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Ruslin Cottage is an exceptional detached rural home of immense character, with a quaint country charm, and personality of its own. The cottage is set within an impressive half an acre elevated plot containing a sweet productive vegetable garden, multiple rose bushes, fruit trees, and two large lawns that are separated by colourful shrubs and fauna. The impressive gardens exude privacy and yet are blessed to enjoy incredible far reaching views towards the Mendip Hills, and across miles of rolling fields towards the coast and the Bristol Channel.
The original cottage dates back to the early 18th century, however Ruslin Cottage has been much improved and extended over the years, to create what is now the idyllic country home. To the front left elevation of the property is a large formal lounge with an inglenook fireplace, fitted with a working log burner, and topped with a solid oak mantel piece. The west facing room has two cottage style windows benefiting from spectacular countryside views, what's more discretely hidden behind a period style door to the side of the fireplace, is the enchanting original 18th century staircase.
The formal dining room is an inviting and spacious room with plenty of space to house a substantial range of traditional dining room furniture. Adjoining the dining room is a partially open plan kitchen fashioned in light wood and centred around an electric yellow range cooker adding a burst of beautiful colour. The kitchen offers enough space to house a dishwasher with plenty of useful work surface. There is crisp white sink, with a wonderfully positioned window behind, that glimpses a gorgeous view out towards the gardens.
The conservatory which is accessed from the dining room, enjoys a south/westerly aspect and is unique fitted with attractive double glazing with arched wood detailing and ceiling blinds; the room offers more than enough space to house lounge chairs and small tables whilst having centred French doors out into the garden. The perfect spot to either enjoy your morning coffee whilst viewing the scenery or perhaps to use as a playroom for the children.
Completing the downstairs accommodation is a handy cloakroom, located under the main staircase, and a large utility room found towards the rear left elevation. Fashioned with white painted brick walls, it has useful cupboards, a sink, the Standing gas boiler for the central heating and two windows overlooking the driveway and coal shed.
From the entrance hallway the main staircase leads up to a spacious landing area, of which you will find the three double bedrooms, a fourth single room all with built in storage and spectacular views over the surrounding rural location and the family bathroom. The master bedroom offers more than enough space to house a large double bed, and benefits from a smart white three piece en-suite, illuminated by a good sized window. The family bathroom is also a generous sized room with full length bath with hand held shower attachment, a basin and a toilet, again enjoying the same stunning rural views.
The property is enclosed on all sides by matures trees and bushes, with access to the parking gained via a secure five bar gate that leads into the tarmacked parking area, with space for three or four cars.
As previously mentioned the well tended cottage garden is an absolutely delight, it has a productive vegetable garden, gorgeous colour filled flower borders, several mature specimen trees and the most incredible views that simply take your breath away.
The hamlet of Butcombe is on the edge of the Chew Valley, surrounded by beautiful country side with the twin lakes at Blagdon and Chew Valley within easy reach. Yet the city of Bristol is easily accessible to the north, whilst Bath and Wells to the south and east are also within an easy drive. For distance travellers the M5 motorway is available, as is Bristol International Airport with its low cost flights and mainline railway access at Bristol and Bath. The nearby villages of Blagdon and Wrington offer a host of local facilities including shops, pubs, doctor, dentist, hairdressers etc. Children go to Blagdon Primary School, then on to the well regarded Churchill Academy which has recently been awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex.
Travelling south towards the airport on 'Bridgewater Road' and passing the airport on your right, you take the first exits on both roundabouts, then turn left onto 'New Road' and then shortly right onto 'Bristol Road' then another right onto a country lane after half a mile you will find the property on your left.
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