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4 bedroom property for sale

Unique annexe with 'living roof'

Withdrawn from Market £555,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant extended Victorian home
  • Desired edge of village location
  • Four bedrooms
  • A wonderful blend or new and traditional features
  • Impressive studio/annexe
  • Stunning orangery with underfloor heating
  • Beautiful landscaped Gardens
  • Off street parking
  • EPC rating C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION This elegant three storey property has been subject to considerable improvement and renovation over recent years to create what is now a flexible and well balanced family home. The accommodation within the main body of the house comprises, entrance storm porch and hallway, bay fronted drawing room with feature fireplace and wood burner, traditional kitchen with Aga cooker and breakfast bar with French doors leading onto a decked seating terrace with covered veranda area, stunning family room with a vaulted ceiling and study area, first floor landing leading to the master bedroom, dressing room and bathroom with a two further double bedrooms situated on the 2nd floor. The property retains a wonderful balance of traditional period features which are perfectly complimented by smart and modern, practical additions.

Beyond the main house is the superb additional benefit of a detached studio/annexe with 'living grass roof', shower room and sauna. The studio/annexe is ideally suited to someone who works from home or could be utilised as a treatment room or games room if desired. From the annexe steps rise into a fabulous orangery with under floor heating and some truly impressive grape vines, this is a magical space to impress your friends to an atmospheric dinner party under the stars.

The beautiful gardens that Carreg House sit within are simply delightful, with a huge emphasis on outside entertaining and several carefully landscaped areas from which to recline and relax in the tranquil setting that the property enjoys. A well maintained timber workshop and skilfully hand built tree house add further intrigue to the garden for little explorers. With energy efficiency in mind, the property has also been well insulated and benefits from roof mounted solar panels providing hot water.

The property further benefits from area large gravelled driveway providing off street parking for several vehicles set behind a traditional five bar gate.

DIRECTIONS Travelling south from Bristol on the A38 proceed through Churchill, Star and Sidcot. At the traffic lights turn right (A371) to Winscombe, follow the road through the village towards Weston-super-Mare, go under the former railway bridge and turn left into Church Road. Proceed up to The Square and Carreg can be found on the west side of the square. 

SITUATION The North Somerset village of Winscombe was recently placed as the second best place in Britain to raise a family by family investment firm OneFamily (survey in 2015) and is nestled in the beautiful Mendip countryside within commuting distance of Bristol. Its atmosphere is one of bustling activity, with a variety of shops, professional offices and community facilities including church, doctor and primary school ( Winscombe is in the Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre ( catchment area for secondary education, which has recently been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there is also a dry ski slope nearby. Private sector schooling is also close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach. Country activities available within the area include horse-riding, walking on the Mendips and sailing on Axbridge Reservoir, and there are also several excellent golf courses in the area. The lovely cathedral city of Wells is a drive away, as is the famous beauty spot, Cheddar Gorge. As mentioned, Winscombe is within commuting distance of Bristol but also has good access to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and the M5 at junction 21 to travel north or junction 22 to travel south. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Weston. 

OUR VENDOR SAYS... We were attracted to Carreg House by the lovely garden, south facing aspect and layout of the rooms. Summer days start with breakfast in the orangery, which catches the sun as it rises, and finish with an al fresco meal on the deck. As the nights draw in it's cosy and warm thanks to the Aga and wood burner. It's a fun family home nestled in the Mendip Hills (AONB) allowing easy access to amazing walking and cycling. Winscombe is a friendly, welcoming village and a top place to bring up children! 

WE HAVE NOTICED... Carreg House has undoubtedly been a much treasured and loved family home for its current owners. Whilst modernising the house there has been a clear emphasis placed on creating a home which could be fun, practical and most importantly adaptable to suit a growing families needs. The wonderful position that the property enjoys allows for easy access into the village centre for the convenience of local amenities but also being blessed too be just a short distance to the many rambling footpaths and trails that this popular Mendip location is revered for. 


ENTRANCE PORCH Stone built with access to the rear garden, log/coal store.

Entrance door to: 

ENTRANCE HALL With cloaks area, three upvc double glazed windows, underfloor heating and staircase rising to the first floor. 

UTILITY ROOM/WC Electric under floor heating, Karndean wood plank style flooring, plumbing for washing machine and dryer (there is a connection to vent the dryer to outside), laundry type stainless steel sink, WC, LED downlights. 

LIVING ROOM 18' 9" x 14' 2" (5.72m x 4.32m) (max into bay) Feature fireplace with tiled hearth and inset glass fronted wood burning stove, recessed television shelf with cable tidy and data connection, extensive book shelving, picture rail, two radiators and upvc double glazed bay window. 

KITCHEN 14' 0" x 12' 9" (4.27m x 3.89m) Fitted with an attractive range of wall, base and drawer units with granite worktops over, tiled surrounds, display cabinet and under unit lighting. 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit inset into the granite worktop with mixer tap and Quooker instant boiling water system with tap. Recess with twin oven electric Aga cooker, 4 ring AEG gas hob and eye level oven. Integrated dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, gas fired boiler supplying central heating and hot water, tiled flooring, recessed spot lighting, walk in larder cupboard and upvc double glazed French doors leading to the decked terrace. 

INNER HALLWAY Utility cupboard housing the solar powered hot water system, plumbing for washing machine and upvc double glazed window.

Archway to: 

MORNING ROOM 18' 1" x 17' 7" (5.51m x 5.36m) narrowing to 12' 4" (3.76m) Upvc double glazed windows and French doors leading to the garden, vaulted ceiling with Velux windows, wall light points, Karndean flooring with electric underfloor heating. Study area with fitted 'U' shaped desktop with cable tidy under and multiple power points and telephone point.


FIRST FLOOR LANDING Staircase rising to the second floor. 

BEDROOM ONE 16' 4" x 14' 2" (4.98m x 4.32m) Upvc double glazed bay window with pleasant front aspect and radiator. 

DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM FOUR 8' 8" x 5' 8" (2.64m x 1.73m) Obscure glass upvc double glazed window, telephone point and laminate flooring. Currently being used as a dressing room was previously bedroom four. 

BATHROOM 13' 5" x 5' 6" (4.09m x 1.68m) White suite with chrome fittings comprising: Modern roll top bath with mixer shower attachment, fitted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and mixer tap over, heated mirror unit with light and cosmetic cupboard, walk in shower with mains shower and glazed screen, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail with the option to switch over to electric, part tiled walls and tiled flooring with electric underfloor heating and timer, recessed spot lighting and upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation. 

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Built in storage cupboards. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 0" x 12' 11" (4.27m x 3.94m) Upvc double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 2" x 11' 9" (4.32m x 3.58m) Upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation with pleasant countryside views, radiator. 

ANNEXE This is a really useful addition to the property and has been constructed to a high standard with its own gas fired/hot water underfloor heating system and double glazed windows and doors. Stone built with a 'living roof' known as an 'Extensive Sedum Roof' consisting of eight varieties of sedum which are from a family of plants known as mountain succulents. 

MAIN ROOM 21' 0" (6.4m) narrowing to 12' 2" x (3.71m) x 13' 2" (4.01m) narrowing to 6' 0" (1.83m) Attractive and hard wearing Karndean flooring with gas fired/hot water underfloor heating. Upve double glazed bi folding doors to the garden plus glazed door to the side. Built in storage cupboard, two Velux windows, built in cupboard housing boiler supplying heating and hot water.


SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising: Glazed and tiled shower unit with mains shower, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored cupboard over, low level WC, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, recessed LED dimable spotlighting and ladder style towel rail. 'Nordic' three/four person Sauna unit in full working order. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached by stoned driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The current owners have created the delightful landscaped gardens with much care and attention to detail and must be seen to be appreciated. With stone wall boundaries the interesting gardens surround the property on three sides and will clearly appeal to those with a keen gardening interest. There are areas laid to lawn, a large stone sun terrace with dwarf stone walls and raised beds, an abundance of mature trees and shrubs, flower borders and a vegetable/fruit garden. There is a decked sun terrace with glazed roof veranda ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining including an outdoor fixed temperature shower, an orangery/greenhouse, a timber workshop, treehouse, log store and outside water supply. 

GREENHOUSE/ORANGERY 26' 3" x 9' 10" (8m x 3m) Quarry tiled flooring, opening windows and French doors leading to the garden. 

TREEHOUSE A treehouse that will rival any other and provide hours of fun also with a 'living roof'. 

TIMBER WORKSHOP Insulated and lined with built-in work bench, light, power and 'living roof'. 

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09 November 2017


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