Hollowbrook Lane, Chew Magna, BS40

Offers in excess of £1,500,000
7 bedroom house for sale
Sold Subject To Contract
Key Information
Property Type
4,952 sqft
Property Description
Double House is an attractive, double fronted stone country house, with pleasing symmetrical proportions and the unusual architectural feature of identical front and rear elevations to the main house. High ceilings and traditional floors and features create a relaxing and comfortable home. The accommodation has been recently extended, to incorporate a former garage, creating a stylish wing of flexible accommodation and the opening up of fantastic westerly views toward the lake The house also benefits from plenty of storage space and modern energy efficient improvements including the installation of double glazing throughout and a new, fully automated top of the range Austrian Windhager biomass boiler. It has reliable, super-fast full fibre broadband provided by Truespeed.
The property is situated down a quiet country lane and accessed through double gates which lead into a wide paved parking area.
The Main house
Ground Floor
The front door leads into a reception hallway with original limestone flooring and entrances to the four principal ground floor reception rooms and kitchen, while a wooden staircase to the first floor and an understairs door leads down to the cellar.
The charming bright kitchen has a Velux window, traditional quarry stone floor tiles and French doors leading to the conservatory. It has a range of fitted cupboards and shelf units with a new electric Rangemaster stove with gas hob (using bottled gas), and a double Belfast sink.
The utility room off the kitchen has a shower, WC, wash basin and plumbing for a washing machine. This also houses a newly installed, highly efficient and fully automatic, Windhager biomass boiler which heats the entire property and serves its hot water. . Efficient and environmentally friendly, this runs off pellets made from waste sawdust from UK sawmills that process timber from sustainably managed forests.
The timber-built conservatory features exposed stone walls, fitted blinds, limestone stone flooring, school style radiators and two sets of French doors onto the garden.
The elegant sitting room has a tiled fireplace with Burley wood burner and wooden mantel, picture rail and paned window.
The room currently used as a Playroom is dual aspect and could also be used as a snug/dining room.
On the opposite side of the hallway is the study with stone fireplace and window overlooking the garden, and the breakfast room. This cosy space boasts a new hand-built steel Chilly Penguin woodburner/cooking stove, a wooden storage unit inset with a Butler sink with taps and drainer.
The stripped wooden staircase leads to a spacious landing, lined with bookshelves to one wall and with five double bedrooms, each one full of character with Georgian style paned windows and various attractive fireplaces. There are also two storage lofts.
The well-appointed bathroom has a limestone tiled finish to floor and walls, a freestanding clawfoot roll-top bath, walk-in shower cubicle, high level WC and basin.
The cellar is currently used to house the wood pellet storage unit, with some space for additional storage and an extra freezer
Room of requirement
A spacious, multi-purpose room with galleried landing is accessed from the front courtyard and the conservatory and has in its recent history been used for parties, a dance studio, a gym, yoga sessions, a workshop and a games room. A wooden ladder leads to a storage area which is currently being used as a den.
This large open carpeted space has been used by the owners as a cinema room. It has large bifold doors that open into the conservatory and was used by previous owners as a sitting room and music room. Stairs lead up to the home office.
Home office
A bright high-ceilinged room with stunning views, polished wooden floor, glass wall and French doors with westerly aspect overlooking Chew Lake.
Flexible Accomodation
The former garage is entered via the cinema or from its own timber-clad front entrance. This offers, on the ground floor, two bedrooms, one currently used as a gym, and a well-appointed modern bathroom. Stairs lead to an open-plan sitting /dining room/kitchen currently used as a second office, which has a range of contemporary styled units and integrated appliances. Finished with herringbone oak flooring, this stylish west-facing room with vaulted ceiling and French doors offers wonderful open views towards Chew Valley Lake and the hills beyond.
To the rear of the property, behind double gates and hedging lies a generous, paved parking area leading to rear porch of the house. There are also two dedicated electric car chargers located in different parking areas. The south facing garden is mostly laid to lawn with a patio area, a pergola covered in a prolific grape vine and climbing roses, a wildflower garden and an active wildlife pond filled with dragon flies, frogs, newts etc. It has a small path leading down to a small wooden gate covered in an arch of wild rose, hawthorn and ivy. The garden is a haven for wildlife, and where you can enjoy the birdsong and a wide variety of mature apple, horse chestnut, oak, acer and hawthorn trees, bushes, and shrubs.
The Somerset village of Chew Magna is on the edge of the Mendip Hills, conveniently placed approximately equidistant between Bath, Bristol and Wells. The village has a selection of shops and businesses, cafes, pubs, a butcher, a hairdresser, supermarket, and post office. The village of Bishop Sutton with useful store, pubs and post office is just a couple of miles away.
Local schools include Chew Valley Primary School, Chew Stoke Primary School, Ubley Primary School and the popular Chew Valley School for secondary education approx. 2.6 away. There are a number of ‘outstanding’ rated preschools in the valley, including Bishop Sutton Preschool, approx. 1.5 miles away. There is an excellent selection of independent schools in Bristol, Bath and Wells.
The area is popular for outdoor pursuits. Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes are close at hand for water sports and fishing, while the nearby Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge are renowned for horse riding, climbing, cycling, world famous caving and lovely walks. It sits near the Sustrans cycle route no.3. Chew Valley Lake boasts a sailing club, safe walking and cycling routes, a nature reserve with birdwatching hides and a popular café, takeaway and play area. Less than half a mile from the Michelin starred Pony and Trap pub. A community farm is a short walk over the fields.
Double House is well placed for commuting; Bristol City Centre is 10 miles to the north. The UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath is 12 miles to the east. The Cathedral City of Wells is 11 miles to the south. Bristol International Airport is just over 7 miles away.

Further information
Mains water
Newly installed water treatment plant
Council – Bath & Northeast Somerset, Band G
EPC rating E
Double glazed throughout
Heating – Newly installed Winhager fully automated Biomass wood pellet boiler
Plot size – 0.5 acres
Internet – Truespeed dedicated line full fibre broadband
NB This house is not listed
2x Electric car chargers
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