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7 bedroom detached house for sale
Wells Road, GLASTONBURY
Extensive accommodation arranged over four floors. Laundry, boot room, cellar stores, reception hall with grand oak staircase, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, three principal bedroom suites, four further bedrooms and two further bathrooms, box room. Garage, workshop, stores
Chindit House is within a short walk of the High Street of this vibrant market town which offers a wide range of shopping facilities as well as restaurants, cafes and public houses. The historic town of Glastonbury is famous for its Tor and the Abbey Ruins in the heart of the town which are set in 36 acres of parkland, orchards and gardens. Millfield Preparatory School is at Edgarley on the outskirts of Glastonbury, whilst the Senior School can be found in Street, some 2 miles distant. Street also offers an excellent range of shops including the retail outlets in Clarks Village. Junction 23 of the M5 motorway is approximately 14 miles whilst the A303 can be accessed at Podimore, approximately 10 miles. The nearest Mainline Railway Station is at Castle Cary, some 13.5 miles distant with trains to London Paddington and the south west. The cities of Bath and Bristol are both approximately 1 hour's drive.
From the town centre, proceed up the High Street passing St John's Church on the left. On reaching the 'T' junction, turn left into Wells Road and Chindit House will shortly be found on the left-hand side.
Chindit House with its Gothic style frontage was built in 1903 and is Grade II listed. The property is the masterpiece of an ecclesiastical builder who created it to serve as both his own grand residence and as a demonstration of all the skills and resources at his disposal. It is constructed of a decorated stone front elevation carved in the Early English style with plain dressed stone on the south side and high quality random rough stone on the north and west elevations. The house sits under a clay tiled roof with stone and brick chimneys with an attached small rendered extension. The ornate front door surround is complemented by stone mullioned windows with leaded glass and decorated sash windows. The house is an imposing property and one of the largest private houses in Glastonbury. The Arts and Crafts interior has spacious well proportioned light rooms with good ceiling heights throughout. This is the first time the property has been on the market as a family home in over fifty years.
Arts and Crafts period features include attractive open fireplaces, cornicing, panelling and dado rails.
Wood panelled reception hall with attractive patterned tiled floor and grand oak staircase
Original fireplaces in the principal drawing room and sitting room and main bedrooms
Dining room with quarry tiled floor, original cast iron Eagle range with stone surround and mantel
Kitchen/breakfast room with free standing units including a large stainless steel sink with mixer tap, Falcon gas-fired/electric range with six ring hob, downlighters on four suspended tracks, Bosch dishwasher
High quality bathroom fittings have been used throughout including Bette steel enamel baths, Italian sanitaryware and Matki power showers
The principal bedrooms are well proportioned with the main bedrooms on the first floor and secondary bedrooms continuing into the second floor
Chindit House currently accommodates a niche market quality (three bedroom) B & B as listed in Special Places to Stay - Sawday's British Bed & Breakfast Guide. The town attracts international visitors all year round.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The property is accessed off Wells Road with a car access leading to a tarmac drive and onto a further area of gravel with parking
Pedestrian access via a wicket gate leading from the pavement onto a paved path to the front door
Double gates near the main entrance continue into a secure enclosed courtyard with access to the garage and back door
The front garden is screened by trees and high hedge of mixed and native shrubs, including holly, hazel, bay, laurel and hawthorn
A major asset is the unusually large town garden (approximately three quarters of an acre) which lies to the rear (W) and on one side (S) with a gate from the front garden or alternatively accessed directly from the house
This garden comprises a large expanse of lawn on two principal tiered levels including a croquet lawn
The lawn is interspersed by a wide variety of mixed mature trees including fine mature Beech, Ash, Acacia, Mulberry, Yew, Bay and Apple
The rear garden is enclosed by brick wall and timber close board fencing together with hedge and shrubs giving a good degree of privacy
There are fine views across Glastonbury towards the parish church and from the upper floors across the Somerset Levels to the Polden, Quantock and Mendip Hills
THE PROPERTY MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991
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