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A beautiful stone cottage occupying an idyllic elevated position in the picturesque parish of Christon.
Built of handsome local stone elevations, under a gorgeous clay tiled roof is 'The Pound', a charming period home with an intriguing and versatile footprint, packed with original features and set in generous garden's with delightful views.
Entering the property to the front through a glazed porch with a pretty stable door and tiled floor, you alight into a spacious sitting room with a glorious inglenook fireplace, featuring the original bread oven and cast iron wood burner. The original exposed timber beams and deep cilled windows add even further appeal to the character filled room. To the rear of the sitting room a small corridor links through to a split level staircase which descends to a small discrete study/office and rises to the first floor bedrooms. Continuing through on the ground floor level you arrive at an impressive 16 ft sq triple aspect room, which has French doors leading out to beautiful private courtyard. This adaptable and versatile room is perfect for use as a grand master bedroom, owing to its spacious adjoining bathroom and dressing room, or indeed it could be utilised as a second living room/music room or even a play/hobby room.
The kitchen, which is situated to the left hand side of the entrance doorway is another room of great character and is fitted with a traditional farmhouse kitchen with cream wall and base units and a solid wood block counter top. There is provision for a larder style fridge/freezer and electric 'Rangemaster' cooker, along with a double bowl sink and Welsh dresser. The dual aspect room has a rustic wooded floor and pretty window seat. To the rear of the kitchen a door leads through to a useful utility room with plumbing for white goods and some further kitchen units and sink, along with a practical tiled floor and a door leading out to the main garden.
The properties three main bedrooms are arranged off the first floor landing, and enjoy a sun filled southerly aspect with lovely views out over the Mendip Hills towards Crook Peak. Finally, the family bathroom and small study area are also accessed off the first floor split landing.
Outside, 'The Pound' has an enchanting and discrete garden which stretches out to the side and rear of the house and benefits from some lovely countryside views. There is a now unused chicken run to the end of the garden, ideal for those who may wish to enjoy your very own free range eggs in the morning. There is also a summer house (in need of some attention) and an absolutely gorgeous, walled courtyard garden, beautifully positioned for intimate private dining or just taking a quiet moment to relax and reflect.
The property further benefits from off street parking for two/three vehicles, double glazing and Oil central heating, along with the added advantage of no onward chain.
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.
Take the A38 to Shute Shelf, take the Right Hand turning to Cross through Compton Bishop, through Loxton into Christon, road narrows , go past Weston Lane and it is the first house on left of the road (stone cottage) (if you get to the church you have gone too far!)
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