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Sunnyside has an interesting history SUNNYSIDE has come onto the market with DJ&P (David James & Partners) at Wrington for the first time in many years. It was constructed by joining two small cottages, one of which was a small shop, and adding an extension to the south in the 1800s. Sunnyside was purchased by the seller’s grandparents in 1920, when they moved from White Cross Farm in West Harptree. Renting land from VC Payne the local shopkeeper they established a farm by building the cattle building to the east of Sunnyside. Cows were milked and the milk

was sold around the village. This was delivered in the early days using a horse and cart (see photo) and after the war a small Ford van was used. The railings on the front wall are no longer there as they were removed by government officials during the Second World War to help with the shortage of steel. The gate however is still the original. Before the war the telephone came to West Harptree and the first manual telephone exchange was located in the smaller front room with the switchboard up to six lines. This was powered by a number of accumulators (wet lead acid batteries) which were stored in the battery shed, now the stone outbuilding, which will be coming to the market later in the year. It was not long before demand exceeded six lines and therefore the automatic exchange was constructed in Ridge Lane! Time marched on and the family lived in the property until father was 97 years old.

Sunnyside is now a substantial detached stone property, which now has vehicular access from East Harptree down a long drive to a private parking area and garden. The house is substantial with two good reception rooms, a large kitchen with utility/boot room beyond with cloakroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms, two of which are large double rooms and there is a bathroom with bath and separate shower. It has a stone outbuilding in the cottage garden on the south and east side of the house and more adjoining land can be available if required. Some modernisation is required and the house is being offered at a guide price of £395,000 at auction, unless sold prior.

Details: Sharon Everett at DJ&P in Wrington 01934 864300.

Guide Price £395,000

WEST HARPTREE Chew Valley FOR SALE BY AUCTION (unless sold prior) A substan%al detached Edwardian house located in the centre of the village with plenty of scope for modernisa%on/extension (subject to pp) offered with three bedrooms, two recep%ons, large kitchen and outbuilding. Long drive approach and walled gardens. LAND available by separate nego%a%on. EPC F. Ref: 25420

Guide Price £385,000

HINTON BLEWETT Chew Valley 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE IN RURAL VILLAGE Excellent value! Equidistant Bristol and Bath in quiet village in Chew Valley School catchment. A detached four bedroom house. Si&ng room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom, cloaks and en suite. Former double garage and parking, sheltered secure garden. Some upda%ng required. EPC:D Ref: 25415

Guide Price £725,000

EASTON Near Wells A TRULY BEAUTIFUL LARGE FAMILY HOME WITH 3.78 ACRES A stunning detached house finished to the highest of standards! Combines contemporary living in a rural loca%on just 2 miles from Wells. Four double bedrooms, 2 en suites, open plan kitchen/dining/living room, separate drawing room, garden room, u%lity & cloaks. Drive, Parking and 3.78 acres of paddock & garden. EPC C. Ref: 25313

Guide Price £235,000

CHEDDAR Somerset FOR SALE BY AUCTION (unless sold prior) 28th November 2017, Mendip Springs Golf Club A detached 2 bedroom bungalow requiring modernisa%on with new windows and doors in culde-sac loca%on close to the centre of Cheddar. Good size rear garden, garage and parking. EPC: D Ref: 25333

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