Porch House, West End, WEDMORE, Somerset
LARGE PERIOD FAMILY HOME IN THE VILLAGE WITH A DETACHED BUNGALOW IN THE GROUNDS .... Porch House is one of the most historic and interesting properties in Wedmore and was built by Dr John Westover in c.1640. The very impressive porch is rumoured to come from an older property dating back to the reign of Henry VIII. This spacious and charming Grade II listed family home has been considerably updated and improved whilst retaining many of the original features. The property enjoys wonderful countryside views and is located just a short distance away from the centre of the village. To add to the versatility offered by the Porch House there is also a two bedroom bungalow in the grounds. Overall the accommodation measures around 6700 square feet. In the main home there are four formal receptions rooms, a games room opening to a bar and a large kitchen breakfast room. Upstairs there are six bedrooms and four bathrooms and the room above the porch which is dedicated to showcase the history of this charming property. Outside there is a triple garage block, a workshop and an attractive rear garden backing on to fields.

Drawing Room

27' x 15' 4" (8.23m x 4.67m) French doors open into the drawing room with dual aspect windows, both with window seats and wooden shutters. Stained glass window overlooks the rear garden. Inglenook fireplace with wooden beam over and a large canopy over a flag stone hearth. Glazed door to:

Sitting Room

15' 3" x 12' 8" (4.65m x 3.86m) French doors with shutters open on to the rear garden. Stone fire surround with a tiled back and hearth and inset gas coal effect fire. Door from the drawing room also leads to:

Inner Hall

Traditional staircase leading to the first floor with under stair storage area. Part leaded glazed door to the side and out to the garden. Door to:


16' 1" x 14' 10" (4.90m x 4.52m) Window to the front elevation with shutters. A range of bespoke book shelving and cupboards. Decorative fire surround with an inset gas fire.

Ground Floor Cloakroom

10' 4" x 5' 1" (3.15m x 1.55m) Wash hand basin with cupboards under and a low level WC. Glazed window to the side elevation.

Dining Room

15' x 13' 5" (4.57m x 4.09m) Two windows overlook the side of the property. Granite fire surround and hearth with an inset electric fire. Flag stone floor. Door from dining room out to the:

Kitchen Breakfast Room

24' 5" x 14' 9" (7.44m x 4.50m) A wonderful family kitchen with a wide range of fitted wall and base cupboards. Rangemaster style cooker with a five ring gas hob and extractor over. Space and plumbing for a dish washer. Ample space for dining table and chairs. At the far is a second staircase leading to the first floor. French doors open out the front garden. Flag stone flooring. Door to:

Utility Room

13' 9" x 8' 11" (4.19m x 2.72m) Range of wall and base units with work surfaces over. Stainless steel one and half bowl sink and drainer unit. Two Worcester central heating boilers. Loft hatch. Heavy wooden external door to the side. Flag stone floor. Door out to:

Games Room

22' 2" x 13' 11" (6.76m x 4.24m) A wonderful blend of contemporary within this charming period property. Travertine Floor throughout. Windows to the sides. Surround sound system and recessed down lighting. Double glazed doors out to the:

Bar Area

21' 4" x 13' 11" (6.50m x 4.24m) Heavy wooden external door and window to the side. Large custom made bar with plumbing perfect for entertaining. Travertine floor, down lighting. Also off the games room:


Fitted with a white suite of low level WC and wash hand basin.<br/><br/>Back to the inner hall and stairs leading up to the:

Master Bedroom

18' 11" x 14' 11" (5.77m x 4.55m) Two windows to the side elevation. Large range of floor to ceiling wardrobes with shelving. Door to staircase leading back down to the kitchen. Door to:

En suite Bathroom

8' 3" x 7' 5" (2.51m x 2.26m) Bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Wash hand basin with cupboards under. Low level WC and bidet. Built in cupboard with shelving. Ladder style radiator.

Bedroom Two

13' 9" x 11' 5" (4.19m x 3.48m) Side aspect window. Built in floor to ceiling wardrobes along one wall including the airing cupboard with a hot water tank and slatted shelving.

Shower Room

10' 2" x 5' 1" (3.10m x 1.55m) Shower cubicle with deluge shower. Hand basin with marble splash back and cupboards under. WC with concealed cistern. Heated towel rail. Window to the side.

Bedroom Three

15' 9" x 12' 11" (4.80m x 3.94m) Window overlooks the front with open countryside views including what was the original village green. Cast iron fireplace with decorative slips and painted surround. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Fully tiled shower cubicle. WC with concealed cistern.

The Porch Room

12' 7" x 10' 7" (3.84m x 3.23m) Dating back to the 15th century with original leaded windows to the front and side elevations. Original wooden corner cupboard housing a selection of artefact's found at the property. Various other items showcasing the wonderful history of this property.

Bedroom Four

9' 5" x 8' 9" (2.87m x 2.67m) Window to the rear and a fitted double wardrobe. Exposed ceiling beam.

Bedroom Five

15' 7" x 12' 8" (4.75m x 3.86m) Window overlooking the rear of the property. Two fitted wardrobes with cupboards.

Family Bathroom

11' 11" x 8' 11" (3.63m x 2.72m) Bath, separate walk in shower cubicle. Wash Hand basin and a low level WC. Window to the side.<br/><br/>Stairs from the landing lead up to the:

Second Floor Attic Rooms

Interesting space with three rooms offering various options for prospective purchasers. Two of the rooms measure 16' x 16' and 16' x 12'. Plenty of eaves storage and a window with views.


Fully self contained property with a large reception hall with an airing cupboard and doors to all rooms.


12' 7" x 8' 11" (3.84m x 2.72m) Recently refitted with a range of wooden front wall and base units. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for white goods and a fitted breakfast bar. Windows to the side and rear.

Sitting and Dining Room

17' 6" x 12' (5.33m x 3.66m) Window to the side and sliding patio doors leading to:


12' 9" x 8' 9" (3.89m x 2.67m) Windows and French doors out to the rear garden.

Bedroom 1

14' 11" x 11' 5" (4.55m x 3.48m) French doors out to the garden. Built in wardrobes. Door to:


Bath with shower attachment. Wash hand basin and low level WC. Window to side.

Bedroom 2

14' 11" x 12' 9" (4.55m x 3.89m) Window to the front. Two built in wardrobes.


Bath with shower over. Wash hand basin and low level WC.


A charming loggia runs along the side of the house, with day to day entry into the property via the kitchen door. There is also independent access to the boot room and a stable door to the party barn. Overlooking all of this is an attractive lawn garden - dotted with mature trees including cherry and providing a wonderful aspect and a pretty view from inside the house too. To the rear is a gated lawn garden, flanked by two historic stone carved figures - believed to come from Glastonbury Abbey. This has the benefit of paved hard-standing for outdoor dining and an attractive Arbour. To the side of this is a smaller secluded garden with room to hang washing and a small vegetable bed.

Triple Garage and Parking

Approached via electric gates there is a tarmac driveway away from the house, leading to one of three garages. Two have electric doors whilst the single garage attached to Blandings has traditional wooden hinged doors - and if not needed for a car makes for excellent storage.

Services and Location

All mains services for both properties are connected. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band for Porch House is: G and Blanding's is B. The postcode for the property is: BS28 4BA.

About the Area

The thriving Village of Wedmore has 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 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 Taunton School. 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.