Orchard Cottage, HENTON, Nr. Wells, Somerset
Orchard Cottage is a four bedroom character cottage located in the sought after village of Henton. Located just outside of Wells this detached family home has been extended over the years and now offers versatile and adaptable accommodation. Recent improvements include new double glazing installed throughout in 2016. There is still plenty of scope to upgrade and extend the property further, subject to planning. On the ground floor there is a large entrance hall with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, a living room, a 30ft lean to conservatory, dining room and a galley kitchen. Two downstairs double bedrooms, a shower room and a unique indoor endless pool/spa room. The first floor has two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Both the front and rear gardens are private and spacious. In the front a beautiful Walnut Tree is situated in the centre of the lawn and to the rear a large patio area leads to the private and fully enclosed garden. There is a single garage to the side as well as off road parking. Offered with the benefit of no onward chain.


Porch with ceramic tiled flooring, windows to both sides and a solid timber front door into the hall measuring 22' 3" x 12' 2". This impressive and spacious area has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stone walls. Well suited as a reception hall. Stairs rising to first floor landing. Front aspect double glazed window.

Living Room

23' 4" x 12' 6" (7.11m x 3.81m) Side aspect double glazed French doors opening out to the single garage and parking area, two double glazed windows overlooking the front garden.


30' 9" x 10' 4" (9.37m x 3.15m) Of typical construction with an internal French door opening into bedroom three and side aspect French doors opening out to the rear patio and gardens. Single double glazed door into the spa/pool area.

Dining/Breakfast Room

12' 1" x 10' 6" (3.68m x 3.20m) Wood panelling to dado height and coving to the ceiling. Front aspect double glazed window. Ample space for a dining table and chairs. Doors to:


16' 5" x 6' 6" (5.00m x 1.98m) A range of wooden wall and base units with worktops over. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit with chrome mixer tap over. Tiling to the water sensitive areas. Space and plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. Ample space for a freestanding fridge freezer. Integrated oven and grill and an inset four ring electric hob with extractor hood over. Grant oil fired boiler. To the rear it turns into a lean to polycarbonate pitched roof with a double glazed window and single door to the outside.

Inner Hall

Alcove and large cupboard offering storage.

Shower Room

7' 9" x 6' 9" (2.36m x 2.06m) Fully tiled double shower. Recessed down lighting. Low level WC and wash hand basin. Obscure glass window, ceramic tiled flooring and partial wall tiling.

Bedroom Three

15' 7" x 10' 9" (4.75m x 3.28m) Internal side aspect double glazed window and French doors opening into the conservatory.

Bedroom Four

11' 8" x 9' 4" (3.56m x 2.84m) Internal side aspect double glazed window looking into the conservatory. Built in double wardrobe with sliding doors.

Spa Room/Swimming Pool

18' 7" x 10' 8" (5.66m x 3.25m) An Endless Pool/Swim Spa enclosed by double glazed windows and a polycarbonate roof. Door to a toilet and changing area measuring 10' 3 x 6 with a low level WC and vanity sink unit.

First Floor Landing

Two side aspect double glazed windows. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with recess shelving. Doors to both upstairs bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Bedroom One

15' 7" x 13' 3" (4.75m x 4.04m) Triple aspect with double glazed windows overlooking the gardens. Television aerial point and a radiator.

Bedroom Two

11' 8" x 9' 5" (3.56m x 2.87m) Side aspect with double glazed window. Access to the loft space, radiator and television aerial point.


8' 1" x 7' 9" (2.46m x 2.36m) Panel enclosed cast iron bath with mixer tap. Tiling to the water sensitive areas. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Radiator and an obscure double glazed window.


The property is approached through a stone pillar wall onto a brick paved driveway. The front garden is mostly laid to lawn with a beautiful Walnut tree the feature in the centre. There is access to the rear garden on both sides of the property as well as single detached garage and workshop. The rear garden is private and fully enclosed with trees and high hedging. There is a large patio area directly outside the conservatory with a step down to a spacious lawned garden with a shed in one corner. This area gets a good degree of sun throughout the day.

Garage, Workshop and Parking

Up and over garage door with eaves storage. The garage then leads to a workshop area with a velux window. There is also a side access door into the rear garden. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for several cars.

Services and Location

Mains electricity and water. Private oil supplying the boiler for heating and hot water. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Mendip District Council is: F. The postcode for this property is: BA5 1PD. Our 'for sale' board is located outside.

About the Area

Henton is a thriving Village with lots of activity. There is a village hall which was rebuilt in 1999 at the heart of this strong community with lots of social clubs and societies. Nearby Wells offers a range of shopping facilities including a variety of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema, churches and the famed cathedral. The market square in Wells holds a market on Wednesday and Saturday. The cities of Bath and Bristol are also within commuting distance, while Castle Cary Station with links to London Paddington is nearby. Bristol Airport is within easy reach. There are excellent primary schools in Wells and The Wells Blue secondary school has an excellent reputation. Private schools nearby include Wells Cathedral, Downside and Millfield.