- A substantail 5 bedroom, 4 reception room detached family home
- Quiet safe setting far, far away from any areas of new development or new roads
- An extensive private level garden (former show home plot)
- Tremendous flexibility
- Potentail annexe, Air B&B, Letting space
- Great work from home space
- Improved energy efficiency
- Prestige residential area with easy access to the best schools
- Beautiful countryside walks on the doorstep - 5 minutes from a nice historic pub.
- Adjoins a pretty treen line bridleway
5 Bedrooms | 2 1/2 bathrooms | 4 Reception Rooms | 23' x 16' triple aspect Kitchen Breakfast room | Utility Room | Potential Annexe | Integral Garage | Private Garden | Charming, quiet Trendlewood setting.
This spacious private house has a beautiful balance of sophisticated spaces for entertaining and quiet, family rooms with plenty of scope to work from home without inconveniencing the family too.
The house was built in a fabulous position by Westbury Homes, a leading light developer of the 1980’s and 1990’s. This particular property is a Harrow design the flagship style of large family home offered from the developer’s portfolio and if the properties here had not sold so quickly then this was scheduled to be a show home. Consequently, the plot is superb being level, south westerly facing and set next to an attractive area of parkland – an ancient bridleway that forms a really attractive break between here and the next close.
A number of clever improvements have been made to the house over the last 20 years including energy efficient windows and doors, enhanced insulation, a new central heating boiler and other advances that will reduce energy consumption. Notably the nergy performance rating for the house is an extremely good C, much more efficient than the vast majority of large contemporary detached houses.
In addition, the size of the garden has enabled the present owners to significantly enlarge the house mainly by extending into part of the side garden and so the rear garden is still larger than usual. Today, the accommodation is commodious with extraordinarily good ground floor space and very comfortable first floor rooms. The layout is also very adaptable with a choice of reception rooms that overlook the rear garden.
In particular, the room that is currently used as a very large ground floor bedroom was initially designed as a family room and cinema but may also form the basis of an annexe with access to the garden and potentially its own access to the close if required allowing Air B&B style income options, a long term Let or an annexe for adult children or an extended family.
On the first floor the bedrooms are very comfortable with three of the rooms having built in wardrobes. There is a large en suite shower room off the principal bedroom and an ample family bathroom.
Throughout, the house is airy and neutrally decorated, the gas central heating system is powered by the high efficiency boiler and the low maintenance uPVC double glazed replacement windows and French doors fit the design well as they are dark framed outside to suit the house with crisp white inner frames for added light, a more expensive initial installation but a better option for living.
The setting is a further significant feature of this superb family home with sweeps of lawn flanking the double drive at the front creating an attractive frame for the house.
The rear garden then broadens considerably and offers an ample level lawn, sheltered decked areas and a ‘secret garden’ that is the perfect place for a trampoline, swing, or slide.
This part of Nailsea is on the border with Backwell and the house adjoins an area of protected parkland that ultimately leads out to the picturesque Green Belt countryside at Backwell Common. However, parkland and woodland at Golden Valley and Nowhere Wood are also nearby. Both Nailsea and Backwell schools are within walking distance and the railway station is also walkable from here. Closer still is the outstanding Golden Valley primary school and the walk to the town centre is an easy one, but this position is beautifully hidden away from any passing traffic.
There is a very nice pub about a five-minute walk away and Nailsea provides a wide range of amenities mostly in the town centre where there are two health centres, dental surgeries, a leisure centre and a wide range of independent and national retailers in the High Street and shopping centre including large Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets.
For the leisure or commuting cyclist Nailsea is on a SUSTRANS cycle route with good access to Bristol which is less than 8 miles away. There are also good road connections to all major centres in the area and for those wanting to travel further afield the main line railway station proves services to Bristol, Filton-Abbey Wood, Bath London -Paddington. In addition, junctions 19 and 20 of the M5 are both within 6 miles and Bristol airport is only 20 minutes away.
The front door opens to a traditional reception hall with a cloakroom that has been updated in recent years. A staircase rises to the first floor and classic panelled doors lead off to the initial two reception rooms of the five.
The well-proportioned double aspect living room has an open-hearth fireplace and the joy of an outlook to both the front and rear with French doors leading out to a deck and the garden. Double doors open to the dining room and a door leads through to the study.
The study has been designed for working from home whereas so many studies are just too small. Here there is space not just for a desk and accessories but for exercise equipment too.
From the study you will arrive at the room that was originally designed as a family room and cinema. Another double aspect room that again offers access to the deck and garden. At over 18’ x 12’ (5.53m x 3.7m) the proportions here are very good and if required this room could form the basis of an annexe but as it is it is used as a very large bedroom and sitting room.
The original formal dining room may equally be used as perhaps a music room or an additional sitting room with an outlook to the rear since the adjoining open plan kitchen diner will fulfil most entertaining needs with an offset breakfast – dining area that still feels very much part of the kitchen space and so is very social.
The kitchen is well appointed having an excellent range of wall and floor cupboards with a sleek, easily kept contemporary gloss finish and feature LED accent lighting. A matching island is an attractive addition and there is a selection of built-in appliances together with space for a full-size American style fridge freezer. French doors also open to another area of the garden with a deck.
Next to the kitchen there is a very good utility room that also opens to the second deck at the side of the house. The utility room offers space for a full range of free-standing appliances, a sink and plumbing for a washing machine. A door also opens to the reduced former double garage that provides good storage space.
Going upstairs the landing opens to the family bathroom and the four original bedrooms, three of which are comfortable double rooms including a particularly spacious principal bedroom with an updated shower room en suite. The family bathroom has also been updated and three of the bedrooms including the good single room have built in wardrobes.
All available mains services are connected. Full gas central heating through radiators. uPVC double glazing. High speed broadband services are available including Superfast cable broadband (up to and over 1gb download speeds), TV, and telephone services are also offered.