Savills | Norton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BU | Properties for sale
412.68 sq m(4,442 sq ft)
Guide price £1,395,000

Norton LaneWhitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0BU

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Terrific opportunity to create a useful rental revenue stream
  • Extensive countryside views
  • Two receptions, study and 45' orangery
  • Kitchen/dining room and separate utility
  • Six bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Two bedroom annexe
  • Additional 1559 sq ft three bedroom cottage
  • Four car garage with workshop and store
  • Extensive grounds of 1.2 acres

A wonderful country home with an adjoining self contained annexe plus a further detached cottage in the grounds.

About this property

  • New Barn Farmhouse is a rare opportunity to combine generous family living with the opportunity to generate significant additional revenue from the ancillary accommodation. Located in a prime rural location on the northern edge of the beautiful Chew Valley and ideally place for those that require swift access to either Bath or Bristol, the farmhouse is set at the head of a long driveway and commands superb views to the rear over open countryside. The property is presented in excellent decorative order and the Farmhouse and Annexe benefit from recently installed hardwood windows.

    Approached via a delightful sheltered courtyard, a new glazed oak porch opens to a large and welcoming hallway from which all principal room radiate. There are two separate reception rooms, one of which features a pair of double doors that open into the kitchen/dining room and together provide excellent open plan space for entertaining large numbers of family and friends. The kitchen itself is traditionally fitted with an extensive range of solid timber cabinets and a particularly fine feature is the impressive stone fireplace with a cast iron wood burning stove. A side door leads to the boot room, utility and downstairs cloakroom. A further door leads to the side lobby which links through to the self contained annexe. Spanning the full width of the rear of the property is a lovely orangery, some 45' in length, fully heated and insulated and enjoying a very pleasant outlook over the south facing rear garden.

    All four first floor bedrooms are good doubles with a master en suite and a smartly appointed family bathroom. The two second floor bedrooms provide privacy and independence for guests or growing teenagers and they are serviced by an additional shower room with WC.

    The Annexe

    This is attached to the farmhouse but also benefits from access through a private side door which is a great plus both in terms of security and segregation from the main family accommodation. As currently arranged, the annexe also has its own area of private parking and a small garden. This annexe, with an open plan living/kitchen area and two good bedrooms has worked well for the current owners, allowing them to generate useful rental income.

    The Cottage

    Whilst many country homes offer ancillary accommodation it is certainly a rarity to offer a property with such a well designed and sensibly proportioned interior. The overall internal area is 1559 sq ft (144 sqm) which allows for a sizeable kitchen/dining room, a sitting room approaching 20' in length and a downstairs cloakroom. The first floor master bedroom is en suite and two further bedroom share a modern shower room.

    The Grounds

    The gardens at New Barn Farmhouse have been thoughtfully deigned to create a number of ‘outdoor rooms' to differentiate between entertaining terraces and lawns and more open play areas for children or pets. The cottage has its own private garden and behind the farmhouse, running down into the valley is a further paddock with beautiful views across the adjoining countryside. There is plenty of parking to the front on both properties with garaging and workshop space offering yet further potential for those seeking to create a substantial home office.

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Local information

  • Located on the edge of the Chew Valley just two and a half miles from the edge of Bristol and a short commute from Bath. The village is within close proximity to Chew Magna and the beautiful Valley lakes offering sailing, fishing, bird watching and wonderful countryside walks. Chew also offers a range of high street facilities including doctors, dentist and late shopping. Stanton Drew is a short distance away by car with its own historical stone circle. There are a number of excellent schools within the area with primary schools at Stanton Drew, Chew Magna and Pensford. Secondary schooling is found at Chew Valley School which is a thriving comprehensive and sixth form serving all the communities of the Chew Valley.

Additional information

  • Directions: NOTE: Sat Nav will not take you right to the house, please use the following directions. If approaching from the A37, travelling south from Bristol, pass through Whitchurch. Just beyond the turning to Queen Charlton on the left, take the next right into Norton Lane, passing Whitehall Garden Centre on the left hand side. Ignore the turning on the left to Gibbet Lane and continue onto Maesknoll Lane. New Barn Farmhouse is at the head of the long driveway on the left, beside the farm (look out for the 2 stone piers with small lion statues). If approaching from Chew Magna, proceed toward Stanton Drew on the B3130. Do not turn toward Stanton Drew but immediately after passing the former toll cottage on the right, turn left to Norton Malreward. Proceed through the village, passing the church on the right and at the next junction with Norton Lane/Maesknoll Lane, turn right. Continue along this lane until reaching the stone piers at the head of the long driveway on the right hand side. If you reach Gibbet Lane, you have gone too far!
  • EPC Exempt