Wells: 01749 671172 | Chew Magna: 01275 333993 | Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Wells & Professional: 01749 671172
Chew Magna: 01275 333993
Auction Rooms: 01749 840770

Polsham, Near Wells Guide Price £920,000

Sold STC
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  • Attractive four bedroom Grade II listed Somerset Longhouse
  • Beautifully presented and well maintained throughout
  • Set in grounds of approx 3 acres alongside boasting an outbuilding and garage
  • No onward chain
  • Easily commutable to Wells, Bath & Bristol

An attractive four bedroom Grade II listed Somerset Longhouse which has been beautifully presented and looked after by the current owners. The property is set in an idyllic, peaceful location in grounds of approximately 3 acres of wonderfully crafted gardens enjoying lovely rural views. Alongside this there is a prolific fruit tree orchard ranging from old fashioned medlar and quince to ripening figs and cherries. This is complete with an outbuilding and garage, also benefitting from no onward chain.


Folly Farm is a detached charming Grade II listed Somerset Longhouse with an 18th Century rear extension set in its own grounds of approximately 3.5 acres in the fantastic rural location of Polsham near the Cathedral City of Wells. Many of the original character features are present within the property including flagstone flooring, exposed timber beams and many more wonderful delights dating back to the 15th Century. The property offers good spacious accommodation with a deep landing/snug, a master bedroom with a sizeable ensuite bathroom, three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There are generous living areas on the ground floor and a beautiful fire place with a wood burning stove in the music/sitting room. There is a family room with an open fireplace, a dining room with a Victorian range and a study with a wood burner and bread oven. The spacious kitchen breakfast room looks onto the rear gardens and finally the original dairy room acts as a utility room, having a separate shower room too. Folly Farm is a beautifully presented home, benefitting from no onward chain. This enchanting property is bound to appeal to many buyers.

Grounds and Gardens

A low stone wall stretches across the front of the property with ample driveway and parking on either side. The rear garden includes the “secret garden”, a brick and stone outbuilding and garage, a main lawn, fruit tree orchard, a one-acre tree lined paddock, a stunning green house, vegetable garden, fruit cages and a wonderful pond. The gardens are varied and extremely well crafted and designed, full of mature shrubs, bushes and trees being an absolute delight with lovely rural views. The whole property and grounds have been thoughtfully presented and have been well maintained.


Folly Farm is situated in the peaceful rural hamlet of Polsham next to the historic cathedral city of Wells. Wells is the smallest city in England and offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a farmer’s market on Wednesday and Saturday. The nearby Georgian city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are also within good commuting distance, while Castle Cary Station with links to London Paddington and Exeter is a twenty five minute drive away. Bristol International Airport is 20 miles away. There are excellent schools in Wells and the surrounding area including highly regarded primary schools in Wells, the extremely sought after Wells Blue secondary school, Wells Cathedral School which specialises in music, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield school in Street.




Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating and solar panels.

Local Authority and Council Tax

Mendip District Council (0300 303 8588) Council Tax Band - G.

Energy Performance Certificate

Not applicable as Grade II listed.


Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Agents, Killens 01749 671172

Fixtures and Fittings

All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be available by separate negotiation.


Satellite Navigation will direct you to Folly Farm. Postcode – BA5 1RP

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Name Location Type Distance
Near Wells BA5 1RP
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: W/382/17
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