Charming Country Cottage
Stunning Hillside Location
2.4 Acres of Gardens/Woodland
Detached Barn for Conversion
3 Reception Rooms, 5 Bedrooms
Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Utility
Family Bathroom & En-Suite
Upvc D/Glazing & Oil Heating
Sweeping Drive & Ample Parking
No forward chain
Internal Viewing Recommended
A rare opportunity to purchase a charming detached country cottage, situated in one of the area's most sought-after locations, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The original cottage which we believe dates back to the late 1700's has been subject to considerable improvement, lovingly cared for by the present owners and set in a stunning hillside position within beautiful mature gardens and woodland, amounting to some 2.4 acres. This lovely stone cottage has been extended in previous times although still retains many period features associated with a property of this age and benefits from upvc double glazing, oil fired central heating and superb solid Oak floors on the ground floor.
The property is approached via a sweeping tree lined driveway which leads up to the extensive parking area and Detached Barn/Garage (This has a number of potential uses including an Annexe/Air bnb/Home Office or Gym), subject to any necessary planning consent required). The location and gardens will form a large part of the property's appeal and will clearly attract those with a keen interest in gardening and the outdoors. A set of steps lead from the driveway up through a pretty rockeried garden to the entrance porch and on entering the property one immediately gets a sense of what lies ahead. The generous accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes on the ground floor: Reception Hall, Lounge with beamed ceiling and feature fireplace with inset wood burner, Sitting Room again with a feature log burner, Dining Room, Re-fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room and Cloakroom. On the first floor there is a Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, four further Bedrooms, a Family Bathroom and separate W.C. As mentioned, the property is surrounded by delightful formal gardens and natural woodland which will only be truly appreciated by way of an on-site inspection. Viewing arrangement are strictly by appointment and exclusively through Farrons Estate Agents:
Situated up a private laneway in what is considered to be one of the most sought-after locations in the area on the edge of the Mendip village of Winscombe which benefits from a range of village facilities and amenities, these include: A variety of Retail Outlets and Professional Practices as well as several Hairdressers and Beauty Treatment Clinics, a Public Library, Community Centre, Public House/Restaurant and several Takeaway's, Opticians and Doctor, Dental and Veterinary Surgeries. The village also has an excellent Primary School and Rugby, Football, Cricket and Bowling Clubs. Winscombe is close to the Mendip Hills and is surrounded by beautiful open countryside providing excellent riding and walking opportunities. There are several lakes located within the area which cater for sailing and fishing enthusiasts and there is a Dry Ski Slope and Equestrian Centre in Churchill. The popular Churchill Academy with Sixth Form Centre is within 3 miles which also benefits from a Sports Centre and Swimming Pool and private schooling is available at the renowned Sidcot School, just a short distance away. Winscombe is ideally situated for the commuter and is convenient to Bristol, Bath, Wells and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. There are mainline railway connections at Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Worle Parkway providing direct access to Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington and other major towns and cities. Access to the M5 Motorway network is available at junction 20 Clevedon, 21 St Georges and 22 Edithmead and Bristol International Airport is within a short drive.
From Bristol heading South West on the A38 enter the village of Churchill. At the traffic lights proceed straight ahead. Follow the road for approximately 1 ¼ mile passing through the Hamlet of Star. After a further ½ mile proceed past Sidcot School on the left-hand side and drop down the hill to a set of traffic lights. Continue straight ahead passing Sidcot School playing fields on the right and after approximately ¼ mile with The Sidcot Hotel Premier Inn on the left, take the 2nd turning on the left after passing the hotel into a private laneway. Continue up the lane bearing right at the top into the private driveway of the property, 'Upper Hale'.
With quarry tiled floor and upvc double glazed entrance door leading into:
L'shaped with beautiful solid Oak flooring, staircase rising to the first floor accommodation with storage cupboards under, extensive book shelving, two radiators, wall lights and upvc double glazed window.
5.31m (17ft 5in) x 3.86m (12ft 8in)
A dual aspect room to the side and rear elevations with upvc double glazed windows and French doors, feature fireplace with beam and natural stone detail, recessed cast iron log burner with tiled hearth and recessed shelving to either side, attractive Oak flooring, wall lights, two radiators and beamed ceiling.
4.27m (14ft 0in) x 3.84m (12ft 7in)
A dual aspect room to the front and side elevations with upvc double glazed windows and French door providing a pleasant outlook across the gardens, feature recessed suspended log burner with stone surround and mantle and slate hearth, attractive Oak flooring, radiator.
4.44m (14ft 7in) max x 3.91m (12ft 10in)
Feature 'Claygate' brick fireplace, quarry tiled flooring, wall lights, radiator and upvc double glazed window to the front elevation providing a pleasant outlook.
4.75m (15ft 7in) x 3.84m (12ft 7in)
A delightful room, refitted in a cottage style with a range of mid grey base units with wood veneered work surfaces over and inset white ceramic double bowl sink unit with chrome mixer tap. There is a Rangemaster cooker (included in the sale), space for a dishwasher and fridge freezer, built-in larder cupboard with shelving and built in cupboard housing the Worcester Danesmore 20/25 oil fired boiler supplying central heating and hot water. In addition, there is attractive slate grey tiled flooring, a radiator, recessed ceiling lights and upvc double glazed windows to the side elevation providing a beautiful outlook across the garden.
2.84m (9ft 4in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
Refitted with a range of mid grey wall and base units with solid wood worksurface over and inset ceramic sink unit and chrome mixer tap. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and undercounter fridge/freezer, recessed ceiling lights, tiled flooring and upvc double glazed door leading to the garden.
White suite with chrome fittings including: Low level W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, tiled flooring, radiator and obscure glass upvc double glazed window to the side elevation.
First Floor Landing:
With recessed shelving and radiator.
6.05m (19ft 10in) max x 4.98m (16ft 4in) max
A dual aspect room with upvc double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations providing a delightful outlook across the gardens and wooded hillside. Extensive fitted wardrobe unit with sliding doors providing ample hanging and storage space. Fitted book shelves and radiator.
En Suite Shower Room:
White suite with brass fittings including: Large glass shower unit with electric shower and tiled walls, pedestal wash hand basin with electric light/shaver socket over, low level W.C, bidet and ladder style radiator, part tiled walls and obscure glass double glazed windows to the side elevation.
4.22m (13ft 10in) x 3.84m (12ft 7in)
Feature cast iron period fireplace, radiator and upvc double glazed window to the front elevation providing a delightful outlook.
4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Access to one of the loft areas, radiator and upvc double glazed window providing a delightful view across the garden and wooded hillside beyond. There is a dressing area with walk-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and a radiator.
3.2m (10ft 6in) x 2.87m (9ft 5in)
Access to one of the loft areas, radiator and upvc double glazed window to the front elevation providing a pleasant outlook. Fitted vanity unit with white ceramic wash hand basin, chrome mixer tap and electric light/shaver socket over.
2.84m (9ft 4in) x 2.51m (8ft 3in)
With upvc double glazed window to the front elevation providing a lovely rural outlook, stripped wood flooring, radiator and recessed shelving.
2.87m (9ft 5in) x 2.13m (7ft 0in)
White suite with chrome fittings including: P-shaped bath with mixer tap, electric shower unit over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin with hot and cold taps and electric light/shaver socket over. Recessed storage cupboard and shelving, ladder style radiator, part tongue and groove walls and upvc double glazed window to the front elevation. Access to an additional loft area.
With white low level suite, wood flooring and upvc double glazed window to the side elevation.
The property is approached via a shared private laneway which in turn leads to the sweeping driveway providing extensive parking for a number of vehicles and the detached stone built barn with log store and garage.
The stunning and extensive grounds form a particular feature of the property and amount in all to some 2.4 acres. The land is split with large areas of formal gardens to the front and both sides of the property with extensive areas of lawn over several levels, well stocked with an abundance of mature trees, shrubs, planted borders and rockery beds. In addition, there are areas of natural woodland with a wide variety of trees and wild primroses, daffodils and bluebells together with a timber potting shed and private stone and paved sun terrace providing an ideal space for outside entertaining.
5.49m (18ft 0in) x 3.86m (12ft 8in)
With stable door, lighting, power points and external access to the first floor. The barn has previously been granted permission for conversion to annexe accommodation although this has since lapsed but would still likely be viable subject to all necessary consents required. Other uses such as a home office/gym may be permitted.
4.37m (14ft 4in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
With double wooden doors and lighting.