A wonderful and spacious detached single-storey dwelling, situated in a park like setting with an impressive approach. Located on the edge of the highly desirable village of Backwell, near Bristol
The property is situated in a lovely and hidden setting along Backwell Hill and although it is rural, it is not isolated. The property is approached through an electric gate over an impressive sweeping drive with lawn and mature trees on either side, creating a park-like setting. It was built in the 1970s and the present owners purchased Woodlands in 2005 when they made alterations to the interior. It is extremely well maintained and is a wonderful family home. In 2018, a new boiler was installed. In 2018, an excellent bespoke kitchen by Wren was fitted, and the roof was replaced.The accommodation is intelligently arranged, with an inner hall separating the living accommodation from the bedroom wing. All rooms have a lovely view over its private grounds. The open plan sitting/dining room, which was once two rooms, has a stone fireplace fitted with a log burning stove and overlooks the garden. Double doors open to the conservatory and further double doors open into the kitchen/ breakfast room. The well designed kitchen with tiled floor, which has an outlook to a backdrop of woodland, is extremely well fitted and integrated appliances include two ovens, hob, extractor and tall refrigerator. A stable door opens into the utility room.The bedrooms are arranged off an inner hall. Both the principal bedroom and guest suite each have a dressing area fitted with purpose-built solid wood cupboards and drawers, and en-suite bath/shower room. There are three further double bedrooms and a family bath/shower room.Gardens and groundsWoodlands is approached through an electrically operated farm gate which opens onto an impressive long sweeping drive, with lawn on either side. The drive continues past the property and leads to an area of parking behind, suitable for a large number of vehicles.The grounds are a delight. Either side of the drive is a large expanse of level lawn interspersed with mature trees creating a park-like and hidden setting. Trees include Paper Bark Maple, a magnificent Cedar, Silver Birch, Ornamental Weeping Pear and Weeping Beech. There are many mature shrubs including black stem Hydrangea, Camellias, Sorbus and Ceanothus. There are many flowering plants including Aubrieta, well stocked flower beds and borders, and the garden is planted with spring bulbs. Fruit trees include Apple, Plum, and Crab Apple. There is a kitchen garden, a Hartley Botanic greenhouse and a pond. In all about 1.39 acres.OutbuildingsSituated around the parking area is a superb and attractive architect designed cedar clad workshop and integral double garage, with an overhang along the front elevation. It has potential of converting into ancillary accommodation or home office, subject to any necessary planning consents. Lying adjacent is a further cedar clad building comprising a large enclosed 832 sq ft barn, storeroom, open store, and outside WC.
Directions: From the St Andrews Church direction, Backwell Hill is at the top of Cheston Combe. The entrance to Woodlands is seen along on the right hand side, after about 0.1 mile, opposite woods.