Superb property in Star, Winscombe
£785,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Believed to date to the 1950's, Apple Acre has been beautifully maintained and carefully extended by the current owners over the past 36 years to create a much-loved spacious family home that combines generous living accommodation with superb outdoor space.

Located up a public right of way with restricted access off the A38, there is ample driveway parking in addition to the double garage, and the accommodation could easily be arranged to provide a self-contained annexe for a dependent relative, or possibly a rental income if required.

The welcoming reception hall gives an indication of the accommodation beyond, with a light neutral colour scheme and wooden doors. Light floods into the L shaped triple aspect sitting room beyond, with a beamed ceiling and open fireplace, and French doors that open onto a generous dining terrace beyond. The kitchen/dining room is extremely spacious, fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units including some deep pan drawers, along with an integrated dishwasher and fridge and space for a big range cooker. A wide kitchen window beautifully frames the delightful garden views, and to the other end the dining area accommodates a large table, ideal for entertaining.

Beyond the kitchen is a pantry, and the hallway leads on to further accommodation, which could easily be configured to provide a self-contained annexe if required, with its own entrance porch that is currently used as a boot room/utility area with space for an American style fridge/freezer. There is a double bedroom with 2 fitted wardrobes and a spacious shower room with large enclosure. Beyond is a large utility room fitted with a good range of storage cupboards, along with a sink and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The dual aspect room beyond is currently used as a hobby/workroom, with neat storage cupboards to 2 sides and wonderful views through the French doors that open onto a terrace and the garden beyond. This room could be used as an additional family room/playroom or annexe reception room if required.

The first floor bedroom accommodation is arranged along a light and airy landing with generous under eaves storage areas. The principal bedroom to the far end includes a spacious dressing room with a fitted double wardrobe and there are far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and the distant tree-line on the Mendips. In addition to the family bathroom (with airing cupboard off) there are 3 further bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a home office.

The outside space is a gardener's delight and a real highlight of Apple Acre, having been professionally landscaped and beautifully designed and maintained over the years. The garden area immediately to the rear of the house incorporates generous paved terraced areas, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, or for somewhere to simply sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Gravelled paths radiate from a central circular feature, past attractively planted, deep herbaceous borders. A wooden archway to one side leads to the kitchen garden and paddock beyond, and the wide lawn is bordered and interspersed by the wonderful array of trees including acer, beech and a majestic magnolia, to further curved herbaceous borders with bark-chipped paths beyond.

To the end of the garden is the double garage with overhead rafters storage and currently includes a workshop area. There is an additional mower shed near the 5-bar wooden gate with pedestrian gate off the driveway.

Beyond the gravelled parking area to the front of the house is another garden area, including a greenhouse with a deep herbaceous border with a central path to the left, and to the right a neat path leads to a large storage shed hidden from view behind trees and bushes, beyond which steps lead on to another herbaceous planted area. The approx. 0.4 acre paddock, bordered by mature hedges and wire fencing, is accessed via a wooden gate off the parking area and currently includes a large hen house with "eggstension". Another highlight of Apple Acre is the approx. 0.3 acre kitchen garden bordered by clipped hedges and the stone boundary wall, with beautiful views towards the hills beyond. There is a heated greenhouse and multiple raised beds for extensive vegetable cultivation along with various fruit trees, soft fruit bushes and a cut flower garden, which all combine to form a truly wonderful garden in a magnificent setting.

LOCATION - Star is a hamlet close to the villages of Shipham and Winscombe, which both have a good range of amenities including shops, takeaways, thriving village halls and public houses, and there is a primary school at Shipham. Further amenities are available nearby in Axbridge (3.6 miles) and Cheddar (4 miles) and within 8.4 miles at Weston-super-Mare. M5 Jct 21 is within 7 miles and Bristol some 16 miles distant. Mainline train services are available within 6.7 miles from Yatton station, with journey times of 16 minutes to Bristol and from 114 minutes to Paddington. There are wonderful walks and outdoor activities available nearby in the surrounding Mendip Hills.

01934 876226

Robin King

1 & 2 The Cross , Broadstreet , Congresbury , BS49 5DG

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