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Property Description 

Boasting one of the finest views over the Chew Valley, a combination of contemporary, quality and traditional accommodation, pretty gardens and a quiet rural lane location is offered by this superbly appointed and recently renovated detached house. 
 
Bellhorse Cottage has been sympathetically extended and renovated by the current owners whilst not compromising the integrity of both its stunning position and country origins. It combines light open-plan living with a traditional cottage atmosphere beautifully, large windows and doors taking full advantage of the outstanding position. 
 
The forward-thinking owners have not skimped on the Eco credentials of the building; the high specification benefits from air source heat pump, high-specification insulation, and underfloor heating; whilst Italian porcelain tiles, oak flooring, wood burner in the sitting room, bespoke ash kitchen, glass atrium and many design features offer a unique and stylish home. Provision has also been made for installation of roof-top solar panels. 
 
Approached from the lane via a set of iron gates which lead to a wide gravelled drive at the front and side of the property providing a generous parking area. The main entrance leads into a light, vaulted ceilinged atrium with oak flooring. The sitting room is located in the original cottage space and has oak floor, log burner and built-in shelving. To the right of the sitting room is the fourth bedroom currently being used as a study. There is an additional porch to the front. 
 
From the sitting room a couple of steps lead into the main extension to the property where there is a spacious open plan, contemporary styled kitchen with central island overlooking a large space with areas for dining table and additional chairs and sofas. A combination of Porcelain tiled and oak flooring divides the space. French doors and large full height architecturally designed windows frame the amazing views over the Chew Valley Lake. The kitchen leads into the atrium to one side which in turn leads into the laundry and boot room, with a door into the cloakroom and ground floor shower room. 
 
The staircase rises from one side of the kitchen area; bespoke ash with handrails up to the galleried landing. On the first floor, along with traditional windows, there are Velux roof windows allowing a flood of light into the building. The three well-proportioned double bedrooms include the principal suite with triple aspect and en-suite shower room. There is an additional family bathroom, both of which have underfloor heating. Edit | Delete 
OUTSIDE 
The garden lies predominantly to the south and west of the house, with doors leading from the rear of the house onto the flagged terrace, which once again takes full advantage of the magnificent views. From this area you can look up to admire the timber detail which is 'Sho Sugi Ban'- the Japanese art of burnt Larch. 
 
The gardens lead away from the rear of the house with a garden store and summerhouse. There are areas of lawn, paths, wildlife areas and native flowers, as well as a pond with small waterfall. Bordered by natural hedgerow, the garden is surrounded by AONB countryside. 
 
A side gravel parking area leads back around to the side and front of the property where planning has been previously granted for building a garage or carport. We are advised that an arboriculturist would need to be consulted during this process. 
 
Agents Note: Internet - Truespeed, Cat 5 ethernet to all rooms, av download 200mbps. Ariel live tv access points in all rooms. Planning: 17/01565/FUL Garage: 19/02324/VAR 

Situation 

The Bath & North East Somerset village of West Harptree lies right in the heart of the Chew Valley with close proximity to the Mendip Hills with views across the Chew Valley and country walks on the doorstep. The Bath & North East Somerset village of West Harptree lies right in the heart of the Chew Valley with close proximity to the Mendip Hills with views across the Chew Valley and country walks on the doorstep. The Chew Valley and the Mendips are well known for their beauty, with a host of other activities nearby, including riding, caving, sailing and fishing. The surrounding area is one of outstanding natural beauty and the village itself has many excellent facilities including a post office and store with bakery, doctors, dentist, beautician, village hall and public house. Primary schooling is available in the nearby village of East Harptree (www.eastharptree.org) and secondary education is at the Chew Valley Comprehensive School (www.chewvalleyschool.co.uk) in Chew Magna. Bristol, Bath and Wells offer a wider range of shops, recreation facilities as well as private education, with Bristol & Bath having good rail and motorway links, and Bristol Airport is around 7 miles away. Private schooling is also available at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot and Wraxall. 

Directions 

Travelling through West Harptree towards Compton Martin, take a left up Harptree Hill and then another left when you get to Bellhorse Lane which is nearly opposite 'Valentino Kitchens'. The property is the first house on the right-hand side. 

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Bellhorse Lane,  West Harptree Price £1,200,000 4 Bedroom Detached House 

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