THE HERMITAGE, 5 CHILKWELL STREET, GLASTONBURY, BA6 8DJ
A handsome Regency townhouse standing close to the historic grounds of the Abbey in the heart of Glastonbury.
The Hermitage has great style and character with the comfortable accommodation including a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Outside there is a large garage, parking and a mature garden.
Glastonbury, historically known as Avalon, is a wonderful and unique town in the heart of Somerset. Chilkwell Street is one of the most important original areas lying on the northern side of the Abbey Grounds.
Glastonbury dates back to Neolithic times and the present house on this site was built in the early 19th century and reflects the classic Georgian architecture of that time. It is a handsome Grade ll listed building with stucco rendered elevations with an ashlar finely dressed stone parapet and a hipped slated roof. On the front elevation are bay windows with one having a balustered parapet to the first floor. The front door is sheltered by a Tuscan porch with a rectangular fanlight and a half glazed door.
Internally there are period details including coved ceilings, picture rails, sash windows and fireplaces.
The reception hall is spacious and has a fine staircase to the first floor. To the right is the well proportioned drawing room with a bay window and a claygate fireplace. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room which is light and airy, having a double aspect and a bay window, pine floorboards and a fireplace.
The kitchen has a range of fitted units and a gas fired Aga. Leading off the kitchen is a breakfast room. Also on the ground floor is a passageway and a bathroom.
On the first floor are 4 good bedrooms (3 having hand basins) and bathroom.
The Hermitage is bounded by stonewalls surmounted by wrought iron railings in part and also a tall laurel hedge. There is an attractive front garden with a splendid magnolia tree and a drive to the large open fronted garage.
On the far side of the garage is a courtyard and steps lead to a mature mainly lawned garden with flower and shrub beds, laurel and yew hedges and espaliered trees.
The garden ownership extends to include bordering land used as a footpath and a driveway which gives access to two adjacent houses.
About the area
Glastonbury has been a religious centre throughout history and back into the times of legends. The Celtic monastery evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys and the town grew up alongside it. Today it’s a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey.
Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000). Its centre is the market place (local markets twice a week) surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Immediately to the south (2 miles) of Glastonbury is the more recent town of Street and these centres provide a huge range of facilities and amenities There are excellent state and independent schools including St Dunstans, Strode College, Millfield, Wells Cathedral and the Bruton and Sherborne schools.
About 12 miles southeast is Castle Cary station with a main rail line to London. Bath and Bristol are both within an hour
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