The picturesque village of South Stoke is well known for its fine Church of St James, the historic 17th Century Packhorse Inn (saved by the village) as well as the wonderful countryside surrounding it.
The cottage enjoys glorious views and amazing walks over an area which is renowned for its exceptional natural beauty and designated as part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The city of Bath (approx. three miles distant) is a World Heritage Site famed for its Georgian architecture and Roman heritage, enjoying a wealth of cultural, business and recreational facilities as well as a wide range of excellent schools in both the state and private sectors.
Bath Spa station provides mainline rail services to London Paddington (from 75 mins) and to Bristol Temple Meads (from 15 minutes) and junction 18 of the M4 is approximately 10 miles north of the city.
Packhorse Cottage is a fine, period country house situated in the highly desirable Conservation village of South Stoke.
The property enjoys a private setting near the heart of the village with the benefit of unspoilt views from the house across the neighbouring countryside and farmland.
Built in attractive stone, the property offers 2,355 sq ft of relatively versatile accommodation arranged over two floors.
There are many period features including fireplaces (which are either open or have an inset wood burner), exposed beams, shuttered windows and a fine elm staircase.
The accommodation comprises a spacious sitting room with a feature fireplace and open views, a generous dining room, a kitchen large enough to take a family breakfast table, a family/second reception room with an elegant woodburner and a study.
Also on the ground floor is a practical utility area and cloakroom.
On the first floor is the principal bedroom with large en suite, four further bedrooms and a family bath/shower room.
The property is situated in an elevated position just below the village centre with open southerly views across the neighbouring countryside and towards Hodds Hill.
The property is accessed via a long driveway from the bottom of Old School Hill or via a pedestrian pathway alongside the churchyard down from the village square.
The total plot size is about 0.41 acres. The main garden is terraced with a large level lawn leading off the house, which enjoys open country views and provides an ideal outdoor entertaining area.
There is a pathway down to a lower lawn area, which could be a useful play area and below that is a wilder orchard area. The driveway is also located here with parking and turning space, as well as a detached double garage.
To the rear of the property is a large vegetable garden enclosed by an attractive stone wall.
Proceed out of Bath on the A367 Wells Road, through Bear Flat and up the Wellsway. Take a left turn on to the B3110, signposted Midford and Hinton Charterhouse. Proceed over the double mini roundabout and take the second right by the Cross Keys into South Stoke Lane. Follow the road into the village and take a right turn at the end. Take the sharp left bend, bear round to the right and continue down the road, past the Packhorse Pub to the bottom of the hill.
The entrance into the property is on your right. The first section of driveway shares access to a neighbour's paddock and field shelter. Proceed on up to the parking/garage area.