4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Vinney Lane, Horton
An exceptional rural location surrounded by unspoilt countryside with panoramic views over the Cotswold hills. This extended period home combines old character with contemporary finishes. Large 0.50 acre garden, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/family room.
- Detached country home
- Idyllic rural location
- Panoramic countryside views
- Impressive open plan kitchen/family room
- 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
- Large garden
- Parking and outbuildings
DESCRIPTION Set within a truly enviable rural location, Horwood Riding Cottage is found at the end of a designated quiet country lane and boasts far-reaching panoramic views over the surrounding countryside including the Cotswold escarpment and the Cotswold Way. The property has an excellent degree of seclusion and privacy in which to escape the hustle and bustle of life, and yet is situated with a neighbouring property meaning it is not totally isolated. Occupying a large 0.5 acre plot, the property is an idyllic home to enjoy country living from.
In recent years the property has been architecturally extended incorporating a well-designed balance of old and new with a mixture of natural stone, render and red cedar cladded elevations beneath a Roman tiled roof. The original part of the cottage displays a wealth of charm and character, while the new addition offers a highly desirable open plan arrangement, perfect for modern family living. The sizable accommodation extends in all to 2,689 sq.ft. arranged over two floors. On the ground floor, the main 'wow factor' is the impressive open plan kitchen/family room which is filled with natural light through a skylighted high pitched ceiling and aluminium double glazed bi-folding doors taking full advantage of the view over the Cotswold hills. The beautifully fitted kitchen has a breakfast bar, integral appliances and a wonderful outlook through a contemporary corner window. The sitting area has a sense of cosiness with a wood-burning stove. Adjoining the principal living area is a charming snug which is quintessentially cottagey with exposed timber beamed ceiling, a further wood-burning stove and a delightful original bread oven feature. There is a front porch opening to the inner hallway with stairs up to the first floor, whilst to the side there is a very useful side entrance leading into a well-equipped boot room and separate utility room, an essential addition for the country lifestyle. Underfloor heating warms the boot room, kitchen and dining area, while all the carpets within the property are brand new.
The principal bedroom occupies a wing of the ground floor comprising a recently updated bathroom, large 27ft bedroom with quadruple-aspect directly over the adjoining fields, and a dressing room above accessed via a spiral staircase. On the first floor, there are three further bedrooms each with their own character and a modern family bathroom. The second bedroom benefits from a private en-suite shower room and high exposed timber beamed ceiling.
The property is accessed over a gravelled lane leading to a large gravelled parking area behind a five-bar gate. A former stable block provides excellent external storage. The large rear garden is laid mostly to lawn with a patio terrace and timber deck.
SITUATION The property occupies an outstanding rural position on the outskirts of Horton surrounded by beautiful countryside on the fringe of the Lower Woods Nature Reserve. Horton is a peaceful unspoilt village surrounded by quintessential rolling hills and the Cotswold Way. The village has an excellent primary school, village hall and bus service to the local towns. The towns of Chipping Sodbury and Yate are within 6 miles and both offer a large range of facilities, schooling and shops including a Waitrose. Other schooling options include Katharine Lady Berkeley at Wotton-under-Edge, private education at Westonbirt, and Marling at Stroud which has a bus service from the neighbouring village of Hawkesbury Upton. There are excellent road links to the A46, the M4 (J 18 is approx. 4.9 miles away) while Bristol and Bath are within easy reach. The nearby Yate train station (approx. 7 miles away) also provides good transport links for commuters.
TENURE, INFORMATION & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with LPG central heating via brand new tank, private drainage, mains water and electricity. Please note, there is a public right of way over the front drive. Planning permission has been granted, and started, for a two-storey extension - please ask the agent for more information.