About the home
"A wonderful home in a wonderful city" Quietly situated away from any busy main roads, Cathedral View is a luxurious mews-style self catering town house accommodating up to 8 guests.
This delightful property sits within a conservation area in the heart of Wells overlooking the spectacular 12th century gothic cathedral. Cathedral View offers off street parking and is just a short walk from Wells' fine choice of restaurants, pubs, the cinema and open air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Wells Cathedral and the Bishops Palace are a mere 10 minute walk from the property.
Perfectly placed in the heart of Somerset, Wells is within easy reach of a host of Somerset attractions including Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Regency Bath and historic city Bristol.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Weston-super-Mare, 30.5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (3), Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen provided, please check with the advertiser regarding towels|
Further details indoors:
On the ground floor you will find a downstairs toilet, fully fitted kitchen, and a spacious lounge/diner.
The toilet has a toilet, wash basin and a washer/drier.
The fully fitted kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, combination microwave, toaster, fridge freezer and dishwasher.
You can relax and entertain in the spacious lounge/diner which has dining table and chairs to seat up to 8 people. There are two comfortable futon sofas and a large flat screen freeview television, along with DVD player and a selection of DVD's to entertain you on those wet days and dark evenings when you just want to curl up in front of the TV.
On the first floor are a family bathroom, two twin bedrooms (one with Cathedral Views from it's window this room also has a flat screen TV with built in DVD player) and new for 2013 a separate shower room (with a Coram shower pod). Both of the bedrooms have DAB digital radios and plenty of room to hang your clothes.
The family bathroom has a toilet, basin and a bath with shower mixer taps.
The stunning spacious family room on the second floor is more like a self contained bed sitting room and has its own en suite shower room, CD player/radio, flat screen TV with built in DVD player, a futon sofa (which becomes a double bed when needed) a king-size bed and a further single bed. It has stunning views from the window over to Wells Cathedral and on over to Glastonbury Tor in the distance. An ideal place to get away from the rest of your party if you want some peace and quiet.
Further details outdoors:
There is one off street parking space (very rare in the centre of Wells) in front of the middle garage at the bottom of the mews which belongs to the house.
French doors lead from the lounge diner out on to a secluded courtyard garden with attractive wrought iron table and chairs (seating 6) where you can sit and enjoy a drink on those balmy summer days and nights.
Cathedral View has full gas central heating and the rental rates include all gas, electricity, bedlinen and towels. Beds are always made ready for your arrival. The owners live locally and take pride in providing you with "that personal touch" and provide a change of towels and linen on a weekly basis for longer stays.
Welcome pack available on request. This can be tailored to your needs. This will normally contain such items as: Bread, Milk, Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice, Butter, Marmalade etc.
Cathedral View is available all year round to guests and short breaks are available throughout the year.
Sorry - but we do not take pets
The West Country / Somerset region
The City of Wells is an ideal base for touring the West Country, with Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury, Regency Bath, Bristol and the seaside resort of Weston-Super-Mare all in close proximity. For those who like to get some exercise there is excellent walking in the nearby Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the West Mendip Way starts just half a mile from St Thomas Mews) with cycling and bird watching on the Somerset Levels. Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells and near Oakhill, sailing or fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes. In addition, there is a Leisure Centre in Wells offering a variety of recreational facilities.
The Wells area
Although the smallest city in England, the atmosphere is more like that of small country market town. The cathedral is one of the architectural highlights of Britain,with a marvellous chapter house. It also houses a wonderful clock, with mechanical knights who exchange blows every hour. Adjoining the Cathedral is the 13th century moated Bishop’s Palace - seat of the Bishop of Bath & Wells, famous for its swans who ring, twice daily, the bell beside the drawbridge for food. The Medieval Vicar’s Close is an architectural gem. Wednesday and Saturday are market days which are held in the central market place. For a good local pub the Fountain Inn at the bottom of St Thomas Street is highly recommended, superb food and very friendly staff.
Savour the outstanding natural beauty of the Mendip Hills, officially classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty. An area of huge environmental importance, both above and below the ground. Situated in Somerset, they are primarily limestone with many caves including the famous Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole. Some of the caves show signs of prehistoric habitation. Apart from these caves and hills, the region also includes the marshy lowland of the Somerset Levels and the nearby towns and villages of Glastonbury, Wells, Charterhouse and Frome. There are also ruins of Roman lead mines, and a Roman road. The pretty village of Priddy on the top of the mendips holds an annual Sheep and Horse fair in August. The winter sees the world famous Somerset Carnivals which are held every November including carnival processions in Wells and Glastonbury - a spectacle not to be missed.
EBBOR GORGE NATURE RESERVE
Ebbor Gorge Nature Reserve is owned by the National Trust. There is evidence of inhabitation in this lovely wooded valley dating back to Neolithic times (about 3000 BC). There is a nature trail through the gorge, which features some outstanding views over the Somerset Levels.
Known as the birthplace of Christianity in England, where it is said that Joseph of Aramethea buried the chalice used at the Last Supper and built the first Christian church in England. It is also home to the distinctive winter flowering thorn. Recent local history is recorded in Glastonbury’s Rural Life Museum (entry free of charge), with a farmhouse kitchen and displays of Cider making. The world famous Glastonbury Festival takes place each June at Worthy Farm, Pilton which is just a few miles from Wells.
CHEDDAR VILLAGE AND GORGE
At the foot of the Gorge is the village of Cheddar, with olde worlde shops, small cafes and restaurants and the entrance to the fascinating Cheddar Caves, where most recent discoveries of human remains makes Cheddar one of the oldest inhabited villages in the country. Cheddar Gorge is an awesome gash in the Mendip Hills, like a mini Grand Canyon with cliffs towering nearly 500 ft. There is a natural reserve at the head of the Gorge with many species of wild flowers, including the Cheddar Pink, found nowhere else in the world.
Cavers and tourists now tread where Stone Age Man made a home. The approach to Burrington is through a limestone gorge. To the left, almost at the foot of the gorge, is the spot where Reverend Augustus Toplady felt inspired to write the hymn ‘Rock of Ages’. A plaque marks the spot beside the cleft in the rock where shelter was sought.
Chew Magna and the smaller of the two lakes, Blagdon are both reservoirs created in the early 1950’s but have matured to create a natural lakeland environment. A beautiful haven for plant and wildlife. The fishing is some of the finest in the country. Near to the Dam there is a lakeside visitor’s area, with cafe/restaurant/picnic facilities and visitors centre.
Visit the old Paper Mill and wonderful Wookey Hole Caves, home of the famous witch, with fascinating underground lakes restaurant facilities.
CLARKES VILLAGE STREET
An exciting shopping experience, built on part of the famous old Clarkes Shoe Factory complex.
Weston-super-Mare is a bustling seaside resort. The broad sweep of Weston Bay has miles of clean golden sand, an award winning Grade II listed Grand Pier, a level promenade, and of course the famous Weston donkeys! Just a short step away from the seafront there is a wide variety of shops, amusement arcades and eateries, giving Weston its traditional seaside town ambience.
The Somerset Carnivals are highly regarded as the largest illuminated procession in the world. They occur late on in the year at various locations including: Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Chard, Ilminster, Glastonbury, North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, and Yeovil.
They go back 400 years, and are one of the most spectacular events in Somerset today. In some of the bigger locations (such as Bridgwater), you can expect to see crowds of up to 150,000.
The carnival floats are designed and built by dedicated carnival clubs around the West Country. These clubs have many members who raise money throughout the year, and work tirelessly to achieve the spectacular carnival entries. The floats take part in the parade along with other entries; these range from clowns dancing in the streets to 100ft illuminated carnival floats (some with up to 30,000 light bulbs) pulled by tractors.
How to get there
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Only 1 hour from the M4 at Bristol/Bath
Bristol Airport is only 1 hour away and is served by both EasyJet and RyanAir
The M4 and M6 connect to the M5 which brings most of the UK with a few hours drive of Wells.
Note:There is one parking space (off street) and plenty of on street parking around the property.
M5, north or south, J21 or 22. Follow A38 and A371 signed for Wells.
From the east use M4 to Bath or Bristol then follow the signs to Wells.
Alternatively use the M3 and A303 cutting along the Mendip Hills via Frome and Shepton Mallett following the signs to Wells.
Activities near Wells
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
03 Jun 2013
Cathedral View is a lovely, spacious property, with great views. It is a short walk into the city, and there are lots of things to do locally and in the nearby regions . The house is immaculate, and everything we could possibly wish for was laid on - right down to DVDs of films set in the area! The facilities were wonderful - lots of beds, towels and bathrooms, and the final touches (luxury creams and soaps etc), made us feel very special! It was a treat to stay there.
14 Apr 2013
Great central location easy walking distance into Wells.So much to see and do around the area,within 20 miles of a large variety of places eg; Bath,Bristol,Longleat & Weston Super Mare.
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21 Jan 2013
we booked this lovely house for a birthday weekend for 2 families and couldnt have been happier! 10 min walk from the cathedral and city, lovely quiet location , very spacious, immaculate ,good... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|31 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 730||£ 104||-||2 Nights|
|14 Apr 13||26 May 13||£ 670||£ 96||-||2 Nights|
|26 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 770||£ 110||-||2 Nights|
|2 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 755||£ 108||-||2 Nights|
|21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 875||£ 125||-||2 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 560||£ 80||-||2 Nights|
|27 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 650||£ 93||-||2 Nights|
|3 Nov 13||23 Dec 13||£ 510||£ 73||-||2 Nights|
|23 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 865||£ 124||-||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|31 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 755||£ 108||-||2 Nights|
|14 Apr 13||26 May 13||£ 695||£ 99||-||2 Nights|
|26 May 13||2 Jun 13||£ 795||£ 114||-||2 Nights|
|2 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 780||£ 111||-||2 Nights|
|21 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 900||£ 129||-||2 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 585||£ 84||-||2 Nights|
|27 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 675||£ 96||-||2 Nights|
|3 Nov 13||23 Dec 13||£ 535||£ 76||-||2 Nights|
|23 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 890||£ 127||-||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
SHORT BREAKS: Subject to availability at the following rates:
1 - 2 nights -- 50% of weekly rate - 2 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!
3 - 4 nights -- 70% of weekly rate - 4 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 3!
LAST MINUTE BREAKS
25% discount for parties of 5 or less if booked within 14 days of the day of arrival.
30% discount for 2 people or less, if booked within 7 days of the day of arrival.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR ARTISTS, ACTORS AND MUSICIANS PERFORMING IN THE AREA.
BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY:
For UK visitors, payment by cheque or on-line banking is preferred please. For overseas guests payment is preferred by on-line banking (BACS - no fee) or a money transfer via a bank (we have to charge a fee of £12.00 per transaction as this is what our bank charges us.)
A 25% deposit is required to confirm a booking, the balance being due 8 weeks before the holiday commences. We also ask for a £150 damage/cleaning deposit which is refundable after departure inspection (less any deductions for extra cleaning/damage.) This deposit is also payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Simply phone or send an email to make sure your preferred date is still available, download a booking form from our website, and send a cheque made out to Mrs S J Hart to: Glebe House, Vicarage Lane, Draycott,Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3SH. We confirm all bookings by email.Enquire now
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