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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Limeburn Hill, Chew Magna

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period detached mill house
  • Five bedrooms, five receptions
  • Dating back some 400 years
  • Original features and character
  • Grounds of over four acres
  • Formal garden, paddock, river frontage and waterfall
  • Double garage, stabling and stone outbuildings
  • Separate two bedroom detached annexe
  • Within reach of the village
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Imagine the scene, a beautiful "old mill" nestling in countryside, the sound of running water, hot summers fishing on the river, space in the fields for a couple of ponies, room to grow your own ... even enough room for a marquee for a summer wedding. This idyllic country lifestyle can be yours at this stunning period home in a prime position in the heart of the Chew Valley. Dating, we believe, some 400 years in parts this handsome stone built mill house is an ideal family estate in every sense of the word. Simply bursting with character, the accommodation includes lots of original features including old beams, doors, fireplaces and even the grinding stones inset in slate flooring. A particularly unusual feature in the dining room is the glass floor panel in the original position of the mill wheel, allowing the view of the natural spring. In addition, on the ground floor there is a cosy sitting room with wood burner, this was historically used as the bakery to the mill, a large kitchen with "Aga", breakfast room, utility and cloakroom.
On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, a bathroom and an atmospheric drawing room with a door leading to steps to the outside and a study. On the second floor there are three further double bedrooms and a further bathroom.
In addition, in the grounds, as well as a double garage, stabling and stone outbuildings there is a separate detached single storey barn conversion. This is well appointed and includes two double bedrooms, an open plan lounge/dining room with kitchen area and wood burner and utility room.
The grounds are a delight, ideal for family life, with lovely gardens, an orchard, vegetable garden and paddock land.
The Winford Brook runs through the grounds and some of the original mill machinery still exists, sharing the water with the rainbow ... that sparkles in the sunlight.
In conclusion, a rare opportunity to purchase a significant home in the most popular village in the Chew Valley - thoroughly recommended by sole agents, Debbie Fortune Estate Agents.


Our vendor says ... Our family home for 30-odd years, is a house for all seasons. Our happy memories range from summer barbecues, cooking trout caught in the river where we swam (or were pushed in - the Aga is excellent for drying unintentionally wet clothes!), horses in the fields and goats on the river bank, to vast Sunday lunches and Christmas dinners, expertly cooked in the Aga and the huge living-room fire, always dominated by dogs of various shapes and sizes! The front lawn is also the perfect size and setting for a marquee for a very memorable wedding reception - even in the rain!

We have noticed ... We are as excited as we can be, to be selling this beautiful property. The setting is stunning - it feels SO rural but you can walk to the village centre, with its excellent shops, pubs, church and schooling commuting could not be easier either - by road, rail or air - the world is your oyster.  

SITUATION In 2011, the village of Chew Magna was voted top of the twelve best villages in the UK, in a survey featured in the Sunday Times. Surrounded by rolling hills, this Bath & North East Somerset village (www.chewmagna.org.uk) can trace its history back to Saxon times and is popular with those who wish to escape from the city but have easy access to their place of work, being only 10 miles from Bristol, with its International Airport, mainline railway links and the M5 and M4 motorways. The picturesque countryside of the Mendips and the beautiful Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are no more than a few miles away and to the east, is the Roman City of Bath, about a 30 minute drive away. The excellent local amenities include nearby schools, four pubs, two banks, a supermarket, nursery and an area of shops including a post office and cafe. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling from our office in Chew Magna towards the edge of the village, at the roundabout at Pagans Hill take the third exit onto Limeburn Hill and the property is on your left hand side. 

PROPERTY DETAILS  

APPROACH Through electric gate and down the driveway to the main house.
Covered porch with carriage light. Door into:
 

VESTIBULE Door to inner hallway. Slate flooring with mat-well. 

RECEPTION HALL Door to kitchen. Stairs ascending to upper floors. Square archway to: 

DINING ROOM 23' 10" x 13' 07" (7.26m x 4.14m) French doors to rear terrace. Feature ceiling beams. Re-enforced glass floor area exposing the river bed, internal lighting creating an amazing feature. Slate flooring with grinding stones inset. Deep skirting boards. 

SITTING ROOM 20' 11" x 10' 10" (6.38m x 3.3m) French doors to decked area to enjoy the river. Dual aspect windows to either side of the mill. Exposed ceiling beam with recess lighting. Wood burning stove sitting on stone hearth. Flagstone flooring. 

KITCHEN 15' 00" x 13' 7" (4.57m x 4.14m) Window to front aspect. A range of wall and base units in oak with marble work surfaces over. Incorporating halogen cooker hob with tiled splashbacks and cooker hood over. Electric oven under. Large oil fired "Aga" for cooking set in recess, with tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Breakfast bar with marble tops. Steps down to: 

BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 0" x 8' 4" (4.57m x 2.54m) Dual aspect windows to side and rear of the mill. Door to store cupboard. Slate flooring. 

UTILITY ROOM Door to front of property and stable door to rear of mill. Base unit in oak with Belfast sink with stainless steel mixer tap over. Window above with tiled cill. Three storage cupboards, one housing the boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Space for American style fridge freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Access to loft. Door to double garage. Slate flooring. 

STAIRS AND LANDING Wooden stairs with wooden hand rail leading to landing with window to side aspect. Doors to bedrooms and drawing room. Stairs accessing to upper bedroom floor. 

DRAWING ROOM 25' 10" x 14' 4" (7.87m x 4.37m) Windows to front and rear of property, French doors to outside. Feature fireplace housing open jetmaster fire, with wooden mantel over and flagstone hearth. Feature beams, dressed stone walls. Opening to: 

STUDY 11' 4" x 10' 10" (3.45m x 3.3m) Dual aspect windows. Vaulted wood panelled ceiling, open archway to sitting room. 

BEDROOM 4 14' 0" x 9' 6" (4.27m x 2.9m) Window to front aspect. A range of built in wardrobes, "Heritage" wash hand basin with vanity unit under. Feature beams, skirting boards, wood effect flooring. 

BEDROOM 5 10' 2" x 8' 10" (3.1m x 2.69m) Dual aspect with window to side and rear. Feature beams, radiator, skirting boards. 

FAMILY BATHROOM Window to front of property. Suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, WC, "Heritage" wash hand basin with vanity unit under. Tiled splashbacks, radiator, wood flooring. 

SECOND FLOOR Stairs with half landing to: 

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Window to side aspect, doors to all rooms, large shelved airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Feature beams. 

MASTER BEDROOM 19' 7" x 12' 2" (5.97m x 3.71m) Dual aspect with window to rear and side of property. Vaulted ceiling with feature beams, range of fitted storage wardrobes, wood flooring. Door to: 

JACK AND JILL BATHROOM Window to rear of property. Suite comprising panelled bath, WC, "His and Her's" sinks with vanity units under. Tiled splashbacks, wood flooring. Door back to hallway. 

BEDROOM 2 14' 2" x 10' 9" (4.32m x 3.28m) Window to front aspect. A range of built in storage wardrobes, access to loft space, "Heritage" wash hand basin with vanity storage under. 

BEDROOM 3 10' 4" x 8' 2" (3.15m x 2.49m) Window to rear of property. A range of built in wardrobes. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 22' 11" x 19' 8" (6.99m x 5.99m) Twin electric up and over doors, access to loft space via pull-down ladder. Power and light. 

OUTSIDE The Winford Brook runs down the side of the boundary. There is a raised level lawn and patio area, overlooking the water and the arched bridge at the boundary. On the other side of the driveway is a large and level lawn, with mature trees and shrub borders. Excellent for families, all level and private with tall hedging. A gap in the hedging leads to a further lawned garden area, again with mature trees. A five bar gate leads to a large vegetable garden and orchard, again with mature trees marking the boundary. Access from the side of the double garage leads to the rear of the property where there are two private courtyard gardens and a natural spring which flows under the dining room. The waterfall is to the side, with a wooden bridge over it. An idyllic spot, with the sound of the water. There are three paddock areas, all with five-bar gate access and field shelters. One of them has access from Winford Road back into the driveway. There is a storage outbuilding and three stables, all with power and light. 

ANNEXE COTTAGE Covered porch with carriage light. Door into: 

OPEN PLAN ROOM 33' 8" x 12' 8" (10.26m x 3.86m) Windows to all aspects with French doors to front of cottage.  

LIVING AREA Wood burning stove sitting on stone hearth. 

KITCHEN A range of wall and base units in oak with granite work surfaces over. Incorporating Belfast sink with stainless steel taps over. Tiled splashbacks. "Rangemaster" cooker with cooker hood over and tiled splashback. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Recess ceiling lighting. Stable door to: 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 0" x 6' 7" (2.44m x 2.01m) Window to side aspect. Base units in oak with wooden work surface over incorporating oversized Belfast sink with stainless steel mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space and plumbing for clothes dryer. Extra space for American style fridge and freezer. Boiler for domestic hot water and central heating. 

Door from living area in inner hallway. Doors to all rooms. 

BEDROOM 1 13' 4" x 12' 8" (4.06m x 3.86m) Dual aspect to front and side of property. Fitted wardrobes. Wood effect flooring. Access to loft space. 

BEDROOM 2 13' 3" x 12' 8" (4.04m x 3.86m) Dual aspect to front and side of property. Fitted wardrobes. Wood effect flooring. Access to loft space. 

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06 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Parson Street (4.6 mi)
  • Bedminster (5.2 mi)
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9 South Parade Chew Magna Bristol Somerset, BS40 8SH

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Nearest stations

  • Parson Street (4.6 mi)
  • Bedminster (5.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Chew Magna

9 South Parade Chew Magna Bristol Somerset, BS40 8SH

01275 600048 Local call rate

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