Wells in Somerset is often described as England’s smallest city; situated within it is this former stable block that enjoys views of the cathedral, home to Mr & Mrs Hilton and their family.

“We’ve lived here for almost 8 years, with the house being in my wife’s family since the early 1980’s when it was converted to a residence by her grandparents”

Mr Hilton describes.

A stone’s throw from the cathedral, as stables, the building formed part of the ecclesiastical estate in its original form.

“From its 80’s conversion, it had many undesirable features, including very fussily designed wooden windows for the style of the property”

Mr Hilton says.

French Doors finished in ‘Porcelain’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars and Chrome Chatsworth handle.
French Doors finished in ‘Porcelain’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars and Chrome Chatsworth handle.

enjoying the picturesque setting

The family opted to change the style of the windows and doors completely to let more light in and take advantage of the views that were previously quite obscured.

A selection of slim hidden spring sash windows, flush casements and French doors now have a much simpler look with paired back, elegant glazing bars all finished in the shade of ‘Porcelain’. The new front door is a custom design in a contrasting shade of ‘London Grey’ featuring the house name, etched into sandblasted glass.

Flush casement window finished in ‘Porcelain’ with 18mm astragal glazing bars, Polished Chrome Peardrop handle and sandblasted glass below the astragal glazing bars.

“We can now see the Cathedral clearly from the upper windows; Phil from the showroom advised on having only a partially obscured bathroom window, so we could enjoy the view while still have our privacy.”

“The house is also quite near a main road through the city, but once inside we just don’t hear it now.”


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