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WELLS central Guide Price £310,000

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  • Great location
  • A beautiful fully renovated Georgian House
  • Neat, comfortable accommodation
  • Good living area
  • 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Private garden
  • Immediately available

A splendid 2 bedroom apartment with an terrace and garden


A beautiful Georgian House in the heart of Wells extensively renovated and restored and incorporating 7 exceptional and well appointed individual apartments and a cottage.


This is a great location being within about 200 yards of the High Street and within easy walking distance of the Market Place, the Cathedral and most amenities.


Outside all have private or shared gardens.


1. A ground floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with private courtyard & garden £310,000 2. A first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with private garden £310,000 3. A garden cottage – sold. 4. A first floor 1 bedroom apartment with communal garden use £180,000 5. A first floor 1 bedroom apartment with communal garden use £180,000 6. A first floor 1 bedroom apartment with communal garden use £200,000 7. A two storey, 2 bedroom apartment - not yet released 8. A two storey, 2 bedroom apartment – not yet released


Chamberlain Street is a popular residential road which mainly includes period properties reflecting the character of England’s smallest and very beautiful Cathedral City with its population of about 12,500. Wells has a medieval Market Place, a good range of shops and a wide variety amenities plus social and sporting associations and clubs. Practically all are within walking distance of Chamberlain Street. Indeed, the bells of both Wells Cathedral and St Cuthbert's Church are within ear-shot when either standing in Chamberlain Street or in the garden.


This fine handsome Grade ll listed house has been in separate apartments since 1937. Previously it has been occupied as a convent and in Victorian times as a school for young ladies. Recently it has been extensively refurbished and upgraded and is beautifully presented. The apartments include comfortable, welcoming living areas, bright and spacious bedrooms, excellent kitchens (with good quality units and appliances) and well-appointed bathrooms. All have gas central heating from a large boiler located in the plant room.


This apartment is on the ground floor and the front door opens to a hall with a door into the well proportioned living room and kitchen. This has a bay window and an external door to the splendid private courtyard and garden. The hall also has a door to an inner hall leading to two bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room. Adjoining private garden. See plan


This apartment is on the first floor approached by a gentle short flight of stairs. The entrance hall has a store cupboard and leads to the spacious living room and kitchen. This has a large bay window which floods the room with sunlight and has views over the gardens. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room and in addition there is a second bedroom and a bathroom. Close by is its private garden. See plan.

Nos. 4, 5. and 6

These are all situated on the 2nd floor and each has its ow individual arrangement of rooms, all having a living room and kitchen (with views), bedroom and en suite shower room. These all have full use of the large communal garden areas and summerhouse. See plans.

No. 7

A two storey, 2 bedroom apartment - not yet released. The approach will be from the communal hall leading to a front door to this property. The front door opens to an inner hall with a store cupboard, cloakroom (with basin and wc.) and a large living room and kitchen. A staircase leads to the first floor with 2 bedrooms, an en suite shower room, bathroom and storage areas.. There is a private garden as marked on the attached plan.

No. 8

A two storey, 2 bedroom apartment - not yet released. The approach will again be from the communal hall leading to a front door to this property. The front door opens to a reception hall with the staircase and a store cupboard. Beyond is a very large open plan living area and kitchen. A door leads to a side porch with a cloakroom with a basin and wc. From the porch is an external door to the garden. On the first floor are a large landing with a store and 2 bedrooms, an en suite shower room and a bathroom. There is a private garden as marked on the attached plan.


All the kitchens have fitted units and space and plumbing for washing machines. The kitchens in the 2 bedroom apartments kitchens will all have a dishwasher, fridge, hob, oven and extractor. The kitchens in the 1 bedroom apartment will have and oven, hob and extractor


The four 2 bed apartments and the garden apartment being Nos. 1, 2. 3, 7 and 8 have their own dedicated gardens and the 3 apartments being Nos. 4,5 and 6 have a communal garden. The current owners will maintain the gardens until the sales they will be taken over by the new owners.

Renovation works

The building has undergone extensive renovation with the entire roof structure down to and including second storey floor joists replaced 35 years ago. The plumbing and heating systems in apartments one to six have been replaced in the last ten years. The services to apartments seven and eight are new. All electrical wiring systems have been replaced; a new inspection certificate will be supplied to each apartment plus for the system in the common parts.


A full L2 fire alarm is installed. Fire doors and intumescent strips are fitted to each apartment. Ceilings and party walls have been upgraded over the years and sound insulation added. The building is heated from a central boiler room with heat flow meters fitted to each apartment " flow and return " pipes. The large capacity boiler (New in January 2021) is far more efficient and economical than a plethora of small units, one meter means one standing charge, one boiler service etc. An extremely reliable heating engineer currently monitors the heating system.


The apartments will be 999 year leasehold on a Government recommended “common hold’ basis. The freehold of the building and communal grounds will be held in a Limited Company for which 8 shares will be issued. Each leaseholder will own 1/8 th of the freehold and the individual flat owners who will be able to set their own running costs and accordingly their annual charges.


The apartments are for owner -occupiers, renting either long or short term is not permissible. This condition will hold until all the individual properties are sold. At that point the apartment owners will also be the owners of the freehold and they can maintain or change this condition as they wish.

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.

Important Notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Buyers must rely on information passed between the solicitors with regard to items included in the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.

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Chamberlain Street
Wells BA5 2PF
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 5702