4 Bedrooms | Detached House

Longsplatt, Kingsdown, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

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Beautifully designed and unique detached home of excellent proportion

Glorious far reaching views across the valley at the front

Sweeping private driveway and double garage

Wonderful landscaped gardens at front and rear

Peaceful rural position very close to Bath, Corsham, and Bradford on Avon

Superb quad-aspect kitchen with separate utility room and doors to garden

25' sitting room with wood burning stove and separate 33' drawing room with working fireplace and doors to garden

Stunning galleried landing with plenty of study space and a perfectly positioned seating area

Large main bedroom with spacious dressing room and generous en-suite

Two further double bedrooms plus a guest wing with en suite and lovely views from the floor to ceiling window


An architecturally wonderful and notably handsome detached dwelling offering over 3500 square feet of incredibly well designed accommodation spanning two storeys. Situated within a lovely level plot enjoying stunning rural views, the property comes complete with a double garage and driveway.

The Retreat, by the very nature of the name, exists as the perfect secluded residence in which to relax and escape the madding crowds, whilst at the same time offering easy access to Bath, Bradford on Avon, and Corsham. With rooms of extremely generous proportions, this property has been lovingly and tastefully extended and improved by the current owners over a period of four decades, to provide what can now be considered to be a very rare find on the market. Approached via a private sweeping driveway that provides plenty of parking as well as access to the double garage, this level and sizeable plot is perched in an ideal position, allowing occupiers of the property to enjoy breath-taking and far reaching views across the quintessentially English rolling countryside.

The ground floor of this home offers a variety of large reception rooms that could fit a range of different purposes. Currently, the light and airy entrance hall leads into a stylish hand-made kitchen / dining room which benefits from a bright dual-aspect, further aided by the additional roof windows featured in the tall vaulted ceilings, as well as the clear glass bi-fold doors that lead directly out onto the garden. This fully fitted and sociable kitchen / dining room also provides access to the separate utility room and handy cloakroom / W.C. To the right hand side of this room, a separate 'guest wing' can be found, providing space for a large double bedroom that comes with its own en suite shower room. Guests can wake in the morning to be welcomed by the glorious view at the front, thanks to the gorgeous 'A-frame' window that takes full advantage of the dramatic surroundings. On the other side of the kitchen / dining room, a large 34' sitting room continues the theme of light and space, boasting another vaulted ceiling with roof windows and two pairs of double doors that lead out to the garden, in addition to a commanding fireplace that is home to a working wood-burning stove. Across from this, a separate formal sitting room of similar proportion can be found, also featuring a working wood-burning stove and vaulted ceilings.
A sizeable bathroom can be found adjacent to this, showcasing 'his and hers' sinks further to a large shower cubicle, a separate bath, and a heated towel. Two of the double bedrooms are located in the left-most part of the property, one of which boasts a sizeable dressing room and an enormous dual-aspect en suite bathroom which currently encapsulates a full-sized jacuzzi along with a matching white suite that comprises of a shower, sink, and W.C. This impressive en suite still offers plenty of room to accommodate for freestanding furniture and features doors that lead out to another peaceful and secluded part of the private garden.

Ascend the staircase up to the spacious first floor landing and your eyes are immediately drawn to the galleried landing that culminates towards the end of the living room, in an inviting seating area that has been intelligently positioned to really make the most of the panoramic views - A truly picturesque place in which to unwind and relax. There is also a fourth double bedroom / home office on the first floor.

The formal gardens that surround this property are equally as enchanting as the internal accommodation on offer. A landscaped front garden provides a mix of uses for the occupiers to enjoy. A neatly organised row of raised beds currently house an array of thriving vegetables and a couple of small fruit trees, with a secure wooden shed at hand to store the essentials! There is a fair expanse of lawn which is bordered with an interesting and colourful variety of beautiful flowers, plants and shrubs, which give a lovely and ever-changing backdrop as the seasons evolve. Furthermore, there is ample choice of spaces to sit and host outside, thanks to the numerous patios and seating areas that have been carefully designed around the property, to make the most out of the sun all day long.

Longsplatt is a sought after leafy location situated within the popular hamlet of Kingsdown, which is located between the villages of Bathford and Box, Corsham and Bath. The former Villages have extremely popular junior schools, churches, recreational grounds and pubs. Further local amenities include a small supermarket, post office and village store in Box. The Georgian City of Bath resides to the West, providing year-round entertainment and events of cultural interest. The city's mainline railway station links to London Paddington with a journey time of approximately 80 minutes. Bristol International airport is also less than a 25 mile drive away, meaning that this property remains very well connected. There is also currently a very handy bus service that connects to Bath and Devizes (with various stops in between) - The bus stop of this is located less than a five minute gentle stroll away from the front door.

Additional Information:
Council Tax Band: F
Tenure: Freehold
EPC Rating: D (64) // Potential: C (74)
Services: Mains Gas Central Heating With Zonal Control And Two Boilers. Double Glazing. Mains Drainage. Mains Electricity Supply. Mains Water Supply.

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