Sherborne, Cheltenham, GL54

£850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
An outstanding Grade II listed cottage of 17th century origins sensitively renovated and extended and enjoying glorious views of the Windrush valley.

Sitting Room, Dining Hall, Kitchen/breakfast room, Study/Bedroom4, Shower room, Utility Room, Cloakroom, Master bedroom with en-suite, 2 further double bedrooms, family bathroom, double carport, garden.

Description

No 2-3 is an attractive detached house, originating from the 17th century and predating Sherborne House and much of the Sherborne Estate, which surrounds it and now largely owned by the National Trust. The cottages, situated on the western edge of the village enjoys far reaching views to the front over the Windrush valley, for which the estate is so highly regarded and in recent years has been home to the BBC's Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes.

The cottage has recently been sensitively renovated and extended to offer spacious and light accommodation. The property has retained much of its original character, including flagstones, beamed fireplace, ceiling beams, exposed timber floors and original leaded light window and doors, which is now tastefully combined with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms. To the ground floor there are 3 reception rooms and a kitchen/breakfast room, the kitchen and connecting Utility are well fitted with matching wall and base units and stone work surfaces and a porcelain tiled floor which flows from inside to out via the bifold doors to one wall. The kitchen is fully fitted with integral Miele appliances. There is an ensuite shower room off one reception room to allow it to operate as a guest suite/fourth bedroom if required. To the first floor are three more double bedroom and 2 bathrooms.

Outside

There are lawn gardens to the rear and side, with a two vehicle car-port and gravel parking and turning areas. The cottage fronts a quiet no through lane and overlooks fields and woodland to the front.

Situation and Location

No 2-3 lies in open rural countryside just on the edge of the village of Sherborne. Situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sherborne includes a parish church, a village shop, and a well-regarded primary school.

Further amenities can be found only a short distance away in the charming market towns of Northleach (4 miles) and Burford (6 miles), including a bank and post office, convenience stores, doctors' surgeries, a popular secondary school and a number of fantastic pubs and restaurants. The award-winning Daylesford Organic Farm Shop lies 12 miles away, and the newly opened Soho Farmhouse 23 miles away. Both Cheltenham (17 miles) and Oxford (26 miles) offer a wider range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities.

The area is also renowned for its fantastic schooling. The Cheltenham schools include Cheltenham College and Dean Close, together with Cheltenham Ladies College and Pates Grammar School. Further afield in Oxford are St Edward's, The Dragon, and Summerfields. There are plenty of sporting facilities in the district, including golf at Burford, racing at Cheltenham, and polo at Cirencester.

Road and rail communications are excellent. The A40 is approximately half a mile south and provides quick access to London, Oxford and Cheltenham. For the commuter, regular rail services operate from Charlbury train station (15 miles) to London Paddington, the journey taking approximately 80 minutes.

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