• For Sale
  • Guide price 1,000,000 GBP 
  • Build Size: 3,065 ft2
  • Land Size: 4,913 ft2
  • Bedroom: 5
  • Bathroom: 2
Well presented and spacious country house dating from the 18th century with annexe, stables and paddocks, surrounded by farmland, situated in a lovely setting near Bristol, Bath and beyond.
Swanley House stands proudly at the head of a sweeping drive almost centrally in its grounds surrounded by its gardens and paddocks, adjoining farmland. The house is believed to date from the early 18th century, with later additions. Although it was essentially rebuilt in 1988, the interior retains the friendly atmosphere of the period with many features including a stone inglenook fireplace, beamed ceilings, internal doors with iron latch furniture, and two turning solid elm staircases leading to the first floor. The rooms are well proportioned with good ceiling height and have lovely views over its grounds.The drawing room is a most attractive room with large inglenook fireplace fitted with a log burning stove. The sitting room has a stone open fireplace and leads into the dining room which has double doors opening into the conservatory. The farmhouse style bespokekitchen/breakfast room was installed by Cotswold Collection and is fitted with a range of wood units and integrated appliances include a Stoves double oven, Stoves hob, and oil fired AGA. A side entrance from the porch opens into the kitchen, and the utility room, withcloakroom and entrance lobby off, gives access to the self contained annexe on the first floor, over the double garage. Since there is planning permission for a separate garage block, the current garage could be used as further living space for the main house or annexe. It offers a great deal of flexibility.The first floor has a central landing around which the bedrooms are arranged. There are three double bedrooms, bathroom and a further large bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There are two turning solid elm staircases, one at either end of the landing. Onestaircase gives access to an excellent attic bedroom with exposed roof truss and vaulted ceiling which is used as a study and the other staircase gives access to another bedroom, with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof truss.AnnexeThe self-contained annexe, at first floor level, is approached from an entrance lobby and staircase off the utility room. It also has an external entrance. The open plan 26' living room has a kitchen area fitted with a hob and oven. The living area has a stone fireplaceand a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside, as does the bedroom. The bathroom, on the same level, lies at the head of the staircase.OutsideIt is approached over an impressive sweeping drive and leads to the front of the house, parking area and integral double garage. Two stables and workshop adjoin. The gardens and grounds, which back on to farmland, surround the house and are very private. Thegardens lie principally to the south, west and north, and are designed in compartments. The paddocks lie to the east within post and rail enclosures. The gardens have a large expanse of level south facing lawn in front of the house. Generally, around the garden are dense hedgerows, further lawns, rose garden, flagstone and sitting areas, beds and borders planted with established shrubs, climbing shrubs including Honeysuckle and pathways. There is a pond, mature trees include a Eucalyptus, Willows, Oaks, Poplars and Maples. Fruit trees include cooking apple.The land lies to the east and is divided into enclosures, with concrete hard standing, within post and rail fencing. Along the southern boundary, there is second vehicular access from Swanley LaneIn all the property extends to 1.6 acres.Planning PermissionPlanning permission was granted by Stroud District Council in November 2020 to construct a detached building comprising a garage, home office and workshop. Planning Ref: S.20/2087/HHOLD
DistancesBristol 19 miles, Berkeley 3 miles, Thornbury 7 miles, M5 (J13) 8 miles, M5 (J14) 2 miles, Bristol Parkway Rail Station (London Paddingt
Freddie Wright
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