The Moorings is a late Georgian Grade II listed detached property thought to have been constructed for the Somerset Coal Canal Company and as the name suggests used as a Toll House for the canal. It sits next to the Midford Brook in the desired village of Midford within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You approach the property across a balcony and enter through the front door into the hallway. The hallway provides access to the sitting room, dining room, kitchen and stairs to the lower and upper floors. The sitting room is a light room with 16-pane wooden sash windows letting natural light in with feature log burner fireplace and shelves and cupboard to the alcove. The dining room is another light dual aspect room with Bath stone surround fireplace and cupboard to the alcove. The kitchen has been recently fitted with modern wall and floor units with granite worktop with breakfast bar, fitted appliances and space for a large American style fridge/freezer. Tiled floor and wooden sash window to side aspect. Stairs lead to the first floor where you find three well proportioned double bedrooms and a recently fitted family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin. The lower ground floor is accessed via stairs from the hallway but also has its own private access via the garden providing it with potential to be a separate annex if required. This could be for a dependant family member or utilised as a holiday or long term rental opportunity. There are two good size double bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen utility room and a shower room with WC. You also find a large cellar space with access to the outside. A planning application was approved in 2015 to convert this cellar space to provide an ensuite shower room to one of the bedrooms and a store room.
A short lane from Midford Road leads to the rear of the house allowing vehicle access through a wooden electric gate to driveway parking up to three vehicles. There is a stone laid patio seating area which overlooks the garden. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with established beds, shrubs and small trees. There is a store room with an old WC and a wooden built storage shed. A short walk from the house takes you to the Two Tunnels cycle/walk path to the city and a plethora of countryside walks.
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 'Two Tunnels' link. This provides a unique way of travelling to Bath either by foot or bicycle and is just a one minute walk from the house. 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 schools, shops and supermarkets.
The English Heritage Building List Entry No.407835. Listed in 1984.
Planning permission approved for: Internal alterations for the provision of secondary glazing.
Band - E
Truespeed installed locally - Up to 900Mbps
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