Rare opportunity to secure historic school house in Wells


A former Wells Cathedral School boarding house which could be converted into a B&B (subject to planning) has been placed on the market with global real estate advisor Colliers International. 

The Grade II listed Canon Grange is close to Wells Cathedral and includes eight bedrooms and one flat. The property is currently owned by Wells Cathedral School and is surplus to their requirements. 

Ed Jefferson from Colliers International’s hotels team said: “Townhouses of this quality and history are very seldom brought to market. On the market with offers invited in excess of £550,000, the landmark townhouse dates from 1451 but has been remodelled over the decades. It was last used for temporary staff accommodation.” 

Located in the heart of the historic Somerset cathedral city of Wells, Canon Grange enjoys excellent views of the western façade of the world-famous cathedral and has direct access on to Cathedral Green.  

“As well as being within easy reach of all the restaurants and shops Wells has to offer, it is ideally situated in the middle of a hugely popular visitor destination.” 

Canon Grange includes a modern domestic kitchen, bedroom, dining and living room on the ground floor, five bedrooms on the first floor and four more on the second floor.  

The bedrooms are variously sized and some include gabled ceilings and en suite bathrooms. 

Whilst the property has no garden it has immediate access to the Cathedral Green at the rear. 

“The property is not currently trading and interested parties need to make their own assessment of the potential for trade and profitability as well as the y consents necessary for business use,” says Ed Jefferson.