The Granary is an exciting and dynamic home created from a Grade II listed 18th century threshing barn. Good design has ensured enjoyable living spaces with contemporary comfort complementing the intrinsic charm and architectural features of the original building. The mellow honey coloured stone walls are married with seasoned oak joinery, flagstone and olive plank tongue and groove (German engineered) flooring with ground source underfloor heating. Converted in 2011 the sole owner has further improved the property and created a stylish home. Open ceilings with exposed roof timbers provide volume and this has the greatest effect in the drawing room, which is a triple height room with glazed elevations to both east and west overlooking the gardens and paddocks. A substantial wood burning stove provides the hearth and oak stairs lead to the open plan sitting room (with principal bedroom suite beyond). The kitchen breakfast room also benefits from an open roof line and is very much the hub of the house. Oak cabinets topped by granite worktops border the 3-oven Aga and doors open to the gardens, the rear hall and utility room. An inner hall provides access to bedroom 3 (with large ensuite bathroom), bedroom 4, the family shower room and the boiler room. Both bedrooms have glazed elevations with doors onto the gardens. The principal bedroom is a very appealing room with french doors to make the most of the outstanding views and a luxury ensuite bathroom with both bath and shower. Bedroom 2 (with ensuite W.C) is a double aspect room and accessed from the rear hall. This could be used as a guest wing.
Upper Baggridge is a small hamlet of five dwellings. Set away from main roads it is an idyllic backwater 6.5 miles south of Bath and set above the pretty village of Wellow. The elevated position provides stunning views across undulating countryside to The Wiltshire Downs, Stourhead and White Horse at Westbury. Wellow provides a thriving community with the Fox and Badger public house, village shop, preschool and primary school (rated outstanding by Ofsted), village hall (with play area) and St Julian’s Church. There is also an excellent community bus service providing access to Bath. The property is also ideally located for the schools and university located in Bath itself.
The city of Bath has a wealth of cultural, recreational and leisure facilities including a theatre and excellent shopping. Babington House is approximately 5 miles from the property. Road and rail communications are excellent with a mainline station in Bath with frequent services to London Paddington taking 90 minutes. Road
access is excellent with good access to the M4 at junction 18.
A large gravel forecourt with central turning circle stands at the front of the house and provides extensive parking. A five bar gate opens to a gravel drive leading to the side of the property and a further parking area.
The gardens wrap around the eastern elevations and have the full benefit of the outstanding views. They are bordered by attractive stone walls and there are two seating areas from which to enjoy views of the gardens and countryside beyond.
There is space to create a manège in the paddock with access from both the property and a neighbouring lane.
The open fronted former cow byre forms an
integral part of the property and provides open
garaging and storage.