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4 bedroom link detached house for sale

Hillyfields, Winscombe

Withdrawn from Market £479,500

Property Description

Key features

  • 1950s family home
  • Sought after location
  • Easy walk to Winscombe
  • Easy walk to Sidcot School
  • Public footpaths to countryside close by
  • Ideal for commuters
  • 4 bedrooms, bathroom and en suite
  • 2 receptions, study
  • Kitchen, utility, cloakroom
  • Mature gardens, ample parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION What a spot! Just the job if you are looking for an individual house, not on an estate and with tons of potential, but easily live in-able as it is!

Dating from the early 1950s, Hillyfields House is ideal for families for so many reasons ... not only can you walk to Sidcot School, but you can also walk by footpath to Winscombe! Also there are four double bedrooms, two good sized reception rooms. a study, kitchen/breakfast, utility and downstairs loo. This really is an ideal family home in a gorgeous position, with lovely views, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). There is a public footpath just a few paces away, and you are far enough from the A38 to enjoy the peace and quiet, whilst benefitting from the exceptional access for commuters to Bristol, the M5, Bristol Airport and Weston-super-Mare and Wells.

The property still retains some of the 1950's character, including fireplaces and picture rails, but it has been modernised to include double glazing and gas central heating. There is a 'wow' factor at the rear ... a huge sun terrace which has a westerly aspect and all day sun, with spectacular sunsets. In addition, there are good sized gardens and lots of parking. Our vendors have stated that they would be prepared to offer a further parcel of land to the rear of the house which could easily be utilised as a child's play area or give the opportunity to create a wonderful allotment/vegetable garden. The additional plot of land would be available by separate negotiation.

The property is offered for sale with VACANT POSSESSION - NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Our vendor says ... We walked through the door, saw the views and 'that was it' ... sold! It has been a super family home, we have brought up three children here and then they all flew the nest. We were reluctant to sell so have rented it out for seven years, but now it really is 'surplus to requirements'! We've tidied it up so it's ready for new owners.

We have noticed ... A rare opportunity to buy a 'blank canvas' house in a sought after semi rural location. Of course, you could move straight in, but there is still lots of potential to make more of the house, particularly in view of the location. Although is it 'attached' to next door by a storage area, you would not know it. 

SITUATION The North Somerset village of Winscombe was recently placed as the second best place in Britain to raise a family by family investment firm OneFamily (survey in 2015) and is nestled 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, doctor and primary school ( Winscombe is in the Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre ( catchment area for secondary education, which has recently been awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there is also a dry ski slope nearby. Private sector schooling is also close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach. 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 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, continue through Churchill traffic lights up the hill towards Winscombe. Hillyfields can be found on your right just after the Sidcot School turn off (if you get to the traffic lights by Sidcot playing fields you've gone too far). Continue down Hillyfields and the property can be found on the right hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board.  

PROPERTY DETAILS Covered porch area with part glazed front door to: 

DINING/FAMILY ROOM 19' 6" x 12' 10" (5.94m x 3.91m) 1950s style brick fireplace, wood effect flooring, large window to front, radiator. Measurements include stairs to first floor and 

STUDY AREA With window, built in computer desk drawers. Pine door to: 

LIVING ROOM 19' 4" x 12' 10" (5.89m x 3.91m) Light and beautifully bright with triple aspect windows including side door to outside storage area and sliding patio doors to huge outside terrace with glorious views. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 2" x 10' (4.32m x 3.05m) Fitted with a range of cream gloss base and matching wall units including rolled edge worktops and tiled splashbacks. Features include 1.25 bowl inset sink with mixer tap over, 'Miele' dishwasher, 'Kenwood' range-style cooker with 6-ring gas hob and extractor over. Shelving and ample storage. Beamed ceiling, wood effect flooring, radiator behind radiator screen. Opening to: 

INNER HALL 5' 4" x 2' 10" (1.63m x 0.86m) Door to 

UTILITY ROOM 5' x 3' (1.52m x 0.91m) Plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, cupboard. 

CLOAKROOM 4' 9" x 3' 4" (1.45m x 1.02m) White suite of low level WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor and walls, wardrobe.

Door from Inner Hall to: 

PLAYROOM/STUDY 12' 9" x 7' 9" (3.89m x 2.36m) Door to outside, dual aspect window, tiled floor, radiator.  

FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING 17' 2" x 7' 1" (5.23m x 2.16m) widening to 10' 1" (3.07m) Window to front, radiator, picture rail, access to loft space. 

BEDROOM ONE 11' 11" x 10' (3.63m x 3.05m) widening to 12' 9" (3.89m) Front aspect window, wood effect flooring, radiator, picture rail, folding door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 3" x 2' 4" (2.51m x 0.71m) Tiled shower cubicle with rain bath style shower, wash hand basin, bidet, tiled floor and walls, shelves, mirror and lighting. 

BEDROOM TWO 12' 11" x 10' 4" (3.94m x 3.15m) Front aspect window with attractive outlook over rooftops to the Mendips, radiator, picture rail. 

BEDROOM THREE 12' 11" x 8' 8" (3.94m x 2.64m) Radiator, rear aspect window with far reaching views to countryside, picture rail. 

BEDROOM FOUR 9' 11" x 8' 11" (3.02m x 2.72m) Radiator, rear aspect window with wonderful views. 

BATHROOM 8' 6" x 5' 7" (2.59m x 1.7m) Fitted with white and chrome suite of panel bath with independent shower over, screen door to side, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and floor, ladder style radiator/towel rail, shaver point, two windows with wonderful views. Shelved airing cupboard housing lagged hot water cylinder and immersion heater. 

OUTSIDE Hillyfields House is set in mature gardens. To the front there is a large area of BRICK PAVIOURED PARKING. To the side of here is a pedestrian gate to a gravel pathway, flanked by a picket style fence, and leading to the front garden. This is laid to lawn, with trees and shrubs. There is an area of lawned garden to the side of the house and this continues to the rear. Here there is a good sized lawned garden.

The exceptional feature of the rear garden is the huge 

TERRACE 15' 8" x 15' 8" (4.78m x 4.78m) Accessed from the living room and the most wonderful place to enjoy the view with a westerly facing aspect, to the Severn Estuary and the Brecon Hills, making it ideal for an evening glass or two! To the side of here is a:  

STORAGE AREA 11' 8" x 4' 8" (3.56m x 1.42m) With a separate door to the living room.

Under the terrace is a large 

STORAGE AREA Beyond which is a  

TIMBER STORAGE SHED 10' 8" x 7' 6" (3.25m x 2.29m)  

AGENT'S NOTE Our vendors have a quote of £3,800 inc VAT to replace the double glazing as required, and the asking price reflects the fact that it will be the new owners' responsibility to repair or replace the double glazing if they want to. 

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20 September 2016


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