A five bedroom, three reception room, three bathroom detached house with lovely walled gardens in desirable Midford offering 1.8 acres, garaging and parking as well as stunning country views, yet within four miles of the centre of Bath.
The vendor says: “We bought a two bedroom stone cottage with land and stables thirty years ago and added a fabulous extension incorporating the old dwelling and using old stone from the grounds to make it the lovely family home it is today. The house has outstanding views across the Midford Valley towards Hinton Charterhouse and really makes the most of its position.”
“Our favourite room is the living room which opens out to the conservatory. It is a lovely sunny room and leads onto the terrace and has superb views of the south facing garden and beyond. It is a large room and we have a baby grand piano there, where we often gather for musical evenings as an extended family. In the winter the fire makes the room very cosy and with candles lit in the conservatory it is very beautiful.”
“The gardens are fabulous and have a lovely variety of trees and plants including a quince tree, mulberry tree, apple trees and roses and many traditional cottage garden flowers. They have been wonderful for the children and grandchildren to play in, as they are completely safe. There are the remains of an old gardener’s cottage in the grounds which, subject to the necessary consents, could be made into a useful annexe.”
“The house is in a great location, within walking distance of the Hope & Anchor pub. We live right next door to Midford Castle, formerly owned by the authoress Isabel Colegate, and then by the actor Nicholas Cage. There are many wonderful country walks here and the Twin Tunnels cycle track goes into Bath from the entrance by the Hope & Anchor pub.”
“Combe Down, with a large Sainsbury’s, is within easy reach, as are some of the best private and state schools in Bath, including Monkton, Prior Park, Ralph Allen and Beechen Cliff. It is a very quick journey in to the centre of Bath, with all its unique independent shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, theatres and train station. This house has certainly been the best of both worlds for us – the best of the country, but with all the advantages of the town so close by. We have loved it here, it will be a wrench to leave. We will certainly miss the wonderful walled garden which no-one can see from the unassuming front and has been such a joy to all the family.”