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An individual detached 1950’s dormer bungalow with huge potential offering extensive accommodation amounting to over 1,200sq.ft (112sq.m) standing in a quiet no through lane in the ‘old village’ with level gardens, a car port and a detached garage.
The property is traditionally constructed with Spar dash rendered elevations beneath a Broseley tiled roof. The bungalow does require complete modernisation but presents a tremendous opportunity to create a very attractive home in this peaceful lane that is well placed within easy reach of open countryside on the edge of the town and the wide range of amenities offered in the town centre which is only a 10 minute walk away.
Guide Price £300,000 - £350,000
The Bungalow and Garden: Though the property requires comprehensive modernisation, the living space is generous and there is considerable scope, subject to planning consent to increase the existing accommodation if required.
As presently arranged, the entrance porch opens to a reception hall with panelled doors off to all main rooms. The double aspect living room is of very good size and enjoys an outlook over the private west facing garden to the front. A door way from the living room leads in turn to a double bedroom that again overlooks the front garden.
The open plan dining area and kitchen also take advantage of double aspect with windows to the side and rear garden areas. An attic staircase rises from the dining area to a loft room above and the kitchen has a door to the garden.
A generous separate utility room accommodates the central heating boiler and allows access to the attached car port on the north side of the property and next to the utility room there is a bathroom that is equipped with a three piece suite.
A further double bedroom can be found to the left of the hall and this room again enjoys an outlook to the front.
The property is approached via a block paved drive that provides parking for several cars and leads to the wide, full depth car port at the side. The car port has double doors to the front and open, through access at the rear to a further hard standing with the Garage beyond.
The garden at the front is laid mainly to level lawn that faces south and west and is well screened by established hedges that offer a good level of privacy.
To the rear a paved patio area adjoins the back of the bungalow and is bounded by a low wall that leads in turn to the lawn with well defined boundaries formed by timber panel fencing including new fencing at the bottom of the garden.
A pre-planning application (Ref No. 19/P/1485/PR2) was submitted to North Somerset Council in 2019 seeking opinion on a proposal to erection of a two storey three bedroom dwelling (to replace the existing bungalow) and a two bedroom bungalow following the demolition of existing bungalow and on 27th September 2019 the council indicated that “Planning permission is likely to be granted, provided that the proposed design, particularly the height of the 2 storey dwelling, would not compromise the character of the immediate surroundings or the living conditions of neighbours”.
Subsequently the present owners have received planning consent (Application reference 20/P/0189/FUL) to build a new chalet bungalow on the land to the rear of this property with a separate access from Beechwood Road. The approved design of that bungalow only allows 1 obscure glazed window to face towards the rear of 4 Fosse Lane to preserve the privacy of the existing property. The building plot is being retained by the owners for a family member and is not included in the sale.
Given the footprint available and the type and style of the neighbouring properties, it is thought that a planning application seeking to enlarge the first floor living space at 4 Fosse Lane could be successful. However, the agents have not made formal enquiries to the local authority and an intending purchaser should satisfy themselves of the likelihood of an application succeeding.
Ellworthy Park, 4 Harris Close
Frome (01373) 482900
Radstock (01761) 252700
Gillingham (01747) 440080
Frome, Warminster, Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford On Avon, Bath, Radstock, Shepton Mallet, Castle Cary, Bruton, Wincanton, Gillingham, Mere, and all surrounding villages.