A substantial, well presented and generously proportioned, 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom family home standing in large private mature gardens within an exclusive close in this premier North Somerset village.
Parsons Mead is a superb setting for any family house, but this particular property enjoys arguably the best position of all. The large level rear garden faces south and is much wider than the house with the lawn to the right of the drive also part of this property together with a corresponding area behind the garage wall. Consequently, there is huge potential to enlarge and ultimately add significant value to this already very fine home by say conversion of the existing double garage and utility room to create a stunning open plan kitchen diner with the existing kitchen becoming a playroom or study and the addition of a new garage to the right.
Another joy here is the quality of the neighbourhood and these properties are placed well away from through traffic yet convenient for the highly regarded local primary school (OFSTED outstanding) and within easy reach of picturesque open countryside which surrounds the village most of which was part of the Tyntesfield Estate that ius now in National Trust ownership along with Tyntesfield Place, the seat of the Baron’s Wraxall which is itself but a couple of miles away and always worth a visit.
Flax Bourton is a tremendously popular small village that straddles the A370 between Bristol and Backwell. There are many significant houses in the village that were built by Bristol merchants in past centuries because it was such an easy carriage journey back to the City.
Today we rarely ride by carriage, but Bristol is still extremely easy either by car, bus, train or bicycle using the SUSTRANS cycle route. The mainline railway station in the neighbouring larger village of Backwell offers good services to Bristol, Filton-Abbeywood, Bath and direct trains to London-Paddington.
Flax Bourton offers a pub and the very good junior school. There are also good independent schools nearby including The Downs, while a wide selection of independent schools are available in Bristol, mainly in Clifton which is a 10-15 minute drive away.
A selection of local amenities are available in the larger neighbouring villages of Backwell (closest secondary school) and Long Ashton, while Nailsea, a short drive away, offers more comprehensive facilities with large Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, banks, health centres and dental surgeries and professional offices.
All in all Flax Bouton is a great place to live and it is usually due to downsizing that people move from anywhere in the village. In this case our clients have found a house in Nailsea that suits their future needs now that their children have grown up and their grandchildren only need occasional accommodation. There is no onward chain with that property and so, subject to contract, a quick move can be agreed.
The property offers well designed and attractively presented accommodation with a superb reception hall that gives an immediate sense of space and has a feature ½ return staircase rising to a light and airy landing above. A cloakroom is arranged off the hall and there is built in storage.
The very appealing, spacious, double aspect living room is arranged to overlook the private rear gardens with French doors opening onto the large sunny patio. Double doors lead from here to an unusually generous separate dining room – family room that also offers a lovely outlook over the attractive gardens.
The outstanding kitchen is almost new and has been designed, bespoke made and installed by Wren kitchens. There are a host of ingenious but entirely useful features and the finish is ultra-contemporary but timeless high gloss with a wealth of storage and extensive worktop space. An inset Induction hob with extractor above will please the chefs as will the integrated combination microwave oven and separate oven also with a grill. A cupboard to match the fitted cabinets houses the central heating boiler with ventilation and servicing space.
From the kitchen a door leads to the garden hall with the same ceramic floor tiling. Access is available from here to the double garage, the patio and rear garden and a more than ample utility room which provides space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier together with plenty of additional space including an upright fridge freezer.
On the first floor all four bedrooms are of generous size and give lovely views towards the hills. The family bathroom consists of a corner bath, separate shower enclosure with thermostatically shower, W.C. and pedestal hand wash basin.
The second floor, accessed from the landing by a further full staircase, offers further attractive accommodation with character and views over the village and beyond to the rear. The principal bedroom is a superb size and there is no headroom compromise in the room. The adjacent dressing room is not only functional with built in wardrobes but also a really nice place to sit and look out towards Bourton Combe and then, from there, a door leads to the en suite shower room. The whole three-room suite was described by one of our colleagues at Hensons as a “much needed oasis of calm after a busy day”.
Outside: The house stands within a very generous plot with parking for at least 2 cars side by side in front of the DOUBLE GARAGE. The lawn area to the side could also be incorporated into the driveway space if additional parking is required.
The rear garden is simply a delight! The garden wraps around the side of the house, giving an additional area, currently home to two lovely apple trees. Mature borders edge the lawn, and a wide patio of Indian Sandstone spans the width of the house, the southerly aspect enjoys day long sunshine and only adds to the pure pleasure this garden provides. To the side of the house is an attached shed giving access from the rear through to the front of the house.