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4 bedroom house for sale
The Walled Garden, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BG
- 4/5 bedrooms
- 18th century walled garden with views
- Approx 3 miles from Bath City Centre
- Single storey energy saving house
- About 1 acre
- Separate guest/studio
- with shower room & kitchenette
- 2/3 reception rooms
- Winner - West of England LABC Award
- Open double bay garage
The house in The Walled Garden is situated in Claverton, a historic manorial settlement approximately 3 miles south of Bath. Situated between Claverton Manor and Warleigh Manor in undulating countryside, the valley was the subject of landscaping and grand planning during the 17th and 18th centuries, the legacy of which is enjoyed today. Claverton has a village church and a bus service to Bath and Bradford on Avon.
The River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal run to the east of the village. Bath offers good schools with Monkton Combe, Prior Park and King Edwards all being within 2 miles of The Walled Garden.There are many leisure, cultural and educational facilities with two universities, a college and Kingswood School and The Royal High School. Bath Spa Station provides rail services to Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, and is a short drive away. The village is designated a Conservation Area and is over washed by the Green Belt.
The Walled Garden is an exceptional detached contemporary property occupying a setting as unique as the design itself. Situated within the former walled garden to Claverton Manor, the property is truly unique enjoying this private and secluded position. The house was completed to an exceptional standard in 2011, has the benefit of a ten year Build-Zone building guarantee and won the Building Control Quality Award for best individual residential building in the Western Region in 2012.
The Walled Garden is constructed of traditional Bath stone and render elevations with cavity walls, under a sedum green roof. The clever and discreet design belies the generous proportions of the accommodation that lie within. Internally, the property commands an exceptionally high level of finish with exquisite architectural details that give the property a classic feel and a hint of maturity. All elements of the build, both decorative and structural have been undertaken with exquisite taste and considerable attention to detail. The Walled Garden succeeds in providing excellent accommodation for modern day family living, extravagant entertaining or social events alike. Upon entering the property, the accommodation is instantly striking, as the reception hall leads into the dining room which lies at the heart of the house. It provides access to the majority of the rooms, whilst offering an exceptional dining space. The roof lantern provides considerable light and sits at the centrepiece of this room, which also has a superb fireplace and wood burning stove.
The drawing room which is of particular note is spacious and well proportioned. Light floods in from each of the triple aspects with two sets of double doors opening onto the gardens. Like the dining room, the drawing room has solid Broadleaf oak flooring, and at the centrepiece of the room is a magnificent Bath stone fireplace with gas stove set within. The study, which could provide a fourth bedroom to the main house, also has a fireplace with gas stove and doors leading to the exterior. As you would expect from a contemporary home of this quality, the proportions are excellent and the materials used are of a high standard, and nowhere is this more prevalent that in the kitchen/breakfast room. There are beautiful hand built units with a superb traditional “style” dresser along one wall. There is an island unit in the centre of the room, there are granite work surfaces, an energy efficient electric Aga and high end appliances are incorporated. The utility room also has granite work surfaces and there is a larder with slate shelves.
A luxurious master bedroom suite enjoys a view over the garden towards the swimming pool and is complemented by a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom to the rear of the property. As is appropriate given the setting, one of the salient features is that the relationship between the house and grounds is superb and a real testament to the design. There are two sets of doors off the drawing room, two from the main bedroom as well as doors off the study. This creates a real harmony between the accommodation and gardens.
Outside, the property is accessed through a gated archway into The Walled Garden. A driveway provides parking for ample vehicles and access to the garaging. There is an open double bay garage with adjacent machine and log store. The entire property is surrounded by a high wall which is Grade II listed and dates back to the 18th century. As part of the build, the walls have undergone a total refurbishment. It provides a most sheltered and secluded setting with the vast majority of the garden being a south facing sun trap. The gardens have been meticulously landscaped with traditional materials having been used. The Cellweb grass and gravel track that lies outside The Walled Garden to the South, is included in the demise, and the
adjoining St. Mary’s Church has a right of way over this.
The original 18th century pond has been retained and adapted, and there are vegetable beds, flower borders and expansive lawns. Immediately off the kitchen is a delightful terrace perfect for alfresco dining, complete with electronically controlled canopy. This area overlooks the fabulous heated swimming pool which is 10.5 metres long and is perfectly situated at the southwestern corner of the site. To the north of the house is The Studio which provides an excellent annexe to the main house. Again beautifully appointed, it provides superb guest accommodation with a kitchenette and shower room.
The Walled Garden is, in our view without comparison providing a truly stunning house in the most exceptional setting with the most successful marriage of contemporary architecture within an historic setting.
The microclimate of The Walled Garden and energy saving characteristics of the house, combine to make a comfortable environment.
From Bath, leave via the A36 towards Warminster, turn right signposted Claverton, then shortly after bear left and into the village. Pass the village green. Take the turning right immediately after The Old Rectory, up a private lane and then immediately right again through an arch into The Walled Garden.