Ropewalk Cottage, West Town Road, Backwell, North Somerset

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
Reputed to be the oldest cottage in Backwell, this charming 17th Century, Grade 2 listed detached residence is an unique example of Backwell's rural heritage. Formerly two separate dwellings, this deceptively spacious property retains many original features, not least of which is the beautifully preserved stone built inglenook fireplace with bread oven. Occupying a prime position in this sought after village, with all amenities being within easy reach and enjoying a generous South facing plot, this historic property briefly comprises; Entrance Hall, Sitting Room with inglenook, Dining Room with feature fireplace and wood burning stove, Kitchen, Utility Room and Family room/Snug to the ground floor, whilst on the first floor, there are three double Bedrooms, en Suite Bathroom and Family Bathroom. Outside, there is a attractive stone built Studio/Garden Room which has been converted into a stylish space with Shower Room offering many potential uses. There is a beautiful, well stocked, large private South facing rear Garden with mature foliage and ample driveway parking to the front.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Entered via wooden glazed door. Flagstone floor and casement window to side. Door to Sitting Room.

Sitting Room

19' 6" x 16' (5.94m x 4.88m)

Charming and spacious room with a glorious example of a large inglenook fireplace with bread oven and carved wooden lintel. Two windows to the front, one which the vendor advises has original wooden shutters and window seat, the other with stained glass panels. Radiator and flagstone floor. Door to staircase and door to Dining Room.

Dining Room

15' 4" x 11' (4.67m x 3.35m)

Feature stone built fireplace with wooden lintel and fitted wood burner on flagstone hearth. This bright and airy room enjoys a dual aspect with windows to rear and side. Herringbone wood block flooring, radiator and door to Kitchen.


11' 2" x 10' 6" (3.40m x 3.20m)

Fitted with a range of wood and stainless steel wall and base units with solid wood block work surfaces over. Double Belfast style sink with mixer tap. Gas oven with stainless steel splashback and extractor. Spaces for dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Two windows to the rear and a skylight, radiator and slate tiled floor. Original stable door to Snug and door to Utility Room.

Utility Room/Cloakroom

10' 5" x 6' 5" (3.18m x 1.96m)

Fitted with a range of wall and base units with wooden work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Spaces for washing machine and tumble drier. Wall mounted 'Worcester combi boiler. Low level W.C. Window to rear.

Family Room / Snug

16' x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m)

A cosy room with exposed beams showing evidence of their earlier use as animal stalls, radiator and two windows to front.

First Floor

Charming Landing

Steeped in character with exposed beams and sloping ceilings.

Bedroom 1

16' 11" x 12' 4" (5.16m x 3.76m)

A charming and sizeable room with exposed beams and sloping ceilings. Window to front and door to En Suite Bathroom.

En Suite Bathroom

11' x 7' 5" (3.35m x 2.26m)

Fitted with a white suite comprising; panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, Pedestal wash basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Window to rear.

Bedroom 2

14' 4" x 12' 2" (4.37m x 3.71m)

Bright and airy with rear aspect window to the South face. Sloped ceilings, radiator and loft access.

Bedroom 3

A highly unique room with sloped ceilings and exposed beams. Radiator and window to side.

Family Shower Room

With interesting ceiling shaping and what is believed to be original oak panelling, offering potential reminders of the original thatched roof. Fitted with a tiled walk in shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin and low level W.C. Radiator and window to rear.


Front Garden

Enclosed by stone wall with wooden 5 bar gate on to a tarmac driveway parking with further stone wall and double gates to the Rear Garden. There is also an electric charging point.

Rear Garden

Fully enclosed by attractive stone walling and enjoying both privacy and a South facing aspect, this delightful, rustic, cottage Garden comprises several areas, to include sun patios, mature well stocked beds, a former chicken coop, nature pond and several vegetable/soft fruit beds. Timber shed. Gated access to the front.

Stone Built Studio/Garden Room

15' 7" x 8' 7" (4.75m x 2.62m)

A multi functional space with several possible uses , the current owner utilises this area for storage. Fully double glazed to one gable end and further benefitting from a WC within the wet room.



EPC requirement exempt due to historical listing status


The vendors of the property have advised us of the following information:-

The property is offered on a freehold basis.

The council tax band is band D with the current liability being £1,940.98

Floor Plan

01275 853222

Hunter Leahy

71 High Street , Nailsea , BS48 1AW

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