A country house with exquisite interiors, eco-credentials and a yew tree that’s four centuries old

Total privacy, romantic gardens and thoughtful interiors make Henley Wood Cottage a bucolic dream. James Fisher is watching.

Situated on the edge of a local nature reserve near the village of Yatton, the delightful Henley Wood Cottage offers a sense of complete seclusion as well as oneness with nature.

The property is currently listed for sale through Savills with an estimated price of £1.2 million.

Set on almost four acres of gardens and grounds, the cottage is unobtrusively located on a hillside at the end of a back road that turns into a bridle and footpath, and great care has been taken to make the home as sustainable as possible, both inside and out. .

Two sets of electric gates provide a secure fenced area around the property with multiple parking spaces.

The gardens are a feature of the property and include large expanses of lawn, colorful shrubs and flower borders, a wildflower meadow and mature tree specimens (including a 400 year old yew), all of which can be viewed from an elevated position in the rear. terrace.

From the terrace, steps lead up to a wooden hut (insulated, with electricity and light) that was previously used as a home gym and home office.

Next to it, in a mature plane tree, is a tree house/viewpoint to really enjoy the surrounding views. At the back of the cottage, you will also find a log store and a covered dog wash area.

Adjacent to the cottage on the site of an Iron Age fort and subsequent Roman-British settlement, Cadbury Hill Reserve is the perfect place to enjoy wildlife and stargazing.

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Inside, the building has been finished to an excellent standard, including solar panels, an Altherma air source heat pump and double glazing.

With four bedrooms and three living rooms in addition, there is enough space for the family, as well as for the entertainment of family and friends, and various outbuildings open up additional opportunities for potential buyers.

The large living room is particularly welcoming, with double-sided windows, a large skylight, double doors that open onto a raised terrace outside, and a wood-burning stove.

The property is located in the Congresbury area known as Rodyate. Bristol (approximately 14 miles up the road) is easily accessible via the A370 motorway. The area has a range of amenities including a doctor’s office, pharmacy, several pubs, a primary school and many shops.

Bristol Airport is conveniently located 9.6 km away and Yatton Station (1.9 km) provides direct access to London Paddington.

Henley Wood Cottage is currently for sale through Savills with an estimated price of £1.2m – see more photos or ask the agent for more information.

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