Situated in a wonderful, peaceful and private location, this unique family home enjoys a delightful position within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the sought-after village of Priddy. The property offers privacy and seclusion, with beautiful views over the gardens and to the meadowland beyond.
On entering through the front door, into the Entrance Hall, a door opens to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Stairs rise to the first floor. A door also opens from here to the Sitting Room; a room full of character with a feature fireplace and wood burning stove and a window overlooks the south facing gardens. The Kitchen/Breakfast room is the heart of this family home; dual aspect with a second wood burning stove, beautiful tiled floors and window shutters. The kitchen has been finished to an excellent standard with a range of modern wall and base units, integrated appliances and double belfast sink. A door leads from the Kitchen through to the Utility Room and to a Shower Room, with another door to the rear porch. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. In addition, the property has been extended in recent years to create a 21’ x 16’ Living Room with oak floors and double doors to the gardens. This is light and bright space with a quadruple aspect! From here, stairs rise to a private Master Bedroom Suite above, which also has windows overlooking the gardens and the meadowland beyond. This is a home full of character, well presented by the current owners. It would offer any family a private retreat, though also offers access to Wells, only 5 miles away and both Bristol and Bath are within 18 miles.
The property is accessed via a private five bar timber gate leading to a gravelled driveway sweeping through the grounds to the wooden barn and the parking area at the side of the house.
The South facing garden predominantly lies to the front and side of the house and is mainly laid to lawn. There is an additional 4 acres of level land adjacent to the house which is fully enclosed by stone walling and post and wire fencing. There are several mature trees on the land and a range of newly planted trees resulting in quite incredible changes of scenery throughout the four seasons. The timber barn measures approximately 46ft x 83ft and could suit a variety of uses. The barn has electricity, natural light and situated on top of the barn are 4kw solar panels.
Priddy is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is nestled on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, approximately 5 miles north west of Wells. Priddy has a very poplar public house and the village green is the centre of many events throughout the year, one of which is an annual three-day Prlddy Folk Festival in July. The village church dates from 1352, and there is a village hall, farm shop and thriving village school. A bus service runs each day to the The Blue School in Wells, and the area has many independent schools nearby including Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Allhallows, Sidcot and Millfield.
This part of the Mendips and surrounding area is well known for caving, gliding at Mendip gliding in Draycott, cycling, golf at nearby Wells, sailing on the Chew Valley lakes horse riding and extensive walks, with Ebbor Gorge and Deerleap within walking distance.
The Cathedral city of Wells offers a wide selection of shopping facilities including an artisan market every Wednesday and Saturday in the Market Square, a cinema and choice of restaurants including the award winning "Goodfellows" and pubs. The Wells Literature Festival takes place each year along with the Wells Food Festival. At the heart of the City is the medieval cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicar's Close (reputed to be the oldest surviving residential street in Europe).
Priddy is easily accessed from all directions, with Bristol and Bath being within commuting distance. Bristol International Airport is 14 miles away, Bristol Temple Meads for trains to London is 17 miles and Castle Cary Station is around 30 minutes away.
Proceed out of Wells on the A39 towards Bristol. Follow this road for about three miles, passing the Mendip Aerial Mast, on the left. Take the next turning on the left signposted 'Priddy'. Travel along this road for a couple of miles and just before entering the village, the driveway entrance to Fircrest will be found on the left hand side.
Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, gas central heating (LPG), telephone and broadband
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Energy Performance Certificate
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.