The Forge, Vicarage Lane, WOOKEY, Wells, Somerset
The Forge is an attractive period property located just outside of Wells in the popular village of Wookey. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this charming semi detached family home offering spacious accommodation with original features throughout. The ground floor includes a sitting room, family room and a large kitchen dining room with a utility leading off. Two staircases lead to the first floor accommodation which includes a master bedroom with a bathroom next door on one side and four further bedrooms and a bathroom over two floors on the other. Outside the attractive garden has been both professionally designed and landscaped. Mainly laid to lawn with a patio and well stocked border with established trees and plants. There is also a water feature designed using the original forge wheel. On the opposite side of the lane at the front there is a hardstanding area offering off road parking for several cars. Offered for sale with no onward chain.


The entrance hall has a double glazed window to the side, fitted cloaks cupboards and recessed down lighting. There is an enclosed staircase leading to one side of the first floor accommodation and a door to:

Sitting Room

This charming dual aspect reception room measures 13' x 12' 4" (3.96m x 3.76m) and has a bay window to the front aspect with original shutters as well as a window to the rear. A feature of the room is the central fireplace with a wood burning stove. Exposed wooden floorboards and a deep storage cupboard under the stairs.<br/><br/>Also off the entrance hall is the:

Family Room

Another dual aspect reception room with a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove. Measures 20' 2" x 11' 5" (6.15m x 3.48m) with a window to the rear and one to the front overlooking the attractive garden.<br/><br/>A door then leads through to the:

Kitchen and Dining Room

This spacious area measures 22' 9" x 11' 8" (6.93m x 3.56m at its widest points) and is very much in keeping with modern living. At one end is the fully fitted kitchen with a range of wooden shaker style wall and base units with wooden work tops over which extend into a breakfast bar with further storage. Inset ceramic sink and drainer unit with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher and ample space for a freestanding fridge freezer. Space for a range style cooker with a fitted extractor hood over. The dining area has ample space for a table and chairs. Dual aspect, recessed down lighting and an enclosed staircase to the other half of the first floor accommodation. The tiled floor continues through to the:

Utility Room

This versatile and useful area measures 18' 10" x 5' 3" (5.74m x 1.60m) and leads out to the garden as well as the downstairs WC which houses one of two boilers. Fitted with wall and base units with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.<br/><br/>Back in to the kitchen and the first of two staircases leading up to the:

Bedroom One

Currently used as the 'master' and measuring 14' 8" x 13' 5" (4.47m x 4.09m). Dual aspect with windows to the front and rear and a vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams.<br/><br/>Bedroom One has exclusive use of the:


Fitted with a wood panelled bath with hot and cold taps over. A separate, fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with an electric shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Measures 8' x 6' 1" (2.44m x 1.85m) with an obscure double glazed window to the rear, exposed beams and extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas. <br/><br/>From the entrance hall the main staircase leads to the landing on the other side of the property and a door to:

Bedroom Two

Measures 13' 1" x 9' 1" (3.99m x 2.77m) with a double glazed window to the front and two fitted cupboards.

Bedroom Three

Measures 13' 1" x 10' 6" (3.99m x 3.20m) and is another front aspect bedroom overlooking the attractive garden.

Family Shower Room

A modern suite including a large walk in shower cubicle with a mains shower over. Fitted bathroom cabinets with a counter top over and an inset wash hand basin. Low level WC with a concealed cistern. Two chrome ladder style radiators and recessed down lighting. Measures 7' 1" x 7' 1" (2.16m x 2.16m) with fully tiled walls and flooring and an obscure double glazed window to the front.<br/><br/>From the landing, further stairs lead up to the:

Bedroom Four

Measures 13' 3" x 12' 5" (4.04m x 3.78m) with exposed ceiling beams, a window to the rear and two velux roof windows.

Bedroom Five

The fifth of five double bedrooms in this spacious family home. Measures 13' 2" x 10' 8" (4.01m x 3.25m) with a window and a velux roof window to the rear. Exposed ceiling beams.


The garden of this charming family home is a real feature. This fully enclosed and private area was professionally deigned and recently landscaped to a very high standard. Mainly laid to lawn, there is a patio area with space for a table and chairs and various well stocked borders and mature trees. Throughout there is a selection of attractive seasonal plants and shrubs. There is also a water feature which as designed using the original stone wheel from the working forge.


On the opposite side of the lane to the house is a large hard standing area offering off road parking for several vehicles. This is also a useful area for a shed or storage facilities.

Services and Location

Mains electricity, water and drainage. Sunken LPG tank in the garden to service two boilers, one in the downstairs WC and the other in the hall. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Mendip District Council is: 'D'. In order to plan your journey to view, the postcode for this property is: BA5 1JT. When you arrive, you will find our 'for sale' board outside.

About the Area

Wookey is just a few minutes drive into the centre of Wells with three public houses, a primary school and a part-time post office. Nearby Wells has a fine range of shopping including the recent addition of Waitrose. Schooling is well catered for in the area with state and private schools at all levels including well regarded independents Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. The property is in the catchment area for the well renowned secondary school, The Blue School. There are good road communications to Cheddar and the A38 beyond which gives access to the M5 Motorway and Bristol Airport. There is also easy access to the A303 as well as Bath to the North. The main line train station at Castle Cary is within easy reach with a direct route to Paddington, London.