For sale for the first time in 30 years is the beautiful Church Cottage, rich with period features of beams, latch doors and cosy fireplaces. Built around 1640 this character cottage has been beautifully restored by its current owners and is arranged over three floors and offers over 2,000 square feet of living accommodation including a self contained flat.
Downstairs through the entrance porch you will find a traditional kitchen/dining room, complete with Rayburn, a light and contemporary garden room, a sitting room with fireplace and a snug with a further fireplace. There's also a utility room and a downstairs cloakroom. Two staircases lead to the first floor where you will find three bedrooms, one with a spacious en suite, and an impressive family bathroom. The fourth bedroom is on the second floor with a further generous en suite. The cottage also benefits from a detached self contained studio flat or home office above the garage.
The property sits in just over three quarters of an acre of established, mainly lawned (but with some formerly productive) gardens bordered by the village street to one side. At the top of the garden is a charming timber cabin complete with light and power for outdoor entertainment. Closer to the main house is a detached garage with a workroom/studio above and a charming detached one bedroom annex.
Chelwood, a popular and unspoilt village is within easy commuting distance of both Bristol and Bath. The regional centre of Bristol is only 8 miles to the north whilst the Heritage City of Bath is situated 10 miles to the east with good road connections leading to them both. The Cathedral City of Wells is a mere 15 miles distant.
The nearby village of Chew Magna has a good range of local shops including a well-stocked supermarket, master butcher, coffee shop, travel agent and post office. There are also four public houses nearby, one of which (The Pony and Trap) has been awarded a Michelin star and The Lazy Lobster fish restaurant.
Primary schools are located in Marksbury and Pensford, and Secondary schools are available in Chew Magna and Keynsham. There are also a number of independent schools within the region.
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.
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.
From Chelwood roundabout continue into Chelwood village. Take the second right turning into Church Lane and parking for the property is immediately on the left, in front of the detached annex belonging to the house. The entrance to the cottage is a little further up the lane, opposite the church.
Oil fired heating, private drainage, mains water and electric.
Energy Performance Rating: F
Bath and North East Somerset. Council tax band
Viewings 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.