6 NORTH ROAD, CATHEDRAL CITY OF WELLS, BA5 2TJ
An absolutely stunning house in a superb location about 500 metres from Wells Cathedral.
The house stands within its own grounds behind a high stone wall and has an exceptional large garden. It has been extensively and superbly redeveloped and provides very generous and spacious accommodation flooded with sunlight, perfect for modern day living.
This includes a reception hall, large open plan sociable living area (including kitchen, sitting and dining areas), snug, light filled study for home working, playroom (which could be used as an additional study, library or music room), utility room, larder, 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower room.
N.B. One of the bedrooms could be subdivided to create an additional (5th) bedroom if required.
Outside there’s a large walled and gravelled courtyard for a good number of cars and a double garage. On the sunny, southern and private side of the house is a beautiful large garden. The house sits in a large plot of more than a quarter of an acre (0.28 acres), which is rare for a house in such a prime location in Wells.
North Road is undoubtedly one of the best and most popular residential areas of Wells being within walking distance of the Schools, Cathedral, Market Place and most of the amenities as well as being just a few minutes walk to the Mendip Hills AONB. It lies just beyond the Cathedral School well away from main roads. No. 6 is bounded by a high stone wall with entry from North Road through double timber gates.
No 6 was bought a few years ago by the current owners who recognised its exceptional position in Wells and the scope and size of the property. They have totally redeveloped and extended the house.
It is now a superb, contemporary home with great style and appeal. The works, as described by the owners, involved building a new house within the basic framework of another. It’s been re-roofed, has new floors, new doors and windows, new wiring and plumbing and probably everything else you’d care to mention. All is evident upon viewing.
The house has engineered oak and slate tiled flooring, aluminium windows, oak internal doors, gas central heating (zoned and underfloor on ground floor and radiators in bedrooms), well-appointed bathrooms with electric underfloor heating, and stunning kitchen. The house totals around 2,600 sq.ft. with a large open plan kitchen and living area, a private snug (with wood burner), a light filled study for home working, utility room and a larder. Upstairs there are 4 good double bedrooms (2 with Cathedral views), 2 bathrooms, shower room and a storage loft.
The front door opens into a hall which has natural slate flooring and double doors into the heart of the house which is an exceptionally spacious, adaptable and very sociable living area including kitchen, sitting and dining areas. The décor throughout is neutral and contemporary, blending together natural materials with clean lines to provide a warm, light and vibrant living space, complimented by the large bifolding doors, big windows and roof skylights. The kitchen has fitted units, a large island, quartz and hardwood work surfaces and good quality integrated appliances. These include an induction hob with a ceiling mounted extractor, double oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There’s plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs and the bifolding doors lead out to a south facing terrace creating a natural flow between the inside and outside areas of the property.
Likewise, the sitting room area is very spacious and has the second set of bifolding doors to the terrace. A neat playroom is positioned strategically openplan, yet secluded to the side. Double doors open from the sitting room to a comfortable snug, ideal for winter evenings with an inset wood burning stove and decorative log store. Beyond the snug is a study with double French doors to the courtyard, a wonderful room for home working. Returning to the hall a door to the right opens to an inner hall which has a large well fitted larder cupboard and leads to the utility room. This has a sink unit, cupboards, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and an outside door. Another addition located off the inner hall is a handy shower room.
The main bedroom is large and very sunny having a lantern roof light, double French doors to a Juliet balcony with glass panels, 2 double wardrobes and an en suite bathroom with both a bath and shower.
(N.B. This is a large room and could easily be adapted to create a 5th bedroom if required).
There are 3 other double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The house stands behind a high stonewall which screens it from North Road and creates a courtyard providing parking for half a dozen or so cars. Flanking the courtyard is a double garage, which could offer scope for further development (subject to any planning consents being required). The garden has a sunny southerly aspect with a large terrace adjoining the house, accessed from the 2 sets of bifolding doors. This is ideal for summer living, entertaining, al fresco dining and simply relaxation.
Beyond is a lawned garden bordered with mature shrubs and trees including a palm tree, magnolia, buddleia and others. At the end of the garden is a kitchen garden area with raised beds and a concrete hard standing, perfect for a greenhouse
Freehold. Not listed. EPC rated 70 Band (C). Council Tax Band (G). Local Authority - Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Mains services. Gas central heating.
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.
From our office go away from the centre along Priory Road, turn right at the junction. Continue through the traffic lights, bear right, pass the petrol station, at the mini roundabout turn left, pass Waitrose & at the lights turn right. At the next lights turn right and at the first roundabout turn left into The Liberty. Continue past the traffic lights and take the first left turn down the one way street (on the bend). At the next junction turn right and No. 6 is a few houses along on the right.
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