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Set behind the gorgeous traditional facade of an archetypal country cottage, this superb individual family home, blends beautiful original features with eclectic and unique refinements.
Approached via a shared driveway to the side of the house, there is a lovely well planted and gated west facing garden which is enclosed by a pretty picket fence and features the Holly Tree from which the property takes its name. A garden path leads to the entrance doorway to the property.
On entering the house there is a welcoming entrance hallway with a staircase rising to the first floor and a useful ground floor cloakroom and W.C. To the left of the hallway is the kitchen, a smart dual aspect room with plenty of space for a breakfast table for the family to congregate in the morning. Fitted with a range of modern wall and base units it has a slightly retro charm with the kitchen cabinets designed to make the absolute best of the space. Beyond the kitchen a door leads through to a separate lobby with another door leading to the front garden and to a utility room with plumbing for white goods and an additional sink, cupboard etc. Also off the lobby is a lovely fourth bedroom, currently being used as an office/ sitting room. This room boasts a glorious period fireplace and views towards the Mendip Hills.
Returning to the entrance hallway and proceeding right, a double door leads through to a truly spectacular living room with majestic feature fireplace taking centre stage. This latter-day addition to the original house features a wonderful, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and a spiral staircase that rises up to the master bedroom suite. This incredible room is the beating heart of the house and the many artefacts gathered from the vendors travels make it a wonder to behold.
From the living room there are French doors to access the garden and an internal reclaimed pine chapel door that leads through to a further incredible reception room. Drawing its influence from a previous owner's times in the Middle East, this exceptional dining room features bespoke brightly coloured tiling and feature arched stained glass windows that transport you to a land of a warmer climate and creates yet another fascinating individual room from which to impress your guests. To the rear of the room doors lead out to a veranda with Romanesque columns. A perfect space to recline in the evenings or indeed shelter from the mid day sun.
The Master bedroom, as previously mentioned is accessed from a spiral staircase in the living room. A spacious dual aspect room it benefits from an en-suite bathroom and built in wardrobe, along with fabulous views towards Cheddar reservoir. The remaining two bedrooms are arranged off a wide gallery landing from the stairs rising from the entrance hallway. The gallery landing area doubles up as dressing area but could also easily be used to create a home office. Bedroom two is a superb dual aspect double room, with a vaulted ceiling and views to the rear of the impressive Mendip Hills. It has a vintage screened wardrobe and makes a lovely guest room. Bedroom three is another comfortable double room with a well positioned sky light and funky decoration. Completing the internal accommodation is a super fully tiled family bathroom with as you might now expect lots of unique charm and bespoke features.
Outside, the rear south facing garden is enclosed and private, mainly laid to lawn with a smart sleeper footpath. It has the added benefit of a recently completed studio which has been erected using some reclaimed materials from a previous outbuilding. With two glazed French doors to one side it could be a lovely home office but equally create more entertaining space for the family.
Finally, Holly Tree Cottage also has the huge added benefit of a large three car garage with a spacious loft above perfect for utilising as a game's/hobby room. There is more than enough space to indulge your mechanical interests in your spare time and tinker to your hearts delight. Along with the garage there is parking for a good number or cars/vehicles.
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. 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 pubs and restaurants and a community cinema. 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.
Travelling into Axbridge from the bypass direction, proceed into West Street and continue straight down the hill. The road will become High Street and at the bottom you will enter the Historic Medieval Square. Proceed straight across onto Cheddar Road and continue as if heading out of the village in the direction of the Reservoir. Holly Tree Cottage can be found little way along the road on the right hand side before the turning into the Reservoir Car Park.
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