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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Christon Hill, Christon, Axbridge

Sold STC £649,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Exceptional Country Cottage
Fully Modernised & Extended
Beautifully Presented
Stunning Rural Location
Outstanding Views & Landscaped Gardens
Sitting Room & Dining Room
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
Utility Room & Cloakroom
3 Double Bedrooms
Bathroom & En Suite
Churchill School Catchment
Driveway & Double Garage

An excellent opportunity to acquire a delightful country cottage dating back we believe some 200 years and situated in a most stunning rural setting, affording outstanding views across the surrounding countryside. In this instance, viewing is absolutely essential in order to fully appreciate this charming character property, which has been fully modernised and extended to a high specification throughout, including complete rewiring and a new central heating system, which was installed in 2014. Whilst the property is full of character with old stone walls, and cottage style doors with handmade iron work it does also provide many of the benefits associated with modern and convenient living, and of course enjoys commanding unrivalled views from almost every window. In brief, the accommodation includes: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, First Floor Landing, Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, Two Further Bedrooms and Bathroom. Outside, the property is approached via a sweeping gated stone chipped driveway providing ample parking, which in turn leads to the newly constructed and impressive oak framed double garage with solar panels installed. The generous gardens form a particular feature of the property and will clearly appeal to those with a keen gardening interest with areas of lawn; flower/shrub borders and landscaped seating areas. Viewing is strictly by appointment through Farrons Estate Agents: 01934 842000.

The rural and historical village of Christon with medieval origins is nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills, a conservation area and designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The close-knit community boasting a 12th century Parish Church is just a short distance from the larger neighbouring village of Loxton and approximately 3 miles from both Winscombe and Axbridge which offer a wide range of amenities including: Doctor, dental and veterinary practices, a range of retail outlets, public houses/restaurants and professional practices. For those with a keen interest in the outdoors there are a range of activities available including: Horse riding, walking and mountain biking on the Mendip Hills and surrounding countryside, sailing and fishing on the Chew Valley Lakes and Cheddar reservoir and there are a number of excellent golf courses within the district. A particular draw to the area is the excellent range of schools on offer, these include: Weare Academy First School, Axbridge Church of England First School and Winscombe Primary. Secondary education is available at The Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar and Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre in Churchill. Private schooling is available at Sidcot near Winscombe and The Cathedral School in Wells. For those travelling further afield access to the A38 and M5 Motorway network are within easy reach providing access to Bristol City Centre and beyond. There are mainline railway connections at Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Backwell providing direct links to Bristol Temple Mead, London Paddington and other major towns and cities. Bristol international airport is within a 30-minute drive.

From Bristol heading South West on the A38 proceed through the village of Langford. At the traffic lights in Churchill turn right onto Dinghurst Road signposted to Banwell and Weston-super-Mare. Follow the road for approximately 2.5 miles passing through the village of Sandford. At the 'T' Junction in Banwell turn left onto Castle Hill. Proceed to the top of the hill and with Banwell Castle ahead of you, bear right onto The Rhodyate. Proceed down the hill and follow the road through a sharp right hand bend. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles that in turn leads onto the Christon Road and then the Banwell Road. Proceed into the village of Christon passing Flagstaff Road with the Church of St Mary on the corner and take the next available turning on the right onto Weston Lane. Continue on this woodland road and proceed to the top of the hill where the road leads onto an unmade road. The property can be found immediately on the right-hand side. Alternatively Keeper's Cottage can also be accessed East of the M5; Junction 21 is approximately 6 miles away.

Entrance Hall:
Wooden stable door with glass insert, double-glazed window, tiled flooring, radiator, recessed ceiling lights and staircase rising to the first-floor accommodation.

Dining Room / Study:
4.11m (13ft 6in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator, wall lights, telephone points, alarm system master panel and glazed French doors leading to:

Dining Room / Study.
2.87m (9ft 5in) x 2.74m (9ft 0in)
Double glazed windows and French doors leading to the garden with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside and Mendip Hills beyond, tiled flooring, recessed ceiling lights and radiator.

Sitting Room:
5.13m (16ft 10in) x 3.56m (11ft 8in)
A dual aspect room with Oak double glazed bi folding doors affording outstanding rural views, feature stone fireplace with beam and brick hearth with inset cast iron multi fuel stove, radiator, wall lights, television and satellite point and further double glazed windows to the side elevation.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room:
4.44m (14ft 7in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in)
Fitted with a range of bespoke hand painted wall, base and drawer units with under unit lighting, solid wood oiled work surfaces and upstands and inset white ceramic butlers sink unit. Calor gas fired AGA cooker with 6 ring hob and double oven, integrated Bosch dishwasher, Zanussi fridge, tiled flooring, recessed LED ceiling lights, understairs storage cupboard, radiator and twin double glazed windows with delightful views.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room.
Utility Room:
3.51m (11ft 6in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
Fitted with a range of bespoke hand painted base units with solid wood oiled work surfaces over, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumber dryer, integrated Zanussi freezer, wall mounted Worcester Calor combination gas fired boiler supplying central heating and hot water, wall mounted consumer unit, tiled flooring, LED downlights, double glazed window and stable door leading to the outside.

White suite with chrome fittings comprising: Low level W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled flooring and part tiled walls.

First Floor Landing:
Double glazed window with outstanding rural views, two radiators, access to roof spaces and further double glazed window.

Master Bedroom:
3.96m (13ft 0in) x 3.56m (11ft 8in)
Double glazed window to the side elevation with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside; access to roof space with pull down wooden ladder, radiator, walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails, shelving and light, television and telephone point.

En Suite Shower Room:
White suite with chrome fittings comprising: Large tiled shower unit with glass screen and drench head shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, light and electric shaver socket over, low level W.C, chrome ladder style radiator, recessed LED ceiling lights, exposed wooden floor boards and double glazed window with stunning views.

Bedroom 2:
4.14m (13ft 7in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)
A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the front and side elevations affording superb rural views. Feature cast iron fireplace with slate hearth, radiator.

Bedroom 3:
3.53m (11ft 7in) x 3.2m (10ft 6in)
A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the front and side elevations affording stunning views, telephone point, radiator.

3.51m (11ft 6in) x 2.26m (7ft 5in)
White suite with chrome fittings comprising: Roll top period style bath with mixer shower attachment, glass shower unit with tiled wall and drench head shower, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled surround, low level W.C, period style radiator with chrome towel rail, wall mounted light/shaver socket, recessed LED ceiling lights, exposed floor boards and obscure glass double glazed window to the rear elevation.

The property is approached via a gated brick paved and stone chipped sweeping driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles which in turn leads to the detached double garage.

Double Garage:
5.66m (18ft 7in) x 6.2m (20ft 4in)
Newly built of Oak timber construction under a pitched and tiled roof with installed solar panels (fed to the national grid and providing a combined saving / annual net return of approximately £1000 per annum). There are two sets of solid wooden doors, a separate electric consumer unit, overhead LED lighting, power sockets including external power socket to the rear and personal door leading to the garden.

The generous landscaped gardens form a particular feature of this property and will clearly appeal to those who enjoy the outdoors. Set within the stunning Somerset countryside the gardens are laid to lawn with a range of mature trees, flower and shrub borders with fence and hedge boundaries. In addition, there is a recently completed brick paved and walled sun terrace and outside water tap supplied by a local spring. There is an outhouse with brick laid floor, white ceramic sink unit and water supply, lighting and power. An additional outbuilding houses the water filtration system and pressurised water cylinder for the bore hole water supply.

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23 May 2017

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