THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS WITH THIS LISTING:
1. Oaklands £1,000,000 - £1,100,000 (4 bedrooms, 2.75 acres)
2. Oaklands and Cottage £1,200,000 - £1,300,000 (additional 2 bedroom cottage included with the above).
Description - A beautifully designed, contemporary styled, single storey oak framed home under a red tiled roof, with oak beams and A frame, doors and flooring. The impressive spacious and light accommodation includes an open plan kitchen/living space, 4 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, utility room, cloakroom and separate study. Triple garage and set in approx. 2.75 acres of private gardens and grounds. If desired, there is a 2 bedroom single storey cottage available.
OAKLANDS (£1,000,000 - £1,100,000)
Oaklands was erected in 2007 by a local builder, lovingly built using hand pressed brick, green oak and clear glass picture windows to allow maximum amounts of natural light into the property. Modern conveniences include underfloor heating, integrated smart technology, an alarm system, wiring for SONOS sound system, a filtered water system and a heating control panel across multiple rooms. Oaklands is approached via electric gates onto a shared driveway. The front door leads into a lobby featuring exposed brick walls, a Velux window and a glazed door giving a view into the private gardens beyond. Door to study and internal door to garage.
Linked but separate to the rest of the accommodation, a peaceful spot to get work done.
Open Plan Kitchen/Living space
This spacious and inviting principal area has five Velux windows. The oak beams are in evidence with high ceilings and the windows and blinds are remote controlled.
The attractive bespoke kitchen has stone tiles and a central island, granite worktops and integrated appliances including a Miele wine fridge, French sink which includes filtered drinking water, two double ovens, a microwave, 5-ring gas hob and Samsung fridge freezer. Positioned next to the kitchen and accessed via the back door, a separate utility room offers further worktop space, units to fit a washing machine and dryer, along with lots more storage cupboards, boiler and eco water softener. Cloakroom with WC and hand basin.
The cosy area has a stylish and very efficient multi fuel "Barbas - Eco 500" stove. Clear glass picture windows are south facing and are able to draw in lots of natural light, giving attractive views over the gardens and fields and woodland beyond.
Through the oak double doors are the four double bedrooms and bath/shower rooms. Bedroom 4 is a luxury guest room with two windows, tv point, access to a high enclosed cupboard and an ensuite shower room with WC and hand basin. This bedroom is located next to the airing/storage cupboard and the family bathroom. The bathroom features a bath and separate shower, along with a stylish wash bowl basin and WC.
Further down the corridor are two bedrooms next to each other, Bedroom 2 and 3 which are similarly sized doubles. They both have two Velux windows, tv points and a glass frontage with a curtain rail for linen, black out curtains if privacy or darkness is desired. At the end of the glass corridor is the Bedroom 1, the Master Suite. This spacious room is dual aspect with double doors opening onto the garden. Like the other rooms, this one has a tv point and a spacious wet room with shower, luxurious jacuzzi bath, WC and hand basin.
Triple Garage and Parking
The triple garage was originally built with secondary accommodation in mind. Water and electricity are supplied and the area is alarmed. There is a tarmac driveway and space for several vehicles.
The private gardens are a delight, featuring an enclosed and sheltered terrace offering a high level of privacy, an attractive ornamental pond, lawn and grounds leading to the woodlands. The pond and private gardens are all south facing, making it the perfect spot for alfresco dining and enjoying the sunshine and views during all seasons. The total acreage is approx. 2.75 acres including gardens, paddock and woodland.
THE COTTAGE (£1,200,000 - £1,300,000 if included with Oaklands)
The red brick cottage next door was converted from stables into living accommodation 22 years ago. The property sits to the right as you enter the Oaklands gates and features a welcoming kitchen, sitting room, family shower room and 2 double bedrooms. It is immaculately kept with a lovely south facing garden to the rear. The stable door opens onto a kitchen with ample storage units, integrated appliances such as a fitted dishwasher, electric fan oven and room for a washing machine. The gas combi boiler is located here. The spacious sitting room features electric fireplace and dual aspect. A walk-in shower was recently installed next to two double bedrooms. There are 2 loft access points. Along with Oaklands, the cottage would offer excellent dual living opportunity.
On the Somerset Levels, on the western edge of the distinctive knoll is the village of Brent Knoll, within three miles of the Bristol Channel and with easy access to Weston super Mare, Cheddar and Wells. This appealing village has a village green and active community centred around the village hall as well as a shop and tennis club. Brent Knoll village magazine keeps residents up to date with all activities/clubs. The Red Cow pub is within easy walking distance of the property. There is a local primary school and secondary schools include King Alfred Academy (2 miles), Hugh Sexeys in Blackford (6 miles), Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar (10 miles) and Sidcot School in Winscombe (9 miles). The property is well placed for quick access to the motorway network (M5) and Bristol International Airport is 18 miles away.
.EPC Rating C
.Sedgemoor District Council
.Council Tax Band G
Seller Insight - "I long for the countryside. That's where I get my calm and tranquillity." Emilia Clarke
There is a complete peacefulness that washes over you when you arrive at Oaklands - the sound of the breeze, the glorious views of Brent Knoll and the unique property that sits within it.
Looking for a change from city life, the owners were seeking a property with a large garage and, during one property search, Oaklands appeared. It took them by complete surprise as it certainly had the 'wow' factor. Upon viewing, they entered what the owners call the 'Great Hall' (a kitchen/dining living space) and their jaws hit the floor, "my wife turned to me and said; 'Don't bother looking at any more houses, this is my home."
And what a home it has been. The owners have loved their piece of tranquillity, the views and the incredible space the home has to offer. "The Great Hall reminds me of the Vikings due to its size - it's 60ft by 30ft but there is a softness to it, which means it never feels cold and vast, but always welcoming. The views are perfectly framed by the large glass windows and natural green oak beams." Even though the rooms are very generous in size, it is easy to keep warm thanks to the underfloor heating throughout and the wonderful multi-fuel stove, a great feature in the living area.
There is certainly an opulence about this property; you can tell that the architect has thought about every detail to maximise privacy while embracing the incredible countryside that surrounds it. The builder, renowned in the area, used handmade red bricks alongside the glorious green oak vaulted ceiling. There are mindful touches too, such as ramps as well as steps, making it ideal for anyone seeking a more accessible property.
Living in such a location, you will be blessed to see a wealth of wildlife as you sit and enjoy your morning coffee or evening tipple. You can watch the deer grazing, and badgers and foxes moving through the grasses and hedges. There is also a pond in the central courtyard filled with carp and goldfish, which is very relaxing to sit and gaze into.
On either side of the Great Hall are two wings; one houses the four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, and the other is the main entrance, which is also home to an office space - in an ideal location if you work from home as it is completely separate to the living areas. Along from that is the triple garage, the feature that initially attracted the current owners. The original builder had the idea of turning this space into a two-bedroom cottage, so it has all services installed should that be of interest to you in the future.
The drive and parking area is vast, so should you convert the garage to additional accommodation, there is still plenty of space to replace it with a new triple garage if you wished. That is the beauty of this property, there is still plenty of potential for you to make it your own.
The property is in a rural setting but you are not too far away from amenities, with a village shop around a mile and a half away, and Burnham on Sea and Highbridge just two miles. Your nearest towns are Bridgewater, Western Super Mare and Cheddar, all approximately 8 miles away from Oaklands. If you need to commute, you can be at junction 22 of the M5 in around 5 minutes. It is also worth noting that the property isn't on the Bristol Airport flightpath.
"I love country life, escaping the city of Bristol for cleaner air, it's so quiet - it's as though Brent Knoll provides a sound screen from the traffic beyond. This home is proof that you can buy peace, that's what we bought here and we will be sad to leave."