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An outstanding 4/5 bedroom barn conversion standing in about an acre of gardens and paddocks with stables, a double garage and beautifully appointed accommodation where the main rooms are arranged to take advantage of the warm south westerly facing position and views.
The property was formerly part of Old Farm however, in 2010 the owners saw the potential to create a spacious family home of character. The design cleverly combines traditional methods and materials with contemporary features and full building regulation standards of insulation. The gated entrance is flanked by low natural stone walls that open to a gravel drive with a bridge crossing a shallow stream. Before the bridge the drive branches off to the stable block but also continues to a forecourt that provides ample parking and turning space with an oak frame double garage.
The gardens and paddocks are level and easy to maintain and there are views over the surrounding farmland beyond.
Externally the property is mostly constructed of mellow brick and local stone with a gabled natural oak framed porch that opens to a stunning oak framed open plan living room, dining area and kitchen with natural stone Travertine flooring that enjoys a dual aspect with the main outlook over the lawns and paddock to the south west.
The kitchen area is fitted with a range of bespoke cabinets including a central island and an electric Aga cooker. From the kitchen, a hallway again with travertine flooring initially leads to a utility room, a cloakroom and a fifth (double) bedroom/study. The light airy hallway continues to the bedroom wing where there are 4 excellent bedrooms, two having en suite shower rooms and a superb family bathroom. There is under floor heating throughout with individual room thermostats controlling the A rated boiler and the windows are fully double glazed.
Situation and Communications
For many decades, Backwell has been one of the most sought after villages in the area and Backwell Common combines the delights of a rural position without isolation with easy access to all amenities including the excellent local schools.
For the commuter, good road connections are available to other nearby centres with Bristol just 7 miles distant and a main line railway station shared with neighbouring Nailsea offering good local and direct services to Bristol, Bath and London-Paddington. Furthermore, Bristol International Airport is just a 10 minute drive away, ideal for pleasure and business flight but Backwell Common does not suffer from low level commercial air traffic.
Local leisure prospects are similarly attractive with several challenging golf courses including Bristol & Clifton, Long Ashton, Tickenham, Clevedon, Tall Pines and Mendip Spring all within easy reach. Sailing and world class fishing is offered at the nearby Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes, a number of well established equestrian centres are located nearby and the Mendip Hills and vales of North Somerset are famed for some of the loveliest walks in the region.
With exposed oak frame, full height double glazed windows, vaulted ceiling, natural stone Travertine floor with under floor heating and a glazed door with matching full height side screen opening to:-
A spectacular feature of the property offering a tremendous feeling of light and space created by the high vaulted ceiling with the particularly attractive exposed arched oak framework. There is natural stone Travertine flooring with under floor heating, a double aspect with an outlook over the gardens and paddocks while French doors open to the flag stone terrace.
With a rotating Contura wood burning stove (multi fuel) that pivots as required from the sitting area to the dining area. TV, telephone and broadband points, wall light points and feature ceiling lighting.
Again having wall light points, feature ceiling lighting and a further outlook to the lawn and paddocks.
The kitchen was commissioned to a bespoke design with a range of timeless classic style solid oak painted wall and floor cupboards together with drawers all having soft closures. There are granite work surfaces and up stands with ceramic tiled surrounds, a 3 oven electric Aga with AIMS timer, a large central island has cupboards beneath and breakfast space with a lovely leather finish marble surface, an inset deep curved Belfast sink and mixer tap over plus an instant hot and cold water filter tap. A dishwasher is integrated and space is available for a full size American style fridge freezer. An outlook over the gardens and Velux double glazed roof light.
With Travertine stone flooring continuing through the hall from the kitchen and beyond to the Utility Room and Cloakroom. The bedrooms and study have solid oak floors, there are oak doors to each room, exposed oak beams, wall light points and low level LED lighting. Oak French doors with matching full height side screens open to the flag stone terrace while, a Velux double glazed roof light floods the inner hall with natural light.
With plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer space, a deep glazed Belfast sink with mixer tap over, oak work surfaces and tiled splash backs and range of wall cupboards, a Velux double glazed roof light and an oak door to:-
A white suite comprises a close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin, fitted shelving and storage, a frosted double glazed window, an extractor fan, exposed oak beam, a Worcester A rated oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and under floor central heating.
With a double glazed window, exposed beams, oak flooring, wall light points, TV point and access to high level storage/loft space.
Dual aspect with views over the gardens, paddocks and neighbouring farmland, exposed oak frame and oak flooring, wall light points, TV point, Velux double glazed roof lights, a built in wardrobe cupboard and an oak door to:-
A white suite comprises a close coupled WC, a pedestal wash hand basin and a shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower. Ceramic tiled splash backs, exposed oak beam, oak flooring, a Velux double glazed roof light and a heated towel rail.
Having a double glazed window, exposed oak beams, oak flooring, wall light points, a built in double wardrobe and a further matching built in linen cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder. An oak door opens to:-
Again with a white suite comprising a full width shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower, a close coupled WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled splash backs, an extractor fan, oak flooring, exposed beams and a double glazed window to the rear.
With a double glazed window, exposed beams and oak flooring, TV point and a Velux double glazed roof light.
With exposed beams, oak flooring, TV point, wall light points and French doors with matching full height side screens opening to a deck area with the garden beyond.
Very well appointed with a contemporary white suite comprising a full size centre fill bath, a spacious separate shower enclosure and thermostatically controlled shower, a close coupled WC and a wash hand basin with vanity unit beneath. Attractive contrasting marble tiling, an automatic extractor fan, a Velux double glazed roof light and a heated towel rail.
The gravelled drive passes the access to the Stable Block and continues to the detached oak frame Double Garage with lighting and power connected. Parking for numerous cars and turning space is provided to the side and front of the garage and the gravelled continuation of the drive leading off to the stable block drive also offers a good deal of additional parking. The Stable Block comprises 3 stables measuring approximately 12’ x 12’ (3.65m x 3.65m), a hay store and tack room that is fully insulated. The stables offer potential for conversion to annexe accommodation if required, subject to obtaining planning permission and full plans have been prepared for a 2 bedroom conversion with an open plan kitchen/dining/living room in a similar style to The Old Dairy. Details are available on request. The gardens are arranged mostly to the south west of the property and are laid to level lawn with a broad flagstone terrace and a sun deck taking advantage of sunshine right into the evening. A log store stands to the side of the garage while the level paddocks are well fenced with mostly post and rail fencing and established hedges. Five bar gates open to each of the 3 paddocks from the drive and the gardens and paddocks combine to offer a lovely, private south westerly facing setting bisected by the pretty, shallow stream. Please also note that the property is registered as a smallholding and so will suit those with smallholding or equestrian interests.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Telephone and broadband at present connected. Full oil fired under floor central heating with a Worcester A rated boiler and pressurised hot water system. Full double glazing. Private oil storage tank. Outside water taps. ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING: The property has received a very good Energy Performance rating of C. The full EPC report is available on request. VIEWING : By appointment with the Sole Agents, Hensons. Telephone 01275 810030 – 7 days a week.
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