This stunning Grade II-listed 19th century converted mill is set in breathtaking gardens just five miles from Bristol
Address: Gatcombe, Flax Bourton l Price: £1,625,000 l Bedrooms: 5 l Receptions: 3 l Agent: Alexander May 01179 744766 www.alexandermay.co.uk
Set in around an acre of beautiful grounds, this Grade II-listed converted mill is arranged over three floors and features five double bedrooms and three reception rooms. The former working mill has been sympathetically converted – with all its working machinery still intact. With its stunning gardens, this is a breathtakingly beautiful property.
You approach the property via a sweeping drive, which takes you past the beautiful gardens to a gravel courtyard with ample parking space for multiple vehicles.
From the hallway, you can access the kitchen/breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, opening directly on to the gardens. Also on this floor, you will find the extended reception room, complete with log burner, plus a handy utility room and WC.
A generous dual aspect living room is located on the first floor, featuring original floorboards and beams – as well as the remains of the working mill, which creates a characterful focal point to the room.
You will also find a study area, double bedroom and large shower room on this floor.
In the library, located on the landing on the second floor, you will find a sack hoist shaft and drum from the working mill, adding character to this truly unique home. Here, there are also four double bedrooms, an en-suite to the master bedroom plus a family bathroom.
Flax Bourton is an active village with village hall, church, a pub and a cricket club to join or just pop down to, to watch a game on a hot summer’s day.
You can choose from a variety of schools nearby including the village’s own ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated Church of England primary school and the highly-regarded Backwell secondary school. Within easy access also are independent schools Fairfield and the Downs Preparatory School, while Bristol offers Clifton College, QEH and Bristol Grammar school, to name a few.
For golf lovers, there are some excellent courses nearby, while David Lloyd offers an array of sporting facilities for the family. You will find lots of countryside to explore on your doorstep, from bridleways to public footpaths, plus a number of children’s play parks within the vicinity. Meanwhile, cyclists can enjoy the Festival Way cycle path, linking to Nailsea or central Bristol.
In nearby Nailsea, you will find a range of shops including chemists, cafés and a pet shop, plus Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets.
Located just 5 miles from Bristol, the Grade II-listed property is within easy commutable distance to the city centre. You are also just 2.5 miles from Nailsea train station, giving links to Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, and Bristol airport lies just 7 miles away.