden and private parking if looking at potential income from holiday letting (STPP).

Outside

Victorian style metal gates and a long sweeping drive with plenty of off road parking lead to Stanford House. The drive and wooden gates take you into the Coach House with a private courtyard and garaging. There are mature and well stocked formal gardens at the front. An archway with railings leads from the drive to an impressive large south facing terrace. From here there is access to the newly built GARDEN ROOM with a roof lantern and fitted cupboards. From the terrace a gate leads to the family garden at the rear with established fruit trees, vegetable garden with compost heap and a timber built summer house. There is also a large Greenhouse and raised vegetable beds all enclosed by railings. In total the plot is thought to be around 0.75 of an acre.

Parking

The Coach House has three garages, a workshop and a courtyard in front. In addition there is a long sweeping drive from the road which leads to a large parking area with off road parking for several vehicles.

Services and Location

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The house is fully alarmed and the entire drive and front of the property has security lighting. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: G. The postcode for this property is BS28 4BY. From our Wedmore office in The Borough continue into Grants Lane and head up to the mini roundabouts. Turn right and immediately left and head along Sand Road. Just after Guildhall Lane on your right the road bears round to the left and you will immediately find Stanford House on your right.

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. 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.