Address: 12 - Chamberlain Street
Postcode: BA5 2PF
Sale Type: Sold
Postcode: BA5 2PF
Sale Type: Sold
Number 12, Chamberlain Street is a gem of a property providing super convenient access to all that the wonderful little Somerset city of Wells has to offer. An attractive double Georgian frontage and smart red front door welcomes visitors on one of Wells’ most prestigious streets. Once inside, the light and airy accommodation combines with an appealing mix of traditional and contemporary. The generous entrance hall is wonderfully light with ample room to welcome guests. The practicalities are catered for just off the hall with a separate utility area fitted with Belfast sink and a downstairs cloakroom. From here, too, a door opens onto the path that leads down the side of the house to the garden. Off to the right there is an exceptional open plan space that runs from the Georgian front of the property, where there is a charming sitting room with wood burning stove, through to the bespoke oak kitchen situated in the later Victorian part of the house and on through to the wonderful contemporary dining area. From here sliding doors open up the rear of the house to the terrace and garden. Double doors allow the sitting room to be closed off if required, providing a cosy spot for winter months by the fire. Some historical and more recent structural elements of the property have been left exposed, including a fascinating portion of arched ceiling and these clever touches add very successfully to the understated style and atmosphere of the house. A central room between the sitting room and kitchen offers flexible use as a study or winter dining area. These connected spaces are as equally suited to absorbing family life as they are to entertaining and the current owners have enjoyed both during their time here. From the ground floor a staircase leads to a light and spacious first floor landing with three well proportioned double bedrooms leading off, one of these featuring an ensuite shower room with a further shower room and a bathroom with shower serving the other two rooms. Picture rails and fireplaces nod to the history and grade two listed status of the house. An intriguing and unique panelled stairway leads up to a second floor where two further interconnecting rooms sit cosily in the eaves. Again, here, the rooms are very light with the larger room featuring double aspect windows over Chamberlain Street to the front and the garden to the rear. This area would make a perfect teenagers den or guest suite.
The pretty and informal garden to the rear is very appealing and is entirely enclosed by high stone walls affording peace and privacy. There are some well established shrubs, raised vegetable beds set in gravel and a perfect little spot for growing herbs to use in the kitchen. The garden has been used regularly for entertaining and benefits from carefully thought out lighting. Laid mainly to lawn, it is currently no task master and provides a wonderful opportunity to create an impressive outdoor space.
Wells is the smallest Cathedral city in England, and offers all the usual amenities that you would expect in a small town including banks, doctors surgeries, dentists and a selection of primary schools and the excellent Blue School and Wells Cathedral school. The high street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops and restaurants and pubs as well as a twice weekly market and a choice of supermarkets including Waitrose. At the very heart of the city is the medieval Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Vicars’ Close (reputed to be the oldest surviving residential street in Europe).
The Wells festivals are increasing in popularity each year with the Literary Festival now taking place over two weeks and attracting big names in the literary world, the very well attended Food Festival and many regular Arts festivals. With both the Cathedral School and the Cathedral itself there are endless opportunities for musical concerts, plus there are regular shows and comedy nights in the Little Theatre. Both Bath (21 miles) and Bristol (22 miles) are within commuting distance and there is a main line railway station with links to London in Castle Cary 13 miles away. Street and Glastonbury are 20 minutes away and Bristol airport is an easy 30-minute drive.
There are excellent state and Independent schools in the area including highly regarded primary schools in Wells, Wells Cathedral Prep, Millfield Prep and senior schools, the popular Wells Blue Secondary School, Wells Cathedral School, Downside School and All Hallows Preparatory School.
As Chamberlain Street is currently closed to traffic, we recommend parking in Waitrose or Union Street car park. On leaving Waitrose turn left and left again at the mini roundabout Chamberlain Street starts at the next mini roundabout and number 12 is a short walk up on the left hand side, look out for its red door. Leave Union Street car park from the main entrance and turn right.
Gas fired central heating, mains drainage, mains water and electricity
Viewing by appointment only
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Wonderful location in central Wells
- Traditional mixed with contemporary
- 4 Double bedrooms
- Contemporary extension opens up to the garden
- Potential for guest suite
- Grade II Listed
Guide Price £695,000enquire now
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