MOUNT EPHRAIM, COXLEY, WELLS, SOMERSET BA5 1QT
An absolutely charming Victorian converted chapel 2 miles or so south of Wells on the road to Glastonbury.
FOR SALE BY MODERN METHOD OF AUCTION
STARTING BID £350,000.
PLUS RESERVATION FEE.
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The Chapel has been converted and provides towards 3,500 sq.ft of exceptional and flexible space, with great character and which includes ample residential plus further areas perfect for studios, workshops, home offices and indeed many other uses.
In brief it includes a reception hall and sitting room with a music room gallery above, kitchen & dining room, cloakroom, utility room, 2 studio rooms and cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and on the second floor a 36 ft studio with a kitchenette, bedroom area and shower room.
Outside there’s plenty of parking and a sheltered and private garden on the sunny southern side of the building.
The property stands in a slightly elevated position just south of Wells at the approach to the popular village of Coxley. There’s a pulling in area and parking for several cars.
Mount Ephraim is a large handsome Victorian building originally being a Methodist Chapel and being stone built with sandstone architraves and window surrounds under a slated roof. Internally it retains many original architectural details including a good deal of pitch pine timberwork and tall lancet stained glass windows.
The main entrance has imposing double oak doors whilst the residential entrance is through the north elevation into a reception hall which extends to a high pitched ceiling and a staircase to the galleried music room. This is above the sitting room which is a very comfortable room with half panelling to dado height, floorboards, an open fireplace and French doors to the garden.
The adjoining kitchen and dining room has partly tiled and partly timber floors, an extensive range of units, 2 bowl sink, a 5 ring gas hob, extractor, double oven and plenty of space for the dining table and chairs. Off the kitchen is a utility room with cupboards and a cloakroom with basin and wc.
The remainder of the ground floor is currently temporarily closed off (from this section) and is accessed from the main front door. Currently used as stores the space is ideal as a studio and many other uses.
A staircase from the dining room rises to the first floor. Here there are 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom having an en suite shower room.
At the end of the landing is a large and beautiful window together with a spiral staircase to the second floor. This is a stunning area with a high beamed ceiling and much timberwork. It’s a fabulous space and includes a bedroom area, kitchenette and shower room.
There’s a garden of about a fifth of an acre which now requires some attention. Nonetheless it’s a great garden, well sheltered by its hedges and the Chapel and with plenty of privacy. It’s also very sunny having a southerly aspect.
Freehold : Mains services are connected : EPC Band E: Council Tax Band G . Within the garden is a war grave headstone commemorating a soldier who served in WW1.
About the area
Coxley is a small village with a church, a well regarded primary school and an active and friendly community with many events centered in the local village hall.
Under 2 miles north is Wells, the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) sheltered below 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, 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.
Glastonbury is also in important historic town which has a different character but also as much to offer with ancient buildings, alternative shops, many restaurant and numerous societies and organisations.
In addition to Coxley's proximity to Wells and Glastonbury it is located within beautiful countryside which is very accessible with many footpaths and byways.
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