One could argue that a rural revival is definitely in the offing. Possibly driven by fatigued city dwellers dreaming about country living, yet, not quite ready to bid the city goodbye. But could the answer possibly lie in having your cake and eating it too?
This week’s featured property is a remarkable manifestation of that rare bird, country life combined with all the opportunities that a city offers. Situated just 3 miles from the center of Bath, Vineyards Farm is an 8 bedroom detached property, set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens complete with a gurgling stream feeding into a pond, and surrounded by mature woodlands.
Boasting a rich history, it dates back to the 17th century, and had a vineyard planted there in the late 1600s. The vineyard eventually became pasture land, leaving a beautifully proportioned living space instead.
Tucked away at the end of a private driveway, the property boasts character features such as oak floors, an exposed reclaimed stone wall and soaring oak beams. Most of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, finished with panelled walls, double size showers and state of the art fixtures and fittings. The splendid master bedroom flaunts double height ceilings flecked with magnificent oak beams, both in the bedroom and the bathroom.
The property also comprises an atrium, cloakroom, an office with fitted bookshelves and amazing views of the landscaped gardens, and a sitting room with an elegant fireplace and oak floors. At its center, a luxurious kitchen beautifully integrates a substantial dining space, an area for comfy sofas around a central wood burner, state of the art cooking facilities, attractive handmade units, granite worktops, a four oven Aga, a Belfast sink and a large central island with a built in second sink. While the kitchen opens onto a terrace, the dining area is home to exquisite and uninterrupted views of the surrounding gardens. Moreover, Vineyard Farm wouldn’t be complete without living up to its rich wine heritage. So of course you’ll have your very own wine cellar with temperature controls to boot.
Besides, the outside of Vineyard Farms is just as impressive. The property comes with an adjacent dairy, which has been converted into a comfortable 4 bed annex/cottage, or even transforms into two self-contained bed units and bathrooms, finished to high standards. The barn is another plus point, and lends itself to both, domestic or commercial use, with the ground floor currently laid out to accommodate office and storage needs. While the front of the barn will soon have a balcony, the upstairs interiors feature beautiful details such as oak beams that create a beautiful lattice effect.
In addition to the above, the property also comes with a tennis court, triple garage and a very attractive “Victorian” green house. Vineyards Farm, situated in the small village of Claverton, enjoys excellent transport links with the A36 linking the M4, which is easily accessible. It also enjoys close proximity to the Bath Spa railways, which has excellent links to London Paddington. Also, the Bath golf course and the university are only minutes away.
The property is currently on the market through Lodestone. To know more, click here
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