Horseleaze Lane, Shipham, Winscombe, Avon, BS25 1UQ | Property for sale | Savills
3,031 sq ft(281.59 sq m)
Guide price £895,000(€1,020,489)

Horseleaze LaneShipham, Winscombe, Avon, BS25 1UQ

    Key features

    • Spacious and flexible country home
    • Home office with separate entrance
    • Superb outlook over adjoining countryside
    • Two reception rooms plus ground floor study and conservatory
    • Kitchen and separate utility room
    • Four/five first floor bedrooms
    • Three en suites, family bathroom and two cloakrooms
    • Outstanding, beautifully planted and landscaped gardens
    • Secure gated driveway and three garages

    This most individual home is set in a wonderfully discreet location and set in beautiful large grounds with a dedicated office space, perfect for home working.

    About this property

    • Set at the end of a private lane shared with just four other family homes and tucked well away from the road, Herongates is approached via a secure gated entrance leading to a driveway with parking for numerous cars. This substantial home was built in circa 1956 and has been extensively extended during the course of the current owners 35 year ownership. Without doubt, the beautiful gardens have been both a passion and labour of love and they have been cleverly landscaped to include a series of outdoor ‘rooms' providing year round interest, colour and form. To one end of the garden, a semi-circular neatly clipped box hedge leads through to a Parterre garden with further raised beds, a row of the three greenhouses and a potting shed equipped with power and light. Curved, sweeping lawns are bordered by magnificent herbaceous borders with Clematis clad pagodas and a Japanese style gazebo featuring intricate fretwork panels, two of which carry the heron design synonymous with the name of the property. Adopting the Japanese principal of borrowed landscape, Vistas through the boundary hedges draw the eye across the adjacent paddocks with views to the distant hillsides and the Welsh coast beyond. The garden is interspersed with an array of wonderful specimen trees and shrubs and the house is perfectly orientated to capture the afternoon and evening sunshine with generous entertaining terraces that include a deep crescent shaped fish pond set beneath a decorative stone veranda. Without doubt a truly delightful garden!

      The house is entered via a glazed enclosed porch to the inner hallway with a useful ground floor cloakroom. An oak fitted kitchen features a Miele six ring ceramic hob with twin Neff ovens and a Miele dishwasher. A glazed door leads through to the adjacent utility room with access to a pantry cupboard also housing a water softener. There is space for a fridge/freezer and the prerequisite plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer with a doorway into one of the three adjacent garages. There are two good size reception rooms, a drawing room with doors opening to the terrace and from the dining room, sliding doors lead through to the good size conservatory. A small study is set off the dining room.

      The home offers a good deal of flexibility and is currently arranged as four bedrooms, three of which are en suite in addition to a smartly appointed family bathroom. Set off the second bedroom and with its own staircase access leading to the side of the property is a particularly useful home office which benefits from its own WC. This would make a fine fifth bedroom or perhaps independent accommodation for a teenager.

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    I love the flexibility of this country home and as a keen gardener, I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of these special gardens with the owners who have taken such pride and pleasure in planting their beautiful grounds over the last forty years.

    David WildProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shipham is a delightful village, much sought after by those commuting to Bristol as it offers all the advantages of rural living with the picturesque Mendip Hills close by.
    • Within the village there is a pre school, primary school and a village shop with a butchers providing locally sourced meat. There is also a village hall with a regular schedule of activities including a community cinema. There are a further array of amenities in nearby Winscombe.
    • There is a wide range of well-regarded schools both private and state; Sidcot School is a Co-educational school for boarding and day pupils. Wells Cathedral School, one of the UKs centres of outstanding musical excellence. Millfield a leading UK independent co-educational school particularly focussed on sport and Kings of Wessex School.
    • Shipham is ideally situated for the commuter with swift access to the A38 and the M5 motorway with a mainline railway station at Worle, Weston or Yatton providing access to Bristol Temple Meads, and London Paddington. For international travel Bristol Airport is 9 miles distant.

    Additional information

    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G