A striking and creative restoration of a charming historic home with terrific eco credentials set in beautiful six acre grounds.
The timeline from the original Naish estate can be traced back to 1327 and having passed through a series of noteworthy owners including wealthy Bristol merchants, clergymen, bankers and lawyers, the estate was finally broken up in 1921. The current owners purchased Little Naish in 2012, which was by then a partially derelict and uninhabited development opportunity and set about a major restoration project adding a stylish and contemporary glazed wing to the Grade II listed two storey tower from which magnificent panoramic views can be enjoyed.
One of the major benefits of undertaking such a comprehensive remodelling is the ability to incorporate into the fabric of the build the very latest in sustainability and eco design. In this instance, the property is heated by an extremely efficient ground source heat with a full heat recovery system. There is underfloor heating throughout, solar panels, low energy lighting, a water softener for the whole property and for peace of mind, a full security system with maintained alarm and CCTV.
Little Naish is approached via a very long private driveway that passes by the eco field and paddocks to the car barn and parking area for numerous vehicles. The property itself is set within the inner walled garden which is a truly special and delightfully sheltered area, all of which has been beautifully landscaped and planted with an extensive range of flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, orchard and kitchen garden.
A bright and welcoming entrance hall features an elegant large format stone floor with ground floor cloakroom and a sliding door to a useful cloaks cupboard, housing the manifold for the underfloor central heating system and security system. Set off the hall are two spacious ground floor bedrooms, the master with large wet room and a guest suite with en suite bathroom with a combined shower/bath. The charming drawing room sits within the original period part of the home enjoying a triple aspect with stone mullion windows overlooking the delightful walled gardens. A wood burning stove is set within the chimney breast. To the rear of the drawing room is a most pleasant through study which is fully glazed on one side with doors to the grounds.
The modern extension that houses the kitchen is a key part of the property, flooded with natural light and providing Little Naish with a dramatic, contemporary dimension. This features Miele appliances, ceramic hob, twin built in ovens and an integrated microwave. There is also an integrated fridge/freezer unit and bespoke larder unit with an expanse of deep set granite work surfaces. Between the study and kitchen lies a useful utility area with three steps down to a semi-vaulted wine store. A lovely winding staircase leads up the tower to two further en suite bedrooms, creating a unique and very special feature perfect for those with teenagers appreciative of the independence and unique character. From the tower, wonderful views across the grounds to countryside beyond are to be enjoyed.
Set off the entrance courtyard a boot room also housing the meters for the solar panels. Adjoining games room. Separate plant room with ground source heat pump with pressure vessels and water supplies and whole house water softener. Set between the two buildings is a covered store for ride on lawn mowers and ancillary garden equipment. Further outside bothies provide terrific workshop space and in conjunction with the other buildings great potential for conversion to annexe or office accommodation. A further covered area for garden machinery and logs. This area pre-dates the house and is believed to be circa 17th century. A high pitched car barn with adjacent stabling is set off the entrance paddocks
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A magnificent blend of old and new with stable and paddocks. The perfect country retreat.David Wild