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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Sandford Road, Winscombe

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Property Description

Key features

  • Totally renovated Victorian house of character
  • Sizeable accommodation approx 1,800 sq ft
  • Living room, kitchen/dining/family room
  • Utility room, downstairs WC, office
  • 22’ master bedroom with en suite
  • Three further good sized bedrooms and bathroom
  • Attractive front and rear gardens
  • Double garage and off street parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Dating from 1898, Elmdene is a totally renovated detached house of real character and charm, offering 'move in and unpack' accommodation within a walk of the village centre. The property is offered for sale for the just the second time since 1956 and our vendor is only the fourth owner of the property in 119 years. Renovated as part of the development of the house and its gardens, it now offers that wonderful mix of a spacious contemporary accommodation, whilst retaining the innate charm of this impressive Victorian building.

The light and bright family sized accommodation briefly comprises; entrance hallway, living room, beautiful open plan kitchen/dining/family room including fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces and integral appliances, utility room, downstairs WC, four good sized bedrooms (including a 22' master suite with en suite) and a luxurious family bathroom. As mentioned, having been totally renovated, the property offers that lovely mix of both the contemporary with some original features. Indeed the entrance hall has the original herringbone wooden flooring, and the property has the ceiling height expected of a Victorian building, yet of course our vendor has added brand new central heating, upvc double glazed sash windows and a cosy wood burning stove in the family room area.

Outside, the property is surrounded by good sized level lawned gardens with a fenced surround, there is significant brick paved off street parking and a large double garage has been constructed with automatic roller door. The cherry on the top however is the good sized office/study attached to the side of the property, a haven away from the 'hub-bub' of family life where you can get some work done if you so wished, and with potential for many other uses, even just as extra storage.

There are some lovely views to the front of Elmdene of the local countryside and indeed, for lovers of walking, the property is perfectly located for the varied and beautiful surrounding countryside. Well served by amenities and shops, the lovely community of Winscombe is also a draw because of its very well regarded schools both state and private, and the fantastic transport routes to Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and the M5 motorway. Indeed, for a family looking for village life with convenience, character and charm but no isolation, or even for someone looking for a 'lock up and leave' large downsize property with real character, this comes highly recommended! EPC rating D.

DIRECTIONS Travelling into Winscombe from Sandford, Elmdene is on the right hand side just before Evergreen Close, also on the right, with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board.  

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. 

WE HAVE NOTICED To be honest the property, in our view, has been pretty much unaffected by the development of the original gardens, indeed covenants restricted how many could be built and therefore ended up with only two other bespoke properties. Elmdene does, therefore, still retain a real feeling of space and privacy. The property really is ready to move into, with very little a buyer would have to do other than for personal taste. Indeed, it has been done to a very high standard and as it is offered with no chain, we would recommend an early viewing. 

PROPERTY DETAILS Entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL 13' 6" x 5' 11" (4.11m x 1.8m) Original herring bone laminate style wood flooring, under stairs storage area, burglar alarm control point, radiator. Stairs to first floor landing.

Doors to: 

LIVING ROOM 18' x 13' 6" (5.49m x 4.11m) Dual aspect upvc double glazed sash windows with countryside views to front aspect, TV and telephone point, fireplace with electric wood burner style fire, radiator.


KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM 25' 1" (7.65m) narrowing to 12'11" (3.94m) x 24'11" (7.59m) narrowing to 10'6" (3.2m) Compromising:

KITCHEN DINING AREA Upvc double glazed sash window to rear aspect, upvc double glazed sash window to side aspect. Fitted kitchen compromising, range of base and eye level units with granite work surfaces and splashbacks, 1½ style sink and drainer, under unit lighting, integral four ring electric hob and oven, integral microwave/grill, integral fridge/freezer, integral dish washer, soft close drawers, burglar alarm control point, wood effect flooring. Barn style door to rear garden. Door to utility.

Open plan to: 

FAMILY R0OM AREA Upvc double glazed sash window to front aspect with countryside views, fireplace with paved hearth housing wood burning stove, TV point, gas central heating control thermostat.  

UTILITY ROOM 7' 4" x 7' 4" (2.24m x 2.24m) Upvc double glazed sash window to side aspect, base level units with roll top work surfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, wall mounted gas combination boiler, radiator, wood effect flooring.

Door to: 

WC 7' 4" x 2' 16" (2.24m x 1.02m) Obscure upvc double glazed sash window to side aspect, low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, under sink cupboards and tiled splashbacks, wood effect flooring, extractor fan, electric fuse box, radiator.

Stairs to: 


BEDROOM TWO 13' 6" x 13' (4.11m x 3.96m) Upvc double glazed sash window to front aspect with countryside views, upvc double glazed sash window to side aspect, TV point, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE 13' 7" x 10' 2" (4.14m x 3.1m) Upvc double glazed sash window to front aspect with countryside views, TV point radiator.  

BEDROOM FOUR 10' 3" x 8' 10" (3.12m x 2.69m) narrowing to 5'05" (1.6m) (L shaped) Upvc double glazed sash window to front aspect with countryside views, TV point, fitted storage cupboard, radiator. 

BATHROOM WC 10' 4" x 6' 4" (3.15m x 1.93m) Obscure upvc double glazed sash window to side aspect, luxury white suite incorporating low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, corner shower cubicle housing stainless steel shower fittings, panel bath with centrally mounted mixer tap, tiled surround, wood effect flooring, extractor fan, stainless steel ladder style radiator.  

BEDROOM ONE 22' 07" x 10' 8" (6.88m x 3.25m) Dual aspect upvc double glazed sash windows, TV and telephone points, access to loft, radiator.

Door to: 

EN SUITE WC 10' 4" x 3' 11" (3.15m x 1.19m) Low level WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, double size shower wash basin housing stainless steel shower fittings, tiled surround, extractor fan, stainless steel ladder style radiator.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached by a shared driveway (shared with only two other people) which leads to brick paved off street parking for numerous vehicles leading to a: 

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 23' 2" x 18' 6" (7.06m x 5.64m) Automatic garage door, external security lighting, power points, further lighting, overhead storage and door to the rear garden. 

OFFICE/VERSATILE OUTSIDE ROOM 13' 8" x 11' 8" (4.17m x 3.56m) Entrance door, power and light. 

The front garden is laid to lawn with a fenced surround and gate and path leading to the front door. The rear garden has a large paved patio terrace perfect for al fresco dining, and the rest of the garden comprises an expanse of secure lawning with fenced surround and plant and flower borders. 

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10 October 2016


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