- 9 bedrooms
- 9 bathrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- Floor area 5,444 sq. ft
Description Rounceval House sits in a prominent position at the top of the main high street in the charming town of Chipping Sodbury. The house is a short walk from the many shops, restaurants and bars whilst enjoying a secluded location with good sized gardens and private parking.
This beautiful detached Grade II Listed, double fronted property, which was built in the reign of King Charles II has a wealth of period features both inside and out. Built in 1670, this important house was the residence of the Constable of the area and it has links with Dr Jenner who discovered vaccination. The solid stone property with its double front bays and columned portico, is a lovely example of Restoration architecture.
The house itself has exceptional accommodation of some 5,444 feet arranged over four floors with a mezzanine. There is a flexible layout currently accommodating multi-generational living with the benefit of the independently accessed annexe as well as the main house.
The house was previously run as a boutique hotel and has been substantially improved over recent years. All bedrooms have en suite facilities and the gorgeous reception rooms are enhanced with period detailing. The reception rooms are well proportioned with many lovely period features including ceiling roses, cornices, elegant fireplaces, doors and flooring as well as beautiful twin bays. There is also a unique lower floor spa area with a roman style hot tub seating ten people. There is also a recently installed removable swimming pool which can be taken out and a kitchen reinstated if preferred.
The house easily divides to give a totally self-contained annexe if so desired, consisting of a 1/2 bedroom flat with private access. This would be ideal for Airbnb or a family member wishing to have independence.
On the ground floor, there are 3/4 large reception rooms. All have gorgeous period features and are gracious, light and airy. On the first floor of the main part of the house, there are three principle en-suite bedrooms The mezzanine and top floor of the house contain a further five generous double bedrooms, many with beautiful exposed beams and trusses showing the incredible history of the building. Unusually for a property of this age, the bedrooms are complemented by en- suite bathrooms.
The property has twin vehicular access to either side via substantial wooden gates providing an in/out style driveway. The rear garden is partially walled and mainly laid to lawn interspersed with a small patio, pathways and raised herbaceous beds. There is a period style greenhouse and small area for growing vegetables.
At the rear of the property is a bank of mature trees providing year round interest. This leads to a small woodland which is an ideal play area for children and in turn leads to a stone barn currently used for storing garden equipment.
The house is situated at the top of Chipping Sodbury High Street which dates back to the15th Century. There are a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants including a Waitrose. There are good schools within the Chipping Sodbury area as well as a range of sporting facilities in and around the town itself. There is also a new 6 screen local cinema. Many families make use of the excellent communication links provided by the M4 and rail links at Bristol Parkway with high-speed trains to London Paddington. There are three golf clubs nearby. View more View less