The Combe Manor
A Glimpse at the property
The Combe Manor is an elegant Georgian manor house within its own 98 acres of grounds and gardens set in the beautiful countryside on the edge of Bath and within the Cotswolds.
The house is an idyllic 17th century manor house. Its handsome frame evident in original flagstone floors, deep window reveals, ancient oak beams, warm polished stone, rich oak floors and elegant carved stone fireplaces and staircase.
From the lane, a private tree-lined gravel drive with views over the meadow valley to hills and woodland sweeps round the house. At the front are formal gardens with box hedging and lawns and to the side, lavender spills over sweeping paved terraces.
The kitchen, which is vast and yet exudes great warmth and character with original flagstone floors, oak beams, deep window recesses and French doors onto a sweeping terrace. Along one side, is an impressively long dining table to seat 14, (with additional seating if required) punctuated by a large elegant dresser. On the other side is a huge Aga with a smart shaker style fitted kitchen, topped with slabs of black granite. At the centre is a giant island of solid wood, with storage and electric oven.
Opening the double doors from the kitchen into a south-facing living room overlooking terraces, lawns and clipped box. A large original fireplace is stacked with logs and kindling for chilly evenings partnered with beautiful deep button-backed sofas piled with cushions. On the other side is a TV and DVD media unit with a couple of plush tub chairs. A picture lined corridor lit by a glass skylight leads to the striking entrance lobby, with doors leading into a formal living room and library. The stunning living room has a large stone wood burning fireplace with carved pillars, and mirrored alcoves. There are two large sofas and two leather wing backed chairs, antique coffee table and bowls of orchids. A handsome library with elegant ornaments has a TV and DVD, double sofa bed, easy chair and another working fire to sit around with a good book.
The large traditional bedrooms have been refreshed using contemporary natural fabrics in linen, sea grass and soft blues. Every room in this English countryside rental appears light, airy, beautifully presented and immaculately furnished.
The spacious barn opposite the house has been transformed as an indulgent games room and living room, and can be utilised as a guest suite. Two black leather chesterfield sofas are in front of a large TV with DVD. A large dresser holds a selection of games, with the addition of an old favourite, table football. A double sofa bed sits beside a wonderfully crafted travelling case that doubles as a mini wardrobe. A useful kitchenette has a sink, small fridge, kettle, toaster and storage cupboard. There is a large contemporary travertine tiled bathroom, with a large walk-in shower, hand basin and WC.
Outside, on a raised deck with lovely views all around, is a huge sociable 12 seater hot tub, big enough for everyone. Outdoor seating and a bbq have been provided to help you maximise the use of the lovely grounds.
Amenities & Services
5 miles from the centre of Bath
Private Chef (upon request)