- Fine Victorian period detail
- Flexible accommodation over 4 floors
- Outstanding views to the rear
- Sweeping driveway with double garage
- Well placed for independent schools
- Beautiful gardens
- EPC Rating = F
A fine Italianate Victorian detached family home nestled on Lansdown's popular Northern slopes, benefiting from ample parking, private gardens and far reaching westerly views.
Occupying one of Lansdown's premium positions, Warberry Lodge is poised between town and country. It has unspoilt, far-reaching views to the rear over the city and Newton St Loe beyond and offers immediate access into the heart of Bath. Bath is a World Heritage City and enjoys international acclaim for its fine classical architecture and Roman heritage. The city offers a wide variety of restaurants and shops and is home to the Thermae Spa and Cross Baths.
There are many well-regarded schools in the local area including St. Stephens Primary School, Kingswood School and The Royal High School. Bath also has excellent sporting events with Lansdown Racecourse to the north and premier division rugby at 'The Rec' in the city.
Lansdown is well situated for commuting. The M4 (Junction 18) is 9 miles north, with both the M5 (for the Midlands) and the M32 (for the south and west) easily accessed. Bristol is around 12 miles west. London is approximately 100 miles from this junction with access into Heathrow. Bath Spa station has a mainline link to London Paddington from 85 minutes. Bristol International Airport, offering an increasing range of domestic and international routes, is about 30 miles to the west.
Warberry Lodge is fine example of a detached Italianate Victorian townhouse built circa 1852. Situated in beautiful gardens and grounds, the property benefits from the most magnificent views to the rear over Bath and the countryside beyond. This robust family home is built with stone elevations beneath a tiled roof and offers in excess of 5,800 sq ft of accommodation arranged over 4 floors. The layout is ideal for families, with living space over the ground and gardens floors and bedrooms and bathrooms to the upper floors.
The property enjoys the benefit of a large and welcoming entrance hall with double doors leading through to the inner hallway with its impressive central staircase and atrium canopy roof light. There is a drawing room with three tall sash windows, each allowing access to the wide balcony with impressive views and access via a spiral staircase to the garden. Additionally there is a feature fireplace, tall corniced ceiling and recessing double doors through to the dining room. The dining room boasts a stripped wooden floor, feature fireplace and tall sash windows leading to the balcony. A door to the rear of this room leads to the studio with its triple aspect offering wonderful levels of natural light. Also off the hallway is a family room with feature fireplace and access to the boiler room.
On the garden level is a kitchen/breakfast room complete with a range of bespoke hand built cupboards and drawers complemented by granite work surfaces and an island unit. There is also a further less formal dining room with wine store, gym, store rooms and home office/study, which has a utility leading off and a secondary staircase leading back up to the studio. To the upper floors are the master bedroom with its stylish en-suite bathroom complete with separate shower and separate dressing room, a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 4 further double bedrooms and family bathroom. There are cloakrooms to the half landings and on the garden level as well as a large useful lining cupboard to the upper floor.
The property is accessed via a stone pillared entrance, which in turn leads to a large gravel driveway and parking area. This also leads to a double garage with electric up and over door. A secondary driveway leads to gates at the side of the house as well as providing access to a neighbouring property. The front grounds are private and enclosed with established raised beds, which are home to a number of shrubs and trees.
The private rear gardens offer a large lawn area surrounded by established flower beds and specimen trees. There are beautiful box hedges, pleached trees, magnificent yew tree and wonderful climbing roses. Immediately off the back of the house is a large flagstone terrace which is south westerly facing with views over Bath and the surrounding countryside – leading off the kitchen, this is an ideal area for al fresco dining. From the garden there is a large and useful storage room/garden workshop and steps up to the garage. Additionally to the rear is a pair of wooden agates which provide access to a hard standing to the side of the drive, which is a good space for a trailer or small vehicle.
Square Footage: 5839 sq ft
Acreage: 0.53 Acres
Leave Bath city centre via the Lansdown Road in the direction of Bath Race Course. Proceed up the hill forking left at St Stephens Church, where the property can be found a little way along on the left hand side just before the Sion Road turning.
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