5 bedroom detached house for sale

Unique substantial property with potential for dual occupation

£799,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Unique and spacious detached coach house
  • Set in a generous and mature private plot
  • Flexible accommodation with four/five bedrooms
  • 35ft living/dining/family room
  • Separate drawing/TV room and library/study
  • Magnificent Minstrels' gallery
  • Wealth of original and bespoke features
  • Beautiful central courtyard with stone terrace and pond
  • Ample parking and numerous outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Formally part of neighbouring Claverham House, a fine Grade II listed manor with origins dating back to 1744 that was extensively improved and remodelled in the Victorian Era, 'The Coach House' is now an equally impressive and substantial property in its own right.

Approached via a private driveway that parts two glorious formal lawns, 'The Coach House' has an unusual and striking façade which is built of local stone, above which sits a warm clay tiled roof. The east elevation of the property evokes a slightly Tuscan/Mediterranean appeal whereas the south wing of the property is far more traditional and reminiscent of an old Somerset Long House. The two contrasting wings of the property blend effortlessly and seamlessly to create what is a wonderfully balanced and flexible family home. Between the two L-shaped elevations of the coach house sits a magnificent courtyard terrace which features an exceptional stone pond and fountain with a gorgeous back drop of the original stone walls of the Manor House and its handsome dove cote resting in one corner, coupled with a stunning Victorian brick garden wall which separates the courtyard from its many useful outbuildings.

Internally the property is unique and wonderful in its design and blends traditional period styled rooms with dramatic open plan living spaces that simply ooze character and individuality, ideal for entertaining. In brief, the accommodation comprises of five bedrooms which are arranged over the two floors and could be increased or decreased as desired. The five bedrooms are served by two bathrooms with the master bedroom enjoying a superb and spacious en-suite. There is also a further utility/wash room on the first floor. From the master bedroom a simply magnificent Minstrels gallery provides an additional study/office which overlooks the living space below which features a quite magnificent Minster stone staircase. The vaulted exposed wooden ceiling above the gallery creates a dramatic and ecclesiastical feature which adds even more intrigue to the property.

On the ground floor the accommodation is split into two defined wings with the original part of the house enjoying a large and welcoming sitting room with a stunning aspect onto the inner courtyard and a wonderful feature stone wall with inset open fire and traditional cast chimney hood over, along with a ground floor bedroom/craft room, wash room and WC. The original staircase rises to the first floor rooms and a storm porch gives access out to the rear of the property and to a further parking area for the house along with two former stables and car port. Linking the two sections of the building is an impressive entrance hallway with a stone tiled floor and access to a further WC.

From the entrance hallway, magnificent solid wood wedding doors lead into the newer section of the property which by contrast features a wonderful open plan living/kitchen/dining area along with a large and useful utility/pantry and a separate study/library. This expansive area is ideally suited for family life and would provide excellent entertaining space for social occasions or large gatherings and flows beautifully onto the inner courtyard garden. This truly striking room features the aforementioned Minstrel's gallery sitting above it with an open stone fireplace to the gabled end with a unique oak wooden mantel in the form of brick tiles. The unique features do not end there, with a twisted wooden handrail cut from a single piece of oak rising to the Minstrel's gallery above the Minster stone steps. Beyond the vaulted gallery of the living space a door leads to a further reception room which is currently a library/office and features a lovely dual aspect and feels quite separate from the main body of the home offering the essential peace and quiet required to study and research.

By far one of the most fabulous features of The Coach House is the extensive and beautifully maintained gardens and terraces that grace this wonderful property. The inner courtyard is truly a space of great beauty with its majestic stone pond and fountain rising above a myriad of stone reams that cross through the large terrace. The enchanting back drop of the original stone wall of 'Claverham House' along with its dove cote coupled with the superb planted borders and rich variety of flora and fauna make this courtyard a serene and private space from which to entertain or simply enjoy its most beautiful west-facing setting. Beyond the courtyard a wrought iron gate flanked by a stunning Victorian brick wall opens through to an area which houses several incredibly useful outbuildings and garden stores and a number of beautiful flower gardens and kitchen garden.

As you move around towards the east of the house you are greeted by a sweeping lawn that projects away from the barn towards the entrance driveway and is flanked by a tall mature hedgerow giving exceptional privacy. On the opposite side of the entrance driveway is a further glorious formal lawn which enjoys mature well planted borders and is the perfect space to enjoy a game of lawn boules or host a garden party.

The Coach House has the unusual benefit of being approached via two separate driveways. The original access to the house is via the courtyard for the main manor house which provides access to a covered car port, parking for approximately four vehicles and two stables/workshops for storage. The second, which is a private driveway sweeps through the formal lawns to the east elevation of the house and provides access and parking for a further couple of vehicles and links through to the original entrance driveway via a five bar gate.

Without question The Coach House in Streamcross is a gloriously unique property that feels steeped in history yet is not encumbered by a restrictive listing. Whilst the property has balance, character and charm in abundance there is still plenty of scope for someone to add their own mark and enjoy all that this distinctive and much loved home has to offer. EPC rating F. 

WE HAVE NOTICED Before even entering The Coach House at Streamcross I had fallen in love with it! The crisp parallel stripes that graced the skilfully manicured lawns that flank the approach to the house created a most wonderful and smart first impression. The well stocked garden displays a myriad of colour from the abundance of blossoming flowers and impressive shrub borders, thus making the whole setting so quintessentially English. On entering the house the uniqueness of the property is immediately apparent owing much to the well travelled life of its current owner. Many years of living internationally have without question left the vendor's distinctive mark on the property with rich and varied influences clearly displayed from a variety of interesting destinations.  

DIRECTIONS From the main A370 road turn into Bishops Road, follow the road until the end (before it turns into Claverham Road) and turn right into Streamcross. Proceed down Streamcross past Claverham House and as you round the bend you will see on the left hand side the access drive to The Coach House. 

SITUATION The North Somerset village of Claverham has local facilities on its High Street, and its primary school (http://www.courtdewyck.co.uk/) and village hall are within a walk. More comprehensive shopping, social and recreational facilities are in the nearby village of Yatton, which offers all sorts of shops, restaurants and pubs. Bristol and Weston-super-Mare are within easy daily commuting distance via the A370 and there is access to the national motorway network at Clevedon, a short drive away. Yatton Railway Station offers a mainline railway service and Bristol International Airport is also within easy reach. Claverham is in the school catchment area for Backwell (http://www.backwellschool.net/) and there are private schools in the area at Bristol, Sidcot and Wraxall. The countryside around offers a host of country pursuits inc. walking, fishing, riding and sailing.  

LIVING/FAMILY/DINING ROOM 35' 6" x 16' 0" (10.82m x 4.88m)  

DRAWING ROOM/TV LOUNGE 21' 4" x 16' 5" (6.5m x 5m)  

KITCHEN 16' 1" x 9' 10" (4.9m x 3m)  

STUDY/LIBRARY 16' x 10' (4.88m x 3.05m)  

BEDROOM FIVE/HOBBY ROOM 14' 6" x 8' 1" (4.42m x 2.46m)  

UTILITY ROOM  

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 0" x 14' 5" (4.88m x 4.39m) with en-suite and dressing room 

MINSTRELS GALLERY 16' 0" x 7' 1" (4.88m x 2.16m)  

BEDROOM 16' 5" x 12' 2" (5m x 3.71m)  

BEDROOM 11' 10" x 10' 4" (3.61m x 3.15m)  

BEDROOM 11' 10" x 7' 3" (3.61m x 2.21m)  

BATHROOM  


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08 June 2017

Nearest stations

  • Yatton (1.1 mi)
  • Nailsea & Backwell (2.9 mi)
  • Worle (5.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Yatton (1.1 mi)
  • Nailsea & Backwell (2.9 mi)
  • Worle (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Debbie Fortune Estate Agents, Congresbury

High Street Congresbury Bristol BS49 5JA

01934 267013 Local call rate

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