Offers in excess of £580,000
Ham Link, Burrington
Idyllic 2 bedroom detached cottage in the village of Burrington with full planning to extend further. Set in an elevated position with far reaching views. The accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom. Set in 3.7 acres with outbuildings, stable & tack room.
DESCRIPTION The picturesque small village of Burrington and parish is on the fringes of the Chew Valley. Its 15th century Church of the Holy Trinity with a stained-glass window of the arms of Capels of Langford Court was restored in 1884. During the 15th century the village was involved in lead mining, and close by, evidence has been found of Neolithic times in Burrington Combe. So much history on the doorstep for your to explore.
Believed to date back to c.1890, the cottage historically formed part of an Auster tenement small holding, and used to be part of the former Duke of Clevedon's Estate. "When we purchased it the land had become extremely overgrown and neglected. We have undertaken a substantial clearing effort, opening up the land and clearing it back to the fences", the owner tells us. From Ham Link, a private drive ascends to the property and the land extends to all sides, including a large paddock to the front of the property. There is also separate agricultural access to the property from further up Ham Link.
Walking through the entrance porch is a treat, as you can feel the love the owners have had for this property. The country-style but modern kitchen is truly the heart of the home, and you can imagine many a cake being baked here to enjoy. The wood burner is such a glorious addition, making this kitchen-breakfast room so cosy, especially on a cold and frosty day. You can see yourself spending many an hour here enjoying the stunning views whilst warming yourself by the fire.
The feeling of cosiness extends into the sitting room and, though large in size, with it being 21ft, it is still warm and inviting thanks to the multi-fuel stove. The timber beams add to the character and you can't ignore the far-reaching views that this room is blessed with. As you take in what this room has to offer, we guarantee you will find yourself picking out a spot for the Christmas tree – we know where we would place it.
The downstairs also benefits from a utility room/boot room and cloakroom, spaces you will be very thankful for living in this location. As you venture upstairs you find two double bedrooms with magnificent views and a family bathroom. What a joy it would be to wake up each morning and be able to look out at such scenery.
This is a property that has lots of potential. There is full planning permission for a two storey extension including two further bedrooms and bathroom. In addition there are several outbuildings including a wooden-built 60ft shed, a corrugated iron wood store, a stable with secure tack room and a stone-built cattle byre now used as a log store. As with many country abodes, the cottage has a septic tank and solid fuel heating.
The owners have begun the task of transforming some of the 3.7 acres: "The front paddock has been ploughed and re-seeded and has been used for our horse, and a fenced off vegetable garden has been added. There are some great riding options from the property which is bordered on two sides by a common". Should you have a dream of growing your own vegetables, having a pony or a few chickens, goats or geese, this cottage would certainly provide you with the country lifestyle you seek.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed living in Burrington, there is a good community feel with various events through the year and the village has the major attraction of little through traffic. Our neighbours are wonderful and extremely friendly but at the same time respectful of our privacy. In different circumstances this would be a 'property for life' for us, as it has so much going for it and it is with great sadness that we have put it on the market."
Burrington village is located 14 miles south of Bristol, nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills in North Somerset. It is a quiet hamlet surrounded by open country and woodland. The village has a primary school, village hall, and parish church. More comprehensive amenities can be found in nearby Wrington and Blagdon. It has easy access to the cities of both Bristol and Bath, as well as Weston Super Mare, Churchill and Wells. Bristol International Airport is within easy reach of the property, as is motorway access to the M5/M4 via A38 or A370 which are not far away.
- 2 Double bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- Utility Room/Boot room
- Family Bathroom
- Stable & Paddock
- Potential Packed Outbuildings, incl.60ft shed
- Set in 3.7 acres
- Planning no. 19/P/1337/FUH North Somerset Council