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Portway, Wells, Somerset, BA5

££885,000 Guide

8 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

DESCRIPTION An exquisite seven bedroom detached residence with a one bedroom detached annex set on a prime residential road within Wells benefitting from a glorious southerly aspect. Highfield is a beautifully presented former B&B, maintained to a high standard whilst still offering scope to place your own mark and use as a family home.

Upon entering the house is a spacious and welcoming entrance hall which leads to two receptions rooms to the southern elevation. One of which being a formal dining room and the other being a sitting room, both of which benefit from a dual aspect, bay windows along with doors opening to the beautifully tended gardens. Facing to the front of the house is a study, a great room be either work from home or to be used as an additional bedroom or play room if desired. The kitchen comprises a range of fitted units topped with granite work-surfaces, space for a range cooker along with an electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. Within the kitchen is ample space for a table to seat four people along with a larder cupboard and a door opening out to the front of the house and providing access to the annex. From the internal hall is a utility room which provides a great area for white goods, storage and a separate w/c.

To the first floor are four double bedrooms, three of which having the benefit of an ensuite and the fourth having a bathroom adjacent. The two rear bedrooms have double doors which open to a balcony running the width of the house and having beautiful views over the gardens.

Stairs rise to the second floor which comprises two further double bedrooms and a single bedroom, all of which having fitted storage. The bathroom on the second floor comprises a bath with shower above, toilet, wash hand basin and an array of fitted storage.

The annex is situated at the front of the property and is completely detached. A door opens into a small hall and spacious open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with a dual aspect, fitted kitchen and ample space for furniture. Adjoining the sitting area is a double bedroom with a view to the front gardens. Within the annex is a wet room with a shower, toilet and wash hand basin. The annex gives offers the potential for friends, family or to be used as an additional income for either a long term let or holiday let if desired.

OUTSIDE Approaching the property, from Portway, is a driveway with gardens either side leading to a parking area to comfortably accommodate six or seven cars. Access to the garden can be found on either side of the house which makes for ease of maintenance. The rear gardens have been beautifully tended to over the years with a large area of lawn, a wide variety of shrubs, bushes, trees, flowers along with a wooden pergola with climbing plants. Within the garden is lighting and power along with several areas for seating to benefit from the lovely southerly aspect.

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

TENURE Freehold

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



VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524

DIRECTIONS From the Wells Office, turn left and carry on along Priory Road, at the roundabout take the third exit onto Strawberry Way. At the first set of traffic lights go straight across. At the next set of traffic lights turn left into Portway, the property can be found after approx. 150m on your left hand side.





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Wells Lettings
Heritage Courtyard
Sadler Street

01749 676 524

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