EAST VICARAGE, ST THOMAS STREET, WELLS, BA5 2UZ
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.
St Thomas Street is within a conservation area and is one of the oldest residential areas in Wells and accordingly comprises mainly period properties all benefitting from being within a short walk of the Cathedral and Market Place.
In the mid 19th century St. Thomas Church and the Vicarage were designed by the well known Victorian architect S.S.Teulon. The Vicarage was built in the Gothic revival style with local grey and red stone with Bath stone dressings in polychromatic design, a Welsh slate roof, stone chimney stacks, offset buttresses and stone mullioned and sash windows in quoined ashlar surrounds.
Internally period details include window shutters, panelled doors, red and black quarry tiled floors and an attractive fireplace.
The original Vicarage was later divided into two, The Old Vicarage and the other known as East Vicarage. Both are Grade ll listed
East Vicarage has light and airy accommodation throughout with high ceilings and many large windows and the original architectural features are complemented by gas central heating.
The front door opens into the reception hall with its original patterned tiled floor, a cloaks alcove and a cloakroom with hand basin and wc. The hall continues with double french doors to the garden and then opens into the sitting room which is a delightful room with a double aspect.
The sitting room also has a window seat, a shelved cupboard and shelved alcoves flanking a very attractive fireplace with a slate mantle and an inset Jetmaster fire bordered by Pre-Raphaelite tiles.
The hall also has doors to the dining room which has a fireplace with a gas fired stove and to a study which is equally suitable as a ground floor bedroom.
At the end of the hall are stairs down to the cellars which have some natural light and have scope for various uses.
The staircase also rises from the hall to the first floor landing where there are two good sized double bedrooms both with fireplaces and one with a hand basin. The bathroom has a basin, wc, bath and shower cubicle and in addition there is a washroom with basin and wc. The staircase continues to the second floor where there are a two connecting rooms with restricted headroom, which in all probability could be increased giving greater potential for these rooms.
A driveway leads from St. Thomas Street to the Vicarages with East Vicarage being the further one. This drive gives access to the original coach house and East Vicarage has one garage within this building with a parking space in front of it. The drive then continues past the coach house and serves two other detached properties only.
The sunny south side of the house has climbing roses, clematis and a trained vine. Approached from the french doors is a paved terrace and beyond is a lawned garden with 2 magnificent lime trees and a yew tree. To the side is a walled orchard area with a pathway to the front of the house and the drive.
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