A beautifully appointed village house providing flexible accommodation including an annexe, garaging and gardens with river frontage and Edwardian boathouse

A delightful family house, listed Grade II and providing both elegant and enjoyable accommodation. A pair of ball finial topped stone gate piers with ornate iron gate and a neighbouring gravel drive front the village lane. The house, built of honey coloured ashlar stone is a combination of the original 17th century manor which was much altered in the 18th century and re-modelled in the mid twentieth century to provide the appealing house we have today.

The garden facade overlooks the River Avon and is a classical arrangement of fine Venetian sash windows and central half glazed door bordered by Tuscan columns and a pedimented roofline. The front garden has parterres bordering the flagstone path which leads to the large panelled front door. On entering the overall appeal of the house is immediately apparent, with historic architectural features complimented by stylish contemporary design and decoration. Large sash windows provide light and views of both The River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal with countryside beyond.

The spacious reception hall opens into the large drawing room as well as the kitchen/breakfast room, the dining room and the cloakroom. The drawing room has a glazed door to the garden, panelling to dado height and ornate cornice, ceiling moulding and carved wooden fireplace. An arched opening leads to the garden room with glazed elevation onto the garden and roof lantern above. The dining room has a glazed door to the front of the house and bespoke bookshelves and cupboards fitted to three walls. The hub of the house is the kitchen (bordered by the drawing room, dining room, and utility/boot room) with its stunning American walnut wall and floor cabinets with larder cupboard and central island unit – topped by extensive granite worktops. Equipment includes Miele electric conventional and microwave ovens and electric Aga. The utility/boot room houses the gas fired boilers and doors to both the front and rear gardens. On the first floor the landing serves the principal bedroom with its fine ceiling cornice, pretty window seats and luxury ensuite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and a family bathroom on this floor and the second floor provides two further bedrooms and a further bathroom.

The lower ground floor which can be accessed from the reception hall or the garden provides valuable additional living space with a large home office (presently arranged as a gym), a family/playroom and an undercroft onto the garden. In addition to the main house and approached from the gravel drive there is a one bedroom annexe with courtyard garden and a large garage with workshop, store and a cloakroom.

This property has 1.36 acres of land.

Outside

The gardens are a major feature of the property with parterre, clipped box hedges and lawn bordered by deep flower beds forming the front garden. A wide flagstone terrace runs along the garden elevation and has a garden room and steps leading to a large open lawn bordered by colourful perennial beds and high laurel hedge. From here a gate provides access across the railway line (Bath to Bradford on Avon line) to the largest area of garden. Something of a secret garden with rose beds, lawns, fruit trees and Silver Birch bordering the River Avon- complete with mooring. A delightful Edwardian boathouse extends over the river to provide a covered seating area and sitting room with space for boats below. Beyond is a copse with laurels and fir trees.

Situation

Limpley Stoke is a picturesque village to the south of Bath within a conservation area. Ideally placed for both the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal which run through the village, as well as the Georgian city of Bath to the north. Bath provides extensive leisure, cultural and educational facilities as well as a mainline rail services to London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads. Excellent schools locally include Monkton Combe, Prior Park, King Edwards, The Royal High School (girls) and Kingswood. Bath university stands above the neighbouring village of Claverton. The ancient market town of Bradford on Avon can be reached along the canal towpath and is popular for its galleries and craft shops and pretty town centre.

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Other features

  • Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, garden room, kitchen, breakfast room, utility/boot room, cloakroom
  • Principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom, four further bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms
  • Lower ground floor: Office, gym, sitting room, undercroft
  • Formal and informal gardens, frontage onto the River Avon, mooring,
  • Edwardian boathouse, annexe, garaging, parking
  • About 1.36 acres

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Ref: LON200044

Lower Stoke, Limpley Stoke Bath BA2

Guide Price
£2,250,000

Ref: LON200044

Lower Stoke, Limpley Stoke Bath BA2

Guide Price
£2,250,000