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5 bedroom detached house for sale

School Lane, Chelwood, Bristol, BS39

Sold STC £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached period cottage
  • Perfect for those seeking independent annexe
  • Three / four reception rooms
  • Two kitchens
  • Laundry
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms
  • Double garage, workshop and outbuildings
  • Generous, well tended gardens
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A charming five bedroom country cottage adjacent to open farmland


The village of Chelwood lies approximately nine miles south of Bristol. Chelwood is located at the eastern end of the Chew Valley and everyday needs are catered for in the nearby village of Pensford and Chew Magna where a variety of shops and facilities are found. Excellent schools are also found within the vicinity with both primary and secondary schools within easy reach. Dominating the scene are the Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, notable for their fishing, birdlife, sailing and nature study amenities. Only seven miles to the north of the Chew Valley is the City of Bristol, whilst the charming City of Bath is under half an hour's drive to the East.


Originally 5 small cottages believed to date to 1800 in the oldest part, this delightful country home offers characterful accommodation that is perfect for those seeking an independent wing or annexe, whether for an independent teenager or an elderly family member. The property retains two separate staircases to respective wings of the house, with 3 first floor bedrooms to one side and a further two at first floor in the adjacent part. The cottage occupies a lovely position, well hidden from the road at the head of a small lane that runs to the rear of the village hall and there is open farmland immediately to the north of the gardens and driveway.

Set at the head of a no through lane with a driveway providing parking for a number of cars in addition to the detached double garage, the cottage is approached via a small pathway that runs to the side of the property passed two useful outhouses to a rear Entrance Conservatory with quarry tiled floor, perfect for keen gardeners with workbench for potting and displaying plants and leading to the small inner hallway with adjoining cloakroom. The property was extended by the current owners in 1988, creating an excellent kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of space for informal dining and in 2006 a bespoke fitting by Mercia Kitchens of Wells completed the farmhouse look with extensive built in cupboards, granite work surfaces, Belfast sink and a two oven Electric AGA. The Family room is a comfortable, welcoming area with a large Jotul wood burning stove set into the stone built chimney breast and with two windows overlooking the rear garden. A small inner hallway with main front door has the first of two staircases, providing access to one half of the first floor cottage. The adjacent sitting room is nearly 20' long, benefitting from dual aspect windows to front and rear and a further wood burner. Within the second 'wing' of the house, there is a generous dining room with beamed ceiling, and a study/family room - both also with Jotul stoves and a second kitchen with Aga, solid oak units and a welsh slate work surface. The separate laundry has a door to the garden and a second cloakroom. On the first floor, there are five bedrooms in total, a number with decorative period fireplaces, a shower room and family bathroom.

Without doubt, this is a home for those keen to embrace true country living and clearly the current owners have enjoyed the gardens to the maximum during the course of their 39 year ownership. There are a range of useful outbuildings to include two greenhouses, a covered store and two sheds and additional to the ornamental flower borders, patios and large fish pond, there is a productive kitchen garden with vegetable area and soft fruit beds. Worthy of particular note is the superb outdoor bread/piazza oven - perfect for those that enjoy garden parties with family and friends. The double garage has been faced in local stone to match the cottage itself and it has been built to an excellent size with a terrific workshop space to the rear.

Square Footage: 2,730 sq ft

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 November 2015

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