CHERRY COTT, 32 MILTON LANE, WELLS BA5 2QS
An excellent, extremely well presented 5 bedroom house in a quiet residential area within walking distance of the Cathedral and Market Place.
Cherry Cott has been extended and extensively improved and now provides generous accommodation of a high standard. This includes a hall, sitting room, snug, a fabulous kitchen & dining room, utility room, store room and integral garage. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms, a bathroom and an en suite shower room.
Outside there’s parking for several cars and neat, well landscaped gardens with privacy.
Milton Lane is a mature, very well-regarded residential area within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, the Market Place and several of the schools. The road gets very little traffic and is very popular.
Cherry Cott is a handsome house which has been extended and improved by the present owners and is now a very appealing home with plenty of comfortable, well appointed living areas and bedrooms.
In particular the kitchen & dining room is a stunning, large room with 2 Raynaers sliding patio doors with a flush threshold opening to a garden terrace creating flow from inside to outside. In addition there are 2 reception rooms giving flexibilty for different family uses and privacy.
On the first floor one bedroom is used as a study and three have Sharps fitted wardrobes.
The house has double glazing with hardwood windows custom made in 1997 and has central heating with Vaillant gas boiler (2016), a Vaillant cylinder (2019) and a Hive mobile thermostat system (2018). It also has an alarm system.
Floors are mainly fitted with Karndean or are carpeted and all is in good decorative order.
The front door opens into a hall with an engineered oak floor and an oak staircase, to the left of which is a cloakroom with tiling, hand basin and wc.
To the right of the hall is a bright sitting room with a wood burning stove and a large bay window overlooking the front garden. The next reception room is the snug with a hifi cabling system and a door into a store with fitted units and shelving.
The kitchen & dining room
The heart of the house is, of course, the kitchen and dining room with the patio doors and the extended ceiling height above the large island with drawer and cupboard storage and 2 double sockets. The kitchen area has a Racing Green gas fired Aga and bespoke fittings including a Villeroy and Boch Farmhouse double Belfast sink, Mackintosh two-tone (Light Blue and Steel Blue) Timeless units with Shaker style doors, cupboards and deep self closing drawers. There’s also a superbly fitted larder unit plus polished 30 mm Stella Snow quartz worksurfaces.
Appliances & more
Integrated Miele appliances include 2 ovens, (with grill and steamer), induction hob with linked extractor hood, dishwasher and a full height fridge.
A particularly attractive detail is the large antique style mirror above the Aga and hob being Vintage on Green manufactured by Rough Old Glass.
This is a large kitchen area and there remains plenty of dining area and space for the table and chairs. (It would also be possible to open the room directly into the sitting room if a greater “open plan” area was wanted.)
Off the kitchen is a rear hall with outside access and a door into the utility room. This has Fired Earth terracota tiles, sink unit, cupboards, gas cooker, work surface, plus space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
A door leads into the integral garage with shelving and an alarmed door.
The staircase rises to the landing which has a large airing/linen cupboard which houses the cylinder and the boiler.
The main bedroom is a very good size and has fitted wardrobes with three “Bull Nosed” carpeted steps leading up to the en suite shower room. This has a Matki shower area, basin and wc.
There are 4 other bedrooms with 2 having fitted wardrobes and one being used as a study.
The family bathroom has floor and wall tiling, a basin, wc and a bath with a shower screen and shower above.
The house stands well back from the road with a tarmac drive leading up to the property and which provides a parking area for several cars. This front garden is well landscaped with mature trees and shrubs, both deciduous and evergreen, including Magnolia, Cherry, Hibiscus, Hydrangeas and Camellia. These are all most attractive and give the house further privacy.
The main garden is on the other side of the house and is also well landscaped with Jacksons Fencing timber fences and high hedges which again provide privacy. Immediately outside the patio doors is a large patio terrace of Dijon tumbled limestone slabs bounded by a low stone wall with Bath Stone coping. This separates the terrace from the pristine lawn which itself is bounded by young trees, shrub and flower borders which include a Holly, Acacia, Mock Orange, Olive, Myrtle and many others.
There is a double power socket in the garden wall together with additional lighting along the wall and patio floor.
In the corner is a cedar Malvern timber garden shed (with electricty supply and lighting) fronted by a brick paved terrace.
Freehold. Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas central heating.
EPC 69 Band (C). Council Tax Band E
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, All Hallows, Downside and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary (25 minutes drive) and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away
From our office continue to the junction and turn right.
Continue through the lights, pass the petrol station, turn left at the mini roundabout, pass Waitrose and turn right at the lights. Continue and take the first left into Milton Lane and the property will be found a few hundred yards along on the right hand side.
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