A handsome five double bedroom detached Victorian Villa built c. 1850's. Set on a 1/3 acre plot at the end of one of the villages most sought after locations it provides far reaching valley views. The current owners have recently been granted planning permission for a considerable side extension to create additional living space. A unique property that also provides a separate self contained annex on the lower ground floor.
You approach the property through elegant gatepiers with blockings and ball finials and across a large stone chipped driveway to a path leading to the house. The property is very striking with a stone square flat roofed porch on Roman Doric columns with panelled architrave, cornice and pierced balustrade with circular motifs. Both east and west aspects have V-plan oriel windows on triple wood brackets at both ground floor and first floor. Four stone steps lead you up to the front door and inside the house. The hallway provides access to the sitting room, study, kitchen diner, shower room and stairs to the first floor. The sitting room is spacious and light dual aspect room with stripped wooden flooring, feature open fireplace and retains the beautiful decorative cornice to the ceiling. The kitchen diner has been opened up onto the family room to the front aspect and makes a lovely family entertaining space with windows to the side aspect providing glorious views over the garden and towards the valley beyond. There is wooden parquet flooring throughout these rooms and the kitchen is fitted with modern wall and floor units with worktop and space for appliances. The family room provides a feature log burner fireplace and retains its decorative cornice and dado rail. The study is to the rear aspect and will more than suit those that might need to work from home. The shower room is fitted with walk-in shower, double Butlers sink with mixer tap and storage cupboard, chrome heated towel rail and WC. Stairs lead to the first floor where as you approach the landing you'll notice the beautiful decorative frieze that lines the upper walls. The landing provides access to all bedrooms, bathroom and double doors to the front aspect leading out onto the balcony above the entrance porch. All bedrooms are very good size double rooms with three having dual aspect windows and those to the east aspect providing far reaching views. The bathroom is equipped with bath, walk-in shower with glass cubicle, washbasin, WC and two heated towel rails.
Externally the garden surrounds the property and is split over two levels. The upper level closest to the house is level and laid to lawn with established beds, shrubs and small trees and provides the best vantage point for the valley views. Wooden built steps lead you down to the lower level garden which again is flat and provides a shed for storage. From this level you can access the separate annex which is to the lower ground floor of the building.
The annex is a self contained one double bedroom flat with sitting room, kitchen diner and shower room. It can be accessed either from the garden of the main house or from a gated entrance onto Belmont Road. It could be left as is or a staircase could be installed to provide it access to the house. Planning has been granted for this.
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. Within the village there is also a car garage, award winning delicatessen, hair salon, beauty therapist, bakery, post office 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, Academy primary school, 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 among you Bath Spa station is a shade over 1.5 mile 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.
There will be £53,750 to pay in Stamp Duty. The Stamp Duty holiday expires on 31st March 2021.
Planning Application No: 19/02000/FUL
Erection of a two storey extension to the east aspect and internal alterations. Granted on 1st July 2019.
The agent has access to all plans and drawings and the documents can also be viewed on the BANES Planning Portal.
Standard broadband up to 17Mb (Estimated 12Mb)
Fibre optic broadband up to 276Mb
Virgin super fast broadband recently installed in the village.
Band - E
This property is marketed by TYNINGS Ltd as a sole agent and viewings are strictly by appointment only. All viewings are accompanied and by prior arrangement. Please contact us and ask for Ben to arrange a viewing.
Historic England list this building as a 'detached villa' as it was originally intended. There is a further lower ground floor flat that is owned by another party, not shown in the floorplan.
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