A Grade II listed three bedroom former quarryman's cottage set in the heart of the village. Built c.1729 it retains many original period features throughout. A prestigious address in a rank of eleven of the original houses forming the modern village.
You enter into the entrance porch which leads you into the sitting room. The sitting room is a light room taking advantage of the southerly aspect through its double fronted sash windows to the front aspect. A spacious room 21' in width with feature fireplaces at either end, one with a gas fire. A door leads to a study area which gives access to the dining room, shower room, stairs to the first floor and door to the rear courtyard. The dining room adjoins the kitchen and provides space for a standard 8-seat dining table with cupboards for storage. The kitchen is fitted with more modern wall and floor units with worktop, inset sink, integrated oven and gas 4-ring hob, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The shower room provides shower in cubicle with sliding doors, washbasin and WC with space and plumbing for a washing machine. To the first floor you find three double bedrooms with the two larger providing feature fireplaces and built-in wardrobe space. The bathroom is fitted with bath, washbasin and WC.
Externally the rear courtyard is laid to stone chips and has access to a shed or coal store at the rear. A no-through path also leads behind the terrace taking you back to The Avenue where you will find local shops. The main garden is situated to the front of the property with a southerly aspect. It is laid to lawn with established beds, shrubs and small trees. A perfect sun trap in the summer directly facing Holy Trinity church opposite. A stone laid path leads you to the street with dry stone wall and decorative wrought iron gate.
Although Grade II listed there could be potential (STPP) to extend to the rear with a single storey extension to create an open plan kitchen diner (as next door have done) or a two storey extension as others have done.
The cottages of DeMontalt Place were built in 1729 and were the first buildings to form the modern village. They were also a fine example of early industrial housing being built to house quarrymen working for Ralph Allen. Formerly referred to as 'The Old Rank' it consists of 11 cottages designed by John Wood and built by Richard Jones who was Ralph Allen's foreman and resided at Dial House in the centre of the rank.
Combe Down sits on a level ridge approximately 1.25 mile (2 km) to the south of Bath city centre. It sits at an altitude of 500ft and hence has always been renowned for its clean air quality with many moving from the city for this reason. The village is adjoined to the north by large areas of natural woodland with public footpaths offering stunning panoramic views overlooking the city and equally gratifying views of the Cotswold (AONB) valleys to the south.
There is simply no other village like it on the outskirts of the city with such a wide range of local amenities and schooling. This makes it a very popular place for families and those looking for an area with a rural feeling but still within walking distance of the city. You will find every level of schooling in the local vicinity with three nurseries, two academy primary schools, Ralph Allen academy senior school and two independent schools in Prior Park and Monkton Combe, both with pre-prep, prep and senior schools. There is also Threeways School which provides for special education needs from ages 4 to 19 years.
Locally there is an abundance of amenities with doctor’s surgery, Bath BMI Clinic, dentist, two pharmacies, highly reputed car garage, award winning delicatessen, fish and chip shop, hair salon, builders merchants, beauty therapist, bakery and Co-op mini-markets. On the western edge of the village is a Tesco Express with petrol station and a large Sainsburys supermarket can also be found in neighbouring Odd Down. Nearby you will also find the excellent country club spa hotel Combe Grove Manor, which provides fine dining, gymnasium, spa treatments, swimming facilities and tennis courts both indoor and outdoor. There is also a new development being built in the village called Mulberry Park. An award winning development of 700 new homes and currently becoming one of Bath’s finest, new residential communities. With a new primary school, children’s nursery, cafe and state-of-the-art leisure and business facilities, with further amenities to follow, Mulberry Park will also build Bath’s first new park for 100 years.
The local bus service provides quarter hourly services during the day into the city. For the walkers among you Bath Spa station is a shade over 1.2 mile from the village 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 £30,000 Stamp Duty payable.
Band - F
Standard broadband up to 17Mb (Estimated 12Mb)
Fibre optic broadband up to 276Mb
Virgin super fast broadband recently installed in the village.
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