House 1, Brook View, Farmborough, Somerset BA2


5 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms

With an outstanding location nestled in the Somerset countryside, Brook View is an exceptionally well-conceived development of eight contemporary new homes, situated six miles to the south west of the World Heritage City of Bath, on the outskirts of the village of Farmborough.

The accommodation of Plot 1 is set apart from the other seven houses on the development and offers expansive living space configured across approximately 3,290 square feet over two floors. The house offers a superlative approach to both ecological living without compromise to the building’s architectural aesthetic. Plot 1 also comes wired for the facility of high-specification technology, including a sophisticated surveillance system, integrated speakers and super-fast broadband.

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.

Approach to the house is via the private paved driveway 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 panels and rainwater down piping encased in the structure.

The living spaces are open in plan and free-flowing, with large expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass designed to maximise the intake of light and the views across the countryside. The main living areas are on the upper-ground floor, with access to a sheltered patio. The space is equipped with a fully integrated media wall, whilst the kitchen is fitted with Schmidt, Miele appliances and a Quooker tap. Adjoining the kitchen is a utility room and pantry.

The upper level has three good-sized bedrooms arranged around the sitting room, all with en-suite bathrooms, and study and separate cloakroom to the right of the entrance hall. The lower-ground floor has a large master suite that includes a bathroom and dressing area, as well as access to a terrace. An expansive room next to the bedroom has been designed to facilitate a gym and has an en-suite shower room.

There is a double garage on the plot measuring almost 400 sq ft which is equipped with an electric charging point for a modern hybrid / electric car. Beneath the garage is an versatile undercroft with the same footprint.

Triple-glazed Danish windows have been installed throughout. A heat recovery and ventilation system provides clean air throughout the building, there is integrated gas central heating underfoot and automated climate control to enable individual room settings.

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.

The developer will take responsibility for 100% of the stamp duty.

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