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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Barton, Winscombe

£725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Splendid Period Farmhouse set in 6 acres of glorious countryside
  • Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • TWO large paddocks
  • Flexible accommodation with 4-5 bedrooms and 3-4 reception rooms
  • Numerous outbuildings including double garage & workshop
  • Exceptional & far reaching rural views
  • Plethora of original period features
  • Potential for holiday let/annexe
  • Oil fired central heating and owned solar panels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION 'Hillside' as the name might suggest, sits in a privileged elevated position surrounded by rolling countryside, enchanting woodland and exceptional views. Approached via a private driveway that rises gently to the property, the character filled cottage is steeped in history and has been subject to several sympathetic renovations over recent decades to create what is now a beautifully unique and versatile family home, which benefits from two fields approaching 6 acres.

As with many traditional farm cottages the main access to the property is at the rear of the house directly into the kitchen, whilst the formal front door lies to the front of the house. The homely kitchen/ breakfast room creates a wonderful first impression with its light beech shaker style units and glorious Aga warming the room. The tiled floor adds practicality for the outdoors lifestyle and numerous cupboards and shelves provide ample storage. Within the kitchen is the oil boiler and a second electric cooker along with space for a fridge and freezer, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a handy service hatch through to the formal dining room.

The two principal reception rooms are situated either side of the formal entrance hallway which features beautiful half glazed period door and stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. The atmospheric dining room features a lovely stone fireplace with a gorgeous wooden lintel over and a painted dresser to side, ideal for storing families best china.

To the opposite side of the dining room is the Snug/sitting room which is accessed by a pair of glazed French doors. This truly magical room features a wonderful inglenook fireplace made from traditional local stone and complete with the original bread oven. History has it that the impressive timber mantle above the fireplace was reclaimed from the damaged mast of a galleon that once sailed the open seas. This incredibly homely room is the perfect space to relax in front of the roaring open fire, with a good book or a lovely glass of warming port.

The main reception room is situated beyond the snug and is a handsome dual aspect room benefitting from a large garden room to one side. With much more of a Regency feel, this light and airy room is perfect for entertaining guests whilst they marvel at the incredible countryside views to the rear. There is ample room for the grand piano and another fabulous fireplace. Continuing through from this room is a further two ground floor rooms which are currently utilised as an office/playroom and a guest bedroom, which benefits from a generous second bathroom and side access to the outside. There is excellent potential to create either a self contained annexe or even a small air B&B/holiday let if desired.

On the first floor are the three main bedrooms and family bathroom, the two rear facing bedrooms are excellent doubles and benefit from fitted wardrobes and spectacular views whilst the third is currently utilised as a home office/study but would be an ample child's room. Finally the family bathroom features a three piece suite along with a separate shower cubicle.

Outside, the property is blessed with superb extensive grounds which include ample parking for a good number of vehicles situated off a private driveway, double garage/workshop, separate barn/workshop and another pre fabricated garage. The formal gardens predominately face South and West and are incredibly private and mature, with well established borders, a paved patio area and several mature fruit trees. Above the formal garden is a large enclosed paddock that used to be part of the original orchard of the house and still bears several healthy apple trees along with a greenhouse and raised vegetable beds. From the paddock a five bar gate provides access through to the first of two fields which are also attached to Hillside, the two fields combined approach six acres in size and border the National Trust woodland at Crook Peak. Ideally suited to those with equestrian interests there is ample space for the erection of a stable block (subject to the necessary permissions) with separate gated access to the road. 

DIRECTIONS From Bristol take the A38 for approximately 15 miles just beyond the village of Sidcot, turn right into Winscombe Hill and after following this lane for about 1 mile past the church, take the second turning on the left, sign posted Barton and Loxton. Follow this road for approximately about a mile and a quarter and pass the turning for Barton Camp on the left hand side. A short way past this sign on the same side of the road is a gravel driveway with cattle grid leading up to Hillside. 

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 (www.winscombewoodborough.n-somerset.sch.uk). 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 have enjoyed many happy family years here; Hillside is unpretentious yet elegant, both quirky and welcoming and a joy to live in. 

WE HAVE NOTICED 'Hillside' is unquestionably a prime opportunity for those looking to live the good life, with ample space to cultivate the land, enjoy the stunning scenery and most importantly the wonderful traditional features of the home. 


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06 November 2019

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  • Weston-super-Mare (5.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Worle (4.0 mi)
  • Weston Milton (4.3 mi)
  • Weston-super-Mare (5.2 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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