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Sidcot Lane, Winscombe, 5 Bedrooms Detached - £380,000 - Sale Agreed

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Property Summary

Charming Period Property
Convenient Village Location
Pleasant Countryside Views
Deceptive Accommodation
Some Modernisation Required
Living Room & Snug Room
Open Plan Family/Dining Room
Kitchen, Utility & Cloakroom
5 Bedrooms, Bathroom & En-Suite
Driveway, Garage & Gardens
Early Viewing Advised


A deceptive and versatile detached family property with delightful countryside views to the rear, within a short walk of the renowned Sidcot School and village amenities. This charming period property has significant historical interest to the village and is still bursting with character. (Winscombe & Sandford Parish Council records state: Sidcot Gate Toll House is sited between toll houses at Churchill and Compton Bishop, Sidcot Gate was part of the Bristol Turnpike Trust 1727-1867). This really interesting property has been subject to much improvement by the present owners during them time there although there is plenty of scope to enhance the property further if required. Backing onto Sidcot School playing fields with distant views to Winscombe Hill and the surrounding Mendip Hills, Sidcot Gate provides plenty of space for the growing family including: Reception Hall, Living Room with open fireplace, a Snug Room, open plan Family/Dining Room with bay window and wood burning stove, there is a Cloakroom and steps lead down to the refitted Kitchen and Utility Room. On the first floor there are 5 Bedrooms, a Bathroom and En-Suite facility to the main bedroom. In addition, the central heating system has been converted from oil to gas and all first-floor windows and some ground floor windows have been replaced with upvc double glazed units, some with acoustic glass. A shared access leads to the gated driveway and garage and there are pleasant gardens as well as an outside W.C and garden store. Viewing is recommended in order to fully appreciate the property and is strictly by arrangement through Farrons Estate Agents: 01934 842000.


Situated just a short distance from the renowned Sidcot School and within walking distance of the sought-after Mendip Village of Winscombe which offers a full range of facilities and amenities including: Various Retail Outlets and Professional Practices, Library, Public House/Restaurant, Hairdressers, Beauty Salons, Churches, Pharmacy and Doctor, Dentist and Veterinary Surgery's. There is a village market every Thursday located at the Community Centre and for those with hobbies and interests, there are many clubs and organisations running in the village including: Art Classes, Ramblers Club, Badminton, Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Clubs to name just a few. The village also has a Primary School, and Sports Club. Winscombe is surrounded by beautiful open countryside and the Mendip Hills, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty providing excellent riding and walking opportunities. There are several lakes located within the area which cater for the sailing and fishing enthusiasts and there is a Dry Ski Slope facility and Equestrian Centre in nearby Churchill. The popular Churchill Academy with Sixth Form Centre is within 3 miles which also benefits from a Sports Centre and Swimming Pool and there are a number of private schools available in the area including Sidcot School as mentioned. Winscombe is ideally situated for those travelling further afield and is well served by a local bus service with mainline railway connections at Weston-super-Mare, Yatton and Backwell providing access to Bristol Temple Meads, London Paddington and other major towns and cities. Access to the M5 Motorway network is available at junction 20 Clevedon, 21 St Georges and 22 Edithmead and 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. Follow the road for approximately 1 miles passing through the Hamlet of Star. After a further mile proceed past Sidcot School on the left-hand side and drop down the hill to a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Sidcot Lane signposted to Winscombe and Weston-super-Mare where the property can be found immediately on the left-hand side and is identified by the Farrons for sale notice. Turn into the shared driveway where parking is available through the gated entrance.

Reception Hall

Solid oak entrance door, staircase rising to the first floor with storage cupboard under, recessed shelving, windows to the front elevation and quarry tiled flooring.

Living Room - 6.65m (21ft 10in) x 3.96m (13ft 0in)

Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations providing a delightful outlook across Sidcot School playing fields and Winscombe Hill beyond. Feature oak fireplace surround with flagstone hearth and open grate for log fires, three radiators and television point.

Snug Room - 5.36m (17ft 7in) x 3.05m (10ft 0in)

Upvc double glazed windows with a delightful rear aspect across Sidcot School playing fields and Winscombe Hill beyond. Feature stone fireplace, wall light points and radiator.

Open Plan Family/Dining Room - 6.65m (21ft 10in) reducing to 5.18m (17ft 0in) x 5.94m (19ft 6in)

Upvc double glazed bay window, two further windows, tiled plinth with Hunter woodburning stove which provides the heating for both this room and the kitchen, recessed ceiling lights, exposed floorboards, steps leading down to the kitchen and door to:-


Fitted white suite with chrome fittings including: Low level W.C, fitted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and mixer tap.

Kitchen - 4.5m (14ft 9in) max x 3.56m (11ft 8in) max

An L'shaped room refitted with an attractive range of stone grey wall, base and drawer units with contrasting timber worksurfaces over and tiled surrounds. Inset white ceramic butlers sink unit with chrome mixer tap, integrated dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker with chimney extractor hood, three wine racks, recessed ceiling lights, dual aspect upvc double glazed windows with delightful views to across Sidcot School playing fields and Winscombe Hill beyond. Stable door leading to the rear garden.

Utility Room - 2.18m (7ft 2in) x 1.63m (5ft 4in)

Space for washing machine and tumble dryer, fitted cupboard housing the Viessmann gas fired boiler supplying central heating and hot water, tiled flooring and two windows.

First Floor Landing

Access to roof space, radiator.

Master Bedroom - 4.93m (16ft 2in) x 3.91m (12ft 10in) includng units

Double glazed windows to the side elevation providing superb views to the Mendip Hills, built-in sliderobe unit, two radiators, access to loft area, exposed floorboards and steps down to:

En Suite

Fitted four piece suite including:- Corner bath with Mira electric shower over, low level W.C and bidet, fitted vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, radiator and recessed ceiling lights. Upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation with views towards Winscombe Hill and feature upvc double glazed porthole window to the side.

Bedroom 2 - 5.44m (17ft 10in) x 3.35m (11ft 0in)

Dual aspect Upvc double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 4.65m (15ft 3in) x 3.53m (11ft 7in) max

Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations with views toward St James' Church, built-in cupboard housing the recently fitted hot water cylinder, radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 3.25m (10ft 8in) x 2.54m (8ft 4in)

Upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation with delightful views towards Winscombe Hill, radiator.

Bedroom 5 - 4.27m (14ft 0in) x 1.98m (6ft 6in)

Recess with built-in cupboard, additional corner cupboard with shelving, radiator and upvc double glazed window to the front elevation.


Fitted with a modern white suite including: Panelled bath with Mira electric shower over and glazed shower screen, low level W.C, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls, radiator and obscure glass upvc double glazed window to the rear elevation.


The property is approached via a wooden gate onto a cobbled driveway providing off street parking and access to the garage with light and power. There is an additional outbuilding/wood store and two further storage rooms and an outside W.C. The gardens are enclosed by fence, hedge and stone wall boundaries, mainly laid to lawn and well stocked with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and planted borders. There are several seating areas in the garden and a paved patio area. As mentioned, the gardens back onto Sidcot School playing fields and as such enjoy a good degree of privacy. There is access from the property onto a public footpath that leads down into the village

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