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Property Description

Occupying a superb elevated position on Rickford Rise, 'Russets' shares its lovely position with just a clutch of other individual family homes that sit resplendently against the lower slopes of the Mendip Hills and enjoy some outstanding views across the valley and toward the Bristol Channel along with splendid walks across the Mendips right on the doorstep.

Approached via a generous private driveway leading to a large double garage and workshop along with ample parking for several vehicles, the property features a lovely painted facade and clay tiled roof. Entering via a spacious porch, you step into a fabulous family space which has been opened up with the kitchen by the current owners and gives an immediate sense of the scale and character of the property and its eclectic décor. This open plan kitchen/diner is well spaced with cabinets and utilities to one end and allowing a very flexible use of the remainder for dining and entertaining. Both rooms enjoy the fantastic countryside views and an exterior door leads out to a covered porch and sprawling gardens to the rear and covered access tot he garage. There is a useful utility cupboard from the kitchen and on the far side enter a bedroom/study. Beyond this is the impressive sitting room with log burning fireplace and large picture windows on two sides and doors out to the garden. The largest is perfectly positioned to enjoy the west facing views across the channel and beyond form the comfort of your armchair!

From the dining hallway the open staircase rises to the first floor accommodation, comprising of four double bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the 19'0 x 14'0 master bedroom worthy of particular mention with its super space and gorgeous views over the garden. The master bedroom has a handy shower room located next to it off the first floor landing whilst the other three bedrooms share use of a well sized family bathroom. Within several bedrooms are fitted wardrobes with sliding doors and off the landing there is access to a large area of undercroft storage and the airing cupboard.

Outside, the incredibly special setting of 'Russets' becomes even more apparent, with the property surrounded on all sides by approx 3/4 acre garden. To the rear and side of the house glorious lush lawns stretch up towards the ancient woodland that hugs the rear of Rickford Rise. Within the garden several mature specimen trees dot the landscape whilst a carefully landscaped sitting area has been carved out of the hillside to provide a beautiful al fresco dining space with a rockery borders and an abundance of flora and fauna. There are several further seating areas from which to enjoy the serene setting and marvel at the majestic views.  The tranquillity, privacy and majesty of the gardens are an incredibly rare find indeed and should certainly be seen to be fully appreciated. 


Travelling from Churchill traffic lights towards Blagdon, proceed into Rickford, turning into Rickford Rise on the right, and the property can be found on your left hand side. What3words///array.mostly.pave


Burrington village is located 14 miles south of Bristol, nestling at the foot of the Mendip Hills in North Somerset. It is a quiet hamlet, located well away from the main road and comprising of predominantly period property. Surrounded by the open country and wooded slopes of the Mendip Hills, the village has a popular Primary School (www.burringtonceva.ik.org), village hall and ancient Parish Church. Close by is the renowned Burrington Combe, with public house and restaurant. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby villages of Wrington and Blagdon which offer shopping, community and recreational facilities. Burrington is within commuting distance of the city of Bristol, the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, and Bath and Wells, and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (junction 20) and St. Georges (junction 21). Along with these benefits, there is an international airport at Lulsgate and access to a mainline railway station at Yatton. The countryside around is well known for its beauty with many country pursuits available including riding, walking, hunting, caving, dry-skiing, sailing, fishing and golf. There is a sports centre and swimming pool at nearby Churchill. Secondary schooling, both state and private, is well catered for, with Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre (www.churchill.n-somerset.sch.uk), which has recently been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and also benefits from a modern sports complex, and private schools are available at Bristol, Wells, Sidcot, Bath and Wraxall.


'Russets' is without question a very special house indeed with its oustanding views and occupying a superb elevated position but still with tremendous scope and potential should you be looking to put your influences on a property and create your own grand design.


Rickford Rise, Burrington
Guide Price £850,000
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms

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