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£1,600,000 guide price

5 bedroom character property for sale

Mill Lane, Bitton, Bristol, BS30

£1,600,000 guide price

5 bedroom character property for sale

Mill Lane, Bitton, Bristol, BS30

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Property features

  • Drawing room, dining room and morning room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room and Back kitchen
  • Study, office and billiard room
  • Master bedroom with jack and jill en suite bathroom
  • four further bedrooms, one of which has a dressing room/nursery
  • Cellar
  • Two bedroom annexe
  • Coach House, stable, tack room and garage
  • Formal gardens and pasture extending to approx 11.4 acres
  • EPC Exempt

Property description

A classical Grade II Listed country villa enjoying an outstanding panorama

Location

Communications are excellent with Bristol and Bath offering mainline high speed rail links (Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway stations) to London, the West Country, Midlands and South Wales. Both Bristol and Bath offer extensive leisure, sporting, arts and recreational facilities. Educational opportunities within Bristol include Clifton College, Bristol Grammar School, Badminton School, Clifton High School, QEH and Colston's School and in Bath, Kingswood School, Prior Park, King Edward and Monkton Combe slightly further afield. Westonbirt is to the north and the Somerset schools of Wells Cathedral, Downside, Bruton and Millfield are accessible to the south. Bath, a world heritage city is renowned for it's Georgian architecture, the historic Spa, shopping and the arts. Bristol's commercial centre offers diversity with many retail outlets, bars, restaurants and the ever changing face of its waterfront.

Description

An outstanding country house Grade II Listed and constructed in the Georgian style in 1863. Bitton Hill House has been in the same ownership since the mid 1960's and has been a much loved family home. Strategically placed on a southerly escarpment, Bitton Hill House enjoys advantageous views over the Golden Valley and the Kelston Round Hill whilst the River Boyd passes below.

A fine family home, the property offers traditional living with principal rooms centred around the reception hall and a fabulous cantilever staircase. There are bedrooms and suites, an annexe and a range of outbuildings which are adaptable and offer scope for refurbishment and other prospects subject to the necessary consents. The formal gardens were rich in flora and included Espaliers and Privet hedges. Opportunities still abound to recreate a wonderful Victorian garden. Whilst the swimming pool is a later addition, it occupies an elevated position and enjoys optimum sunlight. The former tennis court could be reinstated and the adjoining pasture which extends to 11.4 acres is big enough to accommodate a variety of livestock.

Bitton Hill House is constructed from pennant stone with free stone windows, mullions and dressings and enjoys a sunny orientation and the aforementioned views. Grounds are predominantly level with the outbuildings adjacent to the house and these are situated around the cobbled yard.

The reception hall is the central axis with reception rooms lying directly off. The drawing room has a full length bay overlooking the garden and grounds and has a south easterly orientation. Adjacent are the morning and dining rooms, the latter has casement windows overlooking the side gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room is large and functional with an Aga and beyond there is the back kitchen, staircase to the annexe, a butler's pantry and cloakroom. Further principal rooms include the study, the former estate managers office and a billiard room. The first floor includes an annexe for a dependent relative, au pair or housekeeper. Within the main body of the house there are five bedrooms, the master bedroom has the benefit of an en suite facility. There is a guest suite and the third bedroom has a dressing room or nursery adjacent. There are other sundry outbuildings allied to the house as well as a large cellar.

Square Footage: 9853 sq ft
Acreage: 11.4 Acres

Directions

Mileages
Bristol = 7.9 miles
Bath = 6.3 miles
M4 (junction 18) = 8.8 miles
Bath spa station = 6.3 miles
Bristol Airport = 13.8 miles

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