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A beautifully positioned XVIIIth century detached period cottage occupying a prominent position with mostly walled gardens of over 1/2 acre and far reaching views in this highly desirable rural but not isolated setting. This delightful property offers extensive accommodation that is enriched with many attractive period features and has a very welcoming atmosphere.
This very special property presents a once in a generation opportunity to acquire a well proportioned period home in a lovely position having been cherished and very much enjoyed by the present owner for over thirty years. The existing accommodation is already generous and includes a reception hall, a bright south facing living room, a dining room that again enjoys an outloook to the south. There is a family room or large study, a double aspect farmhouse kitchen, a utility room, and a cloakroom - shower room on the ground floor. A double dog leg staircase rises to the first floor where the principal bedroom has a bathroom en suite. There are 3 further double bedrooms, a bathroom and separate WC.
Outside the gardens are level and adjoin open countryside with an enclosed kitchen garden, a stone privy, the shell of two former stone outbuildings and a detached Garage that was probably formerly a coach house with stable complete with hayloft adjoining.
The charming hamlet of West End is one of the most aspired to addresses in the area that is roughly centred on the legendary Blue Flame pub that is just a couple of hundred yards from the property. A good number of the surrounding properties including South Common Farm, The Chestnuts, The Old Manor and the magnificent Nailsea Court, (a Grade I Elizabethan masterpiece), rank as some of the finest residential properties in the parish and the wider area. However, The Laurels arguably enjoys one of the best settings offering a very private but not isolated position with almost 360-degree views and the mature level gardens.
Nailsea is a five-minute drive away and Backwell is less than 10 minutes with good road connections available to other nearby centres including the City of Bristol just 9 miles distant. A main line railway station is also available in Backwell facilitating daily long distance commuting and the nearest junction of the M5 is less than 4 miles.
No onward chain delays - the seller can move to suit, subject to contract in the usual way.
With a stripped pine door leading to the kitchen-breakfast room and open access to:-
Here a feature double dog leg staircase rises to the first floor with a built in storage cupboard beneath. There is a further built in shelved storage cupboard, a radiator, wall light point, a cloaks hanging cupboard with stripped pine doors to match the doors to the dining room and sitting room, open access with a local stone flanked doorway to an inner hall and an ancient planked door with strap hinges and Norfolk latch to the study.
An attractive and remarkably light and airy principal reception room arranged to overlook the gardens to the south with a window and window seat, French door to the patio and garden and a further window overlooking the main lawns. A double radiator, TV point, beamed ceiling and a superb feature local stone fireplace with flagstone hearth, three wall light points.
Again, having a window seat taking advantage of an outlook over the walled garden to the south. Fitted wall shelving and four wall light points.
Again, a dual aspect with secondary double glazed windows overlooking the lawns and allowing far reaching views to the wooded hillsides of Tickenham away in the distance. A double radiator and the original plank door with Norfolk latch, strap hinges and rim lock.
Another attractive dual aspect room with views towards Tickenham, Clevedon and over the lawns with a French door opening to a paved terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and floor cupboards, laminated work surfaces, an inset one and half bowl stainless steel sink unit, a ceramic hob, a built in eye level electric double oven, a pull out larder unit and pan drawers, plumbing for an automatic dishwasher, space for an upright fridge freezer, ample space for informal dining, a double radiator, quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling, telephone point, extractor fan and recessed down lighter ceiling lights. TV point.
With a skylight and doors off to the cloakroom and utility room.
Having a window to the front, an oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating, an insulated hot water cylinder, fitted wall shelving, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and further appliance space.
Having a fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower unit, a pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled WC, complimentary full ceramic wall tiling, an electric shaver point, a towel rail radiator, a Velux style double glazed window and ceramic floor tiling.
LANDING is galleried over the stairwell, a radiator and a pair of double glazed windows that offer extensive views beyond the gardens to the surrounding countryside as far as the hillsides of Tickenham.
Dual aspect with a secondary double glazed sash window to the front and a uPVC double glazed window overlooking the main lawn to the side, a double radiator, telephone point and a shallow built in wardrobe.
Again arranged to enjoy an outlook to the south over the walled garden, a double radiator, a hatch and pull down ladder allowing access to the loft above.
A comfortable third double bedroom with a dual aspect overlooking the main lawn, across the Vale to the rear. A double bedroom and a hatch to the second loft area.
Fully tiled to compliment the centre fill bath with thermostatically controlled shower above and a pedestal wash hand basin, a radiator, an integrated vanity cupboard and a window to the side.
With close coupled WC and a uPVC double glazed window to the side.
Having a radiator, a built in double wardrobe, a door to the Ensuite bathroom and a dual aspect with panoramic views from Clevedon around to Wraxall away in the distance.
Having a range of fitted cabinets that conceal the WC cistern and a wash hand basin inset with storage cupboards and matching wall cupboard. A panelled bath with a thermostatically controlled shower over, full ceramic wall tiling, an extractor fan, a towel rail radiator and a frosted uPVC double glazed window to the front.
A pair of gates open from the lane to a five bar gate leads from the lane to the driveway with the gateway flanked by natural stonewalls that continue to enclose the greater part of the boundary of the whole property. The driveway provides parking and leads to the Garage with a pair of doors to the front, lighting and power. Adjoining the garage there is a small former stable again of local stone construction with a door to the side and a hayloft door in the gable end. The floor is cobbled and there is lighting and power. A continuation of the drive extends along the side of the main lawn with a turning space and parking for a good number of cars. This part of the drive arrives at a paved terrace that adjoins the porch at the side of the cottage with a door opening to the garden at the front and access to both the main lawn and the kitchen garden that is screened by well kept hedges. The gardens create an idyllic setting with the garden at the front of the cottage framed by local stone walls with a full width paved terrace leading in turn to the lawn with a well stocked floral border, a Wisteria and a further selection of specimen shrubs and bushes. A garden gate opens to the lane and a crazed paved area surrounds a small garden pond. The main area of garden is laid to a broad sweep of lawn and together with the garden at the front creates a very attractive setting. There are a handful of productive fruit trees and established floral borders screened by matures hedges and trees but still allowing views over the surrounding countryside. There is also a well set in the lawn. The kitchen garden accommodates a greenhouse with a former privy set to one side and in the corner the shells of two further small outbuildings, all of which were built of the local ‘Nailsea stone’.
We wish to advise that the four west of England Local Authorities Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire are working together to produce a West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) which will set out a prospectus for sustainable growth to help the Region meet its housing and transport needs up to 2036. A draft of the plan is available to view at https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/so-welep-uploads2/Item%209%20-%20Joint%20Spatial%20Plan%20COMBINED%20DOCs.pdf and while by no means finalised the draft depicts approximate routes for new road schemes and housing development in the area. For further information, please contact Stuart Burdge at Hensons.
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