Detached 17th century cottage in the highly regarded village of Backwell

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Bedrooms: 4
Offers are invited on this beautiful 17th-century Grade II listed cottage that is bursting with charm and character, situated in the highly regarded village of Backwell - Ropewalk Cottage is believed to be one of the oldest properties in the village and has been utilised for a variety of purposes throughout its history. Originally believed to have been a farmhand's cottage, with evidence of animal stalls and an original stable door, and in the twentieth century it became a family run newsagent and shop, until it became a stunning residence.

This unique property has been lovingly maintained by the current owner with many rooms still displaying period features, with exposed beams and feature fireplaces. The sitting room has a paved stone floor and impressive inglenook fireplace, complete with the original bread oven, and shutters to the window.

A concealed dogleg staircase rises to the first floor, whilst another door provides access to the dual aspect dining room, with its beautiful parquet flooring and fireplace with a log burning stove. Another door leads to the former stables and shop, and is now used as a family room. The kitchen is well appointed with timber and stainless steel fittings and benefits from a separate utility room with wc, that could easily be converted to a bathroom, if the family room was to be needed as a bedroom.

The first floor landing provides access to three double bedrooms and family bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The landing reveals clear evidence of the interesting timber construction for the original thatched roof. The principal bedroom has exposed wooden beams to the ceiling and has ensuite bathroom facilities with a lovely countryside view. Exposed beams can also be found in bedrooms two and three, and historic wood panelling is also present in the bathroom.

Outside, the rear garden is just as charming and intriguing as the cottage itself. Lovingly created by the current vendor to be a wildlife garden, in order to attract an array of birds and insects into this private, south-facing part walled garden. An amazing array of mature trees, shrubs, bushes and flowers, provide a selection of areas to unwind and lose yourself on summer afternoons and evenings. Towards the rear of the garden are a number of fruit trees, planted vegetables, and raspberries.

An old barn outbuilding and coal shed has been cleverly converted, to provide an additional space to utilise as either a home office, occasional bedroom or potential revenue income as it has power, drainage, plumbing connected and recently approved planning permission to further extended (22/P/2905/FUH). Double gates provide access to the front of the property, where you will find parking for three to four vehicles, and has the added benefit of an electric charging point.

Ropewalk Cottage is situated close to the heart of the village, with many countryside walks on the doorstep and within walking distance to all amenities that Backwell has to offer, including frequent buses to Bristol and a train station with direct links to Bristol, Bath, London and the West Country, infant, junior and secondary schools, post office and leisure centre.

Ground Floor


Sitting Room

6.22m x 4.72m (20'5 x 15'6)

Dining Room

4.70m x 3.96m (15'5 x 13'0)


3.45m x 3.23m (11'4 x 10'7)


3.20m x 2.18m (10'6 x 7'2)

Family Room/Bedroom Four

4.88m x 3.91m (16'0 x 12'10)

First Floor


Principal Bedroom

4.93m x 3.99m (16'2 x 13'1)

Principal En-Suite

Bedroom Two

4.98m x 4.17m (16'4 x 13'8)

Bedroom Three

5.00m x 3.05m (16'5 x 10'0)


Studio/Garden Room

4.78m x 2.62m (15'8 x 8'7)

Wet Room

Agents Notes

the tenure of this property is freehold.

01934 833253

Mark Templer Yatton

57 High Street , Yatton , BS49 4EQ

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