DESCRIPTION Set in an elevated position on the outskirts of the village of Haydon, this well-proportioned mid-18th century family home offers spacious accommodation, arranged over three floors. Located in the courtyard a period former cow byre has planning consent to convert into a spacious four-bedroom, single storey dwelling making this property ideal for extended families, two families 'coming together', letting or holiday income or, indeed, sell off as is or developed. The house benefits from light rooms with high ceilings and period features; including flagstone floors, stone mullion windows, exposed beams and fireplaces. The gardens are a good size and enjoy countryside views. There is also consent for an annexe providing a playroom, gym and two bedrooms with en-suites in outbuildings that adjoin the main house.
THE ACCOMMODATION The house benefits from light rooms with high ceilings and period features; including flagstone floors, stone mullion windows, exposed beams and fireplaces. The gardens are a good size and enjoy countryside views. There is also consent for an annexe providing a playroom, gym and two bedrooms with en-suites in outbuildings that adjoin the main house.
The main house has been tastefully updated to enhance the period features and the accommodation is spacious and well appointed. A wooden front door leads into the reception hall with flagstone floors and a fireplace. The drawing room has a bay window with fine views, doors into the garden and a 'Jetmaster' fire inset into a fireplace. The kitchen has a range of wall and floor cabinets, a Belfast sink, 'Aga' and flagstone floors. The dining room enjoys views over the gardens and has stone mullion windows and a rear staircase to the first floor. There is also a downstairs cloakroom, rear entrance hall and a utility area with access to the gardens and courtyard.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms and a family bathroom.
On the second floor there two further bedrooms and an en-suite shower room.
OUTSIDE The gardens are well stocked, mature and private and are enclosed by an old stone wall with an open aspect. There is an outside dining area with patio, greenhouse and shrub beds with some fruit trees and lovely level lawns.
THE BARN The former cow byre is a stone-built barn with exposed beams, power and light and measures 5.44m x 17.45m. Consent has been granted for a four-bedroom single storey barn conversion with well-appointed living space with a garage, garden and parking.
LOCATION Haydon is a small village close to Kilmersdon famous for the nursery rhyme 'Jack & Jill' and was built in the nineteenth century to house miners from the local pit which closed in 1973. Kilmersdon has a village pub the Jolliffe Arms, a church and a primary school. Babington House is about 3 miles away and the World Heritage city of Bath, with its Roman heritage and Georgian architecture, is about 10 miles away. Bath has a variety of cultural, leisure, sports and shopping facilities.
There is a mainline rail link to London Paddington (journey time approx. 90 mins) and Bristol Temple Meads (journey time approx.15 mins). Junction 18 of the M4 is approximately 20 miles away. Schooling in the area is good with local primary schools and Writhlington senior school, and nearby independent schools include Downside, All Hallows Preparatory School, Wells Cathedral School and others in Bath.