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Ash Lane, Wells Guide Price £650,000

Sold STC
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  • No onward chain
  • Attractively positioned, surrounded by its gardens
  • Plenty of parking, a single garage and covered car port
  • Potential to extend subject to appropriate pp
  • Footpath access to town centre
  • Footpath access to AONB Mendips
  • Close to schools, supermarkets and sports centre

A charming 3 bedroom house in a highly desirable location with an attractive garden, plenty of parking and views.


A detached house in an enviable location with views, privacy, parking and potential.


This property has an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, boot room, cloakroom, 3 bedrooms and a separate w.c. and family bathroom. Outside are attractive and varied landscaped gardens, a rear courtyard, greenhouse and potting shed as well as gated parking for multiple vehicles, a covered car port, an additional w.c. and a single garage.


Ash Lane is one of the prime residential areas of Wells. It is within walking distance of the schools, the Cathedral, Market Place, High Street, Waitrose and Tesco. The property occupies a corner on Fir Tor Avenue, which gives the house an appealing and distinctive open aspect. In addition to its convenient position to virtually all the facilities in Wells, it is also close to various footpaths, the most notable being the West Mendip Way. These link up to a vast network which access the beautiful surrounding countryside including the AONB of the Mendip Hills.


On the market for the first time in 50 years, No. 52 is approached from Fir Tor Avenue. It sits attractively in its plot, surrounded by gardens, a garage and gated driveway. Landscaped gardens offer a varied and interesting environment and there is plenty of space for vehicles. The house has been extended and it has lots of potential to be extended further if required.


The front door opens to a wide central hallway. To the left is the south facing sitting room, this has fully glazed French doors which flood the room with light and these open to the front garden. A stone fire surround provides a focal point and there is a gas fire. The dining room is to the right of the hallway. It also has a gas fire and plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs. Next door is the kitchen. Here you will find fitted units and space for an under-counter fridge, dishwasher and washing machine. It has an integrated electric cooker and gas hob, a large larder/pantry and a broom cupboard. An exterior door opens to the covered walkway between the house and the garage.


At the end of the hallway there is a boot room for storing coats and boots and beyond this is a downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms. The two double bedrooms have fabulous, southerly views to the Cathedral and beyond, they also have fitted wardrobes and sinks with vanity units. The third bedroom has a view to the west. There is a separate w.c., family bathroom, airing cupboard and access to the loft and side loft for extra storage off the landing.


Approached through an iron gate, a path leads to the front door. The gardens are to the south, east and north of the property. They are a delightful combination of mature trees, floral borders, lawns, terraces, secret pathways and shrubberies. There is a greenhouse, potting shed and rear courtyard. Next to the single garage there is an additional w.c. and a covered car port. This has a high roof to accommodate a caravan / camper van.

Other points

Freehold. Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Council Tax Band E. EPC Band D. No chain.

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 Notes

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. All viewings are by appointment with the Agents. Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.

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Name Location Type Distance
Ash Lane
Wells BA5 2LS
County: Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 6081