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The Old Barn is a sympathetic conversion of a stunning period ‘Somerset Long barn’ believed to have originally been part of the farm run by the monks from the nearby monastery in the 14th Century, it displays a handsome façade and extensive accommodation.
The current owners have carried out a meticulous renovation programme during their occupation and the house is now presented in impeccable order throughout. The many ‘barn’ features have been retained and cleverly married with modern and contemporary design ideas.
Approached via a tree-lined lane and gravel drive to a walled front garden with circular turning area. The reception hall has light flooding in from the double height arched windows and leads into the open plan reception space. This fashionable layout includes a smart sleek kitchen including a polished stone work surface plus an impressive graphite three oven Aga including the module housing two conventional gas ovens and a gas hob. There is a walk-in pantry. The kitchen opens onto the dining area, situated in the centre of the room. This benefits from double doors opening out to the garden. At the far end is the sitting room, centred on a stone fireplace with an open ‘Jet Master’ fire. Another room of particular note is the master bedroom with a division between a luxury en suite bathroom and the bedroom area which benefits from a full length window giving wonderful views over open countryside. There are two further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room plus there is the family bathroom on this first floor. The large mezzanine area is perfect for an open plan study. The top floor also benefits from a study area in between the two bedroom suites, all of which are beautifully presented.
Woolverton is a small hamlet situated approximately 8 miles south of Bath. The Old Barn is set down a tree-lined avenue that leads to the old church. The property is bordered on two sides by open fields. In the village is a hotel and a public house. The pretty village of Rode nearby has a preschool, school, shop/post office/cafe and two popular public houses. The nearby historic village of Norton St Philip has a school, shop and a further two public houses, one of which claims to be Britain’s oldest tavern. Beckington village is also close and offers a further primary school, prep-school, doctors surgery, delicatessen/cafe, public houses and petrol station, a mini M & S supermarket and Starbucks coffee shop. Nearby train stations at Bath, Westbury and Bradford on Avon have mainlines to London Paddington (approximately 90 minutes). Within the vicinity there are numerous private schools, a golf course and Babington House.
On approaching the property from the lane, you enter a wide, gravelled entrance with the property on the left hand side. There is ample room for parking/turning and space for numerous vehicles. A driveway leads past the house to the detached stone built double garage. This substantial building has double doors, power and light and a window to the side with a mezzanine level providing storage.
The south facing rear garden is enclosed by stone walling adjacent to fields. Climbers partially frame the rear façade and the mature shrubs, flower borders and trees add to the charm of this garden, which includes a terrace, a pond and a timber summer house. There is also a gate leading to a pretty wildlife garden and pond. To the rear of the property are fields owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. In total only three dwellings are accessed via the lane.
Services: Mains connected gas, electricity and water, private drainage. Council Tax Band G.
Open Plan Living
14th Century Barn
South Facing Garden
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