Abbey house We are delighted to offer you a rare opportunity to acquire an imposing town house and separate period cottage located on the ever popular Buttlands in Wells-next-the-Sea. Abbey House is a handsome Grade II listed property with a Georgian façade and is one of Wells-next-the-Sea's landmark homes, standing prominently yet set back from the road in an area that has changed very little over the centuries. The well-proportioned accommodation has a wealth of original features blended together with recent refinements for modern day living. There are wonderful opportunities for entertaining, with four reception rooms, the largest being the drawing room and dining room which overlook The Buttlands. The extensive and highly versatile accommodation briefly comprises; Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, morning room, kitchen, garden room and ground floor bathroom. To the first floor are four double bedrooms, two with impressive views over the village green and one with en-suite shower room, study/single bedroom and a large family bathroom. To the front of the property is a pretty courtyard style garden enclosed by attractive low brick wall. To the rear is a private walled garden which is paved. The parking is accessed directly off The Buttlands via an archway with double gates that lead through to the driveway parking and the old stables that now provide garaging. Abbey House Cottage is an iconic property with its castle style roof line; it is currently a successful holiday let and offers a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. It further benefits from a pretty front garden and a south facing rear courtyard. The Buttlands is just a moments' walk from Wells-next-the-Sea High Street with its eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and The Quay which makes the town so popular with residents and visitors alike.
Accommodation comprises:- Traditional wood panelled front door with multi-pane glazing leads in to…
entrance hall 21' 11" x 6' 5" (6.68m x 1.96m) A spacious high ceilinged entrance hall with original Victorian tiled flooring. Central ceiling light, ornate rose and coving, ornate Victorian door surrounds, stairs leading to first floor with mahogany balustrade, wall mounted radiator, dado rail. At the end of the hall is a large door to a coat cupboard and a door to the cellar.
Dining room 14' 0" x 16' 0" (4.27m x 4.88m) A stunning period dining room with ornate coving to the ceiling, central ceiling light with rose, three wall lights, sash windows to the front aspect with secondary double glazing. Period feature fireplace with wooden mantel, green glazed tiled hearth and surround and fitted with a cast iron grate. Beside the fireplace is a fitted storage box with serving hatch above (not currently in use), dado rail, discrete skirting board heating, carpet laid to floor.
Drawing room 14' 6" x 16' 2" (4.42m x 4.93m) Ornate coving to ceiling, central ceiling light with decorative rose, picture rail, three wall lights, sash window to the front aspect with secondary double glazing. Contemporary marble mantel, hearth and surround fitted with a gas fire. Carpet laid to floor.
Garden room 13' 0" x 10' 0" (3.96m x 3.05m) Fully beamed ceiling, central ceiling light, two wall mounted lights, multi-paned French doors overlooking the courtyard garden, wall mounted radiator, tiled flooring, sliding doors to storage space, Bi-fold louvre doors to utility area which offers a sink, storage, and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Ground floor cloakroom 4' 5" x 7' 3" (1.35m x 2.21m) Ceiling light, two piece suite incorporating a wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash-back and low level WC, access to the airing cupboard with internal shelving and housing the Ideal boiler, tiled floor.
Family room 14' 8" x 12' 10" (4.47m x 3.91m) Central ceiling beam, ceiling mounted spotlights, two wall mounted lights, sash window with secondary glazing, wall mounted radiator, open fireplace with brick surround and hearth, carpet laid to floor, door to storage cupboard, archway leading to…
kitchen 13' 3" x 11' 6" (4.04m x 3.51m) A delightful and bright dual aspect kitchen with two sash windows, ceiling light, beam to ceiling. Matching range of wall units with underlights, base units and drawers with complementary work top surfaces and tiled splash-backs. Inset enamel 1.5 sink with swan neck mixer tap, space for under counter dishwasher. Feature Victorian high level kitchen fireplace with wooden mantel and fitted with an aga. Wall mounted radiator, tiled floor.
Rear hall 7' 4" x 4' 4" (2.24m x 1.32m) Dual aspect rear hall with multi-paned windows, multi-paned half glazed door leading to rear garden, ceiling light, wall mounted radiator, tiled flooring.
Cellar 12' 7" x 16' 0" (3.84m x 4.88m)
first floor landing 7' 2" x 12' 9" (2.18m x 3.89m) The first floor landing runs towards the rear of the property and offers; Ceiling light, sash window, wall mounted radiator, doors to further accommodation.
Bedroom one 11' 0" x 12' 0" (3.35m x 3.66m) Central ceiling light, multi-paned window with secondary double glazing, period fireplace with wooden mantel and iron gate (not currently in use), built in wardrobe, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid to floor.
Bedroom two 10' 0" x 11' 0" (3.05m x 3.35m) A light south facing room. Ceiling light with feature rose, sash window with secondary double glazing, picture rail, wall mounted radiator, period fireplace with wooden mantel and iron grate (not currently in use), door to wardrobe, carpet laid to floor.
Family bathroom 10' 0" x 13' 0" (3.05m x 3.96m) Multi-paned window with secondary double glazing, ceiling light, half tiled walls with mosaic inlay. Three piece bathroom suite incorporating a pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, free standing roll top bath with ornate lion claw feet, fitted with stainless steel taps with a hand shower attachment. Oversized fully tiled walk in shower with glass sliding door and spotlights over, chrome heated towel rail, which is heated by the aga, built in storage cupboards, access hatch to loft space.
A further staircase rises up to…
upper landing Central ceiling light, coved ceiling, period built in storage cupboards, 'top hat' storage cupboards above the doors, dado rail, doors to further accommodation.
Bedroom three 13' 0" x 14' 0" (3.96m x 4.27m) Large sash window with secondary double glazing to the front aspect offering delightful elevated views over the village green. Ceiling light with period rose, coved ceiling, open fireplace with wooden mantel fitted with a iron gate (not currently in use), built in wardrobes, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid to floor.
Bedroom 4/study 7' 9" x 9' 2" (2.36m x 2.79m) Another bright room with a sash window with secondary double glazing to the front aspect overlooking the village green. Central ceiling light, coved ceiling, access hatch to loft space, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid to floor.
Bedroom five 14' 4" x 10' 10" (4.37m x 3.3m) Sash window with secondary double glazing overlooking the village green, ceiling light with rose, wall mounted radiator, built in wardrobe, carpet laid to floor, door to…
en-suite shower room 4' 7" x 8' 1" (1.4m x 2.46m) Ceiling light, two wall mounted lights, wall mounted extractor fan, half tiled walls. Three piece shower room suite incorporating a pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, fully tiled shower cubicle with glass door fitted with a Triton electric power shower.
Outside To the front of the property is a pretty courtyard style garden enclosed by an attractive period low brick wall. To the rear is a delightful enclosed walled rear garden incorporating a paved sun terrace with a step leading up to a paved seating area with established shrubs and herbaceous borders. There is a brick built barn which is currently being used to garage a vehicle and offers storage on the first floor. There is also hard standing with parking for two cars accessed along a small no through road directly from The Buttlands which is entered via gated access.
Abbey house cottage Solid wood arched door leads through to…
sitting room 9' 10" x 15' 7" (3m x 4.75m) Two sash windows with secondary double glazing to the front aspect provide an abundance of natural light and offer views across the village green. Beamed ceiling, central ceiling light, two wall mounted radiators, double multi-paned doors lead through to the…
kitchen 9' 10" x 14' 3" (3m x 4.34m) Beamed ceiling, two ceiling lights, multi-paned window looking over the courtyard garden. Matching range of wall units, base units and drawers with complementary work top surfaces and tiled splash-backs, inset stainless steel sink with drainer and swan neck mixer tap, space for electric cooker, space for fridge, wall mounted Valiant boiler, tiled floor, space for four seat breakfast table.
Hallway 13' 4" x 4' 0" (4.06m x 1.22m) Two ceiling lights, wall mounted radiator, multi-paned windows overlooking the courtyard, doors to outside and further accommodation.
Shower room 5' 0" x 6' 10" (1.52m x 2.08m) Ceiling light, ceiling mounted extractor fan, wall mounted light, wall mounted radiator, wall mounted shaver point, half tiled walls. White three piece shower room suite incorporating a pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and corner mounted shower cubicle with fully tiled walls. Tiled floor.
Bedroom one 12' 3" x 9' 7" (3.73m x 2.92m) A generous double bedroom with central ceiling light, multi-paned window overlooking the courtyard, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid to floor.
Bedroom two 7' 0" x 8' 5" (2.13m x 2.57m) Vaulted ceiling with Velux window, ceiling light, built in wardrobe, carpet laid to floor.
Outside To the side/rear of Abbey Cottage is a paved courtyard garden with a shrub and flowering bed, small pond and a panelled fence perimeter. This garden offers plenty of space for tables and chairs and is ideal for outside dining during the summer months. There is also a small garden to the front of the property overlooking The Buttlands.
Services Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Council tax rating Band F.
EPC rating EPC exempt. Grade II listed building.