An enchanting period home, brimming with character, situated on desirable West Street in the gorgeous Mendip town of Axbridge. EPC rating D. Read more
An enchanting period home, brimming with character, situated on desirable West Street in the gorgeous Mendip town of Axbridge. EPC rating D.
DESCRIPTION This gorgeous family home is steeped in History and offers a wonderful blend of original period charm subtly complimented by modern contemporary refinements. On the ground floor are two superb reception rooms, one a south facing family room/office or indeed music room as it is currently utilised and the second a large open living/dining room which features a wonderful stone fireplace and exposed timber beams. The two reception rooms are linked via French doors making them ideal for parties and entertaining. Also on the ground floor is the spacious kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with smart and in keeping shaker style kitchen units and comes complete with integrated appliances. The kitchen also features a fabulous exposed stone wall adding that little bit of extra style to the room. There is also a useful ground floor WC and an ample sized entrance hallway with space for cloaks and a shoe rack.
On the first floor there are three good sized bedrooms, all of which are doubles and include a superb master suite which enjoys a fabulous outlook over the rear garden. The luxurious en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom features a gorgeous claw foot bath and a separate shower cubicle with quality fixtures throughout. A second quirky shower room serves the other two bedrooms.
Outside is where the property really comes into its own for the garden has been skilfully landscaped into several different plateaus to enjoy at different times of the day. These include a wonderful dining terrace providing much needed shade from the mid day sun and to the opposite side of the dining terrace a useful stone workshop with another level terrace. Above the first plateau is a large gently sloping lawn which is doted by a number of mature trees, shrubs and border plants and features a number of different seating areas from which to take in the amazing views over the rooftop of the house towards the Somerset countryside and behind towards the equally impressive Mendip Hills. The garden is blessed with a superb amount privacy and is enclosed by a high stone wall. Beyond the lawn is a perfect area for a vegetable garden and summer house and then beyond that is a large and useful hard standing and pedestrian access out to the A371. Subject to the necessary consent this rear hard standing could provide off street parking for a number of vehicles. EPC rating D.
DIRECTIONS Travelling into Axbridge from the bypass proceed into West Street and the property can found a little way down on your left hand side.
SITUATION Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the east side of the A38 and overlooked by Wavering Down and Crooks Peak is the ever popular medieval town of Axbridge (www.axbridge-tc.gov.uk). This Somerset town is packed with 'old world' charm and its Medieval beginnings are still evident in some of its oldest buildings. An important wool-producer in the Middle Ages, the town has always been at the centre of things, indeed it was a river port in earlier times. This was reflected in its early royal charters allowing it to hold markets, fairs and become a royal borough. It even had its own mint, with coins showing the town's symbol: the Lamb and Flag. There is far less through traffic nowadays, but the layout of the town has changed little over the centuries, a medieval town expanding on a fortified Saxon burgh. Axbridge is well served for local facilities include post office, general stores, primary (www.axbridgefirstschool.co.uk) and middle (www.fairlands.somerset.sch.uk) schools (Fairlands being in Cheddar) and a number of restaurants. Further facilities are available in the nearby villages of Winscombe and Cheddar and as mentioned, primary and nursery schools are available at Weare and Axbridge with older children attending Kings of Wessex School (www.kowessex.co.uk) or private/public schools at Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. The town has good access to the City of Bristol and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20), St. Georges (junction 21) and Edithmead (junction 22). There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton.
WEHAVENOTICED This is wonderfully charming family home that is every bit as impressive outside as it is inside. There is a huge emphasis on entertaining and enjoyment and this is no more apparent than in the outstanding rear garden which offers more than a hint of the Mediterranean with its rustic terrazzo, charming stone outbuilding and stunning panoramic views.
PROPERTYDETAILS Attractive hardwood front door into:
ENTRANCEHALL Radiator with concealed cover, under stairs cloaks cupboard also housing meters.
CLOAKROOM wash hand basin with tiled splashback, WC, radiator, tiled floor.
FAMILYROOM14' 8" x 10' 9" (4.47m x 3.28m) Two double glazed sash windows with deep sills, radiator, laminate flooring, glazed double doors into
SITTINGROOM/DININGROOM23' 6" x 15' 4" (7.16m x 4.67m) Overlooking the garden and with feature fireplace housing gas coal effect 'woodburner style' fire, radiators with concealed covers, beamed ceiling.
KITCHEN/BREAKFASTROOM14' 3" x 12' 5" (4.34m x 3.78m) Fitted with a range of attractive cream tongue and groove panel fronted wall and base units including corner carousel units, 1 ½ bowl sink unit, built in 'Kupperbusch Okotherm' electric oven plus separate 'Kupperbusch Microspeed Plus' microwave/convection oven. NEFF ceramic electric hob with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, space and plumbing for concealed washing machine, space for upright fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiled floor and part tiled walls, double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Radiator, part exposed stone feature wall, Velux roof window.
Stairs off hall to:
FIRSTFLOORLANDING Access to roof space, double glazed window overlooking rear garden, radiator, airing cupboard housing Worcester gas combi boiler.
BEDROOMONE15' 4" x 12' 0" (4.67m x 3.66m) Double glazed windows to rear with lovely views over the garden, two radiators, door to eaves storage space.
ENSUITEBATHROOM White suite comprising bath, wand basin, WC, separate shower cubicle with mains shower. Heated towel rail, obscure double glazed window.
BEDROOMTWO11' 1" x 10' 2" (3.38m x 3.1m) Double glazed sash window to front, radiator.
BEDROOMTHREE9' 10" x 9' 10" (3m x 3m) Double glazed sash window to front, exposed beams, built-in wardrobe, radiator.
OUTSIDE The garden to the rear has been beautifully landscaped, making the most of its terracing and providing a large patio areas to either sides of wide, shallow stone steps, with well stocked shrub borders and pretty, ornamental pond and high stone walls, making this a lovely private area.
The upper level of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and trees and there is a timber garden shed.
Beyond this formal garden is a small area of garden with pedestrian access onto the slip road into Axbridge, just off the A371. Subject to any necessary permissions, this could be made into vehicular access and parking.
STONEOUTBUILDING13' 1" x 10' 4" (3.99m x 3.15m) (approx) Currently used as a home gym, which has radiator (run off the main boiler to the house), WC, and wash hand basin. Read less