On entering the house, you immediately get a sense of the high quality workmanship which has been carried out over recent years. The spectacular reception/dining hall is impressive with high ceilings, York Stone flooring throughout the property, attractive stone pillars, arched mullion windows and central stone fireplace. There are double solid wooden doors leading to the drawing room and a door to the kitchen. The bespoke fitted kitchen is wonderfully light with handmade glass doors opening to the garden. There is a stylish island in the kitchen and a range of integrated appliances including a gas range cooker. The well-proportioned drawing room has a vaulted ceiling, an attractive open fireplace and doors to the garden. To the far side of the dining hall is a bathroom which again is beautifully finished together with a laundry/utility area. Completing the ground floor is the master bedroom suite which has a bathroom and dressing room with bespoke triple wardrobes. This luxurious room enjoys great views of the garden.
The charm continues upstairs with two double bedrooms benefitting from glorious countryside views.
Grounds and Gardens
To the rear, there is a beautiful enclosed garden with many seating areas where you can enjoy the views across open countryside. The pretty garden has a level lawn, mature shrubs and trees. There is a bridge over the stream which leads to the garden shed and the idyllic studio which takes in the fabulous views of the garden. The property has private parking.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase an idyllic property within central Wells.
Islington Cottage is situated in a desirable area within a central location in the historic Cathedral City of Wells next to the Bishops Place and moat. The property is only a two minute level walk from the Cathedral, Market Place and High Street. Wells is the smallest city in England and offers a range of shopping facilities including a high proportion of independent shops and boutiques, banks, restaurants, public houses, cinema and churches. The stunning market square holds a farmer’s market on Wednesday and Saturday.
The nearby Georgian city of Bath and the regional centre of Bristol are also within good commuting distance, while Castle Cary Station with links to London Paddington and Exeter is 12 miles away. Bristol International Airport is 17 miles away.
There are excellent schools in Wells and the surrounding area including highly regarded primary schools and the extremely sought after Wells Blue secondary school. Other schools include Wells Cathedral School which specialises in music, Downside School, Sidcot, All Hallows Preparatory School and Millfield School in Street.
The Mendip area is well known for its variety and diversity of sporting and leisure facilities.
Leisure Centres – Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome
Swimming Pools – Wells, Shepton Mallet and Frome
Golf - Farrington Gurney, Mendip, Wells and Frome
Sailing - Chew Valley Lake
Fishing - Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes
Horse Racing enthusiasts can be catered for at Bath and Wincanton race courses.
Mains with underfloor heating
Mendip District Council
Council Tax Band
Energy Performance Certificate
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors’ Agents, Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be available by separate negotiation.