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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagdon

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Extended and renovated detached country cottage with eco credentials
  • Large open plan kitchen/living room area, dining room and study
  • Three good sized bedrooms, bathroom and en suite
  • Separate detached two bedroom cottage
  • Triple garage and off street parking
  • Plot approximating 0.4 of an acre
  • Offered with no chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Built in 1870 by Nordrach Hospital yet virtually unrecognisable from the 'two up, two down' country cottage it once was is Nordrach Lodge, a completely renovated and beautifully presented detached house of unique size and character set in a plot approximating 0.4 of an acre. Perched high on the Mendips in Charterhouse-on-Mendip, the majority of the works have been undertaken by the current vendors who have not only created a masterpiece of a living space with hugely impressive eco credentials, but have also created a brand new two bedroom detached cottage and triple garage, providing real extra income options. Highly deceptive from the road, the main house offers a versatile living accommodation of approximately 1,500 sq ft. It has been completely renovated and redecorated, now offering a hugely impressive light and bright 'Grand Design' of an extended living accommodation which retains all of the innate character from the 1870's. It briefly comprises on the ground floor; dining room with engineered oak flooring, large study/potential bedroom four, wonderfully impressive luxury fitted kitchen opening to an extended living/family room with bi-fold doors, skylight windows and wood burning stove, utility/boot room and downstairs WC. Upstairs there is a landing, an impressive master suite with fitted wardrobes and wet room style en suite, two further double bedrooms and a luxurious family bathroom. The property is warmed by central heating (the boiler is only two years old), with underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, and it is double glazed throughout (indeed the hardwood windows were fitted only three years ago).

The cottage, which our vendors call the 'The Loft' has been rented with regularity on 'holiday cottages.co.uk'. Built to replace the original garaging, it is accessed via an external staircase as it resides over a large triple garage. It is a very well appointed and comfortable living space comprising; living/dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen area, two double bedrooms and bathroom, it has its own large outside balcony terrace and is warmed by double glazing and the oil fired central heating boiler in the main house, although this is supplemented by its own water heater.

Outside the property is set centrally in an idyllic plot of approximately 0.4 of an acre, this comprises a gated gravel drive providing off street parking for numerous vehicles, a south west facing outside terrace perfect for barbecuing or outside entertaining, and a large area of lawning with walled surround perfect for the kids to have a kick around.

The property really is positioned in an idyllic spot in Charterhouse-on-Mendip perched high on the Mendip Hills. Surrounded by woodland on three sides and with stunning countryside views, although it is a rural locale with fantastic walks literally on the doorstep, it is by no means isolated. With Bristol, Bath, Wells and the M5 motorway eminently accessible, Blagdon with its three good pubs, village shop/post office, events and societies, and highly regarded local schools close by, there is convenience for everything required of a modern family.

Nordrach Lodge really is a one off... An older property which has become an Eco home of real style and character, an outbuilding with an array of possible uses including as a holiday let or an annex, and an impressive plot which perfectly complements the internal space ... the attention to detail on the array of works undertaken over the last three years really is to our vendors' credit. Offered with no chain.


Our vendor says ... We have been at Nordrach Lodge for four years, when we bought the property it was not habitable until November 2012. We loved the area and wanted to renovate the cottage to an 'Eco' standard and the site was suitable for further development (the garage and the loft). We are proud that we have transformed an old building to an 'Eco' design with heating, lighting and solar panelling all reducing the running costs. We really have stripped it back and started again and will be very sad to leave, but need to start thinking about downsizing.

We have noticed ... A wonderfully impressive conversion of an 1870's cottage in need of significant TLC. The attention to detail of the works done has been second to none, and everywhere one looks there is a design flourish taking the living space to the next level whilst retaining the innate character. We are informed that the property has been rewired, damp and timber was all checked and remedied, the timber floors were all pulled up and insulated, underfloor heating was fitted, damp proofing was injected and a cavity was put in. Windows and heating have been replaced within the last three years and solar panelling has been fitted also.
 

SITUATION Charterhouse-in-Mendip is a short drive from the village of Blagdon in North Somerset which is located on the slopes of the Mendip Hills overlooking Blagdon Lake, famous for its trout fishing. The whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty and there are splendid views of the surrounding hills and open countryside. Riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry-skiing are just some of the activities available around. The village facilities include a convenience store and post office, 3 public houses, parish church, Blagdon Primary School (www.blagdon.n-somerset.sch.uk) and Blagdon Pre-School. Further information about the village can be obtained from the website (www.blagdon.org). Secondary education is available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form (www.churchill.n-somerset.sch.uk) which has recently been awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there are private schools at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot, Bath and Wraxall. Access to the motorway network is at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21) with an international airport at Lulsgate and mainline railway stations at Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Bristol.  

DIRECTIONS From Churchill traffic lights on the A38, turn onto the A368 towards Bath. Go through Upper Langford and turn right signposted to Burrington Combe. Proceed right to the top, over the two cattle grids and continue straight on for approximately two miles until you see a castellated white house on your left hand side. The property can be found directly opposite on your right hand side behind the red post box. 

PROPERTY DETAILS Feature oak entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL AREA Inset mat, engineered oak flooring, underfloor heating. Stairs to first floor landing. Door to study/morning room, open to: 

DINING ROOM 16' 10" x 9' 07" (5.13m x 2.92m) widening to 13' (3.96m) Double glazed window to front and side aspects with countryside views, under stairs storage cupboard housing telephone point, engineered oak flooring, under floor heating. Door to open plan kitchen/living room. 

STUDY/MORNING ROOM 12' 07" x 12' 05" (3.84m x 3.78m) measurements including bay window Large double glazed bay style window to front aspect, corner double glazed window with woodland views, fireplace with tiled surround and hearth housing open fire, telephone point, underfloor heating.  

KITCHEN/LIVING/FAMILY ROOM COMPRISING:  

KITCHEN AREA 21' 02" x 10' 01" (6.45m x 3.07m) Double glazed window to side aspect with countryside views, luxury range of base and eye level units with granite work surface, tiled splashbacks and under unit lighting, soft close drawers, display cabinet, sink and drainer with mixer tap, 'Rangemaster' 5-ring range style cooker with extractor filter hood over, feature glazed splashbacks, integral dishwasher, fridge/freezer, tiled flooring, underfloor heating, cupboard housing electric fuse box. Door to utility room. Open access to:  

LIVING AREA 21' 01" x 11' 01" (6.43m x 3.38m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, double glazed skylight style window, vaulted ceiling, tri-fold style double glazed doors to outside terrace, 14KW wood burner, TV point, underfloor heating.  

UTILITY ROOM 9' 10" x 9' 11" (3m x 3.02m) narrowing to 6' 09" (2.06m) Double glazed window to side aspect, double glazed barn style door to side terrace, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, oil boiler and hot water heat store, radiator, wet room style shower housing stainless steel style shower attachment, tiled surround, vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, radiator. Door to: 

WC 6' x 2' 09" (1.83m x 0.84m) Obscure double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 8' 05" x 8' 01" (2.57m x 2.46m) Fitted storage cupboard. Doors to: 

BEDROOM THREE 9' 11" x 9' 03" (3.02m x 2.82m) Double glazed window to front aspect with woodland views, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth (not in use), radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 12' 08" x 10' 08" (3.86m x 3.25m) Double glazed window to rear and front aspects, eaves storage, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled hearth (not in use), two radiators.  

BATHROOM 7' 08" x 4' 10" (2.34m x 1.47m) Double glazed window to side aspect with countryside views, luxury white suite incorporating low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap and under sink cupboards, panel bath with wall mounted mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround and flooring, vaulted ceiling, access to loft, stainless steel ladder style radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 19' 02" x 10' 02" (5.84m x 3.1m) narrowing to 4' 07" (1.4m) excluding fitted wardrobes Double glazed windows to front aspect with stunning countryside views, double glazed window to rear aspect with woodland views, range of fitted storage wardrobes, radiator. Door to:

 

WET ROOM STYLE EN SUITE 6' 04" x 5' 03" (1.93m x 1.6m) Double glazed skylight style window, low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap and under sink cupboards, wet room rain style shower and shower attachment, tiled flooring and surround, vaulted ceiling, stainless steel ladder style radiator.  

COTTAGE At present the cottage is used for holiday lettings but can be used for normal occupation. External steps to entrance door leading to: 

KITCHEN/LOUNGE/DINER Comprising: 

LOUNGE AREA 17' 07" x 16' 08" (5.36m x 5.08m) Two double glazed windows to front aspect with woodland views, wood burning stove with paved hearth, TV point, two radiators, vaulted ceiling. Doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Open access to: 

KITCHEN AREA Double glazed skylight style window, range of base level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, electric cooker point with extractor filter hood over, space for fridge, engineered oak flooring.  

BATHROOM 6' 05" x 5' 09" (1.96m x 1.75m) Double glazed skylight style window, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled flooring, tiled surround, extractor fan, stainless steel ladder style radiator and electric under floor heating. 

BEDROOM ONE 12' x 8' 10" (3.66m x 2.69m) Double glazed double doors to roof terrace with stunning countryside views, vaulted ceiling, radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 12' x 8' 04" (3.66m x 2.54m) Double glazed double doors to roof terrace with stunning countryside views, vaulted ceiling, radiator.  

ROOF TERRACE 12' 08" x 8' (3.86m x 2.44m) Balustrade surround and stunning countryside views, with space enough for table and chairs. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a shared private drive which leads to a gated gravelled private drive which opens up into a parking and turning area with off street parking for numerous vehicles. This leads to a: 

TRIPLE GARAGE (WITH COTTAGE ABOVE) 29' 03" x 17' 09" (8.92m x 5.41m) Two roller style garage doors, further double garage door, wall mounted solar inverter, wash hand basin with mixer tap, wall mounted water heater and tank, power and lights.

To the rear of the property accessible via a gate, is a south facing paved terrace with iron railing surround, it is a fantastic entertaining space especially with the bi-fold doors from the living area opening onto it. There is outside lighting, a water feature, double plug sockets (indeed there are four of these externally in total) and radiator.

To the rear of the garage is a: 

WOOD STORE 29' 05" x 9' 06" (8.97m x 2.9m) Which is of wood and glazed construction providing significant storage.

The rest of the garden is laid to lawn with a walled surround although there is a gravelled path to the front door with some flower beds, there are some inset trees and a small copse of woodland to the rear of the garden. This is a really sizeable area of lawn perfect for the kids to have a kick around with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, a tap and outside lighting. 

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  • Yatton (8.5 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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