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Situated in a generous plot on the western fringes of this popular Mendip Village, Kenmeade was originally built as a homestead for a local family with land to graze their horses. The inspiring position of the property quite literally takes your breath away with far reaching views towards the Bristol Channel over undulating countryside.
The property itself comprises three bedrooms, a large reception room, family bathroom with shower and galley kitchen with pantry and store.
The footprint of the property is incredibly flexible and, subject to planning, the potential is boundless. Outside there is ample parking for several vehicles, a double garage/workshop and a variety other out-buildings, including a gardener's toilet and brick-based greenhouse. The gardens surround the property on all sides with a mixture of lawns, fruit trees, planted rockery borders and vegetable beds. Whilst now in need of a little TLC (as per the property) the gardens are ripe to create a wonderful oasis of greenery, befitting of such a lovely plot and location. Beyond the main garden is a second fenced paddock, perfect for keeping a few chicken or other small livestock.
Included within the sale is a large parcel of land which is situated to the north and west of the house and is mainly paddock with a small area of adjoining woodland. This land is approximately 3 acres.
The property also benefits from the use of a vehicular track that leads from the property to the Broadway, as well as its regular access of Comrade Avenue.
Shipham is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a highly sought after village, nestled in the picturesque Somerset countryside. It is well served by first, middle and senior schools and is much sought after by those commuting to Bristol, as it offers all the advantages of rural living with many bridleways and footpaths, including the West Mendip Way which crosses the parish providing ready access to the hills and Mendip plateau, where there are extensive views across the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast and Brecon Beacons beyond. Indeed, it is very well positioned for local transport links and the M5 motorway which is accessible via junction 20 at Clevedon, junction 21 at St Georges and junction 22 at Edithmead. Village facilities are available, including butcher/stores, garage, public house and further shopping facilities at nearby Winscombe and Cheddar. The new village hall (with its stage, sports hall, function rooms and kitchen) is a popular centre for a broad range of community events and activities for all ages. Private sector schooling is close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach, as are Wells Cathedral School and Millfield. In the state sector, Kings of Wessex School (www.kowessex.co.uk) is nearby and for sports and recreational amenities, Churchill Academy is a drive away. The surrounding area is excellent riding country and is sure to appeal to equestrian enthusiasts and walkers. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to the mainline railway station at Yatton.
Travelling into Shipham from the A38 at Rowberrow, proceed towards The Square and the centre of the village and turn left onto Comrade Avenue, continue down to the end of the road and opposite you will see a five bar gate and the access to Kenmeade.
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