38 CHAMBERLAIN STREET, WELLS, SOMERSET, BA5 2PJ
A charming detached Georgian town house in an excellent area close to the centre of Wells and having bags of character, lots of living space and a sunny walled garden.
The house, Grade ll listed, has generous accommodation with a reception hall and 2 excellent reception rooms being the sitting room and dining room. Also on the ground floor are a kitchen/breakfast room and a cloakroom/utility room. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom and on the second floor are 2 further bedrooms and a washroom.
Outside are a courtyard, outhouse and a very private walled garden.
Chamberlain Street is one of the most popular residential areas being so conveniently situated to the High Street, Market Place and Cathedral.
No. 38 is a detached building with a rendered and colour washed front elevation under a Welsh slate covered double roof between coped gables with brick chimney stacks. There are sash windows in moulded architraves and a 6 panel door set in a plain architrave.
On entering the house it's immediately clear the house has the classical Georgian and Victorian architectural details with well proportioned reception rooms, high ceilings with coving and ceiling roses, picture rails, a delicate staircase handrail, sash windows, shutters and fireplaces. These details being complemented by gas central heating.
The front door opens into the hallway which has the staircase, an understairs cupboard and then continues to a side hall and a door to the courtyard.
There are two fine reception rooms. The dining room having a fireplace with a marble surround and wood mantle. The sitting room has a similar fireplace and looks out to the courtyard and garden.
There's a large kitchen/breakfast room with lots of space for the table and chairs with the kitchen area defined by a peninsular. It has a great range of painted floor and wall units, hardwood worksurfaces and a 2 bowl sink. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven and a hob with an extractor above in the ceiling.
Also on the ground floor is a combined cloakroom and utility with a basin, loo, the gas boiler and space and plumbing for a washing machine.
On the first floor are 2 double bedrooms, a small single bedroom and a bathroom.
One of the bedrooms has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and the other a range of fitted wardrobes across the width of the room. The small bedroom has previously been used as a study.
The staircase continues to the second floor where there are 2 further bedrooms and a washroom with a basin and loo.
The side door leads to a flagstone paved courtyard bounded by the house and a high stonewall. Adjacent is an outhouse with scope for further accommodation.
Steps lead up to a walled garden with a lawn, shrubs and fruit trees.
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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