Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
4 Lower Chapel Court is situated in a former Gothic hospital designed by Sir Gilbert Scott famous for building St Pancras Station in London. It has been converted to a comfortable 2 bedroomed cottage of character. The cottage has its own self contained south facing patio garden with garden table and chairs. The City of Wells famous for its Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and the oldest existing Tudor street in the country is within walking distance.
Also close by are the famous Glastonbury Tor, Wookey Hole Caves and Cheddar Caves which also boasts one of the most spectacular gorges to be found in Britain. Bath and Bristol are approximately 50 minutes by car. Local transport runs regularly to both cities. The cottage is also close to Wells Golf Club for those who fancy a round of golf. Day passes can be purchased from the club.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Burnham on Sea 32 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Castle Cary 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The West Country region
The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000.
The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.
The City of Wells is dominated by it's magnificent cathedral. Wells is the smallest city in England with a population of just 10,000. The cathedral dates back to 1180, the Chapter House, Vicar's Hall, the Cloisters and Vicar's Close date back form the 13th to the 15th centuries. The cathedral hosts many classical concerts throughout the year.
Another of the major attractions in Wells is the historical Bishop's Palace dating from the 13th century. The Palace is surrounded by a moat and is set among beautiful gardens. Wells is a thriving market town and there is a market held here every Wednesday and Saturday close to the entrance of the Bishop's Palace in the centre of the town.
Wells is set at the foot of the Mendip Hills. Stunning views across the levels can be enjoyed from the Ebbor Gorge Nature reserve in the Mendips. Another of the nearby attactions is Wookey Hole Caves. Here you can enjoy a guided tour through the fascinating limestone caves. Children will enjoy hearing about the legend of the "Witch of Wookey", and exploring the dinosaur themepark, and learning about the area's natural history. There is also an indoor playzone and old fashioned amusement arcade.
Another of Wells attractions is its proximity to the Bath and West Showground. This is the venue for a whole host of events ranging from agricultural shows and events, motorcycle, and rural craft shows, to horse trials and collectors fayres.
Wells has a good range of pubs and restaurants to choose from. There is also a Leisure Centre with swimming Pool. It is also home to the Little Theatre which is the headquarters and performance venue of the Wells Operatic Society. It also stages plays and pantomimes throughout the year.
With the number of attractions in Wells and places to visit nearby you will be spoilt for choice. Wells is also conveniently situated for visiting the historical City of Bath and many other Somerset attractions.
Some suggestions for visits are
*Wells The Cathedral, The Bishops Palace, The Vicars Close and the Cloisters.
*Wells Carnival (November)
*Wookey Hole and the Dinosaur Park
*Cheddar Gorge and Caves
*Glastonbury Tor and Abbey
*Street Open Air swimming Pool (recommended summer only)
*Street Clarks village with Large Shopping Centre of discounted clothing,shoes.
*Frome and The Lions of Longleat Safari Park and Stately Home.
*Stonehenge (approx 1 hour away or 40 miles)
*Oakhill The East Somerset Steam Railway
*Taunton The West Somerset Railway to Minehead.
*Yeovilton Airforce museum
*Bath The Roman baths and Georgian City
*Bath and West Showgrounds
*Bristol. The Suspension Bridge at Clifton, The SS Great Britain and The Zoo
Beaches are nearest at Burnham on Sea or there is Weston Super Mare and its Pier.