Post Office lane is a tranquil cul-de-sac location forming the more historic part of Flax Bourton. The popular village of Flax Bourton is situated some five miles to the south west of the city, proving an extremely convenient position for the commuter. Access to the city centre along the A370 (Long Ashton bypass) proves to be an excellent link road. Bristol International Airport is situated approximately seven miles away and Nailsea Backwell railway station is around 2.5 miles distance. This station provides access to Bristol Temple Meads and onto London Paddington. Access to the motorway network at Junction 19 of the M5 motorway is within six miles. The village of Flax Bourton offers an active village community with a village hall, public house, church and well-tended cricket pitch. A number of recreational facilities are close at hand for those that enjoy walking, cycling, riding or golfing and the David Lloyd Health & Leisure Centre is situated within 4 miles. The house is within close proximity to Festival Way cycle path providing a safe cycle way to Nailsea and central Bristol.
Leaving Bristol on the A370/Long Ashton bypass, proceed across the Cumberland Basin staying on the A370 for approximately 4.5 miles. At the end of the bypass, proceed straight across the junction marking Nailsea & Clevedon B3130. After 400 yards observe the Jubilee Inn on your right hand side. Proceed through the village until you see the church, again on your right hand side taking the next turning right which is Post Office Lane. Continue along the lane for about 150 metres where the subject property is located on your right hand side.
TENURE: We understand to be Freehold (Grade II listed).
LOCAL AUTHORITY: North Somerset Council
COUNCIL TAX BAND: We understand to be band ‘G’ - £2,530.42 for 2016/17
SERVICES: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
VIEWING: By prior arrangement with Hydes of Bristol.
The original front door opens into a central reception hall with a carpeted staircase to one end leading to the upper floors. The cosy sitting room runs the full depth of the cottage and is split by a central wall opening thereby creating two separate seating areas. Undoubtedly, one of the main features of the sitting room is the deep open fireplace which is flanked to either side by attractive ornamental recess display shelving. Interestingly the original stone bread oven remains to the rear of the reception room making an appealing feature. A shuttered sash window overlooks the front garden. The dining room also enjoys views over the front garden and has a serving hatch with under cupboards opening into the kitchen. A door opening to
one end leads into the conservatory. The kitchen enjoys an open aspect over the rear garden and has a timber ribbed ceiling. There is a comprehensive range of kitchen base and wall units with black granite work surfaces and openings for a reestanding dishwasher and fridge/freezer. To one end is an oil fired Aga (2 oven/2 hotplate). A door opening leads to an inner lobby / utility (formerly the dairy) which in turn provides access to a second utility/laundry room as well as the playroom/study and conservatory. The inner lobby has a range of fitted kitchen base and wall units with 4 ring Neff gas hob fed by bottled gas and separate Neff electric oven/grill. The utility room has plumbing for an automatic washing machine as well as exhaust outlet for freestanding tumble dryer. There is ample room for a chest/upright fridge freezer. Separate walk in shelved larder cupboard. Door to rear garden. The playroom/study has two casement style windows looking into the conservatory as well as a fitted wall dresser to one wall. The conservatory enjoys a fabulous south westerly facing aspect over the front garden and has two separate door openings onto the front garden and sun terrace. The conservatory includes a central ceiling fan as well as two wall lights and attractive terracotta tiled floor throughout. A short flight of stairs to the rear of the entrance hall leads to a mezzanine shower room which overlooks the rear garden. Fully tiled shower cubicle with chrome shower fitting as well as a wash basin set with vanity unit, w/c, recess wall shelving. The split level landing leads to three double bedrooms with the potential to create a fourth single bedroom (currently a dressing room to bedroom one) if required. Furthermore, a good size family bathroom which again overlooks the rear garden and has a panelled bath, w/c and wash basin. There is a sizeable airing cupboard to one end which houses a lagged electric immersion heater. Both bedrooms one and two have shuttered sash windows overlooking the front garden. Other features include an original cast iron basket grate fire place to bed two and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom one has a fitted shelved and hanging wardrobe to either side of the bed head opening. A wall opening leads to a walk in dressing room / potential bedroom 4 which again enjoys views over the front garden and has a range of fitted shelved and hanging wardrobes. Externally, the cottage enjoys a south westerly facing aspect with walled gardens to both the front and rear. The former being predominantly laid to level lawn and measuring 148.0’ in length aby 73.0’ (max) width. A small copse to one end with an impressive magnolia tree provides privacy and seclusion to the front garden. The attractively presented garden includes a plethora of plants and shrubs and is flanked by mature flower borders. A paved pathway with box hedging to either side leads to the front door and has a large flagstone patio/ sun terrace area to one side ideal for sitting out / entertaining. A timber pergola with climbing white wisteria leads to the garage and hardstanding. Part of the front garden also includes an ornamental pond with stepped water feature. A side gate with walk in wood store leads to the rear garden. The wood store houses the original Thunderbox / WC! Triangular in shape, the rear garden backs onto an open pony paddock and is predominantly laid to flagstone. There is an 8.0’ x 6.0’ freestanding greenhouse and water tap. An external boiler room houses the oil fired Worcester boiler supplying the central heating. A gated gravel driveway (circa 98.0ft in length) opens onto Post Office Lane and leads to a detached double garage with up and over door. The garage houses the oil tank supplying the central heating. There is good hardstanding for two cars. Water tap.