THE PENTHOUSE, THE OLD GUARD HOUSE, GUARD HOUSE LANE, WELLS, BA5 1GD.
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.
Guard House Lane is a narrow lane linking the High Street with South Street and is less than a 20 yard walk to the Market Place.
The Old Guard House is a skilful renovation of this old building and is now three 2 bedroom apartments and a small office space.
An external intercom is connected to all apartments and gives access to the spacious entrance hallway that has a large cupboard for meters and recycling storage and access to the basement that could be used for additional storage (subject to separate negotiation with the vendors). The hallway and stairways have heating and automatic lighting triggered by movement sensors.
The apartment itself has been thoughtfully planned with great use of the internal space, it has gas central heating with Victorian style radiators throughout and double glazed windows.
The entrance hallway has stripped original wide elm floorboards, a large cupboard and stairs leading to the mezzanine level. A door straight ahead opens into the striking open plan living room again with the stripped original elm floorboards, exposed ‘A’ frame beams and triple aspect. The kitchen area has been fitted with a range of wall and base cabinets with solid wood work surfacing, integrated oven with gas hob and freezer. The sitting and dining area has fabulous views of Wells Cathedral on one side with a view of St. Cuthbert’s Church and countryside beyond on the other. The dual aspect bedroom also has a great view of Wells Cathedral, stripped original elm floorboards and a storage cupboard, a recessed sliding door leads to the smartly fitted bathroom with a tiled floor, shower with glass door, ladder style towel rail, cabinet with wash hand basin, illuminated mirror and wc. The ‘Jack and Jill style’ bathroom has another door opening into the living room.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the mezzanine level. This clever and versatile space would make a great additional bedroom, office or additional sitting room. It is fully carpeted, has exposed beams and has double French windows leading out onto a balcony that has fabulous views to across rooftops to the Cathedral, Bishops Palace and the Mendip hills.
The Penthouse has one parking space at the rear of the building that can be accessed from South Street.
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Walking from our office head up Broad Street and into the High Street and after approximately 200 yards, take the second turning on your right into Guard House Lane. The Old Guard House is approximately 20 yards along on your right hand side.