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  • Set In Approx. 2.3 Acres with Outbuildings (Scope for Conversion STPC) and Paddocks
  • Attractive Two / Three Bedroom Period Cottage
  • Three Bedroom Mobile Home
  • Rural and Accessible Location
  • In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Views to Weston-Super-Mare and the Sea
  • Also Available Excluding the Main Paddocks and Buildings   

A charming period cottage set in approx. 2.3 acres with extensive outbuildings (scope conversion STPC) and paddocks, with views to Weston-Super-Mare

An opportunity to acquire a characterful, detached period cottage with land, in the hamlet of Hillend, on the outskirts of the popular village of Locking. The cottage offers flexible accommodation arranged on two floors, with potential for an annex to the ground floor.

There is a range of outbuildings including barns and former stables. The property has great scope for private equestrian use with excellent outriding and virtually no roadwork with The Plantation and Bleadon Hill beyond. The outbuildings may also have scope for conversion to residential use, subject to planning permissions being obtained. From the property there are views back towards Weston-Super-Mare and the sea beyond.

The property is situated along a no through road, and within the area there are an exceptionally good range of facilities and amenities at Weston-Super-Mare. The property is also readily accessible to the M5 junction 21, offering excellent north / south communications with easy access to Bristol to the north and Taunton and Exeter to the south.

Alternatively offered on a split basis to comprise the cottage, garden and home paddock

(c. 0.56 acres) £495,000

 

Price Guide £595,000 Ref: JN5774

THE RESIDENCE

An attractive detached period cottage with oil-fired central heating and double glazing. The property, in the agent’s opinion has much charm and character with flexible accommodation having two first floor bedrooms and bathroom, and a further suite of rooms to the ground floor with a separate access, which could easily be utilised as a separate annex, or perhaps holiday let, to provide income. There is also a good sized conservatory, and attractive gardens and grounds.

There is the following accommodation with approx. room sizes:

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall with side window and stable door to front, radiator

Inner Hall with stairs to first floor

Dining Room 11’2 x 8’7 (about 3.4m x 2.6m) window, radiator, tiled flooring, high ceiling, suspended wooden floor

Snug 12’5 x 6’5 (about 3.7m x 2m) concealed radiator, window

Sitting Room / Potential Bedroom 3 14’7 max x 11’ max (about 4.5m x 3.3m) loft access, door to front, radiator

This suite of rooms could easily be separated from the main house to provide annex accommodation.

Kitchen / Dining Room in two areas with:

Dining Area 13’9 x 11’11 (about 4.1m x 3.6m) built-in cupboards, window with shutters, wood burning stove, stone flooring

Kitchen Area 11’ x 8’6 (about 3.3m x 2.6m) Belling range with extractor above, built-in cupboards, plate racking, wall cupboards, worksurfaces, plumbing for dishwasher, stainless steel sink / drainer with mixer tap, window over-looking garden

Utility Room 9’8 x 7’7 (about 2.9m x 2.3m) sink / drainer, mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, door to office

Cloakroom glass wash hand basin, WC, tiled flooring, extractor light

End Lobby / Boot Room irregularly shaped 10’ x 6’5 max (about 3m x 2m) door to outside

Conservatory 13’9 x 11’11 (about 4.1m x 3.6m) door leading to:

Office 13’8 x 5’6 (about 4.2m x 1.7m) door to utility room

First Floor

Landing radiator, two windows

Bedroom 10’ x 8’ max (about 3m x 2.4m) window, views to Weston-Super-Mare, built-in glazed door cupboards, radiator

Shower Room shower cubicle having shower, seat and extractor, wash hand basin, WC, full wall tiling, ladder towel rail

Bedroom 12’5 x 9’ narrowing to 7’7 (about 3.8m x 2.8m narrowing to 2.3m) two windows, radiator, built-in cupboard

 

Alternatively offered on a split basis to comprise the cottage, garden and home paddock

(c. 0.56 acres) £495,000

Price Guide £595,000Ref: JN5774

OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND

The property is approached off the no through country lane. There is an initial parking area with a gated access leading into the front garden / home paddock area. The driveway then leads on to a gated access which, in turn leads past the outbuildings and to a yard area beyond. We understand that there is a footpath along the edge of the property and out on to a lane beyond.

Range of Old Outbuildings c. 87’6 x 43’9 (about 26.7m x 13.4m) (once part of a small dairy unit) comprising the following with approx. sizes:

Pony Stable 10’9 x 9’6 (about 3.3m x 2.95m)

Pony Stable 11’6 x 10’9 (about 3.5m x 3.3m)

Pony Stable 10’9 x 9’9 (about 3.3m x 3m)

Pony Stable 10’9 x 10’9 (about 3.3m x 3.3m)

Brick Barn 30’5 x 18’ (about 9.3m x 5.5m) (formerly two stables) currently used as a workshop

Milking Parlour 22’3 x 1.8m (about 6.8m x 6m)

Timber Barn 31’8 x 10’9 (about 9.7m x 3.3m)

Store 15’9 x 14’ (about 4.8m x 4.3m)

Lean To 14’ x 7’9 (about 4.3m x 2.4m)

It is fair to say that these buildings are now in need of some repair, although provide useful storage and scope for either equestrian use of potential conversion, subject the necessary planning permissions being obtained.

There is also a Galvanised Metal Shed

The gardens and grounds are a particularly nice feature, to the near side of the cottage there is a lawned garden area with a range of ornamental shrubs and trees, with a home paddock area beyond leading up to the embankment.

There is an exterior boiler to the side of the house and oil storage tank. There is then gated access though to the main fields. On the far side of the cottage there are pleasant garden areas with two decked seating areas, very well stocked and mature flowering shrub beds, and a dog run and kennel to the far side.

Beyond the cottage there is then a further garden area with a beautiful mature fig tree, and beyond there is a:

Mobile Home c.30’ x 10’ (about 9.2m x 3m) with three bedrooms, we understand this has been in situ for over ten years and has been utilised for over-spill accommodation and as a home office by the vendors

The Land comprises three main fields divided by a mixture of hedging and post and rail fencing and comprising productive and fairly level pastureland, running into a roughly triangular shape. The land adjoins the footpath along which a horse could be led out, which after a short distance provides access to beautiful outriding in the nearby Christon Plantation and beyond to Bleadon Hill.

IN ALL APPROX. 2.3 ACRES

 (About 0.9 Hectares)

Alternatively offered on a split basis to comprise the cottage, garden and home paddock

(c. 0.56 acres) £495,000

Price Guide £595,000Ref: JN5774