Lawrence Farm is a substantial four bedroom family home located in a rural, but not isolated position within Northwick. The property is surrounded by rolling hillsides and woodland and truly gives the sense of living in the country, it is quite surprising that the City of Bristol is only a short distance away. The house sits in grounds of approximately 1.2 acres. An additional 7.44 acres is available by separate negotiation.
Our vendor client purchased Lawrence Farm in 1992 and during their tenure have modernised and extended the accommodation.The house was originally built circa 1682, extended in 1912 and extended further in 2000.
Upon arrival at the property the gateway opens to the gravelled parking area with carport and workshop. This then culminates at the front door.
Beyond the front door is the reception hall which is light and airy and opens to the dining area, thus affording a generous feel of openness and space. There are doors to the relevant rooms on the ground floor and a staircase rises to the first floor. At the far end of the reception hall is the substantial sitting room, this generous reception room overlooks both the front and the rear of the property and has a doorway leading to the rear garden, and there is also a wood burning stove.
Next to the sitting room is the family room, this attractive room with its ornate fireplace and window seat. A doorway then leads back to the reception hall and the open plan dining room, double doors open to the rear garden, perfect for al-fresco dining during the summer months. Beyond the dining room is the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of matching wall and floor cupboards and there is room for an AGA. A stable door leads to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor is the boiler room and a cloakroom.
The stairs from the reception hall lead to the first floor. At the top of the stairs is the master suite, with a dressing area, a well-proportioned bedroom area and an en-suite. The guest bedroom also has an en-suite and the remaining two bedrooms will accommodate a double bed, the family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
Grounds and Gardens
One of the key features of Lawrence Farm is the outside space. The house sits in gardens of approximately 1.2 acres, this predominantly consists of gently undulating lawn with mature and established trees.
At the far end of the garden there is access to the 7.44 acre paddock, available by separate negotiation. The paddock also has gated access from the lane, two footpaths cross the paddock.
Lawrence Farm is situated in the hamlet of Northwick, close to Dundry and Chew Magna.
The village of Dundry boasts a range of facilities including a primary school, a pre-school, a village hall, a church and a pub. Dundry is situated seven hundred feet above sea level at the western end of a four mile long ridge which makes it a notable landmark in North Somerset and its dominance is emphasised by a spectacular fifteenth century church tower.
The nearby village of Chew Magna has a good range of local shops including a well-stocked supermarket, master butcher, coffee shop, travel agent, post office and a bank. There are also four public houses, one of which (The Pony and Trap) has been awarded a Michelin star.
The Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are close by, notable for their fishing, birdlife, sailing and nature study amenities. A visit to Salt and Malt at Chew Valley Lake is highly recommended, as this modern tearoom/fish restaurant is owned by the same family as The Pony and Trap. The Mendip hills, well known for their limestone features, provide a wide range of informal leisure opportunities.
There is a wide range of educational establishments at all levels in the area from the public and private sectors. There are primary schools within Dundry and Chew Magna and the property is in the catchment area for the highly rated Chew Valley Secondary School. There is also a good selection of readily accessible independent schools in the locality including Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School, Downs School and Clifton College.
The regional centre of Bristol is just 6 miles away whilst the Heritage City of Bath is some 17 miles away with good road connections leading to them. High speed rail services to London Paddington are available from Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa whilst Bristol International Airport is just a few miles away.
Tenure - Freehold
Services – Mains Water and Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired
Local Authority and Council Tax - Bath and North East Somerset Council. 01225 477000. Council Tax Band F.
Energy Performance Certificate – The property has been rated D
Postcode –BS41 8NP
Strictly by appointment with Vendors Agent Killens 01275 333993
Fixtures and Fittings -All those items usually regarded as retained to the
Vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale although may be
available by separate negotiation.
From Chew Magna proceed towards Dundry. Take the right hand turn after the Carpenters Arms. Proceed along here for 1.4 miles, Lawrence Farm can then be found on your right hand side.