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Property Description

Surrounded by countryside and with glorious views, ‘Ridings’ was owned and built by the Duchy of Cornwall as a workers home in the 1950’s and associated with the nearby country estate still owned by the Duchy. It was sold to the present owners over a decade ago and since then they have carried out significant renovations and have extended to include a master suite and sizeable utility/boot room. 

The impressive, open plan reception room takes centre stage with a partially vaulted ceiling and multiple skylights. The kitchen forms part of this room, fully fitted with a large sit-to peninsula offering a very social layout, ideal for entertaining and offering a very spacious and light living space with three of the skylights being electrically operated and bi-folding doors exposing the glorious views across the orchard and beyond. There is a contemporary wood burner and the entire property benefits from extensive insulation and oil fuelled central heating.  Off the kitchen area is a large utility/boot room, essential for country living and the house is immaculate throughout. There are three large double bedrooms and a family bathroom with built in wardrobes and bi-fold doors in two of the bedrooms and a ensuite shower room in the master bedroom - both of which look directly out to the paddock behind.

There is scope to extend further (subject to planning permission) and there is lapsed planning for a detached double garage (13/04796/FUL) where hardstanding currently houses two large wooden sheds and a sizeable woodstore. Ridings is set in grounds over 4 acres which surround the property and include gardens, ample parking and a large paddock which is ideal for equestrians. There is an easy hack to the Mendip Hills to the South and lots of quiet country lanes right on the doorstep. Equally, there is plenty of room to adopt the Good Life if you are wanting to keep a small holding. The location is glorious, completely surrounded by wonderful Chew Valley countryside with Chew Lake being just a few minutes’ walk away. Here you can see a huge variety of wildlife and birds... perfect  for nature lovers, yet commuters will find access to Bristol and Bath easily achievable on a daily basis.


Within Bath & North East Somerset, North Widcombe sits beside the village of West Harptree, right in the heart of the Chew Valley with close proximity to the Mendip Hills with views across the Chew Valley and country walks on the doorstep. New Manor Farm Shop is in walking distance and is open daily plus the many excellent facilities in West Harptree including a post office and store with bakery, doctors, dentist, beautician, village hall and public house. The Chew Valley and the Mendips are well known for their beauty, with a host of other activities nearby, including riding, caving, sailing and fishing. Primary schooling is available in the nearby village of East Harptree (www.eastharptree.org) and secondary education is at the Chew Valley Comprehensive School (www.chewvalleyschool.co.uk) in Chew Magna. Bristol, Bath and Wells offer a wider range of shops, recreation facilities as well as private education, with Bristol & Bath having good rail and motorway links, and Bristol Airport is around 7 miles away. Private schooling is also available at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot and Wraxall.


Travelling on the A368 from Churchill Traffic Lights towards Bath go through West Harptree and over Chew Valley Lake. Take the first right hand turn (as the road bends left) and you will see Ridings on the left hand side. What3words///apprehend.files.snooping


Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating D

Council tax band E


North Widcombe, West Harptree
Guide Price £975,000
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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