After completing renovations on their Grade II listed home, a couple were stunned to discover the property's 20-metre well.

Emily, 48, and Phillip Jones, 51, purchased The Old House, a 1670 property in Upton, for over £500,000 back in May 2021.

On purchase, the seven-bedroom property was in great need of attention, with Mrs Jones commenting that it looked like it was "going to fall down".

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From insulation to window repairs, and kitchen renovation to decorating bedrooms, the couple have completed a range of improvements on the property.

Earlier this month the pair decided to "investigate" the property's well, and upon discovering it is a staggering 20 metres deep decided to plan to restore it to a working well.

Mrs Jones, a hairdresser hailing from Upton, said: "When we moved in we knew the well was there.

"It was shocking, it is incredibly deep, looking down terrifies me."

(Image: Emily Jones) The couple relocated to the 16th-century home with their six-year-old son from their previous home in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, in search of better value for money.

Mrs Jones said: "We have done tonnes of work on it, it looked like it was going to fall down.

"We added a new kitchen, insulated the property, installed new heating and renovated two of the upstairs bedrooms."

The pair knew they had their hands full when they bought the property, and were well aware of its well, but did not realise the extent of it until they opened it up earlier this year.

(Image: Emily Jones)

They plan to cover the well with a glass top and restore its usage in the future.

Mrs Jones said: "We would love to put some glass over the top of the well but it is an absolute fortune.

"With the well we would like to use the water, we want to get a pump down there."

Due to the property's Grade II listing, every modification must be approved by the council, adding another layer of difficulty.

Mrs Jones said: "It is really difficult, you can't just go knocking down walls and ripping things out.

"We have big plans, it is going slowly but surely."