Sold 7 bedroom property sold in Bath Road, Beckington, BA11

Offers in Excess of £1,400,000

Summary

7 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Receptions
  • Reception Hall
  • Drawing Room
  • Dining Room/sitting Room
  • Rear Hall
  • Breakfast Room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility/boot Room
  • Larder
  • 2 Cloakrooms
  • Dressing Room
  • 3 Bathrooms (1 En Suite
  • -wing Or Studio
  • Detached Coach House
  • 4 Bay Garaging
  • Pool With Pool House
  • 2 Workshops
  • Store
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Paddock
  • In All, 1.6 Acres

Description

The Cedars was originally built in 1653 for a successful wool merchant named John Horsman. Amongst many distinctive and attractive stone built period properties The Cedars is both striking and of considerable architectural merit. Constructed predominantly of stone under a stone tiled roof, some of the rooms have period stone mullioned windows and there are stone fireplaces and part original stone and timber floors. Much of the house remains in its original layout. However, there was an extension to the north side of the house, probably in the 19th Century.

Entering the house via the front door you are greeted by a...
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The Cedars was originally built in 1653 for a successful wool merchant named John Horsman. Amongst many distinctive and attractive stone built period properties The Cedars is both striking and of considerable architectural merit. Constructed predominantly of stone under a stone tiled roof, some of the rooms have period stone mullioned windows and there are stone fireplaces and part original stone and timber floors. Much of the house remains in its original layout. However, there was an extension to the north side of the house, probably in the 19th Century.

Entering the house via the front door you are greeted by a grand entrance hall which is decorated with ornate columns, panelling and cornicing with a small fireplace to one side. To the left of the hall is a comfortable sitting room, which could also equally be a dining room. There is timber planked flooring and a fireplace to one end with a Jetmaster inset. The room feels bright as there are windows on two sides. To the other side of the hall is a wonderful drawing room with a very fine original stone fire surround. To the garden side is a later bay window with French doors out to the garden, which dates from Victorian times and has a pretty frieze of stained glass windows. From the drawing room you go through to the breakfast room which has a cream double Aga with plenty of room to dine. There is a double opened mullioned window that leads through to the main area of the kitchen with a range of shaker style units and a large oven with ceramic hob. To one side is the sink and to the other is a stable door out to a courtyard. On from the kitchen is a generous utility/boot room which has a further door to the courtyard and a door out to the garden.

From the breakfast room a door leads through to the rear hallway (connecting back to the main hall), off which is a good sized walk-in shelved understairs cupboard and a cloakroom. Leading off from the hall is an excellent cool and well ventilated larder pantry. A rear staircase takes you to the first floor, passing a further cloakroom which has a cupboard housing the Vaillant boiler.

Off the reception hall the main staircase rises to the first floor. The master bedroom is a beautiful double aspect room with lovely views over the garden and a fine stone and marble fire surround. Two further bedrooms run across the front of the house, one of which is also double aspect and has an en suite bathroom. Central to the first floor is a well equipped Jack and Jill family bathroom on from which is a fabulous dressing room with a charming fireplace and a long run of hanging space. To the far end you find the fourth bedroom which is of particular note, having access to the garden; this could easily make another reception room or a fine place to work. On the top floor there is an excellent amount of space, ideal for children. There is one main eaved room complete with timber beamed roofs. Two further bedrooms, a bathroom and an excellent walk-in loft space complete the top floor.

Further accommodation, store rooms and workshops.

Off the Courtyard is a wonderful further little house (attached to next door) which is exceptionally charming. The ground floor is ideal as a log store or somewhere bins and recycling can be kept. To the left of this are two very good workshop rooms which could easily be converted (subject to planning permission) to provide further accommodation or even possibly integrated within the rest of the house. Stairs lead up the side of the little house to a first floor entrance opening into a perfect little studio with its own sitting room, fitted kitchen and bathroom with a spiral staircase leading to a bedroom and a further store room.

Set in the grounds is a coach house which provides self contained accommodation with an open plan sitting room/kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Beneath the flat is garaging for four cars. This could be either let out or be used for staff.

To one end of the walled garden is a simply exquisite single roomed pool house, constructed mainly of brick with ashlar quoins and a Cotswold tiled roof. It is a grand little building which is a real landmark in Beckington. Internally it is panelled and there is even a fireplace. A trap door leads down to a large storage area. There are also electric controls for the automated pool covering system, which is also a useful safety system to the pool for young children.

THE GARDEN AND GROUNDS

The main gardens to The Cedars are really very fine. From the drawing room French doors you look out firstly at a generous sized terrace, ideal for summer dining, which leads up to main lawn flanked on one side by a long gravelled pathway. The form and structure of the garden is superb with an abundance of box hedging and an array of herbaceous planting. The main areas of the garden are walled, giving it an excellent contained and private feeling whilst being in the heart of the village. At the far end is the swimming pool, which again is flanked by established planting. Steps take you up to a further walled area with a super lawn giving a great view of the gardens below. There is a majestic beech tree and extensive planted borders. A gate in the wall leads through to the paddock, which is approximately ¾ of an acre and historically used to be a productive vegetable and fruit garden. To the side of this area is the coach house and driveway parking for two cars. This is accessed via a long drive and electric gates from the road.

In all, 1.6 acres.

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