A delightful detached barn conversion situated in a picturesque rural village location accessible to Bristol & Bath. Planning consent for detached 2 bedroom cottage.
* Beautifully presented accommodation with character features * entrance hall * sitting room with Jet Master fire * family room * live in kitchen with Aga * utility room * cloak/wc * 4 double bedrooms, master with en suite bathroom * family bathroom * attractive garden * garaging with planning for separate dwelling *
directions: Leave Bath on the A367 Wells Road via the Park & Ride roundabout. Follow the road for approximately half a mile and take the first right signposted Tunley & Timsbury. Then take the turning signposted to Priston. Proceed to the centre of the village and turn left just before the Public House. Follow Church Lane and Bramble Barn will be found on the right set back opposite the church.
Bramble Barn is a superb detached barn conversion reputed to be around 400 years old and which was converted into residential use in 1990. The property has been tastefully refurbished over the years and now offers very well presented and characterful living accommodation which combines the best of period charm with modern convenience. Features include hardwood framed double glazed windows, oak flooring, an impressive fireplace with Jet Master grate in the sitting room, exposed roof timbers, oak doors and architraves and a focal point family kitchen with an oil fired Aga.
The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting room, family room and open plan family kitchen/dining room, a separate utility room and cloak/wc. The first floor has notable lofty ceiling heights and provides four double bedrooms the master has an en suite bathroom with the remaining bedrooms being served by a family bathroom.
On the outside the property is approached from Church Lane over a shared gravelled driveway to a private parking and turning area with a five bar gate leading to a further parking area to the side of the property and a good size secluded rear garden. Within the rear garden there is an attractive building presently used as garaging and storage for which planning consent has been obtained to extend and convert to a separate two bedroom dwelling.
The property enjoys a delightful position in the village of Priston, in the Lea of St Luke and St Andrews Parish Church, well away from passing traffic. The village is surrounded by wonderful countryside which is predominately owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Priston is a picturesque village with an excellent village pub, hall, church and annual events including a music festival and a vibrant local community.
Although rural in nature the village is only 4 miles south west of the City of Bath with its range of shops, sporting and cultural facilities, Sainsbury's supermarket at Odd Down is approximately 2 miles away. Bristol is approximately 12 miles away and Junction 18 of the M4 providing access to the motorway network is 10 miles north of Bath at Tormartin. The nearby village of Farmborough has a community shop and the town of Keynsham is home to a popular Waitrose store.
In fuller detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):
recessed open entrance porch: With arched ledged and braced front door leading to
hallway: Window to front aspect, wood flooring, ceiling mounted downlighters, two radiators, staircase rising to first floor with Oak handrail and spindle. Understairs storage cupboard.
Cloak/WC: Obscure glazed window to rear aspect, radiator. White suite with chrome finished fittings comprising low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Tiled floor.
Sitting room: 6.0m x 4.95m (19' 8" x 16' 2") Windows to front and rear, attractive stone fireplace with timber bressumer beam and Jet Master grate. Beamed ceiling, ceiling mounted downlighters, two radiators, built in library shelving and low level storage cupboard.
Family room: 5.88m x 4.01m (19' 3" x 13' 1") Windows to front and rear aspects, and twin french doors to side terrace. Exposed stone walls and ceiling beam, wooden floor, two radiators.
Family kitchen/dining room: 6.52m x 5.87m (21' 4" x 19' 3") reducing to 2.98m (9' 9") Two windows to front aspect and window overlooking the rear garden, three radiators, beamed ceiling, Oak flooring, ceiling mounted downlighters. The kitchen is furnished with an excellent range of traditional shaker style wall and floor units in cream with solid wood work surfaces and tiled surrounds. The units provide an excellent range of drawer and cupboard storage space with twin Belfast sinks, integrated dishwasher, black two oven oil fired Aga with granite surrounds, built in four ring gas hob (bottled gas supply) and built in oven beneath. Central island unit with Oak top and drawer and cupboard storage space, stable door to
utility room: 2.71m x 2.44m (8' 10" x 8') Quarry tiled floor, Belfast sink with mixer tap, fitted wall and floor cupboards and work surface. Window to side aspect, plumbing for automatic washing machine, concealed oil fired boiler, stable door to outside.
spacious landing: Exposed roof beams, downlighters, window to rear, shelved linen cupboard with hanging rail. Access to loft which is boarded and insulated.
Bedroom one: 4.55m x 3.98m (14' 11" x 13') Windows to front and side aspects, two radiators, downlighters, exposed roof truss. Extensive range of built in wardrobes (included in measurements).
En suite bathroom: Windows to rear and side aspects. Oak flooring, downlighters, exposed roof truss. White suite with chrome finished fittings comprising wc with concealed cistern, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with tiled surrounds. Free standing rolled top bath with claw feet and large fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic shower head. Radiator and heated towel rail.
Bedroom two: 5.45m x 3.76m (17' 10" x 12' 4") Dual aspect with windows to front and side, two radiators. Range of built in wardrobes (included in measurements), exposed roof trusses.
Bedroom three: 3.92m x 2.60m (12' 10" x 8' 6") Window to rear aspect, radiator, exposed roof truss.
Bedroom four: 3.88m x 2.80m (12' 8" x 9' 2") Window to front aspect with views towards the parish church, radiator, exposed roof timbers.
Family bathroom: Window to rear aspect, Oak flooring, radiator, downlighters, extractor fan. White suite comprising panelled bath with screen and shower over, low level wc and wash basin.
To the front the property is approached from Church Lane over a shared gravelled driveway leading to a private parking area with space for several vehicles to the front of the property together with stone edged cultivated borders with flowers, shrubs and bushes including an attractive Wisteria. There is a five bar gate to the side of the property leading to a further driveway and parking area and to the
rear garden: Circa 33m x 12.5m (108'x 41') (max width) The garden is an attractive feature of the property being level, laid to lawn with stone edged borders cultivated with shrubs, bushes, flowers and specimen trees. There is a paved sun terrace and a further paved terrace to the side of the property divided into two areas with a gate leading to the front parking area. Within the the garden there is a detached two storey building comprising garaging and storage; specifically
garage: 5.77m x 3.22m (18' 11" x 10' 6") plus 2.0m x 2.19m (6' 6" x 7' 2") With up and over electrically operated door and power and light connected.
Adjacent stable /store: 3.89m x 2.96m (12' 9" x 9' 8") With door to front, window, power and light connected.
To the first floor
studio room: 5.16m x 3.78m (16' 11" x 12' 4") With power and light connected, windows to the rear and velux windows to the front overlooking the garden. This area could provide an ideal home office, gymnasium etc.
To the front of the building is a brick paved hardstanding area.
The building has planning consent for conversion to a 2 bedroom cottage.
Agents comments: The access to the property from Church Lane is via a shared gravelled driveway for which we understand Bramble Barn is responsible for 50% of the maintenance cost.
The property has mains drainage, water and electricity and oil fired central heating.
Broadband: We understand the village is served by superfast broadband provided by True Speed. Our clients current package allows for 100 mb/S upload and download speed which we understand can be upgraded to 150 mb/S if required.
Planning: Planning consent was granted by Bath and North East Somerset Council on the 23rd July 2018 for the conversion of the double garage with store over into separate two bedroom accommodation with the erection of a side extension and separate access and parking. A copy of the consent and the approved plans are available on the banes website or a copy is available from the agents on request.
Council Tax: According to the Valuation Office Agency website, the present Council Tax Band for the property is G. Please note that change of ownership is a ‘relevant transaction’ that can lead to the review of the existing council tax banding assessment.
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