Detached house for sale in Backwell, Near Bristol, North Somerset BS48

Guide price £4,950,000
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Detached house for sale - 9 bedrooms 9 9 6
Tenure: Not available Council tax band: Not available

Property features

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 6 reception rooms
  • 9 bathrooms
  • 15.00 acres
  • 2 cottages, 1 detached house and a coach house
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Suburban
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Town/City
  • Village
  • Private Parking
  • Paddock

Property description

Backwell House is a fine Grade II listed Georgian house dating back to 1813 and was built by Thomas Keedwell from traditional Bath stone under a slate roof. Home to the Hobbs family for many generations, Backwell House has undergone an extensive and sympathetic refurbishment in 2016 to become a stylish boutique country house hotel which readily suits a stunning residential dwelling house.

The generous proportions are typical of its era with magnificent high ceilings, elegant floor to ceiling sash windows, elaborate plasterwork and cornicing, a stone cantilever staircase and impressive formal entertaining rooms.

The main entrance hall creates a wonderful sense of arrival and sets the tone for the rest of the house. Backwell House is blessed with an abundance of natural light and enjoys stunning rural views from all aspects. The main entrance leads up a charming drive passing an array of magnificent mature trees into a parking area. The first impression is of a handsome period house which has been beautifully refurbished and surrounded by idyllic countryside. The presentation of the interiors is stylish and immense care has been taken to retain all its historical character and charm.

The ground floor comprises a wonderful reception hall, drawing room, dining room, bar/lounge, breakfast room, a well-equipped commercial kitchen, conservatory and cloakroom. The attention to detail continues to the first floor, where there are seven beautifully appointed double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms of exceptional quality. On the second floor, there are a further two bedrooms, both of which have en suite facilities. The interiors throughout have an inspiring boutique and contemporary feel, using many reclaimed materials and fittings. The basement offers further accommodation with various rooms which could accommodate a home cinema, games room, wine cellar, storage, home office etc.

There are two three bedroom cottages and a three bedroom detached house within the grounds of the main house. 37 Backwell Hill Road is currently used as an estate office and has scope for development (subject to the necessary consents).

The gardens and grounds at Backwell House are a delight and complement the house perfectly. It has been thoughtfully designed providing numerous areas to sit and enjoy the outstanding views. At the rear of the house there is a charming walled garden with neat box hedging, fragrant climbing roses, a traditional greenhouse, an established kitchen garden, wrought iron arches and espaliered fruit trees. In front of the main house is a pristine lawn leading to a Ha-ha. Beyond the formal gardens are lovely rolling grounds, paddocks and pasture.

There is an outdoor swimming pool, extensive garaging, workshop, outbuildings and storage. The land extends to about 15 acres in total.

Backwell House enjoys outstanding views across the open countryside. The location offers the rare combination of privacy and convenience being just over five miles south west of Bristol.

The communications in the area are excellent, with good access to the M5 and M4 motorways (M5 – Junction 19 and 20). Mainline train stations are at Nailsea & Backwell and Bristol Temple Meads, both offering a direct service to London Paddington and the wider network beyond.

Bristol Airport lies four miles to the south. The cities of Bristol and Bath both offer a superb range of shopping, restaurants, cultural experiences and lifestyle amenities. The area is well known for the quality of its schooling and there are a number of highly regarded schools close to Backwell House. These include Clifton College, Badminton, Clifton High School, Bristol Grammar School, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Downs School, a preparatory school in Wraxall.

Further afield are well established schools including Kingswood School, King Edwards, Prior Park and The Royal Girls School in Bath, Millfield in Street and Wells Cathedral School, Wells.

Bristol and Bath have a number of sporting facilities including rugby, county cricket, golf courses and the Bath Racecourse. Fishing is possible on the Rivers Frome, Wye, Chew Valley and Blagdon Lakes and there is also sailing on the Bristol Channel, Chew Valley Lake and Axbridge Reservoir.

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