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image  Birchill Lane, BA11

image ££700,000 Offers over

image 3 Bedrooms
image 4 Receptions
image 1 Bathroom
image For Sale (Freehold)


 1920s Detached Family Home
 Total Renovation RequiredFour Reception Rooms
 Large Kitchen/Dining Room
 Three Double Bedrooms
 Large Gardens
 Swimming Pool
 Double Garage And Single Garage
 Outstanding Views
 Gated Driveway To The Front

Property Description

DESCRIPTION Situated on the edge of Frome on a quiet country lane, The White House enjoys the most incredible views across to Cley Hill and Longleat Estate. This intriguing, 1920s detached family home has been extended significantly and sits within extensive grounds including gardens, an outdoor swimming pool and garaging.

ACCOMMODATION The accommodation throughout the house is full of natural light with most of the rooms being either double or triple aspect. There are high ceilings which contribute to the feeling of space. In brief the accommodation offers a large lower ground floor room which has been used as a photography/film making space, accessed via a temporary ladder or three trap doors. On the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a fabulous triple aspect living room with wooden floors and doors on two sides onto the gardens in addition to a further three reception rooms. There are two sun rooms to the side of the house, one of which features a wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room is at the rear of the house and is complete with a range of wall and base units, a gas fired Aga and room for a table and chairs, with a utility space to the rear. There is also a downstairs w.c.

On the first floor the views towards Cley Hill and Longleat estate are tremendous. There is a light and airy landing that leads to three double bedrooms, the family bathroom and the separate w.c. There are opportunities to extend above some of the single storey extensions, subject of course to gaining the relevant planning permissions.

OUTSIDE The White House is approached along a country lane and via a private driveway with double gates bounded by stone pillars. There is parking for a number of vehicles and a large building to the side that currently includes a double garage, a single garage, a workshop and a room above. A second set of double gates lead down a very Grande and shallow set of steps to the house. There are gardens to the side and the rear that include a number of patio/seating area's, two lawns, an outdoor swimming pool with changing facilities below and an excellent sunken bbq/entertaining area that is sheltered from the weathers. The gardens are fully enclosed with low brick walls and glass balustrading above, maximising the views.

AGENTS NOTES The White House is believed to be in poor structural condition in areas and prospective purchasers are to take this into consideration when viewing the particulars. It is being sold as a project and has been valued with this in mind.

Cooper and Tanner are not permitting the attendance of any children on viewings due to the number of hazards at the property and the level of work required.

Cooper and Tanner would like also to inform prospective purchasers that representations have been presented to the council on behalf of the neighbouring land owners for future development.

LOCATION The property is located on the outskirts of Frome. Frome is a historic market town with many notable buildings and features the highest number of listed buildings in Somerset. Frome offers a range of shopping facilities, a sports centre, several cafés, a choice of pubs, local junior, middle and senior schools, several theatres and a cinema. Private schools are to be found in Wells, Bath, Warminster, Cranmore, Beckington, Glastonbury and Street. Communications are excellent with the A303 about 10 miles away and the M4 can be accessed at Bath. Mainline railway stations can be found at Westbury, Castle Cary and Bath, providing a London Paddington service and Warminster and Gillingham provide services to London Waterloo. Bristol airport is about 45 minutes away.

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