St. Marys Street, Axbridge, BS26

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8 bedroom house for sale
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Living in Axbridge, Somerset offers a charming and idyllic lifestyle with numerous benefits for its residents. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Somerset countryside, Axbridge boasts a rich historical heritage that dates back to medieval times, providing a unique and enchanting living experience. The town's well-preserved architecture and cobbled streets create a delightful ambiance, perfect for those seeking a peaceful and quaint environment.

Axbridge's strong sense of community fosters a welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal place to raise a family or settle down. The town hosts various local events, festivals, and markets, promoting a vibrant social life and enabling residents to engage with one another. Nature enthusiasts will relish in the abundance of outdoor activities surrounding Axbridge. The Mendip Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offer stunning landscapes for hiking, biking, and exploring the local wildlife. Moreover, the nearby Cheddar Gorge provides a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor adventures. Being close to the coastal town of Weston Super-Mare, City or Wells and the City of Bristol, this allows residents to enjoy the tranquillity of small-town life while still having access to urban amenities and employment opportunities.

In conclusion, living in Axbridge, Somerset, provides a unique blend of historical charm, natural beauty, and a tight-knit community, making it an appealing destination for anyone seeking a fulfilling and serene lifestyle.

The Court is approached via an impressive stone archway into a spacious paved courtyard, with low walls, shrubs, trees and an old horse chestnut tree taking centre stage. The front door with portico and fanlight leads into the hallway with old school style radiators and large flagstone flooring. A staircase leading to the upper floors. Throughout the property typical Georgian features such as high ceilings, paned sash windows with working shutters, dado and picture rails, ornate coving, ceiling roses and attractive fireplaces are in evidence.

The study, facing the front of the house has a fitted desk and range of fitted cupboards and cast-iron fireplace in a stone surround, with a slate tiled floor and underfloor heating.

The well-appointed kitchen has a range of bespoke cream units with Walnut worktops, 2 ovens including a 6-burner gas range with plate warmer, extractor fan over, integrated fridge/ freezer and corner fridge, built-in coffee maker and a central island with hand carved granite worktop, and double sink with waste disposal unit. A 16 -pane sash window looks over the rear garden with a breakfast bar, from which to enjoy the view. This room also has underfloor heating.

Off the kitchen is a further reception room, used as a music room with Karndean flooring and French doors to the garden.
The magnificent triple aspect drawing/dining room has a wealth of Georgian features; with polished wooden floorboards, ornate cornicing and two fine cast iron working fireplaces with stone surrounds, it runs the length of the building with deep sash windows and French doors, allowing in plenty of natural light.

A door leads from the drawing room into second reception room, which is currently used as a cinema room. This room also has French doors to the rear garden and alcoves to one wall. A second front door, to the left of the first, leads to a spacious hallway with original flagstone flooring and built-in cupboard. This leads to a WC and a back lobby off which is a utility room. This has a cupboard housing 2 gas boilers, 2 water tanks, plumbing for washing machine and dryer and a larder. A door leads to the rear patio. From the main hallway stairs lead up to a half landing from which wonderful views can be enjoyed over the fields behind the house and the Cheddar Reservoir and towards Glastonbury Tor.

The generous accommodation on the first floor includes 4 good-sized double bedrooms. The master has a spacious luxury ensuite bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath and a separate walk-in shower. The adjacent bedroom has a range of built-in wardrobes and is currently used as a dressing room. There are two further rooms with steps down to an interconnecting fifth room off; suitable for a teenage den or a dressing room. Serving these two bedrooms are two bathrooms with underfloor heating. Airing cupboard. One of the bedrooms and the den have air-conditioning. On the top floor are a further 4 bedrooms, all spacious doubles. One has an en suite with double sized walk-in shower. There is a further separate bathroom on this floor. Further storage space is available in the basement. This is tanked and plastered and is divided into three separate rooms, one of which is used for a wine cellar and another houses the audio-visual system for the house including the remote control lighting, cinema/tv system, fuse boards and telephone points. Steps lead up to the front exterior of the house.

An arched doorway from the courtyard leads through to the Spa area. The 10m x 5m pool was installed by the current owners on the site of a former greenhouse. The luxury facilities include two changing rooms with showers and a separate WC, a bar area with corian worksurfaces and fridge and cupboards beneath and sliding doors out to the rear garden, as well as a plant room with exchange system, boiler and tank. A games room with tiled flooring and glazed doors lead to the terrace and into the pool area. The pool room has full length windows along both sides and glass beamed ceiling and beyond is a hot tub, with sliding doors allowing its use inside or out. All the rooms here have underfloor heating and air-conditioning.

From the entrance courtyard a pair of wrought-iron gates lead to the rear of the property to one side and double wooden gates on the other.
To the rear of the wisteria-clad property is a terrace partly covered by a glass verandah and delightful south facing gardens. There is a spacious lawned area with pathways and flower beds, borders and mature trees including fig, walnut, pear trees and holm oaks as well as a raised terrace with barbeque area and pizza oven. On the east side is the swimming pool complex which has a private sun area, screened with bamboo, with water feature and wooden cabin (currently used as a treatment room). There is also a vegetable garden and archery range with shed, greenhouse and compost bed. To the west, beyond the attractive old wall is an area with paved area, artificial lawn and a summerhouse, ideal for a playground.

Buyers may be interested to note that the gardens have been used for wedding parties and the annual church fete with marquees on the lawn.

To the front, accessed from the courtyard is a double garage with two electric up and over doors and a single door to the rear with access to the garden.

A carved stone dates the house to 1796, though earliest building recorded on this site was in 1468. During its more recent history it has been the home and surgery of a local doctor, and subsequently the local Conservative MP, Jerry Wiggin for 30 years.

Axbridge offers a range of shops and pubs as well as the well regarded Axbridge primary school and local secondary schools include The Kings of Wessex and Hugh Sexey Church of England School, Churchill Academy and Sidcot School. There is easy access to further facilities in the local town of Cheddar and nearby Wells whilst Bristol and Bath are within easy commuting distance. . The area is popular for outdoor activities and the famous Cheddar Gorge is close by. Junction 22 of the M5 is approximately 8 miles away, Bristol International Airport is 11 miles away and the City of Wells approximately 10 miles away.

•High speed fibre broadband
•Council Somerset, tax band H
•Renovations included replacement gas heating system: with pressurized system with 2 boilers and 2 tanks & radiators.
•Replaced electrics
•Mains drainage
•Automatic electric gate with timer
•Intruder and smoke alarm system
•EPC rating D
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