The Monastery is steeped in history, having been built by Trappist Monks in the early 1900s. It was skilfully and tastefully converted into eight exceptional residences in 2010 with each one being individually designed and finished to the highest of standards. Working with specialists in listed buildings, the conversion was undertaken with great sensitivity and the original stonework and granite features are now complemented by the elegant lines of the "state-of-the-art" fixtures and fittings.
A private country estate of approximately 80 acres which is managed on organic principles and laid down to traditional pasture bordered by native woods that stretch down to the banks of the River Avon over which owners enjoy fishing rights. It is approached over a macadammed, beech-lined entrance drive by fields with Miscanthus, or "Elephant Grass", a renewable energy crop which requires little or no human intervention. In this instance, it also acts as a veritable haven for wildlife including barn owls, sky larks, woodcock and deer. Indeed, the whole valley is within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb) and, as such, is achingly quiet and the air is pure whilst night skies can be deep and velvety, illuminated only by the stars and there is nothing to disturb the peace, save for the call of the birds and the murmurings of the livestock.
With original brick/stone arch, ceramic tiled floor and glazed central doorway to the;
12.78m x 3.97m (41' 11" x 13' 0") a stunning welcome to the property with brick and stone arches and solid oak flooring with etched glass light panels. Study area with window to rear and deep oak display sill.
“Pod” housing separate WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin and chrome towel rail. Original granite cantilever staircase with iron balustrade and oak hand rail.
Feature dividing archway, tiled floor and matching granite cantilever staircase to second floor.
With oak flooring which extends to all principal rooms. Video/intercom system.
Comprising separate WC with two-piece suite in white and utility room with range of units including work surface with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall-mounted gas-fired boiler (hot water and central heating).
7.78m x 5.26m (25' 6" x 17' 3") is a superb open-plan area, extensively fitted with a range of units including including one and a half porcelain bowl sink set with adjoining solid granite work surfaces, cut-out drainer with matching granite up stands. Second porcelain basin. Rangemaster “Range-style” electric cooker with double oven and 6 ring gas hob, stainless splashback and matching extractor hood/lighting over. Integrated dishwasher. American style fridge/freezer. Electric coffee maker. TV. Built-in microwave oven. Waste compactor. Suspended lighting.
Dining Area 4.52 x 4.46 (14' 10" x 14' 8") and Sitting Room 7.97 x 4.93 (28' 2" x 18' 2") is an “L”-shaped dual aspect room from where pleasant views over the gardens and grounds are enjoyed. Sonos sound system with recessed speakers and controls throughout. TV aerial and telephone points throughout.
Filed floor, with oak flooring to all bedrooms.
5.34m x 5.28m (17' 6" x 17' 4") window to the front of the building (south) and west-facing sky-light window. Built in wardrobes. Etched glazed door to:
With contemporary-style in white comprising corner shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, circular ceramic wash hand basin with storage under, bidet and WC.
5.58 m x 4.58m (18' 4" x 15' 0") has two windows to the rear aspect with delightful rural outlook and an etched glazed door to the:
With similarly-styled contemporary three-piece suite in white.
Bedroom 3 5.85 x 3.34 (19' 2" x 11' 0") and Bedroom 4 4.22 x 2..91 (13' 10" x 9' 8") are both well-proportioned “doubles” with built-in wardrobes and serviced by a centrally positioned family Bathroom which is also fully tiled and has a free-standing bath, circular wash hand basin on a stand with storage beneath, WC and walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head.
Extensive paved terrace which is south-facing and receives the sun for much of the day. In addition, the owners will have the use of all the communal facilities, which include the stunning leisure complex with pool/sauna/Jacuzzi and gym, the tennis court, fishing on the river Avon and rights to access some of the land. The Garage is located in a block and has double timber doors and power and light connected.
Concierge services which maintain all the communal facilities, which include the stunning leisure complex with pool/sauna/Jacuzzi and gym, the tennis court, fishing on the Avon river and rights to wander on the land.
The property is leaseholdfor A term of 999 years starting from around 2008. There is a service charge of approximately £9,000 per annum. This includes concierge service 5 days a week, maintaining all the leisure facilities.