Property of the Day: Vineyards Farm, Claverton, Bath
THE PROPERTY: Vineyards Farm, originally part of the Claverton Estate and built on the site of a 17th-century vineyard, comprises a main four-bedroom house, the Dairy (two refurbished two-bed cottages) and a magnificent barn spanning more than 370 square metres. It has landscaped gardens featuring an idyllic pond and waterfall. There is also a Victorian style greenhouse, a tennis court, a helipad, and ample garaging and covered parking. This property could make a delightful family home, thanks to its extensive guest accommodation.
THE LOCATION: While the property is nestled within 15 acres of private land and gardens surrounded by mature woodland, it is conveniently situated on the edge of Claverton village, just three miles from the centre of Bath. The University of Bath and Bath Golf Club are minutes away, and there are excellent train links between Bath Spa and London Paddington.
THE INTERIOR: A magnificent restoration by the current owners has resulted in a luxurious interior design beautifully complemented by oak floors, beams and exposed stone walls. The property has eight spacious bedrooms and six bathrooms across both the main house and the Dairy, and the two-bed cottages of the Dairy both have a separate kitchen and bathroom. Meanwhile, a sumptuous open kitchen and dining space lies at the heart of the main house and features a central wood burner and a four-oven Aga.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The barn, with its stunning lattice of oak beams, is a work of art. It has a beautiful picture window looking over to the main house, impressive oak doors leading into the gardens, and a balcony is currently being constructed to the front of the barn. The building has great potential as a beautiful office or living area, or alternatively as a large entertaining space.
BUY IT NOW: £5,950,000 with Lodestone
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