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5 bedroom house for sale

Bathampton, Bath, BA2 6ST

Guide Price £4,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Billiard room
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 1 bedroom self contained flat

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Situation

house that stands within the charming village of Bathampton. The village lies less than two miles east of the city of Bath, on the south banks of the River Avon. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through it and a toll bridge links Bathampton to Batheaston on the north bank of the river. The village is well served by the A46, accessing the M4 (at junction 18) and offering a direct route into Bath city centre. Both Bath and Bristol offer diversity, with the former offering a range of cultural experiences and the latter, a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Bath is a world heritage city famed for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture. Bath has numerous sporting clubs and there are premiere division rugby clubs at Bath, Gloucester and Bristol. There are various local golf courses and racecourses at Bath, Chepstow, Newbury, Cheltenham and Wincanton as well as Lansdown. Fishing is possible on the rivers Frome and Avon. Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty include Dyrham Park and the Frome Valley as well as the Cotswold Walkways. Bath has a nationally renowned music festival and a fine theatre as well as a famous array of historic sites and museums.
The M4, which is easily accessible, has direct access to London and South Wales and links to the M5 towards the Midlands and the South West. Schools in the area are excellent in both the private and state sectors.


Description

The Old Rectory in Bathampton is a beautifully presented former rectory set within stunning grounds around 2 acres. The property is Grade II listed and dates back to the 17th century however it is
understood that the trout lake was fished by monks from as early as the 14th century. The house has evolved over the centuries with extensive additions during the Georgian and Victorian eras. Much enhanced by the current owners, the entire property commands an exceptionally high level of finish and all improvements, both decorative and structural have been executed with flawless taste and attention to detail. The Old Rectory succeeds in retaining its period charm and heritage whilst providing excellent accommodation for modern day family living, extravagant entertaining and social events alike. The Old Rectory has recently been granted a licence to hold weddings at the property. Internally, the prominent architectural features and period flourishes that have been so beautifully preserved, add enormous character and gravitas to key rooms within the house. This is most prevalent and striking in the drawing room with its exquisite ceiling detail and central fireplace. There are fireplaces which provide focal points in each of the main reception rooms.
As one would expect from a property of this stamp, the proportions are excellent. The stunning reception hall has a large inglenook fireplace. The reception hall sweeps towards the magnificent main drawing room decorated in the Adams style. It has previous use as a ballroom. Double French doors lead onto the rear terrace which overlooks the stunning grounds to the rear of the house and the surrounding countryside. A family room provides further reception space and the kitchen/breakfast room is spacious and beautifully appointed. A scullery provides an additional kitchen, ideal for entertaining. In addition there is a formal dining room, study and the cloisters have been imaginatively converted into an orangery, a further dining area overlooking the gardens. On the first floor is a luxurious master suite with study (bedroom 5). There are three further bedrooms of good proportions and two bathrooms. Also at first floor level is the striking and spectacular billiard room from which excellent views can be enjoyed. There is a staff flat adjoining the house with separate access. The flat comprises one bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen.

Gardens
The gardens are superb having been landscaped by an international garden designer. Indeed, they are opened every year in support of a local charity. The central feature is a beautiful and ancient spring fed trout lake with an island and a stream which runs down the gardens to the canal. There are lovely aspects and views from every angle of the garden. The borders are well stocked to show colour in different seasons and the main lawn is manicured to perfection. There is a kitchen garden,
rose walk and orchard. The canal is a superb feature and currently has a boat mooring at the bottom of the garden. The heated swimming pool is serviced by two changing rooms, a shower room, kitchen and barbeque area. In addition is an all weather tennis court. To the front of the house is a large gravel area and triple garage. The property is setwell back from the lane by an attractive front garden.


Accommodation

Main house:
Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Billiard Room, Study Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, 1 Powder Room and 1 Cloak Room, Strong Room Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, 4 Further Bedrooms, 1 Further En Suite, Family Bathroom
Self contained flat: Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Bedroom, Bathroom

Outside: Canal Side Garden, Trout Lake, Stream, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Changing Rooms with Bathroom and Sauna, Second Kitchen, Barbeque Area, Garaging and Ample Parking


Directions

Proceed out of Bath on the Warminster Road (A36) and after approximately 0.5 miles take the turning left signposted Bathampton onto Bathampton Lane. Follow the road down to towards the village and The Old Rectory can be found on the left hand side before the High Street.


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Added on Rightmove:
06 September 2011

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