- Situated in the beautiful conservation area of Bove Town, backing onto Bushy Coombe
- Coombe House is a substantial charming period house with adjoining coach house, outbuildings and outstanding gardens, both formal and informal, measuring to approximately 1.65 acres
- Consisting of six bedrooms, three principle reception rooms and three bathrooms
- The coach house provides ample potential for ancillary accommodation, annex, office space or holiday let
- Further accommodation and buildings include the large cellar, boveys and glasshouses
- South facing gardens, backing on Bushy Coombe and towards Glastonbury Tor
Situated in the beautiful conservation area of Bove Town, backing onto Bushy Coombe and with views across to Chalice Hill and Glastonbury Tor, Coombe House is a substantial charming period house with adjoining coach house, outbuildings and outstanding gardens, both formal, kitchen and meadow grass, measuring to approximately 1.65 acres.
Coombe House is set back above the road, behind a screen of mature shrubs and hedgerow, affording the property a great degree of seclusion. Originally, the house was a medieval thatched cottage, but was substantially re-built back in the late 1800's to the house we are more familiar with today. The front elevation combines an imposing castellated natural stone form, with casement windows. The formal entrance door opens into the reception hall, where a turning staircase rises to a galleried landing. On the ground floor, there are three principal reception rooms leading off the hall, including the drawing room, dining room and library, all boasting traditional fireplaces and architraves, with the drawing room also having dual aspect windows to both the front and rear, the dining room having french doors opening onto the rear terrace and formal gardens. The kitchen comprises a modern range of units along with a gas fired Rayburn, ample space for a kitchen table and the benefit of a walk-in pantry. Access from the hall can also be gained to the cellar, which has ample standing height and houses a wine store, coal store and a secure passageway out onto Bove Town.
Onto the first floor which comprises of six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom mirrors the dining room, having a bay window taking in wonderful views over the garden, towards Bushy Coombe and the slopes of Glastonbury Tor. Three further bedrooms also enjoy rear facing aspects, and the final two bedrooms having views to the front. The bathrooms are situated at opposing ends of the landing, with the shower room adjacent to the main staircase. A second 'Butlers' staircase descends to the far end of the ground floor, and the kitchen. A third staircase rises to the attic room, formerly used by the staff in bygone years, but now, with its two rear facing dormer windows, provides ample potential for bedrooms, office or play space.
The Coach house, situated to the right of the driveway and accessed through the wooden gates, provides extensive potential for conversion, being an attractive building in its own right and could be used as ancillary accommodation, annex, holiday let or office space. All of course subject to any necessary consents. The accommodation is divided into three rooms on the ground floor, with a central staircase to two further rooms on the first floor.
The garden was designed and planted by Colin Wells-Brown, after extensive hardscaping in 1992 and planting beginning in early 1993. The stunning gardens extends over approximately 1.65 acres, taking in the formal garden comprising of sweeping lawns, blooming flower beds, mature trees and shrubs. Leading on from here is the kitchen garden, being partly walled and affording a superb variety of seasonal vegetables and fruit. The southern slopes continue on down towards Bushy Coombe, through a meadow of grasses and wild flowers. Walking back up along the western boundary, you will find brick built 'Boveys' glasshouses, as well as an extensive variety exotic plants including banana trees. Further information about the gardens can be found on www.coombehouse.org, where the vendor writes an extensive blog.
The property is situated in an elevated position, a short walk from the town centre with its good range of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, public houses and health centres. The historic town of Glastonbury is famous for its Tor and Abbey Ruins and is 6 miles from the Cathedral City of Wells and the thriving centre of Street, which offers a wide range of facilities including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Strode Theatre and the complex of factory shopping outlets in Clarks Village. Excellent schooling can also be found locally across all ages to include Strode College which celebrates an outstanding Ofsted rating 3 miles, prestigious Millfield School just 2.5 miles, Millfield Prep 3 miles, Hazelgrove Prep school 6 miles, Wells Cathedral 8 miles, Kings School Bruton and Bruton School for Girls 10 miles. Castle Cary with its main line connection to London Paddington is twenty minutes drive whilst the nearest M5 motorway interchange at Dunball, Bridgwater (Junction 23) can be reached within half an hour. Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance.
From our Glastonbury office in the centre of town, proceed to the top of the High Street and carry straight on over into Bovetown, proceeding on up the hill. Just after the turning into Bushy Coombe, you will find a footpath and driveway with double gates, leading to Coombe House on your right hand side.