You approach De Montalt Mill along a private road that winds down the tree lined hill and opens up onto a unique valley side woodland setting and collection of buildings. The Mill stands out with its large windows to the upper aspect of the building and stone column façade. The communal entrance leads you along a hallway and stairs provide access to the first floor and the apartment. Once inside you immediately notice the exposed Bath stone walls in the hallway and a small flight of stairs lead you to a landing. From here you enter what is the show piece of this property, the galleried grand living space. You immediately notice the stunning views through the large windows on the south aspect and the amount of natural light flooding in everywhere throughout this space. Looking up you notice the beautiful vaulted ceilings with wooden beams and the mezzanine living area running along two aspects of this vast room. The kitchen is stylish and nicely finished having been installed by Paula Rosa who have a passion for excellence and inspirational design. The kitchen opens up onto the dining area which benefits from large windows on two aspects and makes a great entertaining space. Stairs lead up to the mezzanine living area where again you are surrounded with windows letting in natural light and each giving its own individual view of the surrounding countryside or valley. An adaptable area which can be utilised as you wish with seating area, TV area, snug or to hang a hammock. The vaulted ceiling with exposed beams is beautiful and makes this a very comfortable place to relax, unwind and take in the views. Back to the landing and at this level you also find bedroom three, which is a double in size, and provides an ensuite shower room. Descending the stairs leads you to the entrance hallway and access to both further bedrooms, useful storage cupboard and cloakroom. Bedroom one is a great size double with dual aspect windows providing woodland views and it also comes with an ensuite bathroom. Bedroom two is another good size double with its own ensuite bathroom and windows to the rear aspect. Externally the grounds are beautiful with the neighbouring buildings all unique in their own way. Directly outside the entrance to the building is a designated extended parking space for the apartment with further visitor parking. Just further along you find a lovely seating/BBQ area with far reaching views between the buildings. A short walk back up the private road leads you to a path and gate which gives access to the 13 acres of communal grassland and woodland, shared with other owners of properties within this community, providing plenty of outdoor space if required. There are a number of beautiful walks from this location and the local area is steeped in history. Combe Down village amenities are a stones through away yet the setting is secluded, almost secret, and utterly unique.
This property is located on the southern slopes of the city of Bath on the edge of the highly desired village of Combe Down. A private lane leads from Summer lane winding past De Montalt House down to the mill at the bottom. A unique secluded location surrounded by woodland and with far reaching views across the valley.
Combe Down's rewarding valley top position provides stunning panoramic views of the city to the north with equally gratifying views of the Cotswold valleys to the south. The surrounding area cultivates ancient woodland which is the home of unique and local flora and fauna. The village itself has a very high sense of community spirit and self sufficiency. With local amenities providing every level of schooling and childcare, dentists, pharmacies and 'outstanding' surgery. Also within the village there is a highly reputed car garage, award winning delicatessen, hair salon, beauty therapist, bakery, hardware store and Co-op mini-market. Locally a Tesco Express with petrol station and a large Sainsburys supermarket can also be found. Every level of schooling can be found in the local vicinity with three nurseries, two primary schools, Ralph Allen senior school and three independent schools in Prior Park, Monkton Combe and Paragon. Nearby you will also find the excellent country club Combe Grove Manor, which provides fine dining, gymnasium, swimming facilities, golf range and tennis courts. The local bus service is in close proximity providing half hourly services into the city. For the walkers amongst you Bath Spa station is a shade over 2 miles from the property and you are also afforded a plethora of countryside walks into an 'area of outstanding natural beauty' minutes from the village itself. Nearby is the Two Tunnels cycle track which takes you into the city and further to Bristol if you choose.
De Montalt Mill
De Montalt Mill was built c.1805 upon the instructions of the second Baron De Montalt. The Mill was built of Bath stone probably extracted from the nearby Vinegar Down Quarry north of the site. The location was chosen due to the surrounding natural springs located higher upslope. The water was directed to a mill pond (leat) which inturn fed a 56 foot diameter overshot water wheel. This, at the time, was considered the largest water wheel in England.
The mill was originally built specifically for the manufacture of paper. This is what now benefits the apartments with large high windows to enjoy the surrounding views. These would have been open columns with wooden shutters that were open and closed to control air flow to the paper drying from wooden battens.
The first owner of the mill was John Bally, a bookseller and stationer of Milsom Street. During his time the mill specialised in producing coloured paper and what was known as Bath Writing paper. It also produced bank notes for provincial banks in this part of the country. Paper making at the mill ceased in 1834. After this time the mill was used as a laundry, market gardening company and then towards the end of the 1800's as a cabinet makers. The building stood empty and in ruins for many years until it was redeveloped at the beginning of this century to provide four three bedroom apartments.
Communal Entrance Hall
Situated on the ground floor. Lighting. Stairs to the first floor.
Apartment Entrance Hallway
Providing access to bedrooms one and two, storage cupboard, WC and stairs to the first floor landing. Carpeted. Exposed Bath stone walls. Radiator. Downlighting. Entry phone.
Dual aspect feature windows with views. Large window with wooden shutters. Carpeted. Downlighting. Two radiators. Television and telephone points. CAT5 data cabling. Access to ensuite bathroom.
Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Bath with shower over and glass shower screen. Tiled floor and walls with exposed stone work. Downlighting. Shaver point. Water heated wall mounted towel rail.
Single aspect window to the front. Carpeted. Two radiators. Television and telephone points. Cat 5 data cabling. Downlighting. Access to ensuite bathroom.
Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Bath with shower over and glass shower screen. Tiled floor and walls. Shaver point. Downlighting. Water heated wall mounted towel rail.
First Floor Landing
Carpeted. Access to bedroom three and kitchen/living space.
Front aspect window with views. Carpeted. Television and telephone point. CAT 5 data cabling. Downlighting.
Ensuite Shower Room
Walk-in shower cubicle with folding glass door. Wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Tile floor and walls. Shaver point. Downlighting.
Main Living Space
Range of white gloss finish wall and floor units with black granite worktop. Includes 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer taps and hose attachment. Integrated AEG dishwasher, washer/dryer, and microwave. Wide stainless steel 6-hob Range cooker with stainless steel extractor over. Wooden floor. Downlighting.
Dual aspect windows. Three to the side aspect and two large windows to front aspect with glorious views. Three radiators, telephone and television point. Stairs rising to the mezzanine living area. Under stairs storage cupboard. Carpeted.
Mezzanine Living Area
Exposed vaulted ceiling with timbers. Stainless steel and glass balustrade overlooking dining area. Five rear aspect windows, one front aspect and one side aspect. Wooden floor.
A share of 13 acres of land to the south west of the property. Accessed via the private road. There is a small charge of £50 a year for admin and insurance. The grass/hay is collected by a local farmer free of charge.
Share of freehold.
The De Montalt Mill Bath Management Company Limited.
Service charge of £200 p.c.m.
The fund covers:
Maintenance of all communal parts inside and out | Maintenance of exterior structure of the mill including the roof. This also includes the painting of the exterior window frames | Sewerage costs (septic tank) | Electricity for shared areas and both garages | The driveway
You will have to pay £17,500 in Stamp Duty.
The stamp duty holiday will last until 31 March 2021.
Band - F
Band - D
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