Stunning period features
Very well maintained property
Only ¾'s mile to town centre
Nearby countryside walks
Close to sporting facilities
Off road parking
5 Double bedrooms
2 Reception rooms
Shower room and separate WC
Pantry and cellar
Gas central heating
This fabulous Edwardian detached house enjoys an elevated position in the much sought after High Path residential area of Wellington. This particular property is quoted in local history guides as being built in 1904 by local architect Thomas Howard and is particularly noted for its most attractive stained glass windows and front entrance! The accommodation found over 3 floors comprises of an entrance porch, imposing hallway, grand sitting room, spacious dining room, functional kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom and cellar to the ground floor, 3 double bedrooms, study room/nursery, shower room with separate w/c to the first floor whilst on the second floor are the 2 remaining generously proportioned bedrooms. Outside, from its elevated position (as the name implies) the property is set in a generous plot offering lawned front and south westerly facing walled rear gardens with a large patio area, rear access and parking for 2 to 3 vehicles.
The impressive front door opens into an ENTRANCE PORCH with original intricate mosaic tiled flooring, shelving and coat hooks. An obscure glazed door leads into the imposing grand hallway offering a continuation of mosaic tiled floor and stained glass feature window which has been sealed into a modern double glazed unit. The elegant staircase with its ornate balustrades and polished wood bannister rises to the first and second floors accommodation. Deep skirting boards, covered radiator, decorative coving and cornicing along with the high ceilings make for a strong first impression! Further along the hallway is a door to the CELLAR beneath the stairs and a large walk-in pantry.
The SITTING ROOM offers an excellent area to relax with its multi fuel burning stove set into an Edwardian slate fireplace, 2 radiators, substantial double glazed bay window to the front aspect, picture rail and period cornice work to the high ceiling. A floor to ceiling bookcase and cupboard lies to the right hand side of the chimney breast.
The DINING ROOM provides ample space for entertaining and enjoys the light through the French style doors which open onto the patio and rear garden. Similar to the sitting room there are deep skirting boards and picture rails along with book shelves and a fireplace currently not used by the vendors.
The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM found to the rear of the house has a more informal, cosy feel to it with a large eating area to one end whilst the other is fitted with an excellent range of cream fronted base level units and work surfaces which incorporate a white 11/2 bowl, single drainer sink, blue and white tiled splash backs, a range cooker and a stainless steel extractor hood and a window overlooking the patio. It also has a door to a useful w/c/plumbed utility room and a further door to the rear garden.
The first floor is split levelled, again serviced by a most impressive hall/landing with single glazed stained glass window to the side aspect. To the lower level is the AIRING CUPBOARD, SHOWER ROOM with pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle, extractor, light & shaver socket, radiator, tongue & groove panelling to half height and half obscure glazed window. The W/C is fitted with a low level pan and window to the side aspect. BEDROOM 3 is a double with Victorian style fireplace, picture rails and looks over the rear garden. On the upper level BEDROOMS 1 & 2 are most excellent sized bedrooms. BEDRFOOM 1 to the front boasts the most spectacular of single span windows with decorative panelling under and original feature fireplace with detailed tiling and white mantle. There is further shelving to the chimney recess, picture rail, deep skirting boards and radiator. BEDROOM 2 has a rear aspect with radiator under, painted floorboards, boarded over fireplace and a wash hand basin. There is scope for an ensuite to be installed with the relevant services having already been installed by the current vendors. Also on the first floor is a STUDY/NURSERY with front aspect and panel heater.
A further flight of stairs leads to the second floor which accommodates BEDROOMS 4 & 5, which are further doubles and a landing with work station area. BEDROOM 4 is 'T' shaped, with stripped floorboards and carpeting, radiator, sloped eave ceilings and window to the front aspect. BEDROOM 5 has a Victorian style fireplace and a double glazed window with radiator under offering spectacular views to the south and west.
To the front the garden is enclosed by hedging, brick wall and gate that leads to the front door. Laid mainly to lawn there are perimeter flower beds and central feature coppiced willow tree. Being of a generous size and high above Station Road the garden provides buffering to a certain amount of perceived traffic noise. To the rear of the property is an excellent size garden with lawns, mature shrub borders and fruit and vegetable plots. A delightful patio immediately to the rear of the house provides excellent entertaining space whilst enjoying the setting sun in the west. A brick wall encloses both sides of the garden and wooden fence to the far end makes for a secure environment, whilst a wooden gate provides access to the off road parking which accommodates two to three vehicles. This area is accessed via a private lane servicing the properties.
Wellington itself is a mid sized market town of approximately 14,000 people located 7 miles west of the county town of Taunton and just a few miles east of the Devon/Somerset border. The town is most notably famed for its obelisk style monument sited on the highest point of the Blackdown Hills to the south of the town. The monument was built in dedication to the town's most famous patron Arthur Wellesley, or as he is more famously known, the Duke of Wellington. The memory of the Dukes historic victory at the Battle of Waterloo lives on within the town under such road names as Wellesley Park, Waterloo Road and Wellesley Terrace.
Today Wellington is a thriving and ever growing centre of commerce with an excellent selection of independent, locally owned shops and businesses including butchers, greengrocers, a delicatessen, restaurants, a health food shop, clothes shops, cafes, cinema and sports centre. These local businesses combine with nationally recognisable brands including Waitrose, Co-Op, Asda, Boots, Lloyds, Barclays, Costa and Greggs to offer a wide array of goods and services. Wellington is often a popular choice for commuters to the surrounding larger towns and cities with excellent access to junction 26 of the M5. A regular shuttle bus service links the town with neighbouring Taunton, Tiverton, Exeter and beyond. Train stations are within easy reach with both Tiverton Parkway Station and Taunton Station within 8 miles of the town. There are also two airports that service the local area; Exeter International and Bristol International which are approximately 30 miles and 40 miles distant.
Sitting Room 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m).
Dining Room 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m).
Kitchen Breakfast Room 20'6" x 12' (6.25m x 3.66m).
Entrance Hall 20'4" x 8' (6.2m x 2.44m).
Master Bedroom 16' x 15' (4.88m x 4.57m).
Bedroom 2 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m).
Bedroom 3 12' x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m).
Bedroom 4 17'8" x 16'3" (5.38m x 4.95m).
Bedroom 5 16'3" x 8'1" (4.95m x 2.46m).
Study 8' x 5' (2.44m x 1.52m).
Shower Room 8'2" x 5'2" (2.5m x 1.57m).
Lavatory 8'2" x 3' (2.5m x 0.91m).
From our office in South Street, proceed straight across the traffic lights and into North Street, follow this road for approximately 3/4 mile and you will see High Path as a row of elevated houses to the left hand side. There are steps from the road for those parking at the front and the property can be found toward the far end of this row of houses.