5 bedroom detached house for sale

Box, NR BATH

£875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached period home
  • Five bedrooms to main house
  • Self contained one bedroom apartment
  • Self contained studio
  • Walled gardens
  • EPC Rating: E

Full description

The Chequers is a historically significant and characterful property in need of refurbishment that occupies a prominent position right in the heart of the charming Wiltshire village of Box, close to the city of Bath. The earliest part of the property is thought to date back to Tudor times, but reputedly there has been an inn on the site as far back as the 13th century. "Retaining many of its original features and spaces, The Chequers beguiles you with its charm whilst offering a very versatile and spacious family home," says the owner. The village is very picturesque with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside, excellent facilities and a vibrant and creative local community.

This beautiful home boasts an impressive Tudor fireplace, spacious entertaining and dining areas as well as plenty of additional accommodation and studio space. "For me, The Chequers was an intriguing and warmly atmospheric family home. In our time, much has been done in consideration of the historical integrity of the property whilst being mindful of the flow and heart of the space. A combination of exposed stone walls and lime plastering displays character and taste, whilst offering plenty of potential to a new owner to come in and enhance the property further, in terms of both living and ancillary accommodation."

"I would describe the garden as something of a blank canvas," says the owner. "It's a huge space, some of which has been landscaped, but there are other areas that are very adaptable and offer beautiful views across the village rooftops and surrounding countryside. It's a very tranquil spot, like a private sanctuary despite its position in the centre of the village."

"It's hard to choose my favourite space (other than the children's favourite 'snug')," says the owner. "All the spaces are so different, but one of the most unique is the formal dining room. It was once the Inn's cellar and as such has an impressively engineered Bath stone arched ceiling. It's a truly original place to entertain in."

"Living in the heart of this wonderfully vibrant village and being in such close proximity to Bath has enabled us to experience the very best of both worlds," says the owner. "I feel I've been able to take advantage of all the benefits of a rural lifestyle as well as all the joys of a cosmopolitan city; for me the location has been absolutely ideal."

In addition to the myriad of spaces in the main house, this charming property also boasts a self-contained, one bedroom apartment. There is also the potential to create another two bedroom apartment, and plans have been drawn up to convert the old coach house into a totally separate dwelling.

"This house has been at the heart of the village, both in terms of its position and socially, for many hundreds of years," says the owner, "and it's a property that, to this day, has a uniquely magical atmosphere. I love the community and creativity in the village, so I'm planning to stay, but I'll definitely miss the space, character and sense of history in this beautiful home."

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Added on Rightmove:
17 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • Bradford-on-Avon (4.9 mi)
  • Melksham (5.2 mi)
  • Bath Spa (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Fine & Country , Bath

36 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

01225 686098 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country , Bath

36 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

01225 686098 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bradford-on-Avon (4.9 mi)
  • Melksham (5.2 mi)
  • Bath Spa (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country , Bath

36 Gay Street, Bath, BA1 2NT

01225 686098 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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