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Knoll Lodge, Church Road, EAST BRENT, Somerset
£750,000
Knoll Lodge is an attractive detached Georgian family home which has been extensively updated and improved by the current owners. This charming Grade II listed property is situated in a quiet no through road in this popular village and is set in a plot of around 0.75 of an acre. There is a well regarded primary school at the end of the road and buses providing transport to Hugh Sexey Middle School and the upper school, Kings of Wessex. In addition to the current accommodation, which measures just over 3500 square feet, there is a separate annexe. This versatile space is well suited as a home office or additional accommodation. It could also provide an income from holiday letting. The current accommodation includes an impressive entrance hallway with a large kitchen and dining room leading off. A well proportioned dual aspect living room and a conservatory. The rear boot room leads to a large utility and a home office over two floors, the upper floor could be bedroom five or an en suite. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathroom facilities and the second floor area is well suited as a large playroom or bedroom suite. Outside the private and fully enclosed garden has a large patio area, ideal for entertaining. The remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a selection of mature trees including various fruit trees. There is also a large gravelled drive with off road parking for at least eight cars. NB: The current owners have recently gained planning permission to extend and rearrange the accommodation. Drawings are available if required.

Entrance

The original part glazed wooden front door with an attractive stain glass panel above leads into the light, wide RECEPTION HALL. The high ceilings continue throughout the this charming home, ensuring a sense of space in most areas. Engineered Oak floor and the original staircase leading to the first floor accommodation with a large storage cupboard under.

Reception Rooms

The LIVING ROOM is an impressive, well proportioned reception room which measures 25' 6" x 13' 8" (7.77m x 4.17m). Dual purpose with a family/play room at one end and a sitting room area at the other. The seating area has a feature cast iron fireplace with a wood burning stove. There are high ceilings and Oak flooring throughout. Wooden sash window to the front aspect as well as a window to the rear elevation and a door leading out to the CONSERVATORY. Of wooden construction with a glazed roof and measuring 14' 9" x 11' 6" (4.50m x 3.51m), this dual aspect room has windows to the side and the rear with views of the generous garden.

Kitchen, Family and Dining Room

The open plan KITCHEN, FAMILY AND DINING ROOM measures 25' 5" x 16' 4" (7.75m x 4.98m) and is ideally suited to modern family living. The kitchen area has a range of wooden base units with granite work tops over and an inset Belfast style sink. Matching island and breakfast bar with a wooden work top over. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. New ‘Aga’ with a gas hob, electric fan oven and a combination oven and grill. The Oak flooring continues through to the dining area which has ample space for a dining table and chairs and a feature fireplace with an open fire. Coving to high ceilings, window overlooking the rear garden and a wooden sash window to the front aspect.

Utility and Other Ground Floor Rooms

The BOOT ROOM measures 17' 9" x 5' 10" (5.41m x 1.78m) with a door to the outside and is a useful space for muddy boots etc. This leads in to the UTILITY ROOM which is a larger than average space. Measuring 16' 6" x 13' 8" (5.03m x 4.17m), there is a base unit with a sink over, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and plenty of storage options. Windows to the rear and a door in to the DOWNSTAIRS WC. Also off of the utility room is a HOME OFFICE area which measures 13' 4" x 10' 6" (4.06m x 3.20m). This versatile space has stairs leading to an UPSTAIRS OFFICE AREA which could also be used as BEDROOM FIVE. Measuring 15' 2" x 10' 6" (4.62m x 3.20m) there is also a door with access into Bedroom Four, lending itself to an en suite facility.<br/><br/>NB: The current owners have planning permission in place for the demolition of the back of the house and to rebuild with a slight extension to modern living standards to include a further two rooms, wet room, downstairs toilet and utility room as well as an en-suite to bedroom four.

Bedrooms and Bathroom Facilities

The MASTER BEDROOM measures 16' 7" x 12' (5.05m x 3.66m) and has a window to the rear aspect taking in attractive views of the established garden. There is also a range of fitted wardrobes along one wall and a range of fitted bedroom drawers. The airing cupboard houses the hot water tank. BEDROOM TWO measures 13' 1" x 13' (3.99m x 3.96m) with a wooden sash window to the front aspect. Measuring 13' 7" x 12' 11" (4.14m x 3.94m), BEDROOM THREE is another well proportioned room facing the front aspect. BEDROOM FOUR 12' 2" x 10' 4" (3.71m x 3.15m) is another double bedroom and has a window to the rear with garden views. There is also a door leading into the upstairs area of the home office which lends itself to the option of an en suite facility.<br/><br/>The contemporary FAMILY BATHROOM measures 10' 10" x 8' 5" (3.30m x 2.57m) and has a free standing bath with a chrome pillar mixer tap and shower attachment at one end. There is a separate fully tiled corner shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Wooden sash window to the rear, recessed down lighting and extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas. The SHOWER (WET) ROOM measures 8' 4" x 6' 3" (2.54m x 1.91m) with a shower area with a fitted screen and an integral wet room floor. Low level WC and a pedestal wash hand basin. Wooden sash window to the side, half with etched glass. Fully tiled walls, recessed down lighting and a chrome ladder style radiator.

Second Floor Area

This large open space measures 28' 1" x 11' 10" (8.56m x 3.61m) and has full length doors at either end into eaves storage and three velux roof windows. NB: The current owners have planning permission to convert the loft into a bedroom suite with an en-suite and dressing area.

Outside

The front is enclosed by wrought iron gates and fencing at the front and stone walling on both sides. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by planted borders. There is a selection of well established shrubs and mature trees and a drive leading to the rear of the property which has a wooden five bar gate in line with the house providing an additional boundary between the front and rear. The large family garden at the rear will be a pleasant surprise. This wide, private space is ideal for a growing family with a large raised patio with a built in stone barbecue, ideal for entertaining. There is a seating area under a gazebo and the remainder of the garden laid to lawn with a wide selection of trees including fruit trees. The plot is thought to extend to just under 0.75 of an acre.

Separate Annexe

The annexe is a versatile barn conversion well suited as a home office or providing additional accommodation. This includes the option of an income from holiday letting (STPP). The main area measures 20' 10" x 15' 5" (6.35m x 4.70m) and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed ceiling beams and recessed down lighting. Full length windows to the front elevation, three velux roof windows and French doors with access in and out. A door into the fitted kitchenette area and then the separate WC. Leading off of the annexe is a stable with a locked storage area and a garden store back to back and measuring 26' 2 x 7' 3 overall.

Parking

Enclosed at the front by wrought iron gates, the gravelled drive extends from the road right through to the rear with a wooden five bar gate in line with the front of the house providing a further boundary. Overall the drive offers off road parking for at least eight cars.

Services and Location

Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The floor mounted gas boiler is in the home office. At the time of preparing these details the council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: TBC. For the purpose of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: TA9 4HZ. As you drive in to Church Road the drive and entrance for Knoll Lodge is the third on the right.

About the Area

East Brent is a popular village with a historic Church, Village Green, Medical Centre and a Village Hall. Both East Brent and nearby Brent Knoll are well served by a range of well regarded pub restaurants. There is also a village store and post office in Brent Knoll. Just a stroll along the road is East Brent Primary School. The property is also in the catchment area for Hugh Sexey Middle School and Kings of Wessex Senior School with buses to both. Local Independent schools include Wells Cathedral School, Sidcot, Millfield and the Taunton Schools. The property is within easy distance of the M5 and Highbridge &#38; Burnham railway station with regular trains to Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Bristol international airport is approximately half an hour away by car.