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This attractive whitewashed, period home, was originally constructed as a one up one down farm hands cottage back in the late 18th century. Sympathetically extended in the 1960's it now boasts three bedrooms and a first floor bathroom, along with a good sized kitchen/breakfast room and generous living room. As the name would suggest 2 Southview Cottages occupies a wonderful south facing aspect with a beautifully tended front garden, a separate enclosed vegetable garden, which could easily be utilised to home a few free range chickens, a private gravelled driveway, detached single garage and the remnants of an old stone outbuilding.
Approached via Old Barn Lane, a wonderfully rustic, but well cared for track, off New Road that leads to just a handful of other individual dwellings, 2 Southview Cottages is blessed to benefit from a long private driveway with a single garage at the head, along with the aforementioned derelict stone building with plenty of potential. At the foot of the drive there is a pretty stone wall, which encloses the cottage garden with lovely traditional wrought iron gate and the separate vegetable garden.
As you enter the quintessentially English country garden it is very much the rural idyll with well stocked flower borders, neat level lawns and blossoming fruit trees. There is a number of useful outbuildings originally used to store wood/coal and gardening equipment, along with a greenhouse and another outbuilding to the rear of the cottage. To the side of the garden are open fields which are grazed by horses and wilder inhabitants such as the local fallow Deer population.
Entering the cottage through a useful storm porch into the inner hallway, stairs rise in front of you to the first floor bedrooms whilst to the left of the hallway is an attractive and spacious living room with plenty of space for a formal dining table. There are three picture windows to the front that enable you to enjoy looking out over the fabulous garden and an open stone fireplace to take the chill off the winter night. The kitchen/breakfast room has a dual aspect with a range of units and a Rayburn stove. There is also a handy pantry to store your provisions. Whilst in need of updating it has a huge amount of potential for someone to create their own dream kitchen, with lots of scope to increase the size by adding an extension or perhaps a green oak garden room.
On the first floor are the three bedrooms and the family bathroom, bathed in natural light from the glorious south aspect, two are excellent double bedrooms whilst the third is a small double or generous single room. Finally, the family bathroom has a window which overlooks the adjoining fields and features a three-piece off-white suite, with again plenty of scope for modernisation.
Redhill is a highly favoured and sought after village situated in an elevated position in the beautiful North Somerset countryside. It has local facilities including church, village hall/social club and recreational field with a children's play area. More comprehensive services are available in the nearby village of Wrington, including shops, doctor, dentist, chemist, vet, church, chapel, public houses, a well supported primary school (recently awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted) and various clubs and societies. Secondary schooling is available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre (www.churchill.n-somerset.sch.uk) which has also recently been awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and, in addition, benefits from a modern sports complex available to the general public. Children in the village of Redhill are currently provided with transport daily to and from Wrington Primary School. There are also schools at Bristol, Wraxall and Chew Magna. The area around is well known for its beauty and offers a variety of community pursuits within a short drive. Riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry-skiing are just some of the activities available within a few miles. The village of Redhill is within commuting distance of the City of Bristol and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21). There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton.
Approaching Redhill from the direction of Bristol on the A38 passing Bristol Airport on the right, continue past the Silver Parking Zone and down the hill. On the left hand side you will see a turning for New Road. Continue along New Road for approximately 500 metres and there is a discrete left hand turn onto Old Barn Lane on your left just before the Bungalow Inn, continue up the lane and you will find a garage on the right turn along the track and the house is at the bottom.
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