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Tucked away on the edge of the picturesque Mendip Hills, in the North Somerset village of Upper Langford, is this exquisite example of an Arts and Crafts detached country house. The approach is as elegant as the property itself. A sweeping gravelled driveway slowly reveals the quintessentially Edwardian frontage amongst well established plants, shrubs and trees and a manicured front lawn. Westleaze flaunts a myriad of features typical of the Arts and Crafts era, such as a balcony edged with white painted timber railings with a typical heart motif.
A porch, mirroring the intricate detailing of the balcony, frames the ornate double oak front door with traditional muntin windows. The hallway is flooded with natural light and leads to all principal reception rooms. To the left is the family sitting room. The eye is immediately drawn to the traditional Edwardian box window. A recent addition is the bespoke, hand-crafted window seat; designed to soak up the verdant garden vistas whilst offering additional hidden storage. The true centre-piece of this fabulous space is the black, cast-iron wood-burner, set in a red-brick fireplace with slate hearth and natural wood surround. Further detailing includes: picture rails, moulded ceiling rose, high skirting boards and a light solid oak floor. Wooden framed French doors lead out into the front garden. Leading from the living room is the versatile garden room; a large space with an abundance of natural light. A pale tiled floor complements the stone and red-brick feature wall creating a rustic charm. A wood-burner transforms this spacious room in to the perfect winter snug. To the right of the hall the dining room presents a triple-breasted bay window, offering a pleasant garden outlook. A cast iron fireplace with terracotta tiled hearth and ornate wood surround complement the picture rail and ceiling rose. The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room is the true heart of the home with a striking red Aga taking centre stage. A Mediterranean style tiled splash-back adds a multitude of colour, whilst complementing the shaker style units with wood surfaces. A larder cupboard provides plenty of extra storage. Polished imported Australian Blackbutt hard wood flooring runs throughout the kitchen as well as a pale cream, timber-clad ceiling. A handy utility room lies just off the kitchen and offers space for washing machine and tumble dryer as well as stainless steel sink. The utility also provides access to the rear garden and downstairs WC.
The original Edwardian staircase wraps around an intricate stained glass central window casting a warm coloured glow and leads to the generous first floor landing. The dual-aspect master suite benefits from both easterly and westerly aspects, enjoying morning and afternoon sun. A charming petite fireplace with classic painted ceramic tile surrounds adds to the wealth of character that this room has to offer. French doors lead out onto the covered balcony. This fabulous feature offers an incredibly tranquil elevated westerly vista with views of the rural countryside and hills beyond. A separate dressing room is fully fitted with built-in wardrobes and leads to the en suite. The en suite shower room is partially tiled and comprises: walk-in double rain-fall shower, sink with storage unit under, mirrored medicine cabinet, WC and heated towel rail. The second bedroom also benefits from a dual aspect and en-suite as well as a built in wardrobe. The three-piece family bathroom is partially tiled and benefits from bath, sink and WC. Two further double bedrooms occupy the first floor.
The second floor is extremely versatile and is perfect for teenagers or even as a guest wing. Currently this level incorporates a study which enjoys truly captivating countryside views and could be easily used as a bedroom. This leads on to a further room with access for storage in the eaves. A further bedroom on the second floor also benefits from eaves storage. A three piece bathroom serves this level. The bath has been positioned to enjoy the elevated rural panorama.
The nearby village of Langford offers local amenities including; shop & fuel station, a pub, restaurants and an excellent Primary School. The neighbouring village of Churchill offers a Post Office & Secondary School, public houses and a fish and chip shop. Langford offers an idyllic country feel yet is approximately 14 miles from Bristol, M5 (J21) 7 miles, Wells 12 miles, and Bristol International Airport 5 miles. Yatton train station is approximately 4 miles with Nailsea & Backwell train station approximately 9 miles away. A host of sporting, social and recreational facilities are found within the area and riding on The Mendip Hills is unparalleled in the North Somerset area. The renowned Blagdon and Chew Valley Lakes are also nearby.
The property itself is set well within its plot, totalling over 1.5 acres. The mature gardens and outbuildings are as impressive as the house itself. A rich variety of trees, including an exquisite flowering cherry tree and a fabulous Gingko, can be found throughout the large, manicured gardens. A sweet-scented rose garden has been lovingly nurtured at the rear garden and displays a myriad of different types of rose.
To the rear of the garden a sizeable paddock offers extra versatile outdoor space.
Set over two floors, a large and extremely attractive stone built barn houses the double garage, as well as plenty of space for workshop or studio. This building is crying out for conversion into a self-contained annexe and currently has planning permission for a home office.
A large rear courtyard and driveway offers parking for multiple vehicles.
Detached Edwardian country house
Six bedrooms including a master suite
Set over three floors
Three reception rooms
Exquisite manicured gardens
Over 1.5 acres
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