8 bedroom detached house for sale
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- 8 bedrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- 7 bathrooms
- 125.37 acres
The main house is approached through impressive stone pillars leading into a magnificent mature beech avenue. Surrounded by mature plants, accessed through its own gated drive, the property sits in a private position within immaculately maintained gardens and grounds amongst the pastureland. Grade II Listed and built in 1907 to a design by the renowned country house architect, Sir Guy Dawber, The Grange enjoys far reaching views towards the Avon Valley and Salisbury Plain. The well proportioned accommodation includes five reception rooms and eight bedrooms (including the study). With many of the rooms enjoying an excellent southerly aspect.
In addition to the Grange there is a substantial amount of additional residential accommodation provided by seven cottages. The cottages are situated in the centre of the estate and are accessible from the main house whilst maintaining privacy through their own access. A number of the properties are currently either occupied on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) or in connection with the Grange.
The land extends to, in all, 125.37 acres, consisting of a mix of woodland, pasture and gardens. The well drained pasture is divided into good sized paddocks by post and rail fencing and stone walls. The soils are a mixture of Cotswold brash and loam, ideal for stock grazing. The significant block of woodland has excellent access providing a network of tracks for either walks or hacking and biomass potential. The woodland is actively managed with an ongoing programme of felling, thinning and replanting.
Conkwell Grange is situated in an elevated position providing an excellent vista from the main house and commanding views over the surrounding countryside. Despite its privacy and tranquillity the estate is only 5 miles from the historic Spa City of Bath. Bradford-on-Avon is about 3 miles to the east and provides excellent day to day amenities and facilities. The area is renowned for the quality of its private schooling facilities. Boys, girls and mixed private schools are found at Prior Park College, Stonar, Monkton Combe, The Royal High School for Girls, Kingswood and King Edward's School in Bath. Further afield but within easy reach are Badminton, Downside, Marlborough, Millfield and St Mary's in Calne. Bath University is now ranked in the top ten in the country by the Sunday Times.
The City of Bath with its world-famous Roman Baths and Georgian architecture is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides first class shopping, educational and leisure facilities. Bath is a cultural hub in the region and boasts a number of renowned venues including the Theatre Royal, the notable Holburne Museum, the Victoria Art Gallery (recently refurbished and expanded), and the Assembly Rooms amongst many others. It also hosts the annual Bath Festival in early summer and the popular Mozartfest in the autumn. There are a huge range of sporting opportunities nearby including polo at The Beaufort Club and Cirencester Park, national and international rugby at Bath, Bristol and Gloucester. Horse racing is available at Bath, Cheltenham, Wincanton and Chepstow, fishing and canoeing on the River Avon, River Kennet and the Avon Canal.
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