3 bedroom terraced house for saleLaverton, Bath, BA2
Sold STC £395,000
- Wealth of period features and charm
- Approx 992 sq ft
- Galleried sitting room with wood burner
- Walled garden with an apple orchard
- Sheltered private terrace ideal for al fresco dining
- In beautiful surrounding countryside
- Popular location near Bath
An attached 3-4 bedroom Grade II listed former chapel with secluded walled garden in a highly sought-after location near Bath
The Old Chapel is situated along a country lane in the picturesque hamlet of Laverton, surrounded by fields and open countryside. Amenities are provided in the nearby villages of, Norton St Philip, Rode and Beckington with a comprehensive range of leisure, business, educational and shopping facilities available in Frome, some 6 miles south, including a mainline train station with connections to London and Bristol via Westbury and Bath. The Old Chapel is 11 miles south of the World Heritage Site of Bath, famed for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage. Bath offers a wealth of cultural, business and recreational amenities and excellent schools in both the state and independent sectors along with 2 universities. Communication links are good, with a mainline rail link to London Paddington (journey time approx 85 minutes) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time approx 15 minutes). Situated within reach of the A303 via the A36, the property is well placed for access to London and the south west.
The Old Chapel is a charming 3-4 bedroom semi detached house with a wealth of period charm and features. Set in beautiful surrounding countryside, the property is a wonderful home for downsizers or as a weekend home in the country. Dating from 1836 and now Grade II listed, The Old Chapel was originally a Baptist chapel with a school-room and minister's house. Constructed of coursed and squared rubble The Old Chapel comprises a two storey 2 bay chapel with a lower wing set back on the right hand side.
The house is arranged over two floors and is centred around a wonderful galleried sitting room situated to the rear of the building. There is a wood burner and a pennant stone floor with oak inlay. Light floods in through the two tall arched windows above two sets of French doors, creating a bright and airy living space. Situated to the front of the property, and off the sitting room, is a cloakroom and a kitchen. Double doors near the kitchen lead out onto a generous patio space. Stairs lead up to the mezzanine bedroom area that was formerly the chapel balcony. There is a raised stepped sleeping area and two arched windows provide views over the fields and surrounding countryside beyond. Off the other side of the sitting room is a shower room and a ground floor study/bedroom 4, and stairs lead up to the second storey, where there are 2 further children's bedrooms, each with cabin beds, roof lights and pretty views over the surrounding countryside.
The Old Chapel is accessed from the country lane via shallow steps that lead up to the front door. A terrace leads around to the right hand side of the building, where there is a south facing and sheltered private patio area with double doors into the kitchen, making an ideal area for al fresco dining. This leads to a potting shed with a vine covered trellis. Double gates lead into the private walled rear garden that is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of established trees including an apple orchard. Mature shrubs and hedging combine to create a wonderful secluded area. A pathway leads around to a private gravelled terrace situated off the main sitting room, accessed through the 2 sets of French doors.
Square Footage: 992 sq ft
The property is accessed via the A36. Coming from Bath, having passed the Red Lion at Woolverton, take the next right turning signposted Laverton. Continue along the country lane and when you reach a small triangular green bear right and continue along the lane and The Old Chapel is further along on the right hand side.
If approaching on the A36 from Frome look out for the right hand turning to Shawford Lane, go over the River Frome and the lane to Laverton is t he next turning on the left, just after the toll house. Continue along the lane, keeping straight on at a cross roads, and at the end of the road turn left and when you reach a small triangular green bear right and continue along the lane and The Old Chapel is further along on the right hand side.
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