Merton Lodge is a beautiful Grade II listed Georgian Villa which has recently been completely refurbished throughout. It offers over 3,100 Sq.Ft of accommodation across four storeys and sits on a 3/4 acre plot. It is believed to have been built in the 1800's and was formerly one of the lodge houses to nearby Bailbrook House. It is a very elegant building which is perhaps in part due to the fact that it was built from Monk's Park Stone, a stone of high quality originating from the Corsham quarry. The house retains many original period features including large casement and sash windows, working shutters, coved cornice ceilings, architraves, full width raised verandah with canopy and a cantilevered stone staircase.
You approach the property via a shared driveway which leads to a private driveway and a terrace of six garages belonging to the property. There is a generous parking area with attractive gardens to both the front and rear and an additional paddock to the other side of the garages. Once inside the house the ground floor provides a drawing room, dining room and kitchen. Stairs lead to the first floor where you find three bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bedroom one and two have provision for the installation of ensuite facilities if required. Stairs lead to the second floor where you find two further double bedrooms and a bathroom. The lower ground floor provides a sitting room, bedroom or study, shower room and kitchenette. This floor could be utilised as a guest annexe or separate apartment as it has its own external access. Internally the full refurbishment includes; new central heating, plumbing and electrics. The windows and roof have been overhauled and the whole lower ground floor was tanked, with a respective 10 year guarantee from 2013.
Externally to the front of the property is a good size garden which is laid to lawn and accessed via a pedestrianised pillared entrance enclosed on either side by Bath stone walls. A paved pathway gives access to the side of the property and the entrance with courtesy lighting throughout the whole garden. To the rear is a paved terrace leading from the kitchen with stone steps down to the lower ground floors separate side access. The rear garden is laid to lawn with established flower beds, borders and shrubbery. A gravel pathway provides access to a parking area for a number of vehicles.
There is a row of 6 individual stone built garages with pitched tiled roof, aluminium up and over doors, electric lighting and power points. Two of the garages are open to the rear and overlook the rear section of the garden which is approximately ½ acre and is laid to lawn with mature trees and a natural stream running alongside it.
Batheaston is situated a little over 2 miles (3.2 km) East of Bath city centre. The modern village offers a range of amenities with doctors, dentists, pharmacy, veterinary practice, café, coffee shop, local convenience store, chip shop public house and hairdressers. The highly desired local primary school is Batheaston CEVC and there are not one but four local churches. Transport links into Bath city centre are excellent with regular bus services passing through the village. It is also very usefully located for commuters who drive as it is in close proximity to both the A4 and A46 providing access to the M4 motorway. In nearby Bathampton village you will find the River Avon and Kennet & Avon canal. Both waterways provide fine dining experiences with The George pub on the canal bank and the Bathampton Mill situated on the weir of the river. Between the months of April and October river tours run on the Avon and these can also be used by locals as a delightful means of transport to the city as they stop at Pulteney Bridge. The village is overlooked by Solsbury Hill which is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides simply stunning views across the city of Bath.
Limestone flooring. Access to cloakroom and main reception hallway.
Low level WC and wash hand basin.
Cantilevered stone staircase with mahogany hand rail on wooden ballustrade. Access to the drawing room, dining room, kitchen and stairs to the first floor.
Carpeted, coving, picture rail, feature fireplace with Bath stone surround and hearth. Two full length 6-pane window with French doors and shutters leading onto canopied verandah. Wall mounted radiator.
Feature fireplace having Bath Stone surround and hearth. Double aspect wooden sash windows, coving and picture rail. Connecting door to the drawing room.
Hand built and hand painted units with solid marble work tops. Appliances to include American style fridge freezer, six burner gas range, stainless steel extractor, integrated dishwasher, central island unit with breakfast bar. Dresser. Shuttered sash window overlooking the garden to rear. Glazed door leading to the rear garden. Walk in larder. Limestone flooring. Double aspect. Feature fireplace with Bath stone surround and hearth.
Carpeted. Two large 12-pane wooden sash windows with glorious views and wooden shutters. Two wall mounted radiators. Two storage cupboards. Feature Bath stone surround fireplace with cast iron inset grate and slate hearth. Plumbing installed for an ensuite if required.
Carpeteted. Dual aspect windows. Wall mounted radiator. Storage cupboard. Feature Bath stone surround fireplace with cast iron inset grate and slate hearth. Plumbing installed for an ensuite if required.
Carpeted. Wall mounted radiator. Ornamental fireplace with Bath stone surround, inset grate and slate hearth. Wooden sash window with views over the rear garden.
Fitted with a range of Villeroy and Boch bathroom fitments including a modern style bath with hand held shower, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard underneath and walk-in shower with rain showerhead. Low level WC with concealed cistern. Limestone flooring. Linen cupboard. Access to roof storage space via loft ladder.
Carpeted. Wall mounted radiator. Wooden frame sash window.
Carpeted. Wall mounted radiator. Wooden frame 12-pane sash window. Glazed door leading onto the roof. Access to a small dressing area.
Bath, Low level WC and wash basin.
Lower Ground Floor
Fitted with single drainer sink unit, mini fridge, hob, oven and extractor hood. Storage cupboards. Door access into undercroft storage area.
Carpeted. Wooden 12-pane sash window. Wall mounted radiator.
Bedroom Six / Study
Carpeted. Two double cupboards housing dual boilers with pressurized water tank. Window overlooking rear vaulted area.
Stainless steel sink with cupboard under. Plumbing for washing machine.
Tiled shower unit with shower. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Tiled floor.
The property is approached to the rear by a shared driveway over which the property has the right of access with an initial parking area and double electrically operated gates leading into the main driveway. The lane which leads up to the property is owned and maintained by Bailbrook Lodge.
The land which is the area behind the garages, will be sold with the benefit of a 50 year Lease. The purchaser will be given the option to purchase the Freehold after the 50 year term. A right of way for pedestrian purposes only and for the benefit of St John's Hospital Trust, will be retained to the west of the property, giving access to the land behind. This will be for a period of 50 years. The land is the subject of an overage clause and condition that it can only be used for agricultural and amenity purposes. Any other use will trigger the overage procedure.
You will have to pay £68,750.00 in Stamp Duty.
Your effective stamp duty rate is 5.50%.
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