27 MILTON LANE, WELLS, BA5 2QS
A delightful and appealing house in a really excellent location in easy reach of the Cathedral and the Market Place.
Generous, very light and airy accommodation providing a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - plus an integral double garage.
Plenty of parking, mature landscaped and manageable garden.
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, 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
Milton Lane is one of the best residential areas of Wells with very little through traffic. It also has the benefit of being within walking distance of the schools (inc. Blue and Cathedral), the Cathedral itself and the Market Place.
No 27 is approached directly from Milton Lane and the driveway opens to a large gravelled parking area flanked by the house and the double garage and bordered by flowerbeds.
The house has a striking appearance being built in 1931 in an Arts & Craft style with a distinctive and modern architectural design with steep pitched roof lines and beautiful Bridgwater green roofing tiles. This style was continued when the house was extended in recent years.
Around 2003 a south wing was added which included a full height reception hall; a large triple aspect sitting room and a master bedroom suite.
In 2008 the northern part of the house was extended to provide additional accommodation and to offer the opportunity for an annexe to be created if needed.
Internally the house works extremely well and original details are complemented by modern appointments including gas central heating.
The front door opens into a two storey galleried hall which has a double aspect with French door to the south west facing garden and Velux roof lights. The sitting room has a triple aspect with a limestone fireplace, a multi fuel stove and two sets of double French doors opening to the garden. The inner hall and dining room have an original parquet floor, a cloaks cupboard and a cloakroom with a hand basin and wc.
The family room also has a triple aspect with double French doors to the garden. The study is a quiet comfortable room overlooking the side garden.
The dining room has fitted bookshelves and a brick hearth.
The extended dual aspect kitchen has a tiled floor, an extensive range of wall and floor units, work surfaces, tiled splash backs, 2 separates sink units and a free standing electric cooker with an extractor above. Off the kitchen is a utility room with a tiled floor, sink unit, work surface, space and plumbing for washing machines, a large walk in store, doors to the gardens and into the integral garage. A hallway from the utility room gives access to the 4th reception room which is the study.
The integral garage has two electric up and over doors, a large safe, the Valiant gas fired central heating boiler and plenty of storage space.
NB The utility room and its store room together with the study and perhaps the dining room provide ample space for the creation of an annexe if required - subject to all necessary consents. In addition part of the garage could also be used if more space was needed.
On the first floor the landing has a walkway to the master suite. Here the bedroom has fitted wardrobes, walk in closets and a partly tiled en suite shower room with a hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
There are a further 4 bedrooms - two having storage closets. The tiled family bathroom has a hand basin, wc and bath with a tiled surround and an electric shower unit.
At the far, south western side of the house is a very pleasant lawned garden with a terrace, flower and shrub beds and vegetable garden area. There is also a useful studio building ideal for many uses.
Energy Efficiency rating band D 62
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