Cuck Hill - 4 Bedrooms Cottage - £530,000

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Property Summary

A SUPERB MIX OF CHARACTER & CONTEMPORARY STYLES. An idyllic 3/4 bedoom detached cottage with Guest Annexe offering deceptive & versatile accommodation with outstanding countryside views to the rear. There is ample off road parking, fabulous rear gardens & a superb decked terraced area. EPC: D


An idyllic detached character cottage with a contemporary twist and outstanding countryside views to the rear, situated within the delightful Somerset Village of Shipham. The property offers both deceptive and versatile accommodation having been subject to considerable improvement by the present owners, a particular feature of the property being the newly constructed Guest Annexe set beneath the generous parking deck. This well-presented cottage offers a wonderful mix of character along side contemporary living within the annexe space which could be utilised as guest accommodation or as additional living space. This leads onto a wonderful decked sun terrace providing ideal space for outside entertaining. The property is approached at road level where the car deck provides ample off road parking, from here steps lead down to the front courtyard garden and into the property via the new contemporary style entrance. In brief, the accommodation includes on the ground floor: Reception Hall with steps down to the Guest Annexe/Day Room with newly fitted Shower Room. There is a large Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Utility Porch, split level Sitting Room with Study Area and original entrance porch. On the first floor, there is a Landing with 3 Bedrooms and a Bathroom. Additional benefits include double glazed windows and gas fired central heating. The rear gardens form a particular feature of the property extending down the hillside with pathways snaking through the terraced beds and borders leading down to the paddock style garden, a large space ideal for children to play. This is without doubt a property worth viewing that in our opinion will appeal to a wide range of prospective buyers that can only be fully appreciated by an internal inspection.


Set in a private tucked away position down from the road within the highly sought-after village of Shipham, nestled beautifully within the surrounding Somerset countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty. For those with a keen interest in the outdoors there are a range of activities available including: Horse riding, walking and mountain biking on the Mendip Hills and surrounding countryside, sailing and fishing on the Chew Valley Lakes and Cheddar reservoir and there are a number of excellent golf courses within the district. Nearby is the local Church of St Leonard's, which traces its foundations back to the mid 13th century and other village amenities including: General Store/Butcher, Public House/Hotel, Filling Station and the village Hall, the hub of varied activities. A more comprehensive range of amenities are available in the nearby village of Winscombe including: Doctor, dental and veterinary practices, a range of retail outlets, public house/restaurant and professional practices. A particular draw to the area are the excellent range of schools on offer, these include: Shipham Church of England First School, Winscombe Primary and Fairlands Middle School in Cheddar. Secondary education is available at The Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar and Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre in Churchill. Private schooling is available at Sidcot near Winscombe and The Cathedral School in Wells. For those travelling further afield access to the A38 and M5 Motorway network are within easy reach providing access to Bristol City Centre and beyond. There are mainline railway connections at Worle, Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Backwell providing direct links to Bristol Temple Mead, London Paddington and other major towns and cities. Bristol international airport is within a 20-minute drive.


From Bristol heading South West on the A38 enter the village of Churchill. At the traffic lights proceed straight ahead onto New Road and continue for approximately mile. Proceed through a right-hand bend and bear left immediately after the filling station, still on New Road. Enter the village of Shipham onto Turnpike Road passing North Down Lane on the left and Broadway on the right. Proceed passed the Village Store and Penscot Inn on the right and continue onto Cuck Hill where the property can be found at the top of the hill on the right-hand side and is identified by the Farrons for sale notice.

Reception Hall

Composite tongue and groove effect entrance door with additional opening side panel, tiled flooring, recessed ceiling lights, recessed cloaks area and Upvc double glazed French doors with glazed side window leading onto the decked sun terrace. Oak faced steps lead down to:-

Day Room/Bedroom - 6.96m (22ft 10in) x 4.9m (16ft 1in) reducing to 3.05m (10ft 2in)

Currently used as a Day Room with 2 large Upvc double glazed picture windows with central Upvc double glazed French doors leading onto the decked sun terrace providing outstanding rural views. Wide board wood effect laminate flooring, radiator, additional Upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation, recessed ceiling lights. Door to :-

Shower Room - 3.07m (10ft 1in) x 1.42m (4ft 8in)

Contemporary white suite with chrome fittings including:- Large shower unit with mains fed shower and glass screen, fitted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, mixer tap and electric shaver socket, low level W.C, chrome ladder style radiator, recessed ceiling lights and tiled flooring.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.99m (19ft 8in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in)

Fitted with a range of hand crafted wall, base and drawer units with display cabinet, under-unit lighting, oiled wood block work surfaces over and inset white ceramic Bulters sink unit. Space for Range cooker with brushed steel back panel and extractor canopy over, space for slimline dishwasher, washing machine and American style fridge/freezer. Wide board oak effect flooring, radiator, recessed ceiling lights, gas fired boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Upvc double glazed window to the side elevation and Upvc Georgian style French doors opening to the decked sun terrace providing outstanding rural views. Georgian style glazed door leading to the sitting room and half glazed door leading to:-

Utility Porch

Space for tumble dryer, single glazed window, tiled flooring and stable door leading to the front courtyard garden.

Sitting Room - 7.01m (23ft 0in) max x 3.99m (13ft 1in) max

An interesting split-level room incorporating a study area with understairs storage cupboard, telephone point and radiator. Feature brick fireplace and hearth with timber beam over and inset wood burning stove, recessed book shelving, useful walk-in storage cupboard with shelving, radiator and timber ceiling detail. Staircase with turn rising to the first-floor landing, 2 Upvc double glazed windows to the front elevation and glazed cottage door leading into the original entrance porch with solid oak entrance door, quarry tiled flooring and windows to either side.

First Floor Landing

Split-level landing with overhead storage cupboard, recessed ceiling lights and access to loft area.

Bedroom 1 - 3.71m (12ft 2in) x 3.51m (11ft 6in)

A dual aspect room with 2 Upvc double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations providing exceptional rural views. Radiator and built-in wardrobes with cottage style doors.

Bedroom 2 - 3.12m (10ft 3in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Upvc double glazed window overlooking the front courtyard garden, radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 3.73m (12ft 3in) x 1.9m (6ft 3in)

Upvc double glazed window providing stunning rural views, built-in storage cupboard, recessed ceiling lights and radiator with decorative cover.


Contemporary white suite with chrome fittings including:- P' shaped bath with mains fed drench head shower unit and curved glass screen, fitted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, mixer tap and electric light/shaver socket over, low level W.C, part tiled walls, oak flooring, chrome ladder style radiator, recessed ceiling light and built-in storage cupboard with shelving.


The property has a contemporary approach with an elevated parking deck providing off road parking for six vehicles, with sensored lighting, outside power points and steps leading down to the front courtyard garden, laid with stone chippings and shrub borders. There is access from here to the undercroft, a large storage area with lighting beneath the parking deck above.

Rear Garden

The delightful rear gardens form a particular feature of the property. It is a really captivating garden, backing onto the fabulous surrounding Somerset countryside and is arranged on several levels with a fantastic split-level decked sun terrace running across the whole width of the property, ideal for those summer barbecues or that Gin and Tonic moment! Steps and pathways lead down through the terraced rockery garden which is stocked with an abundance of trees, ferns, shrubs and flowers. There are large areas of lawn with a range of mature fruit trees, shrubs and natural hedgerows, a vegetable garden, garden pond and garden store.

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