Burcott Lane, Coxley Wick, Wells, BA5

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Set in an idyllic plot extending to 0.99 of an acre and including a tranquil frontage to the River Sheppey, this charming country cottage offers a flexible, beautifully finished and sympathetically restored country home, combined with a Coach House Apartment/Annexe and Shepherds Hut, to provide a highly profitable income or giving the ability to work from home and enable multi-generational living with ease. EPC rating D.

Old Ford Cottage offers a fantastic opportunity to any new owner, providing a perfectly balanced and flexible main home, plus income/annexe potential with the Coach House and a high specification Shepherds Hut with hot tub. The original cottage dates back over 200 years, with a sympathetic extension in the 90's, transforming this country property into a flexible, interesting and attractive home, with a range of reclaimed materials providing interest throughout and seamlessly blending the old and the new. Entered off a wonderful entertaining terrace, through a south facing sun room, the reception hall offers a bright and welcoming double height area, with a useful cloakroom and utility room off, which leads into a boot room (currently used as a linen and general store for the B & B/holiday letting with fitted shelving floor to ceiling). The living accommodation splits left and right off the central hall, and comprises a characterful sitting room, with window seats and an eye catching natural stone fireplace with fitted stove, plus a secondary area to the rear which would provide a lovely snug/tv area, again with its own fireplace and access door back to the boot room. To the other side of the hall, the dining room has a lovely double aspect including French doors to the rear, with stairs leading up to the first floor, complete with a full height eye-catching arch window. The dining room is open to the kitchen with an inglenook style area with traditional brick arches, housing both the oil fired Rayburn and electric Range. The high quality kitchen benefits from a tiled floor and central island, with granite top and a range of integrated appliances. On this side of the house at first floor level, there are 2 well-proportioned bedrooms and a modern fitted bathroom and on the second first floor area to the East of the house are two excellent double bedrooms both with high quality bespoke ensuites which has been used very successfully as B & B rooms. All of the bedrooms benefit from cathedral style vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and traditional joinery.

Coxley Wick is a small hamlet located on the outskirts of the small village of Coxley, situated a short distance to the south of Wells (approx. 5 minutes' drive) and offers facilities including a village hall, primary school and church. The City of Wells is well renowned for its architectural appeal, recreational and business facilities, as well as a fine range of shopping including Waitrose. Schooling is well catered for in the area with state and private schools at all levels. Coxley lies in the catchment area for the well renowned secondary school, The Blue School. Glastonbury is a short distance to the South and there is ready access to Street, Taunton, the M5, A303 as well as Bristol and Bath to the North. For those needing train facilities, there is a main line station at Castle Cary (11 miles) which has a fast and direct route to London Paddington.

Approached off Burcott Lane with a gated entrance and stock proof fencing, you head down the tree lined driveway to an ample parking and turning area set to the front of the Stone Coach House, which provides a large garage area to the ground floor and an annexe/holiday let to the first floor, completed with lower hallway. The garden has been landscaped with two main areas to socialise, relax and for al-fresco dining, one along the riverside and another to the south of the main house, with well stocked seasonal planted beds and a cherry tree. To the edge of the drive is a substantial and attractive willow tree, a haven for wildlife and providing a more secluded shaded area during the summer months. A readymade vegetable garden can be found to the side of the riverside entertaining area. The Shepherds Hut is to the far side of the land offering a private secluded setting, with trellis and woven hazel fencing and a sited hot tub and terrace offer a hugely appealing lifestyle to this tranquil space, with water, electric and hard wired broadband supplied, to give modern convenience for guests. The land in all extends to 0.99 of an acre.

Agents Note – The current and previous vendors have both come to very agreeable terms with the owner of the field to the south, for a yearly rental agreement which adds further potential amenity to this already charming country home.

01749 938212

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74 High Street, Wells, Somerset

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