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A beautiful 17th Century stone cottage occupying an idyllic elevated position in the sought after, 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 a 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 space for a larder style fridge/freezer and electric 'Rangemaster' cooker, along with a bowl sink and drainer, and Welsh dresser. The dual aspect room has a rustic wooded floor, exposed stone walls, wooden beams, original bread oven 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 Belfast sink, along with a practical tiled floor with underfloor heating 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) alongside a fully insulated, double glazed workshop, 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.
Christon is a superbly situated village that sits on the Somerset/Avon boarder at the end of the Mendip Hills range. The Medieval village compromises a small group of houses, paddocks, a manor, and a local village church. The village provides easy access to Bristol and Taunton, both within a 40-minute drive of Christon. The neighbouring villages provide excellent independent secondary schooling at Sidcot School situated in Winscombe and Wells Cathedral School. There is also a selection of primary and secondary state schools in Winscombe, Banwell and Churchill Secondary School. Local facilities can be found in the surrounding villages of Loxton which hold a garage and there are local shops in Banwell and Winscombe. Excellent transport links can be found nearby with Bristol International Airport being a 20-minute drive away and Weston-super-Mare train station only six miles away by car. Christon is situated in the heart of the Mendips giving it the added benefits of plenty outdoor pursuits such as excellent walks and rides over the Mendip hills as well as a few golf courses and leisure complexes nearby.
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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