7,558 sq ft(702.16 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000

ClavertonBath, BA2 7BG

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2019
  • Many architectural period details
  • Beautifully maintained landscaped gardens
  • Two bedroom annexe
  • Grade II listed

A handsome and historic former rectory with ancillary accommodation, set in a delightful village close to Bath.

About this property

  • Ground Floor
    Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Utility, Laundry Room, Games Room, 2 Cloakrooms

    First Floor
    Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and en suite Bathroom, 4 further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Study, Laundry Room

    Second Floor
    2 Bedrooms (one with shower area), Cloakroom, Eaves Storage

    Basement
    Cellar/Store, Workshop

    Rectory Cottage
    Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom

    Outside Space
    Gardens, Orchard, Outbuildings , Vegetable Garden with raised beds, Storage including Bike Store, Log Store and Recycling Store

    DESCRIPTION
    The Old Rectory is a most appealing and substantial village house, offering attractive elevations with large stone mullion windows and a trio of gables, the central one (curvilinear) in the Dutch style. The garden façade offers double storey bay windows on the principal house and complimentary gables on both of the property wings. Dating from the late 17th century the principal house and north wing (Rectory Cottage) was rebuilt and enlarged in 1852.

    A central two storey porch has a date stone over the wide plank front door. A long hall with its fine oak floor and staircase runs along the front elevation and provides access to all of the ground floor rooms. Internally the arrangement is superb. The property has been the subject of a meticulous programme of refurbishment, with all improvements having been implemented with considerable style and attention to detail, to make this property the perfect family home. Magnificent contemporary fixtures and furnishings perfectly complement the many architectural details typical of the period that lie within.

    The drawing room (with open fire), dining room and kitchen are large elegant rooms with fine views over the garden and across to the Limpley Stoke valley. There are fine architectural details with wooden floors, ceiling mouldings, panelled doors and original restored fireplaces.

    The ground floor games room features a log burning stove and comfortably accommodates a 3/4 length snooker table, while a second kitchen offers a concealed Sub-Zero freezer. The master bedroom en suite and ground floor guest cloakroom both benefit from luxurious Bisazza mosaic tiles. The presentation and appointment is excellent. There is a great deal of flexibility with the accommodation available.

    Rectory Cottage is a two bedroom self contained annexe. A gravel parking area with electronic gate makes parking easy and the large garden with established hedges and copse provides a lovely setting. At the front of the house two stone outbuildings provide useful storage. A pretty bothy in the rear garden could become a lovely garden or play room.

    OUTSIDE
    To the front of the property is a low stone wall to village lane with gate piers and pedestrian gate leading to front door. Further clipped yew hedge and formal lawn bordered by flagstone path running along the front elevation. There is pedestrian access to the Dower House and the former rectory wing and vehicular access to a gravel parking area and Rectory Cottage : A wide gravel walk runs along the rear elevation. A flagstone terrace along the Dower House. The rear gardens at The Old Rectory are stunning. There is mature woodland (with tree house) at the base of the garden giving privacy to the property. Beautifully maintained to an exceptional standard, the gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped. Areas of lawn are flanked by formal and informal planting. There are a wide variety of plants, shrubs and flowers as well as mature trees that provide privacy and seclusion. In addition there is a very pretty and productive kitchen garden.

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The interiors here are beautifully decorated with imaginative interior design.

Luke BradyProperty agent

Local information

  • Claverton is a historic manorial settlement and is close to the southern side of Bath. Situated between Claverton Manor and Warleigh Manor in undulating countryside the valley was the subject of landscaping and grand planning during the 17th and 18th centuries, the legacy of which is enjoyed today. Claverton has a village church and a bus service to Bath and Bradford on Avon.
  • The River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal run to the east of the village. Bath offers good schools with Monkton Combe, Prior Park and King Edwards all being within 2 miles of The Old Rectory. There are many leisure, cultural and educational facilities with 2 universities, a college and Kingswood School and The Royal High School. Bath Spa Station provides a mainline rail link to London Paddington (journey time approx 90 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time approx 15 mins). Junction 18 of the M4 motorway is about 11 miles to the north and Bristol International airport is some 22 miles to the north west.

Additional information

  • EPC Exempt