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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Coombe Lane, Upper Weare

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic detached country cottage in magical tucked away spot
  • Four good sized bedrooms, bathroom and shower room
  • Living room, dining room, snug
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, utility room
  • Garage and off street parking
  • Extensive gardens, woodland and paddock
  • Idyllic countryside views
  • Viewings highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Set at the end of a leafy village lane in a tucked away and private elevated spot is Dapplewood Cottage, a wonderfully unique extended detached country cottage with varied and evocative plot, set overlooking the church in the ever popular village of Upper Weare. Dating in parts, we understand, from the 1800's, the property has been extensively improved and extended over the years, not least by our vendors in their 40 years of ownership. It now represents an impressive and versatile family sized living space with that wonderful mix of period character, coupled with a focus on the utterly spectacular hillside spot. Indeed, while we are discussing it, that position is absolutely delightful, set at the top of a hill, with gardens extending down to a stream that bisects the land with access to a sizeable private section of your very own magical woodland. Indeed, our vendors have never had to buy any fuel for their woodburner! And coupled with that, just opposite the front door and up some steps there is a separate area of paddock land perfect for those wanting a few chickens, a goat, or a couple of sheep, with stunning views of Crook Peak and the surrounding countryside.

Accommodation is set over two floors and briefly comprises, on the ground floor; entrance hallway, living room with multi-fuel burner, kitchen/breakfast room with 'Aga', dining room, snug, utility room, shower room, two good sized double bedrooms and family bathroom. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, both of which have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, and the property is warmed by oil fired central heating and double glazing where stated. Unusually for this age of property there is a good amount of off street parking to the frontage and a good sized garage with internal door to the utility room.

We are informed by our vendors that the plot in its entirety measures getting on for two acres. This has been beautifully tended and landscaped, but there is a huge amount of scope for a buyer with green fingers to really go to work. It comprises as mentioned, terraced gardens with numerous sun dappled (hence the name) seating areas, idyllic and quite magical woodland with woodland path, and versatile paddock (slightly overgrown at the moment, but with a huge amount of potential for those in search of the 'Good Life'). A glass of wine of an evening in the gardens surveying the view is well recommended and of course you are so wonderfully private and quiet, with just the noise of the wind through the trees and the birdsong to break the silence. Delightful!

Coombe Lane is an exclusive leafy lane leading off Sparrow Hill Way in the popular village of Weare with beautiful country walks right on the doorstep but real convenience for everything. Indeed it is part of the community, yet offers a country feel, it is in a great catchment area for schools, and is suitable for commuters, it has Wedmore and Cheddar close by, but is also handy for larger amenities in Bristol, Bath, Wells and Weston. For a family looking for a lifestyle property with character and versatility in spades, an idyllic and varied plot with stunning views, and privacy and quiet without isolation, Dapplewood Cottage really does fit the picture!

Our vendor says... We moved to Dapplewood Cottage forty years ago for more space and a garden for our children. It needed a huge amount of work so it was initially a bit daunting, but we have worked hard to elevate it to the condition you see it today. It really has been our own little world, yet of course it is eminently convenient for the amenities and transport routes both local and further afield. We have loved this cottage as it is set in such a friendly and caring community, in which we have formed many long-standing relationships, and we are really only moving as it is just a bit too big for us now.

We have noticed ... As my colleagues will attest I am very rarely lost for words but in the case of Dapplewood Cottage, this phrase absolutely applies. The plot is truly a 'one off' with an evocative, almost magical fairytale feel, and bags of further potential. But let's not get over-excited, the fundamentals are that it is a character, sizeable family home with a beautiful outlook and stunning gardens and grounds of (we are informed) getting on for two acres (TBC). Our vendors have done a huge amount of work to enhance the property; including double glazing, central heating, insulation, redecoration, renovation and extension.  

SITUATION The village of Weare is situated in area of outstanding natural beauty beyond the south side of the Mendip Hills in a popular part of Somerset. The general area is well known for its leisure opportunities which include; walking and riding on the Mendips, sailing on Axbridge reservoir, local golf course outside Wedmore and sports centre in Cheddar. Coupled with these facilities there is also a church in the village and a selection of country pubs in neighbouring villages. The senior school in this area is Kings of Wessex (www.kowessex.co.uk), in Cheddar, with the middle school at Hugh Sexeys, Blackford (www.hughsexey.somerset.sch.uk) and the first school at Weare School (www.weareschool.com), in Upper Weare. Independent schools are at nearby Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. Wedmore, Cheddar, Winscombe and Axbridge are all within convenient driving distance, where there are more shopping, social and recreational facilities. The cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells are all within daily driving distance, Bath and Bristol providing excellent cultural activities. The coastal towns of Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare are also conveniently accessible and there is access to the M5 at Edithmead (Junction 22, outside Burnham-on-Sea) and St. Georges (Junction 21, outside Weston-super-Mare). Bristol International Airport is along the A38, towards Bristol and this road is a popular route for commuting to Bristol. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling south on the A38 from Bristol, go down Shute Shelve Hill and proceed on the A38. Turn left into Notting Hill Way and left again into Sparrow Hill Way. Continue towards the church and just before you get there, take a right turn into Coombe Lane. Dapplewood Cottage can be found right at the top with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board. 

PROPERTY DETAILS Barn style entrance door leading to: 

ENTRANCE PORCH 3' 01" x 2' 10" (0.94m x 0.86m) With tiled flooring and obscure upvc double glazed inner entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL 17' 09" x 4' 11" (5.41m x 1.5m) Upvc double glazed window to rear garden, atrium style roof light, radiator, arch to inner hallway. Doors to kitchen and: 

LIVING ROOM 16' 11" x 14' 05" (5.16m x 4.39m) Double glazed sliding patio doors to paved terrace with stunning woodland views, fireplace with tiled hearth housing multi-fuel woodburning stove, telephone and TV point, radiator.  

INNER HALL Radiator. Doors to: 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 02" x 10' 08" (4.32m x 3.25m) Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows with stunning garden and woodland views, telephone point, access to loft, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 09" x 9' 04" (3.58m x 2.84m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect with stunning woodland views, radiator. 

BATHROOM WC 8' x 7' 09" (2.44m x 2.36m) Obscure double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, bidet, panel bath with centrally mounted mixer tap, inset wash hand basin with mixer tap and under sink cupboards, tiled flooring, tiled surround, stainless steel ladder style radiator, extractor fan. 

UTILITY ROOM 11' x 5' (3.35m x 1.52m) Range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces, inset circular stainless steel sink and mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, space for chest freezer, extractor fan, further upright cupboard units, radiator. Door to: 

GARAGE 13' 08" x 14' 05" (4.17m x 4.39m) Metal up and over door, power and light, electric fuse box and meter point, some wall mounted units. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 09" x 10' 09" (4.5m x 3.28m) Upvc double glazed leaded light inset window to front and rear aspects with stunning garden and woodland views, range of base and eye level units with work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, 1½ style stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, integral electric hob and oven, plumbing for dishwasher, 2-ring cream 'Aga', further cupboard space, integral fridge, tiled flooring, telephone point. Doors to snug and:  

DINING ROOM 11' 05" x 9' 06" (3.48m x 2.9m) at widest points Dual aspect upvc double glazed leaded light inset windows providing stunning garden and woodland views, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, plate shelf, radiator. Door to: 

INNER LOBBY 3' 06" x 3' (1.07m x 0.91m) Boiler cupboard housing oil fired central heating boiler. Door to: 

SHOWER ROOM WC 7' 07" x 5' 11" (2.31m x 1.8m) Dual aspect obscure upvc double glazed leaded light inset windows, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, double size corner shower cubicle housing stainless steel 'rain' style shower and shower attachment, tiled surround, extractor fan, radiator.  

SNUG 10' 06" x 8' 06" (3.2m x 2.59m) Upvc double glazed leaded light inset window to front aspect, exposed ceiling beams, brick built fireplace with tiled hearth housing open fire, radiator. Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Doors to: 

BEDROOM TWO 11' x 15' 02" (3.35m x 4.62m) measured into fitted storage cupboards Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, upvc double glazed leaded light inset windows to front and rear aspects with stunning woodland views, range of fitted storage cupboards, wood flooring, radiator.  

BEDROOM FOUR 8' 08" x 11' (2.64m x 3.35m) at widest point Upvc double glazed leaded light inset windows to front and rear aspects with woodland views, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, radiator.  

OUTSIDE The property can be found at the end of Coombe Lane with an area to the frontage with space for parking a number of vehicles and for turning. There is a small drive which leads to the garage where you can park another vehicle.

We are informed that the whole plot measures nearly two acres (to be confirmed). Opposite the property there are steps up to a paddock on the brow of the hill with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. This has been used varyingly in the past as a place to entertain and have parties and there is definite scope to keep a few chickens or maybe a goat or some sheep.

The main gardens really are stunning. To the immediate rear of the property is a real suntrap of a paved patio area, a fantastic spot for al fresco dining surveying the surrounding woodland. Stone built dwarf retaining walls with raised beds border an upper terraced lawn area with inset paved and gravelled path and array of attractive plants and shrubs. This path skirts an upper terraced with further low retaining wall where you will find a large shed with power and light, a smaller shed with light, and a wood store. There is gate access here to the front lane, a panel that can be unscrewed to allow access for larger machinery if needed, and there are further power points and some lighting.

To the immediate rear of the extension is a sloping and terraced vegetable and fruit bed where our vendors grow numerous delicious items, and indeed the land in general offers a variety of fruit trees including Apple, Pear, Cherry, Gooseberries, Rhubarb and Raspberries. The rest of the garden is lawned and dotted with mature trees and shrubs where you will find numerous secret seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day. It slopes down to the stream which bisects the land with a small bridge that leads to the other sloping wooded side past the prehistoric looking Gunnera. A path leads from the main level garden via a path into the magical sloping woodland which has provided fuel for our vendor's fire for 40 years! This path extends through the trees to the fence to the rear and curves around and back on itself to the top of the garden.  

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10 June 2016

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The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

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The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Highbridge & Burnham (6.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Wrington

The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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