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7 bedroom detached house for sale

High Street, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40

Guide Price £2,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Imposing Grade II* Georgian Village House
  • Seven bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms
  • Tennis court and extensive lawns
  • Central village position with country views
  • Drawing room, dining room, sitting room and conservatory
  • Breakfast room, kitchen and utility, plus cellars and stores
  • Separate garage and parking
  • Ornamental rose gardens, parterre, courtyard and store
  • Formal gardens, kitchen garden, greenhouse and grounds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Georgian Grade II* Listed village house


The Beeches is situated in the centre of the attractive village of Chew Magna (named in Savills' 2011 Report for the Sunday Times as 'The Best Village in Britain') with an exceptionally high number of amenities available. Bath, Bristol and Wells are all within easy travelling distance. The Chew Valley includes a wide variety of sporting pursuits with sailing on the Chew Valley Lake, nearby golf courses and riding on The Mendips, an area of outstanding natural beauty. This stunning village is quintessentially English and a suitable rural retreat for those who enjoy a quieter pace of life. The village is accessible to Bristol Temple Meads with services to cities nationwide and Bristol Airport a mere 6 miles distant, providing flights to a number of European and some long haul destinations.


A fine and imposing Grade II* Listed Georgian house, beautifully appointed and constructed circa 1762. The Beeches displays traditional features associated with the era and yet has benefited from the many enhancements made before and during the 12 year tenure of the present owners. Located in the heart of this highly desirable village and a prominent feature of the High Street, the property has an impressive south facing facade with a large garden to the rear which also incorporates a tennis court. Constructed from rendered elevations under a pitched and slate tiled roof, there are sash windows with working shutters, a comprehensive heating system and listed consents exist for future improvements, including new French doors and window in the rear elevations of the East and West wings. The Beeches has versatile family accommodation and is arranged over three floors with the benefit of a large vaulted cellar. The fulcrum is the symmetrical reception hall with an original flagstone floor. There are three principal rooms lying directly off and these include the drawing room and dining room which feature windows overlooking the rear garden with central fireplaces as focal points. The latter also has an interconnecting door to the kitchen. The sitting room is a more relaxed space with a sprung floor and adjacent is the conservatory overlooking the kitchen garden and Parterre. The breakfast room has a feature inglenook with a wood burning stove, an original dresser and links seamlessly to the kitchen which is comprehensively fitted with a range of wall and base units with a central preparation island and space for various integrated appliances. A utility and door provide access to the side courtyard. The cellar has vaulted ceilings and some flagstone floors. There is an adaptable games room, original wine cellar, log store and the former scullery has the original bread oven, wash boiler and more latterly a comprehensive gas fired central heating system.

The first floor offers three bedrooms, two have fitted wardrobes whilst the master bedroom has the benefit of a dressing room, each offer differing orientations and views. The family bathroom is contemporary in design with a free standing bath, drench shower, WC and close coupled bidet. There are twin sinks on a Silestone base and a travertine tiled floor with under floor heating. The top floor is adaptable and ideal for teenagers or guests and features a further four bedrooms, one of which is being used as a study room. These are served by a modern shower room and separate family bathroom.

To the front of the house there is gated in and out entry with a loose-gravelled drive, parking and ornamental garden displaying a variety of Roses, some shrubs and trees. The south facing elevation has balustraded steps to the front door with a path to the utility in addition to a separate tradesman's entrance. Discreetly tucked away is the kitchen garden and green house whilst beyond and viewable from the conservatory is the Parterre. This is well stocked with aromatic flowers and herbs. A private courtyard off the kitchen is an al fresco dining space capturing the afternoon and evening sun with steps to the garden and garage and additional parking. The rear garden is two tiered with heavily stocked flower borders displaying a wide variety of native shrubs and plants. There is a summerhouse and a tree lined backdrop with pasture and a valley beyond. A tennis court provides the prerequisite leisure facilities.

Square Footage: 6,929 sq ft
Acreage: 1.04 Acres


Bristol 8.1 miles
Bath 13.1 miles
Temple Meads 7.3 miles
Bristol Airport 5.4 miles
(Distances are approximate)

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Added on Rightmove:
28 June 2016

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