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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Street, Farmborough, BATH, Somerset

Sold STC £799,950

Property Description

Key features

  • STONE BUILT DETACHED CHARACTER HOUSE
ADDITIONAL LINKED TWO BEDROOM HOLIDAY COTTAGE
  • SUCCESSFUL B&B BUT ALSO A FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME
  • CLOSE PROXIMITY TO BATH
  • SEVEN BEDROOMS IN TOTAL
  • FOUR ENSUITES AND TWO BATHROOMS
  • BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED GARDEN
  • LARGE RECEPTION ROOMS
  • 2 X SINGLE GARAGE
  • RURAL VILLAGE LOCATION
  • VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located in the rural village of Farmborough on the outskirts of the world heritage city of Bath, we are proud to present to the market this attractive, detached, character cottage. School Cottages was originally 3 terraced cottages, which date back to 1860s. Completely refurbished to a high standard throughout by the current owners, the property is currently run as a successful five star B&B with an attached 2 bedroom holiday cottage. On completion of the renovation the property was featured in House Beautiful Magazine. The property still functions perfectly as a substantial family home which briefly comprises; 4 reception rooms (2 with wood burning stoves & 1 with Jetmaster open fire), comprehensively fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, integral garage, 4 double bedrooms - 3 with ensuite shower rooms & a master suite to the second floor with a luxury Jacuzzi ensuite bathroom. The holiday cottage offers 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, utility room & bathroom, ideal for an income opportunity or for use by an elderly relative. Beautifully designed cottage gardens form distinct zones including a landscaped fire-pit with a seating circle, as well as pond and decked dining area. School Cottages offers a variety of opportunities & all viewings are welcome.

Property ref: 121_1716_4248629

Entrance Conservatory 
20' x 10' (6.10m x 3.05m) French doors opening into the double-glazed timber-framed conservatory with ceramic tiled flooring (currently used as the breakfast area for guests), exposed stone wall of house, radiator, internal Georgian-style timber-framed French doors into the main Living Room and a single solid oak door into the reception/dining room;

Guest Reception/Dining Room 
21' 5" x 13' 1" (6.53m x 3.99m) This area is currently used as the reception room when guests come to stay however it gives itself perfectly to be used as a spacious dining room or second Living/Snug Room. This room has a Bath stone surround with inset Jetmaster open fireplace, under-stairs cupboard, double-glazed window to the front and rear, door leading into the main Living Room, exposed stairs rising to the first floor landing, smooth finished ceiling with inset spotlights, door opening into the Kitchen/Breakfast Room;

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
Tiled flooring, smooth finished ceiling, double oak doors into a boiler cupboard housing a gas fired Worcester Boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder, a range of base and eye level oak fronted units with contrasting granite work surfaces, eye-level electric AEG oven and inset microwave, five ring gas hob, space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge freezer, space for breakfast table and chairs, 2 x side aspect double-glazed windows, inset double sink and work surface drainer with chrome mixer tap, radiator, door leading into the Living Room;

Living Room 
22' 7" x 13' (6.88m x 3.96m) Carpeted, smooth finished ceiling with inset spotlights, Bath stone surround fireplace with inset wood burner on a flagstone hearth, television aerial point, double glazed French doors into the conservatory, 2 x radiator, side door leading into the Utility Room;

Utility Room 
8' x 4' 9" (2.44m x 1.45m) Space and plumbing for washing machines and tumble dryer, vinyl flooring, smooth finished ceiling, doors leading to Boot Room and ground floor Shower Room;

Cloak/Shower Room 
Low level WC, rear aspect single-glazed frosted glass window, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, chrome heated towel rail, single shower cubicle with mains shower with rainwater shower-head.

Boot Room 
9' 3" x 8' 7" (2.82m x 2.62m) As an additional entrance to the property this is a useful transitional area between the garden and the house. Currently used as a private entrance and log store. It has a sealed painted floor, polycarbonate roof, security-alarm pad, door to integral single garage;

First Floor Landing 
Carpeted, smooth finished ceiling, exposed walls, doors leading to all first floor bedrooms.

Bedroom 1 
15' 2" x 10' (4.62m x 3.05m) Carpeted, smooth finished ceiling, front aspect window with views across the garden, original feature fireplace with cast iron insert and exposed stone surround, television aerial point, door to Ensuite Shower Room;

Ensuite Shower Room 1 
Ceramic tiled flooring, single shower cubicle with mains Mira shower, low level WC, wall-mounted wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2 
13' x 9' 9" (3.96m x 2.97m) Large carpeted double room, smooth finished ceiling, side aspect double-glazed window, radiator, television aerial point, door opening into the Ensuite Shower Room;

Ensuite Shower Room 2 
Ceramic tiled flooring, single shower cubicle with mains Mira shower, wall-mounted wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, extractor fan, low level WC, chrome heated towel rail, side aspect double-glazed window.

Bedroom 4/Home Office 
9' 5" x 7' 9" (2.87m x 2.36m) Currently used as a linen storage room for the B&B and Home Office. Carpeted, television aerial point and telephone point, side aspect double-glazed windows, shelving units, radiator. Ideal for use as a home office or additional bedroom.

Bedroom 3 
13' 1" x 9' 7" (3.99m x 2.92m) Carpeted, smooth finished ceiling, front aspect window overlooking the garden with exposed wooden lintel, stone surround fireplace with feature inset cast iron stove, shelved recess area, television point, door to Ensuite Shower Room;

Ensuite Shower Room 3 
Ceramic tiled flooring, single shower cubicle with mains Mira shower, wall-mounted wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, low level WC, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail.

SECOND FLOOR 

Inner Looby 
Carpeted, rear aspect window, exposed stone walls, enclosed stairs rising to the Master Suite;

Attic Suite 
27' 9" x 15' 6" (8.46m x 4.72m) A spacious master suite with exposed stone walls and A-frame beams, multiple eaves storage cupboards, 5 x double-glazed Velux windows. This area is divided into a sitting/dressing room and master bedroom with an exposed stone chimney breast separating the two. Television point and telephone point, keypad for alarm system, carpeted throughout, door opening into the Ensuite Bathroom;

Ensuite Bathroom 
Gable pitched suite with a luxury raised Jacuzzi bath and tiled surround, ceramic tiled flooring, exposed beams, eaves storage cupboard, 2 x Velux windows, low level WC with concealed cistern, 2 circular wash hand-basins with chrome mixer taps mounted on bespoke elm shelf, chrome heated towel rail.

Integral Garage 
17' x 8' 4" (5.18m x 2.54m) Up and over door, power and lighting.

HOLIDAY COTTAGE 
The entrance to the adjoining holiday cottage is via an oak framed porch surrounding the original oak front door, which leads directly into the Living Room.

Living Room 2 
13' 2" x 11' 9" (4.01m x 3.58m) Original quarry tiled flooring, radiator, smooth finished ceiling, bath stone fire surround with inset wood burning stove on flagstone hearth, exposed stone walls and beams, down-lighting, front aspect window overlooking the garden, electric switch board, door opening into the Kitchen;

Kitchen 
10' 1" x 7' 8" (3.07m x 2.34m) Original quarry tiled flooring, smooth finished ceiling, rear aspect double glazed window, a range of base and eye-level wooden fronted units with contrasting rolled edge laminate work surfaces, four ring gas hob with electric oven under and extractor hood over, stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome taps, space and plumbing for dishwasher, built in fridge, under-stairs storage cupboard, doors opening to enclosed staircase and Utility Room;

Utility Room 2 
Base-level unit with tiled work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine and storage cupboards underneath, gas fired combination boiler, rear aspect frosted glass window, door opening to the Bathroom;

Bathroom 
8' 1" x 6' (2.46m x 1.83m) Vinyl flooring, panel enclosed bath with handset mains shower over, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, tiled splash backs, front aspect frosted glass window, low level WC, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail.

FIRST FLOOR 

Landing 
Approached through the doorway from the kitchen into an enclosed staircase to the first floor giving access to both bedrooms.

Cottage Bedroom 1 
13' 2" x 12' 1" (4.01m x 3.68m) Wooden flooring, original Bath stone fire surround with feature inset cast iron fireplace, front aspect window with views overlooking the garden, exposed original lintel over door.

Cottage Bedroom 2 
Wooden flooring, built in wardrobe and dressing table with drawer units, radiator, rear aspect window.

OUTSIDE 
The plot measures just over a third of an acre (approx.) and is accessed via a bridge over a brook. A five bar gate allows access to a driveway which offers parking for several cars, with an additional linked single garage with an up and over door. The mature garden includes well-stocked herbaceous borders, trees, ponds and lawns with attractive seating areas, which catch the sun throughout the day, and circular seated fire pit area for entertaining. At the far end of the garden is a very productive fruit and vegetable plot, greenhouse, orchard and smallholding with stabling. The garden is very privately enclosed with mature hedgerows and trees aligning the borders.

Property Information 
The property has an integrated sprinkler and smoke alarm system as well as an intruder alarm.

Location 
The village of Farmborough has a number of useful amenities including a primary school, church, hairdresser, active village community and 2 public houses. There is also a recreational ground and toddler play area. The neighbouring village of High Littleton has further facilities including Post Office/newsagent and general store. The area is well known for its variety and diversity of sporting and leisure facilities. Walking, cycling, football, cricket and tennis may be enjoyed in the immediate vicinity.

School Cottages lies within a ten minute drive there of the Michelin star pub ‘The Pony & Trap’ and less than five minute drive of the highly acclaimed ‘The Pig near Bath’ country house restaurant and hotel.

The village has excellent road links to the cities of Bath, Bristol and Wells, which also offer excellent shopping, leisure and cultural opportunities.
The property is located within a 10 minute drive of the Ne...

Services 
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas-fired central heating.

Education 
There is a wide range of educational establishments at all levels in the area from the public and private sectors. There is a primary school and pre-school in Farmborough and local secondary schools include Norton Hill Academy, Midsomer Norton which are both described as outstanding by Ofsted. There is also a good selection of private schools in the locality including Wells Cathedral School, Downside, Millfield and All Hallows.

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11 October 2016

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  • Oldfield Park (5.4 mi)
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  • Oldfield Park (5.4 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Charles Barnard, Shepton Mallet

35 High Street, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5AQ

03339 873702 Local call rate

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