Set on a peaceful cul-de-sac, 3 The Orchard is a five bedroom family home with spectacular countryside views and a large, well-stocked garden. The property benefits from plenty of natural light and spacious living accommodation.
Downstairs the accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall, WC, dual aspect sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room leading to a utility room and integral garage.
Upstairs there are five well-proportioned bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. All bedrooms have built in storage and benefit from lovely views.
Outside - Insight from the vendors
We have held various events in our garden including a club’s BBQ, and also the local Pre-schools annual end of term picnic in the summer term a few years back, attended by all the children, their younger siblings, parents and grandparents.
Trees in the garden include a cooking apple behind the rockery and an eating apple by the side of the rockery and three Stanton Plum trees (There are only a few of these left in the village now, I don’t know where any others are).
They start by being green, similar to greengages and then turn a lovely yellow and are great eating plums. You can of course cook them if you prefer.
Also a hazelnut tree, near to where the hutches are currently. Also 2 flowering cherry trees, one old and one young, in the front garden, and a young rowan tree and silver birch in the back. Various conifers and Holly too.
Fruit plots include many raspberry canes, which provide a large quantity of fruit which fill our freezer and we have made jam from them. Also an old blackcurrant bush and many wild strawberries which are also growing on the rockery.
There are 3 wired compost bins which are used in rotation in the back garden.
The vegetable and fruit plot has been there for well over 30 years, and probably much longer.
We rotate the crops so if you keep to the same plan the potatoes would go nearest the bottom of the garden closest to the hedge next year, the beans, peas etc. to where the potatoes are this year, the green vegetables to where the beans and peas are.
3 The Orchard is situated in the picturesque village of Stanton Drew. Stanton Drew is a popular village situated within the Chew Valley. Within the village, there is a small range of local facilities including a primary school, a public house, a church and a village hall. The village is also famous for its stone circles, these ancient monuments date from 3000 – 2000 BC and display the second largest stone circle in Britain.
The neighbouring village of Chew Magna has a good range of local shops including a well-stocked supermarket, master butcher, coffee shop, gift shops, travel agent, post office and a pharmacy. There are also four excellent public houses nearby.
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 13 miles to the east. The Cathedral City of Wells, which offers further facilities, is 17 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 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.
Local Pre-school and Primary School both received Outstanding Ofsted Inspections. The Pre-school is run at the village hall and they have forest school one day during the week. The Primary School is small but is part of a Federation with Bishop Sutton Primary School. It is about a 200 metre walk away.
Chew Valley Senior School is a very good school and students are picked up currently at the end of Upper Stanton by coach, which is about a 400 metre walk from here.
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Mains electricity, water and mains drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Bath and North East Somerset Council Tel: 01225 477000.
Council Tax - Band G
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors Agents, 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.