New Street, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2LD | Property for sale | Savills
2,736 sq ft(254.18 sq m)
Guide price £930,000(€1,060,396)

New StreetWells, Somerset, BA5 2LD

    Key features

    • Grade II Listed town house
    • Level walk of all city centre shops and restaurants
    • Comprehensively renovated throughout
    • Wonderful character
    • Beautifully proportioned reception rooms
    • 5 double bedrooms and three bathrooms
    • Pretty suntrap courtyard garden
    • Potential to rent a garage

    An elegant and stylish Grade II listed detached town house in the heart of the city

    About this property

    • This exceptional home exudes charm and character, dating in parts to circa 14th century, it has been meticulously renovated by the current owners to create a very special and distinctive home, professionally interior styled throughout with contrasting contemporary influences. The property has an intriguing history, retaining the name that references its former guise, a pub where the patron's horses were fed with “horse bread loaves” to revitalise them for their onward journey.

      Notable features include elegant panelled and shuttered windows and polished timber flooring with an expanse of beautifully aged and worn flagstones that tell a tale of this historic property. The home is certainly of a sufficient scale to enjoy elegant entertaining, whether in the bright, spacious high ceiling reception rooms or the delightfully sheltered and sunny, central courtyard garden, a private and restful oasis in the heart of this vibrant city. The second sitting room features the original oak beamed ceiling, an impressively proportioned fireplace with wood burning stove perfect for cosy relaxed evenings at home. Off which, is a sleek, contemporary kitchen where glazed doors invite you out to the terrace. Opposite is the garden room study, a peaceful retreat for quiet contemplation, also enjoying the view into the outside space.

      An exposed timber tread staircase rises through all floors, on the lower first floor there are two spacious double bedrooms and on the upper first floor the principal suite with dressing room and elegant contemporary walk-in ensuite shower room. The family bathroom with a roll edge bath and shower is of a generous size. There are two further bedrooms on the second floor with charming Cathedral and city rooftop views and a second ensuite. Which, could be a superb independent living space for a family member or self-contained annexe.

      An existing two storey store room is integral to the property but presently unused, which could be reintroduced into the accommodation area, accessed from the sitting room, providing space for a number of uses such as a library or wine store.

      Outside, the house wraps around the pretty, totally private but sunny courtyard, accessed from the study, kitchen and hallway it makes a fabulous outside room. Tucked away is a small bin and garden store.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    What an absolute joy to be able to step out of this beautiful period home and straight into the heart of this vibrant and world famous historic city.

    David WildProperty agent

    Local information

    • Historic Wells is one of the smallest cities in England. It is known for its beautiful period properties, Cathedral and the moated Bishop's Palace. There is a range of shopping facilities including a good selection of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema, theatre and churches. There are also a number of supermarkets such as Waitrose, Tesco, Morrisons and Lidl. 322 meters from the property is the market square which holds a popular and diverse farmer's market twice weekly. There are a wide range of well regarded schools both private and state; namely Wells Cathedral School, one of the UK's centres of outstanding musical excellence, Wells Blue School, and nearby schools, such as Millfield, All Hallows and Downside. Wells is also renowned for its cultural events and hosts the annual food, literary and comedy festivals, plus many music and theatrical events. Wells Golf Club is 1.5 miles distant and within a mile of the property is the edge the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Major communications are within easy reach, both Bath (21 miles) and Bristol (22 miles) are an easy commute with Street only 8.1 miles and Glastonbury 6.3 miles. The A303 is 15.9 miles away, providing access to London, the A39 provides direct communication to the M5. Castle Cary Station is only 12.3 miles with regular, direct services to London Paddington (1hr 40mins) and many cities nationwide. Bristol Airport is15.6 miles away.

    Additional information

    • Mains Gas
    • Mains Electricity
    • Mains drainage
    • Mains Sewerage
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E