Stunning, extended former quarryman’s cottage
- Credit: Mark Templer
A charming three-bedroom local stone cottage believed to have originally been built to house a worker from the West End Quarry in Nailsea, in around 1780.
The semi-detached property has been extended and modernised to add space and provide versatility, including a recent stone-built coach house on the side. This is currently an attractive studio with a part-vaulted ceiling, which would make a fabulous business premises, or provide a spacious annexe for a dependant relative, with its clerestory glazed hall allowing separate access.
The cottage occupies a lovely position in a quiet lane on the edge of Nailsea, and when built was one of a cluster of cottages half a mile from Holy Trinity Church, which was, in those days, the village centre.
Packed full of period features, the accommodation comprises; a porch, dining room, sitting room, kitchen-breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, plus a hall leading to the annexe on the ground floor. The first floor houses the bedrooms and a main bathroom, as well as having space for a study area on the landing, which could provide a fourth bedroom if required.
An open inglenook fireplace is a feature of the sitting room, and a fireplace with a wood-burning stove is the focal point of the dining room. An original fireplace in the farmhouse kitchen now frames a traditional Aga. This room also has a Belfast sink, wooden worktops, a range of cream-coloured units and French doors to the back garden.
Exposed ceiling beams and stonework is in abundance, including an unusual quadrant chimney breast in the principal bedroom, which draws the eye to the original roof trusses.
All of the bedrooms are doubles and the bathroom includes a bath and recently-installed separate shower cubicle.
There are lawned gardens at the front and back, with a patio at the back of the house and a driveway at the front.
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Location: St Marys Grove, Nailsea
Agent: Mark Templer, 01275 600068