4 bedroom property for saleStowey, Bristol, BS39
- Impressive 15th Century Residence
- Four Bedrooms
- Two Reception Rooms
- Large Kitchen and Breakfast Room
- Private 1.39 Acre Grounds
- En-Suite Master Bedroom
- Large Gardens
- Private Swimming Pool
- Garage and Parking
The Coach House is situated in the rural, village of Stowey. The village has always proved popular due to its location and easy access to the regions three major cities.
The neighbouring village of Bishop Sutton has a village shop and post office catering for everyday needs, a restaurant, a public house, farm shop and a lovely modern village hall as well as many clubs and societies including a thriving tennis club with 5 hard courts.
The village of Chew Magna, which is a mere 2.5 miles distant has a good range of local shops including a well-stocked supermarket, master butcher, coffee shop, travel agent, post office and a bank. There are also four public houses within Chew Magna, one of which (The Pony and Trap) has been awarded a Michelin star and is within 1 mile of The Coach House.
The Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are close by, notable for their fishing, birdlife, sailing, and nature study amenities. A visit to Salt and Malt at Chew Valley Lake is highly recommended, as this modern tearoom/fish restaurant is owned by the same family as The Pony and Trap. The Mendip hills, well known for their limestone features, provide a wide range of informal leisure opportunities.
The property is ideally located for those commuting to Bristol, Bath and the local market towns. The regional centre of Bristol is 10 miles to the north whilst the Heritage City of Bath is 13 miles to the north east. The Cathedral City of Wells offers further facilities, including a popular twice weekly farmers market, and is 14 miles to the south.
High speed rail services to London Paddington are available from Bristol and Bath whilst Bristol International Airport is 20 minutes (8 miles) away.
Sutton Court is a grand and ornate country residence, part of which was constructed in the 15th century as a fortified manor house. The house has been remodelled over the years, most notably in the 1850’s by Thomas Henry Wyatt, who went on to become the president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 1987 the house was sold by Charles Strachey, 4th Baron O'Hagan and converted into its current guise.
Sutton Court is steeped in history and was once used to provide asylum to the Anglican Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester during the Marian Persecutions. The estate was also the former residence of Richard Jones and his son Sir William Jones the Attorney General of England.
Upon arrival at the property the extensive driveway leads past Sutton Court to the separate entrance for The Coach House where you will find a generous parking area and garage.
The entrance porch leads in from the parking area. As soon as you enter the property via the front door and are greeted by the openness and splendor of the dining hall one cannot help but feel impressed. Once inside the house the ground floor rooms and staircase are accessed via the generous dining hall. Off this room is the cloakroom with wash hand basin, WC and boiler. The light and airy sitting room which is located at the front of the house features a superb fireplace. This attractive fireplace currently houses a Jetmaster fire. There is also a large window overlooking the south facing gardens and beyond. The dining hall leads to a beautiful kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen features a ceramic sink, integrated oven with ceramic hob, lovely farrow & ball pale blue wall and base units. The light breakfast area also benefits from a wood burning stove in the corner. Beyond the kitchen is the large utility area which conveniently has access to the front and back of the property, extra worktop space and sink. The light orangery with exposed stone walls can be accessed via the kitchen breakfast room and the dining hall and also leads out onto the patio area and garden.
The first floor is accessed via the staircase within the dining hall. There are four bedrooms upstairs with plenty of character and beautiful exposed beams and the family bathroom with a bath, wash hand basin and a WC. The Master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom and garden views.
The private gardens to the rear of The Coach House tier down to the paddock.
The south facing lawn and patio area is enclosed with a beautiful stone wall, established evergreen hedging and borders. Two magnificent yew trees stand within the lawn and shrubberies. The well-crafted lawned garden steps down to the outdoor pool with sun decks and timber outhouse with pool filtration system and changing booths opposite. A productive vegetable plot and orchard with greenhouse and storage shed is located in the final, lower section of the garden which leads to the private paddock. The property also has access to 12 acres of picturesque communal grounds which include a lake and a tennis court.
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