4 bedroom house for sale

Sutton Court, Stowey, Bristol, BS39

Guide Price £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Receptions and Orangery
  • Large Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility and Downstairs Cloakroom
  • 4 bedrooms ( 1 en suite)
  • Family Bathroom
  • Garage and Parking
  • Private Swimming Pool
  • Communal Parkland. Lake and Tennis Court
  • Private 1.39 acre grounds

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An historic country home with private grounds of 1.39 acres

Location

Stowey is a small, unspoilt village within the Chew Valley. It lies south of Chew Valley Lake and north of the Mendip Hills, approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Bristol, 13 miles (19 km) west of Bath and 13 miles (19 km) north of the City of Wells. Stowey was in the ownership of the Strachey family for many years. The uninterrupted occupation of the Sutton Court Estate helped to maintain the architectural style of the village, which remains unspoilt. The Church is mediaeval and the brook, which rises near the church, is mentioned in Collinson's 'History of Somerset' [1791]. Many social and sporting activities are shared with neighbouring villages, which include tennis, bridge, cricket, literature and film clubs. The beautiful Chew Valley Lake has bird watching, sailing and fishing facilities, and the rural setting also provides opportunities to ride and hunt. There is a good selection of private schools in Bristol, Bath and Wells; Clifton College, QEH, Badminton, Kingswood, King Edwards, Wells Cathedral School and Millfield in Street, to mention a few. The Chew Valley Comprehensive is highly regarded. Main line stations are at Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Bath Spa and the property is perfectly placed for swift access to Bristol Airport.

Description

Set within the most prestigious and historic Sutton Court, The Coach House is a wonderful family home in one of the Chew Valley's most delightful rural locations. Sutton Court has a rich history, remodelled by Thomas Henry Wyatt in the 1850's from a manor house with 15th Century origins. Throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries it was owned by the Strachey baronets and their descendants until sold in 1987 and converted into 8 apartments, with this coach house and 4 other homes forming an exclusive enclave of individual dwellings.

The estate is approached via a magnificent lime tree lined avenue and in addition to its own private garden and paddock, totaling 1.39 acres, The Coach House has unrestricted access to fifteen acres of beautiful communal grounds, which include a delightfully picturesque lake and a hard surface tennis court for the private use of Sutton Court residents. The Coach House is located at the end of the driveway to the right of the main house, approached through two stone pillars.

With private parking and garaging in the castellated walled front courtyard the property is entered via a glazed entrance porch leading to a reception hallway, large enough to comfortably accommodate dining for ten people, with engineered oak flooring and a staircase to first floor. Off this area is a small cloakroom that also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. On the western side of the property is an elegant 24' drawing room commanding delightful views across the large lawned garden to the wooded hillside beyond. A working Jetmaster fire provides a lovely focal point and at the far end of the room there are hand built storage cupboards and display shelves built into a recess. A partially glazed door gives direct access from the drawing room to the patio and gardens. From the dining hall, two gentle steps lead to a magnificent, spacious kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen features a Siemens stainless steel and glass integrated oven with De Dietrich ceramic hob, ceramic sink with Brita filter tap and an extensive range of solid wall and base units painted in subtle Farrow and Ball duck egg blue. The breakfast area is set beneath a skylight window ensuring that this end of the room benefits from a good deal of natural light and set into one corner is a Villager wood burning stove. Immediately off the kitchen is a tiled laundry room with pantry cupboard, Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. The utility room has access to both the front and rear of the property A rather special feature is the orangery with exposed stone walling, Amtico flooring and a large lantern roof with low voltage spot lighting on two sides. Set directly above the drawing room is a splendid master suite with exposed beams and trusses, plenty of built in storage and an en suite bathroom with power shower and separate airing cupboard. There are three further very pleasant bedrooms and a family bathroom with separate shower over the bath.

The private gardens laid to the rear of The Coach House are exceptional. Adjacent to the property is a raised terrace overlooking an enclosed lawn bounded by stone walling, evergreen hedging and deep set borders extensively stocked with well established shrubs including choisya, mahonia, hydrangea and mixed perennials, two magnificent yew trees stand proudly within the lawn, forming part of the original eight, with the others clearly visible in the adjoining grounds. From the lawned garden, a few steps lead down to a wonderfully sheltered outdoor pool with sun decks and timber outhouse with pool filtration system and two adjacent changing booths. A productive kitchen garden and orchard with greenhouse and storage shed is located in the final, lower tier of the garden which opens to a generous private paddock.


Acreage: 1.39 Acres

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09 August 2016

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Nearest station

  • Keynsham (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Clifton

20 The Mall, Bristol, BS8 4DR

0117 407 2178 Local call rate

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