A large period house with an annexe and beautiful gardens. Viewing highly recommended.
93 PORTWAY CATHEDRAL CITY OF WELLS , BA5 2 BR
A large Edwardian Property in a good residential area within easy walking distance of the centre of Wells.
No.93 includes a large 7 bedroom house, a neat 1 bedroom annexe unit and delightful well landscaped mature gardens.
The house has many period details and includes a hall, cloakroom, 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room, 7 bedrooms and 5 shower or bathrooms. The annexe has a living room and kitchenette, bedroom and shower room.
The beautiful gardens on the private southern side are a delight and the house stands well back (about a hundred feet) from the road with a further garden and plenty of parking space.
This is an exceptional property, perfect for a family home and also having considerable commercial potential. The house has previously been run as a successful Bed and Breakfast with excellent earnings potential from both the house and annex
Portway is on the north western approach to wells and is a well established and popular residential area within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, the High Street, schools and other amenities. A tarmac drive flanked by stonewalls leads into the property through double gates and to a large car parking area.
The house is a handsome brick building under a red tiled roof and displays typical Edwardian architecture with part timbered gables, the balcony and bay windows with French doors to the verandah. Internally the period details continue with original stained glass panels in many windows and internal doors, picture rails, coving, dado rails and fireplaces. These features being complemented by gas fired central heating.
A pathway from the parking area leads to the attractive entrance with a front door with stained glass panels and similar side panels all beneath a tiled canopy.
Inside is a hall and to the right is a study with colonial shutters and a fireplace with timber surround and side alcoves.
On the opposite side of the hall are two fine reception rooms.
The dining room has oak flooring and a large bay window (with French doors on each side to the external verandah). It also has a splendid fireplace with a marble surround to a (coal effect) gas fire and a timber mantle which includes a section believed to be from a sailing ship with a date 1904 being the year the house was built.
The sitting room also has similar oak flooring and bay window together with a large fireplace with carved timber surround.
The kitchen has a tiled floor, colonial shutters, fitted units, granite work surfaces and appliances including a Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, oven, microwave oven and extractor. The kitchen also has the gas boiler and a pantry and shelved larder.
From the rear of the hall a door opens to the utility room. This has a tiled floor, sink unit, space and plumbing for a washing machine and a door into a cloakroom with tiled floor, part tiled walls, hand basin and wc.
A staircase rises to the first floor with an Edwardian style lincrusta wall covering. On the first floor are 4 bedrooms and 4 shower or bathrooms.
The first bedroom (SE) has double doors out to a balcony and an en suite bathroom with tiled floor, and walls, hand basin, wc and bath with a shower screen. The adjacent bedroom (sw) has similar French doors to the balcony and an en suite shower room with tiled floor and walls, hand basin, shower cubicle and wc.
The third bedroom (NW) has an airing cupboard.. The fourth bedroom (NW) has an en suite bathroom with tiled floor and walls, a hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
Also on this floor is a bathroom with tiled floor and walls, a panelled ceiling, hand basin, wc and shower cubicle.
The staircase rises to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms (all with storage areas) and a bathroom with tiled floor and walls, hand basin, bath and wc.
This is close to the house and provides additional good quality accommodation suitable for many uses. There is a living room with a fitted and equipped kitchenette, a shower room and a double bedroom.
The property is approached on the northern side through a neat garden. The private side of the house is the sunny southern side where there are well landscaped and tended mature gardens. These are overlooked from the balcony and the bay windows in the main reception rooms. They must be seen to be appreciated and they include many features. These include lawns, a fountain, timber rose walk, a magnificent copper beech tree, shrubs, a paved terrace with a dining area, clematis covered trelliswork around a decking terrace plus a garden shed, greenhouse and pergola.
Another great detail are the cabled lights for evening illumination.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield .
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
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