Address: Beaumont House - New Street
Postcode: BA5 2LD
Sale Type: Sold
Postcode: BA5 2LD
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryArguably one of the finest houses in Wells to come to the market in recent years. Beaumont House is a magnificent Grade ll listed Georgian house in this beautiful Cathedral City.
Beaumont House has a classic Georgian façade built of Doulting Stone and slated roofs. Entrance to the house is via a pretty panelled front door set in a semi-circular arched recess with a glazed fanlight flanked by Doric columns carrying a triangular gable. There has been a house on this site for many centuries and the medieval house was replaced by the present Beaumont House around 1800, the medieval cellars remain. The house has been extensively restored by the present owners and these works have included complete re-roofing, re-wiring and re-plumbing and the installation of contemporary benefits including an excellent kitchen, bathrooms and gas central heating.
These extensive works have been completed whilst respecting the integrity of the building and retaining the original period details as one would expect as well as adhering to English Heritage’s requirements. The original features include fine plasterwork, marble fireplaces, window shutters, flagstone floors, fan lights and a handsome staircase with a walnut handrail.
The extensive accommodation has excellent well proportioned reception rooms, a wonderful kitchen/breakfast room, generously sized bedrooms resulting in a lovely family home in the centre of the city.
The large reception hall which is in the centre of the house giving access to the principal reception rooms, drawing room, music room and the dining room. Beyond the drawing room is a study which leads to what is currently a second kitchen but which could easily make a playroom, office or gym.
Leading off the reception hall is an inner hall with the back stairs, cloakroom, family sitting room and the dining room which also has an additional door conveniently opening to the kitchen. The dining room was at one time a housekeeper’s parlour and an old range has been retained. The present kitchen & breakfast room is very well furnished and equipped and to the side is a laundry room.
Upstairs, spread over two floors are 9 well proportioned bedrooms and 4/5 bathrooms
NOTE: The house is currently used by Wells Cathedral School
There is a parking courtyard with double timber gates to the road and on the south side of the house is a further walled courtyard.
Behind the house is a very pretty large walled garden which enjoys total privacy. The central lawns is flanked by flower and shrub beds and some specimen trees. An interesting feature is a Victorian rockery sheltered by the mature yew trees. In total the garden extends to approximately half an acre.
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.
Mains gas, water and electricity
From the A39 Mountery Road in Wells turn right at the lights onto the B3139 in New Street and Beaumont House will be found on the right-hand side.
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Wells |Bruton |Shaftesbury
- Magnificent Grade II Georgian House
- Glorious principal reception rooms
- Very large private garden
- 7 principal bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
- 2 second floor bedrooms and bathroom, great annexe potential
- Medieval vaulted cellars
- Ample off street parking
Guide Price £1,600,000enquire now