Exceptional - A wonderfully positioned family home occupying a superbly convenient location to enjoy the best of rural living, yet within striking distance of Bristol and the upmarket suburbs of Clifton and Leigh Woods. EPC rating C.
Description Set behind private entrance gates, there is plenty of secure off-street parking to the front which provides access to and parking for both the main residence and also a separate one-bedroom detached annexe.
The handsome farmhouse styled exterior offers a welcoming first impression with its brick elevations and pretty tiled roof.
Access to the property is gained under a handy tiled storm porch that leads directly into the reception hallway, which is attractive and open plan with an open Oak framed archway leading through to the kitchen/family and dining room, and with internal French doors leading to the sitting room. To the rear a staircase rises to the first floor and the travertine floor tiles add both style and practicality.
Continuing through the Oak framed arch you arrive at a magnificently proportioned kitchen/family room, very much the heart of the home, it enjoys a superb triple aspect that has been created by thoughtfully combining what was originally three separate rooms to create what is now a large and stylish space for entertaining friends and family. The kitchen area features traditional shaker styled storage cabinets complemented with plush marble worktops, there is an inset Belfast sink and a provision for an 'Everhot' range cooker (available by separate negotiation) an integrated fridge and dishwasher. Picture windows feature to both the front and the side of the room with a pair of French doors that also provide access out to a side landscaped garden, with a single door to the rear. There is also a handy ground floor cloakroom towards the entrance.
The aforementioned, travertine tiles continue to flow through from the kitchen area into the dining space. To the end of the combined rooms lies a spacious reception/living room where further attractive cabinets add more practical storage, and a discrete utility area hidden behind stylish cabinets, this light and airy living space is perfect for reclining after supper or indeed family movie nights.
To the opposite side of the entrance hallway lies a separate beautifully appointed sitting room boasting a superb triple aspect with a pretty bay window to the front. A period style, open and working fireplace, sits central to the room and provides a wonderful focal point to huddle around in the cold winter months. A more intimate room it is the perfect place to retreat and relax in the evening.
On the first floor, arranged off an attractive galleried landing are the five principal bedrooms, all unique in character, each one is subtly decorated in lovely earthy tones. Worthy of particular mention, is the exceptional master bedroom suite complete with en suite shower room and dressing area. Fit to grace the interior of any noteworthy interior design magazine, this grand room not only has the size to be able to fit a three-piece suite, if desired but also a full family bathroom, complete with a separate shower and bathroom. The fifth bedroom is currently utilised as a home office but could also be a nursery or small single if desired. Completing the first-floor accommodation is the family bathroom, complete with a classic three-piece white suite with attractive tongue and grooved panelled walls.
The annexe Affectionately referred to as 'Yew Tree Cottage', this separate two storey dwelling has more than a hint of a charming French Gite about it. A thoughtful addition by the current owners it now provides ancillary accommodation to supplement the main house when required, but also a delightful and quite private space for visiting guests, dependent relatives, or indeed to generate an additional source of income. On the ground floor is an open plan living area with kitchenette and a separate shower room, whilst on the first floor is a double bedroom sized room. There is of course also the huge potential for the space to be used to run a home business, therapy rooms, salon and even yoga studio. The potential and flexibility for its use is endless.
Outside The fully enclosed gardens have a high degree of privacy and have been thoughtfully landscaped to provide a safe and private area for young children or pets to enjoy all year round. The gardens surround the house fully, where outdoor entertaining space is well catered for with the inclusion off a large, paved dining terrace, perfect for al-fresco dining and barbecues, and a further covered seating area which provides some much-needed shade on hot summer days. A gated driveway provides a sense of security with remote access. Parking for several vehicles is provided by the adjacent driveway.
Situation Failand is a village that has two separate parts. Failand itself is on the B3128 Bristol to Clevedon road, and is the newer and larger part. Lower Failand, a mile away, is the original village (shown as Fayland on old maps). Lower Failand can be reached by single track lanes only. The village is home to a post office with general store, a pub (The Failand Inn), an observatory, a church, a well-used village hall and has a very active village social life
Despite being a rural village, Failand is very close to Bristol, and Clifton in particular. Clifton village is only 5 minutes drive from Failand, via Clifton Suspension Bridge. The X6 bus runs to Bristol city centre about once per hour, via Clarken Combe, Bower Ashton and Hotwells. Lower Failand is on the National Cycle Network. Route 334 provides links to Clifton in one direction, and Portbury and Portishead in the other, linking to routes North and South. There is easy access to the M5 and Bristol International Airport is approximately 6 miles away.
The nearest primary school is at Flax Bourton (2 miles) with several secondary schools to choose from including St Katherine's School, Ham Green (2.4 miles) and Backwell School (2.7 miles). Private schooling is at Wraxall and Bristol
directions From the A370 at Flax Bourton take the Clevedon Road B3130. Cross over two mini roundabouts and then take the second turning on the right Belmont Hill B3129. Go straight across at the traffic lights onto Beggar Bush Lane B3129 and in approximatively 1⁄2 mile turn right onto Longwood Lane and the property is the first on the left-hand side.
Our vendor says Yew Tree House has been an incredible family home, we adore the location for the children, near so many amazing walks and close access to supermarkets, shops, school, Bristol, the M5 and my favourite spot for coffee, Clifton.
We have worked hard with the home to bring love and character into Yew Tree House. Its a very special home and we feel lucky to have had so many very happy times here.
We have noticed This spacious and yet intimate family house has a chic interior full of both old world charm and contemporary refinements, a wonderful and welcoming place to call home. It offers the best of both worlds with enchanting countryside walks on your doorstep and yet the property is just a short distance to the amenities, culture and lifestyle that the City has to offer.
Property information Tenure - Freehold
Council tax band - F
EPC rating - C