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Avalon House, Lower GodneyProperty Description: Guide Price 1,000,000 – 1,200,000. This handsome farmhouse is in an idyllic setting in the heart of the village of Godney and not only comes with land, but also its own stone built bridge. If outside space is what you are after, then this property has it in abundance.

In classic Georgian style, you enter into a central hallway and are met with an interior of generous proportions and high ceilings. Your eye is then drawn past the staircase, through to the garden room at the back of the property and the garden beyond.

The farmhouse style kitchen, with space for a large central table, has units on three walls with plenty of storage and a double Belfast sink. And what village property of this calibre wouldn’t be complete without an Aga? Off the kitchen is a utility room with plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. There is a back door that leads into the garden.

The dining room, like the kitchen, looks out to the front garden. This room, again, is of a good size and has retained some of the original features including exposed beams, an oak bressummer and painted wooden doors. There is a fabulous wood burning stove in the fireplace for those winter months. You will find the study through the Georgian wooden door with detailed architrave at the end of the dining room.The sitting room, with its Jetmaster fire, is at the back of the house and has two windows looking out to the garden. A lovely room to relax in but if your looking for somewhere to spend time in the day then look no further than the garden room with its fabulous 180 degree views of the beautiful garden.

The wooden staircase from the hallway leads up to an impressive galleried landing with archway leading through to the five bedrooms, which are all airy and light filled. The principal bedroom is the largest of all the bedrooms and has an en-suite bathroom with shower and freestanding roll-top bath. This has a real feeling of opulence. Off this bedroom is a large attic/store room which has a stunning arched window. This room is perfect for use as a dressing room and/or storage. At one end of this room the ceiling is low but there is the potential to raise the roof and create another bedroom.

There are four further double bedrooms all with lovely views over either the garden to the front or paddock to the rear. The family bathroom has a bath and shower.

Outside: The property is approached from the lane over the bridge and then onto the gravelled driveway. There is a level front lawn with various shrubs and a garage with painted wood doors. There are stone steps that lead down to the river. Many locals are known to keep small boats or canoes moored up by their riverside frontage. It is only a short paddle down the river to the local pub.

The rear garden is simply splendid with a more formal garden close to the house. There are dwarf brick walls, a paved terrace area and a central lavender lined, herringbone patterned, brick pathway leading to a larger and more informal lawn with mature trees and hedging. Hidden among the rose bushes is a quaint summer house along with other outbuildings and there are two green houses (one with electric). At the end of the garden is a large, productive vegetable garden with raised beds and a large garden store. Beyond this is a five bar gate that opens out into the approx. 3 acre paddock.

On the Northern boundary there is a brick wall that used to form part of a stable block. Opposite the house is what is now a large gravelled parking area. This used to be the site of a row of workers cottages. There are old photographs in the property to testify to this.

Location: Avalon House is located in the heart of village of Lower Godney (God’s Isle), which is much sought-after due to its friendly community and creative spirit. The house is well placed for countryside walks and bike rides. Just down the road is the fabulously quirky and well-loved Sheppey Inn.

Godney is central to four National Nature Reserves and with wildlife in abundance the sightings of buzzard, roe deer, lapwing, otter, heron, barn owl, and kingfishers are common.

The picturesque city of Wells has a bustling High Street and provides a range of local amenities with four supermarkets (Waitrose being the closest), a cinema, leisure centre, numerous coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from, several dentists and doctors, some fabulous independent shops and even some art shops for those seeking something a little different. There are also famous historical landmarks such as the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace, as well as the popular twice weekly produce market and Cedars Hall offering a range of cultural events throughout the year. There are excellent state schools in the vicinity, including Stoberry Park School, St Cuthbert’s CofE Junior School, St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School and The Blue School as well as independent schools including Wells Cathedral School on your doorstep. All Hallows Prep School, Downside and Millfield are just a short drive away.

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Council Tax: Band G (correct at time of marketing). To check council tax for this property, please refer to

Local Authority: Somerset Council Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil central heating, Solar panels with FIT payments. For broadband and mobile coverage, we advise you check your providers website or refer to

Tenure: This property is freehold and is sold with vacant possession upon completion.

Additional Property Notes: This property is of traditional construction. There is an internal staircase leading up to the bedrooms and some steps in the garden. There is a garage with a driveway and additional parking opposite the house, there is space to park multiple vehicles.

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Listed: July 16, 2024
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