Lift Cottage, Wellington


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3

An increasingly rare opportunity to acquire an historical rural cottage in need of refurbishment, set in nearly 3 acres of mature gardens and orchards. The property, which sits beside the site of a boat lift on the Great Western Canal, has no immediate neighbours and comes to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Entrance lean-to

22' 8'' x 6' 10'' (6.90m x 2.08m)

Via a south-facing lean-to into entrance hall

Entrance Hall

Stairs to first floor

Dining Room

13' 2'' x 9' 6'' (4.01m x 2.89m)


13' 0'' x 8' 1'' (3.96m x 2.46m)

Sitting Room

13' 0'' x 12' 5'' (3.96m x 3.78m)


14' 11'' x 8' 10'' (4.54m x 2.69m) (Obscure shape)

Utility Room

11' 11'' x 11' 0'' (3.63m x 3.35m) (Obscure shape)


12' 6'' x 9' 7'' (3.81m x 2.92m)

Rear lean-to / store

19' 1'' x 6' 2'' (5.81m x 1.88m)

Bedroom Two

13' 2'' x 9' 2'' (4.01m x 2.79m) (Including WC)

Bedroom Three

10' 2'' x 9' 11'' (3.10m x 3.02m) + over stairs storage

Bedroom One

14' 4'' x 10' 1'' (4.37m x 3.07m)


12' 8'' x 8' 11'' (3.86m x 2.72m)


The property has it's own driveway from the lane just on the periphery of East Nynehead. The driveway extends from the lane down to the cottage, to the left of which is approximately half of the total garden and grounds. There is a small paddock, followed by an orchard with approximately 80 fruit trees, and then a productive vegetable area. There is an array of chicken and store sheds, as well as numerous paths through to various sections of the garden.

At the bottom of the driveway is the first of two parking and turning areas, and then the second is a few yards on and closer to the cottage. It is here that the former Great Western Canal was sited, flowing across the rear of the cottage towards the boat lift to the east.

The remainder of the gardens completely surround the cottage, and again are an array of different areas, joined by a set of meandering paths and lawns. The southerly boundary is a fence adjoining the railway line, whilst the remaining boundaries are bordered by open farmland. The site of the former boat lift to the east is not owned by the cottage, and the boundary continues around its top.

There are further greenhouses, summerhouse, sheds and covered areas in this part of the garden. It is fair to say that the entire garden has become somewhat overgrown in recent years, and the approximate plan is denoted by the red-line on the photograph, and should not be used for anything other than reference.

Lift Cottage is an ambitious project, the likes of which are scarcely seen. With some investment and time, it will provide a wonderful lifestyle for those seeking a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle.

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Gibbins Richards - Wellington

37 High Street Wellington, Somerset

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