Westonbirt, Tetbury: £1,250,000
Occupying a superb setting on the edge of Westonbirt, an idyllic equestrian/smallholding detached Cotswold stone house with c.2.8 acres.
DESCRIPTION Holly Bush House is an impressive Cotswold stone detached house situated within a superb setting overlooking its own grounds and located within walking distance to Westonbirt Arboretum. Originally built in the 1920’s as stables, the property was later converted into two cottages and having been extended over the years now offers deceptively spacious family accommodation.
Arranged over two floors, the well presented accommodation extends in all to just over 3,000 sq.ft. with the ground floor comprising an entrance hall serving a sitting room with wood burning stove and large living room open to a modern conservatory and study off. To the rear is an impressive fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a range of built in appliances and breakfast bar, a utility room and cloakroom, whilst the dining room has double doors to the side. Throughout the first floor there are vaulted ceilings and exposed beams with delightful views from every window. There are four double bedrooms, all of which with ample built in storage and two with en-suites, whilst there is a further single bedroom and a family bathroom with separate shower and bath.
Approached over a sweeping gravel driveway, the property is set within just under 3 acres of formal gardens and paddock with timber fencing of c.1.3 acres. The garden is laid mostly to lawn with a large raised patio to the front of the house and a range of flower beds and a vegetable patch. A double carport has a useful gym/home office plus there is an excellent stable block with lighting and power comprising of 2 loose boxes, tack room and large store/barn. Across the top of the northern border runs a bridle path which accesses excellent hacking routes.
SITUATION Westonbirt is an unspoilt charming village situated in the south Cotswolds and was recently quoted in The Times as being one of the top 30 places to have a second home. The village is world renowned for its famous Arboretum which also plays hosts to various cultural events and concerts. Westonbirt School is on the doorstep and has a modern leisure centre and swimming pool as well as a 9 hole golf course open to the public. In addition there is a parish Church and The Hare & Hounds hotel and bar. The area is ideal for those with equestrian interests as Beaufort Polo Club is close by and the property is within Monday country of The Duke of Beaufort’s Hunt as well as being close to both Badminton and Gatcombe horse trials.
Sherston, at about two miles away, provides 2 public houses, an excellent village stores/post office, butchers, café and other amenities whilst the popular market town of Tetbury is about 2.5 miles away. Well known for its 17th and 18th Century architecture and antique shops, Tetbury has a wide range of everyday shops, exclusive boutiques and shops as well as two supermarkets. The larger centres of Cirencester and Bath easily accessible and provide a more extensive range of shopping and recreational facilities.
The property is conveniently located with access to the M4 at Junctions 17 and 18 which provide easy access to London as well as Bristol where it links with the M5. There are regular rail service to London Paddington from Kemble, about ten miles away, taking approximately 75 minutes.