A lovely semi detached four bedroom house in this desirable village, backing onto open fields and needing updating. It has a west facing garden with lovely rural views. Approx 1465 sq ft.
**Works to the garden (new shared septic tank), and a new property being built next door. Be aware that the garden is not in best condition whilst works are being carried out**
Smithy House is a semi-detached stone built house which is believed to date back to the late 1600s.
Smithy House was originally the Blacksmith’s House for the village and was last sold over 70 years ago. It is now in need of renovation and improvement. The main accommodation is on two floors and a further staircase leads up to a large attic space, which is completely unexploited, and has further accommodation potential.
Outside there is a large adjoining store room which could easily be converted into further accommodation.
There is currently planning permission in place to create a parking area at the lower end of the garden.
The village of Combe Hay sits in idyllic countryside just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Bath. Combe Hay is an old settlement, which in fact was listed in The Domesday Book in 1085. The canal and railway have come and gone but the valley and its people remain as an example of a surviving English village, it was even named as one of the most desirable villages in England by The Times. There is an excellent local pub, The Wheatsheaf, which is renowned for its outstanding food, wines and beers.
There are several good schools in the vicinity including Bathwick St Mary's Primary School, King Edward's, Monkton Combe, Prior Park College, Royal High and Kingswood. Bath University is accessible at the top of Bathwick Hill in Claverton Down, with its Olympic standard sporting facilities. Bath is a World Heritage city that is famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman origins and is positioned in the River Avon valley, close to the M4 (J18 10 miles). London Paddington is 90 minutes from Bath Spa station and with the upcoming electrification of the line will be a lot faster.
Leave Bath on the A367 (Wells Road/Wellsway). At the Odd Down Park and Ride roundabout take the first exit left and then immediately right, following the signpost to Combe Hay. On arriving at Combe Hay, turn left at the crossroads. Flowers Hill is the first turning on the left and Smithy House is the second dwelling on the left-hand side.
SERVICES: Mains Electricity and water. Private Drainage (joint septic tank with neighbouring cottage). Oil fired central heating.