Sutton Hill Road, Bishop Sutton, Bristol, BS39

Offers in excess of £1,750,000
5 bedroom house for sale
Sold Subject To Contract
Key Information
Property Type
3,536 sqft
Property Description
A beautiful Georgian farmhouse, built in the 1850s and subsequently extended, is quietly situated in the village of Bishop Sutton in the heart of the popular Chew Valley. This well-proportioned and elegant family home has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, a conservatory, a self-contained 2 bedroomed annexe, a two storey studio/office, an indoor swimming pool, storage outbuildings and a barn and stable complex, all set in approx. 15 acres of manicured gardens, adjoining fields and woodland.

The approach to Sutton Farm immediately captures the heart. This impressive farmhouse with classic Georgian façade sits behind stone pillars at the end of a sweeping drive, lined with horse chestnut and lime trees. Although the property is within easy distance for a quick pop to the shops, Sutton Farm enjoys a high degree of privacy and the gardens, which wrap around the property, are wonderfully tranquil.

The Georgian portico leads through the part-glazed front door to a generous hallway, with stairs to the first floor, stone steps to the cellar and doors to the principal rooms. These reflect the Georgian origins with high ceilings, sash windows, cornicing and impressive fireplaces.

To the left on entering is the beautifully appointed dual aspect drawing room with beautiful marble fireplace and jetmaster stove, tall sash windows with window seats and working shutters to the front aspect and French windows leading out onto a paved terrace.

On the right hand side of the hall overlooking the front is the dining room/second reception room. This dual aspect room has a fireplace with wooden surround and cupboards to either side, tall sash windows with shutters and window seats.

Further down the hall is a study, lined with bookshelving and cupboards and a window to side aspect.

The cosy fourth reception room is used as a family snug with a woodburning stove and a window overlooking the conservatory. This leads through to the utility room, with hooks for coats and is plumbed for washing machine, has a butler sink, built-in cupboards and a rear door to the garden. Off this room is a contemporary styled wet room, installed by the present owners, with shower, WC, basin, towel rail and extractor fan.
At the end of the hall is the welcoming farmhouse kitchen with range cooker, painted wooden units, granite worksurfaces and tiled floor. There are spotlights in the beamed ceiling and dual aspect windows overlooking the garden. A part glazed door leads through to the conservatory.

Built in the 1980s and overlooking the garden, this attractive room has an exposed stone wall, double glazing, tiled flooring, retractable fitted blinds and ceiling fan. A door leads out onto the terrace.
Stone steps lead down from the hallway to the cellar. This is a generous space with good ceiling height, with gas boiler and airing cupboard with tank. Beyond this a door leads to an impressive wine cellar, fitted with a range of shelving and wine fridges.

First Floor
Off a spacious landing with ceiling skylight, are four double bedrooms and a single bedroom.
The front right bedroom has an ensuite shower room with WC, bidet, walk-in shower and vanity unit.
The double bedroom to the front on the left has built in cupboards and view to front.
There is a single bedroom, ideal for a child, with window with side aspect.
The modern family bathroom has a freestanding claw-foot bath, vanity unit with inset bash basin and WC with concealed cistern.
There are two further double bedrooms including another double with fitted wardrobes and cupboards over the bed. Finally, the spacious master bedroom has a range of fitted wardrobes and shelving, as well as an opulent marble en suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, bidet and ‘his and hers’ basins. There is a further walk-in wardrobe just outside on the landing.
Also on this floor is a separate shower room with shower cubicle and WC.


To the right elevation of property is collection of former farm buildings, which are in use, as follows:

The Piggery
Three separate areas, now used for storage with trellis covered in roses and vines. There is also a gardener’s WC and outside tap.

The Studio

A spacious two storey building, perfect for a home office/playroom. The top floor is light and airy with double glazed and Velux windows.

The Old Granary
This is situated above the garage block and is a self-contained
annexe with glazed hallway on two floors which was installed by the present owners, allowing easy access from the main house. This provides a sunny seating area, perfect for admiring the garden from a raised position. The entrance is on the ground floor and the accommodation is accessed via a wooden staircase. This includes a reception room with vaulted ceiling, log burning stove and Velux windows, two bedrooms, a kitchen and bathroom, benefitting from underfloor heating. There is also an exit to the rear from the reception room which allows for easy access to the village. This is perfect for a dependent relative or b&b guests.
To the rear of the The Old Granary is a driveway to Sutton Yard. This is owned by the Sutton Farm and includes a double car port. There are three houses which have right of access over this land.


There are two double and a single garage with up-and-over doors, power and lighting.

Swimming Pool

Also in this corner of the property is the luxury indoor heated swimming pool complex. The pool has a retractable cover and is approx. 8ft in the deep end. The complex includes a changing room with basin, shower room and WC and a room for the boiler/plant.


On the left hand side of the drive is a path with five bar gate leading to the barn and stable block which was built by the present owners. The stables would house up to 4 horses and there is a separate tack room.

The Gardens

The property sits in impressive gardens which have been landscaped and include lawned areas and prolific borders. The gardens are delightful and include features such as a sunken garden, terraced areas for outdoor dining, a safe area with tree house and sandpit for children and more quirky features such as a working well and an old cider press. There are a wide variety of plants, shrubs, hedging and mature trees. The adjoining land includes fields and woodland. The paddock to the top includes a variety of fruit trees including apple and pear. In all the land amounts to approx. 15 acres.


Bishop Sutton is an active Somerset village with facilities including shops, post office and store, community library, tennis club, a church and The Red Lion Pub. There is a choice of state schools including Bishop Sutton at primary level and the well-regarded Chew Valley and Churchill Academy Schools for secondary level are within easy distance. Independent schools can be found in Bath, Bristol, Wells and Sidcot. A wide range of outdoor pursuits are available including sailing and walking at nearby Blagdon and Chew Valley Lake, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is conveniently located for travel. There is easy access to M5 via Junction 21 for the motorway network and Bristol Airport is just over 8 miles away.
Directions: On entering the village of Bishop Sutton from the east side on the A368, the entrance to Sutton Farm can be seen on the main road, to the left hand side after passing the entrance to the tennis club on the right. Look out for the F&C board.
•Gas central heating
•Mains drainage
•EPC rating E
•Intruder alarm
•Not a listed property
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