Beautifully presented Grade II listed country house with annexe offering scope for both rental and Airbnb, located M4, Junction 18 (3 miles) Bristol (14 miles) and Bath (13 miles).
West View House is located within a wonderfully convenient location, set on a small village lane in the historic South Gloucestershire village of Old Sodbury. The house is perfectly placed for those requiring swift access to Bath, Bristol and the M4/M5 motorway networks. From its elevated position, the house commands magnificent far reaching views over its adjoining paddock, across farmland to the distant Welsh hills on the horizon.
With a front elevation that dates to the early to mid 1700s, the heritage listing details the remodelling of the south elevation and extensions in the mid 19th century. As a former vicarage and guest house, the house offers reception and bedroom accommodation of superb proportion. During the course of the extensive restoration of the home, the current owners have been careful to protect and enhance the abundance of character features that include detailed ceiling cornice, working shutters and marble fireplace surrounds.
Approached via a sweeping carriage driveway, the house is tucked below the lane and surrounded by colourful and well tended landscaped grounds. A covered entrance porch on the south elevation opens to a generous reception hallway with fine Minton tiled floor with a total of three reception rooms on either side. Enjoying the afternoon and evening sun, the west facing sitting room and adjacent dining room have lovely views across the terrace, lawns and tennis court. The 24 ft living room, beautifully lit by the morning sun, features stripped and polished floorboards and a fireplace with wood burning stove. Modern day buyers of such country homes invariably seek a large, informal kitchen/dining space at the heart of the home. This fine example has been completely re-fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units, granite work surfaces and Aga stove, Belfast sink, a host of integrated appliances and has a pleasing outlook over the kitchen garden. A large utility/drying room links to the back door and the annexe beyond. The bedroom accommodation is arranged over the first and second floors. At first floor level there are five bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a home office, three of the bedrooms being en suite, in addition to the superb master suite with large bathroom and dedicated dressing room.
The second floor provides three bedrooms, two shower rooms, a bathroom, study and studio. The bedroom with private sitting or study area is perfect for an independent teenager or alternatively the whole of this floor would be ideal for children's use.
Located on the north side of the house, the ground floor annexe benefits from independent access and it is understood that the whole of this has been let out in the past generating useful secondary income. It is currently part of the main house with a kitchenette, bathroom and three rooms, one of which is used as a large home gym area.
Set adjacent to the secondary driveway entrance, The Hayloft is a detached former coach house. This was let to a financial services company at the time of our visit but notice has been served and this stylishly presented stone building offers potential for residential use, subject to the necessary planning consents. It is worth noting that this is a very smart and comfortable conversion, well decorated, bright and enhanced by the retention of character detail such as elements of the original stable stalls.
The gardens, grounds and outbuildings
A new 3 bay garage built by the current owners provides plenty of parking in addition to the wide area at the front of the house. Subsequent owners may find yet further potential in conversion of the old single storey stone outbuilding that was formerly a chicken house. The ornamental gardens have been thoughtfully landscaped to include a welcome mix of colourful well stocked borders, mature evergreen and deciduous trees, productive vegetable garden and wide areas of lawn. The smart, modern tennis court is perfectly placed, discreetly tucked beneath the formal lawn area with adjacent tall hedging providing shelter. The west paddock extends to circa 4.7 acres and has two separate entrances from the road.
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A wonderful opportunity to combine family living with generation of income from rental of the detached annexe or to have a splendid home office set up within the grounds.David Wild