A charming period home set in truly delightful large gardens
Set in wonderful grounds of 0.89 acres this historic country home dates to 1670 and has been extended in more recent years. The property has been lived in by the current owner since 1975 and without doubt this is a very well loved family home. It certainly would be a wonderful proposition for a growing family seeking to enjoy all the benefits of country living coupled with the close proximity of the amenities in Thornbury, good schooling and just a short drive to the motorway network and Bristol City Centre.
Approached via a generous gated driveway to the rear, leading to an adjacent double garage, a pathway leads to the front of the property with exceptionally pretty ornamental gardens. A predominantly level lawn is boarded by heavily planted herbaceous borders and the garden is neatly divided by a beautiful rose lined pathway to a quiet seating area under the dappled shade of a mature weeping willow tree. The garden extends to an area of lawn with stone patio adjoining the property and a large greenhouse (now in need of some repair) set in the corner of the walled garden. At the top end of the lawn there is an area of mixed fruit bushes with Walnut Tree, Plum and Apple. A large timber garden pod is tucked in a top corner of the garden. From the main lawn, wooden bridge leads through to the pony paddock (with gated access from the lane) and a lawn tennis court bordered by neatly clipped evergreen hedging with a small summer house in the corner.
Set off the driveway are three former stables offering potential for conversion subject to planning permission and at present offering useful storage space.
The front door opens to a small canopied porch with seating into a quarry tiled entrance hall with staircase to first floor. To either side of the hallway are two large reception rooms. The drawing room features exposed ceiling beams and brick fireplaces to either end with dual aspect double glazed window overlooking the grounds. On the opposite side of the hallway is a good size dining room again with open brick and stone fireplace. Within the hallway, there is a cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler. The rear hallway which is accessed off the driveway has an unusual feature of an exposed well with decorative lighting and a butler's sink is tucked within a serving cupboard' with a cloakroom adjacent. The third reception off this hallway is the cosy garden room or snug with a substantial woodburning stove. The kitchen is fitted with a number of cabinets with AGA stove and separate electric oven. To the rear of the kitchen there is a large utility room with a good run of additional storage cupboards and plumbing for washing appliances.
The first floor landing runs almost the full width of the house with five bedrooms, two of which are en suite and an additional family bathroom. There is a further cloakroom with a shower in the landing from which a cast iron spiral staircase runs down into the rear hallway. At present, the fifth bedroom is used as a dedicated study with pine bookcases and storage built into a recess alcove.
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I love the chocolate box' charm of this exceptionally pretty village home and the wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity in the large level gardenDavid Wild