A detached single storey five bedroom house set in a large level garden with planning permission to build an additional three bedroom house in the highly sought after village of Limpley Stoke, just 4.5 miles from the heart of Georgian Bath. Wiltshire Council planning ref: 19/11255/ful
"This has been a wonderful house to live in for the past 32 years. It is surrounded by a large level garden and there are views out from virtually all the rooms making it light and bright, even in the depths of winter. You never feel enclosed as there is so much space around you. The house and garden are very private yet there is the safety and security of neighbours. It is so special living here, full of birdsong in spring and early summer and so quiet and peaceful. The outside/inside space lends itself to entertaining and is perfect for summer BBQ parties and many a croquet game has been played on the lawn! A perfect place to have raised a family. We have had planning permission granted for a three bedroom/two bathroom house in the garden – ideal for a dependant relative, holiday lets or to be developed and sold off separately.”
"There is a long drive to the front of the property, bordered by shrubs and trees to one side and lawn to the other. This leads to a substantial double carport which has proved very useful and practical over the years. There is plenty of additional parking space in the driveway. The carport is attached to a good-sized brick and rendered storeroom with power and space for an extra freezer, lawnmower, etc.”
“The front door has a covered porch leading into the central hallway, a feature of which is the semi-circular wall with porthole window with views across the dining room behind and to the garden. To the left of the hall is a cloakroom/shower room and a good-sized study with a range of fitted base storage cupboards. This room has also served as a 5th bedroom over the years. A range of deep storage cupboards are in the hall which opens out into the large sitting room flooded with light with two large windows and french doors out to the southwest facing patio.”
“There is a dining room with a curved wall and room to accommodate a 6/8 seater table with french doors to the west facing patio and a view across the sweep of garden towards the large magnolia and beech trees which are carpeted with crocuses in the spring. The dining room can be accessed from doors at either end; very useful when entertaining. Next to the dining room is another door to the back patio, giving easy access from the kitchen and great for alfresco dining."
“To the right of the front door the hall leads to the kitchen/breakfast room. The units are maple wood with brown/black mottled laminate worktops. There is a fitted electric double oven, gas hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher as well as plenty of storage space. The kitchen is light and airy with a full width window over the sink and working area looking down the length of the drive and the bordering trees and shrubs. There is also a view to the west across the garden and a roof window giving even more light to the room.”
“The kitchen leads through to the utility room with plenty of storage and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. There is a cupboard housing the gas boiler with space for a vacuum cleaner. There is a door leading from the utility room to a shingle and paved area and the front and side of the house and is the convenient entrance I tend to use on a daily basis”.
“Off the central hallway there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a single bedroom with fitted wardrobe and garden views, a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and garden views and another double, dual aspect bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobe cupboards and garden views both south and west making it a very light and peaceful room. If required, these three bedrooms and the bathroom can be closed off from the rest of the house by a glazed panelled door. The fourth and principal bedroom is again light and airy with a large picture window with views across the garden to the magnolia; a perfect place to sit in the morning with a cup of tea watching the birds in the beech tree. There is an en-suite bathroom and dressing room to this room.”
“It is 1.1 miles to Freshford Church school, which has a ’Good’ Ofsted rating and has a primary, nursery and pre-school. Excellent secondary schools are nearby with St Lawrence’s in Bradford on Avon, and Monkton, Prior Park and King Edward’s School in Bath. The Galleries community shop run by volunteers has a cafe and also houses the post office. The Freshford Inn is extremely popular. There is a railway station in Freshford with trains to Bath, Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, and Frome. Close by there are a variety of lovely countryside walks through fields and woodland and along the canal and river towpaths. Hartley Farm shop and Farleigh Hungerford Farm shop are nearby. This has been a brilliant family home: Quiet, peaceful, light and convenient and with huge potential for the next owners as well. “