6 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Elm Close, Shipham

£485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Utterly individual
  • Tremendously spacious
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Two homes in one
  • Superb 'gardener's' garden
  • Larger than average plot
  • Secluded cul de sac location
  • Glorious countryside on hand
  • Village facilities close by
  • Excellent for commuters

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Are you looking for an individual home in an historic location? Perhaps you want lots of space and versatility or maybe you need a location that has a 'country feel' but is still good for commuting and facilities?

If your answer if 'yes' to any of the above, you should look at this individual detached property as soon as you can.

Originating from the 1960's, when is was simply a detached bungalow of quality on a large (double sized in width) plot, this tremendously spacious home now offers well presented accommodation on two floors and with the addition of a self contained annex to the rear. In fact, if you add up all the rooms you could have up to seven bedrooms, plus two large reception rooms, two bathrooms and two kitchens! However it is currently arranged as follows. On the ground floor a large reception hall gives access to a superb triple aspect lounge, dining room, kitchen and level access shower room plus two ground floor bedrooms. Upstairs in this part of the property, there are three further bedrooms (with sloping ceilings). In addition on the ground floor, the annexe comprises a lounge, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and bedroom. It would be really straightforward to make the annexe larger to 'even out' the split between the two or else use the property as one really good sized family house. So the property is ideal for a large family, to house two families or to house a buyer with a dependant relative, independent teenager, a live in nanny or to work from home.

The layout and flow of the accommodation is excellent, it is much larger than you would think from a drive by and the plot is really great, providing not only a well stocked 'gardener's' garden (south facing at the rear), but also plenty of parking and a double garage.

Elm Close is a little known cul de sac, where property rarely comes up for sale. It is located just off 'Broadway' which, history tells us, is in the old Roman road which ran from Old Sarum in Wiltshire to the port of Uphill, near Weston-super-Mare. Provenance of this is substantiated by the site of a Roman villa, a short distance away, excavated in 1826. In Horseleaze Lane on the other side of Broadway, the Shipham Hoard was unearthed in the early 90's, a find of over 800 mid 4th century bronze Roman coins, so you never know ... dig deep enough and you never know what you may find!

Our vendor says ... A happy family home which has developed over the decades to meet our changing needs. The spot is quiet, yet convenient for commuters, and we particularly love the south facing rear gardens.

We have noticed ... Without a look inside you will never appreciate just how much this property has to offer, both in size and versatility. if you need plenty of accommodation in an individual location, you must look at this one which is offered for sale with NO ONWARD CHAIN. 

SITUATION Shipham is a highly sought after village nestled in the picturesque Somerset countryside. It is well served by both primary (www.shiphamfirst.co.uk) and middle schools (www.fairlands.somerset.sch.uk) and is much sought after by those commuting to Bristol, as it offers all the advantages of rural living with the Mendip Hills close by with convenient routes to primary business centres. Indeed, it is very well positioned for local transport links and the M5 motorway which is accessible via junction 20 at Clevedon, junction 21 at St Georges and junction 22 at Edithmead. Village facilities are available, including butcher/stores, garage, public house, hotel and further shopping facilities at nearby Winscombe and Cheddar. The new village hall (with its stage, sports hall, function rooms and kitchen) is a popular centre for a broad range of community events and activities for all ages. Private sector schooling is close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach, as are Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. In the state sector, Kings of Wessex School (www.kowessex.co.uk) is nearby and for sports and recreational amenities; Churchill School is a drive away. The surrounding area is excellent riding country and is sure to appeal to equestrian enthusiasts and walkers. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to the mainline railway station at Yatton. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling South on the A38 from Bristol, proceed into Churchill and follow the road past the turnings to Rowberrow and Shipham. Pass through Star and proceed up the hill slowing down and indicating left near the top. Turn left into Broadway and first left into Elm Close. No . 6 is on the right hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board, viewings strictly by prior appointment. 

PROPERTY DETAILS A storm porch with upvc double glazed entrance door and side windows lead to: 

RECEPTION HALL 13' 03" x 7' 10" (4.04m x 2.39m) Feature reception hall with oak effect flooring, stairs to first floor with storage area under, two radiators.  

LOUNGE 24' 10" x 13' 03" (7.57m x 4.04m) A large triple aspect room with picture windows to front, rear and side aspects, feature stone fireplace with tiled hearth and electric fire, carpeted flooring, coving, two radiators.  

DINING ROOM 11' 09" x 10' (3.58m x 3.05m) Picture upvc double glazed window to front aspect, radiator, carpeted flooring. 

MAIN KITCHEN 13' 6" x 9' 10" (4.11m x 3m) A range of wall and base units with down lighters and complimentary roll top work surfaces, integrated hob and extractors, space and plumbing for white goods (the washing machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher are included in the sale), metal sink with drawer, cupboard housing oil fired boiler supplies central heating and hot water, upvc double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking the garden, upvc double glazed door to rear garden. 

BEDROOM ONE 13' 10" x 11' 10" (4.22m x 3.61m) Fitted wardrobes, radiator, upvc double glazed window to front aspect, carpeted flooring and radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 15' 11" x 9' 09" (4.85m x 2.97m) Double glazed upvc window to front aspect, double radiator, carpeted flooring, radiator.  

SEPARATE CLOAK ROOM 6' 10" x 2' 11" (2.08m x 0.89m) Low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled flooring, opaque double glazed window. 

BEDROOMS ON THE FIRST FOOR Comprising: 

BEDROOM THREE 13' x 10' 04" (3.96m x 3.15m) max velux window, door to loft storage cupboard, restricted head height in places. 

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 02" x 10' 08" (3.4m x 3.25m) Velux window, carpeted flooring, restricted height in places. 

BEDROOM FIVE 10' 06" x 10' 04" (3.2m x 3.15m) max Velux window, access to two under stairs storage, carpeted flooring, restricted head height in areas.  

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM 7' 09" x 6' 06" (2.36m x 1.98m) large walk in shower and screen, low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and surrounds, obscure double glazed window.  

GROUND FLOOR  

ANNEXE Comprising:  

BEDROOM 12' 10" x 8' 10" (3.91m x 2.69m) not including wardrobes Built in wardrobes housing vanity units, radiator, upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, carpeted flooring. 

KITCHEN 12' 11" x 7' 08" (3.94m x 2.34m) Range of wall and base units with roll top work surfaces, sink with drawer unit, plumbing and space for washing machine and dishwasher, upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, door to rear garden, oak effect flooring, velux window.  

DINING AREA 13' 10" x 8' 06" (4.22m x 2.59m) Oak effect flooring, radiator. 

LOUNGE 15' 11" x 10' 08" (4.85m x 3.25m) Upvc double glazed window and door to garden, laminate flooring. 

SHOWER ROOM 7' 10" x 5' 09" (2.39m x 1.75m) White suite comprising low level WC, shower unit, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, opaque double glazed window.  

OUTSIDE 6 Elm Close is set in a generous mature plot which in fact is considerably wider than any other plot on the cul de sac. The gardens are mature and well stocked with a variety of ornamental plants and shrubs.

To the front a wide pathway with shallow steps leads up the front door, flanked either side by level lawns with low stone retaining walls and a variety of plants including rockery plants, evergreens, peony and a variegated weigela.

A wide entranceway to the side leads to a huge area of parking, part tarmac, part concrete and part gravel and leading to: 

DOUBLE GARAGE 19' 10" x 17' 6" (6.05m x 5.33m) With up and over door, power and light.

To the side of the gravel area is a raised bed flanked by a mature tree and evergreen hedge. Here there is gated access to the side of the property.

On the other side a path continues around the property past a level lawned garden and with additional mature plants including fuchsia, magnolia and with a second pedestrian path to the cul de sac.

There is gated access either side of the property to the rear garden which comprises the following. To the rear of the property is a large crazy paved terrace with a pergola to one side including a fig tree and trailing clematis. This area has a southerly aspect and is ideal for outside entertaining and barbecues. Shrub borders with low walls are well stocked with mature plants including climbers, ferns, a beautiful yellow clematis, variegated evergreens and rockery plants.

To the side is a 'bog garden' - a former pond now stocked with iris, king cups and water loving plants. To the side is an ornamental pond and rockery flanked by steps leading up to a further level lawn with evergreens, ferns, rockery plants and a greenhouse.

The lawn continues around to the side and a path around the rear of the house also leads to an easterly facing patio - ideal for the first coffee of the day! This is very private and a super spot for pots, tubs, table and chairs. Beyond here is a second patio area, then a gravel and flagstone path leading back to the side gate at the front.

The boundaries are a combination of fencing and hedging, so you have a good degree of privacy in this lovely garden.

Outside tap, outside lighting.

NB. The property has recently been redecorated and has new floor coverings. 

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Listing History

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26 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Yatton (5.0 mi)
  • Worle (5.1 mi)
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Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Wrington

The Clock House High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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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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Nearest stations

  • Yatton (5.0 mi)
  • Worle (5.1 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

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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