Sold (STC) - £3,550,000 - 7.07 acres, Chewton Keynsham, Nr Bath, Somerset, BS31, BS31 2SX

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Knight Frank - Country Houses

Knight Frank - Country Houses
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Chewton Place has a fascinating history and dates back to medieval times. Once owned by the Abbey of Keynsham, after the dissolution the estate it was sold to the prominent Popham family. The current building dates back to 1766, however, it is likely to have incorporated a much earlier building.

In 1963, the house was purchased by Imperial Tobacco as its HQ and Training Centre. From 1963 until 2013 the estate was run for commercial use with extensive accommodation, conference centres and staff blocks built in the grounds and within the house. Today, Chewton Place retains a wealth of period features including the fine colonnade with individually carved flower capitals to the columns, plaques of wild boar and hunting dogs, a fine ceiling cornice of entwined fruit from the late 19th century, an oak staircase, impressive bay windows and an intricate tiled hall floor.

The current owners purchased the house in 2013 and have worked tirelessly to return the property into a majestic private residence. They have embarked on an extensive restoration programme including reinstating the house to its 1860's appearance and layout. The major works included the demolition of the commercial buildings, restoring much of the river walls and thoughtful replanting of the stunning parkland. The result is exceptional.

Chewton Place is a landmark property which has been renovated with immense attention to detail and to a remarkable finish throughout. It makes the ideal country house, offering ample and flexible accommodation for family members and guests to enjoy. It's a house that is blessed by an abundance of natural light, excellent ceiling heights, volume and wonderful south-facing views. The current layout also seamlessly connects all the accommodation to create a perfect sense of flow and space.

The entrance hall creates a wonderful sense of arrival and sets the tone for the rest of the house. There are four impressive main reception rooms, a reception hall with a formal oak staircase, a well-equipped kitchen, WC and utility room. The first floor comprises a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, a further four bedrooms, dressing room, study and two family bathrooms. The extensive restoration is nearing completion and is anticipated for autumn 2022.

The immaculate gardens and grounds at Chewton Place offer a wealth of mature trees and recent planting, both of which complement the house perfectly. The parkland and grounds contain several Grade II listed structures including a Ha-Ha, two bridges and a large waterside folly. This is locally know as 'The Owl Tower'. It is a limestone tall tapering square obelisk finished with a pyramidal cap, dates back to the late 18th century and is an eye-catching feature of these historic gardens.

Dating back to the 18th century The Lodge has been meticulously renovated to create a charming two bedroom cottage, with a private entrance and west facing terrace. In addition, there is cottage adjacent to The Lodge, with potential for renovation and consent for a new coach house and additional accommodation.

Chewton Place House is an exceptional Grade II listed country house set in approximately 7.07 acres of beautiful mature gardens and grounds, with exceptional far-reaching views across the open countryside.

The house is situated in a peaceful setting near the hamlet of Chewton Keynsham, on the River Chew in the Chew Valley. Chewton Place is ideally located for an extensive range of professional and recreational facilities in both Bristol and Bath, as well as superb schooling in the area for both the private and state sector.

There is good access to the national motorway network with the M4 (Junction 18) and M5 being approximately 10 miles away. Excellent rail services can be found at Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Bath Spa. Bristol Airport lies approximately 12 miles to the west, offering domestic and international flights.

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