Detached House, Northwick, Pilning
Detached House, Northwick, Pilning
One in a million. This beautiful home has been created with great consideration for its origin and the environment. Dating back to 1842 this Grade II listed former Victorian School is situated in the centre of what is the small hamlet of Northwick between the villages of Aust and Pilning. Having had some later additions to the property whilst it was still used as a school, the current owners bought the property back in 2019 and have really put their heart into making this a very special home.
Now the building has a completely new lease of life having been complete renovated throughout but carefully retaining many period features. The roof has been replaced along with all the windows which are double glazed and set in solid wood frames. Particular care has been taken to ensure this property is environmentally friendly. With its own plant room, the property benefits from renewable energy provided by a ground source underfloor heating system. There is a private water supply and drainage system.
The main house can be entered from either the garden side or on the opposite side which is triple gable fronted. Entered via the stone porch, once inside you are greeted by an enormous living area with open plan kitchen and dining space. This room has incredible vaulted ceilings with exposed roof trusses. This room has a stunning stone fireplace with log burning stove. At the end of the room the kitchen is placed upon a slight dais which is stone tiled and therefore overlooks the main living area which is perfect when entertaining and cooking at the same time. The bespoke kitchen has marble worksurfaces with a built in Belfast sink, integrated appliances including an induction hob, two ovens, a microwave and dishwasher. To the side of the kitchen is a small and separate utility area.
The rest of the ground floor comprises of hallway with herringbone solid wood floors leading to 3 double bedrooms 2 of which have their own en-suite bathroom/shower room. There is also a main family bathroom and the end of the hallway. The main stairs leading to the first floor are again solid wood and in keeping with the beautiful floors. From the landing there is a door through to a large double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a large bespoke porthole window overlooking the garden. This room has its own en-suite bathroom. Perfect for guests.
Self-Contained Annexe/Flat: Detached from the main house is a large double garage/workshop block with a completely self-contained flat above. This space is the perfect space for those that perhaps have an elderly relative that needs to live with them but still have their own private space, or perhaps even to be rented out privately to a tenant. It would also easily double up as the perfect space for a home-based business. The garage has and electrically operated door into the garage/workshop but there is also a pedestrian door to the side that leads into a utility room which connect to the garage space. A set of stairs lead from the utility room to the first-floor flat which is lovely. The main open plan living kitchen and dining area has a vaulted ceiling with a floor to ceiling window with double sliding doors leading out onto the recessed balcony with south westerly aspect over open countryside. There is a good-sized double bedroom and a bathroom with three-piece suite.
Outside: There is ample parking for 4 cars to the gable fronted side of the property and then ample parking for several vehicles on the side approached by the driveway next to the garage. Between the property and the lane there is a very pretty and part walled flower meadow with a naturally fed pond and mature trees. in front of the main house is a large patio area and an area of level lawn spanning the width of the rear elevation. A perfect entertaining space in the summer months. Adjoining the property is the plant room housing the controls for all services.
Directions: As is the case with many rural properties the sat nav is not 100% accurate. From the direction of Pilning, at the traffic lights, turn right onto the A403/Severn Road which is a dual carriageway. Travel towards the M48 (Aust interchange). After about a mile you will see a sign on the right to Northwick. Turn right here onto Northwick Road. When you come to the centre of Northwick, Sandfords Charity School is on the left-hand side.
Transport Links: M48 (J1) 1.5 miles, Pilning Rail Station 1.5 miles, Cribbs Causeway Regional Shopping Centre 4.5 miles, Bristol City Centre 10 miles, Parkway Rail Station (links to London Paddington) 10.6 miles, Bristol Airport 16 miles, Bath 25 Miles, Cardiff 35 miles. All distances are approximate.
ENTRANCE PORCH A stone porch with slate tiled roof, door to main living area.
OPEN PLAN LIVING/KITCHEN/DINING AREA 37′ 1" x 19′ 2" (11.31m x 5.86m) Open plan living, kitchen and dining area with the kitchen to one end, door to utility room, door to hall way, 3 windows to the front aspect, one window to the side aspect, vaulted ceilings, exposes roof trusses, soldi wood floors, bespoke kitchen.
- - 5 bedrooms
- - no onward chain
- - converted school house
- - environmentally friendly
- - renewable energy
- - retained period features
- - flower meadow and natural pond
- - rural location
- - excellent access to motorway network
- - surrounded by open countryside