A substantial period house in a village location very close to the Cathedral city of Wells. The spacious accommodation has 12 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and is currently run as a very successful Bed and Breakfast.
Worth House is set on the outskirts of the small village of Worth and within a short walk of local amenities.
Approached over a driveway and through double gates into a large turning and parking area that has ample space for several vehicles. Dating back in parts to the 17th century, this substantial stone and part rendered house sits comfortably within the gardens and overlooks farmland at the rear.
In 2019 a new roof was added and the large 3rd floor loft bedroom with en suite was created.
The current owner has been running Worth House as a very successful Bed and Breakfast for the past 6 years and the business has been awarded excellent accolades of 9.4* with Booking.com, 4.5* with TripAdvisor plus the award of Top 10% of Hotels and B&Bs in the UK. Worth House was also awarded a ‘Superb’ with Hotels.com in 2020.
With 8 letting rooms all having en suite shower/bathrooms and separate owners’ accommodation, Worth House offers the flexibility of a property that generates a good income or a very substantial family home.
As expected of a house of this age, there is plenty of character along with beams, inglenook fireplaces and flagstones.
The ground floor has a recently refitted kitchen, large breakfast and dining room with an inglenook, an owners’ sitting room with a flagstone floor and inglenook fireplace and a guest lounge. Additionally, there is a utility room, cloakroom and large boot room.
On the first floor is the owners’ accommodation with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are 2 double letting rooms with en suites also on this floor. On the second floor are 5 letting rooms all with en suites. On the third floor is the recently added loft bedroom. This substantial room with an en suite has a luxurious feel with dual aspect windows that give far reaching views across countryside to the Mendip Hills.
Worth House is set back from the road and tucked behind a low stone wall. The front garden is lawned with borders of mature shrubs and a mature Magnolia tree.
From the front, a driveway leads through double gates into a large parking and turning area where there is plenty of space for several vehicles.
The enclosed south westerly facing rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with planted borders of shrubs, herbaceous and mature trees including a lovely Weeping Willow tree that gives a cool spot to sit under in the hot summer sun.
The village of Worth is just a short distance from Wookey and just a 5 minute drive from the city of Wells. Worth House has the benefit of a pub within a 10 minute walk and Wookey itself offers a good range of local facilities including pubs, a post office and a primary school. Wells, lying in a beautiful part of Somerset is charming and historic, rich in culture with its cathedral, concert hall, literary, food and arts festivals. There is a vibrant High Street with a variety of independent shops, chain stores, restaurants and pubs. A local market is held twice a week in the historic Market Place adjacent to The Bishop’s Palace and moat.
Within the locality, there are excellent primary and secondary schools in both the state and private sectors.
Worth House is in the catchment area of the Blue School and Wells Cathedral School, Millfield and Sidcot are near-by.
Bristol, Bath and the local market towns are within easy commuting distance as is Castle Cary railway station, which provides fast links to London, and Bristol Airport. Situation
Further shopping can be found in nearby Street with its famous outlet stores at Clarks Village
Local attractions include the Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury Tor itself, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral, The Bishop’s Palace and gardens, Kilver Court and many more within a short drive.
The owner has informed us that the current turnover is just under the VAT threshold of £85,000.
The owner believes with the new loft room and the letting of 8 rooms for Bed and Breakfast, the projected income for 2021 should be around £120,000 per annum.
Energy Performance Certificate
Rated F. View at www.killens.org.uk
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.
From Wells take the B3139 towards Wedmore. After passing the village of Wookey continue along passing The Pheasant Inn on your left and on to the village of Worth. Worth House is on your left just as you arrive at the village.