14:51 October 7, 2022
14:59 October 7, 2022
A rare opportunity to rent a five-bedroom manor house has become available in Wells-next-the-Sea, and at £3,700 per calendar month, it is believed to be the most expensive in the area.
Vicki Foreman of Brown&Co describes Ostrich House as “stunning” and “one of the best I’ve rented” in over a decade and a half with the company.
The building is listed with grade II stars, which means that it is of great historical and architectural interest, and although the exact date of its construction is not known, it is prior to 1722, when its first deed of sale was registered.
In the 18th century, it is believed to have functioned as the Ostrich Inn, a training and public house, and was one of more than 30 pubs or inns in the Wells area at the time. It closed in or around 1910.
Architecturally, the house is very interesting, with five bays at the front and a pretty sundial under a central Dutch-style pediment.
Inside, the accommodations extend to over 4,000 square feet and are spread over three floors, with a large entrance hall and separate dining room, living room and sun room, all facing the front of the house.
The fitted kitchen is located to the rear of the property, and there is also a separate utility room and dresser.
On the first floor there is a large master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a guest bedroom, also with an en-suite bathroom. A third bedroom has a separate family bathroom and there is also a dressing room on the landing.
Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are located upstairs, where there is also an additional living room in the center.
Ostrich House also has access to a garage and a regular gardener is included in the monthly rental cost.
For more information contact Vicki Foreman at Brown&Co on 01263 711167.
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