Over the last 30 years the owners of Manor Cottage have taken a small cottage – dating back nearly 200 years - and created a four-bedroom family home that retains old world charm, but can be lived in as a new house! The original part of the Cottage is still evident, with exposed beams in the ceiling, really thick old walls, and lots of interesting little corners. The extensions and upgrades to the property simply mean that if you have ever dreamed of owning a Cottage in the countryside, but were put off by the upkeep and maintenance - then this could be your chance!
The overall quality of the finish is obvious from the first step inside; solid oak flooring runs throughout most of the property. Bespoke handmade kitchen units built to fit, with granite work surfaces and of course the Jewell in the crown a fantastic large Total Control Electric Aga taking pride of place in the large family kitchen. The kitchen is certainly large enough to be considered a Kitchen Dining Room, but leading from here is the dining room itself complete with a large fireplace. An open Oak Staircase leads up to the first floor from here too.
The first floor has so much to offer as well, vaulted ceilings, low level original window openings and lots and lots of skylights bring in so much natural light to the rooms upstairs. The master Bedroom suite has not only an ensuite shower room, not only a dressing room area, but also a balcony that overlooks the rear garden and Koi pond – and beyond that, open fields. All four of the bedrooms here will accommodate double beds; Bedroom Two has its own ensuite shower room, and bedroom four is currently being used as a home gym.
Outside the Cottage sits in its own grounds with two gated openings leading to two gravelled driveways. The gardens are arranged with lawned areas edged with borders stocked with flowers and shrubs. Mature trees along the boundary fence line hiding this delightful home from view from any passersby. A modern wooden garden room with large raised decked area has views over both the garden, Koi Pond and rockery in what the owners describe as the ‘sun trap’ area of the garden.
Part of the updating and modernisation that has been undertaken by the current owner was to build a substantial double garage – but one that really will comfortably accept two large cars. The space has power and light as you would expect along with windows bring in natural light and side doorway leading back to the driveway. It is what is above that offer another dimension to this property – what was once just an office space, is now a modern one-bedroom apartment. This could be an ideal place for a dependent relative to stay with you – a trial run for older children preparing to leave home for the first time, or simply to generate some income in renting it out.
When asked what the owner would miss most about moving from this wonderful property, they both replied the location! To be right in the heart of the countryside with open fields and walks to explore all around you and yet be able to get to Bristol Airport in minutes, the motorway and all of the facilities in Weston Super Mare in a similar time – you have the best of both worlds – Countryside and Convenience. When this is added to the property itself, a Cottage that has every modern convenience you could wish for – even pv panels that generate your own electricity on a fit tariff!
Kitchen Breakfast Room – 20’3” x 19’6” (6.17m x 5.94m)
Dining Room – 19’7” x 16’ 3” (5.97m x 4.95m)
Sitting Room – 20’9” x 11’4” (6.32m x 3.45m)
Office – 11’10” x 11’6” (3.61m x 5.31m)
Utility Room – 11’6” x 5’3” (3.51m x 1.60m)
Bedroom One – 14’3” x 12’0” (4.34m x 3.66m)
Bedroom Two – 13’6” x 13’0” (4.11m x 3.96m)
Bedroom Three – 13’0” x 9’9” (3.96M x 2.97m)
Bedroom Four/Gym – 10’4” x 10’0” (3.15m x 3.05m)
Garage – 19’3” x 17’7” (5.87m x 5.36m)
Kitchen/ Living Area – 19’4” x 11’0” (5.89m x 3.35m)
Bedroom – 12’6” x 8’6” (3.81m x 2.59m)
EPC band: D