A substantial 1930's 5 bedroom house in need of modernisation but with original features intact and large mature gardens of around ¼ acre with glorious views - a rare opportunity to find a substantial family home with potential and a large plot in this popular North Somerset Village.
Built in 1932, Elmdene has been in the same ownership for over 40 years and has not been on the market since it was first purchased in the 1960's by the present vendors. The style of the house is pure 1930's, with many original features intact, including colourful leaded light fenestration, bay windows and original doors. The property is spacious with its five bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, plus a large lounge, dining room, study, kitchen, loo and lean-to conservatory downstairs. There is enormous potential, not only to improve the existing accommodation (the asking price reflects the works required) but also to extend the house to make the most of the large mature plot of around ¼ acre which includes a garage, carport and heated swimming pool. The position is lovely, truly 'non estate' right on the edge of the village with open fields on two sides and glorious rural views. Yet the village centre with it's excellent community, shopping, social and recreational facilities is an easy level walk. This is a rare opportunity in Wrington - a chance to create your own grand design in a lovely setting.
Our vendor says.... We have loved the views and easy access to local facilities, and the swimming pool has been a wonderful and relaxing asset, for social and family use particularly!
We have noticed.... There's lots to do, particularly in relation to windows, kitchen and bathroom, but the spot is lovely, as is the village and the swimming pool is a great feature, there is huge potential here.
Situated with good access to local amenities and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Wrington () is the jewel in the crown of the Wrington Vale. Indeed not only is it a picturesque village with a lengthy and interesting history, but it benefits from facilities usually reserved for a larger town. The essential ingredients of a good village are known in the property business as the seven P’s – pub, primary school, post office, parson, public transport, phone box and petrol station. There is also a pharmacy, doctor’s surgery and dentist’s – Wrington has it all! Secondary schooling is available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre () which benefits from a modern sports complex, and transport for local children provided daily. There are also further schools both state and private at Bristol, Backwell, Wraxall and Chew Magna. The area around is well known for its beauty and offers a variety of community pursuits within a drive. Indeed, riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry skiing are just some of the activities available within a few miles. The village of Wrington is within commuting distance of the City of Bristol and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21). There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton.
From the offices of Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, turn left down Silver Street passing the tennis courts on your left, continue out of the village and take the first left into Cox's Green and Elmdene is the last house on the left hand side.
Covered porch area with outside light. Part glazed door to:
Reception Hall 3.73m(12'3)x2.26m(7'5)
Measurements include stairs. Picture rail, radiator.
Lounge 6.96m(22'10)x3.76m(12'4) excluding bay
A light and spacious dual aspect room with 2 windows overlooking the front garden, one being a bay window, both secondary glazed and with a country outlook, double glazed side window. Fireplace with tiled hearth and heavy beam over and incorporating 'efel' woodburning stove, 5 wall light points, radiator.
Dining Room 3.78m(12'5) excluding bay x3.63m(11'11)
Again light with dual aspect windows, one being a secondary glazed bay with built in window seat storage, the other a secondary glazed side window, and both with a country outlook. 3 wall light points, radiator.
Original part glazed door from reception hall to rear hall. Glazed door to rear lobby.
Dual aspect secondary glazed window, radiator.
Fitted with a range of pine base and wall units with laminate worktops and double bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap over, plumbing for washing machine, plumbing for dishwasher, space for Range style cooker, gas hob to side, space for fridge, tiled splashbacks, extractor, dual aspect windows. Corner 'Glow Worm' gas central heating unit.
Rear Lobby 3.63m(11'11)x1.19m(3'11)
With shelving, glazed door to:
Garden Room/Lean to Conservatory 5.44m(17'10)x1.96m(6'5)
Tiled floor, space for freezer, double and single doors to garden, light and power.
White suite of low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor, window, radiator.
Stairs to first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 3.78m(12'5)x3.71m(12'2)
Measurements include vanity unit with tiled top and built in wash basin, tiled splashbacks, double wardrobe to side, dual aspect window one secondary glazed and one double glazed, country views to front, radiator.
Bedroom 2 4.22m(13'10)x2.77m(9'1)max
Measurements include arched recess with built in wardrobe, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, secondary glazed window with lovely views.
Bedroom 3 3.76m(12'4)x3.61m(11'10)
Measurements include built in furniture of 2 double wardrobes, fitted drawers and cupboard. Dual aspect secondary glazed window with stunning views, radiator.
Bedroom 4 3.63m(11'11)x2.72m(8'11)
Range of built in high level storage plus shelves and side storage, built in single wardrobe, secondary glazed window with views, radiator.
Bedroom 5 3.35m(11')x2.57m(8'5)
Measurements include built in sliding door double wardrobe and shelved storage cupboard. Dual aspect windows with glorious views, radiator.
Fitted with white and chrome suite of panelled bath with 'Mira' shower over, wash hand basin inset into vanity unit with cupboard under, low level WC, 2 windows, both secondary glazed, extractor, 2 radiators.
Elmdene is set in a very good sized plot of around ¼ acre. To the front double gates lead to a concrete driveway with flagstone parking to the side. A level lawn flanks this with mature trees and plants including roses, ornamental varieties, apple, bay and pine. The front and side boundaries are fenced. The front elevation of the house is graced by a rambling rose and a wisteria. Outside lighting.
The driveway continues to the side to a:
Covered Carport Area 9.14m(30')x2.44m(8') approx
This carries on around the rear of the house and to the back door and also leads to the:
Measurements include separate equipment storage area.
Up and over door, light and power.
To the side of here is the:
Swimming Pool Area
With bamboo fencing, walls and hedging.
Heated Swimming Pool 9.14m(30')x4.57m(15')
With slide, cover and steps. To the side is a:
Pool Equipment Store
With pump, filter and boiler.
At the rear is a summerhouse, beyond which is space for a greenhouse and a fenced area suitable for chickens or an additional vegetable plot.
The rear garden is lovely, mature, private and secluded. There is a patio area with climbing rose, level lawn, greenhouse and flower/shrub borders. A trellis archway leads to the bottom of the garden and to an orchard with pears, apples, fig and plum and a boundary of beech hedging. Beyond here is a prolific kitchen garden including raised beds and a soft fruit area, further mature trees include silver birch. There is a courtyard on the other side of the house with a fuel store and log store.