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Approached via a private gated driveway that gently slopes away from the road, Kelvin House was constructed in the 1930's and is set amidst the stunning backdrop of the Mendip Hills. The house has been sympathetically extended a handful of times over recent decades and cuts an impressive and imposing figure. Another notable fact is that the property can boast only three owners from its original construction nearly 90 years ago.
Orientated mainly towards the West to take advantage of the stunning views and afternoon sun, 'Kelvin House' offers plenty of living space for a large family and also has the benefit of what could be used as a self contained annexe. On entering the property you are immediately greeted by a welcoming living room with a beautiful wood burning stove and a lovely dual aspect. Beyond the living room is one of the main features of the house, a stunning 27' garden room with French sourced solid sweet chestnut flooring that looks directly out over the rear garden. With its exposed beams, wood floor and floor to ceiling windows, it is an impressive room for entertaining all year round and is the main meeting point for the house. A further door from the garden room returns you to the smart modern kitchen/diner which is fitted with a substantial range of high gloss kitchen units along with a range cooker, walk in pantry, boot room and utility. From the kitchen another door to the side provides access to the outside via a small lobby.
The first floor accommodation comprises five bedrooms which all enjoy superb countryside views from their windows and varying amounts of character. The Master bedroom benefits from a large walk through dressing room along with a super newly fitted en-suite bathroom. There is also a superb recently installed contemporary bathroom with chic modern fittings and stylish tiling throughout.
Also incorporated into the footprint of the house is a self contained one bedroom apartment. The apartment can be accessed separately from Kelston House if desired but equally could form further accommodation for the main house itself. Arranged over a single ground floor it comprises a generous open plan living/kitchen/diner, double bedroom and modern shower room. It is ideally suited to a dependent relative, independent teenager or indeed for holiday let/Airbnb or long term tenancy.
Externally the property sits in delightful mature grounds that surround the property to all four sides, there is a mixture of mature landscaped gardens, sat alongside open paddocks and a plethora of established fruit trees. Within the garden are a number of useful outbuildings including two wonderful log cabins which could easily be utilised as space for crafts such as pottery, painting or indeed studio space for Yoga and Aromatherapy. Recreational facilities are well catered for in the form of a ten metre covered swimming pool for all the family to enjoy. The swimming pool also features a retractable cover allowing the enjoyment of the pool not to be restricted to sunnier warmer days.
To the rear of the house is a large double garage/workshop which could (subject to the necessary consents) be converted to form further accommodation if required but currently provides essential storage for the ride of lawn mower and a number of smaller motor vehicles. EPC rating E, Annexe rating D.
The North Somerset village of Winscombe was recently placed as the second best place in Britain to raise a family by family investment firm OneFamily (survey in 2015) and is nestled in the beautiful Mendip countryside within commuting distance of Bristol. Its atmosphere is one of bustling activity, with a variety of shops, professional offices and community facilities including church, doctor and primary school (www.winscombewoodborough.n-somerset.sch.uk). Winscombe is in the Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre (www.churchill-academy.org) catchment area for secondary education, which has recently been awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and there is also a dry ski slope nearby. Private sector schooling is also close by at Sidcot and the Downs School at Wraxall is within easy reach. Country activities available within the area include horse-riding, walking on the Mendips and sailing on Axbridge Reservoir, and there are also several excellent golf courses in the area. The lovely cathedral city of Wells is a drive away, as is the famous beauty spot, Cheddar Gorge. As mentioned, Winscombe is within commuting distance of Bristol but also has good access to the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and the M5 at junction 21 to travel north or junction 22 to travel south. There is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Weston.
Travelling on the A38 from Bristol, proceed past Sidcot School and through the traffic lights onto Bridgwater Road. Pass Sidcot school playing fields on your left hand side and continue past the Hotel on the left hand side. Proceed for a further half a mile and on the right hand side you will see a signpost for Kelvin House, continue down the tarmac drive to the house.
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