- The Arches
- Circa 1850
- Historical Christian Retreat
- Original Features
- Approx. One Acre Of Land
- Two Self Contained Annex Apartments
- Sweeping Carriage Driveway
- Stables with Tack Room and Coachmans House
- A Meadow
- A Must See!
Edison Ford are delighted to welcome The Arches to the market, an impressive and substantial former Church of England, Christian Retreat.
The Arches was built for the church of England in circa 1850 as a Christian Retreat and was sold by the church in the late 1950s. The property is bursting with historic charm and original features, to include;- The original narthex front door leading to the entrance vestibule, an Inglenook fireplace, stunning stained glass sash windows as well as a number of original religious wooden carvings throughout.
The main house is approached via a sweeping carriage driveway which can accommodate a number of cars which leads to the generous and private acre of grounds and benefits from a number of outbuildings including;- a workshop, a stable, tack room, coal store and coachman's house. Internally the property offers grand appeal to the main house and has the addition of one ground floor studio annex apartment and a first floor one bedroom apartment which were originally used as the guest quarters.
The Arches is located on the outskirts of the semi-rural village of Westerleigh and walking distance to central Yate, which benefits from a number of superstores, a cinema and leisure centre. Just a short drive away is the market town of Chipping Sodbury which offers a range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and a large, newly opened Waitrose store. The nearby A46 also provides easy access to the M4 Junction 18 making both Bristol and Bath within commuting distance and Yate train station can be reached in 10 minutes on foot. Buses to Bristol and Yate are regular and leave 50 feet from the front gate.
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Address: Westerleigh Road, Westerleigh, Gloucestershire, BS37 8QQ.
EPC Energy Efficiency: Current 1 and Potential 55
The Arches - Main House
The Arches can be accessed through the original antique narthex doors which open into the entrance vestibule and comprise of;- Exposed stone walls with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden timbers, original stained glass windows, painted tiled flooring and double wooden doors which open into the entrance hallway.
A carpeted hallway which features a carpeted staircase rising to the first floor and a solid walnut banister, radiator, as well as an antique ceiling chandelier with decorative ceiling rose.
21' 5" x 14' 10" (6.53m x 4.52m) Bay window with original stain glass panels and a front aspect view, carpeted flooring, radiator, an open fire with a solid brick and a decorative carved walnut surround and three wall chandeliers.
19' 1" x 17' 3" (5.82m x 5.26m) Two sash windows with a front a side aspect view, both featuring original stained glass panels, radiator, feature solid stone fireplace with Inglenook fire and four wall chandeliers.
15' 0" x 10' 4" (4.57m x 3.15m) Window with a side aspect view and original stained glass panels, vinyl tiled flooring, antique chandelier with decorative ceiling rose and a range of sold oak base units with laminate worktops, inset sink and drainer, aga oven inset within the second chimney breast a carved oak decorative surround and space for additional freestanding appliances.
Window with a rear aspect view, a wooden door which offers access into the garden and a patio seating area, carpeted flooring, two ceiling lights, storage cupboard, access to the meters and oil fuelled boiler.
A small window with obscured glass panel, carpeted flooring, ceiling light, low level toilet and a wall mounted hand wash basin.
Two windows with obscured glass panels, vinyl flooring, ceiling light, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as fitted shelving units.
16' 11" x 11' 10" (5.16m x 3.61m) Sash window with original stained glass panels, carpeted flooring, radiator, ceiling light, fitted storage cupboard, open exposed stone chimney breast with a wooden surround and a wooden door which offers access into annex apartment one.
First Floor The Arches
A carpeted landing with solid walnut balustrade, radiator, ceiling light, smoke detector, airing cupboard which houses the water tank, feature stained glass windows and internal access into annex apartment two.
Master Bedroom Suite
19' 7" x 14' 11" (5.97m x 4.55m) Sash window with stained glass panel with window seat, a second sash window with duel aspect views of the beautifully landscaped gardens, carpeted flooring, radiator and ceiling light.
17' 9" x 14' 3" (5.41m x 4.34m) Sash window with original stained glass panels, carpeted flooring, radiator, ceiling light and fitted walnut 6 door wardrobe.
10' 5" x 8' 8" (3.17m x 2.64m) Window with obscured glass panels, carpeted flooring, bath with water jets, low level toilet, hand wash basin with inset base unit for additional storage, fitted mirror and ceiling chandelier with decorative ceiling rose.
Window with obscured glass panel, carpeted flooring, two ceiling lights, fitted vanity unit and a corner shower cubicle with resin base, folding glass shower screen and and overhead shower.
10' 4" x 8' 8" (3.15m x 2.64m) Sash window, carpeted flooring, radiator and ceiling light.
Annex apartment One - Ground Floor
Entrance Lobby To Annex One
The entrance to the apartment annex can be accessed via a wooden door which opens into the entrance lobby and comprises of;- Vinyl tiled flooring, ceiling light and a fitted base unit for storage.
Annex One Kitchen/Breakfast Room
15' 10" x 8' 10" (4.83m x 2.69m) Sash window with original stained glass panels, vinyl flooring, ceiling strip light, smoke detector, a range of matching wall and base units with laminate worktops, inset double sink and drainer, integrated cooker, hob, extractor fan and space for additional freestanding appliances.
Annex One Lounge/Bedroom
11' 0" x 4' 2" (3.35m x 1.27m) Window with a rear aspect view, carpeted flooring, radiator and ceiling light.
Annex Apartment One, Bathroom.
Window with stained glass panel, carpeted flooring, fitted electric heater, mirrored vanity unit, bath with shower attachment, wall mounted hand wash basin and low level toilet.
Annex Apartment Two - First Floor Apartment.
Entrance Lobby - Annex Apartment Two
The second annex apartment can be accessed via a wooden front door located within the rear garden of The Arches, which opens into the second inner lobby and comprises of;- Carpeted flooring, radiator, ceiling light, access to the annex bathroom and a carpeted staircase which rises to the first floor.
Two windows with obscured glass panels, carpeted flooring, ceiling light, radiator, bath with overhead shower attachment, low level toilet and a wall mounted hand wash basin.
Annex Two Landing
Window with a rear aspect view of the rear garden, carpeted flooring, ceiling light, storage cupboard and access to the loft space via a ceiling hatch.
Annex Two - Kitchen/Breakfast Room
17' 11" x 9' 2" (5.46m x 2.79m) Sash window with stained glass panels, carpeted flooring, ceiling light, radiator and a range of wall and base units with laminate worktops, inset sink and drainer, as well as space for additional appliances. The kitchen benefits from steps leading up to the separate living room space.
Annex Two- Living Room
15' 0" x 10' 2" (4.57m x 3.10m) Sash window with stained glass panels, carpeted flooring, radiator, ceiling light, fitted storage wardrobe and a feature case iron fire with decorative surround.
Annex Apartment Two Bedroom
16' 11" x 12' 4" (5.16m x 3.76m) Sash window with a rear aspect view, carpeted flooring, radiator and ceiling light.
The Coach House Garage and Stables.
Stables with Tack Room/Garage and Coachman's House
Located along a flagstone patio path are the original stone built stables and coachman's house which also offer additional outbuildings including a coal store and tack room
The Arches is accessed via an electrical gate located on the Westerleigh Road and is secured to the front via a stone wall. The property is located on approximately one acre of land, which is landscaped in lawn, has a number of patio seating areas, a pond and meadow. The garden can accommodate eight plus cars.