These historic and utterly charming old rail workers cottages are a delight, albeit over time changing slightly in layout and interior, these properties really have become one of their own and a benchmark in Yatton's village and history. Dating back mid to late 1800's these characterful cottages were originally built to house the local rail workers, with signature stone and classic long rear gardens.
As you approach the property you will see within a quaint stone wall is a smart front lawn with mature colourful shrubs and a path leading to the front entrance. Entering the property, you are met with a bright hall with lightly coloured walls and an attractive muted grey carpet running throughout the hallway, lounge, and upstairs bedrooms.
My vendors have lived in the property since 2013 and in that time, they have implemented sympathetic improvements, such as opening the partitioning wall of the lounge and diner to create a more sociable space, now taking advantage of the double light aspect!
The lounge is graced with a large double glazed window overlooking the front lawn and dressed in stylish white wood shutters. There is ample space for the traditional lounge furnishings with the capacity on either side of the chimney breast to fit cupboards as they have done in the dining room.
Hardwood flooring is fitted in the dining room, lit by another double glazed window, this time overlooking the private courtyard and rear entrance to the gardens. A picturesque working Victorian fireplace is positioned to the left centre wall with cast iron surround and framed with a dark wood mantel. This room not only lends itself to fantastic dinner parties, but it would also be a great family space.
The kitchen features fresh white tiling, wood effect worksurface, a range of classic style wall and base units. This kitchen also comes equipped with a built-in electric cooker/hob, white ceramic sink and a mint stable styled door that leads out into the courtyard and garden. Another example of the work the vendors have undergone is completely rebuilding the utility room. Grey floor tiling runs through the kitchen into the utility room with the same cupboards bestowing a unifying style, where there is capacity for a fridge or freezer and washer/dryer. The utility has the pleasure of not only a window overlooking the gardens, yet a skylight that floods both the utility and kitchen.
Both bedrooms are fitted with plush muted carpets, double glazed windows, and space to accommodate bedroom furniture. The master bedroom has quirky nooks where my vendors have housed a chest of draws alongside a large double bed. The second bedroom overlooks an array of rear gardens with the capacity for a small double bed. The bathroom is spacious and neutral in design, clean white ceramic tiles fashion the walls alongside an obscured window, toilet, basin, and bath with overhead shower.
What sets this cottage aside from others in the area is not only the price, however the versatile room in the attic. Narrow stairs lead up to the converted loft space with stunning exposed beams, eaves storage and skylight. This space was converted before my vendors however, they use the space as an office/hobbies room, the prefect stowaway with lovely views out of the skylight. If one so desired there is the potential to house a small double bed with wardrobe.
These gardens are staggeringly long, most of the cottage gardens are open and in a bonny fashion, with sheds to the rear. There is a real community within these cottages, everyone looking after each and no doubt when the sun shine's a few social glasses of wine! Parking is available to the rear of the cottage and is currently being rented from a neighbour.
he North Somerset village of Yatton lies south of Bristol within easy daily commuting distance, by rail or road, with M5 motorway junctions 20 (Clevedon) and 21 (Weston-super-Mare) each only 10 minutes’ drive away. The village is extremely well served by a great variety of facilities, which include lots of shops including a supermarket, a chemist, doctors, church, library, restaurants, takeaways and pubs. There is a junior and infants' school within the village, and secondary schooling is available at nearby Backwell. Public transport includes regular bus services and the station which gives mainline railway access to Bristol and out to London Paddington on a regular basis. For the long distance traveller, Bristol International Airport is a short drive away, now with low cost air flights and an international service to the USA. The countryside around is mainly farmland and with the Mendip Hills, the Yeo and Chew Valleys to the south and east, providing a huge variety of country pursuits including walking, riding, sailing and fishing. The area has a number of first rate golf courses, and the 4-star Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House hotel, restaurant, spa and fitness centre is situated on the edge of the village.