CHINDIT HOUSE, 23 WELLS ROAD, GLASTONBURY, SOMERSET, BA6 9DN
Street 2 miles, Wells 6 miles, Taunton 18 miles (Paddington 2 hours), M5 (J23) 13 mile, A303 10 miles. All approx.
A handsome Grade II listed "Arts and Crafts" house in grounds of an acre and an excellent central location near the Abbey and town centre and in easy reach of the Tor and the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The house has great character and generous accommodation including a reception hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen & breakfast room, laundry, utility, stores etc., 3 principal bedroom suites, 4 other bedrooms, 2 other bathrooms (in all 7 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms) and a box room.
Outbuildings include garaging, workshop, garden stores and mature grounds totalling towards an acre.
About the Area
Glastonbury has been a religious centre throughout history and back into the times of legends. The Celtic monastery evolved into one of England's wealthiest and most influential abbeys and the town grew up alongside it. Today it’s a small but thriving town and a major tourist venue, welcoming thousands of visitors each year. Medieval Glastonbury - designated a conservation area - clusters around the evocative ruins of the Abbey.
Just 5 miles from Glastonbury is Wells which is the smallest city in England (population 10,000). Its centre is the market place (local markets twice a week) surrounded by many medieval buildings including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace.
Immediately to the south (2 miles) of Glastonbury is the town of Street with a large shopping centre and these centres provide a huge range of facilities and amenities.
There are excellent local and independent schools including Millfield, Wells Cathedral, Strode College, Downside, All Hallows and the Bruton schools.
Chindit House is an imposing Grade II listed property and one of the largest private properties in Glastonbury. It has gothic ?style frontage and was built in 1903. It is constructed of a decorated stone front elevation carved in the early English style with plain dressed stone on the south side and with high quality random rough stone on the north and west elevations under a clay tiled roof with stone and brick chimneys with a small attached rendered extension.
The property is the masterpiece of an ecclesiastical builder who created it to serve as both his own grand residence and as a demonstration of all the skills and resources at his disposal. The ornate front door surround is complimented by stone mullioned windows with leaded glass and decorated sash windows.
Internally many original details remain including open fireplaces, cornicing, panelling and dado rails.
These are complemented by modern benefits including central heating and high quality bathroom fittings Bette steel and enamel baths, Italian sanitaryware and Matki power showers.
The front door opens into the panelled reception hall which has a patterned tiled floor, a grand oak staircase and a cloakroom. The drawing room and sitting room are well proportioned rooms overlooking the gardens whilst the dining room has quarry tiled floor and original cast iron Eagle range with stone surround and mantel. Beyond the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room with free standing units including a large stainless steel sink. Close by is the utility room.
Also on the ground floor is a bedroom suite and on the lower ground floor are the boot room, laundry, and stores.
On the first floor the principal bedrooms are well proportioned and the secondary bedrooms continue onto the second floor.
Chindit House currently accommodates a niche in the high quality B&B market (www. chindit-house.co.uk) as listed in Special Places to Stay - Sawday’s British Bed & Breakfast Guide.
Outside there are well landscaped grounds of towards an acre and which are exceptional for a townhouse together with both vehicular and pedestrian entrances plus garaging.
The gardens are mainly lawned with mature trees and shrubs with high hedges which add to its privacy.
The property is available as a whole or with just the main part of the garden. The lower part of the garden is believed to have potential as a building plot.
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