21 NEW STREET, CATHEDRAL CITY OF WELLS, SOMERSET BA5 2LE
A charming semi-detached period cottage within a short walk of the Cathedral and centre of Wells.
The cottage, believed to date from the 1640s, is Grade ll listed and is an exceptionally comfortable and appealing home. Accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room, kitchen, rear hall, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms (1 en suite) and a large attic room suited to many uses.
Outside is a very pleasant mature and sunny garden. The owners have parked in front of the cottage since 1998. (Also, a garage nearby may be available to be rented.)
New Street is on the northern approach to Wells and is a popular residential area which mainly includes period properties reflecting the character of England’s smallest and 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 of amenities plus social and sporting associations and clubs. Practically all are within easy walking distance of New Street, including the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace.
The cottage is semi-detached and a very attractive building with rendered elevations under a triple roll clay tiled roof. At the front of the house are matching 12 pane sash windows with a central doorway with a hood portico.
The accommodation has been recently re-furbished, is very welcoming and creates a warm, light and airy environment whilst retaining the period character. Many original details are retained including an inglenook fireplace, beams, a winder staircase, oak, pine and elm timbers and a small pointed arch attic window in the south gable end with views of the Cathedral. These complement contemporary features which include tiled floors, well fitted and appointed kitchen, gas central heating and recent electrical re-wiring.
The front door opens into the siting room which has the inglenook with a hooded fireplace, alcove cupboards and a door to the winding staircase to the first floor.Adjacent is the dining room with a brick fireplace and an alcove with cupboard and shelving. A wide archway opens into the kitchen with fitted units, hardwood work surfaces, wall tiling and a Belfast sink.Appliances include an integrated hob, double ovens and an extractor. Again, the room is very light having traditional windows and velux roof lights.
Off the sitting room is a rear hall which has a garden door and a utility cupboard for a washing machine and dryer. There’s also a cloakroom with a basin and wc.
The staircase leads to the first floor landing with a linen cupboard and gas central heating boiler. There are 2 double bedrooms. The main bedroom has an en suite shower room tiling, basin, wc and a large shower area. Adjacent is the second shower room again with tiling.
On this floor is a 20 ft. attic room with beams, purlins and collars. It’s a comfortable space which has had various previous uses.
Gardens, garage & parking
On the west side of the house is a delightful, secluded, private and partly walled mature garden. This has a paved terrace, lawn, shrubs, apple and bay trees, flower beds and a garden shed.
The current owner has parked at the front of the property for over 22 years and rents a garage less than 2 minutes walk away, currently paying £210 every 3 months (£840 per annum). It may be possible for this arrangement to continue with a new owner.
Tenure & other points
Freehold. Grade ll listed. Council Tax Band C. Mains services and gas central heating.
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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All viewings are by appointment with the Agents.
Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.
From our office continue left along Priory Road. At the junction turn right, through the lights, past the petrol station, and turn left at the mini roundabout. Pass Waitrose and at the lights turn right.
At the next T junction turn left into New Street and No. 21 is on the left.