Lipyeate House is a handsome Grade II listed seven-bedroom property in the hamlet of Lipyeate, just twelve miles from Bath. The property itself was a traditional Somerset farmhouse which was then extended in the Regency period to provide a Bath stone wing of good rooms with high ceilings and sash windows with an elegant mahogany staircase.
The house has a surviving medieval doorway, a stone-lined reservoir providing a private water supply, and underground passages emerging in nearby woodland.
Accommodation is spread over three floors and the ground floor houses the drawing room, library, boot room, dining room, kitchen, cloakroom, and stone steps down to the cellars. The first floor has five bedrooms (two en suite) and a family bathroom and the second floor has a large bedroom/nursery plus two further attic rooms currently used as studies.
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To the front of the house are extensive lawns flanked by mature trees and to the west is a lovely large walled garden with more than 50 varieties of rose; there are also seasonal vegetable beds and fruits including blueberries and rhubarb. Outside the walls is an orchard carpeted by daffodils in the spring and which provides apples, pears, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, quince and medlar, plus a raspberry cage and a greenhouse.
The house also comes with its former Coach House which has been renovated to a very high standard which overlooks the walled outdoor swimming pool.
Lipyeate House is located in an extremely pretty part of Somerset and nearby villages provide all the necessary amenities including a very good primary school. Babington House is just a mile away. Bath is just 12 miles and Bristol Airport is half an hour’s drive.
The guide price is £1,750,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01225 325999 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.
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