Country house for sale in The Manor House, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2

Guide price £1,999,999
Country house for sale - 7 bedrooms 7 7 4
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Property features

  • Medieval Manor House
  • Located in desirable Monkton Combe
  • Mature enclosed gardens
  • Ample parking for at least 8 cars
  • Stunning original features throughout
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms

Property description

A seven bedroom, medieval Manor House, dating back to 1262 and probably earlier, nestled in the delightful green valley of Monkton Combe, in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ approximately 2.5 miles from Bath Spa station. There are enclosed gardens and driveway parking for at least eight vehicles. Offered for sale with no onward chain.

The Manor House has many exceptional architectural features including a Tudor inglenook fireplace, stunning cornicing in the drawing room, a Victorian stained glass conservatory, and a fascinating history with records of Alice de Fford residing there in 1262.

The vendor says: “We have lived in this enchanting, rambling, historic home for 35 years. The porch leads into the large reception hall, a welcoming space, with an Edwardian fireplace, windows overlooking the front drive and room for a baby grand piano. Mahogany parquet leads into the drawing room, originally built as a billiard room in Victorian times. This double aspect room boasts a large window bay with double doors opening onto the pretty garden. It also features a solid oak floor, marble fireplace and elaborate central ceiling rose and mouldings.”

“The dining room has a fifteenth century inglenook fireplace with a stone seat for the servant to sit while turning the spit, a bread oven and secondary flue. This is a wonderful room at Christmas – the inglenook fireplace provides a perfect chimney for Father Christmas and his half eaten mince pie, glass of whisky and the Christmas tree. There is a Jotul wood burning stove, oak floor and double doors to the front drive.”

“The adjacent games room has original medieval flagstones and could be used as a gym, or sitting room. The new Grant oil fired boiler is discreetly housed in this room. The neighbouring ground floor bedroom has a high gable with impressive exposed beams, an en suite shower room and double doors onto the garden terrace. It also has its own pedestrian gateway from the lane, providing the potential for use as self-contained accommodation.”

“The spacious kitchen/ breakfast room has stainless steel worktops, oil fired Aga, double electric oven, with five cylinder gas hobs, double steel sink, dishwasher and fridge freezer and space for a table for ten. It has doors to the utility room, with walk-in larder and downstairs shower room. There are double doors to the spacious Victorian conservatory. This summer room has a tessellated floor and four large stained glass windows depicting the four seasons and the four graces. It is a magical place to dine on a summer’s evening when the candlelight is reflected in the glass ceiling. Double doors lead out to the courtyard at the back with the lawn beyond and a single door opens onto the Victorian old red brick courtyard hidden behind a holly tree in the front garden. In the autumn the conservatory reddens with Virginia creeper.”

“Upstairs you will find six further bedrooms, all en suite. Two spacious bedrooms are on the first floor. Both the bedrooms easily accommodate king-sized beds, both have original stone fireplaces, one a wet room with waterfall shower, and ‘ his and hers’ basins overlooking the back garden, the other a double shower, WC and basin.”

“ Climbing a few stairs to the mezzanine level, you step back to Tudor times with a suite of interconnecting beamed bedrooms, double and triple aspect windows and two en suites one with bath, one with shower.”

“A 400 year old wide spiralled staircase leads to the next floor. Here you will find a high gabled bedroom with two floor-to-ceiling arched windows, a stone fireplace and five hefty ancient beams. This used to be our snooker room, adjacent to another king sized bedroom. Both bath and shower en suite bathrooms serve these two rooms.”

“The top floor offers a suite of rooms, with beams, double aspect windows with a view along the fields of the valley, a corner bath with shower, WC and basin. Like the two garden rooms on the ground floor, these rooms easily adapt to a flat for an au pair or similar. A few centuries ago, they were the servants’ spacious quarters.”

“Outside a flint gravel driveway provides parking for eight to ten vehicles. At the back of the house the walled gardens are very peaceful and private. There are pear and apple trees and rambling roses, winding pathways with several delightful nooks where you can relax with a cup of tea or glass of something chilled, breathe the scent of roses and magnolia and enjoy the birdsong. A courtyard area is the perfect spot for BBQs.”

“The Manor House is the last house in Somerset. It stands quietly, as it has for at least 800 years, beyond the end of a no-through road in the sought-after village of Monkton Combe. The village has a senior school, church and gastro-pub. It is surrounded by fields and is the first village south of Bath. There are fabulous walks along the Midford brook or canal, with its café and bike/boat-hire facility.”

”Combe Down village is about one mile away with The Darling Deli, Co-op, doctor’s surgery, dentists, primary and secondary schools. The city of Bath is only 2.5 miles away with excellent shopping, dining and cultural opportunities including the world famous Roman Baths and railway station with a journey to London Paddington of 75 minutes.”

“This has been an incredibly versatile and historically interesting home: A restful, rambling medieval Manor House in a rural valley, but so close to Bath, England’s only city World Heritage Site.”

EPC Rating: F
Tenure: Freehold
Heating: Oil
Sewerage: Mains
No onward chain

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