Postcode: BA2 9EG
County: Bath And North East Somerset
Sale Type: Sold
Property SummaryRural idyll very close to Bath.
Swallowdale is a delightful period family house, conveniently situated in the pretty village of Priston, 4 miles South West of Bath.
Dating back to the 1700’s and extended in the 1970’s and again in recent years, Swallowsdale is a delightful family house comprising of four bedrooms and two reception rooms. Built of traditional stone and featuring attractive mullion windows, it is approached through a main gate and a pretty garden at the front of the property. The ground floor comprises, a hallway, a living room, an office/playroom, a large light filled kitchen diner, utility area and WC and master bedroom with ensuite shower room. The kitchen features a traditional ‘Belfast sink’, fitted cupboards, attractive wooden worktops and wooden floors. The sitting room was recently added and is light and airy and has double doors leading directly to a pretty decking area ideal for summer BBQs. It is linked to the kitchen via an atrium/garden room that has lovely views of the garden.
Upstairs, there are three double bedrooms, and a family bathroom. All the rooms have lovely views of the surrounding countryside and the village. The property benefits from the installation of optical fibre giving internet download speeds of up to 40 Mbps, ideal for working from home!
To the rear of the house, is a good sized well-tended garden with mixture of mature shrubs and newly planted hedging Hornbeam and recently planted Hydrangeas, vine and fruit trees. There is a separate orchard currently housing rare breed ducks and Orpington chickens. At the end of the garden is a stile giving access to the fields beyond and uninterrupted views towards Bath.
At the front of the property there is off street parking for up to two cars.
Village life is vibrant and there is a sense of community spirit – there is a village green, a fair in May, a music festival in September, and a good, quiet, local pub. The village hall is a hive of activity, particularly on Saturday mornings (coffee and bacon sandwiches) and there is a strong local family community- The lack of traffic allows for an unusually free environment for children to roam freely. Most of the surrounding land is Duchy land so is well kept and can’t be built on.
Priston is a popular village, superbly located just four miles from Bath.
From Bath, you approach the village via the A367 that runs into the B3115. Country lanes allow for easy access to Bath avoiding rush hour traffic.
There are excellent local state and independent schools including King Edwards, Prior Park, Monkton Combe and Kingswood. A village bus is available to take children to the local primary school in Marksbury.
For nearby facilities, Timsbury is only a five-minute drive and has a surgery, post office, pharmacy and primary school as well as four churches, two pubs, two general convenience stores, a garage, two hairdressers.
For further shopping and recreational activities, Bath is on the doorstep and Bristol, Wells and Frome, are all within approx half an hour’s drive. Babington house is only 13 minutes away. The M4 provides a direct route to London and there is a mainline rail service (15 minutes away) from Bath Spa to London Paddington (approx. 1.5 hrs). Bristol airport (approx 30 mins drive) offers connections within the UK, Europe and beyond.
Mains water, Electricity, Oil fired central heating
Fixtures and Fittings. To be discussed
Council tax band
Bath and North East Somerset telephone 01225 477000
Approaching from the south side of bath on the A367 and the B3115, turn off where signposted Priston. Once in the Village you will find Swallowdale opposite the Village Green.
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- Attractive period property with contemporary addition
- Four bedrooms- one is on the ground floor with ensuite shower room
- Two reception rooms & open plan kitchen/diner
- Two bathrooms & WC
- Stunning views
- Off street parking
- Peaceful and quiet location
- Beautiful garden
- Quick Access to Bath and Bristol
- Very pretty village with pub.
- Very good broadband excellent for working from home
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