August completion. A four bedroom (all en suite) contemporary detached house, 345 sq m, 3664 sq ft, built of Bath stone and designed by award-winning Stonewood Design who have worked at the Newt, Somerset and Peter Gabriels studios.
This stunning property is in an elevated position in the sought after Limpley Stoke valley, just 4.2 miles from the heart of Georgian Bath. The property will be completed in August 2021 and will benefit from a 10 year structural warranty.
A Pirnar front door with LED lights and fingerprint entry set the tone for this high specification build. A covered porch and entrance lobby lead into an impressive double height hall. There is a Zakuna open staircase with glazed balustrade and oak treads with LED lighting, set against a stone clad feature wall. A coats area, home office and WC lead off the hall. Zakuna solid oak interior doors feature throughout the house. The hall opens into a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and relaxation area which is light and airy with large full height glazed sliding doors on both sides of this central part of the home. The luxurious Siematic kitchen is fully equipped for the serious chef with two Gaggenau ovens, one Gaggenau steam oven, two Siemens warming drawers, a Gaggenau coffee machine, and Siemens tall fridge and tall freezer. On the island is a Siemens dishwasher, sink with a Qooker Cube tap providing boiling, chilled and sparkling water, Bora induction hob with integral down draft extraction, Caple wine cooler, and space to seat four on barstools ideal for guests to chat to the cook. There is ample space for a dining table to comfortably seat ten and an area for relaxation. Leading from this central hub area is a large dual aspect (south and west) family room with two sets of double sliding doors with an open corner leading out to the south facing garden, with an attractive stone clad feature chimney with insets for TV and built in electric fire to make the room very cosy in winter. An equally spacious entertainment room also leads from the central hub and has large double sliding glazed doors out to the south facing terrace and garden. A separate spacious utility room has a run of built in Siematic units, plumbing for washing machine and dryer, second dishwasher and a glazed back door to the outside, perfect for bringing in a muddy dog after a walk in the glorious surrounding countryside. The separate boot room has an internal door leading to the garage and an external glazed door for access to the front garden. The plant room contains the latest equipment and technology to ensure the house runs efficiently and provides everything one could need for minimal running costs. In addition to the integral double garage, there is a further external storage room.
Upstairs are two very spacious principal bedroom suites, and two further double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. All the bedrooms have countryside views and offer plenty of storage, with Hammonds fitted wardrobes.
Walnut House benefits from underfloor heating throughout, CAT 6 wiring and has a mechanical ventilation and heat recovery system, and a Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pump. The three-phase electricity supply provides for fast charging of electric vehicles and the double garage features a Rundum Meir side sliding electric garage door. The gardens contain several existing mature trees and landscaping will include a range of shrubs, hedging, grassed areas and a pond with a terrace. There is an external chimney with an alcove for a pizza oven or barbeque adjacent to the kitchen on the south facing terrace. A gravelled parking area and driveway lead to automated electric gates with a video entry system for additional security.
Walnut House is 0.8 miles from the well regarded Freshford primary school, and excellent secondary schools are nearby with St Lawrences in Bradford on Avon, and Monkton, Prior Park and King Edwards School in Bath. The Freshford Inn is extremely popular, and there is a community shop, coffee shop and post office. There is an active community, including film club and book club, a tennis club at Browns Field in Freshford and the local Freshford football club caters for age groups. Communication links are excellent here, with trains to Bath, Bristol, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Frome from Freshford railway station (1 mile away). There are also pretty walks along the canal.
The nearby town of Bradford on Avon (5.6 miles) has several good pubs and restaurants including the stylish Bunch of Grapes, antique shops, and a Sainsburys supermarket, a library, and swimming pool. There are many lovely canal walks and a cycle path for the more energetic follows the former railway line in the neighbouring village of Midford. The world heritage centre of Bath is 4.8 miles away with its outstanding architecture and cultural significance as well as many galleries, museums and theatres, the Thermae Spa and an excellent selection of restaurants and wine bars.
This is a superbly designed, contemporary, ecological home which has been built for 21st century living, located in idyllic country surroundings, yet with excellent access to town and city life.
Note: Depending on timescale, the purchaser will have the opportunity to select tiles and flooring.