ASH LANE, WELLS, BA5 2LW
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 that 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.
Ash Lane is one of the best residential areas of Wells. It also has the benefit of being within walking distance of the schools (Blue and Cathedral), the Cathedral itself and the Market Place. Number 59 is approached directly from Ash Lane through double wooden gates onto the gravelled driveway and parking area.
This striking house was built in 2006, wining a Mendip District Council ‘Built in Quality Award’ in 2007. The house has been designed with easy family living in mind with plenty of space throughout. The accommodation is sensibly arranged with the main rooms having southerly aspects into the garden.
The front door opens into the hallway with a cloakroom on the left hand side. The sitting room is a good size 39ft in length with a large bay window to the front and a fireplace with an inset wood burner; the rear windows look out over the garden. The kitchen has been fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and floor cabinets with granite work surfacing and an inset 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink. Built-in appliances include a range cooker with electric ovens and a gas hob, microwave and Smeg dishwasher. The dining area has double doors leading into the sitting room and a door leading directly out onto the decked terrace in the garden. From the kitchen, a door leads to an inner hallway that has doors to the study and garage.
The spacious first floor landing has an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and stairs to the second floor. The generous master bedroom suite has fabulous views from the rear looking out across the garden to Wells, St. Cuthbert’s church tower and Glastonbury Tor in the distance; an arched opening leads to the dressing area that plenty of space and has been fitted with wardrobes. A door from here opens to the en suite shower room that has a lovely round feature window, built in shower with sliding glass doors, wash hand basin, wc and heated towel rail. There are two further bedrooms on this floor along with a smart family bathroom that has a contemporary feel with a stylish walk-in shower, wooden cabinet with twin round wash hand basins, towel rail and wc.
The landing area has a walk-in large storage cupboard that has plenty of space. There are two double bedrooms, one with another large walk-in cupboard and an en suite bathroom that has a bath with a shower over, wash hand basin, towel rail and wc.
The south facing rear garden has a stylish decked terrace with inset solar LED uplighters. It is well screened in both sides with mature evergreen planting including Pittosporum and Photinia. This gives a lovely space for seating and alfresco dining whilst admiring the view across to the city and the countryside in the distance. The well-planted side borders flank an area of lawn that takes you to a wrought iron gate that leads to steps down to a fabulous swimming pool area. This is enclosed by stone walling and fencing with mature planting along the boundaries giving almost total privacy to the paved patio areas and to the pool itself. At the very rear of this area is a pool house that is home to the pump and filter and also the oil fired boiler that heats the swimming pool. The rear garden has pedestrian access on both sides of the house to the front driveway.
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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 (lower section). At the cross roads go right and number 59 can be found a short way along on the right hand side.