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COMPTON BISHOP. Near Wedmore & Axbridge Offers in Excess of £850,000

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  • Compton Bishop - a quiet backwater below the Mendips
  • A very peaceful setting with access to the beautiful surrounding countryside
  • A period house extended and improved
  • Great style and charm plus superb views
  • Lots of living space
  • Plenty of bedrooms
  • Garage with large playroom above. Parking
  • Garden * small studio cottage

A wonderful, roomy house in a quiet rural village with views, privacy and tranquility. Close to National Trust lands.


Wedmore 6 miles, Axbridge 2 miles, Cheddar 4 miles, Wells 12 miles, Bristol 19 miles, Weston super Mare 12 miles, Taunton 26 miles, M5 7 miles.


A delightful country property in a quiet peaceful setting in this much sought-after village tucked away on the southern side of the Mendips with wonderful rural .views


The house has been recently extended and totally renovated with great skill and style and is now an exceptional home including a large entrance hall, 2 reception rooms, a superb kitchen and dining room, utility room, 5 bedrooms and 4 bath or shower rooms.


Outside is a garden loo, a double garage & workshop with a full length playroom (or home office ) above and a small, detached guest cottage studio. The garden is well arranged with parking and plenty of privacy.


In excess of £850,000


Compton Bishop is one of the best know secrets of the County. It’s off a no through road and thereby has virtually no traffic other than the fortunate few local inhabitants. There’s a network of more than 13 miles of well-used public footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths which provide a wonderful variety of routes with Crook Peak and Wavering Down dominating the sky-line. This area of The Mendip Hills is owned and cared for by the National Trust and provides peace and tranquility for the few homes scattered amongst the small fields surrounding the Church. For those needing sustenance there’s a good pub in the nearby village of Cross.


No. 24 stands backing onto a quiet lane and has wonderful views to the south, west and north to the hills and woodlands. Recently renovated and extended it has been designed with large windows to take full benefit of the views and to flood the house with sunshine. This has resulted in light and airy accommodation throughout with great charm, lots of living space and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms.


The character of the period property has been retained with original details including an inglenook and oak, elm and pine timberwork in doors, the staircase and beams. These are complemented by new oak timberwork, limestone flagstones and a kitchen and bathrooms fitted and appointed to high standards. In addition, the house has been rewired and re plumbed including the installation of an efficient heating system with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators upstairs. This is in turn supported by wood burning stoves which add to the ambience of the property. Also, there’s a Thornhill wood pellet fired cooker range – described as a traditional iron range cooker with 21st century technology. NB the range is not included in the sale but is available by negotiation.


The front door opens into a reception hall with flagstones, a large cloaks cupboard and the main staircase. Leading off is a family room with a wood burning stove and 2 double sets of French doors to the garden and again flagstones. An archway with double doors opens through into the splendid and large kitchen & dining room which has a porcelain tiled floor, double French doors to the garden and a lantern roof light. There’s loads of room for a table and chairs plus living space. The kitchen area is very well appointed with a central island, a 2 bowl sink unit, extensive cupboards and appliances. These include the wood pellet fired Thornhill cooker range ( 3 ovens, electric induction hob, wine& meat fridge, dishwasher, rotisserie oven, microwave oven, warming drawer, gas hob, grill, fryer and pop-up downdraft extractor.


Off the kitchen is a utility room with a tiled floor, twin bowl sink unit, cupboards and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Adjacent and also being approached from the hall is a shower room with flagstones, basin, wc and a walk in shower. Returning to the kitchen a doorway leads to the sitting room with flagstones, beams and a large inglenook with a wood burner. A door to the side of the inglenook opens to the back stairs. Also, on the ground floor and approached from the hall is a 5th bedroom with fitted wardrobes and equally suited as another living room.

First Floor

The staircase from the entrance hall leads to a landing on the first floor. Here there are 4 bedrooms, some having vaulted ceilings. There are also 2 bathrooms and a shower room. One great feature of the property is the single story extension which has a flat roof, designed, built and used as a sun terrace, again taking maximum benefit of the views. It’s approached from a bedroom and can be exited from the bedroom. However, the young and the brave can exit by the tube slide to the terrace below. The slide can be removed and was designed to allow it to be replaced by a spiral staircase if preferred.


A paved entrance drive leads in to detached garage block. This includes a double garage with an electric door and there’s a side workshop. At the side of the building is a staircase to the first floor. This is now used as a children’s playroom. It’s ideal as an office and indeed for many other uses. The garden is very manageable being level, mainly lawned, partly walled and having raised beds, a fine Walnut tree and a fig. On the north side is paved terrace and a small cottage studio with a bedsit room and a shower room. Ideal for visitors and perhaps Airbnb.


The delightful village of Compton Bishop is surrounded on three sides by approximately 750 acres of National Trust land and Crooks Peak, being in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village has a 13th Century church and the village of Cross is in the same parish which has a village hall and two public houses. The nearby medieval town of Axbridge (approximately 2 miles away) is full of ‘old world’ charm and its medieval beginnings?are still evident in some of its oldest buildings. Facilities include a post office, general stores, primary school and a number of restaurants. Nearby villages in Winscombe and Cheddar provide further facilities.


Primary and nursery schools are available at Weare and Axbridge with older children attending Kings of Wessex School at Cheddar. Schools in the private sector can be found in Sidcot, Wells, Street, Bristol and Taunton. Access to the M5 motorway is at junction 21 & 22 (approximately 8 miles away) with an international airport at Lulsgate and railway connections at Weston-Super-Mare, Yatton and Bristol.


LPG gas fired central heating, mains electricity & water, private drainage. Local Authority & Council Tax Sedgemoor District Council. Tel - 0845 408 2540. EPC Rating Band E. The house is not listed and is not in a conservation area.


From Wells Take the A371, continue through Cheddar, pass Axbridge on the bypass and take the left turn signposted Taunton, M5 and Bridgwarer. Follow this roar, across a roundabout , continue to a crossroads and go straight across. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile and turn right into the village of Compton Bishop. No. 24 will be found on the right hand side backing onto the lane


Roderick Thomas, their clients and 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.


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Church Lane Compton Bishop
Axbridge BS26 2HB
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00005625