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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Winscombe Hill, Winscombe

Withdrawn from Market £549,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached 'Arts and Crafts' style, set on Winscombe Hill
  • Wonderfully evocative position
  • Four bedrooms, two bathrooms
  • Three reception rooms, fitted kitchen/breakfast room
  • Utility room, store room
  • Gas central heating
  • Beautiful gardens with outbuildings
  • Garage and off street parking
  • Rural yet highly convenient family home
  • EPC rating F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Charming character packed period cottage with sizeable accommodation in a magical hillside spot! Take a look at The Knoll, a wonderfully evocative detached house of character set in an elevated position on Winscombe Hill. Originally three older cottages (dating from the 1800's we understand) but extended with an 'Arts and Crafts' style front facade in the 1930's, The Knoll occupies a tucked away spot on the hillside, surrounded by woodland, with some stunning views across the countryside and easy access to the amenities offered by the village. Our vendors have actually only been in situ for 18 months but are unexpectedly moving again to be closer to family. They have achieved much in their time of ownership, undertaking an array of improvement works that have enhanced the property both aesthetically and practically. We are informed that these include; upgrading the heating system and fitting a 250 litre 'Megaflo' hot water cylinder, rewiring the house with voice, data and coax points to numerous rooms, damp proofing, redecorating and renovating, installing a wood burner, and repairing flat roofs and lead flashings. Accommodation is highly deceptive and versatile, measuring approximately 2,000 sq ft, and consequently there are none of the downsides one might have to usually accept with a property of this age. It briefly comprises, on the ground floor; entrance porch, entrance hall, large lounge, dining room and snug, fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, store room and downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there is an impressive landing, three double bedrooms, one single bedroom and a family bathroom. Everywhere one looks internally there is a character feature, from leaded light stained glass windows, to tiled floors, open fire with log burner, wood burning stove and arched entrance door. All of which add to the unique 'Arts and Crafts' sensibility of the property whilst both complementing and drawing attention to the stunning hillside spot.

The property is set up and back from the quiet hill in good sized gardens wonderfully sheltered by the surrounding trees and benefiting from some glorious views of the valley beyond. It really is a wonderfully evocative and magical spot perfect for outside entertaining but also nicely manageable with good delineated lawned areas interspersed with paths, mature beds and seating areas. There is a range of outbuildings including two workshop rooms, store room and detached garage set along the road at the end of the garden and a gravelled area for off street parking. As mentioned the property is conveniently positioned in a wonderfully rural location, with great access to Winscombe High Street, and Sidcot and Churchill schools and very good access to transport routes, both to Bristol, Bath and Wells and to the M5 motorway. It really is the best of both worlds, a sheltered rural position, with great access to everything, not least, for lovers of walking or equestrian pursuits, that beautiful surrounding countryside. Trust us... This property needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Our vendor says ... We bought The Knoll for the beautiful character of the house and fell in love with the woodland location and its arts and crafts style. We knew we wanted it from the moment we walked up the path and saw the beautiful stained glass windows. It is a wonderfully private and secluded setting and we love sitting in the back garden listening to the birds with the wind blowing through the trees, but of course you still have Winscombe Village and Cheddar on the doorstep.

We have noticed ... A spacious and unique detached gem set in a magical spot on the hillside. Walking up the steps for the first time it feels like a bit of a fairytale house, tucked away in the trees, but there's nothing imaginary about that family living space, versatile and sizeable as it is. For those wanting charm and character, the bespoke and real uniqueness but with real convenience... don't miss it! 

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. 

DIRECTIONS Travelling along the A38 from Bristol, turn right at the traffic lights onto to A371 signposted to Winscombe. Continue into the village passing the shops down the A371 and follow the road around turning sharply to the left opposite the Woodborough Inn. Proceed under the railway bridge and take a left turn in to Church Road. Follow Church Road up and on past the little triangle on your right hand side into Winscombe Hill and the property can be found on your right hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents' For Sale board.  

PROPERTY DETAILS Arched double entrance door with adjacent stained glass leaded light inset panels to:  

ENTRANCE PORCH 8' 05" x 2' 08" (2.57m x 0.81m) Tiled floor, stained glass leaded light inset double inner entrance doors to:  

ENTRANCE HALL 14' x 7' 02" (4.27m x 2.18m) Feature tiled flooring, under stairs storage cupboard, feature radiator. Stairs to first floor landing. Doors to kitchen, lounge and:  

SNUG 18' 05" x 13' 11" (5.61m x 4.24m) Stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect with stunning countryside views, fireplace with paved hearth and brick surround housing wood burning stove, telephone point, feature radiator.  

LOUNGE 18' 04" x 17' 01" (5.59m x 5.21m) Stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect, engineered oak flooring, feature cast iron fireplace with tiled surround, marble hearth and wood plinth housing living flame gas fire, feature radiator, coved ceiling.  

DINING ROOM 17' 07" x 13' (5.36m x 3.96m) Stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect, glazed panel and door to side aspect, cast iron open fire with paved hearth and wood plinth, wood flooring, exposed beams, feature radiator.  

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20' x 9' 06" (6.1m x 2.9m at widest point) Two upvc double glazed windows to rear aspect, upvc double glazed panel to rear aspect and upvc double glazed window to side aspect. Luxurious range of base and eye level units with 'Corean' work surfaces, plate rack, display units and bespoke built seating and storage area, Belfast style sink with mixer tap, 'Rangemaster' range style cooker with five ring gas hob and electric double ovens, integral fridge, tiled flooring, tiled splashbacks, feature radiator, vaulted ceiling. Doors to utility room and rear hall.  

REAR HALL Upvc double glazed door to rear garden, tiled flooring, upvc double glazed panel to rear aspect. Door to:  

BATHROOM 7' 11" x 5' (2.41m x 1.52m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, low level WC with wall mounted cistern, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, panel bath, tiled flooring, tiled surround, stainless steel ladder style radiator. 

UTILITY ROOM 8' x 7' 05" (2.44m x 2.26m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, fitted pantry cupboard, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble drier and freezer, vaulted ceiling. Door to:  

STORE/BOILER ROOM 9' 06" x 7' 06" (2.9m x 2.29m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, upvc double glazed panel to side aspect, wall mounted gas boiler, gas central heating control point, gas meter point, fitted storage cupboards, 250 litre 'Megaflo' hot water tank, electric fuse box and meter point, radiator, telephone points, steps down to small under floor storage area.

Stairs to: 

SPLIT LEVEL LANDING 14' 04" x 7' 04" (4.37m x 2.24m) Two stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect with countryside views, exposed beams. Doors to:  

BEDROOM THREE 14' 02" x 8' 11" (4.32m x 2.72m) Stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect, access to loft, TV point, feature radiator.  

BEDROOM TWO 17' 01" x 10' 08" (5.21m x 3.25m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, exposed ceiling beams, airing cupboard housing tank, feature radiator.  

BEDROOM ONE 13' 02" x 12' 10" (4.01m x 3.91m) Stained glass leaded light inset window to front aspect, feature radiator, access to loft, exposed ceiling beams. 

BEDROOM FOUR 14' x 5' 02" (4.27m x 1.57m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, telephone point.  

BATHROOM 9' 08" x 5' 09" (2.95m x 1.75m) Upvc double glazed window to rear aspect, luxury white suite incorporating low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, 'P' shaped bath with shower over and mixer tap, floor to ceiling tiling, stainless steel ladder style radiator, extractor fan.  

OUTSIDE The plot in total measures approximately 0.4 of an acre (measured from Promap). The property is approached from road level via the gravelled off street parking and paved steps which climb towards the terracotta tiled entrance terrace by the front door. The front garden really is an evocative and beautifully tended space, sheltered by the trees but with some views of Winscombe and the countryside beyond. It is mostly lawned with plant and flower beds creating delineated areas. There is a small patio/seating area perfect for that morning coffee and listening to the birdsong, and access to the first of the workshop rooms.  

WORKSHOP ROOM ONE 17' 03" x 6' 11" (5.26m x 2.11m) Power and light. There is access to:  

WORKSHOP ROOM TWO 6' 04" x 6' 03" (1.93m x 1.91m) Power and light.

There is a further: 

STONE BUILT STORAGE SHED 11' 02" x 5' 02" (3.4m x 1.57m) With glazed panel to rear aspect, and corrugated roofing.  

SINGLE GARAGE Stone built with wooden folding door and inspection pit.

The side garden is of a good size and is predominantly laid to lawn, again with plant and shrub beds. It is accessible via a gravelled path which runs around the property. There is a greenhouse and a fantastic upper decked seating area for that summer barbecue. The rear garden is again laid to lawn with pathing and another paved seating area. All of the garden is nicely private and it has access to some fantastic woodland and countryside walks.  

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