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Set behind an attractive stone wall there is a generous gravelled parking area that leads to picket fence enclosed garden, with a lovely arbour and gate leading to a handsome stone porch and the traditionally styled composite door to the cottage.
The beautiful light filled entrance hall provides a wonderful first impression of the property, with its gorgeous limestone floor and exposed brick lintel. From the entrance hallway stairs rise to the first floor, whilst to the rear there is a handy ground floor cloakroom.
The atmospheric and homely sitting room lies to the front of the house and features an exposed brick fireplace with Oak beam, slate hearth and cast-iron wood burning stove. Complementing the traditional country feel of the room are polished wooden floorboards and stylish double glazed sash style windows.
To the rear of the house you find an exceptional kitchen/breakfast/family room which really is the heart of this home, and much larger than you might expect. The kitchen area is fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units in a soft cream colour palate. The kitchen units are topped with contrasting granite work-surface and splashback. There is a wonderful ceramic double sink unit with chrome mixer tap, space for a range style cooker set into an attractive alcove with a feature wooden beam and extractor hood above. In addition, there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer, along with a large utility/pantry with shelving and plumbing for a washing machine and a gorgeous pitch pine door.
The traditional theme of the cottage continues with the original polished floorboards and chic pendent light fittings. There is more than ample space for a large family sized dining table and a soft seating area to recline after supper.
To the rear of the kitchen double glazed 'French' doors lead out to the rear garden whilst an additional side window adds a little extra natural light.
On the first floor off an attractive landing are the four bedroom and family bathroom. The master suite occupies the full width of the front elevation with a generous double bedroom complimented by a smart en-suite shower room. There is a pretty feature fireplace and original polished floorboards.
This elegant room glimpses lovely views over the village and surrounding countryside. The three further bedrooms are perfect family rooms ideal for children or guests with the two rear facing rooms also enjoyed some fabulous far-reaching views. Finally, the well-appointed family bathroom, as you might expect, is another attractive and stylish room blending traditional with contemporary, it features a smart white suite with rustic tiled splashback, a heated towel rail and a well-positioned Velux window bathing the room in natural light.
Outside, there is a smart lawned garden to the front of the house with a footpath leading to the rear garden at the side. The rear garden is arranged over two distinct levels both of which have been created to be low maintenance and feature stone chippings, and are bounded by a wonderful natural stone wall. There is space for the garden shed, an outside tap and there is plenty of potential to lawn the garden if desired.
Tenure - Freehold
Council tax band - D
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 direction of Cheddar, proceed into The Square which is opposite Hansfords and The Penscot Inn. Turn right into Hollow Road and the property can be found on the left hand side towards the top of the road.
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Hollow Road, Shipham £450,000 4 Bedroom End Terraced House