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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Banwell Road, Locking

Withdrawn from Market £359,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Extended country cottage with stunning views
  • Beautifully tended and sizeable gardens
  • Living room, dining room and family room
  • Kitchen, conservatory and downstairs WC
  • Master bedroom with en suite and dressing area
  • Further double bedroom and bathroom
  • Substantial double garage and off street parking
  • Convenient rural position

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Are you looking for something a little bit different? Are you bored by the basic, turned off by the typical, and fatigued by the familiar? Are you searching for character features, substantial gardens and countryside views in a convenient postcard spot? Then look no further... Elborough Lodge is a detached period two bedroom cottage set in gardens of over a fifth of an acre in a semi rural location overlooking beautiful North Somerset countryside and farmland. Built we understand 200 years ago, this evocative farm worker's cottage has been significantly remodelled over the years to focus more on the breathtaking position and stunning gardens. Indeed, substantial works have been undertaken in the last 11 years of ownership by the current vendors, who have completed a programme of extension and improvement works which really have taken the living space to the next level, both aesthetically and practically. The sizeable accommodation is configured over two floors. On the ground floor, it briefly comprises; entrance porchway and hall, downstairs WC, living room with inglenook fireplace, dining room open plan to an impressive family room with double doors to the garden, fitted kitchen and conservatory. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms (the master suite having en suite shower room, dressing room area and Juliet balcony), a well appointed family bathroom and the accommodation is warmed by oil central heating and double glazing where stated.

Outside, the property is set in the most beautiful landscaped gardens you could hope to find, measuring approximately a fifth of an acre and boasting sizeable lawn, kitchen garden area, patio, pond and array of mature plants shrubs and trees (including a myriad fruit trees). As mentioned you are essentially on the edge of open fields, so you have some absolutely stunning views, far reaching to the hills beyond and with real privacy. If all this is not enough, the cherry on the top is the fact that this period country cottage, unusually, has a substantial double garage (built in 1997), and off street parking... A real bonus for a property of this age!

The hamlet of Elborough is midway between the villages of Hutton and Banwell. Therefore Elborough Lodge has convenient access to Weston super Mare, the M5 motorway and Bristol. Quality amenities and local schools are also available, and for lovers of walking, there are some beautiful countryside walks literally right on the doorstep.

This stunning country cottage is sure to be popular in this spot, with its 'move in and unpack' accommodation and extensive mature gardens, therefore an early viewing will, in our view, be essential.

Our vendor says ... We have been here 12 years and bought it initially for its beautiful gardens and the potential we saw in the property. We have loved the cottage's age and character, with the earliest part dating back to the 1800's and the views are absolutely stunning to wake up to every day. We have done a huge amount of work, including completing the extension in 2010, fitting a new boiler in 2007 and refitting the double glazing in stages including a new front door and lounge windows in 2010.

We have noticed ... A stunning example of a farm worker's cottage with sizeable plot, really taken to the next level by sensitive and well thought out extension and improvement. The position is absolutely stunning with really beautiful views and of course Elborough Lodge has none of the downsides that one might expect of an older cottage; there is parking, there is a large double garage and it is convenient for amenities and transport routes. Yes it is on the road but once inside you really would not know it... A gem of a cottage in a jewel of a spot! 

SITUATION The town centre of Weston-super-Mare is just a short drive away and amenities include the indoor Sovereign Shopping Centre, doctors, dentists, museum, library, cinema, theatre as well as Weston sea front, promenade and Grand Pier. There are state schools in Lympsham and Weston-super-Mare, and for independent education, Sidcot is an excellent private school just 4 miles away in Winscombe, while Bristol, Taunton, Glastonbury and Street also offer a wide variety of schools. The M5 is within easy reach as is the mainline railway at Weston. Bristol Airport is an easy drive to the north with its scheduled and low cost flights, both national and international. The countryside is well known for its beauty and offers a variety of community pursuits within a short drive. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling from Banwell towards Weston-super-Mare turn left sign posted to Elborough village, keep on the main road past the development on the left, and passing Elborough Farm. The entrance leading to Elborough Lodge is shortly on the left hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board. 

PROPERTY DETAILS Obscure upvc double glazed entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE PORCH AREA 4' 11" x 3' 09" (1.5m x 1.14m) Tiled flooring. Access to inner hall. Door to: 

DOWNSTAIRS WC 3' 10" x 4' 03" (1.17m x 1.3m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, corner wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks, tiled floor, extractor fan, radiator. 

INNER HALL Under stairs storage cupboard, tiled floor, radiator. Stairs to first floor landing. Doors to: 

LIVING ROOM 12' 07" measured to fireplace x 11' (3.84m x 3.35m) Upvc double glazed double doors to rear terrace, upvc double glazed window to side aspect, two upvc triple glazed panels to front aspect, Inglenook style fireplace with beam lintel and surround and paved hearth housing wood burning stove, telephone point, TV point, wood effect flooring, radiator.  

DINING ROOM AREA 12' 06" x 8' 01" (3.81m x 2.46m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, cupboard housing boiler, faux fireplace with beam lintel and paved hearth, wood effect flooring, radiator. Door to kitchen and open plan to: 

FAMILY ROOM AREA 12' 03" x 9' 09" (3.73m x 2.97m) Upvc double glazed double doors with adjacent upvc double glazed windows to paved terrace and gardens, upvc double glazed window to front aspect, TV point, wood effect flooring, radiator.  

KITCHEN 9' 11" x 9' 11" (3.02m x 3.02m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect with stunning countryside views, range of base and eye level units with roll top work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, electric cooker point, space for fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, plumbing for dishwasher, access to loft, radiator. Door to: 

CONSERVATORY 10' 05" x 10' 01" (3.18m x 3.07m) Of upvc double glazed construction with dwarf walls, polycarbonate roofing, store cupboard, radiator.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 9' 02" x 2' 07" (2.79m x 0.79m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, telephone point, radiator. Doors to: 

BEDROOM TWO 11' 01" x 10' 05" (3.38m x 3.18m) Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows with stunning countryside views, fitted storage wardrobe, TV point, radiator.  

BATHROOM WC 8' 01" x 6' 04" (2.46m x 1.93m) Obscure 'tilt and turn' upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with 'Mira' shower over, tiled surround, access to loft, radiator.  

BEDROOM ONE 12' 06" x 8' 01" (3.81m x 2.46m) lengthening to 19' (5.79m) into dressing room area Comprising: 

BEDROOM AREA Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, radiator. Open plan to: 

DRESSING ROOM AREA Upvc double glazed doors with Juliet balcony and stunning garden views, fitted storage shelving and hanging space, radiator. Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM WC 9' 08" x 3' 02" (2.95m x 0.97m) Obscure upvc double glazed panel to rear aspect, upvc double glazed window to rear aspect with stunning countryside views, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, larger than average shower cubicle housing stainless steel shower fittings, tiled surround, tiled flooring, extractor fan, stainless steel ladder style radiator.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a shared lane that leads to two other properties. It has its own concrete drive extended by a gravelled area to the side providing off street parking and here you will find the oil tank. This drive leads to the: 

DOUBLE GARAGE 23' 04" x 19' (7.11m x 5.79m) Automatic metal up and over door, power and light, roof storage, space for fridge and freezer, obscure upvc double glazed pedestrian door.

The front garden is laid to lawn with a trellised arch and path and some apple trees. There is gate access to the rear garden and circular paved patio at the rear of the garage.

The main rear garden really has been beautifully tended, much to the credit of our vendors who are keen gardeners. It is a sunny and private space with a myriad possibilities for those with green fingers, and stunning hillside views. To the immediate rear of the property by the French doors is a paved patio area, the perfect spot for an evening glass of wine or a barbecue. There is a pond with pergola and rockery style shrub bed. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn, dotted with trees and beds and extending down to a picket fenced kitchen garden area at the bottom with greenhouse and vegetable and soft fruit patch, shed and crazy paved secret path extending behind the bushes (brilliant for hide and seek!). As mentioned our vendors have green fingers and therefore the varieties of fruit trees and bushes are extensive, including; plum, apple, pear, cherry, raspberry, gooseberry, blackberry, beetroot, leeks, runner beans, dwarf beans and carrots outside and cucumber, tomato and butternut squash in the greenhouse. There is the original well to the rear of the front porch with pump but the pump is purely decorative, and the gardens do have lighting, a double power point and a tap. 

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