Meadow Farm, Charlcombe, Bath, BA1
Guide Price £2,000,000 Freehold
Entrance Hall | Drawing room | Dining room | Study | 4 Bedrooms |3 reception rooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 Shower room | Kitchen | Utility room | Driveway and Garage.
Annexe/studio with Living space, kitchenette and cloakroom.
Walled Garden with green house and kitchen garden. Orchard and assorted outbuildings.
Bath Spa Station 9.5 miles (Bristol 15 mins) (London Paddington c.90 mins), Chippenham station 17.3 miles, M4 Junction 18 c.6 miles
A Grade II Listed wing of an early 19th Century manor house set amongst picturesque countryside. This delightful house is believed to have been lived in by Anna Sewell famous for the novel Black Beauty from 1858 to 1864. It is the East wing of the house which is for sale with a separate entrance via a gravelled driveway which leads to iron gates into the property.
The accommodation is both light and spacious and sensibly arranged over two storeys. The front door leads into a spacious entrance hall with a shower/cloakroom off. This leads to a central hall way which leads into the downstairs rooms. The kitchen which is a fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen overlooks and has a doorway into the small front garden. Another doorway leads into a spacious Drawing room with a large sash window and French doors leading to the same garden, this is possibly the grandest room in the house with a Jetmaster fire in a period fireplace and ample room for furniture. The dining room is again a grand room with leaded windows, exposed beamed ceiling and a wood burning stove, a door at the rear leads into the study. There is also the all-important utility room situated near the foot of the stairs which lead to the upper floor.
Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms. The Principal bedroom overlooks the gardens and has a dressing room area and en suite bathroom. There are three further double bedrooms and a family Bathroom.
There is a stone-built annexe to the rear with self-contained accommodation comprising a living room/bedroom, a kitchenette and a small bathroom. Ideal as an Air BnB or for guests or even as a home office.
There are two other large outbuildings a former stable clock divided into two separate stables and a barn with vast amounts of storage space which could easily be converted for other uses such as home office, workshop or studio.
There is also a double length garage
Outside to the immediate rear of the house is an enclosed southerly facing mainly lawned garden situated inside the front gates which makes it a very child friendly space. There is a paved seating area just outside the kitchen door.
An archway to the side of the annexe leads into the wonderful walled garden with a selection of specimen trees and a fabulous greenhouse and kitchen garden with beds suitable for growing assorted vegetables and fruit. Outside the walled garden there is a substantial Orchard with a number of fruit trees.
Blue Lodge is situated near the small village of Abson, adjacent to Blue Lodge Farm. Blue Lodge, was once the home of author Anna Sewell for six years from 1858. The nearby estate of Tracey Park (now a golf club) is said to be the inspiration behind her novel, Black Beauty. The surrounding area, a wildlife and conservation area, offers plenty to explore. With three golf courses nearby, for the keen golfer to enjoy.Local picturesque villages including Badminton, Castlecombe, Chipping Sodbury and Chippenham are all worthy of a visit and a lazy stroll and are just a few of the local sites.
Of course, if youd like to go on a shopping spree, why not visit either Bath or Bristol. Both cities are less than 7 miles away and with shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. The M4 junction 18 is a mere , theres plenty to indulge yourself.
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