Abson Road, Pucklechurch, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16
- Fully re-furbished coaching inn c1759
- Ample private parking at rear
- Three large reception rooms
- 4 further double bedrooms
- Hand-built farmhouse-style kitchen
- Utility/laundry with wet-room
- Vaulted principal bedroom
- Beautiful landscaped gardens
- Adjacent shower room and dressing room
- Outside office and garden sanctuary
On the ground floor the welcoming entrance hall leads to the family room/library with tiled fireplace and oak floors, a sitting room with original inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove and wood floors, dining room with limestone flooring and back door to the garden, and good sized kitchen/breakfast room with french windows opening on to the patio. Fully renovated in 2011, the kitchen is handmade with bespoke design by Bath Kitchens, and includes a “Total Control” Electric Aga cooker, integrated appliances and polished granite work surfaces. There is also a separate utility room and downstairs wet room.
On the first floor, there are 3 large double bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower. To the second floor you find the impressive principal bedroom with vaulted ceiling and large walk-in wardrobe. There is a 5th bedroom that is currently used as a second home office, plus a modern shower room.
To the rear of the property is a stunning landscaped, walled garden which is well stocked with mature plants shrubs flower beds and trees, backing on to playing fields with fabulous country walks on your doorstep. These tranquil gardens also offer an ornamental pond with water feature, stone fire-pit, flagstone patio area perfect for al-fresco dining and a wood fired hot tub, Scandinavian Octagonal timber garden sanctuary, as well as a separate home office. Vehicle access is to the side of the neighbour’s house with a right of way over the drive to the parking area for 4 cars at the rear of the property.
Pucklechurch is a sought-after village on the cusp of the Cotswolds, with a strong community feel, including a post office and newsagents, three excellent pubs including the Fleur de Lys, The Star and the Rose & Crown, a community centre with playing fields and sports facilities, local bakery, cafe, convenience store, hairdresser and doctor's surgery. There is a well-regarded local school, Pucklechurch CofE Primary School, rated Good by Ofsted, as well as providing easy access to the many excellent state and independent schools in Bath and Bristol. The village also enjoys excellent commuting links into both Bristol and Bath and convenient access to the M4 at junction 18 and the A46. There is a bus stop within 50 yards of the property that benefits from good bus service into Bristol (the Y5) and Bath (No 620).
White Hart House – a vendor’s insight
When we first saw White Hart House, we weren’t really expecting to be interested in buying it. We were curious and had nothing to lose. So, we turned up one Saturday, stepped two metres inside the front door and fell in love with it. We could see it needed a lot doing to it, but what couldn’t be changed about it was very special. The interior spaces and whole atmosphere spoke to us of welcome, generosity and conviviality. It was an old coaching inn, after all, and you could feel it.
Since then, we have lavished it with love, care and investment and it has repaid us many times over, by being such a beautiful and comfortable home to live in. Everything you need has its place. Everywhere you want to spend time in is a joy to look at and restful to be in. Hospitality is made easy; the house never feels full, even when whole families - and more - come to stay. It has warmth and cosiness in the front rooms, with fires and candlelight in winter and you barely notice the road outside. In the summer, there is a spacious airiness, with French Windows open to the generous patio and garden in full leaf, offering more quiet spaces for ourselves and guests, to walk and talk or lose themselves in quiet reflection.
Something we love most about this house - and to enjoy it to the full you’d probably need to share this feeling – is being at the very heart of a village community at the front, whilst having an ‘oasis’ of tranquillity at the back, touching the Churchyard, the enclosed and lovely gardens giving you a peace interrupted occasionally by the sound of ‘leather on willow’ and shouts of ‘Howzat!’ on summer days. You might be tempted to unlock the garden door in the wall and wander out to enjoy the scene. Pucklechurch is a very friendly, down-to-earth, family-orientated village, well worth belonging and contributing to.
We have been proud ‘custodians’ of this property. It does have a ‘wow’ factor, from what guests and visitors say and is clearly held in esteem by the village whose centre it presides over. We’ve lived in it longer than anywhere else in our lives and it will be a wrench to leave. But it was here long before we were and we’ve always known it will be long after we’re gone. It’s like living in a piece of history.
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Abson Road, Pucklechurch, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Yate Station3.8 miles
- Bristol Parkway Station5.1 miles
- Keynsham Station5.4 miles
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