About the Property
Uplands is an exceptional property and the result of an entire redevelopment of both the main house and cottage in 2014, resulting in a wonderfully spacious and comfortable house together with a very useful detached cottage.
The property enjoys stunning, far reaching views across beautiful countryside to the Cheddar Reservoir, Polden Hills, Crooks Peak and Brent Knoll. The house has generous, well-appointed accommodation and includes a sitting room, kitchen and dining room, office, utility, cloakroom, five double bedrooms and four bathrooms. The cottage has been converted into two stylish, one bedroom apartments, is set away from the main house and has its own separate access and garden. Standing within its own gardens, Uplands enjoys privacy, tranquillity and glorious views from almost every window. Garden doors to balconies and terraces on the westerly side present the most super sunset views and viewing is highly recommended of this wonderful property.
About the Inside
Uplands is approached over a wonderfully sheltered veranda with a terracotta tiled floor that soaks up the south sun, gently radiating heat back underfoot whilst providing a welcome spot for seating and gazing over the adjacent garden.
The front door opens into the welcoming hall that has a built in cloaks cupboard and the original oakfloor from the 1930’s. On the left, double doors open to the dual aspect and generous sitting room again with an original 1930’s pine floor and a ‘Morso’ wood burner. Two sets of French doors face the glorious west views, one with a ‘Juliette’ balcony and the other opening out onto a generous balcony enclosed by iron balustrade and giving a wonderful seating area. The office, again of generous size, has French doors that face west and open to a ‘Juliette’ balcony. On the right of the hall is the dual aspect and comfortable kitchen and dining room.
The dining area has double doors that lead out onto the veranda and the kitchen has a good range of floor and wall cupboards. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, full height fridge, ‘Rangemaster’ electric range oven with an LPG hob and extractor over. A door from the kitchen leads into the very generous utility room that has lots of space and includes floor and wall cupboards, sink, drainer, space and plumbing for two washing machines and a large walk-in cupboard that houses the LPG boiler and hot water cylinder. A door leads out to an open porch and garden area beyond. A further door opens to the cloakroom.
From the rear of the hall, staircases lead up to the first floor and down to the lower ground floor. On the lower ground floor the hall has a very large walk-in cupboard providing very useful storage.
There are two double bedrooms, again both with west facing windows and a nicely fitted bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a door leading to the garden and this lower ground floor could become an internal annexe if required. The first floor landing has plenty of natural light from a Velux window and doors off to the master suite and further bedrooms. The master bedroom is dual aspect with French doors that lead out onto the balcony where there is room for a table and chairs and plenty of room for sitting to enjoy the magnificent views to the south and west. The dressing area sits between the bedroom and bathroom and has built-in wardrobes and a Velux window for natural light. The wonderfully spacious bathroom has a bath, separate shower, hand basin and wc. The two further double bedrooms both have a built-in wardrobes and en suite shower rooms.
The detached cottage is located to the northwest of the main house and is accessed along a shared driveway from further along Bradley Cross Lane. The driveway leads to a gravelled parking area where pathways lead to the two apartments where the front doors and access are situated on either side of the cottage and this ensures privacy. This clever conversion could be used for long term or holiday letting or would also be perfect for dual family living. Apartment one is on the ground floor and has a kitchen and dining room, sitting room, double bedroom, bathroom and an office/utility room. Apartment two has a ground floor hall and bathroom and on the first floor an open plan living room with kitchen, dining and sitting room with a fireplace and a separate double bedroom. At the rear of the cottage is a raised and sheltered garden with a terrace for seating and dining.
About the Outside
Uplands is approached through iron double gates onto a gravelled drive with space for turning and parking. The house lies to the west whilst the majority of the gardens sit to the north and south of the property and has wonderful views from almost every part within. There is mature planting of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous borders including a mature Walnut tree and the boundaries are defined by mature hedgerow and post and rail fencing. Planning permission has been granted for an 8 metre x 5 metre garden room on the south side of the house, water and drainage have already been put in place for this.
About the Area
Bradley Cross is situated east of Cheddar and is on the lower slopes of the Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and around half a mile from the village of Cheddar. There are beautiful walks straight from the front door of Uplands onto the Mendip Hills and to the surrounding countryside. The area is popular with walkers and cyclists with the amazing Cheddar Gorge close-by. Cheddar is a large village, situated on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills, 9 miles northwest of Wells and 18 miles southwest of Bristol. Cheddar Gorge, on the northern edge of the village, is the largest gorge in the United Kingdom and includes several show caves. The village supports a variety of community groups including religious, sporting and cultural organisations and has a variety of shops to cater for everyday needs, a bank, and a Post Office as well as doctor and dentist surgeries.
There are excellent state and independent schools locally including Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School Academy. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and the Taunton Schools. The property is within easy distance of the M5 and Highbridge & Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol international airport is approximately 10 miles North.
Sedgemoor District Council
Private drainage, LPG central heating to the house. Electric heating to the detached cottage
Main House Band D
Annexe Band A
From Wells take the A371 towards Cheddar passing through the villages of Easton, Westbury-Sub-Mendip and Rodney Stoke. Continue into the village of Draycott and almost at the end, take the turning right into School Lane and then into Top Road which continues into Bradley Cross Lane. Uplands can be found just over a mile along on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment with Killens Estate Agents