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The Old Post Office, Chelwood


Property Description

Key features

  • Character country cottage in a village location
  • Substantial accommodation with dual occupation possibilities
  • Family room, living room, further reception room
  • 22’ farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory
  • Shower room/further kitchen for dual occupation
  • Four bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Attractive gardens, off street parking on drive and double garage
  • Offered with no chain

Full description

A highly versatile and deceptive period detached cottage with possibility for dual occupation situated in Chelwood. EPC Rating F.

The Old Post Office, as the name suggests, used to be the post office in Chelwood although the primary use of the property has always been residential. We understand that the original building is approximately 150 years old and although packed with period features and with a character feel, the property has a height in the ceilings and a feeling of space, unusual in a period cottage. The cottage has been significantly improved and extended within the current owners' 10 years of ownership and now provides real potential for dual occupation, but alternatively has the space to be a wonderful family home. The property is stone built and is positioned at right angles to the road, with gravel and brick pavioured driveway to the frontage providing off street parking extending all the way along the front of the cottage. The cottage itself is arranged over two floors with entrance doorway leading to an entrance hall, there is a family room (currently used as downstairs bedroom), living room, further reception room with vaulted ceiling and woodburning stove, large farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room, conservatory opening onto the gardens and second kitchen (as the property is currently arranged for dual occupation). Completing the picture is a downstairs shower room and porch giving a secondary entrance to the kitchen and a convenient area for storage. There are two separate staircases at either end of the property to the first floor where there are four further bedrooms (three good sized doubles and study/single room) and a ‘Jack and Jill’ style family bathroom. The property has exposed ceiling beams, is mostly double glazed, has ‘Calor’ gas central heating and underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast room. The current owners inform us that they have put on the porch, fitted a new economy ‘Calor' gas boiler and internally redecorated throughout.

Outside the house is very well presented with the aforementioned gravel drive for off street parking opening onto a recently laid brick pavioured parking area in front of the double garage. There are beautifully presented side and rear gardens which are private and sunny with a playhouse and summerhouse. Situated within the village of Chelwood, but ideally located for Bristol, Bath and transport routes, the property has a lovely rural feel with real convenience for commuting and amenities. Trust us, an internal viewing is a must... you will not be disappointed.

Our vendors says ... We loved its character, the size of rooms and high ceilings (despite it being an old cottage). But mostly we loved the ‘feel’ which is incredibly warm and friendly. It works very well for the three generations of family that live here, a teenager, parents and grandmother all have their own space but are not detached. We would love to take it with us but we’re moving overseas.

We have noticed ... A beautifully presented and highly versatile cottage. And a real part of Chelwood's history. The re-design of the post office room into a reception room with woodburning stove and beamed ceiling is a delight and really useable. The conservatory is also a real bonus, helping to bring the gardens in. There is a small amount of road noise, but honestly you just would not know it when inside or in the garden.

The village of Chelwood lies approximately nine miles south of Bristol. The A37 leads to the smaller City of Wells some ten miles further to the south. Chelwood is located at the eastern end of the Chew Valley and the area is one of the most desirable in the region for people to live and commute to Bristol or Bath. Everyday needs are catered for in the nearby village of Pensford and Chew Magna where a variety of shops and facilities are found. Larger shopping centres are located on the edge of Bristol and at Keynsham and Midsomer Norton, all within about a 20 to 25 minutes drive. Excellent schools are also found within the vicinity with both primary and secondary schools within easy reach. Chew Valley is unique in the West Country, comprising some thirty five thousand acres of unspoilt and protected countryside which occupies the middle ground of the Bath, Bristol and Wells triangle. Dominating the scene are the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, notable for their fishing, birdlife, sailing and nature study amenities. The villages in the Valley are all unspoilt and each has its individual charm and character. Only seven miles to the north of the Chew Valley is the City of Bristol, the West Country's financial and business centre, whilst the charming City of Bath with its Roman origins and Georgian architectural masterpieces is under half an hour's drive to the East. On the southern side of the Mendips is the historic City of Wells, England's smallest, with its ancient Cathedral.

Travelling through Bishop Sutton on the A368 towards Bath, continue out of the village and past Bishop Sutton Tennis Club on your left hand side. Continue on the road passing turn offs to first Stanton Drew and Stanton Wick until you hit the roundabout. Go straight on at the roundabout signposted to Chelwood and after a little while you will see the property on your left hand side opposite the red phone box.

Property Details
Entrance door to:

Entrance Hallway
Exposed ceiling beam, cupboard housing electric fuse box and meter point. Doors to kitchen, shower room, bedroom and living room.

Family Room/Bedroom 3.61m (11'10') x 3.99m (13'1')
Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows, exposed ceiling beams, two fitted storage wardrobes, two window seats, radiator.

Shower Room 2.95m (9'8') x 2.16m (7'1') narr to 1.30m (4'3')
Obscure upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle housing shower fittings, tiled surround, storage cupboard, exposed ceiling beams, radiator.

Living Room 3.96m (13'0') x 3.61m (11'10')
Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, decorative ceiling beams, radiator. Doors to first stairwell, porch and:

Annexe Kitchen 3.10m (10'2') x 1.83m (6'0')
Upvc double glazed windows to rear and side aspects, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, 1˝ style sink and drainer with mixer tap over, electric cooker point, space for fridge. Breakfast bar style table unit, wall mounted electric heater.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 6.76m (22'2') x 4.27m (14'0')
Upvc double glazed triple aspect windows, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, 1˝ style sink and drainer, mixer tap over, integrated dishwasher, double size electric range style cooker with extractor unit over. Feature range style 'Rayburn' cooker (currently not in use), integrated fridge and freezer, integrated washing machine, walk in pantry, underfloor heating, radiator, decorative ceiling beams. Doors to second stairwell and:

Living Room 2 6.30m (20'8') x 3.05m (10'0')
Two upvc double glazed windows to rear aspect, woodburning stove with brick surround, laminate style flooring, exposed ceiling beams, radiator. Door to:

Conservatory 3.00m (9'10') x 4.04m (13'3')
Upvc double glazed design with dwarf walls with lovely garden outlook, translucent polycarbonate roof, laminate style flooring, radiator.

First stairwell to:

First Floor Landing
Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, access to loft. Doors to:

Bedroom 2 4.01m (13'2') x 3.15m (10'4')
Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, glazed panel to rear garden, cast iron fireplace with hearth (currently not in use), radiator.

Bedroom 4 2.92m (9'7') x 1.70m (5'7')
Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator.

Bedroom 3 4.06m (13'4') x 3.84m (12'7')
Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, fitted storage wardrobe, radiator. Door to:

'Jack and Jill' Bathroom 3.30m (10'10') x 2.11m (6'11')
Obscure upvc double glazed window to front aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, corner shower cubicle housing stainless steel shower fitting and tiled surrounds, panelled bath, radiator, airing cupboard housing 'Calor' gas 'Worcester' combi boiler. Access to loft.

Bedroom 1 4.27m (14'0') x 4.55m (14'11')
Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows, radiator, laminate style flooring. Door to 2nd staircase to ground floor.

There is one small parking space to the road side of the property. There is a gravelled drive extending to the side of The Old Post Office providing further parking which opens onto a recently laid brick pavioured area with an outside light, tap and a gate to the side garden in front of the:

Garage 4.50m (14'9') x 3.43m (11'3')
Metal up and over door, roof storage, power, light and electric fuse box.
Door to:

Small workshop to rear with lighting.

The side garden is laid to lawn with a paved terrace for the evening sun, plant and shrub borders and water feature. There is a summerhouse with new patio and light and a shed/playhouse also with light and a power point. A path leads to the rear garden which is laid to lawn with borders and an underground 'Calor' gas tank.

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04 June 2012


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