86 ST THOMAS STREET CATHEDRAL CITY OF WELLS BA5 2UZ
A comfortable and appealing period house with an excellent mature garden and a wonderful location within a short walk of the Cathedral.
The house includes a hall, sitting room, kitchen with dining area, rear porch, utility room/cloakroom, 3 bedrooms, shower room and a loft with great headroom.
Outside are a stone outhouse timber shed and a rear garden with a southerly aspect and which is an absolute delight.
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 number of footpaths most of which are well away from roads.
No. 86 appears to be a Victorian property but having regard to the history of St. Thomas Street there is every likelihood it has medieval origins. It certainly has considerable character and appeal and retains period details. These include flagstones, picture rails, dado rails and fireplaces.
The front door opens into hall with flagstones, store cupboard, staircase and an understairs cupboard arranged as a cloaks cupboard with room for coats and boots.
The sitting room is at the front of the house. It has a picture rail, Victorian fireplace with side alcoves and a window seat.
The kitchen and dining room has 2 distinct areas with both having a flagstone floor. The kitchen area is well fitted with pine cupboards, a sink unit, tiled splashbacks, a free standing cooker and a fridge. The dining room has a window seat, 2 alcove cupboards and plenty of space for a table and chairs.
A pine door leads into a rear porch (with cupboard) and the utility room/cloakroom. This has a sink unit, cupboards, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a partly partitioned wc.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and a shower room. Two of the bedrooms have fireplaces and window seats. The third bedroom has a window seat and loft access.
The shower room has a large shower enclosure, hand basin and wc.
The loft, accessed by a retracting ladder from the third bedroom, has plenty of headroom and scope for further accommodation subject to any necessary consents.
The garden is a gem! Just outside the rear porch door is a paved terrace, stone outhouse and beyond is, a lawn, mature shrubs, a timber shed and a high stone wall.
Council Tax Band (C). Freehold. Mains services. Gas central heating. EPC Band (D)
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 right-hand side.