BURWOOD HOUSE 15 UNION STREET, WELLS, BA5 2PU
A delightful and charming listed townhouse with great character and a superb location in the heart of Wells.
Burwood House is the redevelopment of a 16th century property and provides great living space presented and fitted to high standards.
The house includes a hall, sitting room, study, combined kitchen & dining room, cloakroom, utility store, 3 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms.
Outside the property has a parking space for one car, a small courtyard plus shared use of a larger communal courtyard.
Burwood house occupies the ground and first floor of the building. There is a self contained apartment on the second floor that is also available for purchase if required with a price guide of £225,000.
Burwood House has frontage onto Union Street, which is one of the oldest streets in the City, probably pre-dating the medieval period. It's now mainly pedestrianised running from the High Street to Chamberlain Street and accessing one of the City's car parks. Most of the properties are period buildings and Burwood House dates from the 16th century with later additions. In the last few years Burwood house with its stables and coach house has been totally redeveloped into 4 very individual properties with a central shared courtyard.
The property fronts Union Street and is a very handsome, Grade ll listed, building with stone mullions and clay pan tiled roofs. Internally many period details remain including flagstones, oak, elm and pine timberwork, ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace. These are complemented by a high quality kitchen, well appointed bathrooms (with travertine limestone tiling), gas central heating, window shutters, antique style radiators and vintage oak engineered flooring in many rooms.
The front door opens into a cross passage hall with flagstones and wall lights. To the right and left are the sitting room and the kitchen & dining room.
The sitting room is a good size and shape with a bay window and a fine inglenook in Dulcote stone with a fireback inscribed PPM 1680.
The kitchen & dining is another pleasing room with a bay window, fire surround, alcoves and a well appointed kitchen area. This includes plenty of drawers and cupboards, twin sinks, an island unit, granite worksurfaces and integrated appliance which are mainly Bosch and include a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, steam oven, microwave, a 5 ring hob and a pop-up Gorenje extractor.
The rear hall has a cloaks cupboard and large closets containing the hot water cylinder and the washing machine and dryer. There's also a rear door to the courtyard.
Approached from the hall are a study and cloakroom. The study has French doors to a small private courtyard with room for a table and chairs. The cloakroom has a loo and basin.
A fine staircase at the entrance to the sitting room leads to a first floor and here are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The first bedroom has built in wardrobes, a timber paneled wall and an en suite with basin, wc and shower. The second bedroom has a range of large wardrobes and an en suite with twin basins, wc and a bath. The third bedroom is used as a study at present and on the opposite side of the landing is a third bathroom with basin, wc, shower and a door giving access to a rear fire escape staircase.
The parking for the 4 properties is on the side of the property close to a doorway that leads to the central communal courtyard. There is an entrance to Burwood House from this courtyard.
Burwood house occupies the ground and first floor of the building. There is a self contained apartment on the second floor that is also available for purchase if required.
This apartment is reached by the rear metal staircase and includes a hall, a well equipped and fitted 27ft.plus kitchen/dining/living room, a shower room, double bedroom and a dressing room.
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, All Hallows, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside and Millfield School.?Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary - a 25 minutes drive. Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
The property is leasehold held under a 999 year from 2016 with the freehold owned by the owners of the four properties created by the redevelopment. The annual charge currently being around £1,000 p.a.
By appointment with the agents?Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, Somerset, BA51SR
Tel: 01749 670079 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org