5 bedroom detached house for saleClevedon Road, Tickenham, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21
- Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room
- Three reception rooms
- Amdega Conservatory
- Five bedrooms
- Three bathrooms/shower rooms
- Large cellar
- Delightful gardens backing onto countryside
- Generous driveway
- Gated parking
- EPC Rating = F
An elegant and stylish period residence with magnificent views
The Rookery stands comfortably in its own private grounds and provides good ease of access to Bristol City Centre and the M5 motorway network. Nearby Clevedon and Nailsea have excellent primary and secondary schools and supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Waitrose. Tickenham has a highly regarded Primary School and a golf course. Footpaths and bridle paths cross the surrounding countryside. Clifton provides a cosmopolitan mix of boutiques, bars and restaurants, and is approximately 9.2 miles distant. Regular rail services are available from Bristol Temple Meads and the Airport provides an extensive schedule of flights to a number of European and some long haul destinations.
The Rookery is a fine stone built Victorian residence dating from 1884 and believed to be built as a Dower House for the daughter of Lady Elton at Clevedon Court as a wedding present. The house offers beautifully proportioned accommodation spread over three floors (four including the cellars) and the whole home is stylishly presented throughout, decorated from a pallet of neutral and calming tones.
A sweeping driveway leads to a secure gated parking area and the gardens of some 1/3 of an acre are an absolute delight. Many of the rooms enjoy fine rural views both to the front and rear and the home is most conveniently located for those requiring swift access to Bristol and the motorway network. Approached via an impressive gothic porch, the entrance hall leads to an elegant dual aspect dining room with a superb Claygate fireplace providing a terrific focal point, with bespoke cupboards and display shelving to either side of the chimney breast. The large shuttered windows with bench seating command excellent views across the open fields to the distant hills. The drawing room, with Minster stone fireplace enjoys a pleasant dual aspect and the period detail such as the original servants bell push echoes the former grandeur of this fine residence. The kitchen/breakfast room by prestigious Mark Wilkinson is of an excellent size and has been comprehensively fitted with an extensive range of units and a combination of granite and timber work surfaces. There is a four oven gas AGA with two gas rings complementing the twin hotplates. A secondary staircase leads directly from the kitchen to the first floor and bi-fold doors open to the Amdega conservatory with a Fired Earth tiled floor that runs through from the kitchen. There is an inner hallway with original flagstone flooring and stain glass windows and a door to the rear with cloakroom and an excellent walk in pantry. The informal snug located on the western side of the house features the original bread oven to the side of the chimney breast, no doubt originally housing a kitchen range but now cleverly adapted as a housing for the central heating boiler and in addition the TV and media appliances. A doorway from the hallway leads to a very tidy and most useful cellar, which not only provides superb storage but has been used as workshop space, notably with direct access from the rear garden. Whether for storage of wine, golf clubs or freezers, this is exceptional space and a real asset for this home.
At the first floor half landing the stairway splits into two, the rear half leading to the magnificently appointed family bathroom with free standing roll top bath, a separate cloakroom and the large double bedroom with views across the garden towards the wooded hillside of Cadbury Camp. This bedroom can be accessed directly from the back staircase, allowing for privacy and independence for visiting guests. A further staircase leads from this wing of the property to the second floor landing; with a further two double bedrooms, a modern shower room and a small kitchenette. This second floor works extremely well as a self contained suite and is perfect for a young adult or other such member of fa mily. Alternatively it makes excellent contained office space for those that chose to work from home. Returning to the first floor, the front wing of the home has two further well appointed double bedrooms, both of which enjoy the breathtaking views. A rear window on the landing and lantern window above throw a good deal of southerly light into the whole of this area. Additionally, a separate shower room serves this wing of the property.
As mentioned earlier, the gardens of The Rookery are truly special. Whilst there is parking to the front of the home, to the side and rear a gated area provides secure parking for further vehicles. The walled garden has been thoughtfully laid out with a series of productive raised beds, with a winding pathway leading past the greenhouse onto a smart patio area at the top of which sits a summer house from which to enjoy vistas across the garden and the countryside beyond. The rear garden backs directly onto open farmland with an uninterrupted outlook across fields and wooded hillsides. Raised, well stocked beds provide interest and colour throughout the seasons and the array of specimen trees and shrubs will delight any keen gardener. The tiered ponds with a waterfall gently cascading between the two provide both interest and a lovely feature that can be enjoyed both from the conservatory and the flagstone patio that adjoins it.
Square Footage: 3,315 sq ft
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