WESTWARD HO, No. 7 PORTWAY AVENUE, WELLS, BA5 2QF
A charming semi detached house in a small cul de sac within a short walk on level ground of the centre of this delightful City.
The house has comfortable accommodation with a hall, cloakroom, sitting room, a large open plan kitchen opening into a fitted kitchen and breakfast room, 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. All with gas central heating.
Outside there's parking space and a very pleasant garden.
Portway Avenue is a popular residential area comprising a small cul de sac close to the centre and just a stones throw from Waitrose. Vehicle access is easy and there are footpaths and pavements to the high street, Market Place and the Cathedral.
Westward Ho is a handsome period building standing back with a brick wall and hedge sheltering a neat front garden. The house has easily managed accommodation and retains many original details including good architraves and skirtings, fireplaces and ceiling coving.
The front door has stained glass panels and opens into the hall which has the staircase, an understairs cupboard and a coats cupboard. Adjacent is the cloakroom with a basin and lavatory.
To the right of the hall is a quiet and peaceful sitting room with floorboards, a bay wndow, coving and a decorated slate fireplace with a tiled inset and a brass hood.
A door at the end of the hall opens into the dining room which opens "open plan" directly into a large kitchen and breakfast room. The dining room also has a decorated slate fireplace and this has an inset wood burning stove. On each side are attractive alcove cupboards.
The kitchen is a long room extending into the breakfast area. There's a good range of fitted wall and floor cupboards, work surfaces, gas boiler, sink, 2 large shelved store cupboards and appliances including a dishwasher and double oven with a gas hob and extractor above. There's also space and plumbing for a washing machine. At the end of the room is a bright and sunny, triple aspect breakfast area with space for table and chairs and bifolding doors into the garden.
Upstairs the main front bedroom has a bay window, 2 double wardrobes and a cast iron fireplace. There are 3 other bedrooms, 2 of which also have fitted wardrobes. The bathroom has a basin, lavatory and a bath with a shower unit and shower screen.
To the side of the house is a gravelled drive providing a car parking area with a timber panel fence and gate screening the rear garden from the road. Immediately outside the kitchen is a paved terrace and at the back of the house are rose, shrub and flower beds, mature apple trees, a lawn and 2 garden sheds. A particularly attractive feature are the mature stone and brick garden walls.
About the area
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.