A detached house with fantastic outbuilding in an elevated position with commanding views over the surrounding countryside across to Knoll Hill, near Bristol.
The Paddock is situated in the small hamlet of Barton in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with direct access to National Trust Land. It was built in the 1930's, sitting almost central in its plot, and has a backdrop of the wooded slopes leading to Crook Peak, with an elevated position commanding country views in many directions. It is approached over a long and impressive sweeping drive which gives a great first impression of the property.The PropertyThe living accommodation is split over three floors and is ideal for both family living and entertaining alike, with all rooms flowing well between each other. The double sized sitting room, study and dining room all open out onto the raised south facing, full width, entertaining terrace, taking full advantage of the stunning and extensive views. The kitchen/breakfast room, with Aga, looks across an area of lawn to the National Trust woodland beyond. There is a large utility room situated off the kitchen/breakfast room. All the rooms are large in proportion and benefit from views. All the main reception rooms are accessed off a spacious reception hall with staircase leading to the first floor. On the first floor is the master bedroom with en-suite shower room, walk in wardrobe and large terrace. On the first floor there is a further bedroom suite, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms and extensive attic space, ideal for storage. The attic offers potential for further living accommodation subject to anynecessary consents.Gardens and groundsThe Paddock is approached up a sweeping drive through a pillared entrance, with banked lawns on either side. The well-established gardens and grounds are laid to an informal parkland style garden, with an array of mature trees and are in excellent order, being further enhanced by the stunning surrounding countryside.The drive sweeps past the front of the house to a hard standing parking area for several cars. The drive continues, with extensive lawns to either side, to a detached single storey building with adjoining five stables, integral double garage, and pool house with games room, sauna, bar area and shower room. The current owners have invested significant money into the pool house area to create a wonderful space for entertaining and enjoyment. It includes a hot tub with views, amazing lighting inside and out, surround sound, built in TV and CCTV. This building also provides flexibility in its use, subject to any necessary consents. Beyond the outbuilding is a large hard area which was previously used as a tennis court but provides further parking.
Directions (BS26 2HT)From West Street in Banwell follow the road for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn right into Church Road. Continue until you reach Barton Road which will be on your right hand side. The entrance to The Paddock will be found on the left hand side after approximately 2.3miles.