This double-fronted, detached Victorian residence occupies a spot on the western fringes of the sought-after village of Backwell, close to picturesque open countryside yet within easy reach of the village centre.

The five-bedroom dwelling comes with a large, detached coach house that has significant income-generating or annexe potential.

North Somerset Times: The sitting room has a lovely bay window and an original fireplace

The historic property was built around 1890 by William Lott, a prominent master builder and developer and this was his family home. The attention to detail with ornate plasterwork and high-quality architectural features is a testament to Mr Lott's skill.

Inside, the house is well presented and enriched with numerous fine original features such as ornate cornices, dado rails, and panelled doors framed by moulded architraves and skirtings. The sitting room has a lovely bay window and an original fireplace, while the living room virtually mirrors this with its own bay window and fireplace. The third reception room is a dining room with a fitted period dresser and another fireplace. The kitchen has a traditional look with a wide range of shaker-style units and a Rayburn Aga.

North Somerset Times: The kitchen has a traditional look with shaker-style units

On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms, a fifth single bedroom or study and a family shower room. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and leads to a well-appointed ensuite bathroom. An attic playroom/hobbies room can be found on the second floor.

Outside, the south-facing rear garden is enclosed by local stone walls and fencing, offering a good deal of seclusion. The well-established garden has a broad lawn framed by mature trees and shrubs including several fruit trees. A sandstone terrace adjoins the back of the house and a gravelled path meanders beneath the pergola to a further corner of the garden where there is a greenhouse, soft fruit bushes and a vegetable area.

The two-storey coach house has a large studio, a kitchen area and WC on the ground floor and a triple-aspect, open-plan workspace on the first floor.

At the front, a gravelled courtyard provides space for parking and leads to a detached garage.

West Town Road, Backwell

Guide Price: £995,000

Agent: Hensons

Agent's Tel: 01275 810030