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St. Thomas Street, Wells £379,950

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  • A very roomy period house
  • Great deal of accommodation
  • Deceptively spacious
  • Wonderful location within a short walk of the Cathedral
  • 4 bedrooms plus 2 loft conversion rooms
  • Rear courtyard and good sized garden

A period house with a great deal of accommodation, a good sized garden and a wonderful location within a short walk of the Cathedral.


A period house with a great deal of accommodation, a good sized garden and a wonderful location within a short walk of the Cathedral. The house is deceptively spacious and has generous living areas including a porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility area, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms, bathroom and two second floor loft conversion rooms. The house has a good efficiency rating - Band C 69 with full double glazing and gas central heating. At the rear of the house is a small paved courtyard with steps to a sizeable mature garden.


St.Thomas Street is one of the oldest streets in Wells and lies just west of the Cathedral which is within easy walking distance as are many of the amenities of Wells including senior and junior schools. Close by are Tor Woods and the Cathedral fields with beautiful walks that link into a huge number of footpaths most of which are well away from roads.


No. 45 is about halfway along St. Thomas Street on the left hand side with views directly down to the Cathedral which is within a short walk. The house is a handsome stone building under a clay tiled roof and, as is a frequent occurrence in this area, includes a flying freehold over part of the adjacent house. This is a sizeable property with lots of living space which has been enhanced by the conversion of the attic to provide two further rooms and storage areas. The front door opens into a porch with a quarry tiled floor and an inner door into the large sitting room which has a double aspect including a side window again with a view down to the Cathedral. The focal point is a large stone inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove. The room also has further stonework and shelved alcoves.


Leading off is the dining room (at the side of which is the staircase) with glazed double doors and two steps up into the kitchen which is very light and airy with a large window and also a roof light set in the tongue and grooved panelled ceiling. There are fitted units with tiled work surfaces, a twin stainless steel sink unit, two integrated two double ovens and an electric and gas hob with an extractor. There is also an alcove with bookshelves and a parquet floor extends through to the breakfast area with a patio door to the garden. A door from the breakfast area leads to the rear hall/utility area where there is a store cupboard, boiler and a door into the cloakroom with a hand basin, wc and cupboards.

First Floor

The staircase leads to the first floor and the landing, 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. There are store cupboards and wardrobes in various bedrooms and the bathroom has pine panelling, mirrored wall and cork tiling, twin hand basins, wc, bidet, shower and large corner bath. On the landing is a staircase ladder leading to the two second floor loft conversions and additional storage.


Outside the back door is a paved walled courtyard shaded and sheltered by an apple tree. Stone steps lead up to a partly walled garden with lawns, lavender beds, shrubs, climbing roses and honeysuckle. There is also a greenhouse further fruit trees and a timber garden shed.

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.


Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise.


Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property.


From our office continue along Priory Road and at the junction turn right. Continue to the traffic lights, straight through, continue (pass petrol station) to a mini roundabout, turn left, continue past Waitrose, turn right at the lights. Continue to next lights, turn right, at the mini roundabout turn, left into The Liberty. Turn left by the Fountain Inn, enter and continue along St Thomas Street and the house is on the left hand side.

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St. Thomas Street
Wells BA5 2UY
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 5303