Situated within the pretty village of Sopworth in the heart of the Beaufort Estate, a prominent and most attractive Grade II Listed Manor House with detached cottage and large grounds.
DESCRIPTION The Old Manor House is a most attractive double fronted detached Grade II Listed Manor House situated within the pretty Cotswold village of Sopworth in the heart of the the Beaufort Estate on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border. Dating back to the early 1700’s with a later Georgian façade, the property has beautiful period features including stone mullion windows, exposed beams, flag stone flooring, fireplaces and sash windows.
The elegant accommodation is arranged over four floors and extends in all to 4,033 sq.ft. Entered through a central hall there are four reception rooms and a superb light filled kitchen/family room to the rear with Aga and French doors opening to the south facing garden. There are six double bedrooms in total arranged across three levels with each floor benefiting from a bathroom.
The property is set within just under half an acre of grounds with a spacious gated gravelled parking area. The grounds are divided into two principal gardens; the main house’s garden is laid mostly to lawn and is south-facing enclosed by stone walls whilst a gate leads to the further lawned garden where there is a detached cottage and adjoining stables and garaging/car port. Ideal for a dependent relative or staff accommodation, the cottage has been recently renovated with an open plan ground floor, 2 bedrooms on the first floor and bathroom.
SITUATION The pretty unspoilt Cotswold village of Sopworth is situated amidst some delightful countryside close to the Gloucestershire border in the heart of Beaufort Country. Sopworth is about 6 miles south west of Tetbury and 6 miles west of Malmesbury. The village, which is set close to the heart of the Badminton Estate, has many fine old houses and cottages, most of which will have formed part of the Estate at some point. As such the village is largely protected by the surrounding park and farmland. Within striking distance are popular villages such as Sherston, which has a wide range of amenities, Westonbirt with its excellent school and renowned arboretum and Didmarton with a popular pub. For shopping, Tetbury provides two supermarkets, many antique shops and fine food outlets. Bristol, Bath and Cirencester are within 23, 19 and 18 miles respectively.
The surrounding countryside provides a wonderful source of walks and opportunities to ride. Sopworth adjoins Badminton Estate, the home of the Duke of Beaufort and the venue of the Badminton Horse Trials. There is a small golf course at Westonbirt and an outstanding course at Minchinhampton. For children of school age there is Rose Hill Westonbirt prep school about 3 miles away and Beaudesert Park at Minchinhampton.