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Old Lane, Farmborough Guide Price £1,495,000

  • Outstanding design led properties
  • Small development of individual houses
  • High spec technology and energy efficient
  • Approx 7 miles from Bath

1 Brook View

A unique small development of design lead individual properties set in a rural location near the beautiful city of Bath.

This development offers a choice of home for every need, No. 3 single storey living for those later in life - No's. 5 & 6 Inter-generational living - No. 2 contains everything the modern family could possibly need - No’s. 4 & 7 for Netflix followers etc - No. 8 the young executive’s dream home with wonderful views and high-tech fit out.

Plot 1 is a light filled property facing south and has been carefully positioned to align with views over open countryside. As would be expected with such innovative property they are high tech, light filled, spacious and energy efficient. 
Externally the craftsmanship is exemplary. A highlight are the long thin fine concrete bricks that add texture to the walls and the crispness of the little crenellations along the top is evidence of the very high standard of design and construction. In addition, the perfectly aligned wood cladding demonstrates attention to detail the fact that the materials are in different colours provides individuality to the houses.

Architects Hadfield-Noblin have ensured that luxurious fixtures and fittings are evident throughout the house to compliment the striking exteriors. Wall and floor tiles, and sanitary ware have been sourced from Italy; the French designed kitchens (Schmidt) come from Germany, Miele appliances, a Quooker tap and the triple glazed windows are from Denmark. 

A main feature of this stunning property is the stunning open plan kitchen, dining, sitting room with double of doors leading out to the garden with open views through the floor to ceiling glazed walls overlooking the south facing valley. Plot 1 is arranged over the ground and lower ground floors with its spectacular kitchen/open plan living dining area, flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows with adjoining pantry and utility room. The kitchen in fully fitted with Miele equipment and a magnificent quartz island centrepiece. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with shower and stand alone bath and twin basins. There is a further double bedroom with ensuite shower room which has been wired for conversion to a home cinema or gym/office. On the ground floor there are three double bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms as well as a separate cloakroom. Off to the right of the entrance hall is the home office/study. Unusually for a new built house these houses have plenty of storage as well as a useful utility room with an external door. All the bedrooms are designed to accommodate one wall of fitted wardrobes. This house also benefits from state of the art, high-tech features that complement an exclusive and luxurious living environment. These include “Smart Home” and “customisable remote” technology, CAT 6 wiring, and surround sound systems. Fibre Optic broadband is connected with speeds of 200-300Mb per second subject to tariff chosen by the individual owner. There is a double garage with electric overhead doors and is wired for an electric charging point to accommodate a hybrid or electric vehicle with additional parking for three cars. 
The house has a top of the range heat recovery and ventilation system provides clean air throughout the house, heat and hot water are provided by solar voltaic panels and a gas underfloor heating system provides warmth underfoot throughout the property. Mood lighting and an automated climate control system enables individual room settings to suit individual tastes. 

There is an additional detached building known as the Undercroft of approx. 37sqm which could be have multiple uses as a children’s den, games room, gym or additional office space.

Outside there is 1.5 acre field, that borders the brook, and has been sown as a wild flower meadow, a quarter of which is sown as meadow grass so could be used for a pony. There is a footpath that leads to further parking at the bottom of the field. 

The house has a security surveillance system that can be controlled and accessed anywhere via a computer or smartphone. Video surveillance, discreet security via domed cameras, intercom systems and external bullet security cameras would offer a high level of protection and convenience to the new owner. 
Farmborough is a vibrant and lively village.  There are many useful local amenities, such as the community village store in the Memorial Hall, sports clubs, tennis and basketball courts, a garage and two local pubs.  More detailed information about upcoming community events, for example about the popular annual fireworks display, can be found on the village website 
The renowned hotel restaurant “The Pig – Near Bath” is just over a mile away in the nearby village of Hunstrete.

Situated just over 7 miles to the south west of the World Heritage City of Bath, the houses are within easy reach of city life for shopping, theatres, sporting and leisure facilities and it is only 8 miles to Babington House, Soho House’s Country outpost.  Farmborough is also conveniently located for the nearby City of Bristol and also Bristol Airport which is approximately a 30 minute drive. 

Farmborough is also ideally situated for lovers of country life too.  The Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes are very close for fishing and sailing and the nearby Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, are great for golf and walking.  

Bus services stop within the village and good road routes from here are available down to the M5 and up to the M4 via Bristol or Bath. 

The nearest railway stations are Keynsham which provides connections to Bristol, and Bath Spa which offers onward connections through to London Paddington (from 85 mins, although proposed to be just over an hour when the electrification of the line is completed) and the north and the west.

There are excellent local state schools; Farmborough Primary School is ranked “Outstanding” by Ofsted and there is a bus service to the secondary school Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton which is rated “Good” by Ofsted.  Writhlington Academy is also nearby. 

There are excellent independent schools nearby including King Edwards, Prior Park, The Royal High, Monkton Combe and Kingswood in Bath, and Clifton College and Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol.  A little further afield are Sidcot, Wells Cathedral School in Wells, Millfield Prep in Glastonbury and Millfield Senior School in Street.

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From Bath take A39 South. As you enter Farmborough you will see the New Inn on the left hand side, soon after take the second left after the pub (go slowly as Old Lane is a small road). Brookview is found immediately on the right hand side.
Going North on A39 Old Lane is the first right after the crossroads that is signposted Hunstrete. BA2 0BW


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Old Lane
Farmborough BA2 0BW
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000043

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Old Lane
Farmborough BA2 0BW
County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000043
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