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Striking lodge is truly a grand design

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

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Rockdunder Lodge, in Long Lane, Wrington, North Somerset, is described by agents Debbie Fortune as "striking".

The detached country house has a separate detached single-storey cottage set in approaching seven acres with a triple garage, stabling, orchard, coppice and vegetable garden.

When Rockdunder Lodge was built in the 1970s as a 'dower house' for the period property next door, it was the 'grand design' of its day, incorporating the original stable block into its stunning split-level design.

No expense was spared in its construction – large windows were installed to take advantage of the views, there are vaulted lofty mono pitched ceilings, Agba African hardwood joinery throughout and some polished quartzite floors.

The present owners have lived at the property for 25 years and have improved it to include double glazing in both the main house and the cottage.

The layout of the main house is versatile, with over 4,000sq ft of accommodation. It is ideal for a large family and even large enough to create a separate annexe, if required. However, that feature is already catered for as the detached cottage next door is a perfect annexe in every sense of the word.

The setting is attractive. It is rural without being isolated and the grounds of almost seven acres will appeal to buyers with horses, thanks to its stable block; keen gardeners, because of its orchard and tip-top vegetable garden; and nature-lovers, due to its 2.46-acre coppice.

A triple garage, ample parking and formal, well-maintained gardens complete the picture.

Commuters will delight in the ease of access to Bristol, with the A38 being within a few minutes' drive, while Bristol Airport is conveniently situated to the north but is not a noise nuisance in any respect.

The sought-after village of Wrington is a short drive away and includes good access to local amenities and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Wrington is the jewel in the crown of the Wrington Vale. Not only is it picturesque, with a lengthy and interesting history, but it benefits from facilities usually reserved for a larger town.

The essential ingredients of a good village are known in the property business as the seven P's – pub, primary school, post office, parson, public transport, phone box and petrol station. There is also a pharmacy, doctor's surgery and dentist.

Secondary schools are available at nearby Churchill Academy and Sixth Form Centre, which benefits from a modern sports complex, and transport for local children is provided daily.

There are further schools, both state and private, at Bristol, Backwell, Wraxall and Chew Magna.

The area around is well known for its beauty and offers a variety of community pursuits.

Indeed, riding, walking, fishing, sailing and dry skiing are just some of the activities available within a few miles.

Wrington is within commuting distance of Bristol and Weston-super-Mare and there is access to the motorway network at Clevedon (Junction 20) and St Georges (Junction 21). The international airport is at Lulsgate and there is access to a mainline railway station at Yatton.

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