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Close to Wells-Fabulous property with annexe

Guide Price £850,000 Sold
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Address: Chestnut House - Burcott Lane Coxley Wick
Town/City: Wells
Postcode: BA5 1QX

County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Ref: #10641349

Property Summary

Chestnut House is a very smart, attractive, natural stone and clad property nestled in its own extensive grounds and tucked away behind high wooden gates in Coxley Wick near Wells. Privacy and an open outlook combine with a beautifully presented contemporary and low maintenance house. An equally well thought out two bedroom annexe, separate to the house, provides the option of an additional income stream, or accommodation for relatives or guests. The current owners have owned the property for fourteen years and have extensively and carefully remodelled Chestnut House so that it now provides excellent family accommodation. The house is flooded with natural light and boasting underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, which can be individually set for comfort in each room. From the spacious entrance hall laid with reclaimed, antique, Italian tiles, the double aspect spacious kitchen dining room leads off to the left and the sitting room to the right. Both these rooms feature cosy wood burning stoves and double doors out onto the terraces that surround the house. Off the kitchen there is a very generous utility larder area. Complementing the ground floor are a downstairs wetroom, study and a room currently set up as a sewing room but that would be ideal as a downstairs bedroom with the wet room adjoining. There is an under stairs cupboard for storage. From the entrance hall a contemporary oak and glass staircase leads up to the first floor where a very fine and spacious master suite includes a dressing room. The views out from here over the front garden toward the River Sheppey are a delight. There are a further two double bedrooms on this floor, one with an ensuite shower and one with a bath. There is a very well thought out eaves storage area with a door at either end for ease of access and an airing cupboard. Within the grounds of the property the wonderful annexe forms part of a double garage block. With its own front door, the light and stylish accommodation features an entrance hall and downstairs cloakroom and utility room, rising on the first floor to a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and living area. This room features a beautiful apex glazed picture window in the left hand wall which looks out over the side garden. Flooding the room with light, this striking feature provides the perfect spot for the dining table and has the effect of bringing the outside in providing a wonderful way to watch the flow of the seasons.


Set in approximately one and a half acres of grounds, Wisteria hugs the wall of Chestnut House, which is entered through high wooden gates from the lane. There is parking for approximately three cars on a block paved parking area. A driveway leads down to further parking and on to the annexe and double garage. Beautifully constructed terraces wrap around the main house with access to the lower level garden via steps and paths. Beautiful reclaimed estate railings from the Bishops Palace in Wells border the edge of the garden where it meets the River Sheppey, which babbles along providing a charming background while enjoying the garden. There are some lovely established trees and planted borders, in the upper garden there are Apple, Pear and Plum trees, a greenhouse and plenty of storage for garden tools in a stone building which could, subject to planning, be further enchanced. Much of the garden is laid to lawn and is bordered by farmland and village owned land. This property has the feel of your own little piece of the countryside but within, if you want to, walking distance of Wells. We highly recommend viewing to fully appreciate all that is provided here.


Coxley Wick is small rural hamlet just off the A39 and within a couple of miles of Wells. Surrounded by open countryside and a weave of little lanes with fields and footpaths galore. Coxley village has several amenities including a village hall, primary school, church and restaurant and is on a bus route.

The nearby Cathedral City of Wells offers all the usual attractions of a market town including banks, doctors surgeries and dentists with supermarkets including Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco, a cinema and a market every Wednesday and Saturday. The High Street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants including the award winning Goodfellows, the very popular Loaf cafe and bakery and the new Bishops Eye wine bar. At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishops Palace and Vicars' Close (reputed to be the oldest surviving residential street in Europe). The Wells Festivals are increasing in popularity each year with the Literary Festival now over two weeks and attracting big names, the very well attended Food Festival and many regular Arts festivals. With both the Cathedral School and the Cathedral itself there are endless opportunities for musical concerts, plus there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre. Golf Clubs can be found in Wells and on the Mendips. Sailing and fishing can be found on the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes.

Bath and Bristol are within commuting distance and there is a main line railway station with links to London (Paddington) in Castle Cary, about half an hour away, with trains to London in approximately 90 minutes. Street and Glastonbury are 15 and 10 minutes away. Bristol airport is an easy 40 minute drive. There are excellent state and independent schools in Wells, including the extremely sought after Wells Blue secondary school, plus Wells Cathedral School, Downside School, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield all within close proximity.


From the A39 heading to Glastonbury from Wells, on entering Coxley take the right hand turn into Burcott Lane, Chestnut House can be found just after the railway bridge on the right hand side.


Mains electricity, drainage and water, oil fired central heating.  

Council Tax Band F

Local Authority Mendip 

Tenure Freehold

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Every care has been taken with the preparation of these particulars, in accordance with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, but complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed.  If there is any point, which is of particular importance to you, please obtain professional confirmation. Alternatively, we will be pleased to check the information for you.  These Particulars do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements quoted are approximate.  The Fixtures, Fittings & Appliances have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order.  No guarantee can be given with regard to planning permissions or fitness for purpose. Photographs are provided for general information and it cannot be inferred that any item shown is included in the sale. Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.


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  • Ref: 10641349
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Beautiful rural outlook
  • Light and spacious accommodation
  • Self contained two bedroom annexe
  • One and a half acres of gardens
  • Beautiful spacious kitchen diner
  • Woodburners and underfloor heating
  • Close proximity to Wells
  • Garaging and parking
Guide Price £850,000
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