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4 bedroom cottage for sale

New Street, Wells

Sold STC £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed Property
  • Central location
  • Stunning walled gardens of approx. 1/4 acre
  • Master bedroom with en-suite
  • Three further bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Garage, car port and parking
  • Period features throughout
  • Three room office with scope for conversion (STPP)
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION A charming grade ll listed four bedroom character cottage dating back to 1730 set in beautiful walled gardens of approximately 1/4 of an acre. The property has been within the same ownership since 1971 and is offered with ample parking, double garage, a three room office which would be converted into an annexe (STTP) and all within striking distance of the city centre. Sold with no onward chain.
Access to the house can either be had from New Street or from the parking area which has a pathway leading to the picturesque back door with roses growing above. From the rear entrance hall is the utility room which is integral to the large garage, it features a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and large store cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of solid wooden wall and base units, gas hob, electric double oven, larder, ceramic sink and picture window overlooking the gardens. Following from the kitchen is a formal dining room with ample space to accommodate a table for 10/12 people, the room has a large west facing bay window onto the gardens, exposed stone walling, a serving hatch and parquet flooring. The sitting room, again with a bay window features a working period fireplace with wooden surround. Double doors open into a separate snug which has a door out onto the patio and gardens, wooden sash windows with original shutters, under stair store cupboard and wooden shelving. The ground floor also comprises of a recently fitted shower room with toilet, walk in shower and hand basin with built in storage.
Stairs rise to the first floor with a galleried landing giving access to four double bedrooms all of which having views over the stunning gardens. The master bedroom has an array of built in wardrobes and a recently fitted ensuite shower room. Bedroom two has a dual aspect, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and with ample wardrobe space. Bedroom three features a sink vanity area and access to the loft. Also accessed from the landing is a further double bedroom, linen cupboard and bathroom with toilet, basin, bath and bidet.
The office has two entrances either from New Street or a stable door from the garden. Over the last 40 years it has been used as an architects office but could be easily converted into a studio or holiday let (subject to planning). The office comprises of a large dual aspect main office, a w/c with wash hand basin, two further rooms, one having a feature fireplace and the other having sliding doors onto the garden. 

OUTSIDE Large wooden gates open from New Street into the parking area, a sizable space which can accommodate at least 4 cars and has a large 10ft garage and car port. The garage which has an electric up and over door, long enough to accommodate a family estate car also features a staircase to a mezzanine floor which is used for storage and houses the boiler. A separate car port to the side which also houses a wood store. A wooden gate opens to the rear west facing walled gardens which have been lovingly tended and improved by the current owners over the last 45 years. The garden has an array of seating areas, with two large patios, one with a pergola above with a view looking back at the house and the other would be a perfect space for entertaining with a southerly aspect. The gardens have been arranged to require minimal maintenance with an array of flower beds, bushes and box hedging with a weed proof membrane and bark chippings on top. The garden is surrounded by natural stone walling with climbing plants and a large beech tree.
 

LOCATION Wells is the smallest cathedral city in England. It caters for most everyday needs, offering good shopping facilities as well as restaurants and pubs, a cinema, churches of most denominations, together with open-air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Schools are plentiful with the Cathedral School, the Blue School and a choice of primary schools in Wells, Millfield School in Street and Downside school in Stratton-on-the-Fosse are easily accessible.

There are good road connections to Bristol, Bath, the motorway system and Bristol Airport, with rail links from Castle Cary (about 20 minutes drive away) to London Paddington.

Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells and near Oakhill, sailing or fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes. In addition, there is a Leisure Centre in Wells offering a variety of recreational facilities. 

TENURE Freehold 

HEATING  

SERVICES Mains drainage, water, gas and electricity are all connected ??? 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 01749 648999 

COUNCIL TAX Band 'G' 

EPC RATING EPC not required for listed property 

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 right into Portway. Continue straight on through the next two sets of traffic lights and pelican crossing, passing Milton Lane on the left. At the next set of Traffic lights turn left into New Street. Number 25a is the second property on the left, parking can be found through double gates at the far end of the property. 

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08 July 2016

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  • Castle Cary (9.5 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Castle Cary (9.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Cooper & Tanner, Wells

19 Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DJ

03339 873717 Local call rate

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