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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ashes Lane, Freshford, Bath, BA2

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large 'granite' Smallbone Kitchen
  • Four double bedrooms and fifth bedroom/study
  • Four reception rooms and Media/Play room
  • Panoramic views
  • Garaging for four cars and ample driveway parking
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A wonderful detached family home, significantly extended and remodelled to an exacting standard, and set in stunning grounds with outstanding panoramic views over the English countryside.


The attractive village of Freshford is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which constitutes part of the Bath green belt. The village lies approximately 5 miles due south east of Bath and is ideally situated for access to Bath and Bradford on Avon and further afield via the A36/A303. The village offers a lively community and benefits from the community shop, popular primary school, doctor's surgery and a riverside public house. Freshford station is on the Bristol, Salisbury and Poprtsmouth mainline with direct services to Paddington from Bath Spa and to Waterloo from Bradford on Avon.

There are excellent schools nearby in both state and private sectors, including Ralph Allen, Monkton Combe, King Edwards, Prior Park College and the Paragon in Bath and St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon.

Leisure facilities are available nearby at Homewood Park Hotel and Spa, and at Combe Grove Manor Hotel and Spa. Bath University is within 4 miles and provides world class sports facilities that are used by many Olympians.


Entering through the oak front door, a feeling of space and light is immediately apparent. There is a large reception hall with guest cloakroom and oak staircase leading to the galleried landing and first floor bedrooms. The drawing room is directly off the main reception hall. A fine stone and marble fireplace sits at the heart of the room, and the dual aspect leaded mullion windows provide wonderful views of the 'secret garden' and over to the Westbury White Horse.

Leading also from the main reception hall is the attractive oak panelled dining room with open fireplace and oak floor. The decorative south facing window provides wonderful views over the lawn and beyond. Also off the reception hall is the charming and cosy library with a beamed ceiling, feature fireplace, picture rail and bookshelves. A light and bright sun room with an attractive exposed feature stone wall, light oak block flooring and doors that lead outside onto the south facing terrace.

At the heart of the ground floor, and enjoying a southerly aspect is the stunning large bespoke kitchen/dining room, which has been beautifully fitted by Smallbone with granite work surfaces and island work station. It incorporates an extensive range of integrated Miele and Samsung appliances. The room is bathed in light, enhanced by a roof lantern and reflected on the mellow Cotswold stone floor with under-floor heating. There are full length south facing glazed doors that lead onto the breakfast terrace overlooking the gardens and rill, towards the Westbury White Horse in the distance.

Off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry, a boot room and cloakroom along with a back door to the rear garden. There is a fully fitted utility room. A walkway off the main hall leads to a gym area and provides access to a large double garage with attic above.

The spacious first floor provides four generous bedrooms, luxurious en-suites and family bathroom. The first master suite enjoys magnificent views. It has a warming stone fireplace and bespoke bedroom furniture. The en-suite room is extremely well-appointed with high quality fittings. The spacious terrace/balcony overlooks the gardens and surrounding countryside.

The second master suite enjoys garden views facing east and south along with a minster stone fireplace, walk-in wardrobes and luxury en-suite shower room.

There are two further double bedrooms, (one en-suite) again of excellent proportions with bedroom three having a gorgeous light oak floor. There is a well-appointed family bathroom with superb modern suite.

A fifth bedroom/study is situated above/accessed from the TV room.

Linked to the rear lobby of the house are exceptional spa facilities complete with a warm and comfortable changing area, pine clad family sized sauna and an invigorating multi-jet shower.

From here we enter the remodelled swimming pool with fabulous roman steps leading into the pool. Frescos of beachside images line the walls with a seating area, stylish Bisque radiators and electric sliding cover. Doors lead from the pool complex to the outside sun terrace, from which the panoramic views are truly breathtaking.

Woodwyck House is set in beautiful parkland gardens. Accessed via electric gates the entrance is positioned off Ashes Lane, the driveway is lit and flanked by Victorian style lanterns and sweeps down to the house. There is an extensive gravelled parking area off which there is access to the double garage and detached workshop. The workshop is heated, and has multi power points, water supply and a fitted sink unit. Adjoining the workshop is a potting shed and there are additional outbuildings including a tractor shed, wood store and a revolving Victorian Summer House.

To the front of the house is a large lawned garden with ample space for a pony or tennis court. This lawn then leads to a pretty and mature orchard. Mature tress line the boundary and provide shelter, privacy and seclusion.

To the rear of the house are three attractive terraces. The garden is a beautiful serene spot with its pretty and appealing seating area. The garden is laid mainly to lawn with mature herbaceous borders planted with a magnificent array of shrubs and flowers.

The main rear gardens are also laid predominantly to lawn. An infinity rill with its tantalizing fountain provides further aesthetic appeal.

At the far edge the level slopes down to a well-stocked pond set amongst the landscaped rockery that has been designed with meticulous attention to detail, and includes a waterfall and Monet bridge. Bordering the pond is a marshland, which attracts wild ducks and an array of other wildlife. There is a large wildflower meadow and a productive vegetable garden with shed (with power and water).

Square Footage: 6,415 sq ft
Acreage: 3.7 Acres


Freshford is accessed via the A36 and Woodwyck House is along Ashes Lane on the left hand side.

Approaching Bath from the south, go past Homewood Park on the right and Ashes Lane is the turning on the right immediately after Pipehouse Lane.

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Added on Rightmove:
15 May 2016

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