West End Lane, Nailsea

Guide Price: £925,000

Agent: Hensons

Agent's Tel: 01275 402648

This enchanting, four-bedroom period property sits in an idyllic rural location in the sought-after hamlet of West End, just over a mile away from Nailsea and Clevedon is three and a half miles away.

North Somerset Times: This reception room has an archway that opens to the tower

The original cottage has a rich history and is believed to date back to 1787, while a more recent addition is the adjoining and distinctive tower that features a date stone of 1989.

Over the years, the cottage has been subject to various tasteful renovations and extensions to create a flexible living environment with a wealth of character mixed with modern comforts. Classic period features such as flagstone floors and exposed ceiling beams sit sympathetically with the property’s contemporary fixtures.

North Somerset Times: The kitchen has been designed around a fitted granite breakfast table

Inside, the sitting room has a lovely picture window with a pretty view of the orchard beyond, while the double-aspect living room has exposed beams and a partial natural stone wall. A further reception room has a beamed ceiling, a local stone fireplace and an archway that opens to the tower where a spiral staircase winds its way up to the first floor with the base of the stairs framing an original well.

The traditional kitchen has been designed around a fitted granite breakfast table that matches the work surfaces, and there is a wide range of fitted cabinets in a timeless Shaker style.

On the first-floor landing, the attractive elm wall panelling with a rich patina is a special highlight. On this level, there are three double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family shower room. The principal bedroom benefits from an ensuite bathroom.

Outside, the surrounding gardens are mainly laid to lawn and feature an abundance of specimen trees and mature shrubs. Beautiful views can be enjoyed from the gardens that overlook a duck pond, an ancient orchard and miles of farmland beyond.

The property is approached via a long gravel driveway that provides ample parking space and leads to the coach-house style double garage with an open-plan first-floor space that is currently being used as a gym and for storage.