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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Park Lane, Blagdon

Withdrawn from Market £985,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Exceptional country cottage
  • Breathtaking position fronting Blagdon Lake
  • Extended and renovated accommodation
  • Flexible five bedrooms/five reception rooms
  • Suitable for dual occupation
  • Outstanding kitchen/dining/family room
  • Gardens and sun terraces with panoramic views
  • Off street parking and outbuildings
  • Beautiful edge of village location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION A charming and substantial family house that occupies a wonderful elevated position in Blagdon enjoying breath-taking, uninterrupted panoramic views over the rolling North Somerset countryside and magnificent Blagdon Lake.

Spring Cottage is a handsome detached stone property that is situated in an outstanding edge of village position. The impressive proportions of the property are not immediately obvious from the quintessentially chocolate box facade however this deceptive home is not only generous in scale but has also been skilfully arranged to accommodate potential co-habiting if desired.

The accommodation in brief comprises as many as five reception rooms with varying uses including large drawing room, superb conservatory/summer room, snug, study/library and two exceptional kitchen/breakfast rooms. On the first floor you will find five bedrooms which are complemented by two wonderful bathrooms along with a shower room and bathroom on the ground floor.

Externally the property sits in a spectacular position which enjoys the most breathtaking views over nearby Blagdon Lake. A large level terrace and garden which can be accessed via bi-folding doors from the kitchen diner and French doors from the conservatory provides the perfect vantage point from which to sit and enjoy the view of fly fishermen on the lake and take in the exceptional countryside scenery which stretches for miles and miles. Several further carefully landscaped gardens surround the house and give many differing aspects over the view including a level sun terrace to the rear and side of the house that has stone steps rising to a further lawned area of the garden which features several mature fruit trees. The gardens which enjoy a mainly south and west aspect are enclosed by picket fences, original stone walls and mature hedgerows making it a secure and child friendly space to enjoy.

To the front of the house there is a generous parking area which can comfortably accommodate a number of vehicles along with an area housing a large summer house/workshop that could be replaced by a double garage subject to necessary permissions.

Without question Spring Cottage could be deemed a fairly deceptive description for this magnificent family home. Although the property clearly displays an abundance of original period features that dates back to its original construction in the 1880's the sympathetic and extensive renovations to the property over many years have now created what could be better described as a lifestyle home, that has the versatility and flexibility that is so often difficult to find.


DIRECTIONS Travelling through Blagdon on the A368 towards Bath, go past 'The Mead' and up the slight hill. Go past the primary school on the right and turn left into Church Street. Follow that road, travelling past The New Inn. The property is the last house on the left hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board.

SITUATION The village of Blagdon in North Somerset is located on the slopes of the Mendip Hills overlooking Blagdon Lake, which is famous for its trout fishing. The whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty and there are splendid views of the surrounding hills and open countryside. Riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry-skiing are just some of the activities available around. The village facilities include a convenience store and post office, 3 public houses, parish church, Blagdon Primary School ( and Blagdon Pre-School. Further information about the village can be obtained from the website ( Secondary education is available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form ( which has recently been awarded & ’Outstanding’ by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there are private schools at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot, Bath and Wraxall. Access to the motorway network is at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21) with an international airport at Lulsgate and mainline railway stations at Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Bristol.  

WE HAVE NOTICED If peace, tranquillity and a sense of privacy is what you desire then look no further than Spring Cottage. Although the house is not blessed with acres of paddocks and formal gardens what it does have in return is a true sense of openness and space with the fields to the side and rear preserving the incredible view. The careful thought and planning that has gone into increasing the size of the house has been done in such a way that the property is now perfectly suited for dual occupation, an increasingly common request. Photographs can in no way represent the outstanding beauty of the situation that Spring Cottage enjoys and it is truly a house I find difficult to leave without casting my eyes out over the panorama for one final view. 


ENTRANCE PORCH Dual aspect window. Tiled floor.

Door to: 

SNUG 19' 3" x 9' 10" (5.87m x 3m) Two front aspect oak double-glazed windows. Wonderful feature fireplace with inset cast iron log burner. Original timber beams to the ceiling, oriental slate tile floor, storage cupboard, single radiator. Stairs to first floor landing.

Door to inner lobby and: 

BATHROOM Front aspect oak obscure double-glazed window. A three piece suite comprising bath with shower over, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Radiator. Extractor fan. 

INNER LOBBY Two side aspect oak double-glazed windows. Oak French doors to side garden. Borrowed light window to occasional bedroom. Parquet solid wood floors.

Door to lounge and: 

KITCHEN 15' 0" x 11' 9" (4.57m x 3.58m) Front aspect floor to ceiling double-glazed window. Fitted with a range of matching wall and base level units with roll top work surface over. Inset with a 1½ sink and drainer with cupboards below. Four ring hob and oven, plumbing for a washing machine and feature cast iron log burner with tiled floor. Ample space for dining table. Feature glass block wall allowing borrowed light into the main family kitchen/diner. Door to that leads to an occasional bedroom or study/office. Door to inner lobby. 

OCCASIONAL BEDROOM 11' 3" x 10' 10" (3.43m x 3.3m) Borrowed light window to inner lobby. Walk-in cupboard. Radiator.

INNER LOBBY Door to front garden. Walk-in boiler room with wall-mounted 'Worcester' boiler and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor. Radiator. Doors to both kitchen/diners, bedroom/office and wet room. 

BEDROOM/OFFICE 13' 8" x 7' 0" (4.17m x 2.13m) Front aspect oak double-glazed window. French double-glazed oak doors to rear garden offering uninterrupted views across open fields to the lake and beyond. Laminate wood floor. Radiator. 

WET ROOM Side aspect oak double-glazed window. A three piece suite with shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls and floor. Chrome heated towel rail. 

KITCHEN/DINER 23' 4" x 16' 9" (7.11m x 5.11m) Dual aspect oak double-glazed window offering views across open fields onto Blagdon Lane and beyond. Bi-fold double-glazed oak doors offering views across open fields onto Blagdon Lane and beyond. Tiled floor. Solid oak kitchen fitted with a range of matching eye and base level units with worktop surface over. Inset sink with mixer taps and cupboards below. Breakfast bar. Space for table. Matching oak Welsh dresser. Smooth ceiling with inset spot lighting. Radiator. Four oven aga. Built-in eye level double oven. 

LOUNGE 21' 9" x 14' 4" (6.63m x 4.37m) Dual aspect oak double-glazed windows offering views across open fields onto Blagdon Lake and beyond. French oak double-glazed door to side garden. Solid oak parquet flooring. Wood burner serving living room/conservatory. 

CONSERVATORY 18' 5" x 14' 0" (5.61m x 4.27m) Oak double-glazed windows. French oak double-glazed doors to rear garden. Tiled floor. Log burner. Radiator. Views across open fields onto Blagdon Lake and beyond. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Two side aspect double-glazed windows offering uninterrupted views across Chew Valley Lake and beyond. Double airing cupboard. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 17' 3" x 15' 6" (5.26m x 4.72m) Dual aspect oak double-glazed window offering views across lakes and beyond. Two double wardrobes. Oak built-in window seats with storage below. 

EN SUITE BATHROOM Front aspect Velux window. A four piece suite comprising corner bath, fully tiled shower, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Fully tiled walls. Solid wood floor. 

BEDROOM 11' 6" x 10' 2" (3.51m x 3.1m) Side aspect oak double-glazed window. Radiator. Walk-in wardrobe. 

BEDROOM 14' 7" x 10' 2" (4.44m x 3.1m) Dual aspect oak double-glazed windows, one with uninterrupted views across lakes and beyond. Comprising a range of built-in furniture including two double wardrobes, two single wardrobes, chest of drawers and eye-level cupboards. Radiator. 

BATHROOM WC Side aspect obscured double-glazed window. A 3-piece suite comprising bath with shower over, low level W.C and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls. Ornate radiator. Solid wood floor. Smooth ceiling. Loft access.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Front aspect oak double-glazed window. Doors to two bedrooms. 

BEDROOM 10' 0" x 12' 0" (3.05m x 3.66m) Front aspect oak double-glazed window. Laminate wood floor. Radiator. 

BEDROOM 10' 8" x 10' 0" (3.25m x 3.05m) Front aspect oak double-glazed window. Laminate wood floor. Radiator. 


TO FRONT Enclosed by stone walling with various shrub flower borders. Parking for several vehicles. 

REAR GARDEN The main feature of the property, offering uninterrupted views across open fields to lakes and beyond. A good size garden with patio area leading to lawn. Timber-built log burner cabin with built-in storage shed. Steps up to raised patio area with further steps up to further lawn area. Step down to further enclosed area. Double gates to front.

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11 April 2017


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