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Available due to a career relocation move abroad and so offered with the advantage of no onward chain delays, a very well presented 4 bedroom detached Scandinavian style property found in this highly desirable and particularly attractive setting with a private rear garden that enjoys sunshine right into the evening.
The well-designed accommodation has been updated and improved to create a comfortable, light and airy family home with numerous attractive features including a particularly spacious living room that flows out to a deck, a paved terrace and the lawn via a veranda.
The properties in Rickford Road and Charterhouse Close should not be confused with other non-genuine Scandinavian houses elsewhere in the town that are outwardly similar. These houses were built by a private developer who had the vision to import Swedish components and seasoned timber which, coupled with unusually high insulation standards, resulted in easily run but significant houses of a timeless design.
The houses have been extremely popular since new and this very appealing avenue has always been thought of as one of the most desirable addresses in Nailsea. Every property here offers outstanding living accommodation combined with exceptional external space with each plot being of good width and depth ensuring that the houses have lots of room between them and good useable gardens. Another advantage of the size of the plots is that there is great potential for future extension and many of the neighbouring houses of this and other designs have been enlarged in different ways which is indicative of how popular this spot is since people have chosen to extend rather than move elsewhere in Nailsea.
Given how convenient this setting is it is quite understandable why these Scandinavian houses are so sought after. Within walking distance there are primary and secondary schools with the outstanding Golden Valley primary school only a ten minute walk away. The parkland of Golden Valley and Nowhere Wood is closer still and across the Millennium Park is the town centre with a leisure centre, Doctors and Dental surgeries, Tesco and Waitrose supermarkets, cafés, a gastro pub, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. Nailsea School virtually adjoins the town centre and open countryside on the edge of Nailsea is again a 10-minute walk away.
Backwell School in the neighbouring village is also within walking distance and the main line railway station is less than a mile distant offering local and inter city services that include direct trains to Bristol, Bath and London - Paddington. Good road connections are available to the larger centres in the area with Bristol just 8 miles away, while a SUSTRANS cycle route also connects Nailsea with Bristol with much of the path dedicated to cyclists.
This fabulous home stands well back from the road with a wide double drive offering plenty of parking.
The house is double glazed with uPVC replacement windows, gas centrally heated and has had many updates from the original specification including a massively improved family bathroom and kitchen, oak internal doors, frames, architraves and skirtings that match the genuine solid oak flooring. The feel of the property is contemporary and the whole house is presented well.
The jetted eave of the garage extends to shelter the front door that opens to the reception hall which is very welcoming and has a good amount of vital coat and shoe space. A door opens to a fully tiled cloakroom with Limestone tiling. The cloakroom has been refurbished in recent years and the lovely oak flooring flows from the hall through to the living room and beyond. Usefully a door also leads from the hall to the large integral double garage.
Almost wall to wall glazing and French doors in the stunning living room really draw your eye out via a veranda to the deck and enjoy an outlook to the garden beyond.
Another feature of the room is the open fireplace with deep oak mantle and slate flagged hearth together with log storage niche alongside. This feature will allow you to add a wood burning stove if you wish.
From the living room a double doorway opens in turn to the dual aspect dining room that takes advantage of an outlook to the side and rear. The dining room is already well proportioned, but several properties of this design have had the wall between here and the kitchen removed to create a really attractive open plan kitchen diner that can also open to the garden. No planning consent is required for such an alteration.
The kitchen is well appointed with a full range of contemporary Shaker style units finished in warm oak with plenty of wall and floor cupboards giving much needed storage and worktop space. There is space for a full-size slot in cooker with a laminated glass splash back and a stainless-steel chimney hood above. A door leads from the kitchen to the invaluable utility room with fitted cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine, a sink and double-glazed door to the paved patio area at the side.
A half return staircase with a built in storage cupboard rises to a generous landing on the first floor. The stairwell and landing are flooded with natural light from a Velux window above and oak doors open to the exceptionally large family bathroom and the four bedrooms.
The principal bedroom has an adjoining large dressing area that could be transformed into an en suite bathroom, again without any planning consent requirement. The remaining bedrooms are all well-proportioned, allowing plenty of play space for younger children and more than enough space for teenagers and young adults at home.
The fully tiled bathroom has been updated with limestone finish tiling that complements a good quality contemporary white suite comprising a cast iron enamel bath with mixer set tap and attached shower head. There is a separate double shower enclosure with rainwater shower head, a close couple W.C. and pedestal wash hand basin.
The drive offers parking for several cars and arrives at the large, part integral Double Garage. The garage door has been replaced with a roller door, there is light and power and an unusually high ceiling allowing scope to create a mezzanine storage floor if required.
Gates on either side of the house lead to wide enclosed spaces. To the right there are a pair of garden sheds, once facing forward and one to the rear, perfect for recycling bins etc and for garden tools and machinery.
The broad paved patio area to the left of the house offers good privacy and receives plenty of sunshine, while this area opens to the main paved terrace and adjoining sun deck. The sun deck partially sheltered by the veranda that is formed by the jetted gable of the house, a really attractive feature.
The rear garden is laid mainly to level lawn that is fully enclosed by timber panel fencing which is all in good order and there are a series of specimen trees, shrubs and bushes giving colour and interest without making the borders difficult to maintain.