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The Farm House, Fossebridge, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An elegant period Cotswold stone family home with grounds of around 1.4 acres comprising mature gardens, an adjoining paddock and numerous stone outbuildings including stables and a separate home office/studio.

Wealth of character features

Bespoke Mark Wilkinson kitchen with Aga

Three reception rooms and separate study

Garden room

Four bedrooms plus two useable attic rooms

Two bathrooms

Double garage and parking

Gardens and paddock comprising around 1.4 acres

Separate office/studio

Outbuildings with scope for development (subject to planning)

The Farm House is a handsome detached Cotswold stone property with origins dating back to the 18th Century. The property is not listed and has been sympathetically renovated and extended over the years to preserve the original integrity, charm and character of this home. Period features include exposed beams in many of the rooms and most of the roof slopes are covered in traditional Cotswold stone tiles.

The vendors have owned and enjoyed the property for 23 years and have found the house has not only been an idyllic place to raise a family, but the separate office in the grounds has enabled them to run a successful business from home.

The house is entered through attractive, arched part glazed double doors into the welcoming entrance hall which has a limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating and a glass atrium allowing the area to be filled with lots of natural light. A solid wooden door leads through to the inner hall where a staircase with under stairs storage leads up to the first floor. To the right of the inner hall a doorway leads into the dining room which has a feature fireplace with a floor to ceiling storage cupboard to one side and a charming window seat where views across the garden can be enjoyed. A door from here leads into the kitchen which has been designed and built by the highly regarded cabinetmakers, Mark Wilkinson. The Shaker style wall and floor cabinets have granite work tops and up stands along with an inset double stainless steel sink. The gas fired Aga makes a real focal point of the room. Integral appliances comprise a larder fridge and electric oven with ceramic hob. A utility room off the kitchen provides space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. A double aspect breakfast room adjoins the kitchen.

To the left hand side of the inner hall a door leads through to the inviting sitting room with a beautiful stone surround fireplace. To one side of the sitting room double doors open into the garden room. The garden room lets in plenty of natural light and is the perfect spot to sit and admire the garden. The room has a limestone tiled floor with underfloor heating, a vaulted glazed ceiling with tie beams and French doors leading out onto the rear terrace and gardens beyond. A study with an adjoining cloakroom completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

On the first floor the charming double aspect master bedroom has built in wardrobes and a bathroom located next to it which has recently been re-fitted to comprise a panelled bath with shower attachment a separate shower, wash hand basin and low level WC. Oak floor boards and a feature fireplace add the final finishing touches to this elegant bathroom. Adjacent to the bathroom is a walk in storage cupboard with hanging rails. Two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom are situated on the first floor. A built in wooden stair on the first floor leads up to the two attic rooms both of which have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams with delightful views across the garden.

The house is approached via a short drive onto a brick paved courtyard where there is parking for numerous vehicles. Alongside the courtyard there is a range of stone stables and an old smithy, which provide double garaging, workshop and storage space.

A path from the parking area leads down to the house and is flanked by a mature beech hedge to one side and a woodland border to the other. The main part of the garden lies to the south and west of the house and is predominantly laid to lawn with a parterre edged in stone and formal herbaceous beds. At the top of the garden there is gated access onto a quiet lane. Off the garden room there is a terrace perfect for enjoying al fresco dining. The stone built office/studio is close to the house and provides a comfortable work space with limestone flooring, underfloor heating and Velux roof window.

A Cotswold stone wall divides the garden from the adjoining paddock/orchard area which is accessed through double gates. At the far end of the paddock there is separate gated access on to the lane.

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