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Stoberry Gatehouse

Wells, Somerset, BA5 2TB (Ref. 971294)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Nestled within the generous grounds of the picturesque Stoberry House rests this luxurious stone-built cottage.

Set across one level and boasting a spacious interior, along with being a short, leisurely stroll from the heart of Wells; The Gatehouse Cottage is perfect for couples or a family of four.

A private driveway greets you upon arrival to this light and airy dwelling, making loading and unloading an easy task, leading you over the threshold and into a hallway space where you leave your outerwear in its handy dressing room.

Head through to the sitting room to unwind following an action-packed day, as you watch your favourite show on the large flatscreen TV; there is an additional writing desk in the room that makes for a relaxing reading spot!

Continue to the nearby breakfast room and be charmed by the pleasant décor, before rustling up a heartwarming meal with the ample appliances available, from a De Longhi toaster to a convenient dishwasher.

When dinner is ready, gather your loved ones around the dining table to savour a delicious meal as you recount the day’s adventures.

End the day in style with a leisurely seat in the garden and soak in the tranquil setting with a refreshing glass of wine, enveloped in the quirky crabapple trees and wildflowers that decorate the well-kept outdoor space.

You are also able to enjoy the beautifully landscaped six-acre garden of Stoberry House, where you can spot the wonders of Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Tor and the Vale of Avalon in the distance.

Be sure to fully tour the grounds and venture into the manicured sunken and walled areas where you will be dazzled by the results of years of time and effort put into the garden.

When night falls, head back inside and relish a well-deserved rest in one of the two well-appointed bedrooms, one being a king-size and the other being a super-king, with the benefit of a zip/link feature for flexible sleeping arrangements; both rooms feature soft, cotton linen sheets and fluffy towels for your convenience.

The owners have kindly provided luxury teas, fresh fruit and flowers, along with dressing gowns and slippers to enhance your stay and make you feel at home!

In the morning, you will feel spoilt for choice when it comes to prepping yourself for the day, as the contemporary bathroom showcases a luxurious and eye-catching freestanding bath as well as a separate walk-in shower.

Head into the heart of Wells, famously known as England's smallest city, and marvel at the stunning architecture of Wells Cathedral, dating back to the 12th century, discover the heritage moat and bell-ringing swans that surround The Bishop's Palace, or browse the local wares and fresh produce on offer at the weekly market in the Market Place.

The surrounding area boasts several National Trust Properties and Gardens for you to marvel at, including the breathtaking Stourhead House and Montecute house (both are located within an hour from the property), as well as the lush gardens of RHS’s Rosemoor, Forde Abbey and the Hestercombe Gardens.

Close-by is the magnificent town of Glastonbury, where you can venture through the remains of the once-glorious Glastonbury Abbey, view the mythical Chalice Well and learn of the local history at the Somerset Rural Life Museum.

Spend the day in Cheddar, where walkers will be delighted with its extensive Cheddar Gorge walk, before navigating the fascinating Wookey Hole caves.

Venture further afield and explore the remarkable landscape of The Mendip Hills, recognized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, boasting a plethora of walking, cycling and hiking routes traversing through colourful flower grasslands, limestone hills and wooded combes, with a host of ancient monuments waiting to be discovered.

Those looking for more days out in the city will benefit from visiting Bath where the delights of ancient landmarks and independent shops can be enjoyed or enjoy an outing in Bristol where fantastic attractions can be seen, including SS Great Britain.

There is so much more to see, including the Longleat Safari and Adventure Park, the East Somerset Railway and the naval aviation museum at Yeovilton.

Treat your loved ones to a rural escape with a stay at Stoberry Gatehouse.

Summary

  • All-one-level
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, De Longhi toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, hairdryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Complimentary luxury teas, fresh fruit and flowers
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn and furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.9 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

WELLS

Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas