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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Hollowbrook Lane, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40

Sold STC £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting room, dining room and morning room/study
  • Kitchen and breakfast room
  • Conservatory
  • Family room and music/play room
  • Ground floor shower room
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Studio with annexe potential
  • Double garage
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to purchase one of the few traditional farmhouses in the Chew valley. Offering 360' views overlooking chew Valley lake and the Mendips. Within easy commute of Bristol, Bath and Wells, the property includes a spacious two storey annexe suitable for business or independent family accommodation, with parking for at least 10 cars


Located at the foothills of the Mendips just a short drive from Chew Magna, which offers a large selection of shops, banks and professional services. There is a choice of good primary schools nearby and the excellent Chew Valley Secondary School which has received an 'Outstanding ' from Ofsted. The Chew Valley offers a wide variety of sporting and leisure pursuits with sailing on the Chew Valley Lake, golf at the nearby golf courses and riding, walking and birdwatching on The Mendips, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This stunning part of North Somerset is quintessentially English and a suitable rural retreat for those that enjoy a quieter pace of life. The village is accessible to Bath, Bristol and Wells and Bristol International Airport is a mere 6 miles distant, providing flights to a number of European and some long haul destinations.


This wonderfully unspoilt family home is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and was built on the site of a Roman Villa. Some parts of the home are believed to date back to the 1820s. The home will certainly appeal to those seeking individuality and character, whilst offering generous accommodation. In its current layout, the large two storey annexe offers scope to create additional independant accommodation if so desired (subject to the necessary consents).

The home is exceptionally well located in the heart of the beautiful Chew Valley almost equidistant from Bristol, Bath and Wells with unspoilt countryside all around. The property is set within a quiet lane tucked away from any through traffic and surrounded by neighbouring farmland and Chew Valley Lake which is 0.6 miles distant. From its elevated position, the property commands delightful views across the open farmland. The popular array of village shops, in Chew Magna including pubs and bank are just a two mile drive away and the Michelin starred Gastro Pub, The Pony and Trap is within easy walking distance.

The property is approached via an extensive driveway providing parking for at least 10 cars in addition to the adjacent double garage. A small front entrance porch opens to a long hallway that runs the full depth of the property with steps down into a large cellar. Radiating off the hallway are four, well balanced reception rooms which include a bright dual aspect sitting room overlooking the rear garden. Whilst on a day to day basis, informal dining takes places in the comfortable, Rayburn fired breakfast room, there is an elegant dining room, plenty large enough to accommodate large social gatherings. The second morning room/study is an equally elegant room also with high sash window to the rear and an attractive feature stone fireplace. To the far side of the flagstone hallway, the breakfast room leads through to a fitted kitchen with Belfast sink, dual fuel Rangemaster and chequered quarry tiled floor that opens to a superb 32 ft conservatory with magnificent far reaching views towards the Chew Valley Lake and the surrounding Mendip hills. An additional high vaulted family room features a galleried landing. There is a terrific workshop/studio rooms which would certainly suit those seeking to create a well appointed home offices or as mentioned, additional living accommodation subject to consent. The five double bedrooms on the first floor all enjoy pleasing outlooks and the family bathroom is stylishly appointed with an attractive roll edged bath, separate shower and the whole room is full tiled with classic marble tiling.

The sunny south facing garden is primarily laid to lawn and is of good size for those with children or family pets and there is a well established fenced ornamental fishpond and two useful storage sheds.

Square Footage: 5,005 sq ft

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Added on Rightmove:
15 January 2015

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