High Street, Blagdon, BS40

Offers in excess of £1,650,000
6 bedroom house for sale
For Sale
Key Information
Property Type
4,457 sqft
Property Description
The Old Parsonage is approached via two sets of electric gates into a gravel parking area to the front of the property, which is secluded by a line of mature trees on the boundary. A front porch leads into a welcoming entrance hall. Off the hallway are two separate reception rooms. To the left, the dual aspect sitting room has a stone fireplace with wood burning stove, polished wooden floorboards and a feature alcove on the wall. To the right-hand side is the snug with built in cupboards to either side of a fireplace with wooden mantel and stone hearth. (The chimney could be reopened if required).
To the rear of the property is the impressive kitchen/dining/family room with bifold doors opening out onto a decked terrace, from which one can admire the far-reaching rural views encompassing Blagdon Lake. The family/sitting area has a wood burning stove and is open plan to the dining and kitchen areas.
The well-appointed kitchen has a range of fitted painted wooden units with granite worksurfaces. The appliances include an American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and recently installed Stoves range cooker. An exterior door leads to the carport. Steps lead down to the cellar.
The extensive cellar (with 6 rooms) has a utility area, plumbed for washing machine and dryer, with tiled floor, cupboard units, butler sink and windows to rear garden and a storage pantry area with fridge/freezer. A cupboard houses the gas central heating boiler and pressure water tank, which was installed in 2013. A further room with mirrored wall is used as a gym with WC and shower room off. This versatile space could be used for a teenage den or party room. There is also a useful boot room. A door gives access to the garden.
From the hallway, a staircase leads up to a wide, well-lit landing, off which there are 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The rear two bedrooms have access to a balcony with room for a table and chairs, overlooking the rear garden. The largest bedroom is double aspect with access to the balcony, a Juliet balcony and an en suite shower room. There are two further good-sized double bedrooms with pretty Victorian style fireplaces and windows to front with fitted blinds.
The spacious and well-appointed family bathroom has underfloor heating, a WC and wooden vanity unit with ‘His and Hers’ basins, a bath with handheld shower attachment and rainfall showerhead over and a window to the front with fitted blinds.
A further staircase leads to the top floor landing. This has a triple pane window allowing in plenty of natural light. The owners have converted the attic into a fabulous principal suite. The triple aspect bedroom has a balcony overlooking the rear gardens and vaulted ceiling with wooden beams. Off this is a wet room with walk-in shower, ‘His and Hers’ washbasins. A further dressing room, well furnished with cupboards and fitted drawer space into the eaves completes this luxury suite.

To the east side of the property are double doors which lead through to an open barn with gravel floor, linking steps from the kitchen with the annexe. This provides vehicular access to the spacious double garage and annexe.

A former stable has been beautifully converted into a two-storey annexe. This substantial building has a games/hobby room on the ground floor and further TV entertainment room on the first floor. This upstairs room has a vaulted ceiling with beams, inset spotlights and polished floorboards. A kitchenette has been installed as well as a handy WC and basin. A further room, lit by two large Velux windows is currently used as an office. The Stable offers an option for accommodating a dependent relative or guests or for use as a stand-alone office. A gas fired boiler is located in a cupboard on the first floor.
Attached to The Stable is a stone built potting shed with room for a mower and garden tools.

The property stands in gardens of approx. 1/2 acre. At the immediate rear of the house is a flagstone terrace, perfect for outdoor dining and enjoying views of the gardens. There are two lawned areas separated by a hedge, with an archway leading to a play area with climbing frame, chicken enclosure and vegetable beds. The garden is surrounded by a magnificent stone wall with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. To the west of the garden is a further 3/4 acre of orchard, which was bought by the present owners and has a separate title.

The popular village of Blagdon is set in the Mendip Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It is a safe and thriving community with many clubs and organisations including Scouts, Brownies, tennis, football, cricket and rugby clubs. There is a newly opened coffee shop, which is worth a visit and the New Inn has recently been refurbished and has opened to very good reviews. The village also boasts a local shop and Post Office as well as an excellent family run Thai restaurant.
There are lovely walks around Blagdon Lake and walks and cycle trails on the nearby Mendips. There is an active village hall, local church and good schooling nearby: primary schools in Blagdon, Ubley, Burrington and Chew Valley, while State secondary schools include Churchill Academy, The Kings of Wessex Academy and Chew Valley School. Independent schools include Sidcot School (6 miles), Wells Cathedral School (10 miles) and Millfield (18 miles). The village is served by school buses to Sidcot and Wells. There is also easy access to schools in both Bristol and Bath.
The location is well-placed for commuting as Bristol city centre is approximately 15 miles away and Bath can be reached in under 20 miles. Bristol International Airport is only 6 miles away. The nearest railway stations are Yatton and Nailsea & Backwell which both have regular trains to London and Bristol.

Further information

Council: North Somerset, Band G
EPC Rating D
Mains water, electricity and gas
Gas boiler to main house and separate boiler to annexe
Sympathetically replaced double glazed timber windows
Drainage by septic tank
Broadband – BT
NB this property is not Listed.

Blagdon is a delightful village on the edge of the Mendip Hills and is a perfect place to
enjoy country life yet conveniently located close to Bristol, Bath and Wells with all that
those cities have to offer.
Here in the centre of the village stands what was the rectory, built around 1840, and rather
neglected until purchased and restored by the owners in 2011. The owners already lived
in the village but were looking for a larger property with more space for their growing
family. The Old Parsonage ticked all their boxes with its great location within the village,
large gardens and spectacular views over Blagdon Lake and hills beyond. The period
features were an obvious attraction together with the enormous potential to create a
special family home. A total top to toe renovation was carried out together with a new
rear extension. All windows have been replaced with timber framed double glazing and
the attic space has been converted into a spacious master suite. The cellars have been
cleverly redesigned to incorporate a home gym, boot-room, shower area and useful
The Old Parsonage is a beautiful home which respects its past whilst providing the
luxuries and comforts for modern-day living. The rooms to the front are cosy and
welcoming with the main living space being the highly functional open plan family area to
the rear. Bifold doors open out onto a large raised deck which creates a perfect space for
From the deck stone steps lead down to the patio and out onto the delightful gardens.
The owners have created various areas to sit, sunbathe, play and grow vegetables.
The village has a good primary school, pub, village shop, coffee shop, Thai restaurant and
tennis club. Excellent secondary schools are close to hand.
The Old Parsonage has been a very special home for the owners who will take away
many cherished memories of living here.
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