This double-fronted townhouse occupies a prime position in the small historic city of Wells and is within easy walking distance from the cathedral and High Street.

The charming, five-bedroom period property is set back from the road and is partly concealed behind mature hedges. St. Thomas Street is one of the oldest roads in Wells and has many historic properties dating back to medieval times.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Roderick Thomas, Wells

Inside, the three-storey property is presented in superb decorative order offering spacious living accommodation along with huge charm and character. On the ground floor, the cosy sitting room has an original stone fireplace, an open log fire and a feature window seat.

The open-plan kitchen/dining/living room is the highlight of the house with large glass folding doors and roof lights that flood the room with light. The kitchen area has painted units, solid timber worksurfaces, a breakfast bar and plenty of space for appliances. Doors from the kitchen and the sitting room lead through to a pleasant music room, formally a dining room.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms served by a family bath and shower room. A further sizeable bedroom with a dormer window can be found on the second floor.

Somerset County Gazette: Pictures: Roderick Thomas, Wells

Outside, the rear garden has been landscaped with a combination of paved terraces with raised beds and areas of lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs including various fruiting varieties such as gooseberry and apple. At the top of the garden, there is an insulated timber workshop that would work equally well as a summerhouse.

St Thomas Street, Wells

Guide Price: £525,000

Agent: Roderick Thomas, Wells

Agent’s Tel: 01749 670079