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High Street and West street in Axbridge are well known for their colourful and individual character homes that line the streets approaching the market square and number 31 The High Street is no exception, its charming facade with its original timber sash windows, clay tile roof and handsome front door offer an intriguing and enticing first impression of this magnificent family home.
On entering the property your first impression is one of great history and a very Dickensian atmosphere. The well worn flagstone floor could certainly tell a few stories of the varied and no doubt interesting characters whose feet have passed across its surface, particular as one of the ground floor rooms was once a thriving village store. The generous and flexible ground floor accommodation currently comprises, a large front reception/dining room which leads through to a stunning sitting room with exposed stone walls and a fabulous fireplace inset with a cast iron wood burner. A second sitting/living room is a larger and equally characterful room with space for all the family to congregate, the theme continues of exposed stone walls and an attractive stone fireplace. From the living room a door way connects to the kitchen/breakfast room which features a traditional farmhouse style kitchen with a tiled floor and space for a breakfast table. Beyond the kitchen are two further ancillary rooms including a utility room with w.c and a hobby/craft room. With some planning and the necessary permissions these two rooms could either be combined or even replaced to create a further sun room or conservatory if desired.
The first floor bedrooms are accessed via a discrete hidden staircase with the original timber and brick wall exposed to the side. Accessed of a light and airy galleried landing are the four double bedrooms and family bathroom which are all of generous size and features some fitted wardrobes and the rear facing rooms glorious views over the south facing garden. The family bathroom is epic in proportion and features a three piece white suite and separate shower. Completing the upper floor accommodation is a second floor loft room which is accessed via a lobby/dressing room and is a good double room in size complete with a smart modern shower room. The views from the loft room are simply magnificent and on a good day Glastonbury Tor can be clearly seen out to the East.
Outside the property features a beautiful sun terrace that offers both privacy and most importantly a wonderful southerly aspect. A lovely ornamental pond and stone wall separates the terrace from the majority lawned rear garden which is bounded on one side by a picturesque stone wall and has stunning mature flora and fauna throughout with a garden shed and decked seating area to the far end, which is the perfect spot from which to look back towards the house and the glorious Mendip Hills that rise behind it. EPC rating N/A.
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.
Travelling into Axbridge from the bypass direction proceed into West Street and continue straight down the hill. The road will become High Street and number 31 can be found a little way down on the right hand side.
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