South Street, Wellington


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Superb period house close to Wellington School with extensive parking, garage and gardens. Spacious entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, Kitchen/breakfast room, Cloakroom and cellar, 4 double bedrooms, 3 en suites and family bathroom, Parking, garage and outbuilding, Private gardens.


Saxby is set back from the main road, adjacent to Wellington School and within an easy level walk of the town centre where an excellent selection of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities can be found including Waitrose supermarket, sports centre, cinema and Wellington School. The M5 motorway is readily accessible at junction 26 just 2 miles east of Wellington and the County Town of Taunton within 7 miles of Saxby where an even greater selection of facilities can be found together with a main line rail link to London Paddington.


Saxby comprises a beautifully proportioned attached period property and was formerly known as The Rookery and was originally built as a farmhouse. It offers many character features including an impressive hallway with tessellated flooring, picture rails, ornate ceiling roses and cornicing. Attractive leaded windows including some stained glass windows and large leaded bay windows. In recent times the property has undergone a refurbishment programme which is nearing completion and includes the installation of two new en suite shower rooms, some new double glazed windows, new water main, gas boiler and some additional loft insulation. The accommodation is well proportioned and protected from South Street by a mature hedge together with ample off road parking, large garage/workshop, useful outbuilding and enclosed private gardens to rear.


Stained glass front door leading into an impressive entrance hallway with a wonderful tessellated floor and staircase rising to the first floor with cupboard beneath. The adjoining sitting room has wonderful bay windows to both front and rear, large fireplace with inset woodburning stove set within a recessed arch with leaded stained glass windows either side. Within the heart of the house can be found the kitchen/breakfast room with its 1.5 bowl ceramic sink with adjoining beechwood worktops together with an excellent range and floor mounted cupboards and drawers, space for dishwasher and washing machine and recessed gas fired Aga. Access to the rear lobby with door to rear and further door to cloakroom comprising low level WC, corner wash hand basin and quarry tiled floor.

Leading off the kitchen are a pair of beautiful leaded stained glass French doors giving access into the inner hall with stairs leading down to the basement/cellar with part barrelled ceiling, electric power and a pot bellied stove. To the rear of the house is a large sitting room with attractive open fireplace on a marble hearth with ornate surround, exposed wooden floor and large glazed French doors leading out into the garden together with stained glass windows over.

Leading up from the hallway is a half landing with stained glass leaded window and staircase rising to the main landing with ceiling rose and trap access to roof void. The master bedroom lies at the front of the house with a large leaded bay window, exposed floorboards, cast iron fireplace and wall partition giving access to the en suite bathroom comprising freestanding claw and ball roll top bath with shower attachment. Wash hand basin and high level WC. Five downlighters and mirror fronted wardrobes either side. The adjoining guest bedroom has a small leaded bay window to front. The rear landing enjoys a window to side and trap access to roof void. The family bathroom comprises panelled bath with shower attachment and shower over. Low level WC, wash hand basin and new window to side. Built in airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and a new Vaillant gas fired boiler. At the far end of the landing are two double bedrooms, one with a cast iron fireplace and window seat and both benefiting from identical en suite shower rooms comprising walk in shower, low level WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and downlighters.


The property is protected from the road by a privet hedge with personal gate and five bar timber gate providing vehicular access onto the property with a part tarmac driveway providing ample parking and turning for approximately 8 cars and access to the garage. This is approached through wooden doors and is connected with power and light. At the front of the property is a small garden area with flower and shrub borders. A pathway leads around to the rear of the property and access to a useful outbuilding 9'9 x 6'10 with flagstone flooring and connected with light and power. Beyond is an extensive paved sun terrace, garden shed, pond and a fine selection of shrubs, bushes and trees including a Portuguese laurel. Beyond is a large expanse of lawn with paved sun terrace and veranda to rear and side of the property with attractive quarry tiled flooring. The rear garden is well fenced and walled giving much privacy.


All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with the vendor's selling agents, Stags, Wellington Office.


From our office in the centre of Wellington turn left at the traffic lights into South Street passing over a small mini roundabout. After approximately 100m and before the second mini roundabout the entrance to Saxby will be seen on the left hand side.

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Stags - Wellington

7 High Street, Wellington, Devon, TA21 8QT

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