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'Coombe Barn' is an attractive and appealing stone-built barn that enjoys an exceptional setting at the end of a no through lane, formerly a farmers drove. It shares its unique location with just a handful of other character properties. Set in delightful, landscaped grounds of approximately an acre the property further benefits from a separate 3.6-acre paddock and stables just a stone's throw away making an ideal purchase for those buyers searching for an equestrian property with direct access to miles and miles of established bridle paths.
This rare opportunity also comes with the added benefit of a self-contained one-bedroom annexe and a large integral double garage.
Approached via Ubley Drove, 'Coombe Barn' is set down a gently sloping private driveway which leads to the double garage and ample parking, there is an attractive and well maintained south facing garden to the south aspect which has been thoughtfully landscaped and includes a sun terrace and fish pond. To the opposite side of the driveway is a post and rail enclosed paddock of approximately an acre.
Internally the property boasts no less than three staircases which add to the individual charm and flexibility of the accommodation. The principal accommodation comprises a pretty entrance hallway off which you will find a lovely sitting room with recently installed south facing hardwood windows. A stunning local stone fireplace in an unusual, curved design takes centre stage in the room and features a handsome 'Dovre' woodburning stove. Character beams add to the homely appeal and a handcrafted open oak staircase rises to the first floor. Another luxurious feature of the sitting room is the under-floor heating which is a feature throughout the entire ground floor accommodation.
From the sitting room a door leads through to a charming garden room, the perfect space to recline with a good book or glass of wine and enjoy the peaceful scenery. The staircase from the sitting room leads up to two of the four bedrooms, including the master en-suite, a particularly decadent room with an elegant en-suite bathroom with high quality fittings and captivating geometric and metro tiles. A second double bedroom is again wonderfully appointed and would make a perfect guest room. Bedroom two sits alongside the stunning family bathroom, which is finished with tremendous flair and design acumen with both a twist of vintage and modernist design, making this luxurious suite an absolute triumph.
Heading back down the internal hallway on the ground floor there is a second reception room/dining room with a feature curved wall and lovely south aspect, at the entrance hallway another oak staircase rises up to what is lovingly referred to as the long bedroom, a fun anecdote to the room spanning the loft space of three entire rooms. With lots of fitted storage there is plenty of space for a bedroom and indeed a small living space for perhaps a younger child or teen.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast/family room has been altered and much improved by our current owners by combining two separate rooms, the family/breakfast area has a wood burning stove whilst the kitchen area is fitted with a substantial range of cream shaker style units in a traditional style but with a modern finish. There is a fabulous separate island unit with breakfast bar and quality quartz countertop. There is space for a Rangemaster cooker and an integrated dishwasher and fridge. Another nod to traditional is the hardwearing quarry tiles that adorn the floor in kitchen/breakfast room and the hallways, again warmed by underfloor heating. This appealing room is very much the beating heart of the house and a great space to entertain visiting guests.
An incredibly practical and spacious utility room provides provision for white goods as well as access to the central heating boiler. Another great addition is a home gym which comes off the utility but could be utilised for many different uses as you may desire.
Finally, the third staircase comes off another separate lobby and enjoys a private access point to the house that leads to the self-contained one-bedroom annexe, perfect for a dependent relative or perhaps to supplement your income as a lovely Airbnb, it has a sitting room with kitchenette and bedroom with bathroom, attractively decorated it also has plenty of storage and a lovely outlook.
As previously mentioned, there is also a large double garage/workshop with electric doors.
Outside, along with the beautifully tended landscaped garden and paddock, the property also owns a further 3.6-acre paddock just a hundred metres or so up the track with a concrete yard, two loose boxes, feed/tack room and covered wash area.
The stunning paddock has incredible panoramic views over the Chew Valley & Chew Valley Lake and on a clear day you can even see the Welsh Mountains of the Brecon Beacons in the distance. The setting is such a sight to behold and for those with horses, the direct access to miles of bridlepaths is such an incredibly rare find indeed.
The village of Blagdon in North Somerset is located on the slopes of the Mendip Hills overlooking Blagdon Lake, which is famous for its trout fishing. The whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty and there are splendid views of the surrounding hills and open countryside. Riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry-skiing are just some of the activities available around. The village facilities include a convenience store and post office, 3 public houses, parish church, Blagdon Primary School (www.blagdon.n-somerset.sch.uk) and Blagdon Pre-School. Further information about the village can be obtained from the website (www.blagdon.org). Secondary education is available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form (www.churchill.n-somerset.sch.uk) which has recently been awarded & 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there are private schools at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot, Bath and Wraxall. Access to the motorway network is at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21) with an international airport at Lulsgate and mainline railway stations at Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Bristol.
Travelling south on the A38 from Bristol proceed past Bristol Airport dropping down Redhill passing the Holiday Inn on the right-hand side. Take the first turning left into Ashey Lane continuing to the top bearing right onto the B3168. Take the second turning left into Burrington Coombe and proceed to the top of the coombe and after approximately 1-mile Ubley Drove is the third turning on the left-hand side. Proceed to the end of the drove turning right into a green lane where Coombe Barn is the first property on the left-hand side.
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