Detached house for sale in Upper Swainswick, Bath BA1
Detached house for sale - 6 bedrooms
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- Over 6000 sq.ft. Of Accommodation
- Detached Coach House
- Modern Glazed Extension
- Tennis Court
- Charming Views
- Approx. 1.25 acres
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
This Grade II Listed 17th Century former rectory offers a wonderful mix of impressive formal rooms and more intimate family spaces, all within a plethora of period features and enjoys fine views from all windows. It has been a great family home for the current owners who have modernised the house and added a superb glass and oak extension, linking the wonderful garden into the house.
The accommodation is flexible with all formal rooms on the south elevation and all interlinked which creates a pleasing flow and is great for entertaining. The heart of the home centres around the kitchen, dining room and family room. These are semi open plan spaces yet retain their independence to allow interaction, but full usability. The Smallbone kitchen has solid wood units dressed with granite worktops and is complete with an Aga. The family room is a multi-functional space currently used as an informal seating area and breakfast room. This room has a bank of bi-fold doors allowing complete interaction with the rear south/west facing patio and gardens beyond.
The modern extension was well planned for family life and includes a boot room and cloakroom, and an additional cold-store larder next to the kitchen and two garden doors for easy access. The upper two floors have a flexible layout, currently used as six bedrooms and three bathrooms with a laundry room and rumpus room. All bedrooms are well proportioned and many are double aspect increasing the light and views.<br/><br/><b>Outside</b><br/><br/>This beautiful property is beholden only to its magical location. A true ‘edge of village’ house it enjoys a private setting overlooking its own gardens and the hills beyond. The front façade of the house faces south bathing the patio and all the principal bedrooms in wonderful light.
A great deal of attention has been given to the grounds and they are well stocked with mature trees, a small orchard, large open lawn and a wrap-around terrace. The modern surfaced tennis court is fenced all around and located at the head of the driveway. The house is gated and has ample parking, as well as garaging within the Coach House.
The Coach House is a large two storey stone building and is currently used as a home office, hobbies room and machine shed (could be converted to extra accommodation subject to planning permission). Further period outbuildings have been utilised to house the wood pellet biomass boiler and automated blown pellet storage.<br/><br/><b>Situation</b><br/><br/>Upper Swainswick is a small and picturesque village within the ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. It is in an elevated position on the cusp of Bath. It is an historic village, mentioned in the Doomsday Book. There is a Grade II* Listed church, which unusually and delightfully is the village pub once a month, there is also a well-regarded primary school. Only three miles from the centre of Bath it is the perfect location from which to enjoy Bath’s many well regarded schools, restaurants and amenities.<br/><br/><b>Additional Information</b><br/><br/>Services: Mains connected electricity, gas, water and drainage. Blown wood pellet biomass boiler. Local Authority: Bath and North East Somerset Council. Council Tax Band H.
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