This much loved, double-fronted, early Victorian home in it’s own grounds, has been beautifully maintained by the current owners. It is tucked-away in an extremely private position at the end of a no-through lane. Surrounded by local playing fields and countryside, it is a secluded spot within easy walking distance of the village and schools. The property has recently undergone substantial renovations, while conserving the period features and the outstanding character of this sublime family home. This spacious and airy residence benefits from many modern additions. It has double glazed sash windows, a pressurised hot water system, and new electrics throughout. It has also undergone significant roof works. The large bay sash windows to the front of the property, 15ft ceilings, stripped original floor-boards and ornate cornicing ensure that each room reflects the scale and style that is synonymous with this build period.
The accommodation is entered via a pitched roof porch and an extremely spacious hallway with beautiful lime washed tumbled oak flooring that extends through to the kitchen and family room. There are three reception rooms off the hallway including an elegant sitting room, which opens onto a snug. The snug can be separated from the main sitting room by large concertina style doors. Both rooms have working fireplaces, one with a wood burner and the other an open fireplace. A further reception room currently used as a study benefits from a large bay front window, but could be used as a games room or family room.
The most sensational room in the house however, is the open plan kitchen/dining room. With panoramic views of the garden, it features a bespoke kitchen hand made by a local cabinet maker, with a vaulted ceiling and exposed stonework. This leads into a family room with delightful large picture window over-looking the garden. The space is warmed by central heating, an Aga and a woodburner. There are a range of bi-fold doors and patio doors that open out onto the garden and seating area offering a real sense of the outdoors to every elevation. There is also a ground floor WC and large, practical utility/boot room. The grand staircase leads to the first floor which offers four very generous bedrooms with views over the gardens and the borrowed landscape of surrounding playing fields and countryside. There is also a luxury family bathroom which has been expertly appointed. Finally there is access to a large loft space measuring c10m x 8.6m, which offers further potential for conversion.
Approached via a five-bar gate, this extremely private level plot of more than 0.5 acres is enclosed by fencing and mature hedging with a stone wall to the rear. The large private driveway allows secure parking for several vehicles with the continuation of the drive to the side of the property leading to a triple garage with one double and one single up and over door with power and light. The gardens have been well-maintained and landscaped to include a large patio area off the kitchen/dining/family room which is ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining surrounded by large garden pond and rockery leading onto a large expanse of level lawn with a summer house and two garden sheds. The generous lawn continues to wrap around the property to the side which is divided by a large beech hedge with feature archways giving it the sense of a secret garden with a level lawn. The garden is full of colour with a variety of trees and bushes dotted around the plot including a large Cherry Blossom, a magnolia grandiflora, Japanese Acer plus a range of fruit tress including cherry, pear, damson and three apple. Throughout the months of May and August the house is beautifully draped in Wisteria, and during the autumn it is wrapped in the bright red hues of virginia creeper.
Backwell is located just c7 miles from Bristol City Centre and is an active village community with excellent facilities, both the junior and comprehensive schools enjoy an excellent reputation, there are good Sports facilities and shops and the Nailsea & Backwell station provides easy rail links to Bristol Temple Meads (approx. 10 minutes) Bath and London, Paddington (circa 2 hours). Bristol International Airport in also nearby with national and international flights whilst the motorway network is accessible at either junction 20 or 21 of the M5. Nearby Nailsea offers a large Tesco and Waitrose. The plenty of opportunity for country pursuits such as walking, riding, wildlife and the enjoyment of local beauty spots.