DESCRIPTION This attractive, Grade II listed, Victorian terraced property was built in 1868 with Grade II listing given in 1988. The property boasts an array of period features and is in an enviable location, just a short walk from the cathedral and market place.
The front door, with period ironmongery, opens into a welcoming hallway with wooden floors, coat hooks and under stairs storage. Leading off the hall to the left, is a bright sitting room with a window to the front overlooking the garden, wooden floorboards and stone fireplace with open fire. Along the hall is the dining room with picture rail, period fireplace with arched cast iron inset and open fire, large window overlooking the rear courtyard and again with exposed wooden floorboards. The kitchen has a run of units with open fronts and inner drawers, granite work surface, an inset one and a half bowl porcelain sink, integrated Siemens eye level oven and space for a microwave. There is a clever shelved alcove offering storage for cups and glasses and a breakfast bar next to the window and overlooking the rear courtyard. An ogee shaped pine door leads through to the utility room and an additional door leads down to the cellar. The utility room has French doors to the rear courtyard, wooden worktops with inset sink and drawers beneath, space for a fridge/freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher or washing machine, and a 'Remeha' combi boiler. A door leads to a cloakroom with WC and shelving. From the kitchen brick steps lead down to the cellar which is divided into two areas and offers ample storage.
From the hall, stairs lead to the first floor. The first of the double bedrooms has wooden floorboard, a window to the rear overlooking the courtyard and a fireplace, currently blocked off and retained as a feature. The second double bedroom overlooks the front garden and again benefits from wooden floorboards, a shelved alcove and a fireplace, blocked up and used as a bookshelf. The third bedroom, a single, overlooks the front gardens and has wooden floorboards and a feature 'borrowed light' to the landing. An inner landing, leading to the family bathroom has a double linen cupboard,a laundry cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine and attractive feature wall with original Victorian tiles. The family bathroom with window to the rear has a double walk-in shower, bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
From the landing a ladder staircase leads up to an attic room which is currently used as second sitting room. There is potential to install a conventional staircase, subject to necessary consents, and use the room as an additional bedroom. There are exposed brick walls at either end and two conservation roof windows offer fantastic views to Wells Cathedral.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a gravelled parking area with two parking spaces. From the parking area of No. 4 an arch leads through the beech hedge to the privately owned front garden. A gravel path meanders through the garden which is mainly laid to lawn with box hedging, planting and mature trees. To the rear of the property is a walled courtyard garden with flagstone paving and a pedestrian gate leading out to a private and secure rear path. The path leads to St Thomas Street at one end where there is a locked gate and North Road at the other end.
LOCATION The picturesque City of Wells is located in the Mendip district of Somerset. Wells itself offers a range of local amenities and shopping facilities with four supermarkets (including Waitrose), as well as twice weekly markets, cinema, leisure centre, a choice of pubs and restaurants, dentists and doctors, several churches and both primary and secondary state schools.
There are also many highly-regarded independent schools (Prep & Senior) within easy reach, such as All Hallows Prep School, Downside School, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield School. For those travelling by train, Castle Cary station (which has direct services to London Paddington) is situated only twelve miles away. Both the City of Bristol and the Georgian City of Bath, a World Heritage Site, are located just 20 miles away and easily accessible
HEATING Gas central heating
SERVICES Mains drainage, water, gas and electricity are all connected.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'D'
EPC RATING Not required for listed properties
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524