If you aspire to stately living, this apartment is a tasty appetizer.
Warleigh Manor House in Bathford, near Bath, was built in 1815 for author Henry Skrine. The Georgian house was constructed from honey-coloured Bath stone by John Webb of Staffordshire, and features a symmetrical castellated façade, intended to make a bold impression on visitors to the country pile.
More recently, it’s been converted into apartments, and this 4,487 sq ft bolthole – on the market via Pritchards for £2.75m – occupies the major wing of Warleigh Manor. It is set over two levels, with a towering hallway that features a ribbed vaulted ceiling and carved window casements.
The library and living room branch off the ground floor entrance and they come with high ceilings and period mouldings.
Wallpapers have been ditched across the Bath property in favour of soft white walls and Modernist furnishings, while a huge bay and sash windows frame views of the Manor’s landscaped 2.4-acre grounds. In the kitchen, you can see down to the River Avon.
A cantilevered staircase floats up to bedrooms, which occupy the first floor of the Grade II*-listed home. It also comes with an additional guest suite, cellar storage and two garages.
Warleigh Manor is 5.5 miles from Bath – a world heritage city fabled for its spring waters and Georgian architecture.
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