FLAT 2, 8 CHAMBERLAIN STREET, WELLS, BA5 2PF
A charming garden apartment in a splendid Grade II listed Georgian property located in the centre of Wells and opening onto a delightful walled garden to the rear. The accommodation is full of character and includes an open plan living room, cloakroom, bedroom and a bathroom. The property also includes exclusive use of a good part of the walled garden and parking for one vehicle.
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 and Waitrose is within a 3 minute walk. 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.
Chamberlain Street is one of the most popular residential areas in Wells being within a short walk of the High Street, the Market Place and the Cathedral.
Number 8 is a terraced house with a classical Georgian appearance. Flat 2 is located on the ground floor at the rear of the house and overlooks the garden. The accommodation includes a hall, cloakroom, open plan sitting/dining and kitchen, bedroom and a bathroom.
This would make a wonderful home for someone wanting a quiet and secure environment in a central location and within a very short walk of the Cathedral, Market Place and High Street.
The property has an entrance through a front door from Chamberlain Street with attractive Georgian portico to the entrance hall. There’s an entry phone system and further door to an inner hallway that has flagstone floors and storage cupboards for individual properties.
The front door for Flat 2 opens into the entrance hall with an entry phone. Directly ahead is the open plan living room. This elegant room has original decorative deep plaster coving with a picture rail, original fire surround and a large Georgian sash window with original wooden shutters that overlooks the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of cream wall and floor standing cupboards with a built-in plate rack and wine rack. The solid wood work surface has an inset sink and halogen hob with a built-in electric oven under and extractor over.
A door from the living room opens into a rear hall with French doors opening onto the garden. Off the hall is a cloakroom with a wc, the hot water immersion heater and plumbing for washing machine.
Returning to the front hall, a door leads into the bedroom that has a lovely arched window and a large walk-in wardrobe. A door from the bedroom opens into the bathroom that has a tiled floor, bath, cabinet with hand basin, wc, electric towel rail and extractor.
The private, part-walled rear garden is accessed directly from the French doors in the flat. Enclosed by a stone wall and wooden picket fencing, this is a lovely quiet and tranquil place with plenty of bird song. Indeed, it is hard to imagine that you are actually in the centre of the city. The westerly facing garden is lawned with flower borders that are beautifully planted with a good selection of shrubs and herbaceous plants, there is also an apple tree and an arch covered in climbing roses. A paved seating area at the rear of the flat offers a perfect place to dine or sit to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Flat 2 has an allocated parking space that can be accessed through the garden on foot. It is accessed by car from Lovers Walk.
Leasehold 999 years from 1985
The freehold is owned under a trust arrangement by the 5 apartments within the building.
2018 - £780.00 per annum payable 6 monthly.
From our office, walk up to the high street and turn left and head up Union Street. Walk to the top and turn right onto Chamberlain Street. Number 8 is on the left hand side heading towards the junction of New Street/Sadler Street.
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