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4 Bedrooms Detached House - For Sale Coley, East Harptree, Bristol
Asking Price £1,600,000


A charming beautifully presented four bedroom detached stone built property with an indoor swimming pool, set within 2 acres of land. A wonderful example of a perfect country home situated in an elevated position with far reaching countryside views.

Key Features

  • A beautiful example of the prefect country home.
  • High quality four bedroom detached stone built property.
  • Scope to create an adjoining annex
  • Indoor heated swimming pool.
  • Two acres of well kept gardens and paddock with mature planting.
  • Peaceful location with countryside views.
  • Close to Bath, Wells and Bristol
About the Property.

Washbourne Cottage presents an exceptionally charming country residence. The house is situated in an elevated picturesque, quiet location, providing a private lifestyle. Complementing this property is an indoor heated swimming pool, double garage, land, workshop, gated courtyard and idyllic countryside views.

About the Inside.

The property has been tastefully decorated and designed to a high standard, preserving many original features such as exposed beams and stone walls, while incorporating modern amenities for comfortable living.

On entering the house you are immediately faced with a strong presence and warm character. The entrance hall is light and inviting with a charming wooden staircase taking you to the principal bedroom which has vaulted ceiling, a dressing room, and shower
The principal reception rooms are accessed from the entrance hall. The impressive, elegant drawing room features a stunning vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, and windows with window seats to enjoy the lovely views of the garden. The formal dining room has a beautiful wooden floor, an open fireplace and windows overlooking the well-manicured gardens and courtyard.

The bespoke fitted kitchen has a six oven cream Aga including an integrated gas module. A highlight of the kitchen is the slate floors and the large Mark Wilkinson Island, providing ample workspace and complemented by convenient seating for casual dining.
French doors lead out to a covered terrace, creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. This outdoor oasis is perfect for indulging in al fresco dining while soaking in the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.

Adjacent to the drawing room is a cozy snug embraced by the warmth of oak panelling, and a gas fire. Leading you on to the study which has an attractive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, the study is complemented by custom-fitted cupboards, beautiful window seats and shelving with wooden floorboards. Double doors open to the gardens, with stairs leading to the two additional bedrooms.

The property enjoys a magnificent indoor heated swimming pool, ensuring year-round enjoyment. The pool area is thoughtfully designed with its own kitchen, changing facilities, and a wood-burning fireplace, creating an inviting atmosphere. Expansive windows and double French doors offer access to the gardens, adorned with vines cascading over the pergola, providing an idyllic setting.

Additionally, the ground floor offers a double bedroom and adjoining shower room. Completing the ground floor is a convenient boot room and laundry room with door to the garden.
Upstairs, alongside the principal bedroom, are two additional generously sized en-suite bedrooms, each boasting its own distinctive character. The en-suites are elegantly appointed, one with bath and the other with separate shower.

About the outside

The charm continues outside with wisteria delicately cascading over its façade. Nestled within approximately 2 acres of landscaped lawn and paddock. Its southwest-facing orientation bathes the surroundings in natural light. The grounds enjoy an array of mature planting, a stock-fenced paddock and a pond, all adding to the idyllic setting.
Additionally, the property features a summerhouse and composting area, double garage and workshop with electricity offering ample storage space for cars and garden equipment.

The property is approached via an electric gated entrance into the courtyard with a double garage, workshop, and ample parking within the courtyard. Washbourne Cottage is situated in an elevated position in glorious open countryside set in approximately 2 acres of land which includes a paddock.

About the Area

Located in a charming hamlet of Coley which is in between East Harptree and Litton with fast easy access to Wells, Bath and Bristol.
East Harptree is about 1 mile away and has a village shop, hairdressers, church and public house. Litton is less than a mile away and has an award winning gastro pub and a church.
The nearby Cathedral City of Wells offers all the usual attractions of a market town including banks, doctors’ surgeries and dentists with supermarkets including Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco, a cinema and a market every Wednesday and Saturday. The High Street is vibrant with a small selection of the usual chain stores plus a variety of independent shops, pubs and restaurants.
There are fast trains to London from Bristol and Bath (under 90 minutes), Bristol International airport is a short drive away and it’s an Uber ride home after a night out in the City! Adding to that the southern Somerset highlights of Bruton, Frome, the coast and beyond also within easy driving distance and you literally have it all on your doorstep.

In Bristol, national retailers can be found at the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre and Cabot Circus; both offer a very wide range of retail and leisure facilities. The City of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with world-famous Roman Baths and is regarded as the cultural hub in the southwest.
Babington House is a short drive away. Sporting facilities nearby include top quality Bath and Bristol Rugby and Football, nearby golf courses, National Hunt racing is at Wincanton, Bath and Salisbury. The Mendip Hills area is highly regarded for its walking, caving, rock climbing and bridleways, affording excellent riding out opportunities. Chew Valley Lake is also close by ideal for sailing enthusiasts. Shooting and fishing are also available locally.

Schooling in the area is excellent for both state and private education. Bristol, Bath and Wells all have a range of primary and secondary schools for boys, girls and mixed schooling. Notable private schools include Queen Elizabeth Hospital School, Bristol Grammar School, Clifton College, Millfield School, Kingswood School, Badminton School, Prior Park College, Monkton Combe, Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows Prep, the Bruton Schools and Downside. Chew Valley School and The Blue School in Wells are highly regarded state schools, as is the nearby Chewton Mendip Primary School.

Useful Information.

Postcode - BS40 6AW
Local Authority - BANES
Council Tax - Band G
Energy Performance Certificate Rating - E
Tenure – Freehold
Servies – Gas central heating, mains water and electricity
Directions - what3words ///sneezed.acclaimed.used
Viewings - Strictly by appointment with the vendors agent Killens