Swallows End Barn is a wonderfully converted barn set on an idyllic lane within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, next to open fields. Well situated, just half a mile beyond the outskirts of Wells, the property benefits from it’s picturesque setting, yet has the City’s amenities close by. Both Wells Cathedral School and the Blue School are only around a mile away, so the property is conveniently located for families who need access to the schools in Wells.
Inside, the barn has a fabulous Sitting Room / Dining room, measuring over 31ft in length and with double doors opening to the gardens. The Kitchen / Breakfast room is double aspect, again with doors to the garden and has room enough for a table and chairs. With a lovely range of fitted units, the Kitchen has built in oven and microwave and space for undercounter fridge and freezer. A door opens from here to a Utility Room, with further space for appliances and to a Cloakroom. Stairs also rise to a bedroom.
The property has four bedrooms in total, three of which are on the ground floor, with the main bedroom having an en-suite shower room.
Approached along a country lane, a wooden five bar gate opens to an extensive gravelled parking area, offering plenty of parking for a large family and further room for extended family and guests, if required.
The gardens are delightful; mainly laid to lawn, very private and enclosed and with a South facing aspect and having doors opening from the Kitchen and also from the Sitting Room / Dining Room.
The property also has a substantial outbuilding that has potential (subject to planning) to be converted into further accommodation, and could allow further space for those who work from home or would be ideal as an annex. Currently the barn is used for storage though has in the past been used as stabling.
In addition, the property has a wonderful paddock/orchard, accessed from the drive.
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 14-mile drive away. Bristol International Airport is 18 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, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield.
The area is also well known for its variety of sporting and leisure facilities and for walking, cycling while sailing and fishing can be pursued at Chew Valley Lake. Leisure centres can be found at Wells and Shepton Mallet. Wells, Mendip and Farrington Golf courses are conveniently located close by and Horse Racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton Race Courses.
Mains water, private drainage. oil central heating.
Leaving Wells on the A39 / Bristol Road, turn left into Ash Lane and then immediately right into Old Bristol Road. Follow this road for just over half a mile and Swallows End Barn will be found on the right hand side, just opposite Milton Manor.
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.