The Grange is a most attractive Georgian house and forms the major part of a large detached house, approached either over its garden or over steps leading off Chew Hill. The property was purchased by the present owners in 2014 when in need of updating. The Grange has since undergone an extensive improvement programme including the addition of a superb Orangery style purpose built breakfast kitchen/ dining/living room with French doors opening to the garden, re-configuration of some of the accommodation which is arranged over three floors, replacing bathrooms and shower rooms, re-wiring, and laying wood and stone floors.
All period features appropriate to its period including moulded ceiling cornices, window shutters, period ?replaces and panelled doors, have been retained. The interior has a warm and friendly atmosphere of simple elegance, especially that of the drawing room on the first floor which has tall sash windows overlooking the garden and beyond to farmland on Chew Hill. There are two bedroom suites on the first floor and three bedroom suites on the second floor. The cellar, accessed from the reception hall, has a good ceiling height and has scope to prove a cinema or gym, subject to any necessary planning consents.
The property is approached over stone steps from Chew Hill leading to the front door, only about 200 yards from the village centre, or through double timber gates opening to a parking space and garden, beside the detached double garage. A pathway through the garden leads to the front of the house. There is additional parking in front of the garage. The very attractive and private 'oasis' of a garden is planned for all year around colour. There is lawn on either side of a winding pathway leading down to the detached garage and parking area, a variety of colourful plants and ornamental shrubs and trees including Magnolia. Mature trees include Fir. There is a stone paved area, immediately in front of the house accessed from the French doors in the kitchen, providing a superb area for entertaining, overlooking the garden with a view to farmland on Chew Hill.
The village of Chew Magna has a good range of local shops including a general store, a master butcher, a coffee shop, a travel agent, a post office, gift shops, and pharmacy. There are also three public houses nearby all of which are very popular eating pubs.
The village’s situation in the Chew Valley offers commuters excellent access to the regional centre of Bristol which is 8 miles to the north and the Heritage City of Bath which is 14 miles is to the east. The Cathedral City of Wells, which offers further facilities, is 14 miles to the south.
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 and chip 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.
High speed rail services to London Paddington are available from Bristol Temple Meads (98 minutes) and Bath Spa (85 minutes) whilst Bristol International Airport is 15 minutes (7 miles) away.
There is a wide range of well-respected educational establishments at all levels in the area within the public and private sectors.
Within the village there is a primary school which is within walking distance. The property is close to Chew Valley Secondary School which is highly rated. There is also a good selection of readily accessible private schools in the locality.
The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession upon completion.
Council Tax Band and Local Authority
Band G. Bath and North East Somerset Council Tel: 01225 394 041
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale, although some may be available to the purchaser if required at valuation.
Beside the Co-op supermarket in the village, bear left onto Chew Hill and The Grange, with its entrance steps, is seen about 100 yards on the right hand side. Its detached garage and parking is seen a few yards further along, on the right hand side, just before a little bridge.
Strictly by appointment with the Vendor’s Agent, Killens 01275 333993
Energy Performance Certificate