Residential | Delight at first sight
Date of Article
Jun 27 2012

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Brochure 19 June 2012, Lovely valley views from an exceptionally large kitchen, five bedrooms and about three-quarters of an acre of garden are reason enough to consider buying a handsome detached Grade II Listed home on the southern edge of Bath.

Add to that features including spacious rooms, high ceilings, hand-built kitchen units, mullion windows and a studio above a double garage, which could be converted to a bedroom suite subject to the necessary consent, and Orchard House in historic Claverton becomes even more tempting.

In essence, the accommodation downstairs comprises porch, reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room and 26’ x 20’ kitchen/breakfast room. The master bedroom and en-suite bathroom plus four further bedrooms, all with lovely views across the valley, and family bathroom are on the first floor.

The house was built in the 17th century with 20th century additions of local, honey coloured stone elevations resulting in a mellow, impressive exterior that is bound to bring gasps of delight on first sighting.

The current owners have created a sumptuous garden with large level lawn, enclosed by mature shrub borders and specimen trees.

A walled vegetable garden has been created and this leads down to a wild and secluded part of the garden. Next to the house is a terrace and patio with direct access to the property – a sun trap and superb outside entertaining area.

On the market with property consultants Carter Jonas at a guide price of £1.3million, Orchard House is a substantial home lending itself to family life with the benefits of a rural location yet close proximity Bath.

 Orchard House

David Mackenzie, residential partner at Carter Jonas said: “Shopping, leisure, art, culture, great restaurants and excellent schools are only two miles away as is direct links to Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads stations and access to the M4 motorway.”

Claverton has a village church and bus service to Bath and Bradford on Avon and is near to the University of Bath.

Viewing is strictly by appointment through Carter Jonas. Contact David Mackenzie, Carter Jonas, 5 & 6 Wood Street, Bath, telephone 01225 747251 or email