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The Chestnuts, Wellsway, BLACKFORD, Somerset
725,000
The Chestnuts is an attractive period cottage which has been vastly improved throughout by the current owners. This charming characterful home has been updated to be well suited as a modern family home, whilst retaining many period features. Located in the popular village of Blackford, within easy reach of Wedmore and just a short walk away from Hugh Sexeys Middle School. The property is spacious throughout, including a new kitchen, breakfast and dining room, a spacious and light sitting room and a family room. There are also two ground floor bedrooms, both with shower room facilities. Upstairs there are three further bedrooms and another shower room. Outside, the grounds extend to around an acre of level lawns surrounded by mature shrubs and trees and include an orchard of mixed fruit and nut trees. There is also ample parking within a gravelled horseshoe driveway which also leads to double open garaging with an adjoining lockable store and a workshop.

Sitting Room

Light and spacious reception room measuring 12' 2" x 12' 1" (3.71m x 3.68m). This charming room has exposed ceiling beams, Oak flooring and exposed stone walls. Two niche shelving units and arched windows either side of arched double doors leading out to the south facing front garden.

Family Room

Measures 14' x 12' 6" (4.27m x 3.81m) with an Inglenook fireplace, refurbished to uncover the original bread oven and featuring a new wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling beams and Oak flooring. Wooden double glazed window to the front elevation. Wall lights.

Kitchen, Breakfast and Dining Room areas

This impressive open plan space was created as part of the recent refurbishment works carried out by the current owners. The KITCHEN and BREAKFAST ROOM area measures 28' x 7' 5" (8.53m x 2.26m) and has a range of bespoke hand painted wooden wall and base units with granite work tops over. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap over. Integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Space for a range style cooker with a fitted extractor hood over. Exposed ceiling beams and two wooden double glazed window to the rear looking out to the attractive garden. Recessed down lighting and a tiled floor. Ample space at one end for a table and chairs or a matching island.<br/><br/>A step down into the DINING AREA which measures 14' 1" x 12' (4.29m x 3.66m) with Oak flooring and further exposed beams. Feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and a fitted display cabinet with a cupboard under in the alcove.<br/><br/>At one end of the kitchen a door opens into a rear lobby with a door out to the garden and a door in to the:

Master Bedroom

Well proportioned dual aspect room which measures 12' 8" x 12' 4" (3.86m x 3.76m). Spacious and light with a wooden double glazed window to the side and French doors out to the garden at the front. Oak flooring. Next to the master bedroom is the:

Shower Room to the Master Bedroom

New suite comprising a fully tiled corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and a low level WC. Chrome ladder style radiator, recessed down lighting and a wooden obscure double glazed window to the rear. Measures 6' 10" x 6' 9" (2.08m x 2.06m) with extensive tiling to the water sensitive areas and a tiled floor.<br/><br/>Back to the kitchen breakfast room and a door opening out into the rear entrance hall and a door to:

Utility Room

This new area of accommodation is a further example of the refurbishment works carried out by the current owners. Measures 7' 2" x 6' 6" (2.2m x 2m) with wooden wall and base units with a wooden work top over. Inset ceramic sink with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor mounted oil fired boiler with the hot water tank and pump alongside. White ladder style radiator, recessed down lighting and a tiled floor. Wooden double glazed window to the rear and a door in to the:

Ground Floor Shower Room

New suite including a fully tiled corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and a low level WC. Chrome ladder style radiator, recessed down lighting, tiled flooring and a wooden obscure double glazed window to the side.

Bedroom Two

Another ground floor bedroom which measures 13' 3" x 10' 5" (4.04m x 3.18m not including cupboards) and with potential to convert two large walk in storage cupboards into an en suite shower room and or a dressing room if required. Although, it is likely this bedroom will have sole use of the ground floor shower room off the utility. Two windows overlook the gardens to the side. Exposed beams, Oak floor and wall lights.<br/><br/>Back to the entrance hall and stairs leading up to the:

Landing

Enclosed staircase leads to the split level landing with access to loft area, exposed ceiling beams and two wooden double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden with countryside views.

Bedroom Three

Measures 12' 3" x 10' 9" (3.73m x 3.28m) with a wooden double glazed window overlooking the south facing front garden. Exposed beams and a fitted cupboard with a feature shelf alongside.

Bedroom Four

12' x 8' 11" (3.66m x 2.72m) Well proportioned dual aspect double bedroom. Measures TBC with wooden double glazed windows to the side and rear, both benefiting from countryside views.

Bedroom Five

Measures 8' 10" x 7' 10" (2.69m x 2.39m) with a wooden double glazed window to the front elevation. Exposed ceiling beams. Currently used as a study.

Shower Room

Fully tiled walls and floor. Walk in deluge shower. Low level WC with a concealed cistern. Inset circular wash hand basin with a tiled shelf alongside and a mirror above. Chrome ladder style radiator.

Outside

Two five bar wooden gates from the road open on to the gravelled horseshoe driveway. The very impressive front garden is divided in to two areas. Alongside the drive is an area mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and established trees. The drive continues to open garaging with an adjoining lockable store and a workshop, both with power and light and storage in the rafters. Mature hedging and a stone wall enclose the other side of the south facing front garden. Also laid to lawn with well stocked borders and mature trees, this wonderful, private and sunny space is a real feature of the property. The formal rear garden backs on to fields and features further mature trees, including pear, plum, damson, mulberry and nut trees. There is also a carriage with a chicken pen and run. The large patio area leads to the pond and a well. Attached to the back of the store and workshop are a range of covered storage units, ideal as a wood store and for recycling bins.

Double Open Garage and Outbuildings

Two five bar wooden gates open on to a gravelled horseshoe driveway offering off road parking for several cars. This also leads to the open garaging which measures 23' 4" x 17' 9" (7.11m x 5.41m) with further parking under cover for at least another two cars. This adjoins the lockable store which measures 22' 3" x 11' 5" (6.78m x 3.48m) and a workshop measuring 11' 11" x 11' 5" (3.63m x 3.48m).

Services and Location

Mains electricity, water and drainage with a new oil fired boiler. The council tax band through Sedgemoor District Council is: 'F'. For the purposes of planning your journey the postcode for this property is: BS28 4NE. You will find our 'for sale' board outside.

About the Area

The village of Blackford which is a traditional village with a church, a popular pub, village hall and a very active community popular with young families looking to be in the catchment area for the highly regarded local schools. Nearby Wedmore is a thriving Village with a range of shops including essentials such as the newsagent/store, butcher, chemist, individual shops and boutiques as well as pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. Within easy reach there are a wide range of clubs and societies. Most cultural and sporting activities are catered for in the nearby area. There are excellent state and independent schools locally including Wedmore First School Academy, Hugh Sexeys Middle School and the high performing Kings of Wessex Upper School. Local Independent schools nearby 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 17 miles north.