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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Star, Somerset

Withdrawn from Market £330,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached country cottage
  • Large gardens, garage, stable, parking
  • Glorious rural views, country walks on the doorstep
  • 3/4 bedrooms, bathroom, cloakroom
  • 2/3 receptions, kitchen, utility, boot room
  • Close to Sidcot school
  • Easy for commuting
  • Kings of Wessex catchment area
  • Recently reduced

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Dating from the 1920's when history tells us that Cheddar House was a smallholding, this characterful detached property is quite unique and offers deceptively spacious and versatile accommodation complemented by oil central heating and double glazing. The property is well presented and most unusual with three reception rooms, a kitchen, cloakroom, boot room and utility room on the ground floor, plus three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The lounge on the ground floor has a sofa bed and has been used as a fourth bedroom on numerous occasions when the family come to stay!

There are lots of other pluses too, the gardens are a really good size and have been the pride and joy of the present vendor who is a keen gardener. There is also a 'man sized' garage with adjoining former stable/store, and with obvious potential for further development, plus plenty of parking and turning. A large solar panel array on the south facing roof providing generous income.

Walkers will love the spot ... there are beautiful walks right on the doorstep, leading over the historic Mendip countryside and to a couple of good pubs too! If you are a 'horsey' person, the area is also well known for its equestrian flavour with bridle paths also close by.

Our vendor says ... When we first looked at it, we realised that in order to get the level of accommodation we wanted, we had to compromise somewhere - and the compromise was the road ... but, we've been here since 1989 and it really hasn't bothered us.

We have noticed ... Ok, it's on the main road, but, you might be surprised how little the traffic seems to affect you when you're in the back garden. Commuting is easy to Bristol, Wells, Weston-super-Mare, the motorway and Bristol Airport, and excellent schooling is close by. 

SITUATION The hamlet of Star in Somerset is on the A38 midway between Churchill and Winscombe, in the heart of the Mendip Hills. The 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, sports including bowls, tennis, cricket, football and rugby, as well as a doctor's surgery. There is a primary school at Shipham and middle school at Fairlands. Star is in the catchment area for the excellent Kings of Wessex School for secondary education. Private sector schooling is also close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach, as are Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. 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 short 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. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling south on the A38 from Bristol proceed through Churchill and on to Star. Cheddar House is on the left hand side opposite the Star Inn with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board. Viewings strictly by appointment.  

PROPERTY DETAILS Upvc leaded light front door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL Stairs to first floor. 

LOUNGE 16' x 10' 04" (4.88m x 3.15m) Fireplace and surround, dual aspect windows, radiator.  

DINING ROOM 12' 7" x 11' (3.84m x 3.35m) Fireplace and surround, radiator. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 11" x 8' 4" (4.85m x 2.54m) max Fitted with a range of light wood base and matching wall units with ample rolled edge worktops and tiled splashbacks and incorporating double single drainer stainless steel sink and mixer tap over, eye level 'Electrolux' double oven, ceramic hob and second built in under electric oven with stainless splashback and cooker hood, recess housing 'Potterton' of central heating unit, space for fridge, radiator. Door to:  

WALK IN LARDER 2' 11" max x 8' (0.89m x 2.44m) approx Understairs, reducing in height and fitted with shelving, and window. 

REAR HALL 7' 3" x 4' 11" (2.21m x 1.5m) Double glazed door to outside, pine panelled ceiling.  

CLOAKROOM 5' x 3' 3" (1.52m x 0.99m) White suite of low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled splashbacks, wood panelling. 

LIVING ROOM 17' 10" x 12' 1" (5.44m x 3.68m) An atmospheric room with vaulted wood ceiling, and panelling to dado height, natural brick walls finished in white mock fireplace and hearth, two radiators, bow window, sliding doors to garden, TV point, four wall light points.  

BOOT ROOM 7' 8" x 6' 2" (2.34m x 1.88m) French doors to garden, shelving, pine ceiling. Opening to: 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 9" x 6' 10" (2.67m x 2.08m) Single drainer stainless steel sink unit and base, ample storage space, plumbing for washing matching, space for freezer. Door to garage.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 11' 7" x 6' 4" (3.53m x 1.93m) Window with lovely views, gallery to balustrades, radiator, access to loft space. 

BEDROOM ONE 16' x 10' 05" (4.88m x 3.18m) into recess Measurements include range of sliding door fitted wardrobes, radiator, window with lovely views. 

BEDROOM TWO 16' x 8' 2" (4.88m x 2.49m) narrowing to 7' (2.13m) Measurements include large airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder, radiator, window. 

BEDROOM THREE 9' 01" x 5' 10" (2.77m x 1.78m) Radiator, window with lovely view. 

BATHROOM 9' 1" x 5' 3" (2.77m x 1.6m) White suite of panelled bath with shower fixture over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, tiled walls, radiator/towel rail, window to rear. 

OUTSIDE Cheddar House is set in large mature gardens which lie mainly to the rear of the property. To the front an old stone wall marks the boundary with a path to the front door. Double five-bar gates lead to a double width tarmac driveway giving lots of parking and turning space and leading to: 

OUTBUILDING Attached to the house and comprising: 

GARAGE 16' 5" x 13' 10" (5m x 4.22m) max approx Up and over door, light and power, window to rear, door to utility. 

STABLE 14' 7" x 8' (4.44m x 2.44m) approx Stepped in from the front of the garage. Doors to front and rear.

There is wide side access, past the oil tank and providing parking for a trailer, horsebox, boat or caravan to the rear garden which is an absolute delight and has been the pride and joy of the present vendors. A patio area leads onto a gently sloping lawn with beautifully stocked flower borders including herbaceous, rockery and ericaceous mature trees including aces, and ornamentals.

There is a further patio graced by a mature wisteria by the house with a raised decked area (a former pond) beyond. At the top of the garden there is a large pebble beach! - and steps leading on up to a raised vegetable area and greenhouse.  

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