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A fine individual country house with extensive gardens, far reaching views, impeccably presented accommodation and a self-contained detached annex.
This entirely individual family house is hidden away behind high walls and a remotely operated gate that opens to reveal a charming home that blends 18th century character with 21st century style remarkably successfully.
The original wing of the house is thought to date from about 1795 and would have been a two up two down cottage on the side of the turnpike road between Bristol and Congresbury. However, over the last two and quarter centuries the house has grown with most notable a significant wing added in the last twenty-five years that has really transformed the cottage into the significant house that we are offering today.
Old and new blend seamlessly creating an extremely comfortable home with an endless list of superb features including very special double aspect 36’ x 28’ open plan combined living room that has bi-fold doors allowing commanding views over the gardens and open countryside for several miles beyond.
Brockley and Cleeve are two small villages that stand less than 10 miles south west of Bristol and this house is placed right on the border of the two.
The nearest shopping is 350 yards away at the marvellous Brockley Stores, a farm shop offering a wide selection of local produce. In addition, a mile away in Cleeve there several local shops while, a wider selection of amenities is offered in nearby Backwell and Yatton.
Schooling is available in Backwell with excellent infant and junior schools, an independent junior school and a highly regarded secondary school. More independent schools are available in Bristol and transport is provided by several of them.
The nearest station offering direct trains to Bristol, Bath, Filton-Abbey Wood and London-Paddington is in Backwell. Good road connections exist to the larger centres in the area, SUSTRANS cycle routes take you straight into central Bristol. The M5 motorway is just over 6 miles away at Clevedon and Bristol airport is easily accessed.
The house occupies a slightly elevated, private setting that takes full advantage of the position and the views in particular, but the property is not isolated as there are several other individual homes hidden way nearby.
A twin pillared porch shelters an oak front door that opens to a reception hall where visitors are greeted by genuine oak flooring, (a theme that is repeated elsewhere) and matching doors with a recessed deep storage cupboard, a cloakroom, a door to a study and to a sitting room.
The sitting room is the greater part of the ground floor of the original cottage and has real character with massive stone walls and a deep sill window overlooking the courtyard.
The study is fitted with specially commissioned bench desks and ample shelving together with ample power outlets so allowing multiple device use without miles of trailing wires.
An inner hall with built in storage leads to the staircase that rises to the first floor and a door opens to the open plan living room – family room that is just breath-taking.
The scale of this space is superb which at over 960 sq.ft exceeds the total floor area of many modern 3 bedroom detached houses.
The room is divided into three zones, a sitting area, a dining area (with a solid oak table that was designed for this room to match the kitchen island and may be available by separate negotiation), and the kitchen area that includes a full suite of integrated appliances, a hob in the island with concealed extraction over and excellent fitted storage.
The family room overlooks both the courtyard area and the gardens with two ranges of bi-fold doors really drawing the accommodation outside onto the terrace.
A door leads to a porch at the side and an internal oak door opens to a large utility room with a further cloakroom off.
The staircase arrives at the first floor landing that leads off to both wings of the house with the upper hall floors again finished in solid oak.
The enchanting principal bedroom suite is formed by a dressing area with wall to wall wardrobes fitted and a door to the beautifully designed and appointed full bathroom en suite with a concealed shower area and free-standing bath.
The bedroom is a delight with French doors and matching side screens opening to a Juliet balcony that allows ever more expansive views as far as the hillsides of Clevedon and Wales on the far side of the Bristol Channel.
A second attractive bedroom has a series of fitted wardrobes and a shower room en suite while, the remaining bedrooms are all currently furnished with double beds.
The family bathroom is also well appointed with a full suite including a bath and spacious separate shower enclosure.
The self-contained detached bungalow style annex is located on the far side of the terrace and has been decorated and fitted with the same care and attention to detail as the main house.
The accommodation offers a spacious living room with a kitchen area that has a patio door to the terrace and views beyond across the vale to Clevedon and the coastline.
An adjoining double bedroom of ample proportions leads to a large wet room style shower room en suite.
The annex is gas centrally heated with its own combi boiler which is entirely separate from the heating system, (also gas fired) in the main house.
For those not requiring an annex this space is suitable for a variety of uses including first class offices at home or as rental investment which would currently yield circa £700pcm
The stone pillared gateway frames a remote-controlled gate that leads to a sheltered courtyard of considerable size. Here, there is parking for 8 – 10 cars and more than enough space to turn.
A ‘garage block’ stands to one side of the courtyard and is completely detached from the house. This building provides excellent storage space and it will be a straightforward process to reopen the garage doorways if parking cars within is required.
The fabulous terrace adjoins the rear of house and is elevated above the extensive lawn that stretches away from the house for a considerable distance and is L shaped with a leg turning to the right at the bottom, hiding perhaps goals or a climbing frame/playhouse if you wish.
A koi pond with shallow verges, pump and a jetty with a matching deck is central in the lawn while the boundaries are well fenced.
Turners Property Centre, 49 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB
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