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The Wesley Apartment

(Ref. 920144)

Wells, Somerset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was very nice and the addition of a washer dryer was a bonus."

    The only grip that I would have would be the pillow's were not very comfortable and need replacing. Also the parking space was very tight leaving not much space between cars to get out. The views from the apartment were beautiful. We really enjoyed staying there. The ensuite bathroom was lovely. The WiFi was great and I was able to login to my Netflix on the TV. I would highly recommend this apartment.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Very comfortable apartment, very light and spacious and great location - only a few minutes' walk into the centre of Wells."

    Everywhere was beautifully clean - thank you for a great stay, wish we could have stayed longer

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the flat but had one or two minor grip[es."

    The shower door and shower head in the en-suite need replacing. The light in the en-suite is very dim and I had to shave in the other bathroom. Could do with a couple of hooks on the bathroom door. Pillows in the main bedroom need replacing - out of shape or stained.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2023

  • "A nice appartment with good facilities in good walking distance of the shops"

    Reviewed by F.g.4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days in this apartment."

    It’s a lovely sized apartment, in a great location but in need of a little TLC. However this did not spoil our stay & we have already booked a return visit.

    Reviewed by Adele4.1May 2023

  • "Wonderful place to stay in, looking forward to be back in September."

    Reviewed by Peng Neoh5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second stay in this delightful apartment, and it will not be our last."

    Being on the fourth floor traffic noise was minimal and the trees and long distance views made it difficult to believe you were in a city. Every amenity was in walking distance and the car parking facility was a bonus. Being keen walkers the stairs were not an issue. The Wesley Apartment is the perfect base for exploring Wells and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Mar 2023

  • "Overall, this is a great holiday apartment in a very convenient location close to the city centre."

    It is clean, tidy and well-equipped. The one downside that we encountered was that it was very noisy at night. Being in the centre of the city, we would expect general traffic noise etc., but because of having to have windows open in hot weather, the sound of revving engines and motorbikes from a nearby public car park and the close proximity of the bypass kept us awake. This is not a complaint about the apartment itself, of course, just a consideration for anyone wanting a more peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Bridget4.1Aug 2022

  • "Enjoyable stay in a clean comfortable apartment."

    Excellent location.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and quiet apartment in a good location for Wells and surrounding area."

    Very well equipped with comfortable bed and great shower. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely short break."

    Thank you. Visiting my sisters who both live near. The apartment is very well situated: easy to go out for a meal,walk and shopping. Parking very useful. Some hooks in the bathroom would be helpful. However, the flat is exceptionally well equipped.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very spacious and well appointed apartment, within easy walking distance of Wells and all its shops, eateries and attractions as well as good road links allowing quick and easy access for exploring the wider area."

    Disappointing was the fact that the 'super king' bed was in fact two singles simply pushed together which consequently led to one or two nights disturbed sleep. Also we found that many of the items of crockery and cutlery were not that clean on arrival so maybe the 'post letting' checks could be a little more strict, especially during these times of Covid-19. Overall 'tho a very pleasant stay and a property we would certainly look to rent again.

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great appartment ."

    Central and well appointed

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "The apartment is surprisingly huge and was perfect for us and our children aged 4 and 2."

    Very close to Wookey Caves and Wells Cathedral. The apartment had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay, central for all amenities, clean comfortable, climbing the stairs keeps you fit."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "The apartment is conveniently situated within easy reach of the town centre and all amenities whilst still being quiet and peaceful."

    It had been "Covid cleaned" before our arrival and was immaculate, very well equipped, and attractively furnished. We were grateful for the generous gifts of wine, flowers and milk. The only possible detraction was the poor state of some of the surrounding garden, specifically at the front of the block which made it look unkempt and neglected, and about which one of the permanent residents is trying to get rectified by the managing agents.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.4Jun 2021

  • "I was in two minds about whether to leave a review or not because we had a very mixed stay."

    I decided that even if this doesnt get published, then the feedback to the owner would help others in the future: Good: We had two main criteria when we were looking for where to book: Firstly: Location - we wanted somewhere we could walk out to for food/drink and so we loved the location, with easy parking, quiet neighbours (in fact we were convinced only a few of the other appratments were occupied), and the appartment was well equipped with wifi (an essential these days), dishwasher, utensils, freeview etc. Bad: Our second main criteria was a superking bed. Unfortunately, just pushing two single beds together and throwing a king size duvet on top does not make it a superking. Please please please if the intention is to continue hiring it out as a superking at the very least it needs a decent superking mattress topper so you feel you are in the same bed with your partner, and a full size duvet so you dont spend all night fighting each other to be covered. Carrying on with the negatives, was the cleanliness. One of the conditions of booking is to clean the place on departure - however it appears the owner relies on this rather than doing a proper clean themselves, so despite the note in the kitchen to say it had been made covid safe, we still found rubbish on the floor and quite a thick layer of dust on things like the heated towel rail/radiator in the bathroom - so as it hadnt been cleaned fully it raised doubts on whether it could really be descrived as covid clean.

    Reviewed by Dave2.8Oct 2020

  • "Very well positioned for North Somerset and ideal to visit the lovely city of Wells"

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2020

  • "We liked the spaciousness of the appartment and found the kitchen well equiped."

    We made good use of the 1:50000 maps of the area as the ones I ordered from my local library did not arrive in time.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2020

  • "We were delighted to find the apartment at such short notice, as our holiday in France had just become impossible."

    And the communication with Jo on the day we travelled to book it in was great - fast, efficient and empathetic. The apartment itself was very clean and comfy, and well located. The only improvement we'd suggest is to repair the drain in the shower - it was like having a bath and shower at the same time!

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7Aug 2020

  • "If you can get up 3 flights of stairs I cannot think of a reason why you wouldn’t like Wesley Apartment."

    It’s comfortable, well equipped, quiet, perfectly placed close to the centre of town, ample parking and when you miss a garden, we just sat on the grass in front of the cathedral. Great place we'll probably come back.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2020

  • "The apartment was in a fabulous location, very close to the City centre and also to a Tesco and Lidl for all self-catering needs."

    The apartment was clean and comfortably furnished with lovely views. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable apartment in great position so easy to walk into Wells plus shop on doorstep."

    No games or DVD's though!

    Reviewed by Juliet3.8Sep 2019

  • "We've been totally satisfied with the way our booking was handled by your staff: they were very efficient."

    Then the flat was just perfect: very comfortable,well equipped, ideally located near the city centre and the amenities. We deeply enjoyed our stay and would recommend you and the accommodation without hesitation. The exchanges we had with the owner (text messages)were very nice and courteous.

    Reviewed by Laurence4.7Aug 2019

  • "Good location for touring"

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0May 2019

  • "This is our second visit to this holiday flat and it will not be our last."

    As before we loved being in this spacious, clean, light, quiet, well appointed flat which is so conveniently located. There was again the lovely generous gift of flowers and wine on arrival together with the thoughtful provision of such basics as milk, tea and coffee. We left a list of things that we thought could be improved in our previous evaluation. We saw that these had been noted and ticked off in the message we'd left in the Guest Book. We'd suggested that the kitchen lighting needed to be improved and indeed it has been. Also this time the boiler was working to perfection providing plenty of hot water for baths, showers and washing up and a good level of heat for the flat. As we cooked a meal every evening at the flat, kitchen equipment and conditions were important. There were good new pots in the kitchen as we had recommended. The frying pans are still not very good--we suggest that these be replaced. Last year we had a terrible time trying to figure out how to use the oven. We asked for printed instructions to be made available. There was a manual for the use of the hob but still no instructions for the oven. Happily, we managed to work it out and had several pans of delicious roasted vegetables! All in all we were impressed with the attention given to our remarks and suggestions. When we arrived the overhead light in the large bedroom was not working as the light bulb had been broken off in the socket. One day when we returned 'home' after a day out, we found that the television was on! The next day we noticed that the overhead bedroom light was working. Someone had come in the day before and set it right. We did not mind having someone come into the flat while we were away--especially to do such a good turn--but it would have been nice had they left a note to say they had been in. The flat is very near to Tesco and is close to the excellent shop, The Good Earth. Also it is easy to get a bus ( the station is nearby) to Glastonbury where there is a very fine health food supermarket (well worth visiting!), Earthfare. We enjoyed lunches at The Good Earth restaurant, the cafes at the Cathedral and the Bishop's Garden and in Glastonbury, The Rainbow Café. As vegans, we often struggle to find good food when we eat out but not so in Wells and Glastonbury. Vegans and vegetarians take note! Should the owner of the flat wish to invest in some improvements at some point, a blind in the kitchen would be nice to afford privacy and much firmer mattresses would be very good. However, we are overall really delighted with the flat. Even the fourth floor location (no lift) is a great free fitness workout. We look forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2019

  • "The apartment was very comfortable and well appointed and was within very close walking distance of the centre of the beautiful city of Wells."

    The apartment was light and airy, had good views and the central heating system was very efficient and there was always plenty of hot water.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "The flat is in an excellent location--very central which was especially good for us as we have no car."

    It was very clean. airy, open and nicely furnished with good pictures, books, great views from some of the windows and very well equipped. We were surprised and pleased to find roses and a bottle of wine on our arrival. There were a few problems: no instructions on how to use the oven (we looked up the model on our tablet and worked it out but it was a challenge); the boiler did not work properly so at times we were too cold and the hot water for baths and showers was unreliable and sometimes unavailable; no lift is a drawback although we were able to manage--on our arrival a kind resident carried up our bags!; there was not enough light in the kitchen; and the pots and pans were really inadequate--they need to be replaced. We cooked a meal together every night so the kitchen facilities were really important to us. The knives were excellent! We did enjoy the flat overall and certainly would recommend it and be happy to use it again. We especially appreciated being so close to the cathedral (we attended several services), the bus station--we made many day trips and food shopping venues. It really was quite lovely to be able to see the sunrise over St.Cuthbert's and the cathedral whilst lying in bed (from one of the bedrooms).

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Sep 2018

  • "Milk, wine and flowers very nice welcome pack."

    Had all the basic items you would expect. However the cleaner could spend a little more time and effort. Lot of stairs. For an apartment it was very quite, no noisy neighbours. Good parking.

    I can assure intending users of the Wesley Apartment that the issues raised in the feedback have been dealt with. I have visited the apartment recently and the apartment is in pristine condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned including the carpets and decorating has taken place It will be a pleasure to welcome you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2018

  • "Whilst we had an enjoyable stay in what was convenient location, we felt that standards of this apartment were less than satisfactory in terms of cleanliness, equipment and decor, particularly as it had been rated 4 ticks by Sykes."

    It was spacious but we didn't find it as inviting as other Sykes cottages of a similar standard/ price which we have stayed in. We will email a list of specifics. We don't like the search by property being at the bottom of Sykes web page now or receiving 'please book' type communications on cottages we have already booked but have just revisited on the Sykes site.

    Reviewed by Jim1.6Apr 2018

  • "Very good location close to the city centre."

    Handy for food shops , cafes and restaurants, as well as the main tourist attractions - Cathedral , Bishop’s Palace , Market Square etc. Also a good base for visiting Bath, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury , Clarke’s Village, Woolley. Visitors only need to be aware that the flat is up three flights of stairs.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Apr 2018

  • "Great location, with views over the city (and the Carnival!"

    ) The stairs would not be recommended for everyone, but we coped OK with two small kids.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2017

  • "The apartment is well located and central to all amenities and places of interest."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.8Aug 2017

  • "The apartment was excellent."

    A credi t to the owners

    Reviewed by Patricia4.8Jun 2017

  • "A lovely, good size, top floor flat, that was perfect for our needs."

    All mod cons; dishwasher, washing machine, internet, free view TV, 2 parking spaces. Easy, quick walk into Wells.

    Reviewed by Katy4.8Jun 2017

  • "Great Location close to the centre of Wells - clean comfortable well equipped apartment with car parking"

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2017

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  • All fourth floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Communal garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Note: Apartment is accessed via internal stairs, no lift.

The property

A delightful, light and airy, fourth floor corner apartment, in a private complex within walking distance of the centre of Wells, England’s smallest city.

Offering views across the city towards the cathedral and the Mendip Hills, this contemporary apartment boasts spacious accommodation, along with tasteful furnishings, making this holiday home an ideal base for a get-together with family or friends.

The Wesley Apartment offers two comfortable bedrooms, one of which has en-suite facilities, and a lovely dual-aspect sitting room and dining area with wonderful views.

The historic centre of Wells has many places to sit and relax, and also many independent shops, pubs and restaurants and a lovely market square.

The beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace are just five minutes away, and also within walking distance is Vicars’ Close, the oldest residential street in Europe.

Further afield you will find Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole, beaches at Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare, and the Somerset Levels, famous for bird watching.

The vibrant cities of Bath and Bristol are also an easy drive away for some excellent shopping and sightseeing.

This delightful Wells apartment is an ideal retreat for discovering all that the city and surrounding area has to offer at any time of the year.

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About the location


Coxley 2 miles; Shepton Mallet 6 miles; Glastonbury 6 miles; Cheddar 9 miles.

Wells, England’s smallest city, is named after the springs which still bubble up today in the grounds of its splendid Bishop's Palace with its famous moat. Adjacent is the beautiful 12th century cathedral situated within a most attractive cathedral close and green. Nearby, Vicars Close is home to the oldest complete medieval street in Europe, and the quaint market square offers an array of interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants, and a colourful twice-weekly market. The surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides a wealth of scenic footpaths and rugged landscapes, and is a superb base for caving and rock climbing, and for road, biking and mountain biking. Nearby are the attractions of Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves, both offering great days out. The picturesque Somerset Levels, as well as mystical Glastonbury are also situated an easy drive away. The beautiful city of Bath, with its Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa, The Theatre Royal and wonderful shops, is under 30 miles away, as is the vibrant city of Bristol, which boasts a multitude of attractions, including The Zoo, Theatres, the Aquarium, the Arnol Fini Art Gallery and many more. All in all, this beautiful city makes a convenient and ideal touring base. With so much to see and do, there is something to keep everyone entertained!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas