South Stoke, Bath
- Four bedrooms
- Two receptions
- Large detached gardens
- Stunning countryside views
- Retained character
- Off street parking potential
- Garden office
- Two bathrooms & utility
- Elevated position with south aspect
Property SummarySweeping views south over fields to Hodshill, extensive gardens and 1233sqft of family friendly accommodation. A quintessentially English and quite beautiful late Georgian two storey four bedroom double fronted country cottage located on the southern edge of this extraordinarily sought after village with a captivating blend of retained character and modern convenience. Two large ground floor receptions, newly refitted kitchen, utility and shower room. Four generous first floor bedrooms, additional dressing room and family bathroom. Two sections of detached gardens - one with capacity to create off street parking.
AGENTS NOTES Sweeping views south over fields to Hodshill, extensive gardens and 1233sqft of family friendly accommodation. A quintessentially English and quite beautiful late Georgian two storey four bedroom double fronted country cottage located on the southern edge of this extraordinarily sought after village with a captivating blend of retained character and modern convenience. Two large ground floor receptions, newly refitted kitchen, utility and shower room. Four generous first floor bedrooms, additional dressing room and family bathroom. Two sections of detached gardens - one with capacity to create off street parking.
The property can be approached from two directions - via the shared pedestrian path from Old School Hill next to No1 Rose Cottages or a private pedestrian access through the bottom garden.
As is traditional for many cottages of this age, the gardens are detached from the house. Both top and bottom gardens can be reached by walking past No4 Rose Cottages (see video for details).
South Stoke is named as such as the most southerly of the possessions of the Benedictine Monastery of Bath (the manor was originally granted to the monastery by Ethelred the First) although it has been inhabited since Roman times - Reverend Skinner, the Rector of Camerton in the early 1800s and a well known local archaeologist, recorded Roman remains all across the parish. The road through the village and on over Hodshill to Bisham Bridge and Wellow was originally the main road from Bath to Wells.
In 1829/30, carver and gilder Thomas Hunt built five cottages in South Stoke village. Snowdrop Cottage and the four Rose Cottages, following his marriage to Ann Love (widow of South Stoke land-tax collector Richard Love). The couple went on to become the parish's most important land developers of the 19th century.
PORCH Glazed side windows.
ENTRANCE HALL Part decorative glazed panelled front door from porch, radiator, exposed floorboards, stairs to first floor.
SITTING ROOM Double glazed timber casement front window, exposed floorboards, ashlar fireplace surround with inset woodburning stove, radiator, secondary staircase to first floor with cupboard under.
DINING ROOM Double glazed timber casement front window, exposed floorboards, understairs cupboard, base units and space for tall fridge/freezer, ashlar fireplace surround with inset Jetmaster fire.
Open plan to kitchen
KITCHEN Velux rear skylight, base and wall units with oak worktops and inset sink/drainer, meter cupboard, fuseboard, Sterling induction range cooker with hood over, tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM Base unit and granite worktop, plumbing/space for dishwasher, washing machine and condenser dryer.
SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle, tiled floor, heated towel rail, glass bowl handbasin with surrounding alcove storage, low level W.C, extractor fan.
LANDING Loft access, double glazed rear window. Access to Bedrooms 1, 3 and 4 plus bathroom.
BEDROOM 1 Double glazed timber casement front window, radiator, built in alcove wardrobe.
DRESSING ROOM Double glazed timber casement front window, radiator, loft access.
SECONDARY LANDING Access from sitting room to Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 1 via dressing room.
BEDROOM 2 Two rear Velux skylights, radiator.
BEDROOM 3 Double glazed timber casement front window, radiator.
BEDROOM 4 Double glazed timber casement front window, radiator, built in alcove wardrobes.
BATHROOM Double glazed timber casement side window, radiator, panelled bath with shower over, pedestal basin, low level W.C, wall mounted Vaillant gas combination boiler, part tiled walls, tiled floor.
TOP GARDEN 65ft x 43ft
Extensive lawned area, raised vegetable beds, flower borders, paved seating terrace, shed, stone built office with double glazed windows, power and light. Stone built log shed. Hedges and walls to side and rear.
BOTTOM GARDEN 113ft x 15ft at roadside (widening to 19ft at the top)
Wall and gate from road leading to lawned area with hedges and fences to side.
Potential for creation of off street parking by digging out lower section and installing driveway with retaining wall. Our clients have sought quotes in the past - please ask for further information.
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