Country living at its best style, character and luxury, yet only 3 miles from Bristol! This stunning detached barn conversion is set in a rural not isolated and totally idyllic setting with grounds of around 1.5 acres, stunning views and extensive garaging. Ideal for dual occupation, with a large and totally separate cottage annexe plus ample parking. Tremendous character, every luxury, viewing recommended!
Enjoy the view from the hot tub on the terrace and relax!
Standing in the gardens in Spring Barns, in this pleasant and peaceful hamlet with the most stunning of views, you would just not believe that the City of Bristol is literally just over 3 miles and less than 15 minutes drive away.
Created by the present vendors some 13 years ago, Spring Barns is a beautiful detached home of tremendous character formed from stone barns and set in grounds of around 1.51 acres with formal gardens and paddock. The accommodation is absolutely stunning with mellow local stone exteriors and a seamless combination of original building and newer wings, thus creating a spacious home (around 3, 936 sq ft). But that's not all; as well as the main house there is also a separate detached cottage which itself amounts to around 1847 sq ft!
The main property is 'L' shaped with a south westerly aspect, perfectly in the 'eye of the sun' and positioned to enjoy the view over the valley to the green hills and wood beyond. The accommodation includes a wonderful lounge, some 22 ft square, with a beautiful fireplace and doors to the garden, a separate snug/TV room, a superb dining room, about 25 ft long, and a similar size play room. The kitchen is literally out of this world, extensively fitted and plenty big enough (28 ft long!) to accommodate the largest family, with even enough space for a couple of sofas! In addition, there are two cloakrooms and a utility room.
Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms (4 of them double) 2 bathrooms and an en suite dressing room and shower room. The decor throughout is elegant and stylish and the attention to detail and quality in the property is tremendous, the fireplaces are stunning, there is feature lighting and power throughout, even down to recessed electrical sockets in the oak floor in the lounge! All the bathrooms with their sanitary ware are top quality as is the kitchen with a huge amount of storage and granite worktops throughout.
The separate cottage is virtually completed and would be ideal for a dependant relative, independent teenagers, letting income or as a wonderful guest cottage or business premises. Attached to here is a large double garage and an additional garage/store.
The location is a real surprise as you drive down the lane the atmosphere is rural but not isolated .... You have neighbours but the setting is really private and secluded. A point to note
if you just drive Spring Barns, there is absolutely no way that you can appreciate it without making an appointment to view.
Our vendor says .... We have thoroughly enjoyed creating this super home, it is perfect for family life and we are only moving as we just don't need the space now!
We have noticed ... What a spot! Almost unbelievable considering how close you are to Bristol! A glass of wine watching the sun go down from the hot tub on the terrace would end the day beautifully, and entertaining in this super home would be a joy!
East Dundry is a hamlet around 3 miles to the North of the popular village of Chew Magna, between here and the City of Bristol. Its atmosphere is one of rural charm, where period house sit side by side with cottages and farmhouses. The village of Chew Magna itself was voted in 2011 top out of the twelve best villages in the UK in a survey featured in the Sunday Times. Surrounded by rolling hills, this Bath & North East Somerset village () can trace its history back to Saxon times, and is popular with those who wish to escape from the city but have easy access to their place of work, being only 10 miles from Bristol, with its International Airport, mainline railway links and the M5 and M4 motorways. The picturesque countryside of the Mendips and the beautiful Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are no more than a few miles away, and to the east is the Roman City of Bath, about a 30 minute drive away. The excellent local amenities in Chew Magna include nearby schools, four pubs, two banks, a supermarket, nursery and an area of shops including a post office and cafe.
Travelling out of Chew Magna on the B3130 towards Winford, leave the village and turn right at the mini roundabout, up Limeburn Hill. Continue up and over the hill for about 2 miles. At the crossroads West Dundry Lane is on the left, but you turn right into East Dundry Lane. Continue for around 3/4 of a mile bearing right (signposted Norton Hawkfield and Whitchurch) and following the road, passing the post box on the right. Turn sharp right into Spring Lane and continue for about 100 yards. The entrance to Spring Barns is on the left hand side.
Large covered area - plenty of space for pots and tubs, substantial front door to:
Reception Hall 2.34m (7'8') x 2.34m (7'8')
Attractive stone tiled floor, period style radiator, coved ceiling.
Cloakroom 2.36m (7'9') x 2.06m (6'9')
Very well fitted with white suite of low level WC, wash hand basin inset into marble vanity unit with substantial storage under, period style radiator, coved ceiling, window, matching tiled floor.
Lounge 6.83m (22'5') x 6.76m (22'2')
What a fabulous room for entertaining, light, elegant and full of character. Minster style stone fireplace and hearth, triple aspect window including two pairs of French doors opening out onto the terrace, the two aspects having fabulous views. Beautiful oak floor with inset electrical sockets. Attractive ornamented coved and corniced ceiling, dado panelling, feature lighting including wall light points and downlighters, TV point, 3 period style radiators.
Snug/Family Room 4.55m (14'11') max x 4.24m (13'11')
Attractive fireplace (Adam style) and hearth incorporating gas coal effect fire, period style radiator, coved ceiling, TV point, 2 wall light points, French doors opening to terrace.
Steps lead up to:
Wonderful Dining Room 7.62m (25'0') x 4.29m (14'1')
Imagine the dinner parties you could hold in a room of this size! Features include 2 downlit arched display recesses with glass shelves, 5 wall light points, coved ceiling, featured arched window, 2 period style radiators, stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard, folding doors to:
Play Room/Games Room 7.29m (23'11') x 4.39m (14'5')
Currently used as a gym. Coved ceiling, 4 wall light points and central lighting, 2 period style radiators.
A wide opening with steps lead down to a:
Stunning Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Family Room 8.69m (28'6') x 4.78m (15'8')
Beautifully fitted with an exceptional range, quality and quantity of kitchen units in hand paint finish cream with loads of marble worktop space and tiled splash backs with pelmet lighting over. Amongst the features are twin built-in under electric ovens with a ceramic induction hob over, integrated fridge and freezer, integrated microwave and dishwasher, inset butlers sink with a drainer to the side and mixer tap over. Ample drawers, display units and glazed cupboards with lighting. Matching central island unit with a matching granite worktop incorporating further storage including pull out drawers with wicker baskets, breakfast area, wine racks and open storage areas, central free hanging canopy with feature lighting. Throughout there is a tiled floor, dado panelling, feature lighting and a coved ceiling. 2 period radiators, dual aspect window, door to garden.
Utility Room 1.98m (6'6') x 1.68m (5'6')
Built-in cupboard housing gas fired central heating unit and storage, extractor, matching tiled floor, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, door to:
Cloakroom 2 1.98m (6'6') x 1.63m (5'4')
White suite of low level WC, wash hand basin, dado rail, radiator, tiled floor, display shelf, extractor.
Stairs to First Floor Galleried Landing.
Bedroom 1 5.03m (16'6') x 4.47m (14'8')
Fitted with a range of wardrobes to a wall and corner, dual aspect window, TV point, 2 radiators, folding doors to:
En suite Shower Room and Dressing Room 7.29m (23'11') x 1.52m (5'0')
With 3 sky light windows.
Shower Room area - double sized storage cupboard with multi function storage over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, mosaic tiled floor, ladder style towel rail, radiator, 2 wall light points.
Dressing Area - built-in dressing table, 2 wall light points, radiator.
Door to Large under eaves storage area.
Steps from First Floor Galleried Landing to:
Inner Landing Area1 5.05m (16'7') x 1.78m (5'10')
With radiator and skylight window. Access to:
Bedroom 2 4.80m (15'9') x 4.11m (13'6')
Attractive porthole window, 2 skylight windows, 2 radiators.
Bathroom 4.44m (14'7') narr to 2.97m (9'9') x 2.82m (9'3')
Sumptuous in every respect, and with granite plinth with matching splashbacks incorporating huge double ended bath with mixer shower over, matching double sized wash stand again with granite worktop and tiled splash back and incorporating his & hers inset sinks with matching mirrors over, low level WC, panelling to dado height, stone tiled floor, radiator, 2 skylight windows, feature lighting, shaver point.
Second set of steps down to:
Inner Landing Area 2 2.82m (9'3') x 0.00m (0'0')
Attractive triangular feature window with lovely views, skylight window, radiator, eaves storage cupboard.
Bedroom 3 5.18m (17'0') x 4.65m (15'3') max
Very well fitted with a range of wardrobes, bedside cupboards and fitted desk/dressing table, 2 skylight windows, TV point, radiator.
Bedroom 4 6.71m (22'0') x 3.56m (11'8')
Again well fitted with a range of wardrobes, desk/dressing table and bedside cupboards, window with wonderful views, radiator.
Bedroom 5 3.61m (11'10') x 2.62m (8'7')
Currently used as a study. Skylight window, radiator.
Bathroom 2.64m (8'8') x 1.93m (6'4')
Well fitted with white suite of shaped bath with mixer shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelling to dado height, extractor, radiator, skylight window, mosaic tiled floor.
On the other side of the entrance drive is the further accommodation comprising a:
Self contained cottage
This is virtually complete with the exception of the fitting of the kitchen and the downstairs bathroom - all wiring and plumbing are in place.
Living/Dining/Kitchen 7.85m (25'9') widening to 10.21m (33'6')
x 5.64m (18'6')
This is plastered and decorated complete with power points and feature lighting. Second feature archway with French doors to outside. 4 radiators.
Shower Room 2.74m (9'0') x 2.57m (8'5')
Ready to be fitted and already decorated, wired and plumbed.
Stairs from living room to:
First Floor Landing
Worcester gas fired central heating unit in cupboard/storage area (cupboard requires completion).
Bedroom 7.92m (26'0') x 4.57m (15'0')
Sloping ceiling measurements at minimum eaves height of 0.46m (1'6'). Completely finished and easily 2 rooms, with 4 skylight windows, 2 radiators.
Cloakroom 2.90m (9'6') x 1.52m (5'0') approx
White suite of low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and splash backs, radiator, lighting, extractor.
Attached to the front of the cottage and bordering the lane is a:
Garage/Store 6.71m (22'0') x 4.50m (14'9')
Full height ceiling with loft storage area, light and power, archway with double timber access doors.
Attached to the other end of the cottage is a:
5.64m (18'6') x 5.49m (18'0')
High ceiling, light and power, electric up and over door.
Spring Barns is set in grounds of around 1.5 acres.
From the lane a 5 bar gate with pedestrian side gate leads to a part cobbled and part tarmac driveway leading past the front of the house to a large area of parking and giving access to both the double garage and the garage store. There is a yard area with space for bins etc.
The formal garden area lies to the rear of the property, it is laid to level lawn with a high flagstone terrace which extends right around the property where there are steps up to a slightly higher level, partly decked, with ample space for a barbecue, sunbathing and a hot tub! The garden area has purposely been made easy to maintain. Beyond here, second 5-bar gates lead to an additional parking area ... In gravel with a walled storage area to the side. A shrub border marks the boundary between here and the paddock which slopes gently away down to the woods and the stream beyond. The views of this sylvan valley are a delight, with gently rolling hills and green fields to enjoy at all times of the year, and to the other side the view opens out to further countryside in the distance.
Outside lighting and outside tap.