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Channel View Cottage is a truly unique and highly bespoke designer home that takes full advantage of its privileged private location. Both externally and internally the property has been thoughtfully developed to create a spectacular one off home which blends cutting edge design with art deco influences.
Situated at the end of Oakridge Lane, a highly desirable residential road that rises gently onto the slopes of the Mendip Hills, the position of the house is discrete and yet not isolated. This unique home is entered via a fabulous gantry walkway which provides access to the top floor accommodation of this three storey house. Taking full advantage of the incredible panoramic views the principal living space occupies the top floor. Entering into the spacious reception hallway your eyes are immediately drawn through to the amazing views to the rear that give you a sense of almost being above the clouds. A chic glass door leads through to the main reception/drawing room which features a beautiful wood burning stove and two incredible elevations of floor to ceiling windows with a doors that leads directly out to stunning balcony. Accessed off the second floor hallway is a further study/studio which could be utilised for varying purposes and also features floor to ceiling windows, an artist sink and of course more amazing views. Completing the top floor accommodation is a study/fourth bedroom and a handy cloakroom.
Transcending down from the second floor down to the first floor the contemporary and spacious theme continues and situated off another impressive reception hallway you will find two double bedrooms. Of particular note is the master suite which benefits from a large dressing room area and more incredible views towards the coastline. Off the reception hallway you will also find a smart family bathroom serving both the first floor bedrooms.
Arriving at the ground floor via the bespoke internal staircase, this versatile family home opens up into a spacious and largely open plan footprint with a real emphasis of socialising at its core. A generous dining hallway, with a rich oak floor, descends via just a few steps into an impressive and airy reception room with doors that lead out to a substantial entertaining terrace. The unfussy modern kitchen is sharp in its design with clean lines and quality appliances. Finally, and completing the properties internal accommodation is a further en-suite bedroom with a lovely designer shower room featuring stunning geometrical wall and floor tiles.
Accessed externally, there is a large under croft storage area, ideal for seasoning wood and storing garden furniture and equipment, along with the properties boiler.
The grounds that surround the house are best described as parkland in their appearance and gently slope away from the property. The mature tree line provides extreme privacy and frames the incredible view beyond. To the front and side aspect of Channel View Cottage there is softly landscaped borders that feature chic architectural planting as well as stone steps that rise to a large level parking area. There are also the two aforementioned dining terraces which are perfect for alfresco entertaining and a handy garden shed.
It is very clear that an incredible amount of time and thoughtful consideration was afforded into the creation of Channel View Cottage. More akin to a front line villa that you might find in the plush peninsula of Sandbanks, the property strikes a distinctive contrast to its rural setting and yet just fits its position perfectly. Modernist and yet subtle, this truly incredible family home is without question a must see. EPC 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.
From Bristol heading South West on the A38 enter the village of Churchill. At the traffic lights proceed straight ahead on New Road (A38) and follow the road up the hill and through a right-hand bend passing a petrol filling station on the left. Continue on this road, now called the Bristol Road (A38) for approximately ¼ mile passing through the hamlet of Star. After a further ½ mile turn left at the top of the hill onto Oakridge Lane and proceed past Sidcot School on the right-hand side. Continue along passing first Newcombe Lane on the left, Fountain Lane and then Oakridge Close on the right and continue up the hill, the property will be found on the right-hand side towards the very top of the road as it bears around to the right.
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