Type: Detached House
GUIDE PRICE £2,300,000
Property Description: This exciting "Arts & Crafts" style property comes to the market with so much potential. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and occupying over 6 acres, the views are breath taking and the different opportunities on the land need to be viewed without delay. The current owners have carried out some substantial refurbishments and improvements to the property creating a modern and fashionable family home with exciting business opportunities. Double solid wooden doors lead you through the entrance lobby into the welcoming entrance hall, this space gives you access to each of the ground floor rooms. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room has three sets of French doors, opening out to the grounds, and four Velux windows all contributing to the abundance of natural light pouring in. The beautiful modern kitchen has been fitted with Corian worktops and plenty of contrasting wall and base units for storage. The integrated appliances include twin eye level electric ovens, a microwave and a coffee maker. The envious L-shaped centre island houses the integrated induction hob with a stainless steel extractor hood and lighting fitted above. There is also a contemporary style wood burning stove. Planning permission has been granted to extend the kitchen/breakfast room. Adjacent to the kitchen is the downstairs cloakroom and the separate utility room that has been fitted with cream units, a stainless steel sink and has plumbing and space for a washing machine. The kitchen/breakfast room also leads through to the dual aspect dining room which has ample space for formal entertaining. The dual aspect living room stretches almost 29', is beautifully lit and has an immaculate feature fireplace. Completing the ground floor is the sitting room which would work perfectly as a work from home space. Upstairs, there are six double bedrooms, four of which have en-suite shower/bathrooms. The main double bedroom has the luxury of not only an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower but also a wrap around balcony. The family bathroom has ceramic floor tiles and is fully tiled. There is a fresh white suite that includes a large walk in shower. Completing the main property is the swimming pool and leisure complex. The Travertine flooring that runs throughout the kitchen/breakfast room leads down the steps to the gym area and is laid poolside. During the summer months you could open up the three sets of bi-folding doors and really let the warm weather spread around the pool. The pool is heated and has a cover for when not in use and the changing area includes a shower and plumbing for a WC. There are also two sets of French doors that lead you out to the grounds.
Outside: This property occupies over 6 acres of land and really does come with a multitude of opportunities. The property is approached from the main road through two sets of timber gates. One set of gates are operated from within the main residence giving great security. The slight uphill driveway takes you to the front of the property and the turning roundabout. There is plenty of parking available and a paved area between the main property and the coach house would be an ideal spot for outside entertaining and alfresco dining. The main garden area is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs to the borders, providing the utmost privacy. The second set of gates lead you up to the top paddock. This access does not run through the main garden, therefore enabling you to let this area out without it inconveniencing your privacy. There is a coach house that has been built around the triple garage and could be used as a holiday let with the correct permissions. Adjacent to the garage area, the self contained annexe is accessed through double doors into the entrance hall which gives access to both floors. To the ground floor is the open plan kitchen/living room with French doors leading outside and a utility area which takes you through to the garage. Upstairs, the landing has the two Velux windows and access to the three bedrooms and family bathroom with it's four piece suite. The triple garage has three electric up and over doors. In addition to this garage there is a separate building on the grounds which is currently used as a four bay garage. It is fitted with four up and over doors and has both power and lighting connected together with electric car charging points. We think this building has huge potential. It has been built with a double skin and already has the correct footings and foundations to become an additional dwelling. There is also a section of land close by that lends itself to become the garden for this potential new home or addition to your possible holiday complex. Subject to the usual planning consents, this is an exciting opportunity for the new owner. Accessed through another set of timber gates is an area of hardstanding. Subject to planning, this is another opportunity to build on. Again, either for a property to sell on or one to keep for your now growing collection of holiday lets. Further along the land there are two more large paddocks that are interconnected and are enclosed by established shrubbery. With the correct registration and permissions this land could become an ideal location for a glamping/camp site. If all of these business opportunities are pursued you could become the owner of your very own holiday let and camping business. Either that, or you could look to develop an equestrian business with stables, paddocks and a manege, there's even enough room to build your own riding school. Please note that the current owners are still undergoing some of the refurbishments. However, the new purchaser could have a say in some of the finishings with the right negotiation.
Location: Guild House is located in the rural village Sandford nestled at the base of the Mendip Hill in an area of outstanding natural beauty. There is fabulous walking and riding right on your doorstep from the house where you can explore this amazing area. Sandford is home to one of the regions largest cider producers, Thatchers, from where you can wander through the orchards and once even had its own railway station and line known as The Strawberry Lane, now disused but you can cycle freely along its length. The Railway Inn (now owned and run by Thatchers) has great food along with The Langford Inn in the neighbouring village of Langford or alternatively try The Swan at Rowberrow from where you can park and trek the numerous footpaths and bridleways. Sandford is well placed for access to the M5 at Junction 21 (5 miles) at Weston Super Mare and only 10 mins from Bristol Airport where you can fly throughout Europe and connect Internationally via Schiphol Airport. The Mendip Activity and Ski Centre is nearby giving hours of entertainment or a quick refresher before your long anticipated skiing holiday. The famous and spectacular Cheddar Gorge and village is nearby for breath taking walks and caves along with sampling some of its renowned cheese. There is a well-respected primary school Sandford Primary School (Outstanding Ofsted) within the village itself and an excellent secondary school, Churchill Academy (Outstanding Ofsted) with an excellent sports centre just in the next door village. The excellent Sidcot School is just a stones throw, The Downs School at Wraxall, Wells Cathedral School or other private schools can be found at Millfield School or in Bristol itself. Shopping can be found in Sandford itself, mini supermarkets at Langford and nearby Winscombe. Mainline trains to London from Yatton run frequently throughout the day.
Directions: www.google.co.uk/maps - BS25 5PH
Council Tax: To check council tax for this property, please refer to www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands
Local Authority: Winscombe & Sandford Parish Council - 01934 844 257. Somerset County Council – 01761 233 847
Services: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Tenure: This property is freehold/and is sold with vacant possession upon completion.
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