A four/five bedroom, three/four reception room detached period family home with country views and set on a ten acre plot, idyllically situated on the outskirts of Timsbury, just 8.4 miles from the heart of Bath.
The vendor says: “We lived in the village of Timsbury for five years and did not know that this house existed here in this secret location down a lane but within walking distance of the village. We have the deeds of the house back to 1908 but believe it was the Manager of the mines’ house before then, in the nineteenth century. We extended the house in 2012, extending the kitchen and adding the principal bedroom and en suite, so now it is 2676 sq ft (248sq m) and extremely spacious. We really love the sitting room with its beams and log-burning stove and bay window. The bespoke kitchen is also a favourite room with cream shaker style units providing plenty of cupboards, and a black granite worktop with electric rangemaster, full size built in fridge and freezer, dishwasher, waste disposal unit, boiling hot water tap and filtered cold water tap. The kitchen has two French doors at both ends, so with these open on a gorgeous day you really are letting the back garden in. The conservatory, which we added, has windows which all swing open, so again this is a lovely bright room. The principal bedroom is also an exceptionally light room with a Juliette balcony and views over the side garden and fields. This has an en suite shower room and built-in wardrobes. The other three bedrooms are at the front of the house with views over the garden and the hills. There is a fifth bedroom downstairs which we have been using as an office; the house has been ideal for three adults working from home as we have a separate study and a dining room as well on the ground floor.”
“This has been a perfect place for kids to grow up. The garden is very big –just right for football and I practice my golf in the field. The previous owners kept a horse there. There used to be a stable where I now have my veg plot – the hardstanding is still there with room for two stables and a tack room. The barn is still on the land – originally used for storing hay, and now used for storing logs.”
“I used to walk with my son to the village primary school, St Mary’s, which is 1.5 miles away. Timsbury is such a lovely friendly village, with cricket and football teams, indoor bowls, snooker and a tennis court. In the village is a chemist, a doctors’ surgery, two shops, two hairdresser’s, a pet shop and a health food shop, ymca, library, ‘The Seven Stars’ pub, an excellent fish and chip shop ‘Our Plaice’, as well as the well-loved ‘Connie’s Tea Room’, and an active village hall, Conygre Hall. ‘Vale House Kitchen’ is 0.4 miles away, a bespoke country skills and cookery school. ‘The Pig’, the mellow country house hotel and restaurant is 4 miles away and Babington House, part of the renowned Soho House chain, is 7.6 miles away. The centre of Bristol is 13 miles away and it is 8.4 miles to the centre of Bath. M4 Junction 18 is approximately 17 miles away.”
“This peaceful, spacious home surrounded by fields, yet with good access to Timsbury as well as Bath and Bristol has been the perfect family home for us.”