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5 bedroom detached house for sale

The Barrows, Cheddar

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully presented five bedroom Victorian Villa
  • Living room, family room, dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, downstairs WC and pantry
  • Master bedroom and guest bedroom with ensuites
  • Three further double bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Attractive gardens, substantial off street parking
  • Two storey stone built outbuilding currently used as triple garage
  • Character packed living accommodation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Set in a convenient spot in the heart of Cheddar and offering accommodation of around 2,400 sq ft is Hopwoods, an attractive detached Victorian house of character with versatility and charm. The property has been in the same family for generations and indeed our vendor's Great Grandfather was the village dentist, so the building has been an integral part of village life since it was built in the 1850s. Arranged over three floors, the accommodation offers that wonderful mix of period character coupled with the lightness and space so beloved of a larger modern family. An entrance hall with flagstone flooring leads to a light and bright 20' dining room, a family room, a living room, a kitchen/breakfast room with 'Aga', a downstairs WC, and a walk in pantry. Upstairs the quality and space continues; with an impressive landing, a master suite comprising light and bright master bedroom and en suite bathroom, a guest suite of second double bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further double bedrooms and bathroom. Upstairs again and you will find a fifth double bedroom (currently used as a study) and a large attic room with potential for a variety of uses. Indeed generally because of the size and versatility of Hopwoods' living space, and the fact that many of the rooms could have multiple uses, the property really could be a lot of things to a lot of people. From those looking for dual occupation, to larger families, to home workers, to those with a hobby... The possibilities really are endless!

Hopwoods is set offset on right angles from the road, proudly in attractive mature gardens that extend to the front and side. The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. The private mature and level lawned side garden is accessed both via a gated drive which runs behind the property and via a walled shared (with one other landowner) drive that runs to the front of the property opening up into a private gravelled parking area. Here you will find a detached stone built outbuilding currently used as a triple garage, but with two potential packed loft rooms that our vendor used as hobby rooms whilst growing up. We feel that subject to appropriate consents this building has scope for a variety of further uses; perhaps as a work from home unit or gym, a hobby space, holiday let or annex... for a buyer with vision there is again, a lot of possibilities!

The position is highly convenient! For families looking for proximity to the quality schools and wide ranging amenities, with good access to transport routes for the commute and with beautiful countryside close by for walking, this beautiful and extensive Victorian Villa really is a 'move in and unpack' opportunity for the right buyer in our view. Don't take our word for it though an internal viewing will be essential to fully appreciate this impressive opportunity.

Our vendor says ... Hopwoods has been in our family for 100 years. Indeed my Great Grandfather was the dentist for Cheddar and it used to be the dental surgery for the village. We have always loved the space, it's large yet cosy, with sizeable gardens, extensive garages and plenty of storage space. We have done a lot of refurbishing and added two en suites, and the kitchen with that Aga, which is fabulous. We will be sad to leave.

We have noticed ... A really stunning example of Victorian character mixed with a practicality and a flowing family living space. This is all down to our vendors, who have improved the property significantly in their time living at Hopwoods. Accommodation is impressive and contemporary with numerous character features, yet there is still a bit of scope for a buyer with vision to put their own stamp on things... A gem of a house with further scope in a really convenient location!
 

SITUATION Cheddar (www.cheddarsomerset.co.uk) is a picturesque and well known village situated within the heart of Somerset and located on the edge of the Mendip Hills. The village has a lot to offer including banks, a building society, post office, a wide selection of shops, a medical centre, dental surgery and good access to Weston Hospital. Within Cheddar there is a three-tier school system where children up to the age of nine will attend the first school (www.cheddarfirst.ik.org), before moving on to Fairlands Middle School (www.fairlands.somerset.sch.uk) and on to Kings of Wessex Community School (www.kowessex.co.uk). Independent schools nearby are Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. The village also has a wide selection of outdoor pursuits including sailing, abseiling and rock climbing and benefits from a selection of fitness and swimming classes held at the local Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre. The closest motorway access is Junction 22 at Edithmead and the town has good access to the City of Bristol and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. There is further access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21) and there is an international airport at Lulsgate. Famous local attractions include Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole Caves and Glastonbury Tor and walkers will enjoy the trek up to Crook Peak. 

DIRECTIONS Proceeding into Cheddar on the Axbridge Road and passing the petrol station on your right, continue into the village on The Barrows and the property can be found on the right hand side just after Barrows Road which is the third turn off on your right. 

PROPERTY DETAILS Entrance door with feature stained glass panel over to: 

ENTRANCE HALL 24' 06" x 3' 11" (7.47m x 1.19m) widening to 6' 11" (2.11m) Original flagstone floor, rear entrance door, burglar alarm control point, original serving bells (used as the main door bell), radiator. Stairs to first floor landing. Doors to dining room, family room and walk in pantry. 

DINING ROOM 13' 10" x 12' 03" (4.22m x 3.73m) widening to 20' (6.1m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, upvc double glazed window to side aspect, fireplace with tiled surround and hearth housing open fire, storage cupboard, stripped wood flooring, TV and telephone point, two radiators. Door to: 

DOWNSTAIRS WC 4' 06" x 4' 02" (1.37m x 1.27m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, extractor fan, radiator. 

WALK IN PANTRY 9' 03" x 4' 01" (2.82m x 1.24m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, space for fridge/freezer, shelving, meat cupboard.  

FAMILY ROOM 13' 10" x 11' 08" (4.22m x 3.56m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, storage cupboard, parquet style flooring, radiator. Door to kitchen/breakfast room and open plan to:  

LIVING ROOM 13' 10" x 12' 03" (4.22m x 3.73m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, feature fireplace with original tiled surround and carved wooden plinth housing cast iron open fire, TV and telephone point, radiator.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 24' 02" x 9' 10" (7.37m x 3m) Comprising: 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AREA Upvc double glazed window and panel to side aspect, barn style door to side garden, range of base and eye level units with granite topped work surfaces and granite splashbacks, double 'Belfast' style sink with mixer tap, gas fired Aga, integral dishwasher, electric cooker point, tiled flooring, radiator. Open plan to: 

UTILITY AREA Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, granite topped work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge, airing cupboard housing 'Megaflo' tank and wall mounted condensing gas boiler, tiled flooring, electric fuse box.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 15' 03" x 7' 09" (4.65m x 2.36m) widening to 9' 09" (2.97m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, stairs to attic rooms. Doors to inner hall and: 

BEDROOM TWO 12' 04" x 10' 09" (3.76m x 3.28m) Upvc double gazed window to front aspect, TV point, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 11' 09" x 10' 09" (3.58m x 3.28m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect with some hillside views, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and hearth (not in use), TV point, picture rail, coved ceiling, radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 13' 02" x 12' 02" (4.01m x 3.71m) Upvc double glazed window to front aspect, TV point, two radiators. Doors to: 

WALK IN WARDROBE 7' 10" x 4' 06" (2.39m x 1.37m) With shelving and hanging space. 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM WC 7' 07" x 3' 09" (2.31m x 1.14m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to front aspect, low level WC with concealed cistern, double size shower cubicle housing stainless steel shower fittings, pedestal wash hand basin with swan neck mixer tap, chrome ladder and painted under cill radiators, tiled surround and tiled flooring, extractor fan. 

INNER HALL 11' 03" x 2' 10" (3.43m x 0.86m) Doors to: 

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 03" x 8' 07" (3.43m x 2.62m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator. Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM WC 9' 04" x 5' 02" (2.84m x 1.57m) Low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with swan neck mixer tap, double sized shower cubicle housing stainless steel shower fittings, tiled surround, tiled flooring, extractor fan, stainless steel ladder style radiator. 

BATHROOM WC 7' 11" x 9' 11" (2.41m x 3.02m) Obscure upvc double glazed window to front aspect, free standing feature bath with stainless steel shower over and mixer tap, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled surround, tiled flooring, extractor fan, radiator, stainless steel ladder style radiator.

Stairs to: 

TOP FLOOR LANDING Hanging space and doors to: 

BEDROOM FIVE 15' 05" x 11' 02" (4.7m x 3.4m) Two upvc double glazed windows to side aspect, TV and telephone point, exposed beams, radiator. 

ATTIC ROOM TWO 18' x 15' 07" (5.49m x 4.75m) Two upvc double glazed windows to side aspect, two radiators, exposed beams, wood flooring. Access to eaves. 

OUTSIDE There is a gated 'cock and hen' walled front garden with path to the front door. The front garden is laid to lawn with attractive plant and shrub beds and some mature trees. It has gated access to the side garden. There are two vehicular means of access to the property, one of which is a shared gravel driveway which Hopwoods has rights of access over. This is walled and skirts along the front of the property culminating in a large gravelled off street parking area providing parking for numerous vehicles, a 'nature' garden area and gated access to the side garden. Here you will find the: 

STONE BUILT DETACHED TRIPLE GARAGE Incorporating:  

GARAGE ONE 15' 07" x 11' 07" (4.75m x 3.53m) With roller door, glazed window to side aspect, work bench, power and light. 

GARAGE TWO 16' 02" x 16' 09" (4.93m x 5.11m) narrowing to 12' (3.66m) With two roller doors, power and light and stairs to:  

LOFT ROOM ONE 16' 01" x 12' 06" (4.9m x 3.81m) Wood flooring, lighting and door to: 

LOFT ROOM TWO 13' 06" x 11' 07" (4.11m x 3.53m) Glazed window to front and side aspects, wood flooring, power and light.

The second driveway has double gated access to the rear of the property.

The main side garden really is a delight, south facing and private with mature tree surround and plant and shrub borders. It is laid to lawn, dotted with a stepping stone path to the side door. The perfect secure area for the kids to have a kickaround but offering bags of further potential for those with green fingers. There is a summer house, two taps. 

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  • Worle (7.7 mi)
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01934 267013 Local call rate

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