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CROSS (south of Crook Peak & near Axbridge) Guide Price £1,700,000

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  • A period house with great accommodation
  • Very spacious with 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms
  • Beautiful gardens plus outbuildings

A delightful period house with very generous accommodation, wonderful views and a quiet setting in mature grounds of over an acre.


THE CEDARS, OLD COACH ROAD, CROSS, AXBRIDGE, BS26 2EG

Axbridge 1 mile, Bristol 18 miles, M5 (Junction 22) 7 miles), Weston Super Mare 9 miles, Wells 12 miles, Wedmore 7 miles.

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An extremely handsome period house standing in mature grounds on the lower slopes of the west Mendip Hills and enjoying fine views of the hills and the rolling countryside to the south. The house has very generous accommodation (over 5,000 sq.ft.) including a hall, 3 reception rooms, study, garden room, kitchen, utility room, separate boot room, cloak room and cellars. On the two upper floors are 6 good bedrooms and 5 bath or shower rooms. This includes a main bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom plus 2 other bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The landscaped gardens are an absolute delight, and the outbuildings include garaging, a games room/office, barn and stores. The property totals over an acre.

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One of the many appealing features of the property is the easy access to the footpaths which cross the adjacent Mendip Hills giving access to stunning countryside.

Location

Cross is a small village a mile or so to the west of Axbridge, at the bottom of Shute Shelve Hill. It lies immediately to the west of the A38, and takes its name from the junction with the old Bristol Turnpike and the road from Bleadon to Cheddar across the southern foothills of the Mendip Hills. The road westwards through the village is a quiet country lane with little traffic.

Description

The Cedars is a Georgian property with earlier origins, and which received a Victorian south façade with detailed stone carvings in the mid 19th century. It’s a large comfortable house with well-proportioned rooms which are mostly south facing with splendid views. There are many period details including stone balustrades, bay windows, carved fireplaces and coved ceilings. These are complemented by oil central heating and well-appointed bathrooms and kitchen.

Accommodation

The house has a main central porch leading to the hall with a reception room to either side. The drawing room (west) and the dining room (east) both have fireplaces (east chimney capped), large bay windows and are equally appealing and impressive rooms. The entrance hall leads through to the rear hall and the large kitchen. This has fitted units, granite and hardwood worksurfaces, a double ceramic sink, dishwasher, electric cooker, an electric Aga and a pantry. Off the kitchen is a boot room, ideal for coats, boats and wet dogs, having underfloor heating. Double doors open through into the garden room which in turn has double French doors into the garden.

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Returning to the rear hall a door leads into a sitting room with a wood burner and a door through to the well fitted utility room and adjacent cloakroom. Beyond is a study which also links into the drawing room. From the entrance hall steps lead down to cellars with the original wine bins

First Floor

The east side is occupied by the master suite. This includes a large bedroom with a south facing bay window and fitted wardrobes. It has a dressing room with further wardrobes and the bathroom which has both a bath and shower. It also has a door to the rear landing. The west side includes 2 large bedrooms, one facing north to the Mendips and the other south. Both have en suite bathrooms and one has a shower and bath. On the rear landing is a shower room.

Second floor

Here are 3 further good size bedrooms and a 5th bathroom which again has a bath and shower.

Outbuildings

Immediately behind the house are outbuildings which include a garage, a double open fronted car park and a stores. Above are further stores and a large office /games room (constructed it take a billiard table). Standing in the gardens a short way from the house is a stone barn known as the gardener’s cottage and originally a smithy. In front of the barn is a greenhouse.

Gardens

The property is bounded by stonewalls and is approached by a tarmac drive which leads to ample parking area at the rear of the house. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and well maintained. They include gently sloping lawns with well stocked flower and shrub beds and mention must be made of the superb mature trees. Not least of the trees being the remaining Cedar, and others including a Ginkco, Copper Beech, Maple and a fine old apple tree. At the rear of the house is a neat vegetable garden and in the northeast corner fig trees and an espaliered apple.

Other points

Freehold. Not listed. Property totals 1.19 acres. Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil central heating. EPC rating 43 Band (E). Council Tax Band G. Sedgemoor Borough. The Cedar tree is protected with a preservation order.

Footpaths, bridleways and rights of way

1. Note there is a right of way over part of the access drive for the owners of house to the west (The Paddock) and also a right of way to the land to the north. 2. See https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map One of the main features of the property is the easy access to the footpaths and bridleways which cross the adjacent Mendip Hills giving access to stunning countryside.

About the area

Cross is a small village near the historic town of Axbridge and was originally on the coaching route It retains 2 very good pubs which were originally coaching inns dating back to the 16th century. They now serve the many walkers, cyclists and holiday makers enjoying this beautiful countryside. The village has a collection of period and more recent homes with a friendly and welcoming community. Axbridge, Wedmore, Winscombe, Cheddar and Wells are all close with a wide range of cultural, sporting and commercial facilities and clubs. Schooling in the area is excellent, with a 'three school' system with Weare Church of England First School, Hugh Sexeys and Kings of Wessex. There are independent schools at Wells, Bristol, Sidcot and Millfield. Bristol Airport, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare and the M5 are within easy reach

Directions

Approaching from the direction of Winscombe/Churchill on the A38 turn right into Old Coach Road. Continue for about 300 yards. Pass the White Hart and The Cedars is the next on the right-hand side.

Important Notice

Roderick Thomas, their clients and any joint agents state that these details are for general guidance only and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. They do not constitute any part of any contract. All measurements are approximate and floor plans are to give a general indication only and are not measured accurate drawings. No guarantees are given with regard to planning permission or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are not necessarily included. Buyers must rely on information passed between the solicitors with regard to items included in the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on all matters by inspection or otherwise. VIEWINGS Interested parties are advised to check availability and current situation prior to travelling to see any property. All viewings are by appointment with the Agents. Roderick Thomas, 1 Priory Road, Wells, BA5 1SR.


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Old Coach Road Cross
Axbridge BS26 2EG
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00004553