A charming, detached, five bedroom home with countryside views.
The House Formerly two cottages, this charming detached, semi-rural property has been further extended to create a substantial family home. Inside, engineered wooden floorboards flow from one end of the house to the other. Doors on either side of the hallway open to a laundry room, boot room, and WC. Straight ahead through a glazed door is a stunning kitchen/diner/ family room, with bespoke hand-painted, fitted units, a stone composite worktop, an island unit with a double sink, a dishwasher breakfast bar, and a SMEG range cooker. Full-length bifold glass doors open on to a large, covered terrace, excellent for entertaining. This has planning permission to be integrated into the main house. There are far-reaching beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, as does every room in this idyllic, well-positioned home. At the lounge end of the kitchen/diner is a wood burner with a brick surround and a stone hearth. The adjacent living room features a deep-seated window looking directly to solsbury hill and an open-plan staircase leading to the first floor. At the foot of the stairs is a versatile third-family space or sixth bedroom with an en suite bathroom. French doors in this room open on to the stone terrace. Upstairs is a stone-tiled family bathroom and five well-proportioned bedrooms (the largest currently used as a music room). All have good storage, and two with en suite shower rooms. The hallway has two original fireplaces, the original wooden floorboards, a large airing cupboard, and additional storage. Gardens and GroundsThe house is wonderfully private, and the unassuming entrance is set behind wooden gates at one end. Gravel drive hard standing with parking for two cars and a secure bike shed, bay hedging, and side gate for direct access to the garden. The rear garden is terraced and has two main levels; original reclaimed York pennant slabs span the width of the property with outdoor dining areas, and stone steps lead down to the garden studio, lawn, and a lovely private sun deck. Around the corner and out of view is access to the double-storey storage shed and more useful garden storage areas, including access to the septic tank behind willow paneling. Hedging and stone walls form the garden's boundary, beyond which lies the charming Charlcombe valley.
Manor Farm is situated in a sought-after residential location on the northern slopes, within 1.0 miles of the City Centre. The property benefits from an elevated position with spectacular and uninterrupted rural views across to Solsbury Hill, the Charlcombe Valley and the surrounding countryside. A variety of lovely walks may be enjoyed locally, and the property is well-positioned for nearby schools, The Royal High, Kingswood and St. Stephen's Primary. The property is just a short walk from the wonderful Hare and Hounds Pub. M4 Motorway access is available at Tormarton (junction 18. Bath Spa railway station gives high-speed links to London Paddington (90 minutes approx.), Bristol Temple Meads (approx. 15 minutes) and the southwest rail network.