- Detached Converted Barn
- Farmhouse Style Kitchen
- Two reception Rooms
- Four bedrooms and a family Bathroom
- Barns, Workshops, Gym/Games Room, Garaging
- Potential To Create Self Contained Annexe
- Beautiful Private Lake with Boathouse and Lodge
- EPC Rating = D
A lakeside home of wonderful, individual character.
Paddock Barn is situated in the heart of this quiet hamlet in the South Gloucestershire village of Siston. The parish itself, recorded historically as Syston, is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and consists of a number of cottages and farms centered around St Annes Church which has been on the site for a thousand years and was built on the site of a Celtic temple. As a designated conservation area since 1989, the village and environs have statutory protection from over development and is a wonderful rural idyll, yet just 5 miles from the M4, 6 miles from Bristol Parkway Train Station with its direct line to London Paddington and virtually equidistant from the centre of both Bath and Bristol. There is a wide choice of schooling in both state and independent sectors nearby, the latter to include the highly regarded Kingswood School at Lansdown in Bath, Badminton School and private schooling in Bristol City Centre to include Clifton College, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Bristol Grammar School
Located in a truly idyllic setting, adjacent to an exceptionally pretty private lake with its own bespoke boat house and lodge, Paddock Barn and the extensive outbuildings were purchased by the current owners some 20 years ago and has been transformed in to a truly remarkable home of great character. Approached via a gated entrance, a newly laid, bonded gravel drive sweeps past the front of the house through an attractive front courtyard to a very large parking area with space for many vehicles. The stone built barn is of a surprisingly generous proportion with accommodation predominantly on one level and great scope to create further accommodation in the next door barns.
The farmhouse style kitchen is a wonderful feature of the home, open high to the timber rafters with substantial exposed oak beams, walk in pantry, gas fired Aga and a Belfast sink that sits within rustic style hand built units. Leading off the kitchen/breakfast room is an inner hallway and quarry tiled rear lobby and doorway to a sheltered flagstone terrace overhung with a productive grape vine and capturing the sun from the morning through most of the day. The family room/snug is a lovely informal area for entertaining family and friends with a substantial fireplace with wood burning stove at one end and at the other, a charming, intimate bar area. The sitting room is of a lovely size with an inglenook fireplace creating a fine focal point and windows on three sides, one of which commands magnificent views across the adjoining lake.
The family bedrooms occupy an entirely dedicated wing of the house with a stunning master suite. This features an open vaulted ceiling and windows running the full width allowing the room to be bathed in natural sunlight. There is a walk-in dressing room at the far end and the family bathroom sits between the master and third bedroom, with a steel bath, period style sanityware and separate shower with rain head shower. In total, there are three bedrooms within this wing. Much of the charm of Paddock Barn is in its quirky and individual layout, none less so than the guest suite that has been created at mezzanine level and accessed from a its own staircase above the family room.
Overall the barn is set in grounds of some 1.55 acres with fully enclosed level lawn to the rear and further lawns and a sun terraces to the front. Currently used as a gym and useful storage, a two room barn offers wonderful potential subject to planning to convert into home office or further annexe accommodation. A further corrugated open French barn is perfect workshop and storage space for those seeking to fully embrace the country lifestyle that this smallholding offers. A block built tractor barn is set just to the rear of this building which open to a very sheltered and private kitchen garden, a large timber goose barn and a drive and pathway that leads around the lake to the boat house and lake house. The lodge has been lovingly crafted with a substantial oak frame and gives the impression of having been in situ for as long as the barn itself. Fully glazed on one side with doors that open on to the large jetty, the lake house features an enormous cast iron barbeque oven set within a brick built chimney breast and is fully plumbed with Belfast sink in one corner.
Photographs taken June 2017
Square Footage: 2423 sq ft
Acreage: 1.55 Acres
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