THE TIME TRAIL OF ROSES WESTFIELD ROAD, WELLS BA5 2HS
An absolutely delightful house with a beautiful garden and a quiet setting with total privacy whilst being within a short walk of the centre of Wells and its amenities.
The house has been extensively improved in recent years and now provides excellent high quality accommodation with considerable character. This includes a large open plan sitting and dining room, a well fitted kitchen & breakfast room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
In addition the property includes a garden studio with a bedsitting room with kitchenette and a bathroom.
There's ample parking and a wonderful walled garden of about a quarter of an acre with extensive rose trees, shrubs and lawns. All with great privacy.
The property also has the benefit of a garage and an easy and swift pathway into Wells.
Westfield Road is a little know no-through road serving a small number of houses and leads off Tucker Street just a short distance from Wells' High Street. The amenities and schools are within easy walking distance.
Time Trail of Roses is at the end of the road with electric double timber gates below a rose covered archway leading into the property.
A gravelled drive enters and provides a parking area next to a large paved terrace in front of the house which is a Victorian building which has been very extensively improved. Works have included re-roofing, re-plumbing and wiring, insulation, new windows, kitchen and bathrooms and the quality of the improvements is evident upon viewing. The house is well decorated and has double glazing and gas central heating.
The large sitting and dining room has double French doors to the garden and the focal point is a painted stone fireplace with an inset Swedish stove with an insulated and lined chimney. The room also features shelved alcove cupboards and leading off is a large cloakroom with oak flooring, hand basin, wc and plenty of space for coats and boots.
The kitchen breakfast room is another impressive room with engineered oak flooring, French doors to the garden and an extensive range of fitted units with polished concrete work surfaces. There are plenty of storage cupboards and appliances including a gas hob with an electric oven, a washing machine and integrated dishwasher.
1st & 2nd floors
On the first floor are three double bedrooms with the first bedroom being a very good size and with a range of fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom has a hand basin with cupboards below and splash back and vanity light above, wc and a tub bath with a shower area and screen.
The staircase rises to the second floor where there is an exceptional large bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, five windows and really great space. Adjacent is a shower room with a hand basin, wc and a tiled shower area.
Within the garden is a Studio which has been used as additional accommodation for about 20 years. It has engineered oak flooring and includes a large bedsitting room with kitchenette and a separate bathroom. A pleasing feature are the French doors to a small secluded courtyard garden.
The property has a great name which stems from the original landscaping of the garden with the planting of 1,000 roses in chronological order. The garden has been varied over the years but still retains about 200 different roses which combine with herbaceous and shrub beds, pergolas with climbing plants and trees including variegated sycamores, cherries, apples, plum, ginkgo and a twisted willow.
Beyond the studio the garden opens to another lawned area with childrens' climbing frames and again shrub and flower borders.
The double gates open to a gravel drive with a tucked away area for the wood store and recycling/rubbish bins. In front of the house is a large terrace ideal for relaxation and al fresco dining.
Just outside the gates are a block of garages and the nearest is rented by the owner of Time Trail of Roses. It is understood this arrangement can continue.
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.
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From our office continue along Priory Road and take the first right at the junction. At the traffic lights turn left into Tucker Street. Pass the entrance to Tesco and 100 yards or so further turn right into Westfield Road and continue to the end of the road. The blue timber entrance gates are on the right.