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Church Lane, Nailsea £385,000

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  • Call Hensons to view
    Church Lane
  • Pretty, no-through lane
    Church Lane
  • Inglenook with bread oven etc
    Church Lane
  • 31' (9.43m) Sitting Room - Dining Room
    Church Lane
  • Dual aspect
    Church Lane
  • Space for dining
    Church Lane
  • Former fireplace
    Church Lane
  • A door to the garden
    Church Lane
  • Breakfast room/study
    Church Lane
  • Double aspect kitchen
    Church Lane
  • Great cellar
    Church Lane
  • Bedroom to shower room
    Church Lane
  • Shower room
    Church Lane
  • Bedroom 2, a good double
    Church Lane
  • Third double
    Church Lane
  • Bedroom fireplace
    Church Lane
  • Good space
    Church Lane
  • William Willmot's plaque
    Church Lane
  • More than well established
    Church Lane
  • Endless garden
    Church Lane
  • Early ordnance survey
    Church Lane

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An historic 3 double bedroom, 2 bathroom period 'village house' that probably dates from c.1700 and has a seemingly later plaque celebrating Nelson's victory over Napoleon’s fleet at the Battle of the Nile in 1798. The cottage has a well-documented history and has been at times an ale or Cider house and even a stable while, in 1844 it was a private school possibly making it Nailsea's first Grammar School.

Today there are 2 porches which might confuse the casual viewer into thinking that there are two cottages here. Within there are 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms and a great cellar. The space offered is very good and the accommodation is enriched with many lovely period features, some of which are peculiar to this cottage such as radiused room ‘corner’s.

A very fine inglenook fireplace complete with a Fisher wood burner, a bread oven and dry niche above is the prime feature of the 31’ living room that was probably originally two rooms (hence the second fireplace opening at the west end of the room), the cellar affords good headroom and is approached via stone steps and sits beneath this room but is seems that the cellar was possibly larger at one time as there is evidence of a further room beyond a sill of a doorway that has been ‘walled up’.

Exposed beams abound and the property rambles suitably adding enormously to the character. This treasured house has been a much-loved family home for many decades. However, please consider the need for updating as little has changed since the Bristol Evening Post wrote a page article about Nile Cottage back in 1971 just after a full renovation was completed. (A copy of that article is available on request). The article tells us that W.W on the plaque is for William Willmot a corn merchant, hence the ears of corn. The plaque that he erected celebrates Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile and the cottage was named, or renamed accordingly.

The garden at the front is everything a cottage garden should be with a beautiful selection of long-established flowers, shrubs and bushes that set the scene perfectly and frame the drive area. The rear garden is a little more wild and will be a bit more of a challenge but there is generally hard paved areas screened by a variety of trees and shrubs that combine to offer good privacy from the properties behind.

The garden at the front is everything a cottage garden should be with a beautiful selection of long-established flowers, shrubs and bushes that set the scene perfectly and frame the drive area. The rear garden is a little more wild and will be a bit more of a challenge but there is generally hard paved areas screened by a variety of trees and shrubs that combine to offer good privacy from the properties behind.

The lane is a delight and is probably one of the prettiest in Nailsea with Holy Trinity Church and the Medieval Tithe barn at its entrance and then after a meander past the former rectory, Glebe Cottage and a number of other historic properties the lane widens before turning sharp left and petering out to a wide tree lined footpath. Much of the lane is flanked by charming local ’Nailsea stone’ walls and the outlook from Nile Cottage to this, the quietest part of the lane is just right.

Despite the charm of the position it is also very convenient, there are local shops including a convenience store next to the church, a small supermarket is located about 5 minutes’ walk away. The town centre is about 15 minutes on foot and here there is a later former Grammar School, Nailsea School.

A nursery school is located close by and good infant and junior schools are both less than 5 minutes away.

For the commuter Nailsea is well positioned with easy connections to the major centres in the area including Bristol which is only 8 miles away with road rail and national cycle routes to the City. The railway station that is within walking distance between Nailsea and Backwell offers local and intercity services with direct trains to Bristol, Bath and London - Paddington while, junctions 19 and 20 of the M5 are both within 6 miles allowing access to the motorway network.

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Church Lane
Nailsea BS48 4NG
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: AHN15164

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Church Lane
Nailsea BS48 4NG
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: AHN15164

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