Woodlands is a Grade II listed property situated in the ever popular Bove Town region of Glastonbury within an easy five-minute walk of the high street. The property is believed to date back to the 18th century with Victorian additions. The Coach House and gardens make the most of its commanding position on the elevated eastern side of Glastonbury. The house is tastefully presented, maintained to an excellent standard throughout and has been well loved and cared for over the years by the current owners. The south facing private garden and orchard makes the most of the stunning views towards Glastonbury Tor.
The Main House
On entering the property, you are immediately faced with charm and character. The reception hall is warm and inviting with its original oak flooring and attractive staircase. The cosy snug is accessed from the reception hall consisting of a beautiful red brick inglenook fireplace along with oak shelving and exposed beams. The drawing room is found from the hallway beyond the reception hall. This impressive room has high ceilings and vast bay windows looking out over the gardens and countryside beyond as well as an open fire and original pine flooring and cornicing. The dining room has original feature fireplace and cornicing and oak flooring whilst also overlooking the garden. There is a door leading to the kitchen.
The kitchen is traditional in style with a gas fired AGA and a range of bespoke kitchen units. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room and boiler room. From the kitchen there is access to the workshop and studio. There is a stable door leading to the rear garden via the porch.
The charm continues to the first floor where you will find the master room which is known as “The Red Room” this double aspect room is grand in style and continues the original pine flooring. A beautiful stain glass window and en suite shower room complete the accommodation. Stairs to the loft ensue which has potential to be converted subject to the necessary planning permission.
Returning to the first floor the expansive family bathroom and sitting room (sixth bedroom) can be found. The latter has wonderful french style shutters to the interior. Four further double bedrooms, one of which is en suite weave their way along the long wide landing. Three of the bedrooms have stunning views of the garden and Tor afar. The main staircase leads you back to the reception hall. There also is a second staircase leading to the ground floor
A fully furnished one-bedroom annex with views over the front garden. The accommodation is currently separate to the main house although could be reinstated easily.
A two-storey storage and workspace area with light and airy accommodation on the first floor. This has previously been used as an art studio.
The Coach House
Lying within the grounds of Woodlands is the semi-detached two-bedroom coach house which can be accessed directly off the courtyard parking area. Original stabling remains in the kitchen as well as original 18th century doors. A cloakroom can also be found on the ground floor.
Outside the property is approached by wooden gates which lead to the courtyard large parking area. There is plenty of parking with access to the original back door of the main house.
The gardens are mainly to the southern side of the house and principally laid to lawn. The formal partly walled gardens with impressive borders, wisteria wrapping around the house and secret garden lead to the orchard at the southern boundary of the grounds. An outbuilding is found at the bottom of the orchard. There is vehicular side access to the orchard already in place possibly providing developmental potential subject to relevant planning permission. In total the grounds come to 1.98 acres.
Glastonbury which is situated at the bottom of The Tor is a market town steeped in history. Today Glastonbury is a popular tourist venue welcoming thousands of visitors every year. The Cathedral City of Wells which offers further amenities including regular markets, is within a short driving distance while outlet shopping is available at nearby Clarks Village in Street. Mainline rail services to London Paddington are available from Castle Cary which is 17 miles away. Bristol Airport is 23 miles away.
There is a wide range of good schools nearby in both the public and private sectors. There are good state primary schools within Glastonbury and several others nearby. State secondary schools include St. Dunstans in Glastonbury itself.
Private schools locally include Millfield, both prep and senior schools, All Hallows, Wells Cathedral School, Downside and King’s School Bruton.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities including walking and cycling. There are leisure centres at Wells and Glastonbury and golf courses at Wheathill, Mendip and Wells. Sailing at Chew Valley Lake and fishing at both Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes as well as various areas on the Somerset Levels. Horse Racing can be found at Bath and Wincanton.
If approaching from Wells continue on the Wells Road past West Mendip Hospital for around a mile. Bove Town will be found on your left-hand side and Woodlands 52 can be found on your right-hand side a couple of hundred yards up Bove Town.
Services -Mains water, mains drainage, Gas. oil central heating.
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Energy Performance Certificate
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 67117
Fixtures and Fittings
Four poster bed in The Red Room and wardrobe in The Garden Room to be included. All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.