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Property Description 

Wilson Manor Farm is an extensive and flexible family home which has undergone a meticulous and thoughtful renovation schedule in recent years to create what is now a stunning individual home packed with character and offering superb versatility, live/work opportunity or even potential for subletting/holiday lets. 
 
Set just below the glorious Mendip Hills the property occupies a private, yet not isolated position, and has excellent transport links to the Cities of Bristol and Wells along with many superb local schools including Sidcot, Kings of Wessex and Hugh Sexey's. Accessed via its own privately lane the property is approached via an impressive gated driveway which opens into a large gravelled parking area which provides ample parking for a good number of vehicles. There are also two large wooden barns which could provide covered parking if desired. 
 
As you approach the front door a beautiful landscaped terrace lies to the left hand side of the door which is one of many impressive seating areas from which to revel in the superb setting and take in the spectacular views. On entering the property a welcoming entrance hallway splits to provide access to the main principal residence and to the ancillary accommodation. The first room of the main residence is a gorgeous dual aspect dining/breakfast room which sets the tone for the accommodation to come with its wonderful natural light, exposed stone walls and French doors to the inner garden. In fact it is worthy of note that all the ground floor rooms have either French or bi-fold doors that transport you out the super inner garden. From the breakfast room a door leads through to a large home office complete with a small kitchenette and archive store with boarded loft storage space. The room also has a private external access point. To the rear of the breakfast room a beautiful reclaimed brick archway provides a seamless link through to the outstanding family kitchen which effortlessly blends wonderful original features with the sharp modern contrast of the ice white kitchen units and cool Calacatta quartz counter tops. Adding to the extensive range of kitchen units is a large central island which provides excellent food prep space and an informal dining/breakfast bar area. A four ring Aga, with attached electric double hob and oven provides your cooking facilities and The Aga sits below a magnificent brick and oak canopy a theme that is mirrored throughout the room with traditional reclaimed bricks forming feature walls and also a striking herringbone splash back. Original Oaks beams further enhance the stunning character of the room a true hub of the house.The sitting room, with its impressive inglenook fireplace, is a luxurious and homely addition to the house and is the perfect place to unwind in front of the T.V or with a good book, from here a bespoke herringbone and oak staircase rises to the first floor accommodation and rich oak beams that add further character. 
 
The second reception room or drawing room has a grander and more Victorian feel with its statuesque limestone fireplace and subtle classic decor. Beautiful brick arched French doors provide access to the garden. The final reception room on the ground floor is a formal dining room which features a dramatic vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams and marble fireplace, this is a perfect room for more formal dinner parties or indeed enjoying Christmas festivities. 
 
Completing the ground floor accommodation in the principal part of the house is a lovely en-suite guest bedroom decorated in a French inspired theme. 
 
The first floor accommodation comprises four double bedrooms all of which feature smart en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are accessed via truly impressive landing area which includes a wonderful stone fireplace and the continued theme of beautiful English oak beams and exposed stone and brick elevations. The hallway also provides access to a large linen cupboard and additional wardrobe/storage space. Two of double bedrooms also enjoy crow's nest storage area's, whilst the large master bedroom suite benefits from a substantial range of fitted bedroom furniture and a huge en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks, ample vanity units, walk in shower cubicle and separate sunken bath. 
 
The north and east wing of Wilson Manor Farm provides further versatile and adaptable accommodation with a huge emphasis on entertaining and leisure. A t.v/games room provide the perfect teenagers den and overlooks the central garden with bi-fold doors giving access in and out of the room, beyond which lies a useful utility room which houses the central heating boiler and a range of fitted kitchen units. 
 
The east wing currently comprises a superb home gymnasium with two sets of bi-fold doors to the garden and timber clad walls, which in turn leads through to a further reception room with a stone fireplace and inset wood burner and exposed timber beams, this room is currently being utilised as a further guest bedroom and beyond which is yet another reception room/bedroom, kitchenette and shower room. Although currently forming part of the main accommodation for the large family who currently reside here there is without doubt potential for the creating an annexe out of either part or all of the east week should it be desired. 
 
Externally, the property benefits from a superb private garden which sits within the boundary walls of the house and provides a secluded space from which to enjoy the views towards the Mendip Hills. The garden has a large raised stone terrace, perfect for outside entertaining and dinner parties along with space for children's play equipment and room for a hot tub. The inner garden has been skilfully and thoughtfully crafted using striking architectural plants combined with traditional English country flora and fauna to create a stunning Mediterranean influenced oasis for the family to enjoy. 
 
Outside the main house is a large level lawn currently housing a child's football pitch along with several mature fruit trees. A post and rail fence with a five bar gate separates the lawn from a large paddock, perfect for those with equestrian needs or looking for space for a smallholding. The large double barn also provides potential stabling or indeed useful storage/garaging. 

Situation 

The village of Cross is a popular hamlet just a short distance away from Axbridge. There are lots of different sorts of property in the village ranging from huge country houses, through to cottages and bungalows to more modern properties, making the atmosphere individual with a great established feel. Country lovers will be attracted to the glorious Mendip countryside and walks almost on the doorstep. The nearby market town of Axbridge offers more comprehensive shopping and village facilities. Schooling in the area is excellent, with the 'three school' system being a tremendous attraction! Weare Church of England First School, Hugh Sexeys (www.hughsexey.com) and Kings of Wessex (www.kowessex.co.uk) at Cheddar are well sought after by families. There is access to private schooling at Wells, Bristol, Sidcot and Millfield School at Street (www.millfield.co.uk). If you commute, the A38 gives you access to Bristol and Bristol Airport, with Bath, Wells and Weston-super-Mare also being within easy reach. Motorway commuters use the Edithmead junction for the M5 which is also easily accessible. 

Directions 

From the City of Bristol head South West on the A38 passed Bristol International Airport. At the traffic lights in the village of Churchill, proceed straight ahead for approximately 1.5 miles passing through the Hamlet of Star. Continue on passed Sidcot School on the left-hand side and at the traffic lights, proceed straight ahead on the Bridgwater Road (A38). After a further mile or so follow the road down the hill passing the A37 on the left signposted to Cheddar and Wells. Proceed slowly and at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side take the gravelled driveway and the property can be found on your left hand side. 

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Cross, Axbridge Price £950,000 6 Bedroom Detached Barn Conversion 

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