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- Imagine, your Christmas tree in this sitting room later this year, it can happen.
- Viewing by appointment from 14th July
- Highly Recommended
An amazing 5 bedroom period village house with a genuine cottage feel that dates from the late Georgian era with modern but very well matched additions that combine to create a substantial family house with 3 reception rooms and charming south facing cottage gardens in a pretty and quiet lane in the heart of Nailsea’s old village.
The accommodation which is remarkably extensive is well presented having been carefully enlarged and restored over a twenty-year period. Though the house is large, and the proportions are excellent the house still keeps a cottage atmosphere a testament to the skilful renovation. The appointments of the house are good, and the living space is extremely comfortable with 5 bedrooms (four double rooms and a good single room or study), 2½ bathrooms and three very appealing reception rooms. The traditional farmhouse style kitchen is attractive too while there are niceties like, utility space, a cloakroom and an integral garage, perfect for storage.
The house stands in a tremendously convenient position in Watery Lane, one of the oldest village lanes in Nailsea with a nice variation of high value neighbouring properties including some of the most desirable in the parish and with easy access to the local amenities including the excellent Butcher in North Street and further local shops in Hannah Moor Road. The town centre is only a ¾ mile walk to the east, but the property is nicely tucked away from busy through routes and has space around it for visitors to park.
By any standards this cottage is sure to delight. The rooms are all of good size and the south facing sunny aspect at the rear gives a lovely light and airy feel throughout. In fact, the bright nature of the property is remarkable.
The front door opens to the outer reception hall giving a good space to hang coats and place shoes before entering the reception hall. The eye is drawn from here straight through to the rear garden and there are waxed period style doors leading to the three reception rooms which is quite unlike and much more convenient than so many character homes where you walk from room to room. From the hallway stairs lead to the first floor and there is a useful utility cupboard housing the washing machine and tumble drier. A cloakroom is also arranged off the hall.
The enchanting sitting room is a real surprise being unusually spacious and enhanced by three deep sill windows with window seats. The focal point of the room is an impressive original fireplace with exposed local stonework, an open flagstone hearth, exposed natural stone chimney back and an Oak bressummer with a wood burning stove inset.
The second reception room, ideal for perhaps a large ground floor study or a family room - snug is also of good size having a French window to the rear garden and a further window to the side. The cast iron ‘Ducks nest’ fireplace again has an open hearth, and the retractable cinema screen may be available by separate negotiation.
Next off the hall is the formal dining room with window to the rear as well as a ‘window’ large opening through to the kitchen (a former doorway) with a cupboard recessed beneath.
The kitchen enjoys a sunny outlook to the rear and is well equipped with a wide range of bespoke traditional style wall and floor cupboards with plenty of worktop space. There is an inset 1 ½ bowl vitreous enamel sink, a large Range cooker set in a classic fireplace surround. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer, while an island provides breakfasting space with additional storage beneath. A French door leads to the patio area and further door usefully opens to the integral garage that houses the recently installed gas central heating boiler.
On the first floor the galleried landing has stripped and waxed original panel doors opening to each room, a Velux window casts lots of natural light through this space and the house flows beautifully.
There are five superb bedrooms, four of which are excellent double rooms. The principal bedroom has a contemporary wet room – shower room en suite and there is a built in wardrobe too.
The bathroom is furnished with a corner bath with a smart shower above.
Watery Lane or Waters Lane as it was formerly known was originally the main route out of Nailsea to the Causeway and Tickenham Church, fortunately the lane became a no through road in the 1980’s and the route to Tickenham was moved a considerable distance to the south west making the lane a quiet enclave of good quality homes and a much aspired to address in the town as it had been when Nailsea was a small village pre 1950.
The lane is very broad at the point where Rose Cottage stands allowing plenty of visitor parking if you are entertaining though, there is a double drive that leads to the integral Garage that has lighting and power. The pretty front garden is bounded by a low stone wall and is laid to gravel with mature shrubs and a beautiful selection of Roses.
A gate at the side of the cottage leads around to the rear garden that is south and south westerly facing with sunshine all day. The garden is just the right size with space to play and enjoy without being slave to the lawn mower. A flagstone patio adjoins the rear of the property with local stone walls flanking a series of easy steps that rise to the lawn which is framed by further local stone walls, evergreen hedges and an attractive selection of shrubs and bushes with shaped borders.
Only by appointment with the Sole Agents: Hensons - telephone 01275 810030.
The house has been rated at Band D-65. Unusually good for a period property and actually well above the national average for properties in England and Wales. The full energy performance certificate is available on request by email from Hensons.
Services & Outgoings:
All mains services are connected. Full gas fired central heating with high efficiency replacement as fired central heating boiler. PVCU double glazing. High speed and superfast fibre broadband
available with download speeds up to 1gb/ps via cable/fibre. Council Tax Band E. 2022/23 amount
payable £2,133.62 before any discounts