6 bedroom detached house for saleBeach Lane, Beach, Bristol
- Hall, Reception hall, Drawing room, Dining hall, Snug, Kitchen/breakfast/garden room, Stair hall, Utility room, Two cloakrooms
- First floor: Master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite bathroom, Guest bedroom with ensuite shower room, Bedroom, Bathroom
- Second floor: Two further bedrooms, Shower room
- Annexe/apartment: Sitting room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Bedroom, Bathroom
- Large underground garage, Workshop and stores, Greenhouse
- Gardens and grounds including walled garden
- About 1.73 acres
The Malthouse is an elegant Grade II Listed Georgian family house with appealing, beautifully presented and spacious accommodation. Extending to over 6,000 sq ft it is arranged over three floors and set in delightful gardens and grounds. The classic façade of mellow stone has large sash windows, dressed stone parapet, quoins and a date stone stating 1783. Having been the subject of thorough and precise renovation by the present owners (since acquiring the property in 2000) there is a successful combination of original features and subtle improvements with flagstone floors, fine chimney pieces with open fires as well as lantern and beamed ceilings.
The spacious and well balanced accommodation revolves well around the large central hall. The drawing room and the superb vaulted dining room provide excellent formal entertaining rooms with appealing architectural features including working fireplaces. The family hub of the house is the kitchen which flows into the breakfast/garden room with its lantern roof light and French doors opening onto the breakfast terrace. The hand built kitchen cabinets have a useful central island and all have hard wood or granite work surfaces. There are integrated appliances as well as an oil fired Aga. Doors lead to the cosy sitting room/snug at the front of the house and a practical utility/boot room has extensive storage and opens to the front elevation.
The first and second floors provide bedrooms, bathrooms and the self-contained annexe flat. At the front of the house and benefitting from a double aspect is the luxurious master bedroom suite with dressing room providing dressing table, a walk in wardrobe and a shower. The ensuite bathroom with its classic suite and roll top bath is approached through the dressing room. There is a charming guest bedroom with ensuite shower room and extensive views as well as a further bedroom and family bathroom on the first floor. There are two further bedrooms and a shower room on the second floor and a door to the self-contained annexe/apartment.
Offering flexible accommodation as independent accommodation or incorporated within the main accommodation. An external flight of steps leads along the rear elevation to the front door. Stairs lead to the kitchen/breakfast room which also opens onto the second floor landing. The sitting room has panoramic views and there is a bedroom and a bathroom
The picturesque hamlet of Beach comprises a variety of period houses and farms. Situated between Bath (5.5 miles), Bristol (8 miles) and the M4 motorway (6.5 miles to junction 18). The neighbouring villages of Upton Cheyney and Bitton are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is locally known as the Golden Valley. Upton Cheyney has a popular village shop and the Upton Inn public house. The close proximity of Bath is a major attraction and the city offers a wealth of cultural, educational and recreational facilities with five independent schools and two universities.
Bath Spa station provides a regular service to London Paddington (from 87 minutes) and Bristol Temple Meads (from 15 minutes). Sporting opportunities locally include premiership rugby and horse racing at Bath, golf at Tracey Park and Lansdown and hunting with the Duke of Beaufort’s foxhounds.
The gardens and grounds border the property to three sides. The drive bordering the western elevation leads to electric gates and a gravel drive which circles a large fountain and forms a turning circle and parking area to the rear of the property. Enclosed by stone walls, gates lead to the kitchen garden and the formal gardens beyond. An underground garage (34’10 x 28’7) is accessed from the drive.
Lovely gardens sweep around the house and are made up of two lawns to the east which are bordered by established deep flower and shrub borders. Hedges create distinct areas and enclosures with a fine parterre formed of clipped box and planted with roses and lavender on a stone terrace to the front of the property. There are two further flagstone terraces adjacent to the house, one accessed from the drawing room and the other from the breakfast/garden room. The kitchen garden is a joy with gravel paths leading between rectangular lawns with fruit trees and box bordered flower beds, raised beds and a soft fruit cage. Espaliered fruit trees trail the walls and all aided by an irrigation system. A traditional greenhouse on the northern boundary fronts the stone outbuildings arranged as potting shed, garden store and workshop. There is a concealed composting area beyond this garden.
The paddock has a variety of trees and makes an idyllic summer hay meadow. There is a five bar gate providing access to the drive.
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