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West End Lane West End, Nailsea Guide Price £650,000

An enchanting 4 bedroom XVIIIth century period cottage dating, we gather from 1787 with later, extraordinarily well matched additions. The property stands in private gardens in this most sought after rural hamlet, just under a mile from Nailsea and overlooks open countryside while, affording impeccably presented accommodation that has been extremely tastefully renovated in recent years with great attention to detail and great care taken to ensure that all new works blend with and enhance the character.

This very special semi detached property is enriched with innumerable beautiful period features such that all who view will surely be delighted. From the studded oak front door that opens to a flag stone floored gabled stone porch. The porch opens to a living room of very fine proportions that has a triple aspect, genuine oak flooring, exposed ceiling beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner inset and a pair of windows overlooking the lawns and two pairs of French doors opening to the gardens. The dining room is equally attractive and has an original inglenook fireplace again with a wood burner, beams and part Elm panelling and from here a doorway opens to the superb kitchen –breakfast room that is fully furnished with an excellent range of cabinets and a central island. The kitchen is flooded with natural light by a part glazed ceiling and there is further access to the garden.

A utility room – cloakroom is arranged off an inner hall and then on the first floor, the landing is part galleried and features further Elm panelling.

The bedrooms are everything that might be expected given the superb nature of the property with 3 double rooms and a smaller single room, nursery or study. The principal bedroom is fabulous with a high vaulted ceiling, a triple aspect including French doors opening to a balcony. The en suite shower room and the family bathroom are both very well appointed with high quality period style Sanitan chinaware and in the bathroom a classic roll top claw foot bath.

The property is approached via a gated entrance set in local stone walls with a stone stile to one side. The drive offers parking for several cars and leads to a detached garage with further space to the right of the garage.

The gardens are everything a cottage garden should be with broad sweeps of lawn, a lovely deck and patio area that is part sheltered by an arbour, a verandah and views over the adjoining paddock and farmland. The garden is very private and is screened completely from passersby.

West End Lane West End
Nailsea BS48 4DB
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: AHN14290

A studded solid oak ledge and brace plank front door with leaded light and strap hinges opens to:-


With flag stone floor, windows to either side, a stone lined letter box (that has the cast iron door of a range oven as the outer flap), a wall light point and a further oak planked door again with strap hinges and Norfolk latch opening to:-


22' 9'' x 16' 8'' (6.93m x 5.08m)

A breathtakingly attractive introduction to the house enjoying not only superb proportions but also a quite lovely triple aspect with a pair of windows overlooking the lawns and two pairs of matching French doors opening to the terrace and a verandah to the rear. The ceiling beams are period items reclaimed from a French farmhouse while the Inglenook fireplace has exposed local stonework, stone shelf candle niches, internal illumination, a flagstone hearth and a wood burning stove inset. There are TV points including a satellite point and telephone-broadband points, two double radiators, concealed surround sound hi-fi cabling, five wall light points, exposed lintels and genuine oak flooring. An oak door with Norfolk latch and strap hinges opens to:-


With oak flooring, an arched head doorway to the kitchen and an Elm plank door with Norfolk latch and strap hinges to the utility room-cloakroom.


15' 4'' x 12' 2'' (4.67m x 3.71m) overall.

A charming and very intimate second reception room having an original Inglenook fireplace with chamfered Bressumer (beam), a plaque shelf, exposed ‘Nailsea stonework’ and flagstone hearth with an inset wood burning stove. There are two wall light points, exposed ceiling beams, oak finish flooring, a pillar radiator, a pair of windows with a window seat overlooking the lawn, a built in under stairs storage cupboard, a half return staircase rising to the first floor with oak balusters and newel posts and contrasting well figured Elm panelling. Another very attractive studded Elm plank door with Norfolk latch and strap hinges opens to:-


15' 5'' x 14' 5'' (4.70m x 4.39m)

In keeping with the whole cottage the kitchen is very well appointed with a full range of contemporary Shaker style wall and floor cupboards including radius corner cabinets and a central island with extensive solid oak work surfaces and up stands. The island has a deep glazed Belfast sink inset with mixer taps over, an integrated dishwasher and power points. There is space for a full height fridge freezer and provision for a Rangemaster professional range cooker (available by separate negotiation) with a fitted stainless steel chimney hood above. TV point, part exposed natural stonework adding texture and the kitchen is well lit not only with recessed down lighter lighting and LED kick space lighting but also by the double glazed partial ceiling with oak beams that create a particularly attractive, airy feel enhanced by the limestone finish flooring. A half glazed door and matching window leading to and overlook a gravel terrace.


13' 6'' x 0' 0'' (4.11m x 0.00m) excluding the built in cupboards.

A period style white close coupled WC is set away to one side with matching Edwardian design wash hand basin. There are tongue and groove matchboard panelled surrounds, an outlook to the rear, slate tiled floor, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a double radiator, built in double storage cupboard, beam ceiling, down lighter ceiling lighting and a further built in cupboard housing the Worcester boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.

On the first floor:

The LANDING is part galleried over the stairwell with oak newel posts, balusters and further Elm panelling, a skylight, pillar radiators and a built in shelved linen cupboard.


15' 0'' x 12' 2'' (4.57m x 3.71m)

excluding the door recess. Again enjoying a triple aspect with a low sill window overlooking the lawn a further window overlooking the terrace and French doors opening to the balcony with views over open countryside beyond. A fabulous feature of this room is the 10’ (3.05m) vaulted ceiling that adds tremendous volume to the already spacious feel of the room complete with a pegged and doweled truss set on stone corbels. There are two double radiators, an oak floor, a TV point and exposed lintels. An oak plank door with Norfolk latch and strap hinges opens to:-


Again with high part vaulted ceiling, a high quality period style Sanitan suite in classic white comprises an upstand basin and a close coupled WC together with a spacious Quadrant shower enclosure with a Swaddling Invincible thermostatic shower unit, limestone finish tiled surrounds, slate floor tiling, wall light point, heated towel rail and pillar radiator. Recessed down lighter ceiling lights and candle shells set in front a series of glass bricks. Automatic extractor.


14' 5'' x 10' 9'' (4.39m x 3.27m)

With an attractive 8’ 4” (2.53m) high vaulted ceiling, cast iron ducks nest fireplace, a radiator, white washed exposed stonework to one wall, two low sill windows with oak sills and lintels allowing an outlook to the rear.


11' 6'' x 9' 5'' (3.50m x 2.87m) excluding the wardrobe

With a deep sill window allowing an outlook to the rear, a matchboard ceiling, a wall to wall range of discrete fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes incorporating hanging and shelf space.


9' 5'' x 6' 9'' (2.87m x 2.06m)

Another particularly attractive feature with period style china wear by Sanitan comprising a low level WC and a wash hand basin together with a roll top claw foot bath with Perrin & Roe Edwardian style mixer shower over. Limestone finish tiled surrounds, Travertine limestone flooring, a deep sill window with oak window seat, a pillar radiator and heated towel rail, a matchboard ceiling and an extractor fan.


These descriptions and photographs do not exhaustively list the many features of the cottage and it will only by viewing the property that there will be full appreciation gained.


A five bar gate leads from the lane to the driveway of the cottage that provides parking for at least four cars with. Established trees, hedges and shrubs (with recent timber panel fencing hidden beyond) line the driveway. The Garage has a metal up and over door and there is further space to the side of the garage and room for compost bins beyond. In the far corner there is a well screened private modern oil storage tank. The gardens wrap around three sides of the cottage and are an absolute delight. From the driveway the garden is entered through a trellis archway with Honeysuckle and Clematis trailing over. The arch open to both a broad sweep of lawn that is surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and hedges as well as natural stone raised beds. A gravel and flagstone path sweeps around the cottage where there are an abundance of pretty cottage garden delights to be found. Mature specimen Tulip tree stands to one side of the lawn and there are several areas to sit and enjoy the stunning setting, no more so than from the extensive deck area that is partially shaded an arbour. Gravel and flagstone pathways frame this area that at continue to a further gravelled terrace and to the stone pillared verandah beneath the balcony. A raised vegetable bed with sleeper framing stands to one side, there is a stone water feature and a smaller area of lawn. In addition there are further selection of trees and shrubs including a Damson tree. To the rear of the garage there is a small greenhouse and a wood store.


Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating through radiators. Telephone connected. Broadband services are available.

The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and therefore cannot verify that they are in working order or even connected. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor. The particulars are provided subject to contract and include floor plans that can only give a general indication of the layout of the property. Accuracy is not guaranteed and should not be relied on for any purpose. All measurements are approximate and may be rounded up or down when converted between imperial measurements and metric measurements. All fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale unless separately included within the ‘fixtures and fittings’ list that will be provided by the sellers conveyancer’s or solicitors as a sale proceeds. Any reference to planning consent and land areas are only opinion or estimate or, where mentioned based on information provided by the sellers. Where potential for development, improvement of extension is mentioned, no guarantee of a favourable planning consent is given and no detailed exploration of supposed potential has been undertaken unless otherwise expressly stated as having been carried out by Hensons rather than the seller or their architect or town and country planning advisors. These draft particulars do not form part of any contract and no warranty is given neither do they form part of any offer made by the agents or the seller. © Hensons

West End Lane West End
Nailsea BS48 4DB
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: AHN14290
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