6 bedroom detached house for saleRode, Nr Bath, Somerset
- Reception hall, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Family room, Drawing room, Library, Study,
- Walk-in larder, Utility room
- Master bedroom suite with fitted dressing room and ensuite bathroom, 5 Further bedrooms, 4 Further bathrooms (3 ensuite)
- Triple garage with gym and ancillary accommodation for staff or guests above
- Landscaped gardens and grounds including woodland and paddocks
- Approximately 9.7 acres in total
West Lawn House is an attractive house built in the Georgian style and sits in just under 10 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds. The house was built in the grounds of a former manor house which was also the site of a tropical bird centre. West Lawn House is approached through impressive wrought iron electric gates and then via a long private gravel drive which sweeps round to reveal a very striking and handsome house.
The house was completed in 2013 by the current owners. It is a large yet manageable modern home, standing proudly in its land, with Georgian grandeur and a 21st Century twist. Notably, the layout of the house suits formal entertaining as well as relaxed family living. There is under floor heating throughout the house along with a surround sound 'Sonos' system on the ground floor and selected first floor rooms.
Passing through a stylish stone portico, the entrance hall is welcoming and lies at the heart of the house, with the main reception rooms flowing naturally from here and a beautiful architect-designed solid oak staircase rising to the first floor.
The bespoke, handmade kitchen/breakfast room is a fantastic open plan space, with beautifully crafted oak units, solid granite work surfaces and includes an electric 5-door Aga, integral Sub Zero fridge and a separate walk-in larder. Overlooking the rear garden, this large room is perfect for family life and leads to the rear hallway with the essential utility/
laundry room and provides direct access to the garage and gym. The family room and dining room are also easily accessible from the kitchen, the latter with large double doors allowing flexibility in the arrangement.
The formal drawing room and library lie on the other side of the hallway. Both rooms are generous in size and enjoy a lovely view of the gardens. The drawing room has an open fire and doors out to the garden and rear terrace. There is also a small study and a cloakroom.
The first floor is equally as impressive with six spacious bedrooms, neatly arranged. The master bedroom suite has a large dressing room and well-appointed bathroom, lying at the centre of the house with a commanding view of the garden. The five further bedrooms are all a good size and have views of the gardens as well. Three have en-suite bathrooms and there is a
separate family bathroom as well.
The integral garage is accessed from the main drive and leads to the side of the house. The three garages provide excellent storage and additional external parking. One garage is currently partitioned off and used as a gym. There is separate accommodation above the garage which would be perfect for staff. The apartment has its own separate entrance and provides a bedroom with en suite bathroom, sitting room and kitchen (ready to be installed).
West Lawn House is situated on the edge of the popular village of Rode. This sought after village lies approximately 9 miles to the south of Bath. The village boasts excellent local amenities including a village hall, several pub/restaurants, a post office/local shop, church and a popular village primary school. The Georgian city of Bath provides excellent shopping and extensive leisure, recreational and cultural opportunities including the theatre and opera. Sporting options include Premiership Rugby at the Recreation Ground, some first class golf courses, horse racing, cricket, polo and hunting with
the Avon Vale.
The area is well known for having a number of excellent schools. Bath offers both state and private education which includes Monkton Combe, Prior Park, King Edwards, The Royal High School, Kingswood, Beechen Cliff and Ralph Allen School. Further afield schools include Badminton, Millfield, Downside, Sexey's and Dauntseys. Bath University is highly recognised as one of the leading UK universities.
Road and rail links from Rode are excellent. Access to London Paddington is approximately 80 minutes by train from Bath Spa or Westbury Station. The M4 and A303/M3 provide excellent road access to both London and the West Country. Bristol Airport is 25 miles away.
Externally West Lawn House is equally as impressive. The front of the house faces north whilst the rear is almost due south. French doors lead from the family room to the terrace, perfect for alfresco dining and an excellent sun trap. Nearby there is a greenhouse with a new kitchen garden. The landscaped garden is mostly laid to lawn interspersed with mature trees and beautifully crafted flower beds giving plenty of depth and colour. A small stream flows at the southern end of the garden and is very pretty. There are also two small paddocks which are perfect for livestock. The carriage barn provides excellent storage for garden equipment.
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