Living room • Kitchen • Garden room • Three double bedrooms • Family bathroom • Shower room
Detached garage/annexe with shower room
Originally called Lower Lodge, the property was designed by the renowned architect John Wood the Elder and built in around 1742, at the start of the Georgian architectural era. It was built at the north end of the original main carriage drive to Prior Park.
The property is constructed of fine limestone ashlar elevations under a pitched slate roof with later additions to the rear. Internally, large rooms with high ceilings present accommodation on three floors, connected by a wonderful curved stone staircase. Throughout the property are a wealth of period features, including open fireplaces, stone mullion windows, detailed architectural features to the exterior and of particular note the top bedroom with its vaulted and arched ceiling.
The property is presented in very good order throughout, having been recently modernised with excellent kitchen and bathroom fittings. The large kitchen opens to the rear onto a large walled garden with lovely views across to Widcombe Manor. At the bottom of the garden is a large double garage that has been converted into a superb annexe with two parking spaces to the front.
The position here is excellent, being between Widcombe and Prior Park, within walking distance of the Widcombe parade with numerous shops and facilities to include a doctor's surgery, pharmacy, delicatessen, CO-OP store, pubs and restaurants. A short distance away is the popular Prior Park Garden centre with tea rooms and schools nearby are excellent, namely The Paragon, Prior Park, King Edwards, Widcombe Primary, Ralph Allen and Beechen Cliff all in close proximity.
Half a mile away is the city centre of Bath with its excellent shopping, cultural, leisure and sporting facilities as well as Bath Spa Station with main line access to Bristol (15mins) and London Paddington (presently from 90 minutes – soon to be quicker with the electrification of the line). The outlook from the property is lovely, overlooking Widcombe Manor and its pretty neighbouring church and having lovely walks and scenery on your doorstep.
Services: All mains services are connected
Planning: Grade II listed
Directions to BA2 5AJ: From Widcombe Parade proceed south along Prior Park Road. Pass the garden centre on the left and the after a bend to the left the property is located on the left hand side with parking access of Church Street, Widcombe.
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