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Nestled in a private position within the village of Stowey, this detached family home dates back to 1912 and comes to the market after total restoration and refurbishment by the current owners. This property boasts beautiful accommodation with well-proportioned bedrooms and occupies a generously-sized, level plot with the added benefit of a detached annex/studio and a separate office. This is one of those rare opportunities where a house offers period charm together with all the benefits of modern construction, such as maximum insulation, triple glazed windows and underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. As a result this home comes highly recommended and is one not to be missed!
The front entrance hallway leads on the one side to a kitchen/diner with shaker-style fitted units, granite worktops, range oven and double doors leading to the gardens. Off the kitchen is a utility room with matching fitted units, a separate WC and a stable door rear entrance to the gardens. To the other side of the hallway there is a beautiful sitting room with a feature fireplace and multi-fuel log burner. Stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor.
A spacious and light landing leads to a beautiful, modern family bathroom, two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a third bedroom. The first two have retained their original fireplaces and the third has a quirky split arrangement over two floors, where a wooden staircase provides access to a sleeping area with adjoining WC. A fully-insulated, plaster boarded and carpet-tiled attic with sky lights and recessed lighting is accessed via a drop-down insulated loft hatch on the landing with integral wooden ladder and offers ample full-height storage space.
The gardens at Stowey Mead Cottage have an English country cottage feel at the front and then wrap around the side to the back, featuring large patio areas with a pergola, a lawn with well-established borders and a separate vegetable garden with stone-built raised beds and a gravelled path to a greenhouse. There is also a detached home office adjoining the boiler/ laundry room, which creates a lovely warm workspace in the cooler months!
Across the shingled stone driveway there is a well-designed multifunctional annex, currently set up as spacious, extra accommodation, with a modern living area and shower room and a bedroom on the galleried first floor. Adjoining this annex is a storage shed on the one side, and on the other, a fenced area housing the oil tank and bin store.
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.)
Travelling through Bishop Sutton, proceed past the tennis courts on your left hand side, take the right turning into Stowey. The property can be round on the right hand side with a Debbie Fortune Estate Agents 'For Sale' board.
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