61 St. THOMAS STREET, CATHEDRAL CITY OF WELLS, BA5 2UU
A charming period townhouse in an excellent residential area within a short walk of the Cathedral and Market Place.
The house, Grade ll listed, has bags of character, plenty of living space and a beautiful and sunny rear garden.
The accommodation includes a central hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 shower rooms. All with gas central heating fired by a Rayburn Range in the kitchen. There’s also a stone outhouse recently used as a utility room.
Outside there's a neat front garden and a good size sunny walled garden with a store shed.
St.Thomas Street is one of the oldest streets in Wells and lies just west of the Cathedral which is within easy walking distance as are many of the amenities of Wells including senior and junior schools. Close by are Tor Woods and the Cathedral fields with beautiful walks that link into a huge network of footpaths, most of which are well away from roads.
The house dates back to at least the Stuart period in the 17th Century but probably has medieval origins in common with this historic area of Wells. It is believed that it dates back to at least 1480 and that it was used as a pilgrims’ hall for the Cathedral.
No. 61 is a handsome townhouse and home enjoying the charm, comfort and warmth which sometimes is only achieved by period properties. The house retains details including a cross passage hall, flagstones, an inglenook fireplace, beams and a splendid spiral timber staircase next to the inglenook. These are complemented by gas central heating fired by secondary glazing and a Rayburn Cooker Range in the kitchen. In addition to the heating and hot water it’s of course also a great cooker.
The front door opens into the front hall which leads to a rear hall and a door leading out to the garden. On entering the hall, a door to the left leads into the sitting room. This lovely room has flagstones, painted stonework, alcove cupboards and an impressive inglenook with a large Bressummer beam and an open fireplace with a canopy hood. Alongside a door leads to a spiral staircase to the bedroom above. A stone archway leads from the sitting room to the kitchen.
Returning to the hall a door leads into the dining room which has an attractive fireplace with bookshelves in the side alcove.
The kitchen, approached from the rear hall and the sitting room, has a tiled floor, a pitched ceiling and is bright and cheery having a window and a velux roof light which brings in lots of sunshine. The Rayburn range is here together with a gas hob, fitted cupboards, tiled worksurfaces, breakfast bar and the stone surrounds to an earlier window in what was probably an original external wall.
On the other side of the hall is a shower room
The staircase rises from the hall to a landing which also has a velux window flooding the area with light. The main bedroom has the staircase to the sitting room and there are two other bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes and the other with bookshelves ad loft access via a folding ladder.
Adjacent is the second shower room.
In front of the house is a neat, walled garden with steps to the entrance. A door from the rear of the hall leads out to a courtyard and the gardens beyond. The courtyard is paved and there’s a stone outhouse (with electricity and water) used as a utility room. A short row of steps leads up to a lawned garden with shrub and rose beds. Beyond is a potting shed, greenhouse, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, soft fruits, small lawn and shrubs. Throughout the garden are spring flowers.
Freehold. Gas central heating. Mains drainage, water, gas and electricity
Council Tax Band 'D’. EPC- Not required for listed property
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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From our office continue along Priory Road and at the junction turn right. Continue to the traffic lights, straight through, continue (Pass petrol station) to a mini roundabout, turn left, continue past Waitrose, turn right at the lights. Continue to next lights, turn right, at the mini roundabout turn, left into The Liberty. Turn left by the Fountain Inn, enter and continue along St Thomas Street and the house is on the left hand side.