A striking architectural home set in an elevated woodland position with outstanding countryside and coastal views.
The village of Winscombe offers a good range of amenities to include a supermarket, newsagents, post office, library, a bank, doctors, dentist and public house. The village also has a primary school, bowling club and sports club. Just 7.4 miles to Cadbury House in Congresbury with its award winning health spa and hotel. There is a wide range of well-regarded schools both private and state: Sidcot School is a Co-educational school for boarding and day pupils. Wells Cathedral School, one of the UKs centres of outstanding musical excellence. Millfield a leading UK independent co-educational school particularly focussed on sport. Churchill Academy and Sixth Form an Outstanding rated school by Ofsted set in rural surroundings of the Mendip Hills. Winscombe is ideally situated for the commuter with swift access to the A38 (0.3 miles) and the M5 (6.1 miles) motorway with a mainline railway station at Worle, Weston, Yatton or Backwell providing access to Bristol Temple Meads, and London Paddington.
Tucked away at the head of a private lane, Channel View Cottage is a very special, beautifully light filled home fully orientated to take advantage of such a fine elevated location and ensuing that all principal rooms capture the panoramic views that stretch out far beyond the local countryside towards the North Somerset coast.
Immediately upon arrival, there is an exciting sense of what lies beyond the high gantry walkway that overlooks the architectural and sculpted garden that lies below. Entering the top floor of this three storey house makes perfect sense as one is immediately drawn to the skyline through the expanse of glass visible through the welcoming hallway in the adjacent drawing room. It is quite some achievement to have created a space that is a joy to inhabit all year round, whether relaxing beside the beautiful wood burning stove in the winter months or taking in the views on a summer's day on the generous balcony, accessed through floor to ceiling doors. An elegant kitchen with sleek, uncluttered lines also commands magnificent, panoramic views and offers a relaxed and welcoming area for receiving visiting guests. There is a most useful walk in store room, perfect for outdoor paraphernalia.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, the principal with a large walk in dressing room and a well appointed family bathroom. On the ground floor there is a guest bedroom suite which enjoys a great sense of privacy is ideal for a teenager but it is worth noting that the whole of this floor could easily be utilised as a self-contained flat with a useful second kitchen and a second reception room. As currently arranged, the ground floor opens up into an impressive open plan footprint designed as a hub for informal socialising with guests able to drift between light filled, uncluttered areas to two tiers of external raised terraces which feel more akin to New England or Tuscany. It is easy to forget that the bustling city of Bristol is just a short drive way – life must feel like a permanent holiday in such a privileged and unique location. There is a most useful large under croft storage area which is ideal for hiding away garden furniture, tools and such paraphernalia and this also houses the central heating boiler making this perfect for seasoning wood for the log burner upstairs.
Whilst the home enjoys a sense of being away from it all set at the head of this long driveway with a lovely wooded backdrop, it is completely secluded but many will appreciate the comfort and security of two other neighbouring homes.
The exterior of the home has been redecorated in a subtle neutral tone and the presentation of the whole is such that the home would be the perfect choice for those seeking to move into their new property with minimal need for changes or the fuss and expense of additional works.
Square Footage: 3169 sq ft