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North Chew Farm is a spacious detached period farmhouse with predominantly Victorian accommodation over two floors. There are older single storey rooms which have been incorporated on the ground floor, being the former dairy, and a large kitchen adjacent. The adjoining barns could also offer more accommodation (subject to any necessary planning consents).
The house offers gracious, high ceilinged rooms with good size windows offering lovely views over the village to the church and beyond. The kitchen and rear hall have flagged floors, there is an old bread oven in the kitchen and the former dairy has the original slate shelving. The family room has a fireplace inset with gas fire and the drawing room with triple aspect has two fireplaces; a 'Minster' fireplace and stone fireplace. The windows are large making the rooms light and bright and the ceilings have deep cornices and coving. The staircase with turned balustrade and acorn posts leads to the landing with high white painted panelled doors leading to each of the four double bedrooms and en suite shower room. Most of the bedrooms have pretty Victorian fireplaces and large windows with splendid views over the village.
North Chew Farm is approached from Norton Lane over an expanse of yard to the side and front of the house offering parking for numerous and any size of vehicle. The property is slightly elevated from the road with a stone wall boundary and lawn with mature trees. The lawn leads around one side of the house to the rear garden, where there is terrace leading up to an additional rear entrance door.
Beside the yard and side entrance a door leads into the kitchen. Along this elevation are two stone and tile barns, the first of which is open fronted and measures some 32ft x 15ft, adjoining this barn is the former milking parlour of similar size. The barns offer huge opportunity to convert to various uses (subject to planning consents). Beyond the yard a garden leads away from the house, beside which are two bull pens or pig pens. The rear garden is mature with sloping lawns and interspersed with trees leading down to the stream at the bottom.
Agents note: The pots and garden furniture are not included in the sale.
The village of Chew Magna was voted in 2011 top out of the twelve best villages in the UK in a survey featured in the Sunday Times. Surrounded by rolling hills, this Bath & North East Somerset village (www.chewmagna.org.uk) can trace its history back to Saxon times, and is popular with those who wish to escape from the city but have easy access to their place of work, being only 10 miles from Bristol, with its International Airport, mainline railway links and the M5 and M4 motorways. The picturesque countryside of the Mendips and the beautiful Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are no more than a few miles away, and to the east is the Roman City of Bath, about a 30-minute drive away. The excellent local amenities include nearby schools, four pubs, a supermarket, nursery and an area of shops including a post office café and sea food restaurant.
Travelling through the village of Chew Magna proceed along the High Street, passing the Debbie Fortune Estate Agents office on your left-hand side. Proceed along the road passing the cricket club on the left-hand side, slow down as you go over the hump back bridge and then take the immediate left hand turning onto Norton Lane. Proceed along Norton Lane for a short while and the property is on the left-hand side.
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