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 Property Description 

A delightful cottage of character, located in this unspoilt hamlet, with flexible three-bedroom accommodation, with two bathrooms, plenty of parking and a pretty garden overlooking unspoilt ancient countryside. 
 
The original parts of the building are believed to date from the 17th Century. The cottage has been renovated in recent years yet retains its character. It is principally stone built with tile roofs and natural stone elevations. It is situated in an attractive position with plenty of parking and turning space and a "secret" garden accessed through an archway in a Beech hedge. 
 
There are extensive views across the surrounding countryside, to Knowle Hill, the Dundry Hills, and the hills of Folly Farm Nature Reserve, which is within easy walking distance. The garden adjoins a field which in recent years has been lightly grazed by a few ewes or rams, before which it was used as a paddock. A stable for this remains, but it has not been used for at least 20 years. 
 
The interior has much charm, there are white painted tongue and groove doors with iron latch furniture and moulded architraves and skirting boards. The sitting room has an Inglenook fireplace with bread oven to one side and a log burning stove and a heavy a beamed ceiling, wide silled windows and window seat. 
 
Beyond the hallway is a room used as a dining room and an alternative sitting room, and beyond is a kitchen diner. Next to this is an additional bedroom and bathroom, which be could be used as a guest suite or an office. 
 
On the first floor is a landing with a built-in linen cupboard and built-in open bookcase, two bedrooms and a bathroom. 
 
PROPERTY DETAILS 
 
ENTRANCE PORCH 
 
RECEPTION HALL 
11' 6" x 10' 7" (3.51m x 3.23m) 
Window with wide sill to front, turning staircase to first floor with under-stairs cupboard and cloaks cupboard at the foot of the stairs, exposed ceiling joists, master telephone/ADSL point, radiator. 
 
SITTING ROOM 
16' 9" x 12' 0 (maximum)" (5.11m x 3.66m) 
Wide Inglenook fireplace inset with wood-burning stove, bread oven to one side and two stone seats. Beamed ceiling, two windows, one with seat, two built-In cupboards, shelved recess with cupboard under, TV point, radiator. 
 
SITTING ROOM 2 
11' 6" x 10' 7" (3.51m x 3.23m) 
Window to front, doors with beamed lintels over to hall and kitchen. Shelved recess with cupboard under, radiator. 
 
KITCHEN/DINER 
16' 0" x 8' 8" (4.88m x 2.64m) 
One end has a range of recently fitted floor and wall units, stainless steel single bowl sink unit, an oil-fired 2019 Worcester Greenstar Heatslave boiler supplying the central heating system and domestic hot water circulation, electric cooker point, painted central beam, radiator. 
 
GUEST SUITE 
 
BEDROOM ONE/ OR OFFICE ETC 
9' 9" x 9' 5" (2.97m x 2.87m) 
Window to front, telephone point, exposed beam, built-in bookcase, radiator 
 
BATHROOM 
Suite with paneled bath with shower fitting, over-pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., air extractor, radiator, access to roof space. 
 
FIRST FLOOR 
 
LANDING 
Built-in linen cupboard and built-in open bookcase 
 
BEDROOM TWO 
10' 3" x 9' 2" (3.12m x 2.79m) 
Fitted wardrobe cupboard, access to roof space, two windows to side and front with secondary glazing, telephone point, radiator. 
 
BATHROOM 
White suite of panelled bath, low level w.c., and pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan, radiator and electric wall mounted heater. 
 
BEDROOM THREE 
10' 2" x 8' 5" (3.1m x 2.57m) 
Period fireplace, with cast iron grate, fitted wardrobe cupboard, airing cupboard, radiator. 
 
OUTSIDE 
The cottage is approached via a tarmac entrance drive. There is a pathway to one side via some stone steps and a wrought iron gate leading to a split level paved area with a bench and table and plants in containers. 
 
The entrance drive leads up to a courtyard area providing parking for several cars and turning space to the front of the cottage. One side of the drive is post and railed and a Beech Hedge to the other side adjoins farmland. The view from here comprises many fine mature trees nearby (including Beech, Oak, Scots Pine and Lime), with Knowle Hill and the Dundry hills visible in the distance to the north. 
 
At the far left of the drive is a green Wendy House, partly screened by the Beech hedge, which is currently used for storage of gardening and DIY items, but which could be returned to its original use. To the far right of the drive, partly hidden, is the 650 litre oil tank, installed in 2019. 
 
From the front of the property there is a tall Beech hedge with archway leading through to the garden, which is laid to lawn, part of which has been developed as a mini-meadow with a variety of meadow flowers to support pollinators such as bees. 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION 
 
SERVICES 
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. A 2019 Worcester Greenstar Heatslave oil boiler supplies the central heating system and domestic hot water-circulation. 
 
WINDOWS 
There is one wooden frame window at the front of the property in an old stone mullioned window, with secondary glazing. All the other windows are double glazed PVCu, with external window pane dividers, 
which look much better than the more standard internal ones. 
 
ROOF SPACE 
The roof is accessed via an extendable loft ladder attached within the loft to the hatch. Much of the space has been boarded, and it has its own light and light switch. 
 
BURGLAR ALARM 
Fitted with four wired Passive infrared sensors on the ground floor and one on the upper floor, with one contact sensor fitted to the kitchen/diner door, to allow a pet to be left in that room. 
 
LOCAL AUTHORITY 
Bath & North East Somerset Council, tax band is E 
 
CABIN 
There is mature silver birch (which hosts some mistletoe) and shrubs and an attractive CABIN with stone patio, which currently has a table, desk and sofa-bed, and has often been used as guest accommodation (but not in winter!). Electric wiring could probably be added if wanted. The garden adjoins the field described above, and there are pleasing views across this and mixed woodlands to the hills on and near Folly Farm. 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION 
 
SERVICES 
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. A 2019 Worcester Greenstar Heatslave oil boiler supplies the central heating system and domestic hot water-circulation. 
 
WINDOWS 
There is one wooden frame window at the front of the property in an old stone mullioned window, with secondary glazing. All the other windows are double glazed PVCu, with external window pane dividers, 
which look much better than the more standard internal ones. 
 
ROOF SPACE 
The roof is accessed via an extendable loft ladder attached within the loft to the hatch. Much of the space has been boarded, and it has its own light and light switch. 
 
BURGLAR ALARM 
Fitted with four wired Passive infrared sensors on the ground floor and one on the upper floor, with one contact sensor fitted to the kitchen/diner door, to allow a pet to be left in that room. 
 
LOCAL AUTHORITY 
Bath & North East Somerset Council, tax band is E 
 

Situation 

Stowey is a small, ancient hamlet with mainly period property (the houses which are adjacent and opposite Field Cottage are both Listed, and the adjacent field is designated Green Belt land). The settlement has a rare absence of intrusive modern development, is about one mile from Chew Valley Lake, also from Avon Wildlife Trust's major nature reserve Folly Farm, and also about half a mile from one of the best equipped tennis clubs in North Somerset – Bishop Sutton LTC. The village of Bishop Sutton is approximately one mile away and the valley service centre of Chew Magna about 2.5 miles. Bishop Sutton has a post office store / newsagents, a Budgens convenience store and a public house. The village's Pre-School and Primary School are both highly rated. There is a medieval church in Stowey with regular services and the property falls within the catchment area for the popular Chew Valley School. Broadband: the property is about 1.4km from the cabinet in Bishop Sutton, and using homeplugs, speeds of about 25 to 27 MB/s can be achieved in all rooms via the current provider (plus.net). If higher speeds are required, a TrueSpeed cable passes directly outside the cottage, and could be easily connected from a telegraph pole about 20 yards away. (TrueSpeed is a local firm which advertises speeds for home, office and business users of 100Mb/s to 1000Mb/s.) 

Directions 

From Bristol travel south on the A37 and at the Chelwood Roundabout turn right on to the A368. Proceed for approximately 3 miles. Turn left sign-posted to Stowey, proceed up the road and Field Cottage is the first cottage on your left hand side. Grid reference is ST596599. 

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Stowey, Near Bishop Sutton Price £449,400 3 Bedroom Cottage 

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