CHALICE COTTAGE, CHILKWELL STREET, GLASTONBURY BA6 8DQ
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 more recent town of Street and these centres provide a huge range of facilities and amenities. About 12 miles south east is Castle Cary station with a main rail line to London.
There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including St. Dunstans, Crispin School, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows the Bruton schools and Millfield.
Chilkwell Street is situated opposite the Glastonbury Abbey, within a short walk of the High Street, the Chalice Well and the Tor, local schools and other amenities.
Chalice Cottage is a charming period property which is deceptively roomy - possibly described as a “tardis”. There is bags of living space, storage room and gas central heating.
The front door leads into a hallway with a cloaks cupboard. Opening from the hall is a large sitting and dining room which looks out through high windows to the front garden. The windows flood the room with sunshine.
Just off of the sitting room is the cloakroom which doubles as a utility room having a basin, wc fitted units together with plumbing and space for a washing machine.
The kitchen is an extremely good size room having a dual aspect and plenty of space for a table and chairs. There are fitted cupboard units together with a gas hob, extractor fan, double electric cooker and a red Rayburn cooker. Off the kitchen is a boot room with storage space and a door to the rear courtyard.
Stairs lead from the sitting room to the landing. The main bedroom has a store cupboard, an en suite shower room and also the great asset of double french doors out to the garden.
From the landing a short flight of steps leads to two further bedrooms. The front bedroom has great views over the Abbey grounds and it also has an en suite bathroom.
A mature hedge screens the small front garden and there’s a footpath to the front door. At the rear of the house is a walled garden with lots of privacy. There’s a lawn, flower and shrub beds and a path to gravelled terrace (sheltered by the stone walls), which is south facing and a sun trap. A door opens from this terrace into a garden studio with scope for further use adjacent is a store. A door also opens through the wall to the rear land.
There’s also a driveway into the property with the entrance just beyond the adjacent house. This driveway leads to a garage and the land to the rear of the walled garden. The garage and land here totals over a quarter of an acre.
An application for the development of a new dwelling was made in January 2013.
Ref. No: 2013/0071 It was refused in June 13 quoting “The proposed development by virtue its inappropriate and poor design would harm the setting of the adjacent Grade II Listed Buildings”.
An appeal was made and refused in January 14 referring to the proposed plans and quoting “the sensitivity of the site’s location within this historic setting is such that the design of any new building should take the fullest account of its context. As such, any proposal should achieve the highest standards of design and appearance as well as being sensitively sited and of appropriate mass and scale.”
Full details of the planning matters can be viewed on the website of Mendip District Council.
In the owner’s opinion a more sensitive application may be successful. Any interested party must rely entirely upon their own opinion and their own enquiries.
Approaching from Wells enter Glastonbury and ignore the right turning into the High Street. Continue into Lambrook Street which becomes Chilkwell Street. Chalice Cottage will be found on the left hand side.
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