The Old School House is an extremely attractive house approached from a gated driveway. This impressive dwelling is on a manageable scale with a layout that lends itself perfectly to modern family living.
The property benefits from versatile accommodation with the option of using part of the house as a separate annex. On entering the property you are immediately faced with charm and character. The large inviting kitchen is an impressive room with french doors leading to the sunny terrace area. The kitchen/family room is the perfect place for all the family to get together. The bespoke kitchen has a good range of units and plenty of room for comfortable chairs and a large kitchen table. There is an electric cream AGA and a useful island.
The principal reception rooms are accessed from the kitchen these include the formal drawing room with beautiful stone mullion windows allowing plenty of natural light in the room, this room enjoys high ceilings a bath stone fireplace which is home to a wood burning stove and attractive wooden original wide panelling. The sunroom speaks for itself. This lovely morning room has double doors leading to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor there are two double bedrooms one of which is currently used as the master bedroom which has a fabulous bathroom. From the master bedroom there are doors leading to a private courtyard garden. The second double bedroom also benefits from a recently fitted shower room. Comprising the ground floor is a utility/laundry room.
The charm continues to the first floor where you will find two further double bedrooms and a shower room.
Grounds and Gardens
The front of the house has a gated private driveway with a large gravelled area with ample parking. There is a second entrance which leads to the separate garage. The amazing gardens are perfectly manicured and fully enclosed with a high stone wall and wooden fencing. There is a well productive kitchen garden, greenhouse and timber shed along with many sitting areas where you can enjoy the stunning garden. The garden is full of colour and wonderful smells with a range of mature plants and shrubs.
The Old School House, in the hamlet of Lower Writhlington, is situated in the picturesque Wellow valley between the Cotswold and Mendip Hills, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby Georgian City of Bath offers an array of cultural, recreational and educational amenities and is famous for its stunning Georgian architecture, boutique shops, festivals and fine dining. Also within the area lies the Cathedral City of Wells with its twice weekly markets as well as a number of smaller market towns, the up and coming town of Frome and historic Bradford on Avon is only a short drive away. The popular Hotel and Private Members Club of Babington House is just 3 miles away.
Both Bath (7 miles) and Trowbridge (11 miles) offer mainline rail service to London Paddington and M4 (junction 18) is just 18 miles distant. Bristol Airport is also just 18 miles away.
There is a wide range of well-regarded local schools for both from the state and private sectors. Writhlington secondary school is a short drive from the house. There are a number of private schools nearby including Prior Park and King Edwards in Bath, as well as Downside School at Stratton on Fosse and Wells Cathedral School. All Hallows in Cranmore and Millfield School in Street. Many of the schools operate a bus service.
The area is well known for its many and varied sporting and leisure facilities. Writhlington Sports Centre which boasts superb modern facilities including 4 in-door tennis courts is on the door step. There are a number of local horse riding centres and the area is also popular for walking and cycling (The Colliers way cycle path is located only a moment from the house which offers 23 miles of wonderful cycle path) Sailing and fishing can be pursued at Chew Valley Lake. Other leisure centres can be found at Bath, Frome, Midsomer Norton. Orchardleigh Golf Course is conveniently located close by and horse racing enthusiasts are catered for at Bath and Wincanton racecourse.
Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority and Council Tax
Bath and North East Somerset Council Telephone 01225 394041.
Energy Performance Certificate
Strictly by appointment with the Vendors agent Killens 01749 671172
Fixtures and Fittings
All those items usually regarded as retained to the vendors are specifically reserved out of the sale.
From Bath take the A367 on the Peasedown bypass. After the Mercedes Garage roundabout take the first left in to Braysdown Lane. Follow the lane down the hill going under a railway bridge and over Wellow Brook then fork right in to Church Hill. After 200 yards the driveway for the property can be found on the right hand side.
Kitchen Breakfast Room - 7.75m x 5.00m (25'5 x 16'5)
Sun-Room - 5.00m x 3.07m (16'5 x 10'1)
Drawing Room - 6.71m x 5.49m (22'0 x 18'0)
Bedroom One - 6.10m x 3.12m (20'0 x 10'3)
En-Suite Shower Room - 4.39m x 0.99m (14'5 x 3'3)
Bedroom Two - 7.42m x 3.66m (24'4 x 12'0)
En-Suite Bathroom - 3.73m x 2.26m (12'3 x 7'5)
Utility/Laundry Room - 1.65m x 1.52m (5'5 x 5'0)
Bedroom Three - 5.00m x 3.94m (16'5 x 12'11)
Bedroom Four - 3.91m x 2.72m (12'10 x 8'11)
Shower Room - 2.57m x 1.19m (8'5 x 3'11)
Garage - 5.72m x 3.02m (18'9 x 9'11) - Power & lighting
Green House - 5.61m x 3.56m (18'5 x 11'8)
Mendip District Council Telephone 0300 303 8588.
Energy Performance Certificate