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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lake House Lane, East Brent

Withdrawn from Market £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Prestigious period detached house set in beautiful East Brent countryside
  • Accommodation approximating 3500 sq ft
  • Set in gardens approximating an acre and a quarter
  • Multiple outbuildings including barn, double garage, kennels and workshops
  • Living room, dining room, kitchen and very own chapel!
  • Five double bedrooms and further attic room
  • Two bathrooms, utility room and separate WC
  • Offered with no chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Said to be built on the site of a monastery and apparently referenced as a building in the Doomsday book, Lake House is a wonderfully evocative detached period house of unique space and potential set at the end of a leafy lane, on a private drive shared with just one other property. The current vendors purchased the property virtually derelict 40 years ago and embarked on an extensive array of renovations and improvements creating a hugely impressive family sized living space set over three floors approximating 3,500 sq ft. Cleverly, this takes full advantage of the beautiful rural position, indeed Lake House stands proudly in extensive idyllic gardens of nearing an acre and a quarter, that even provide you with your very own island surrounded by rhynes! Coupled with this it has multiple potential packed outbuildings including a barn with vaulted ceiling used as a double garage, a workshop, a further barn and a building once used for kennelling.

Internally the property has been well maintained and is eminently 'move-in-able' but certainly offers a buyer of vision the chance to put their own stamp on things, updating wise. Indeed although a lot of work has been done there is still a huge amount of potential. The hugely impressive and versatile accommodation is set over three floors and briefly comprises, on the ground floor; reception hallway, 29' living room, 17' dining room, fitted kitchen, utility room and downstairs WC. Impressively spacious but generally 'so far so standard', however more unusually, you will also find downstairs your very own chapel with vaulted ceiling, a part of the property for as long as our vendors can ascertain, and with scope for a variety of uses (quite apart from what it was originally intended). On the first floor the sheer scale of the building begins to become apparent as it offers five double bedrooms, all of which are large doubles. There is also a dressing room off one, a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom and a family bathroom. Upstairs again and there is a good sized landing, a further versatile attic room which has been used in the past as another bedroom and access to both the remaining roof space and the breath-taking roof terrace via a loft ladder through a ceiling hatch, with its stunning views of the surrounding countryside stretching to Glastonbury Tor on a clear day. As mentioned, although the property was extensively remodelled when our vendors bought it, it still retains numerous character features, including an inglenook style fireplace with wood burning stove in the living room and a beautiful carved wooden fireplace in the chapel, saved from the 1760 built Dower House set on Purdown, overlooking the M32 motorway, when it was converted to apartments.

Approached through remotely controlled metal gates, Lake House offers substantial parking and a sweeping circular drive that skirts around a central front lawn past all the outbuildings. The majority of the 1.25 acres however, comprises level lawning with array of mature trees, a perfect place for the kids to run around or even for a few animals if you so wished. This is surrounded by rhynes and also has as an added 'Swallows and Amazons-esque' feature, it's very own mini island with rather rickety bridge accessing it. It really is a magical outside space with bags of potential for those with green fingers, which offers a rare feeling of privacy, seclusion and communion with nature.

Yet of course you are by no means isolated as Lake House Lane although rural, is fantastically positioned for access to the M5 motorway, Weston-super-mare and Bristol for the commute and larger amenities, and Bristol Airport for travelling further afield. The position is convenient for local schools, both state and private, and there are smaller shops, pubs and amenities close by, and coupled with this, for lovers of walking, Lake House is surrounded by, and has access to, some of the most beautiful and varied countryside you could ever wish to find.

Lake House is an absolute one off with space enough for the largest of families, but real scope for yet more renovation and improvement, both in the main building and the outbuildings. For a buyer with vision this stunning opportunity offers huge potential and as it is offered with no chain, we would highly recommend an early viewing to avoid disappointment. We would recommend setting aside a good hour! EPC rating E.


DIRECTIONS On the A38 from the East Brent Roundabout proceed towards Burnham on Sea and take the first left onto Lake House Lane. Proceed down the lane and stay left at the fork in the road. Continue straight on past the cottages into the private drive and the Lake House can be found directly in front of you.  

SITUATION The village of East Brent sits in the lea of the famous Brent Knoll which dates from the Jurassic period and there have been signs of habitation discovered in the area from as far back as the Palaeolithic era, through the Bronze and Iron age to the Romans and the Anglo Saxons. The parish church of St. Mary, The Virgin, completed in 1298, is a well known and cherished local landmark, and stands today at the heart of the village. Further modern day village facilities include village hall, pre-school, infants school, medical centre and a selection of excellent local pubs, restaurants and hotels.

OUR VENDOR SAYS We bought Lake House 40 years ago as a derelict shell but we could see enormous potential. The beauty of the spot is the peace and privacy and there are far reaching countryside views from every window. The chapel is particularly lovely and the roof terrace is utterly unique with breathtaking views. Yet saying all that, the position is highly convenient for shops and motorway access.  

WE HAVE NOTICED The beauty of this stunning property is the sheer space and versatility of it. It really is something special with its stunning gardens and varied outbuildings. The place bleeds history and our vendors feel that parts of it may even date back to the 1500s although obviously a lot has been done to it over the years. Yes, there is a bit of motorway noise, but this is taken into account in the asking price, and the views are some of the best you will ever see. Our vendors have put a lot into the updating of the property, even fitting solar panelling which we are informed is owned outright, although the property is warmed by oil fired central heating. Oh, and one more thing, the lake is no longer there!  

PROPERTY DETAILS Stone porch 4'02" x 5'10" (1.27m x 1.78m) with Greco-Roman columns marbled tiled floor and:

Entrance door to:  

RECEPTION HALL 16' 7" x 12' 1" (5.05m x 3.68m) Secondary glazed bow window to front aspect, parquet style flooring, large storage cupboard (6'03" x 4'06") (1.91m x 1.37m), coved ceiling, radiator.

Doors to Inner hall, living room, chapel, downstairs WC and:  

UTILITY ROOM 9' 5" x 7' 6" (2.87m x 2.29m) Double glazed window to side aspect, panel glazed door to rear aspect, stainless steel sink and drainer with under sink cupboards, plumbing for washing machine, cupboard housing oil fired central heating boiler, space for tumble dryer, roll top work surfaces, tiled flooring, cupboard housing electric fuse boxes.  

DOWNSTAIRS WC 5' 0" x 2' 8" (1.52m x 0.81m) Low level WC, pedestal wash basin with tiled surround, extractor fan. 

CHAPEL 33' 2" x 10' 10" (10.11m x 3.3m) widening to 17'5" (5.31m) (L shaped) Multi aspect secondary glazed windows, feature antique caved fireplace, parquet style flooring, vaulted ceiling, uplighters, telephone points, multiple radiators.  

LIVING ROOM 29' 1" x 14' 4" (8.86m x 4.37m) Dual aspect double glazed bow windows, feature fireplace housing wood burning stove, beam lintel, tiled hearth, TV point, coved ceiling, three radiators.

Door to:  

INNER HALL 29 ' 2" x 9' 1" (8.89m x 2.77m) widening to 4'10" (1.47m) Parquet style flooring, two radiators, coved ceiling, panel glazed door to rear garden, large storage cupboards, stairs to first floor landing.

Door to: dining room and: 

KITCHEN 14' 2" x 9' 6" (4.32m x 2.9m) Double glazed bow style window to rear aspect, double glazed window to side aspect, range of base and eye level units with granite work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel sink with swan neck mixer tap, integral electric induction hob with extractor filter hood over, integrated double oven, integrated fridge and dish washer, soft close drawers, tiled flooring, window seat, two radiators.

Door to:  

DINING ROOM 17' 9" measured into bay x 13' 8" (5.41m x 4.17m) Secondary glazed bay window to side aspect, parquet style flooring, three radiators.

Stairs to: 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 42' 8" x 5' 0" (13m x 1.52m) widening to 9'01" (2.77m) Secondary glazed windows to front and rear aspects, dado rail, multiple radiators. Stairs to top floor landing

Doors to:  

BEDROOM ONE 14' 6" x 14' 0" (4.42m x 4.27m) Secondary glazed window to rear aspect, radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 14' 11" x 14' 3" (4.55m x 4.34m) Two secondary glazed windows to side aspect, two radiators.  

BEDROOM THREE 17' 9" into bay x 13' 9" (5.41m x 4.19m) Secondary glazed window to side aspect, telephone point, radiator.

Door to:  

JACK AND JILL BATHROOM 9' 4" x 7' 9" (2.84m x 2.36m) Obscure double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, 'P' shaped bath with mixer tap and stainless steel shower over, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled surround, stainless steel ladder style radiator, coved ceiling, radiator.  

BATHROOM 9' 5" x 5' 11" (2.87m x 1.8m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround, stainless steel ladder style radiator.  

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 9" x 10' 8" (4.19m x 3.25m) Secondary glazed window to front aspect, radiator.  

BEDROOM FIVE 15' 7" x 12' 3" (4.75m x 3.73m) Secondary glazed window to front aspect, radiator, airing cupboard housing tank, TV point, radiator.

Door to: 

DRESSING ROOM 10' 0" x 7' 6" (3.05m x 2.29m) Secondary glazed window to side aspect, radiator.

Stairs to: 

TOP FLOOR LANDING Double glazed window to rear aspect, dado rail, access to loft storage, door with ladder access to roof.

Door to:  

STUDY ATTIC ROOM 14' 3" x 13' 8" (4.34m x 4.17m) (L shaped) Double glazed window to side aspect.

Door to:  

WALK IN WARDROBE 8' 1" x 4' 9" (2.46m x 1.45m)  

ROOF TERRANCE 14'06" x 14" (4.42m x 4.27m) Accessed via ladder and hatch, Astroturfed with railing surround and 360 degrees countryside views.  

OUTSIDE The property is approached via a private drive shared with Lake House Barn. Prestigious remotely controlled cast iron entrance gates open into a large tarmacced parking area with a drive in and out driveway skirting in a circular manner around a central lawn. Here you will find:


BARN DOUBLE GARAGE 23' 2" x 21' 1" (7.06m x 6.43m) Brick built barn with possible scope for mezzanine level, two automatic roller doors, vaulted ceiling, power and light.

To the rear you will find:  


LOBBY STORE ROOM 11' 10" x 6' 6" (3.61m x 1.98m) Glazed window to front aspect, power and light.


STORE ROOM/WORKSHOP 11' 10" x 10' (3.61m x 3.05m) Obscure glazed window to rear aspect, power and light.

Next to this you will find a barn style entrance door to a:  

BARN 23' x 13' (7.01m x 3.96m) With vaulted ceiling and lighting.

Across the front lawn is a further:  


ROOM ONE 17' 7" x 14' 9" (5.36m x 4.5m) Glazed window to front aspect, glazed panel to rear aspect, tiled floor with drainage channels, tiled surround, power and light.

Access to:  

ROOM TWO 19' 9" x 14' 9" (6.02m x 4.5m) Two glazed windows to front aspect, tiled floor with drainage channels, tiled surround, lighting.

To the sides and back of the property is a hugely impressive country garden which comprises approximately an acre of lawning surrounded by rhynes. Here you will find numerous varieties of mature tree, including a well stocked apple tree and a willow to name just a few, this is the perfect space for kids to runaround in and could even suit someone looking for scope for a small holding, or for family weddings for those needing space for a marquee. To the rear of the garden is a gate leading to a rather rickety (in need of repair) bridge that leads over to the magical, if slightly overgrown island surrounded by the rhynes.  

AGENTS NOTE Our vendors also own Lake House Barn next door and the titles are currently in the process of being split. They inform us that Lake House also includes a small triangle of land to the right of the entrance gate as you look at it.  

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