Virginia Cottage, RICKFORD, Bristol, Somerset
Virginia Cottage is a very spacious four double bedroom Victorian style semi-detached property in the picturesque village of Rickford close to Burrington and within the catchment area for Churchill Academy and Sixth Form. Set on an private lane overlooking Rickford, in an area of outstanding natural beauty enjoying stunning open views to fields at the front and views towards Wrington and the Bristol Channel from the rear. This attractive family home has been extended, updated and improved by the current owners throughout to a very high standard whilst retaining many of the original features. The ground floor accommodation includes a large sitting and dining room and a spacious kitchen breakfast room with doors leading out to the rear garden. The rear hallway offers access to the utility room and integral garage. The split level first floor has four double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The rear garden backs on to open fields and enjoys stunning far reaching views. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for two to three cars at the front.

About the Property

Virginia Cottage is a semi detached family home thought to have been built in the early 1900's. The current owners have been in occupation since 1987 and during this time extended, updated and improved throughout. Works have included an extension in the 1990's, new insulation and double glazed windows throughout and new damp proof membranes throughout the ground floor. Everything has not only been updated and improved but has been done to an exceptional standard with above average levels of insulation, for example. Despite the extensive works that have taken place the owners have carefully retained the original features befitting a home of this age.


From the drive access is through the entrance porch with quarry tiled flooring and a wooden stable style front door leading into the dual aspect sitting and dining room. This lovely spacious reception room measures 21' x 17' and benefits from wood block flooring, picture rails and a Morso wood burning stove. Split into two areas with ample space on one side for a sitting room and space on the other for a dining room table and chairs. A door then leads out to the rear hallway with stairs leading to the first floor accommodation and doors in to the kitchen, utility and integral garage. The kitchen breakfast room is spacious and light with a well equipped kitchen at one end and a dining area at the other. The kitchen has a full range of wooden wall and base units and a built in larder cupboard. Double sink and drainer unit and plumbing for a dishwasher. Eye level double oven and a six ring hob - four gas and two electric rings. Ample space for a fridge freezer. Worcester boiler. Stairs from the rear hallway lead up to the first floor with a spacious split level landing dividing the floor into two halves. At the rear of the property is the spacious master bedroom measuring 14' x 10', not including the fitted wardrobes along one wall. With a bathroom alongside this end of the first floor lends itself to a master bedroom suite. Towards the front there is a family shower room and three further double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes.


The enclosed front garden has a selection of mature shrubs providing plenty of privacy. The block paved front driveway leads to the garage with additional parking for up to three cars. From the drive there is access into the property through the porch at the front and via a side gate and path along the side there is access to a side door which leads into the rear hallway. The paved path at the side continues along to the rear garden and the oil tank. The rear garden is also accessed from the kitchen breakfast room which steps out to a patio area. This gravelled seating area offers ample space for a table and chairs and houses a garden shed with power on one side. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders and a selection of established fruit trees. These include an old Bramley, recent Bramley, Victoria Plum, Sunset eating apple and a young Cox apple. The garden has been well landscaped with a path leading to a seating area. The far end of the garden adjoins open fields whilst taking in stunning views of the countryside.


Parking and integral garage with an up and over door at the front and a pedestrian door leading back into the property at the rear. Power and light fitted. The garage houses the inverter and FIT meter for the solar PV panels and the consumption meter. In addition to the garage there is off road parking for up to three cars.


Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating and private drainage renewed 17 years ago. Owned solar PV panels fitted in November 2011 with a tax free return of approximately 1300.00 per annum. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through North Somerset District Council is: E.


For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BS40 7AL. Travelling from Churchill traffic lights towards Blagdon pass the Rickford village sign and continue until the pond and waterfall come into view. Turn sharp left and proceed into Rickford. Take a right turn into Leg Lane just before the Pub; continue round behind the pub and the property can be found at the top of the hill on your left hand side.

About the Area

Rickford is a picturesque North Somerset village with a true country pub, lake and a stream with beautiful countryside and country walks on its doorstep. With a thriving residents association ( this sought after hamlet is rural and peaceful without being isolated. The city of Bristol to the north is still within easy commuting distance as are the nearby villages of Blagdon and Wrington offering more comprehensive shopping, social and recreational facilities. The nearby hamlet of Burrington boasts one of the most sought-after primary schools in North Somerset. Secondary education is at nearby Churchill with private schools (with bus services) also available in Bristol, Wraxall and Wells. The national motorway network is within reach at Clevedon and St. Georges, and there is a mainline railway station at Yatton. Bristol International Airport is within 15 minutes and provides domestic and international flights.