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Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5

££985,000 Guide

4 Bedroom Town House For Sale

Set in a prime position in the heart of the city of Wells is this exemplary period family home, set over five floors with gated parking area and gardens. The property is beautifully presented throughout with an abundance of period features, orangery style kitchen extension and versatile accommodation.
Upon entering the property is the generous hallway with coir inset mat and white limestone tiled floor, mirrored alcove, original staircase rising to the first floor, and well-appointed cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. To the front is the spacious dining room with bay window, cornicing and picture rail along with an impressive wooden mantle with inset mirror and cast iron fireplace. This well-proportioned room can comfortably accommodate a dining table to seat eight to ten guests. The snug, situated on the ground floor, again has cornicing and picture rail with a wooden mantle and wood burning stove, ideal for cosy winter evenings, as the main focal point. French doors lead out to the inner courtyard. From the hall a further door leads out to the inner courtyard. Leading to the kitchen is the utility room, cleverly designed with pantry, ample storage and currently housing a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a Belfast sink; all neatly concealed behind full height bespoke panelled doors. Polished limestone flooring continues through to the kitchen, a stunning room which was added by the current owners in 2013. This orangery style addition was designed and built by David Salisbury and features a large central roof lantern, inset lighting, underfloor heating, French doors to the garden and a glazed door to the inner courtyard. A gloss black, electric AGA with 2 hotplates, 2 ovens and an electric cooker is a stunning focal point with a beautiful, hand crafted, backsplash made by local artist Phillipa Threlfall. The kitchen cupboards, made by 'Neptune', are all soft close and along with the kitchen island are topped with granite worksurfaces. Within the kitchen are integrated appliances including, fridge freezer and dishwasher along with a handy bin drawer, an inset 1 1/2 bowl sink and a full height larder style cupboard with pull out shelving and drawers. There is ample space for a breakfast table and further comfortable seating.
From the hall a door leads down to the cellar with stone steps and flagstone floor. The cellar is divided into three rooms, all with electricity and lighting. These useful rooms provide plenty of additional storage with space for further white goods, if required. One of the rooms is racked for use as a wine cellar.
The staircase, fitted with carpet runner and stair rods, leads to the first floor landing - again with fine period features including deep skirting boards, wide architrave and a window to the side with built-in panelled cupboard beneath. Running the full width of the house is the drawing room. This elegant room features a bay window and a further window, both with a front aspect, high ceilings, cornicing, picture rails, a central ceiling rose and a painted wood mantel with cast iron open fireplace. Beautifully proportioned, there is ample space for comfortable seating. The study/library is a striking room with bespoke bookshelves and gothic style mantlepiece with tiled cast iron fireplace. A window, to the rear, offers a view of the garden. Also on the first floor, through a moulded arch, is a cloakroom with half panelled wall, WC and wash basin with storage beneath and a dual aspect single bedroom with ensuite shower and wash basin.
The staircase continues to the second floor, passing an arched window on the half landing, and leading to the master bedroom and a further double bedroom. The master bedroom, with two windows to the front has a built-in understairs cupboard, ideal for 'day to day' storage. Discreetly hidden within the wall are two doors, one leading to a well-appointed ensuite shower room with large walk-in shower, twin basins, WC and towel radiator. The other door leads to a dressing room with shelves and hanging rails. A second double bedroom has a rear aspect and a beautiful ensuite bathroom; mostly tiled with a mirrored wall, roll top bath with shower above, towel radiator and period style WC and wash basin.
From the second floor landing, an enclosed staircase leads to the third floor and a spacious ensuite double bedroom with eaves storage andexposed beams. A traditional dormer window gives views over rooftops to the countryside beyond. The ensuite comprises; a large walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.

To the front of the property is a small, paved courtyard enclosed with iron railings and a gate leading to the front door.
An inner courtyard, accessed from the ground floor sitting room, the hall and the kitchen, is laid to gravel with pots and mature planting and makes for a lovely additional seating area.
Leading from the French doors in the kitchen, at the rear of the property is the well-tended south facing garden. This attractive garden has a patio running the width of the house, ideal for outside dining and entertaining. A central raised bed provides a focal point with mature planting including, a clipped pyramid bay tree, olive tree and lavender, giving a lovely Mediterranean feel. In one corner is an 'Indian prayer hut' - a circular stone building with conicaltiered woodenroof with a stone bench inside. Further raised beds are planted with flowers and climbing plants, adding to the lush verdant feel of this private enclosed garden. An arch, again planted with climbing plants leads through to reveal a gravel parking area offering parking for two cars. This can be accessed by car via double gates from Union Street car park. The rights of access are secured by a permanent deed of easement granted by Mendip District Council in 2008.

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,includingAll 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.
Gas central heating with underfloor heating in the kitchen
Mains drainage, water, gas and electricity are all connected.
Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
Band 'E'
Rating 'D'
Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
BY CAR - From the Wells Office in Broad Street, turn right into Queen Street and follow the road round to the left and then right into Priest Row. At the end of the road turn left (no right turn) and go completely around the roundabout and back into Chamberlain Street. At the next roundabout take the second exit into Union Street car park. Follow the car park around to the left for approx 30m and the double gates to the parking area on on the left. If the gates are open please feel free to park here. If they are closed, please park in the car park. For viewing purposes please meet our representative at the front of the property (walk back out of the car park the way you drove in, turn right onto Chamberlain Streetand the property can be found on the right hand side)
ON FOOT - From the Wells Office in Broad Street, turn right and continue to the High Street. Cross on the zebra crossing and continue straight ahead into Union Street. At the end of the road turnleft onto Chamberlain Street and the property can be found a little further along on the left.

Tenure: Please confirm with Cooper and Tanner whether this property is freehold or leasehold




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