Property of the Week: Period features and elegant styling in a sought-after village location

The 17th-century farmhouse in Wedmore has been refurbished to an impeccabel; standard, while maintaining the charming period features.

By Emma Dance

26th May 2022 | Property of the Week

Fernside has a glorious location in the heart of Wedmore
Fernside has a glorious location in the heart of Wedmore

Fernside is one of those properties that really does have it all.

In the heart of the charming village of Wedmore, the location is second to none, and the home itself is just as desirable.

Agent Roderick Thomas said, "Dating back to Elizabethan times, this superb 17th-century farmhouse has been expertly restored with careful preservation of a raft of period features including inglenook fires, exposed beams, elm floorboards and a characterful thatched entrance porch. Originally a Courtroom, the sitting room even features an extremely rare original wig cupboard."

The ground floor has loads of versatile accommodation and there's a real feeling of space. There's a sitting room, a second reception room and a snug – all a good size and with charming features such as fireplaces and exposed wood floorboards. It's the 30-ft open plan kitchen/diner that has the real wow-factor, however, with vaulted ceilings, high-spec appliances, Corian worktops and separate utility as well as full-height windows and French doors leading to a courtyard area.

Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, including an impressive master suite with dressing room and an ensuite bathroom that could have come straight out the pages of an upmarket interiors magazine.

Outside, a large south-facing courtyard terrace offers plenty of space for al-freso entertaining, with lawned gardens beyond.

Adjoining the house is an historic barn (with original bread oven) that lends itself to a range of uses – including possible additional accommodation.

Fernside is on the market with Roderick Thomas for £1,000,000.


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