4 bedroom cottage for sale

Badgworth, Axbridge

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached 16th Century cottage
  • Beamed and vaulted ceilings
  • Original fireplaces
  • Quiet village location
  • Four reception rooms
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Private rear garden
  • Off road parking and double garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION As Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the English throne it is thought that Barn Cottage was just starting its life as two workers' cottages. Today it is transformed into a spacious family home packed with the charm and character you would hope to find in a 16th Century cottage tucked away in a rural village location. If you are looking for period features this property will not disappoint as it boasts exposed beams throughout and inglenook fireplaces, including one with an extraordinary conical brick canopy. The house has a wonderful atmospheric feel and the spacious gardens at the rear are perfect for al fresco entertaining. Badgworth village is perfectly positioned for country walks and outdoor sports such as riding, and is within a short drive of Wedmore Golf Club.

Arranged over two floors, Barn Cottage offers superb flexible accommodation with generous proportions in excess of two and half thousand square feet. Entering the cottage through its 'chocolate box' porch, into the hall with its quaint window to the sitting room, you glimpse the wonderful character within. Either side of the hall, the warm cosy sitting room and the well proportioned dining room both have exposed beams and noteworthy fireplaces. Walking through the snug from the dining room does not prepare you for the breathtaking moment when you open the door into the magnificent ethereal vaulted living room with an inglenook fireplace as the focal point. With two large windows and glass doors the living room is bright and airy and gives access to the useful home office which has separate access to the front garden.

The kitchen is situated to the rear of the house with panoramic views across the garden from the kitchen sink. It retains a relaxed country farmhouse feel where you can imagine sitting in the winter eating a hearty breakfast or, in the summer with the stable door open, sitting outside enjoying a coffee on the terrace. Cross the hall from the kitchen and you'll find the cloakroom tucked away under the stairs, and the handy utility, with its door to the garden, makes it perfect for those muddy boots and wet clothes after a long country walk.

Heading upstairs, the first floor also boasts an abundance of character and period features. There are exposed beams and elevated ceilings in three of the four double bedrooms. The magnificent master suite with its high ceiling, exposed chimney breast, built-in wardrobes, and en suite bathroom, is sumptuous. Even the family bathroom, with its modern white suite, retains the cottage charm with wooden floorboards and exposed ceiling beams.

Externally Barn Cottage benefits from a large double garage and off road parking, with a pretty lawned area and old stone wall to the front, and extensive private garden to the rear. The back garden is versatile, flat and mainly laid to lawn offering plenty of room for the trampoline, badminton net or space to kick a ball around. Alternatively, if you're green fingered, there's a small vegetable plot, a number of fruit trees, and room for your imagination to run wild.

Our vendor says ... Barn Cottage was in the perfect location - a small village, in the country, yet only 5 minutes' drive from the motorway. When I stepped through the door the warmth, character and charm of every room I entered left me in no doubt we would be happy here; it was the perfect home. Enough living space for the whole family to have some privacy and a beautiful garden to enjoy that was large but not unmanageable. We have been very happy here for 16 years and will be very sorry to leave!

We have noticed ... Barn Cottage has 'chocolate box' kerb appeal but it isn't until you step over the threshold that you can really appreciate the warmth, charm and heart of this extraordinary home.
 

SITUATION Badgworth is a hamlet situated off the A38, near the beautiful medieval town of Axbridge, which is a popular, small residential town situated on the southern lower slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Further shopping facilities and banks are available in Cheddar and Winscombe, both within convenient driving distance. Bristol and Bath provide a good range of cultural activities and are within driving distance for days or evenings out. The nearest primary school is Weare First School, in Upper Weare. Hugh Sexey is the Middle School, in Blackford and Kings of Wessex is the Senior School, in Cheddar. Independent schools in the area include Sidcot, outside Winscombe, Wells Cathedral School, in Wells and Millfield, in Street. The general area provides good walking and riding country, sailing on Axbridge Reservoir, golf courses and a dry ski slope in Churchill near Winscombe. The nearest access to the M5 is at the Edithmead junction, outside Burnham-on-Sea. The A38 is conveniently close for commuting to Bristol, or branching off to go to Bath on the A368.

 

DIRECTIONS Travelling from the Bristol direction on the A38, continue down the hill past the turn off to Cross for about a mile continuing into Lower Weare. Go past the turn off to your left to Stone Allerton and take the next left hand turn signposted to Badgworth. Pass Church Lane on your left, follow the road around the next left hand bend and you will see Barn Cottage on your left.  

PROPERTY DETAILS  

ENTRANCE HALL Accessed from a tiled roofed porch, the solid wood front door leads into the entrance hall with a feature bow window looking into the sitting room.

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SITTING ROOM 12' 04" x 15' 02" (3.76m x 4.62m) Two windows to the front elevation, one with a window seat, and a further integral window looking into the kitchen. Exposed natural stone walls either side of a wide original inglenook fireplace with an original wrought iron range with oven, bread ovens, and a beam across. Exposed beamed ceiling, radiator.  

DINING ROOM 15' 07" x 15' 02" (4.75m x 4.62m) Two windows to the front elevation and one to the rear. Original inglenook fireplace with beam across and unusual conical 'beehive' brick fire canopy over a wrought iron fire grate with a bread oven and flagstone hearth. Exposed wall and ceiling beams, radiator.

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SNUG/STUDY 18' 04" x 15' 02" (5.59m x 4.62m) Windows to the front and rear elevations. Exposed beam on one wall, radiator.

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LIVING ROOM 19' x 15' 04" (5.79m x 4.67m) Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a stone built inglenook fireplace incorporating a wrought iron wood burning stove with a heavy beam across and display shelving either side. Two stone mullion windows to the rear elevation, radiator.

Glazed doors to the front garden and to:
 

HOME OFFICE 14' 04" x 7' 09" (4.37m x 2.36m) This versatile room is currently being used as a home office. A solid wooden door leads to the front of the property with a window to the side. Two Velux roof windows.

Returning to the entrance hall, doors to:
 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 01" x 12' 03" (4.9m x 3.73m) A range of wall and base units with a mix of work surfaces, ceramic sink and drainer with mixer taper and tiled splash backs, integrated double oven set in a brick built wall with a separate four ring hob, space for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, exposed ceiling beams, inset spotlights, tiled floor, floor mounted boiler, windows to the rear elevation and a half-glazed stable door and window to the side, radiator. 

UTILITY ROOM 6' 03" x 9' (1.91m x 2.74m) Window to the side elevation, base units with work surfaces over, stainless steel sink and drainer, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, door to the side, quarry tiled flooring.  

DOWNSTAIRS WC Wash hand basin and low level WC, extractor fan.

From the entrance hall, stairs to:
 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Window to the rear elevation, wrought iron balustrades and exposed beams.

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MASTER BEDROOM 19' 06" x 15' 04" (5.94m x 4.67m) Vaulted, beamed ceiling with feature recess either side of an exposed chimney breast, with walk in storage cupboard with a small window to the side elevation. Two windows to the front elevation, built-in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, radiator.

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EN SUITE BATHROOM 5' 03" x 12' 03" (1.6m x 3.73m) Panelled bath with mixer tap and power shower over with fitted shower screen, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards below, low level WC, bidet, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with slatted shelving, loft access hatch, radiator.
 

BEDROOM TWO 15' 02" x 10' 02" (4.62m x 3.1m) Featuring an original cottage door accessing bedroom three and exposed beamed ceiling, built-in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelves, wash hand basin set in a pine wood washstand, window to the front elevation and window with window seat to the rear, radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 11' 05" x 11' 05" (3.48m x 3.48m) Also featuring the original timber cottage door to bedroom two and with exposed beamed ceiling, built-in wardrobes and window to the front elevation, radiator. 

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 03" x 8' 08" (3.73m x 2.64m) A range of built-in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, window to the rear elevation, radiator.  

FAMILY BATHROOM 6' 02" x 8' 10" (1.88m x 2.69m) A fully tiled spa bath with 'Triton' power shower over and a bi-folding shower screen, vanity wash hand basin with large drawers below and a low level WC, half tiled to all other walls, window to the side elevation, exposed ceiling beams and inset spot lights, wooden floorboards, chrome ladder style radiator. 

OUTSIDE The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders and an apple tree. There is a path from the garage with leads to the front door. The private rear garden is also mainly laid to lawn and is fully enclosed with a small orchard area, mature trees and shrubs. There is a garden storage shed. Outside the kitchen there is a raised terrace extending across the rear of the property with a water feature supplied from an old wrought iron water pump. There are doors in to the garage from the rear.  

DOUBLE GARAGE 18' x 16' 03" (5.49m x 4.95m) Of stone built construction beneath a tiled roof with an electric up and over door. In addition to the double garage there is off road parking in front for two cars and an additional space if needed alongside the home office. Also, at the front of the property there is additional parking on the lane.  


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  • Highbridge & Burnham (5.6 mi)
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01934 267013 Local call rate

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