4 bedroom detached house for sale

Birch Hill, Cheddar

Offers in Excess of £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful detached Victorian house
  • Set in grounds approaching ¾ acre
  • Stunning views over Cheddar Gorge
  • Four generous double bedrooms
  • Range of useful outbuildings
  • Ample parking and garaging
  • Fabulous original period features
  • Superb position close to many local amenities

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Ulverstone is a prominent detached Victorian residence which has been skilfully extended over recent years to provide the generous accommodation essential for family life. Set on Birch Hill, one of the oldest and most desirable addresses in the popular and historic village of Cheddar, the exceptional situation of the property takes full advantage of its elevated position and is blessed by a breathtaking panoramic view of the outstanding local landmark 'Cheddar Gorge'.

This fine and handsome stone built house offers perfectly balanced and flexible accommodation which briefly comprises, drawing room, library/study, living room, kitchen breakfast room, utility and four/five bedrooms served by three bathrooms.

On approaching the property via a stone footpath from the south elevation you walk past a beautiful well tended formal lawn with raised stone wall and rockery borders.

A wrought iron portico with climbing wisteria frames the entrance which also features a beautiful arched transom window over the traditional glazed door. On entering the property you are immediately welcomed by a stunning dual aspect drawing room which features a Welsh slate fireplace and tiled hearth. An open oak staircase rises to the first floor with useful storage area under. To the rear of the drawing room is a wonderful library/office featuring an array of fitted book shelves, perfect for home study or taking a moment of contemplation. A traditional four panel Victorian door gives access through to a wonderful dual aspect living room which is also graced by a stunning Welsh slate fireplace and fitted display cabinets to the chimney recesses. This generously proportioned room is currently used by the owners as a living and music room and is home to their upright piano. A farmhouse style door leads through to a rear reception hall with an exposed painted stone wall, which is the original outside wall to the house. In turn a farmhouse style door leads to the exceptional kitchen/breakfast room and a separate door to the utility. The large and welcoming dual aspect family kitchen/breakfast room adds a contemporary twist to the accommodation with its modern range of wall and base units, double stainless steel sink unit, glazed display cabinets and range cooker. A wooden stable door provides access out to the rear and the gardens. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a useful utility room and a shower room.

On the first floor a glorious galleried landing provides access to all rooms. To the front elevation of the house sit two well proportioned double bedrooms with the south east facing room providing simply breathtaking views over the Cheddar Gorge. A further double bedroom and family bathroom complete with a stylish white suite are situated towards the rear of the landing. The master bedroom is accessed via a traditional four panelled Victorian door which leads to a large dressing room which could alternatively be utilised as bedroom five.

Two shallow steps descend to the magnificent master bedroom which is blessed with an abundance of natural light from its triple aspect windows. A substantial range of modern shaker style wardrobes flank the side wall, with a further dressing/vanity area to the rear. The master bedroom benefits from a smart contemporary bathroom with double shower unit and high quality fixtures.

The internal decoration of the house is in excellent order and the property displays a wide array of original period features including ornate picture rails, original moulded skirting boards, slate and cast iron fireplaces and some original sash windows. The remainder of the sash windows have been replaced by traditional style wooden conservation sash windows which blend sympathetically with the original Victorian windows but add increased energy efficiency.

Externally the house is blessed by the most amazing English country gardens with both formal and informal gardens an apple orchard and productive vegetable garden. The level front lawn provides a spectacular vantage point from which to take in the majestic views over Cheddar Gorge whilst the informal rear garden features a large apple orchard, grazing paddock and a healthy fruit and vegetable garden with a most amazing fig tree. The gardens enjoy a vast plethora of flora and fauna, with wild flowers interspersed with non native species and several thoughtfully positioned seating areas from which to fully appreciate the property's most splendid setting. To the rear of the house a five bar gate opens up to a wide tarmac driveway leading to a shingle parking area which can comfortably accommodate four or five vehicles. A range of useful outbuildings can also be found to the rear of the house and include an open carport, stable and pig shed all of which have huge scope for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

This simply magnificent village home is every bit the rural idyll without the isolation of being in the remote countryside. Literally, the archetypal escape to the country with a plethora of local amenities and facilities right on your doorstep. Without question this exceptional family home will arouse a huge amount of interest and an early viewing to appreciate all this fabulous home has to offer is highly recommended.
 

DIRECTIONS Coming from the Bristol direction on the A38 turn left, after the petrol station, signed for Shipham, continue right through the village and on through to Cheddar. When you reach the next petrol station, continue on round to the left and follow the road to the mini roundabout, taking the left exit. The first left after this is Birch Hill. Turn into this road, and Ulverstone will be found a short way up on the left hand side. 

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 village 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. 

WE HAVE NOTICED Cheddar Gorge is very much an iconic landmark of our beautiful region so imagine the pleasure of waking up to a view of it every morning. Ulverstone occupies a very special position with an outlook that you could never grow tired of, with the rolling hills of the Mendips creating an incredibly impressive backdrop to this equally impressive house. The gorgeous gardens, fruit trees and range of useful outbuildings make this a rare find indeed and is sure to create a lot of interest. 

PROPERTY DETAILS  

DRAWING ROOM 18' 6" x 12' 0" (5.64m x 3.66m) Feature arched door to access, oak staircase rising to first floor, sash window to front and side, polished slate fireplace on tiled hearth, picture rail, double radiator to front, carpeted. 

STUDY/LIBRARY 11' 11" x 11' 11" (3.63m x 3.63m) Original four panelled wood door, double glazed wooden sash window to rear, picture rail, fitted bookshelves double radiator, cupboard to chimney breast recess, carpeted.  

DOWNSTAIRS SHOWER/WC Original four panelled wooden door, original sash window with secondary glazing to rear, high flush WC and porcelain wash hand basin, tiled shower cubicle, single radiator.  

LIVING ROOM 22' 0" x 10' 4" (6.71m x 3.15m) Four panelled orignail door from drawing room with farmhouse style lever latch door to kitchen, dual aspect room with double glazed wooden sash windows to front and rear. Picture rail, slate fireplace with ornate fitted display shelves and cabinets to the chimney recess. Double radiator to front and rear, carpeted.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST 17' 0" x 15' 9" (5.18m x 4.8m) Panelled farmhouse style door to access with latch handle. Wooden double glazed windows to both rear and side, spotlights to ceiling, range of modern beech wall and base units with stainless steel double sink with tiled splashback and space for gas range cooker with 'Neff' extractor hood over. Space for breakfast table, stable door to front and double radiator, laminate floor.  

UTILITY 11' 11" x 5' 11" (3.63m x 1.8m) Panelled farmhouse style door to entrance, wood double glazed window to rear, spotlights to ceiling, range of fitted cupboards to side Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine. 

REAR HALLWAY Solid wood door to rear, spotlights to ceiling, cupboard housing ideal mexico boiler, exposed painted stone wall, laminate floor with matted foot well. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Open galleried landing with double glazed wood sash window to the front overlooking the garden.  

BEDROOM TWO 12' 0" x 11' 10" (3.66m x 3.61m) Four panelled period wood door, double glazed wood sash window to front, cast iron fireplace, picture rail, double radiator.

Access to (via two shallow steps): 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Walk in tiled shower, wooden double glazed window to front, wash hand basin in vanity unit, low level WC, towel rail.  

BEDROOM THREE 12' 0" x 12' 0" (3.66m x 3.66m) Four panelled period door, dual aspect room with wooden double glazed sash windows, fitted wardrobe, picture rail, double radiator, carpeted.  

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 0" x 9' 11" (3.66m x 3.02m) Four panelled period door, original sash window to rear with secondary glazing, picture rail, double radiator, carpeted.  

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 23' 0" x 17' 0" (7.01m x 5.18m) Four panelled door from dressing room/bedroom five, triple aspect room with wooden double glazed windows, range of fitted wardrobes, spotlights to ceiling, double radiator to front and rear, laminate floor.

Access to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Walk in tiled shower, wooden double glazing window to rear, half pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, towel rail.  

DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM FIVE 10' 9" x 9' 9" (3.28m x 2.97m) Original sash window with secondary double glazing to the rear, airing cupboards.  


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  • Yatton (7.9 mi)
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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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