No. 14 Vicars’ Close
No. 14 Vicars’ Close is a unique and very beautiful 14th-century self catering house, which is available for hire. It is situated at the north end of Vicars’ Close, adjoining the Close Chapel and offers magnificent views of the Cathedral and its precincts.
Situated by the Chain Gate and through an arch to the east of Wells Cathedral, the majority of houses in Vicars’ Close are occupied by employees of the Cathedral including the Vicars’ Choral (the men of the choir), for whom the houses were built c1360, and who have been singing the services in the Cathedral since the early Middle Ages. Stepping through the arch onto the cobbled street of the Close is to enter an earlier world and yet you will be just a short walk from the busy High Street of the City of Wells with its variety of shops and eating places.
The house has four bedrooms designed to accommodate six people – 2 doubles and 2 single rooms. It is well equipped for self-catering and includes towels and linen.
You may be coming to Wells to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of the smallest city in England, on the edge of the beautiful Mendip Hills or to venture further a field to the larger and easily accessible cities of Bath or Bristol (each approximately 20 miles away). Perhaps the reputation that Wells Cathedral has for its music, both at services and concerts, has tempted you to come and stay. Whatever your reasons, this property is ideal for rest and relaxation or for exploring nearby tourist attractions such as Wookey Hole Caves, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury with its Tor or a shopping trip to the Clarks Village at Street.