With an outstanding location nestled in the Somerset countryside, Brook View is an exceptionally well-conceived development of eight contemporary homes, situated six miles to the south west of the World Heritage City of Bath, on the outskirts of the village of Farmborough. The houses are due for completion at the end of June 2019, and are being sold off-plan.
The accommodation of Plot 7 offers expansive living space, configured across 2,587 sq ft. The house represents a superlative approach to both ecological living and hi-specification technology, without compromise to the building’s architectural aesthetic. Plots 4 and 7 have the same layout, but Plot 7 (the show home illustrated in the above image) comes fully fitted with all the supporting technology in place, including a sophisticated security system, CCTV and a home cinema room.
Triple-glazed Danish windows have been installed throughout, and combined with an underfloor heating system to create a very manageable and efficient environment. A heat recovery and ventilation system provides clean air throughout the building, with automated climate control to enable individual room settings.
The house is approached via private paved driveway, with space for a number of cars, and landscaped grounds which overlook a wild-flower meadow and extensive views across the Somerset landscape towards One Tree Hill. The crisp lines of the rendered exterior and sophisticated brickwork provide an impressive introduction to the plot, with a roof parapet discreetly housing the photovoltaic solar panels and rainwater down piping encased in the structure.
The primary living space is located on the first floor, maximising the views of the south-facing site, with extensive floor-to-ceiling internal glazing to the front and access to the private patio area to the rear. The free-flowing living room is equipped with a fully integrated media wall, whilst the kitchen, which is organised in an open-plan layout mirroring the angle of the building, is fitted with Schmidt, Miele appliances and a Quooker tap. Adjacent to the kitchen is a separate utility room. Each house has access to a private sheltered patio.
The master bedroom is located to the left of the living and dining area, with a travertine tiled en-suite and an adjoining dressing room. Three further bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, a family bathroom and cloakroom are located in the opposite wing. There are fitted wardrobes in all the bedrooms.
The main staircase, clad in Valchromat, leads to the ground floor study or guest bedroom, flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. An expansive home cinema room with dropped acoustic ceiling, fully integrated surround sound system and smart wiring is also located on the ground floor, alongside an integral double garage which offers extensive storage and an electric charging point.
Farmborough is located just six miles to the south-west of Bath and around 12 miles from Bristol. The electrified train line from Bath to Paddington will soon provide a direct line to central London in a little over an hour. Bristol City airport is reachable in under 30 minutes by car.
The location of the site, coupled with the special inclusion of high-speed broadband, means that the houses make excellent home offices within commuting distance of Bath and London. Bath retains its title as the uk’s best place to raise a family according to MoneySuperMarket’s annual Family Living Index, which ranks 35 UK cities based on six key factors: Local school rankings, access to green space, likelihood of burglary, house prices, job opportunities and average salary. The area is especially good for schools, most notably Prior Park College, Stonar, Monkton Combe, The Royal High School for Girls, Kingswood and King Edward’s School in Bath. Further afield, but within easy reach, are Badminton, Downside, Marlborough, Millfield and St Mary’s in Calne.