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Guide Price: £1,500,000 A stunning 6 bedroom Grade II* listed William and Mary country house with formal gardens and pasture with views over the Chew Valley
Reception hall • Drawing room • Sitting room • Study/morning room
Dining room • Breakfast room/kitchen with Aga • Cloakroom • Cellars
Galleried landing • Principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Guest bedroom with dressing area, en-suite bathroom and sitting
room/nursery/bedroom 6 • 3 further bedrooms • Family bathroom
Second floor kitchen/laundry
Garden room with shower • Gated entrance with turning circle
Garaging • Greenhouse • Walled gardens • 2 Paddocks
In all about 2.41 acres (0.975 hectares)
Beech Court is situated in a rural but not isolated position about 1
mile north of Winford village backing onto farmland.
Winford is a village about 11 miles south of Bristol and
about 16 miles from Bath. The village has a post office/
stores, church and public house. Chew Magna is about
3 miles and has a comprehensive range of facilities
including a health practice, village hall, primary school,
church, and a number of shops.
Private schooling is available in Bristol, Bath and Wells as
well as Sidcot in Winscombe. The well respected Chew
Valley community school at Chew Stoke is about 4 miles.
Bristol Airport is 2 miles. The motorway network is
accessed via M5 (J20) about 10 miles away. Nailsea and
Backwell train station (6 miles) provides a regular service
Chew Valley Lake, with fishing and sailing, is about 2.5
miles to the south. Walking and riding over the Mendip
Beech Court, built in 1690, is a classical William and Mary house
Listed Grade II * and is of architectural and historical importance.
The eastern façade has a central glazed door with shell portico.
The ground and first floor have small pane sash and stone mullion
windows and the eastern elevation is dressed stone under a
parapet. The house is constructed of stone under a slate roof.
In recent years the house has undergone a programme of
extensive modernisation and improvement carefully retaining all
appropriate features to the period including period fireplaces,
ornate ceiling plaster work, shuttered sash windows and window
seats. In 2017 the majority of the interior was redecorated, all
windows inside and out redecorated, some floor boards have been
restored and polished.
The elegant and light accommodation has well-proportioned
rooms and is arranged over three floors. The impressive reception
hall has a magnificent, hand carved original oak staircase. All
ground floor rooms and first floor rooms are arranged around a
central hall and landing. The drawing room, dining room, sitting
room and morning room all have period fireplaces. The morning
room, dining room and breakfast kitchen with Aga open to the
The first floor is arranged with two principal bedrooms with en
suite bathrooms and one has a dressing area and spacious
sitting room/nursery. A further two bedrooms offer double aspect
windows overlooking gardens.
The second floor offers a surprising 36 foot bedroom/cinema with
an important barrel-vaulted ceiling, a large family bathroom and
Gardens and Grounds
Beech Court is approached through electrically operated entrance
gates leading to a gravel drive and parking area with turning circle.
A field interspersed with mature trees with park railing creates a
park like setting with open views over the adjoining land.
The front garden is enclosed by mature high beech hedging and a
stone wall. A wrought iron gate on stone pillars opens to a central
pathway with lawn on either side leading to the front door.
Terraces give access to the main gardens which are predominantly
to the west of the property and are accessible from the kitchen/
breakfast room and study/morning room. These gardens are also
enclosed by stone walls with a gravel path running through the centre
of the lawns, leading onto the pasture to the rear which has vehicular
access to the lane. There are well stocked borders and a number
of mature trees. The flag stone terraces continue to a further area
where there is a pergola and the path leads to the greenhouse and
garden room. There are further grounds to the south of the property,
connecting up with the side field + a second field.
The garden room forms additional space ideal for a number of uses
including annexe accommodation or staff fl at. It has a slate floor with
under floor heating. It includes a large room with 2 sets of French
doors giving access to the gravelled parking area in one direction and
gardens in the other. There is an open fire place and separate shower
room beyond. A greenhouse is attached to the building.
The garage block includes 2 sets of doors and a stable door.
Main water and electricity connected. Private drainage. Oil fired
North Somerset Council – Tel: 01934 888 888.
Directions (BS40 8DU)
From Bristol take the A38 southwards. Proceed down Pottershill,
before the airport, and turn left signed Chew Magna and Winford.
Continue along this road passing the George & Dragon public house
for about 0.75 of a mile. Turn right signed into Old Hill, signed Avon
Cycle Way and Winford Manor. Beech Court will be seen on the right
hand side after about 0.5 of a mile.
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