This three bedroom Cotswold cottage is beautifully situated on the bank of the Wellow brook with open views of the surrounding valley. The main portion of the property is believed to have been built in early c.1600 and further extended in the 1990's.
It's versatile accommodation and spacious gardens are equally ideally situated to the family and downsizing markets as they are to be utilised as a holiday let investment in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Internally the cottage offers all the prerequisite features you could ask for. The kitchen provides natural slate flooring, stone mullion windows, AGA oven and double Belfast sink. The spacious sitting room with wood burner and wooden framed and glazed doors. A particular feature is the master bedroom with its open space affording a mezzanine sleeping or study area, ensuite with roll top bath and balcony overlooking the gardens, brook and valley beyond.
The well established picture perfect garden to the south & east of the house is bordered by high stone walls and the Wellow brook with wild brown trout. The property comes with riparian rights to fish the brook. The garden is mainly laid to lawn surrounded by flower beds and small fruit trees.
Within the garden the current owners have installed a shepherd’s hut which is utilised as a very popular holiday let. Kingfishers, heron, damsel flies and the occasional otter can be seen from the river bank and many species of bird (Tits, Woodpeckers, Thrushes, Blackbirds, Robins, Jays) are regular visitors to the garden and the occasional buzzard can be seen overflying the valley.
Midford is a quaint Cotswold village approximately 3 miles (5 km) miles south east of Bath. The Cam and Wellow Brooks merge in Midford to form the Midford Brook, which then flows down to join the River Avon close to the village of Monkton Combe.
On the hillside above Midford is Midford Castle a late 18th-century folly castle built in the shape of the ace of clubs. The castle was built in 1775 by Henry Disney Roebuck and provides a regal sight in such wonderful woodland surroundings. To the west of the village is upper Midford. Here in 1995 plans were made to create a new plantation to be known as Millennium wood. In 2000, land between Midford, Southstoke, and Combe Hay was prepared and planted with a variety of native trees and shrubs. This is open to the public all year round and is crossed by several public footpaths. The site overlooks the Cam brook and the restored remains of the Somerset Coal Canal as well as the 40 ft high viaduct built in 1908 that carried the Somerset & Dorset Railway line across the valley
To the east of Midford village along the restored canal bed and towpath is Packhorse bridge, now closed to foot traffic but still intact. Further along the towpath is the fully restored Midford Aqueduct. It was the most substantial single structure built during the late 18th century Somerset Coal Canal project and was officially opened in 1803
Midford is one of the starting points for a project by Sustrans (sustainable transport) organisation to link with an existing cycle route to the City of Bath via the Two Tunnels Greenway. The project has re-opened the old Devonshire and Combe Down railway tunnels to make the link. This provides a unique way of travelling to Bath either by foot or bicycle. There is one public house in the village; the Hope and Anchor which is on the main road leading into the village, adjacent to the railway bridge and cycle path route. A short countryside walk away also brings you to the community run Packhorse Pub in nearby South Stoke village.
During the week and on Saturday there is a regular bus service which takes you into Bath in approximately 25 minutes. There is also a limited service on a Sunday.
Whilst there are no amenities locally Midford is only a 1 mile drive from Combe Down with its abundance of local shops and supermarkets.
21' 1'' x 10' 11'' (6.42m x 3.32m)
Cottage style range of wooden wall and base with wood worksurface incorporating double Belfast sinks. Gas fired four oven AGA. Windows to front and side aspect. Natural stone floor. Exposed beams to ceiling which has lights and fan. French doors to sun room and corridor through to sitting room.
Bamboo flooring with an exposed stone wall and working fireplace and wood burner. Windows to front aspect with secondary glazing. Original exposed beams, radiator and power points, TV aerial point. Storage cupboards with wall mounted gas fired boiler. Tiled floor. Original exposed beam. Radiator. Staircase to first floor. Stone mullion window and wooden framed and glazed doors to garden.
10' 1'' x 11' 10'' (3.07m x 3.60m)
Tiled floor with wooden panelling and triple aspect windows with panoramic garden views.
20' 11'' x 11' 1'' (6.37m x 3.38m)
With parquet flooring throughout and antique style radiators. Windows to front and side aspect with a glorious balcony overlooking the garden and beyond. There is an open bathroom area comprising a free standing bath with hand shower and fixed shower head and wash basin. Exposed beams and ladder style steps leading to the mezzanine area.
Bedroom One Mezzanine
11' 0'' x 7' 9'' (3.35m x 2.36m)
Wrought iron balustrade with wooden hand rail lines this mezzanine. With space for a good sized double bed or desk. Velux window to roof and view to balcony.
10' 11'' x 10' 11'' (3.32m x 3.32m)
Stone mullion window to front aspect with wall mounted radiator. Wood laminate flooring and feature period fireplace. Storage cupboard which houses hot water cylinder.
10' 11'' x 8' 10'' (3.32m x 2.69m)
Stone mullion window to front aspect. Carpeted and with wall mounted radiator.
Fitted with a WC, wash basin and tiled shower cubicle with glass doors. Oak flooring and radiator. Small window to rear aspect with garden views.
The well established picture perfect garden to the south & east of house is bordered by high stone walls and the Wellow brook with wild brown trout; the property comes with riparian rights to fish the brook. The garden is mainly laid to lawn surrounded by flower beds and small fruit trees.
Wooden built garden shed and shepherd's hut. The brook is fenced off behind a wooden picket fence.
The shepherd's hut is listed on Air BnB and brings and income of £120 per night. It has proved to be a very popular holiday let and has provided income of circa £10k p.a. This figure could be increased with further bookings during the summer months. It is fitted with full electricity and plumbing, including hot shower, electric boiler and flushing WC.
There is no designated parking for this property. Parking is found on land adjacent to the house.
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High speed broadband
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Band - C
There is £0 Stamp Duty to pay.
The stamp duty holiday will last until 31 March 2021.
Band - D
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