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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rivendell, Hillyfields Way, Winscombe

Sold STC £435,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial detached house
  • Central village location with great access to amenities
  • Lounge, dining hall, study, family room and playroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
  • Bathroom and 2 separate WCs
  • 4 good sized bedrooms
  • Beautiful private gardens, double garage and parking
  • Possibility for dual occupation

Full description

A detached house with substantial living accommodation and the possibility for dual occupation set in beautiful gardens within walking distance of amenities in Winscombe.

Built in 1922 but now virtually unrecognisable from the original structure, Rivendell is a substantial detached house situated in a highly convenient location within the popular village of Winscombe. Set in beautiful gardens of approximately a third of an acre right in the centre of Winscombe, but with a feeling of privacy and quiet rarely found on the open market, internal viewings are essential. Living accommodation is highly versatile, light and airy and arranged over two floors and measures approximately 2,200 square feet. The ground floor accommodation is accessed via an entrance porch which opens into a large dining hall with doors to the kitchen, lounge and study. The lounge is over 24’ in length, light and airy with two bay style patio doors opening on to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is 26’ in length and again has patio doors opening on to the gardens. There is a good sized study and then access in to the part of the property that could fulfil a dual occupation role. This part is currently arranged as two further reception rooms, but could easily be a self contained area for an elderly relative or a teenager as it also has a WC. The picture is completed downstairs by a utility room, further WC and rear porch. Upstairs the property is also impressive, with an 18’ master bedroom with views of the beautiful gardens and the hills beyond, three further good sized bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate store room. The property is gas centrally heated and is partially double glazed.

Outside the gardens are a delight, well tended, mature, south facing and quiet, indeed you honestly wouldn’t know that you are right in the middle of the village. They incorporate a raised paved terrace to the immediate rear of the property for that evening glass of wine and a beautiful level lawn area with mature trees and plant and shrub borders where the kids could have a kick around. For lovers of the ‘Good Life’ there is an extensive vegetable patch area and the gardens would be perfect for that (indeed the current owners used to keep bees). To the frontage and accessed via Hillyfields Way is off street parking for numerous vehicles and a good sized double garage and there are two good sized sheds. As mentioned, the property is very conveniently located with good access to all local amenities including the shops and the excellent schools. Winscombe is very well located for Bristol, the airport and all transport routes, yet you are minutes from open countryside for walkers or lovers of equestrian pursuits. Rivendell does need a little updating (although this is not desperate) but is packed with potential in this location, and the size of the accommodation is magnificent. Indeed you could move in, put your bags down, and do a room at a time. And those gardens need to be seen... An early viewing is highly recommended.

Our vendor says... We have lived in Rivendell for 31 years and bought it for the space (we had four children). We particularly love the lounge and garden which we have put a huge amount of work into. Also the fact that it’s quiet but near the doctors, vets and shops has been really convenient. We are only moving to downsize and it will be a real wrench!

We have noticed... A ‘stunner’ size wise and that location and gardens are a real bonus. Yes there is a bit of updating to do but the whole plot is packed with potential even though Rivendell has already been substantially extended. Indeed for the larger family, few properties we have seen can compare at this price range.

The North Somerset village of Winscombe nestles in the beautiful Mendip countryside within commuting distance of Bristol. Its atmosphere is one of bustling activity, with a variety of shops, professional offices and community facilities including church, doctor and primary school ( Winscombe is in the Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre ( catchment area for secondary education, where there is also an excellent sports centre and dry ski slope nearby. Private sector schooling is also close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach. Country activities available within the area include horse-riding, walking on the Mendips and sailing on Axbridge Reservoir, and there are also several excellent golf courses in the area. The lovely cathedral city of Wells is a drive away, as is the famous beauty spot, Cheddar Gorge. As mentioned, Winscombe is within commuting distance of Bristol but also has good access to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and the M5 at junction 21 to travel north or junction 22 to travel south. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Weston.

From Churchill traffic lights travel towards Sandford on the A368. Turn left at All Saints Church towards Winscombe continuing in to the village. Just past the Woodborough Pub turn left into Hillyfields by the garage and the property will be found a little way up on your right hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board.

Property Details
Obscure glazed entrance door and adjacent panels to:

Front Porch
Cupboard housing electric fuse box and meter point, parquet style flooring and doors to:

Downstairs WC
Obscure glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, corner wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks.

Dining Hall 4.67m (15'4') max into stairwell x 3.66m (12'0')
Double glazed window to side aspect, 2 radiators, stairs to first floor landing, doors to kitchen/breakfast room, study and:

Lounge 7.37m (24'2') x 3.63m (11'11')
Widening to 4.44m (14'7') into bay windows.
2 glazed sliding patio doors to rear garden with additional double glazed panels, fireplace (not useable), coved ceiling, 2 large radiators, 4 small radiators, central heating control thermostat.

Study 3.63m (11'11') x 2.54m (8'4')
Double glazed bay style window to front aspect, window seat, 2 radiators. Door to:

Family Room 5.11m (16'9') x 4.27m (14'0')
Dual aspect windows (one double glazed, one single glazed), fitted storage cupboards, 2 skirting radiators, shelf and wall mounted storage unit, open plan access to further:

Reception Room/Playroom 3.78m (12'5') x 2.72m (8'11')
Sliding patio door to rear garden, coved ceiling, radiator, sliding door to:

Rear Porch
Hanging space, door to side aspect and sliding door to:

Downstairs WC
Obscure glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 7.95m (26'1') x 2.57m (8'5')
Double glazed window to rear and side aspect, wood effect upvc double glazed sliding doors to rear garden, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surface and tiled splashbacks, 1½ stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, integrated gas hob and oven with extractor unit over, tiled floor, integrated fridge, larder unit, 2 radiators. Cupboard housing wall mounted gas 'Worcester Bosch' boiler. Door to:

Utility Room 2.31m (7'7') x 2.24m (7'4')
Glazed window to front aspect, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces. Belfast style sink with tiled splashbacks, plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine, tiled flooring, space for fridge/freezer, door to rear garden.

Stairs to First Floor Landing
Glazed window to front aspect, access to loft, walk in storage cupboard with glazed window to side aspect. Doors to:

Bedroom 1 5.49m (18'0') x 4.27m (14'0')
Measured into fitted storage wardrobe. Glazed window to side aspect, double glazed sliding patio door with countryside views, shower cubicle housing shower, tiled surrounds, wash hand basin, range of fitted wardrobes and drawer units, coved ceiling, 2 radiators.

Bedroom 2 3.66m (12'0') x 3.66m (12'0')
Wood effect upvc glazed window to rear aspect with some countryside views, wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, radiator.

Bedroom 3 3.56m (11'8') x 2.49m (8'2')
Wood effect upvc double glazed window to rear aspect with countryside views, radiator.

Bedroom 4 3.66m (12'0') x 2.54m (8'4')
Double glazed window to front aspect, radiator.

Bathroom 2.41m (7'11') x 2.57m (8'5')
2 obscure glazed windows to side aspect, panelled bath with shower over, low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, shelved airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion heater, extractor fan, radiator.

To the frontage there is access to the substantial off street parking in front of the:

Double Garage 6.10m (20'0') x 4.85m (15'11')
Metal up and over door, further door to the garden, two upvc double glazed panels to the rear garden, power and light.

The property has beautiful side and rear gardens which wrap around Rivendell. The focus really is the garden as the property was initially accessed from the Southmead side and there is still a pedestrian gate through to that road.

To the immediate rear of the property there is a lovely raised terrace which overlooks a very good sized lawned area surrounded by mature plants, shrubs and trees. There is a substantial vegetable patch, two sheds and two taps. The garden has a privacy and quiet unexpected in a central village location.

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06 June 2012


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