Northend and the St Catherine's valley is a beautiful and peaceful location approximately 4 miles north east of Bath.
Less than a mile away is the nearby village of Batheaston, which offers many local amenities including shops, coffee shop, newsagent, chemist, dentist, doctors surgery, hairdresser and also a primary school.
The valley is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are numerous walks from the property that allow you to explore this truly unique location.
Bath is a World Heritage City renowned for its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture that offers a wide variety of retail, business, leisure and sporting amenities along with very well-regarded schools in both the state and private sectors.
There is a mainline rail service from Bath Spa station to London Paddington (journey time from 75 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time from 15 minutes). Junction 18 of the M4 motorway is approximately 9 miles north west and junction 17 (Chippenham) approximately 15 miles north east.
Upper Northend Farm is an impressive barn conversion offering 2,803 sq ft of accommodation arranged over two floors. The home is well laid out with spacious rooms that make the most of its impressive back drop and far- reaching views down St Catherine's Valley. Built in attractive mellow stone with a tiled roof, broken up with a large overhang with feature glazed floor to ceiling window and timber cladding, the property remains true to origins but with a contemporary feel. The accommodation has an impressive entrance hall with heated flagstone floors, oak double doors leading off and views into the garden and beyond.
The sitting room has a feature fireplace with inset wood burner, window seats, part panelled walls and a quadruple aspect. The kitchen/breakfast room is very much the heart of the home with a continuation of the sandstone pennant flooring, bespoke hand-built kitchen complemented by granite work surfaces and access via double doors to the garden room. The garden room is a great addition with direct access to the gardens and the benefit of the far-reaching valley views. Also off the kitchen is access to a cloak/shower room, side entrance hall, large practical utility/prep kitchen room and stairs up to a home office/occasional bedroom 5.
To the first floor is a principal bedroom complete with built in storage and en suite shower room as well as three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower over the bath. There are practical storage solutions, with easy to access loft voids to either end of the house.
Overall the combination of a practical home and the extensive gardens and grounds with the back drop of St Catherine's Valley make for a perfect family home.
To the front of the property is a large block paved driveway, which extends up and around to the side of the house, providing ample parking and an easy to maintain area. There is access to a former stable built in stone and arranged over two floors with an opportunity for modernisation; this is ideal for storage but has the potential to offer an independent space outside of the home.
The formal gardens are to the rear of the property and laid predominantly to lawn. There are some established well-stocked flower beds as well as a paved terrace leading off the back of the home. The terrace enjoys views across the gardens and adjoining paddock and down the valley, making it a stunning back drop to enjoy. The paddock is to one side of the garden and wraps around to the rear with the whole plot amounting to about 4 acres.
Leave Bath on the A4/London Road. At the roundabout proceed straight over into Batheaston taking the left turning by the traffic calming system into Northend. Follow the road into and through Northend village. The road will bend to the right then left and as you proceed into open countryside, the property can be found a little way along on your left with a stone pillared entrance.