Architect: Tim Organ
Tucked away on a private plot in the rural Somerset village of Chew Stoke, just eight miles from Bristol, this property is something of a hidden gem. The three-bedroom house was designed by the celebrated architect Tim Organ in 1970 and retains many of its finest original features, whilst also having been sympathetically updated in recent years.
The distinctive mono-pitch roof, floor-to-ceiling glazing and pure white colouring are all typical of Tim Organ’s work. Organ made his name in the 1960s alongside his brother, Bob, with their celebrated, forward-thinking design and building company, Artist & Constructor. The house in Chew Stoke was designed just after the break-up of Artist & Constructor, when Organ set up on his own under the name Ubley Innovations.
The house is entered via a large entrance hall. Double doors lead through to an impressive reception / dining room. This space is notable for its high, pitched ceilings, bespoke cast concrete shelving and fireplace and sliding glass doors leading out onto the gardens. At the far end of the space is a garden room with floor to ceiling glazing, incorporating sliding doors, overlooking the lawn.
The kitchen is off the reception room and has been refurbished in recent years with new units and a range of good quality built-in appliances. The original tiles have been retained.
The same tiles can be seen in the shower room, off the entrance hall. Beyond the entrance hall are three double bedrooms and a wonderfully spacious bathroom. The bathroom has the original impressive blue bath and Mid Century Modern tiling.
Integrated into the building is a large single garage (which could potentially be converted into further accommodation). The private driveway leading up to the garage provides ample space for parking numerous vehicles. There is an attractive garden surrounding the house, with a main area of lawn surrounded by mature borders. The whole plot offers exceptional privacy, despite being located on a quiet residential road in the heart of the village.
Chew Stoke is a sought after Somerset village in the Chew Valley, on the edge of the Mendips. It has a good range of amenities including a popular café, Chew Kitchen, a shop, pub, nursery and doctor’s surgery. There is a beautiful 15th century church in the village and for schooling there is a highly regarded village primary school within walking distance of the property as well as the popular Chew Valley secondary school.
The neighbouring village of Chew Magna has a wider range of local shops including a supermarket, master butcher, coffee shop, Post Office and a bank. The area offers a good range of dining opportunities, in country pubs (including the Blue Bowl, the Bear and Swan and most notably the Michelin-starred The Pony and Trap) and restaurants such as the celebrated Salt and Malt at Chew Valley Lake. The nearby farm shop at Bishop Sutton is also a good place for local produce.
Bristol is just eight miles from Chew Stoke and Bath is 15 miles. The Cathedral City of Wells, which offers further facilities, is 12 miles to the south. Both Bristol and Bath are among the UK’s most exciting and thriving cities, with an exceptional range of cultural, dining and shopping opportunities.
High speed rail services run to London Paddington from Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa. Bristol Airport, which offers an impressive range of flights to international destinations including the US, is just a few miles away.
The surrounding countryside, including the Mendips and nearby Blagdon Lakes, offers wonderful opportunities for walking, fishing, sailing and more.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.