£1,150,000 Freehold

Ref No: BAT130120

Limpley Stoke, Bath BA2

4 bedroom detached house in Limpley Stoke

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Description

In the most private of settings yet within easy reach of Bath, the house is well appointed, thoughtfully improved and presents potential buyers with an appealing level of flexibility in living space to embrace individual need.

The house is designed and planned so that residents can enjoy the feel of the surroundings and environment equally alongside the function and comfort of the interior. There are four bedrooms, each with ensuite facilities, including a stunning, spacious Master suite.

The development of the property has been a steady, evolving programme over the last sixty years or so, with fundamental alterations having been carried out in the last ten years. Features include energy efficient Pilkington 'K' glass, high quality fittings to Kitchen and Bathrooms, and inlaid maple doors.

With a refreshing open plan feel to this house, many of the rooms have mesmerising views of the valley and gardens. In the distance, the stunning blanket of woodland includes an area known as Little Canada, and there are several terraces set around the building providing a grandstand view of this natural spectacle.

Wingspan is only visible once the visitor has entered through the electronic gate and climbed the sweeping drive. The variety in the gardens and grounds is exceptional, with lawns punctuated by mature Corsican pines, an Acer walk, and an ornamental fountain garden set just outside the main living room. A summer house at the top of the plot affords a view which one would never tire of.

The parking and garage facilities are outstanding, with double width and double length garages, and plenty of hardstanding.

The double width garage has planning permission to create an upper floor to provide a studio, the views from which would be glorious and which would be a very special addition to the property.

Whilst the setting, the clean lines of the split level building and low built structure give just a suggestion of Frank Lloyd Wright influence, on the other side of the valley, by coincidence, the American Museum seems to sit quietly by itself in distant woodland.

The feel of enjoying the gardens and the views can clearly be celebrated from the comfort a perfectly sited hot tub, which must confirm at each visit that this is one of the most desirable 'lifestyle' homes in this region.

This is a highly desirable spot for those wishing to enjoy a rural village environment and glorious views yet close to village amenities. The Galleries shop, primary school and station at Freshford are within easy walking distance, with the award winning Hartley Farm shop and cafe within only about five minutes drive.

The house is also well placed for access to local schools, including Monkton, Prior Park, Ralph Allen, and Bath University.


Directions


Heading out southwards on the A36 towards the Limpley Stoke Viaduct, take the left turn onto the B3108, signposted Bradford on Avon. Turn right into Limpley Stoke village, just before the railway bridge. Follow the road (Crowe Hill) up the hill, passing the "Hop Pole" pub on your right. After half a mile the driveway for 'Wingspan' will be found on your right, just past 'Sylvan Lodge' which is on the junction with Cliffe Drive.


Location


'Wingspan' is located on the Freshford side of Limpley Stoke, with St Mary's Church, the twizzle path and Hop Pole pub close at hand. Freshford's thriving shop and station are within easy walking distance, as is The Inn at Freshford and St Peters Church.
There are several schools in easy reach, including Monkton Combe, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen School, as well as Wells Cathedral, Downside and Millfield Schools.
Combe Grove Manor and Babington House Country House Hotels are also within easy reach.

Bath Spa Railway Station - 7 miles (trains to London Paddington approx. 90 mins)
Freshford Railway station - 0.7 miles
Bradford on Avon station - 4 miles
M4 (Junction 18 Tormarton) - 16 miles
(all mileage is approximate)

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At a glance

  • 2 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Post War/Modern
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Roof Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Village Location
  • Country House
  • Off Street Parking
  • Garage
  • Double Garage

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