ST. THOMAS HOUSE, NEW SQUARE, SOUTH HORRINGTON, WELLS, BA5 3LA
A quite stunning house quietly situated well away from busy roads in this popular area on the outskirts of Wells.
The property is the impressive conversion of part of a Grade II Listed chapel, which combines period character with contemporary interior design.
There's great living space and roomy accommodation with a hall, cloakroom, study, large open plan sitting-dining-living area, a well fitted and equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and an en suite shower room.
Mention must be made of the beautiful original Gothic windows and the high ceilings which combine to create a wonderfully atmospheric property rarely found.
Outside are terraces and lawns shared with the other parts of this historic building. In addition there are 2 allocated parking spaces.
This is a popular residential area on the eastern (Bath Road) side of Wells. The heart of the area includes a number of large Victorian buildings in extensive mature grounds and which have been redeveloped into individual period properties of great character. The house is convenient for the Wells Golf Club and a short walk brings one to the charming village green with its cricket club. All around are rolling hills and woodlands perfect for easy walks.
History and Architecture
The original buildings were designed by the eminent Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott. He was a key member of the British Gothic Revival and designed many well known public structures such as the Home Office, Albert Memorial, St Pancras Station and Glasgow University. Scott’s Church of St Nicholas in Hamburg was at one stage the tallest building in the world. Scott also directed much Gothic restoration work, including renovations to Ely Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. St Thomas House is part of the original Chapel of the 19th century Mendip Hospital, and continues as a significant building in its own right.
The house has very pleasing accommodation with period details which include the high ceilings, stone columns and the Gothic mullioned windows being complemented by gas central heating and laminated floors.
There are parking spaces adjacent to the property.
The front door opens into a large hall with a staircase to a galleried landing and a large storage cupboard. At the end of the hall is the study with built-in solid oak bookshelves and a cloakroom with a basin and wc.
Double doors open from the hall into the fabulous open-plan living area which measures over 25ft by 22ft overall (see plan) with its high windows and ceiling. This room opens into the kitchen which is well fitted and equipped with good quality units and appliances including an integral cooker (with hob and oven), extractor, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
On the first floor the galleried landing leads to the bedrooms and bathroom.
The first bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room with basin, wc and shower. The second bedroom also has fitted wardrobes and the bathroom has its own separate entrance from the landing. This room has a basin, wc and a bath.
Outside are well maintained communal gardens and parking spaces.
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Tenure and Charges
Share of freehold, one of 12 shares, nominal value £1.
Costs: Service charge / property maintenance contribution. £100/month - this includes the buildings insurance.
About the area
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 Bishop’s 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
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DRIVING - From our office go along Priory Road, turn right at the junction. Continue through the traffic lights, bear right, pass the petrol station, at the mini roundabout turn left, pass Waitrose & at the lights turn right. At the next lights turn right and at the first roundabout turn left into The Liberty and continue past the Cathedral School. Pass the Fountain Inn and take the immediate left into St Thomas Street. Continue and at the end of the level part of Bath Road there is a right turn to East Horrington and the Golf Club. Ignore this turn and continue straight on up the hill - still on Bath Road.
With bollards in the centre of the road turn right into Upper Breach and then take the second right into New Square. The entrance to St Thomas House is on the left hand side of the building.