Savills | Butcombe, Bristol, BS40 7XG | Property for sale
129.51 sq m
Guide price £695,000(€765,396)

ButcombeBristol, BS40 7XG

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2020
  • Set within delightful enclosed grounds
  • An individual 1940's detached family home
  • 2 receptions
  • Ground floor shower room/WC
  • 3 first floor bedrooms
  • Gated driveway
  • Garage and parking

Wonderful potential to further improve a truly individual home with magnificent panoramic views over Blagdon Lake and the Mendips.

About this property

  • Set high on the hillside in this prime rural location in the heart of the Chew Valley, Yew Tree Batch is a truly idyllic retreat. The property commands outstanding far-reaching views across rolling countryside taking in Blagdon Lake to the south and to the west across the Somerset levels stretching as far as the North Somerset coast and the Bristol Channel. The home is set well back from a quiet country lane and is positioned centrally within its generous grounds which border open pasture land. Whilst the house retains much of its original charm and character, it certainly represents a wonderful opportunity for a buyer to make very much more of this stunning location and subject to the necessary planning approvals, there is terrific scope to remodel and extend the accommodation to create a home more befitting of its unique position.

    Approached via a sweeping gated driveway with a garage and parking for a number of vehicles, the house is currently approached from the rear with a canopied porch to the inner hallway. The house is believed to have been built in the 1940s and offers bright accommodation with high ceilings, deep set skirting boards and picture rails. Set immediately off the hallway is a good sized dining room with a wide bay window and window seat from which to enjoy views across the gardens and the valley itself. The sitting room has double doors to the raised terrace and a wide feature working stone fireplace with deep set hearth. A small inner lobby leads to a downstairs WC and shower room. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a good run of wall and base units with oak work surfaces, an integral stainless steel twin oven and Neff ceramic hob. Further doors lead to the garden and there is a most useful walk in pantry with space for a fridge. The adjoining side lobby is useful space for storage of outdoor boots and clothing and links directly to the garage which is plumbed for washing appliances and offers conversion potential if so desired. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes and all rooms orientated to enjoy the far-reaching views. In addition there is a family bathroom and separate WC at this level.

    The wonderful gardens are a particularly special feature. They are fully enclosed and screened by mature hedging on all sides. These hedges have been kept well trimmed on the southerly elevation in order to make the very most of the views towards the lake and the hillside villages of Blagdon and Ubley. The grounds total circa 0.479 acres and are well tended with a generous expanse of lawn interspersed by colourful flowering shrubs, ornamental and fruit trees. The terrace that runs the full width of the property is bordered by sage and lavender and on a summer's day it would be hard to imagine a more delightful position to enjoy a morning coffee or glass of wine whilst entertaining family and friends. The garden rises to the rear with a storage shed and a well screened modern oil tank for the central heating system.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This house is all about the view and the breath-taking location!

David WildProperty agent

Local information

  • Butcombe is a village situated 11 miles from Bristol, just north of Blagdon Lake, in North Somerset. The village of Blagdon, is about 2 miles distant and has a post office/general store, butchers, church, village hall, primary school and three public houses. There are secondary schools available at Chew Magna, Backwell and Churchill and nearby independents include; Wells Cathedral, Millfield, Sidcot, Bristol and the Downs Preparatory School at Wraxall. For sailing and fishing nearby Chew Valley and Blagdon Lake are ideal and there are footpaths and bridle paths over the Mendip Hillls. For golfers there are courses at Bristol & Clifton Golf Club at Failand, Burnham & Berrow at Burnham on Sea, and Mendip Spring Golf Club at Congresbury

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F