Postcode: BA6 8DD
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummaryFair Orchard, 81 Chilkwell Street is a delightful Victorian mid terrace house, a hidden gem, situated at the foothills of the Glastonbury Tor and neighbouring The Chalice Well Gardens.
With Glastonbury’s history and unique spiritual feel this two bedroomed property gives you a feeling of calm and serenity both inside and out. The house has a pretty curbside entrance adorned with pots, and the entrance hall takes you to the heart of the property and the first floor. On entering you will immediately notice the high ceilings and well-proportioned rooms throughout. The two reception areas are light, airy and comfortable, with views of the courtyard from recently replaced sash windows, and the sitting area has the most beautifully refurbished fireplace complete with original pewter surround and floral tiles. The kitchen is located to the rear of the property, with well appointed and good quality fitted cabinets, built in appliances and solid wood counters, and provides a stone walkway access to the courtyard garden and a terraced garden beyond.
There are two generous sized bedrooms to the first floor with WIFI access to each, with the master bedroom to the front of the property also currently doubling up as a home office. The family bathroom has been sympathetically fitted to complete the Victorian feel and comes with separate free standing bath and power shower.
At the rear of the property is a private pretty courtyard, with an abundance of pots and hanging baskets, the perfect place for entertaining and a rear access gate and path to the street. Steps rise to a northeast facing narrow terraced garden with several seating areas to capture the best of the sun, and beautiful views of the Tors apple orchards rising beyond. The mature gardens offer a scope to make your own mark, and are planted with a variety of herbs and shrubs.
There is also a cloakroom complete with loo and 'Victorian' basin, which could have the potential to develop further should you wish.
Fair Orchard was given its name by the current owner of the property in memory of Tennyson’s poem detailing stories of the mythical King Arthur which are often believed to have been written about the landscape of Glastonbury and its apple orchards, of which the property certainly has views. It provides all the benefits of Victorian proportions with a cottage feel and offers flexible accommodation options for varying circumstances. It sits below Glastonbury’s most iconic landmark, and offers a wealth of beautiful local walks and culture as well as the convenience of town living. Resident parking is also available for up to two vehicles at RJ Drapers by prior arrangement.
Glastonbury is a town that is steeped in history going back to the legends of King Arthur. There was a Celtic monastery here in 500AD, which during the next 1000 years evolved into one of England’s wealthiest and influential Abbeys. The magnificent Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the famous Glastonbury Tor attract tourists to the town and so although small, it is a thriving town and it is well served by markets and a huge range of festivities. It is one of the few towns that has managed to shun many of the main chain stores whilst still providing all the necessary shops, restaurants, cafes, doctors, pharmacies, dentists, a wealth of clubs and sporting facilities and supermarkets. For shopping, “Clark’s village” in Street offers a wealth of retail opportunities with more shopping and local amenities to be found in nearby Glastonbury, Somerton, Wells and Castle Cary. For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Yeovil are all within about an hour’s drive.
There are good rail transport links to London from Castle Cary railway station, (just about 20 mins drive), which offers an excellent direct rail service to London Paddington in less than two hours. Also, Airports in Bristol and Exeter offer connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Local independent schools include Millfield (which is very close), Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows and Hazlegrove prep schools and the various Bruton schools. State schools include St. Dunstan’s, Wells Blue and nearby Strode College
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage
Council Tax B
From Glastonbury, take the A361 towards Edgarley and Shepton Mallet. As you exit the roundabout, onto Chilkwell Street, take the exit following signs for Millfield Prep, passing The Rifleman Arms on your right. Fair Orchard can be found on your left just before the The Chalice Well Gardens. Parking is available at RJ Drapers and Sons.
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- Victorian proportions with cottage feel
- Sympathetically refurbished
- Two large double bedrooms
- Close to Glastonbury Tor
- Terraced garden overlooking apple orchard
- Parking available