5 Bed House - detached
Lock and Key independent estate agents are pleased to offer this beautiful detached Arts and Crafts period property, built by restoration architect, Harold Brakspear, for his own occupation in 1904. Brakspear was a renowned ecclesiastical architect, specialising in restoration. He worked on many local churches and country houses including St George’s Chapel, Windsor, for which the King awarded him the KCVO.
Including the main house and the outbuildings there is approx 4369 square foot and with many original period features, including stunning stained glass double doors opening into the drawing room, a Victorian cloakroom downstairs, fireplaces, two with Roman Mosaic Hearths salvaged by Sir Harold during his excavations on the site of a Roman Villa at Box. The staircase was imported from a nearby country house, as were the two fitted mahogany display cabinets in the drawing room – one of which ingeniously converts into a desk bureau.
On the ground floor there are three fabulous reception rooms comprising the drawing room, dining room and family room. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room with AGA, utility/boot room, pantry, two cloakrooms, a scullery and a store room. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and a bathroom and a shower room.
Externally the approach is through wooden gates and there are two driveways, one from Priory Street which is shared, and the second off the Bath Road which is private. There is ample parking for numerous vehicles, large mature and level plot totalling in approx 0.67 of an acre. There is a detached outbuilding, formerly stables and carriage shed which now comprises a double garage/car port, two workshops and a fun garden room. Interestingly there was planning permission for the “conversion of workshop and garage building to create an annex (accommodation ancillary to the main house)” under 17/10427/FUL which could be re-submitted creating ideal occupation for a multigenerational family. Viewing is strongly recommended.