WEALDSTONE, 7A WOODACRE, Off NORTH ROAD, WELLS, BA5 2TE
An exceptional house with great accommodation and an excellent location in a quiet setting in walking distance of schools, the Cathedral and City Centre.
Wealdstone and one neighbouring similar house sit comfortably in a gated grounds approached by a lane from North Road.
The house includes an entrance hall, cloakroom, study area. large open plan sitting and dining room, well fitted kitchen, utility room, galleried landing, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
Manageable garden, parking and a garage with first floor office/gym/store and cloakroom.
North Road is a pleasant and popular residential area within an easy walking distance of the Cathedral, the Market Place, schools, shops and most amenities. A short driveway leads from North Road up to Woodacre where double gates give access to the approach to two houses.
Wealdstone has a distinctly individual and impressive design with natural stone elevations, rendered gable, slate roof and an oak canopy. The inside of the house is extremely versatile with wide (wall recessed) sliding doors giving the ability to open plan the reception, kitchen and dining areas.
The oak front door leads into the limestone flagged reception area off which is a cloakroom. Wide doors open into the sitting and dining room with a range of ceiling and feature lighting, fireplace and engineered rustic oak floor. Double sliding pocket doors open to the kitchen being well fitted with appliances, a range of ovens, microwave and ceramic induction hob. A centre island console gives further work top space and breakfast bar seating.
Off the kitchen is the utility room
The tower wing houses the study area and the timber staircase which winds up to a galleried landing surmounted by a large glazed octagonal roof light (electrically operated).
Upstairs the bedrooms are bright and well proportioned, the bathrooms and en suites are highly specified and individually finished.
The house is beautifully light and spacious with wide glazed doors looking out to the gardens.
From the upper floors are fine views.
The house complies with the high standards of construction with gas central heating, insulation, double glazing and under floor heating (on all three floors).
Externally there is a large garage with an internal staircase to a first floor room (which could be used as an office or gym etc.) and cloakroom with a wc and hand basin.
In the driveway is parking space and there is a manageable lawned garden.
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.
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. Take the first left into North Road and take the 3rd turning right to Woodacre.