An historic home of great character set in a world renowned location adjacent to Wells Cathedral.
Believed to date to circa 1650, this most individual home is Grade II listed as being of historic and architectural interest. Located directly on the world famous Cathedral Green in the heart of the city with a backdrop of the magnificent western elevation of the cathedral, this home offers wonderful scope for those seeking to invest further to upgrade and put their own stamp on a lovely characterful home. The house has been in the same family ownership for 50 years and as such represents an exceptionally rare opportunity to own such an important and individual home in the heart of this historic city. Being set in an off road location, the home enjoys the benefit of no passing traffic just the hustle and bustle of tourists and residents enjoying the expanse of lawns to the front and the lovely atmosphere for which Wells is famed.
Approached from the Green via a small flight of steps which lead down to a flagstone courtyard with mature raised beds and hedging providing screening and privacy to this sheltered seating area. As with all of the property on the Green, it should be noted that the gardens to the front and not within the curtilage of the properties but have been used for many years as private spaces by way of historic, long standing arrangements with the Diocese of Bath and Wells. The front door leads to the garden hallway with doors to either side opening to a workshop space with a large internal store to the rear. To the opposite side of the hallway is a kitchenette with a large reception/bedroom to the front of the property with slate Victorian fireplace providing a great focal point to this beautifully proportioned room. It is worth noting that this floor could easily be used as a self-contained apartment offering potential to generate useful letting income or alternatively, an independent space for a teenager or dependent relative. There is a dedicated shower room with WC and a separate cloakroom with steps leading down to the large cellars. From an inner hallway, a staircase leads up to the smaller of the two reception rooms with sliding doors opening on to an inner courtyard/roof terrace. As with the front courtyard, this inner terrace does not fall within the ownership of the house but the owners have the right to use it at will. Set to the front of the house is an enormous split level open plan lounge and dining area stretching the full width of the property with a pair of windows enjoying fine views across the Cathedral Green. The study that sits between the two reception rooms is a useful room for those that now find themselves working from home and require a dedicated space to do so. The kitchen that overlooks the rear courtyard is likely to be upgraded by any prospective buyer but it is in full working order with solid oak cabinets, tiled work surface, built in cooker and a four burner gas hob. There are two sink units with a wall mounted Vaillant gas central heating boiler. From an inner landing, a spiral staircase leads down to the garden level and continues up to the first floor bedrooms All three are en suite but one of the bathrooms could be used as a Jack and Jill arrangement with separate access on to the landing. There is a further elevated roof terrace which enjoys a good deal of sunshine. The main bedroom is of a particularly good size with a high vaulted ceiling, triple windows and a large en suite with corner bath and separate walk in shower. This bedroom was once two rooms and as such could be divided again if so desired.
Certainly a unique home of tremendous flexibility and equally suitable as a main family residence or a wonderful bolt hole for those seeking a second home in this wonderful, vibrant city.
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In the heart of this historic city, this house is all about the location.David Wild