The property is conveniently located in a central position within the desirable market town of Bradford-on-Avon. The town offers a wealth of day-to-day amenities and was one of the winners in the Sunday Times "Best Places to Live in Britain" competition in early 2015. Bradford-on-Avon station is less than 0.5 miles away, with high speed links to London Paddington and London Waterloo and there is convenient access to Bath and Bristol via Junction 17 of the M4 at Chippenham (approximately 15.4 miles).
The area has a selection of very-well regarded schools, including Beechen Cliff, The Royal High School for Girls, Prior Park and Kingswood, all in Bath. Further afield are Marlborough College, Badminton, Downside, Wells Cathedral, Millfield and St Mary's in Calne. The World Heritage City of Bath is approximately 8 miles distant and provides first class shopping, educational and cultural attractions to include the Roman Baths and Thermae spa.
Church House is a fine Grade II* listed Georgian house of fine ashlar, with Palladian-style fa�ade featuring a neo-classical pediment and "Venetian" window. It was part of the Rogers Manor estate (the "Priory"), which was purchased by the Methuen family in 1657. In about 1730 a house on this spot was rebuilt by Christopher Brewer, Attorney-at-Law, the present building. It has later the home of another lawyer, Daniel Clutterbuck, who died in 1769. It was known as Church House by 1771, when the freehold was sold to Thomas Baskerville of Woolley.
From 1821, it was occupied by the Bradford branch of the bank of the Bath firm of Hobhouse, Phillot & Lowder, until 1841-2 when it failed. Later it was owned by the maltster Thomas Wheeler, who let the ground floor to the North Wilts Bank, until they built their own building next door (later Lloyds Bank). A bank vault has been discovered in the cellar. During the 1980s part of the house was used as an art gallery and later it was the home of Lady Bremridge.
Church House is an imposing Grade II* listed detached Georgian townhouse offering in excess of 7,500 sq ft of accommodation in the main house and cellars and potential accommodation to the basement level. The property is situated in the heart of historical Bradford on Avon along a no-through road and is within level access of the town's amenities and the railway station.
On entering the property there is an impressive entrance hall with stone columns and stone stair case leading to the upper floors. Leading off this impressive entrance hall are the principal receptions, which include an imposing drawing room with feature fireplace, bespoke joinery including a discreet media cabinet and tall sash windows. There is a library/study with feature fireplace and tall book shelves, as well as a panelled dining room with ornate plastered ceiling, feature fireplace and exposed wooden floors. A great feature of the home is the kitchen, which comes complete with sleek stonework surfaces, hand painted cupboards and drawers, an electric Aga complete with gas hob and side oven, Quooker hot water tap and dishwasher. Leading off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry with space for further appliances. Off the kitchen is a morning room/ breakfast room, which boasts a feature fireplace and views onto the rear garden. There is a cloakroom and access to the rear garden via the inner hallway as well as the basement/lower ground floor level.
To the half landing is access to a further cloakroom and laundry room, which in turn has a door through to the garage. The spacious first floor landing serves the principal bedrooms and boasts the impressive Venetian window with the main suite offering his and hers walk-in dressing rooms, a spacious bedroom area with tall sash windows and a luxury en suite complete with roll-top slipper bath and separate shower, marble splashbacks twin sinks and twin heated towel rails. The beautifully appointed guest bedroom enjoys views over the town and is served by a stylishly appointed en suite bathroom. To the second floor is another large landing area with a further en suite bedroom leading off, family shower room and two further bedrooms.
To the lower ground floor/basement level there are a number of store/work rooms ideal for storage or with a little imagination and the necessary consents there could be an opportunity to use as a work or living space, as has been done so previously. There are two separate accesses from this level leading out to Church Street.