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Upper Swainswick, Bath, BA1

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Added on 06/07/2020
Savills, Bath

Key features

  • Fine period detached family home
  • Outstanding views across the Swainswick Valley
  • Fine period features
  • Separate coach house with added potential
  • Attractive gardens
  • Well placed for Bath and M4 via A46

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A stunning Grade II listed Georgian country house on the edge of Bath with far-reaching country views.


Glebe House is a fine example of a Grade II listed former Georgian rectory set in gardens and grounds of in excess of 1.25 acres, which enjoys picturesque south westerly views across the valley towards Bath. This impressive home has evolved over time from its late 17th century origins, with modern additions. The main home offers approximately 5,960 sq ft of accommodation, with high ceilings and bright aspects throughout, arranged over three floors; the principle rooms enjoy the south westerly views across the valley. To accompany this there is a detached coach house offering approximately 1,367 sq ft of practical and home office space, arranged over two floors as well as a double garage.

To the ground floor is an impressive entrance hall with ornate stone fireplace and inset real flame gas fire; this provides an ideal welcoming space and in turn leads through to the large inner hallway with feature staircase to the upper floors as well as access to the cellar. There is a trio of formal reception rooms in the form of the library, drawing and dining room, each with views over the gardens as well as direct access outside. Additionally, there is a stylish Smallbone of Devizes kitchen, complete with Aga and island unit and a breakfast/family room leading off the kitchen; this provides an open plan entertaining space with bi-fold doors to both elevations, opening out to the gardens and enjoying the views beyond. On a practical note there is a large boot room, utility and separate cloak room off the family room as well as further access to the gardens and parking areas.

To the first floor is the principal bedroom which comes complete with an array of built-in wardrobes, far-reaching views across the countryside towards Bath and a generous en suite bathroom complete with separate shower and twin wash hand basins. Additionally to the first floor are three further double bedrooms, one of which has been used as a dressing room and boasts a large enclosed shower and fitted wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom complete with separate shower as well as a separate W.C.

To the second floor are four further bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and the others all benefitting from vanity wash hand basins. There is also a separate W.C to this level.

On the whole this wonderful family home offers quality practical living space with a touch of finesse and period charm, in a wonderful peaceful country village, with the best of both town and country living.

Glebe House enjoys gardens and grounds that amount to about 1.26 acres. The property is approached off a country lane, where a gravel driveway leads into a further gravel parking/turning area. The main lawns sit to the front and sides and are surrounded by deep, well stocked flower beds and interspersed with a few specimen trees. There is a pennant stone paved terrace leading off the front of the house, which extends to one side and provides an ideal outside entertaining space as a result of its westerly facing direction and far-reaching views across the picturesque valley. Additionally in the gardens is a modern surfaced tennis court enclosed by safety fencing, with impressive valley views. There is a useful storage shed/outbuilding which provides practical storage options as well as also housing the wood pellet biomass boiler system.

Coach House and Stable
This spacious detached former coach house and stable currently offers garaging/storage options, practical workshops, former dark room and cloakroom to the ground floor. To the first floor is open plan home office space. The coach house and stables offer great possibility in regards to redevelopment (subject to the necessary permissions).


Glebe House is situated in an elevated position on a quiet country lane in the highly desirable rural village of Upper Swainswick, on the northern outskirts of Bath.

The village has an historic church, which doubles as a well attended village pub once a month. There is a highly regarded primary school and it is a renowned area for walking and horse riding; properties that become available for sale in this area of outstanding natural beauty, are popular.

The property nestles quietly on the edge of the village next to the church. Given the very close proximity to the city (approximately 2.6 miles) the property is also particularly well placed for easy access to the nearby schools in Bath, which include: The Royal High School, Kingswood School, St Saviours School and St Stephen’s Primary School. It is also conveniently placed for very easy access to London by road, with the M4 motorway junction 18 approximately 8 miles away, as well as the city of Bristol.

Other amenities nearby include the shops and conveniences in Larkhall village. The city centre offers an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes along with many independent and national retail outlets, the Southgate Centre, The Theatre Royal, Thermae Spa, Sports Centre and Bath Spa Station which gives you direct access to London Paddington (from 75 mins) Bristol and South Wales.

Square Footage: 5,960 sq ft

Acreage: 1.26 Acres


Proceed out of Bath on the A4 London Road towards Batheaston and after the playing fields on the right and at the set of traffic lights turn left onto the Gloucester Road. Continue along this road towards the A46 and take the left turning to Swainswick and onto Tadwick Lane. Continue along the lane and take the left fork towards the church where the property can be found on your left.

Additional Info

There is a wood pellet biomass boiler. There is access to BT Superfast Fibre 2 Broadband, quoted by BT as up to 73mb.


Web Details

Upper Swainswick, Bath, BA1


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Bath Spa Station2.5 miles
  • Oldfield Park Station2.8 miles
  • Bradford-on-Avon Station6.4 miles
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