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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Warminster Road, Monkton Combe, Bath, BA2 7HZ
- 5 bedrooms
- 6 reception rooms
- 7 bath /shower rooms
- swimming pool and pool house
- tennis court
- approximately 15 acres
Monkton House sits in a superb elevated position overlooking Monkton Combe and Brassknocker Hill, approximately 4 miles south of Bath (via Brassknocker Hill). The property itself has good access to local road networks, and is approximately 14 miles from the M4 (junction 18). Bath Spa station has frequent services to London Paddington (90 minutes), Bristol and beyond. There are many excellent local schools within 4 miles of Monkton House, including Freshford Primary, Monkton Combe School, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen School and Combe Down Primary School. Freshford Village is about a mile away, with a doctor's surgery, village shop/post office and pub and there is also a pub at Monkton Combe.
Monkton House is a substantial detached country house occupying an elevated position approximately 5 miles south of Bath between the villages of Monkton Combe and Limpley Stoke. This family house dates back to the mid 19th century. Constructed of traditional Bath stone elevations under a slate tiled roof, the impressive façades with their fine architectural detailing are a precursor to the magnificent proportions of the rooms that lie within. Monkton House possesses considerable charm and character, with many superb features typical of the period which sit happily alongside contemporary fixtures, furnishing and presentation. Internally the proportions of the rooms are excellent. Upon entering there is an impressive reception hall with a magnificent staircase rising to the first floor and an open fireplace at the focal point to greet you. Of particular note is a stunning drawing room and withdrawing room which at one time would have been two separate rooms. There is fine cornicing and two fireplaces whilst three bays provide considerable light and afford excellent outlooks. The dining room provides a spacious formal entertaining room. The study also has a fireplace and a door which leads outside. Also on the ground floor is a very comfortable family room/snug, fitted kitchen and breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and a conservatory. The conservatory provides access to one of the outbuildings, which has been converted to provide a gym.
On the first floor is a luxurious master suite with en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. There are also three further bedrooms with en suite facility, a family bathroom and separate WC. The second floor attic space provides a further bedroom and bathroom. There are spectacular views of the surrounding area from the majority of the upstairs rooms. To the rear of the property there is a further reception room, which is currently used as a billiard room/ games room which has a useful shower room.
Outside, the property is approached via a long driveway, which in the main part is flanked by the property’s grounds; a paddock to the left and formal terraces and lawns to the right. There is parking for several vehicles as well as numerous stone outbuildings which include a number of garden stores, a garage, wine store, pump room and gardener’s loo. The grounds are extensive and incorporate beautifully tended formal gardens, numerous terraces and secluded seating areas as well as paddocks, woodland, tennis court and swimming pool, with pool house. The swimming pool is situated above the house in the most beautiful position enjoying far reaching views. There is a pool house adjacent with changing room and toilet. A significant feature of the gardens are the extensive water gardens which, with their various interlinking pools, ponds, waterfalls and fountains, add a unique dynamic to this exceptional property.
Monkton House offers a rare combination of a substantial country house with extensive gardens, grounds, outbuildings, woodland, paddock, swimming pool and tennis court situated just a few miles of the World Heritage site of Bath. Famous for its Roman Baths, Georgian architecture, shopping, restaurants, sporting and cultural facilities, Bath can also be accessed via the nearby canal towpath which provides a pleasant level walk through scenic countryside.
From Bath travel south on the A36, the Bath-Warminster Road. Continue for approximately 5 miles until you see a signpost showing Monkton Combe to your right. Continue along the A36 and over the bridge, past Waterhouse Lane on the right. The road bears uphill and around to the left. Take the sharp turning to the right, (which has 2 mirrors opposite) and the driveway is on the right hand side. Monkton House is situated at the top of the drive.