An absolute star of a house, fit for a growing family in the centre of gorgeous Shipham. EPC rating C. Read more
An absolute star of a house, fit for a growing family in the centre of gorgeous Shipham. EPC rating C.
DESCRIPTION Situated right in the centre of gorgeous Shipham Bitterwell is opposite the primary school together with its usable playing fields and park. Built in 1992 this generous proportioned detached home benefits from being in an elevated position with level garden, therefore ideal for those of us who love space and light.
Bitterwell has all the ingredients for an outstanding property, flowing perfectly from the light hallway there leads to a formal dining room, which is perfect for entertaining, having double doors into well proportioned drawing room housing attractive and contemporary gas fire. The downstairs also benefits from a conservatory which is usable all year round having electric radiators and a ceiling fan. The reception rooms do not end there, from the hallway there is also a useful study which has built in desks and drawers for home office purposes and a separate downstairs cloakroom. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys views of the Mendips and is made with family in mind having plenty of space for table and chairs, some integrated appliances including Neff double oven, Neff microwave and brand new integrated Sharp dishwasher. From there we have a separate utility area which is ideal for storing things out of the way, with plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier and from the kitchen is an integral door to the double garage.
Upstairs is gloriously spacious, offering four double bedrooms, three of which have built in wardrobes. The master has stunning views over the Mendips and comes with an immaculately presented luxury ensuite comprising double shower with mains shower and Rainforest pump, bidet and stunning roll top bath, complemented with electric underfloor heating. There is also a family bathroom which is presented very well and perfect for the rest of the family, with a shower cubicle with electric shower and separate bath.
Outside, the gardens are to the front, side and to the rear, mainly laid to lawn and currently maintained by a professional gardener, there are plenty of spaces to sit out and enjoy the sunshine whilst being low maintenance. Whilst the whole benefits from double glazing, parking, gas central heating and a double garage with power, electricity and automatic up and over door, plus solar panels which produce a tax free income of around £800 a year.
Bitterwell is an executive detached, big and bold house which has been lovingly maintained by the same owners for 27 years and are now looking to downsize elsewhere. A must see. EPC rating C.
DIRECTIONS From the traffic lights at Churchill, go straight over towards Shipham then turn left just beyond the petrol station on the corner and continue into Shipham Village, BItterwell can be found on the left hand side, opposite the primary school.
SITUATION Shipham is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a highly sought after village, nestled in the picturesque Somerset countryside. It is well served by first, middle and senior schools and is much sought after by those commuting to Bristol, as it offers all the advantages of rural living with many bridleways and footpaths, including the West Mendip Way which crosses the parish providing ready access to the hills and Mendip plateau, where there are extensive views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast and Brecon Beacons beyond. Indeed, it is very well positioned for local transport links and the M5 motorway which is accessible via junction 20 at Clevedon, junction 21 at St Georges and junction 22 at Edithmead. Village facilities are available, including butcher/stores, garage, public house and further shopping facilities at nearby Winscombe and Cheddar. The new village hall (with its stage, sports hall, function rooms and kitchen) is a popular centre for a broad range of community events and activities for all ages. Private sector schooling is close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach, as are Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. In the state sector, Kings of Wessex School (www.kowessex.co.uk) is nearby and for sports and recreational amenities, Churchill Academy is a drive away. The surrounding area is excellent riding country and is sure to appeal to equestrian enthusiasts and walkers. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to the mainline railway station at Yatton.
OURVENDORSAYS Shipham is rightly acknowledged as one of the best villages in North Somerset. It combines close proximity to Wells, Cheddar, the airport (10 minutes), motorway, Bristol and the Mendip Hills. Recently built village hall is the is the hut of the village with its many activities of theatre, film, art displays, keep fit, and children parties etc. Hansford's, the village shop will ensure you are never hungry and its staff will update you on the local activities. Excellent schools, primary upwards, sorts fields etc. Bitterwell itself is a spacious family home, easily maintained and perfectly located for all the activities mentioned above.
WEHAVENOTICED The house is so extensive, filled with light and space. The garden is manageable however for those that like more outside space there is a playing field literally across the road. Shipham is also a lorry free zone making it a family friendly village.