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Karen Close, Backwell Guide Price £675,000

We are delighted to offer this exceptional family home and those that see this beautifully presented property will surely be impressed from the moment of arrival all the way to the 30' second floor play room or fifth bedroom that offers panoramic views. You will enjoy light, open spaces, 4 reception rooms including a 20' x 13' living room and a stunning part vaulted 25' x 22' family room that opens to both the rear gardens and to a beautifully appointed fully fitted new kitchen breakfast room that alone measures 20' x 14'.

There are the usual domestic offices of a large utility room and a cloakroom (with shower) while above, there are four very comfortable double bedrooms arranged off a spacious landing together with a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has a dressing room and a shower room en suite and every bedroom takes advantage of the 270 degree views beyond the village to the neighbouring open countryside and hillsides.

From the first floor landing a further well matched staircase rises to a superb 30’ second floor studio or bedroom or playroom that which could be enhanced with a further bathroom if required creating yet another en suite room.

The house occupies a superb position with a large level, private garden and of course a double garage.

While appearing much newer, the property was actually originally built in 1969 by a respected developer and is one of just eight substantial detached houses built here together with a series of high quality bungalows. The layout of the close is of remarkably low density having been laid out by an American architect who sought to create quality homes in a suitably impressive environment. We further understand that this particular house was the show home, hence the excellent plot and views.

When the present owners acquired the house, the property had been extended however, the arrangement of the ground floor rooms was somewhat peculiar with for instance the utility room designed as a bedroom and the house just did not flow. Furthermore, it was extremely dated in every area and very, dare we say ‘individually’ decorated and finished with beamed ceilings and exposed faux stonework. Our clients set about making a number of significant and well thought through alterations while also commissioning a comprehensive refurbishment.

Today the house presents beautifully and flows just as well. The accommodation as might be expected of such a large property also offers a degree of flexibility with the sitting room, utility room and cloakroom- shower room able to offer the basis of a ground floor annexe if space of that nature is required.

In this condition and with the quality of fitments the house now really does do the lovely setting, a much aspired to address in the village, real justice.

Karen Close
Backwell BS48 3JE
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: AHN14446

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The Accommodation

A uPVC double glazed front door with matching side screen opens to:-


Having a radiator, telephone point, coving to the ceiling, quality oak finish flooring and a half return staircase rising to the first floor with built in storage cupboards beneath.


A bright and spacious dual aspect reception room with uPVC double glazed windows allowing an outlook to the front and side, a radiator, coving to the ceiling, three wall light points, TV point and a Minster stone feature fireplace. Glazed double doors open to:-


Having coving to the ceiling, a built in double storage cupboard, an outlook to the side through the dining area and open access to:-


A superb addition to the original accommodation that creates an excellent ‘heart of the house’ space in conjunction with the stunning adjoining kitchen. There is a triple aspect with uPVC double glazed windows and two pairs of French doors allowing an outlook to the front, side and rear bringing in an enormous amount of natural light. Two double radiators, a series of wall light points, TV points, fibre optic cable broadband points and a high vaulted ceiling.


This area follows through from the main family room and a radiator.


Arranged off the main reception hall and again, very well proportioned enjoying a double aspect with a broad uPVC double glazed window allowing an outlook to the front, coving to the ceiling, broadband (cable points) and a double radiator.


A further particular feature of the house offering outstanding space, which is enhanced by the high part vaulted ceiling and Velux double glazed windows. The kitchen has been completely re-designed to a bespoke layout with a superb range of lacquer finish cabinets extensive hardwood laminated work surfaces and matching island with deep pan drawers, multi burner gas hob inset and a chimney hood. There is an inset Asterite double sink unit and mixer tap over, an integrated dishwasher, integrated double oven-grill and a microwave. The island has been designed for breakfasting though there is space enough for a table and there is provision for an American style fridge freezer. Recessed down lighter lighting.


As mentioned in our opening narrative adding huge flexibility to the arrangement of the house with a double radiator, a uPVC double glazed window to the side, a range of fitted wall and floor cupboards with laminated work surfaces and ample appliance space, coved ceiling and a door to:-


Fully tiled to complement the white suite comprising a spacious Quadrant shower enclosure with thermostatically controlled shower unit, a low level WC with concealed cistern and fitted cabinets that extend to a vanity unit with a wash hand basin inset, a towel rail radiator, an automatic extractor fan and coving to the ceiling.

On the first floor:

The half return staircase rises via a half landing to a spacious galleried landing with a double aspect enjoying an outlook to the rear and having a full drop window allowing an outlook to the front beyond Karen Close to the hillsides of Backwell and Chelvey away in the distance. There is a double radiator, additional built in storage cupboards and a triple airing cupboard while, a further staircase rises to the second floor.


With a telephone point, TV and satellite TV point, radiator, a doorway to the dressing room en suite and a broad uPVC double glazed window again allowing views to the front.


With a wall to wall range of fitted full height wardrobes, a frosted uPVC double glazed window to the side and a door opening to:-


Fully tiled with a shower enclosure having a thermostatically controlled shower unit, a vanity unit with cupboards, drawers and a wash hand basin inset, a close coupled WC, heated towel rail, recessed down lighter ceiling lights and a frosted uPVC double glazed window to the side.


With a radiator, a wall light point and broad uPVC double glazed window allowing attractive views to the front over nearby open farmland towards Backwell and Brockley Woods.


Having a radiator, a built in wardrobe cupboard and a uPVC double glazed window allowing views across the village towards the hillsides of Clevedon and as far as the Welsh hillsides away in the distance.


Having a built in double wardrobe, a radiator and an almost wall to wall uPVC double glazed window allowing an outlook over the rear garden and across the village towards the wooded hillsides of Tickenham and Wraxall away in the distance.


Again a classic white suite comprises a panelled bath having a thermostatically controlled shower over, a range of fitted cupboards conceal the low level WC cistern, with a wash hand basin inset, matching wall cupboards, complementary ceramic wall tiling, a radiator and a frosted uPVC double glazed window to the rear.

On the second floor:

The staircase from the first floor landing arrives at double doors that open to:-


With four Velux double glazed windows allowing an outlook to the rear and views across the village towards Wraxall. End to end storage cupboards, cable broadband point and telephone point, recessed floor power points and access to the storage / service loft at one end of the room.


The garden at the front and side is laid to lawn of open plan design with the house standing nicely back. A driveway leads from Karen Drive and serves the neighbouring properties with a private double driveway providing parking and leading to the substantial Double Garage with a pair of metal up and over doors, lighting, power, water supply, a personnel door to the rear and boarded loft above. A triple gate opens from the drive to a paved patio area – hard standing which offers space for a caravan or boat if required. In turn this patio area opens to the lawned rear garden that extends to approximately 85’ x 50’ (25.9 x 15.24m) and is enclosed by screen walling, timber panelled fencing and by an established hedge. There is a broad sweep of lawn, shaped borders planted with a series of specimen shrubs and bushes and a further paved patio and terrace adjoining the back of the house.

Karen Close
Backwell BS48 3JE
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: AHN14446
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