Sidcot House offers extensive versatile accommodation throughout and would suit those looking for an equestrian property or indeed requiring office/studio space at home.
A turn of the century property constructed from locally quarried stone and slate tiled roof.
There is a distinctive Colonial feel borne from architectural influences the original owner gained during his travels when designing Sidcot House. This design flair is evident from the front elevation with its canopied balcony and intricate balustrading fretwork.
Presented in exceptional order with significant original detail being retained including dual aspect windows and cornicing in the principal rooms, an impressive Manorial style inglenook fireplace in the drawing room together with Minster fireplaces located in two of the accompanying reception rooms.
As you would expect from a property of this era, the proportions throughout are excellent.
Accommodation is principally arranged over two floors with six double bedrooms, three reception rooms and two bathrooms. In addition, there is a sizeable attic and generous cellar as well as a purposeful utility area.
The grounds, which extend to over 7 acres, encompass the outbuildings including the Coach House and Barn, formal and informal gardens, orchard and paddocks.
Influenced from the current owners’ Italian heritage, a major feature within the grounds is the Italianate ‘Amphitheatre’ style area with its circular stone seating, Cypress trees, fountain and statues. A fantastic space for socialising in numbers through those long summer nights!
Upon arrival at the property heavy wooden automatic gates open to access the garden area and driveway in front of the house. The driveway continues to the side of the house then onwards toward the outbuildings and grounds.
The front door opens to the very spacious reception hall, from here stairs rise to the first floor. Ground floor doors lead to the reception rooms and kitchen area.
Located at the front of the property are the sitting and dining rooms, both exceptionally well proportioned dual aspect principal reception rooms with feature bay windows to the front and side elevations. Both with attractive feature Minster fireplaces.
Toward the rear you will find an expansive drawing room. A dual aspect open space with a striking feature Inglenook fireplace. Double doors lead to the rear terrace and beyond with its breath-taking panoramic views
The spacious kitchen, accessed from the hallway, is fitted with a range of modern granite top units and attractive Italian tiled flooring.
A gas fired Rayburn provides domestic hot water, central heating and cooking facilities complemented with an integrated electric oven and gas hob situated within the central island. Beyond the kitchen are the utility room and a former coal bunker - perfect for cool storage.
The staircase from the ground floor leads to the generous first floor landing.
From the landing, doors lead to each of the six double bedrooms and main family bathroom.
The notable dual aspect master bedroom, incorporating an en-suite, is located at the front of the house. En-suite is fitted with an in keeping white suite comprising of a WC, wash hand basin and a large walk-in shower. The en-suite if further enhanced by attractive Italian tiled flooring.
The other five bedrooms are also all very well proportioned offering versatile use should all not be required as bedrooms. The current owners presently have one of the rooms arranged as an office/study.
The family bathroom is located at the rear of the house where splendid panoramic views of the countryside can be afforded. The bathroom is fitted with a jacuzzi bath, wash hand basin and a separate shower enclosure, all of which are finished in classic white. The bathroom can also be utilised as an en-suite for the adjoining bedroom via a connecting door.
The property sits within grounds and gardens of over 7 acres. Beyond the rear terrace is an extensive gravelled driveway which leads to the Coach House and barn. The main focal point of the rear garden is the impressive Italianate inspired area, as referenced above, which forms the centre piece. Predominately constructed of rare White Lias stone.
Beyond the outbuildings you enter the orchard and wooded area, with its range of mature Cypress and fruit trees, leading toward access to the renowned Strawberry Line walkway and cycle path.
Adjoining the formal lawns are the paddocks which also form part of the 7 acres on offer.
The detached Coach House is located at the rear of the house. This two storey building has potentially a number of uses – stabling for equestrian enthusiasts, garaging, home office/studio or as an annexe for a dependent relative. Planning permission was granted, now lapsed, for such a conversion.
Also located at the rear of the property is a fine large timber barn accessed through heavy wooden sliding doors. Controls for the fountain circulation/filter system are located within the barn.
The property is located within the Mendip Hills anob famed for its country walks, wildlife and some of the most impressive scenery within the South West. The property adjoins the Sustrans maintained Strawberry Line cycle path, this can be accessed via a gateway from the woodland area to the rear of the house. The 9 mile Strawberry Line route connects Yatton to Axbridge and Cheddar and passes through some of the regions picturesque settings. As a result the route is popular with cycling enthusiasts and walkers alike.
Although the property offers a semi-rural location it is still within easy reach of the regions three cities. The region's capital, Bristol is a little over 30 minutes away. The city is famed for its growing reputation within the business sector and is home to a number of large employers including Rolls-Royce and the mod. The diverse culture within the city make it an ideal destination for dining out, with a number of high quality restaurants and brassieres within the Clifton area and throughout the city. The city is also home to a number of iconic landmarks including Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and the impressive ss Great Britain. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually at the Ashton Court estate and attracts balloonists and spectators from all corners of the world.
Bristol also boasts a modern shopping centre in the heart of the city, Cabot Circus which offers a broad spectrum of shops and dining facilities as a cinema. On the northern side of the city just off junction 17 of the M5 is the regional shopping centre Cribbs Causeway, again offering a plethora of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.
The Heritage city of Bath is also within easy reach of the house. Famed for its Georgian architecture Bath is home to the Roman Baths and is a popular destination for locals and tourists. The city also boasts a racecourse for the racing enthusiasts.
The Cathedral city of Wells, England’s smallest city is 12 miles away. The iconic Cathedral is located within the centre of the city next to the Bishops Palace and Cathedral green, the city also boasts a busy high street with a number of independent and national shops.
The village of Winscombe offers a good range of amenities including a supermarket, newsagents, post office, library, a bank, doctors, dentist and public house. The village also has a primary school, sports and bowling clubs.
For the commuter, the property is perfectly placed for easy access to the M5 via Junction 21 which is 15 minutes away. Mainline rail connections to London Paddington are available from Weston-super-Mare, Yatton or Backwell train stations. For those who are looking to travel further afield Bristol International Airport is also 15 minutes away and offers a range of domestic and international flights.
The property falls within the catchment area for Churchill Academy which has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Primary school is available within Winscombe, Axbridge, Shipham and Sandford. There are a number of independent schools within the area including the well renowned Sidcot School for pupils aged 3-18 which is less than a mile away, Wells Cathedral School located in the city of Wells. Bristol also boasts a number of highly regarded and prestigious schools including qeh and Clifton College.