A substantial individually designed and built detached home set within beautiful mature gardens and grounds of about 1.4 acres situated within the highly sought after village of Willesley neighbouring the famous Westonbirt Arboretum
DESCRIPTION Summer Court is a substantial individually designed and built detached home set within beautiful mature gardens and grounds of about 1.4 acres. The property is situated within the highly sought after village of Willesley on the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border neighbouring the famous Westonbirt Arboretum.
Originally built in the 1950’s, the property has been in the same ownership for the last 25 years and today offers well-presented accommodation arranged over three floors which extends in all to around 3,309 sq.ft. Entered through a porch the house is centred around an impressive hall with wood burner and oak stairs leading to the first floor. A formal drawing room has triple aspects and an open fireplace whilst the family room features a wood burner. The well equipped kitchen/breakfast room features an Aga and has double doors to the garden and a useful walk-in larder plus utility room and WC off. On the first floor are four double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes plus a shower room and a family bathroom whilst the landing contains a walk-in linen cupboard, and leads to a fifth bedroom and separate small kitchen and bathroom providing potential secondary accommodation for staff or a relative. On the top floor are three spacious attic/games rooms which could be developed into further bedroom space if required.
The property is approached through double gates leading to a sweeping driveway which wraps around the front and rear of the property providing ample parking and access to the triple garage. The property is set within mature gardens and grounds which extend to c.1.4 acres and are laid mostly to lawn with a range of mature specimen trees and a small yet well stocked orchard. Outbuildings include a shed, greenhouse, store and useful workshop in addition to the extensive garaging. The property benefits from oil fired central and has an electric car charging point within the garage.
SITUATION Willesley is a charming and unspoilt Cotswold hamlet situated some 4 miles south west of Tetbury. The hamlet consists of a handful of large country homes and pretty cottages and is located literally on the doorstep of the famous Westonbirt Arboretum which offers excellent walking and plays hosts to various cultural events and concerts. The Arboretum is only a 10 minute walk from the property. Westonbirt School is nearby and has a modern leisure centre and swimming pool as well as a 9 hole golf course open to the public. 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 4 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 are 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.