8 bedroom detached house for saleFar Oakridge, Nr Sapperton, Gloucestershire, GL6
Guide Price £3,000,000
- Grade II listed
- 4 Reception rooms
- Snooker room and study
- Master bedroom suite with 7 further bedrooms (3 en suite)
- 3 Separate guest bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
- Indoor swimming pool, garaging and outbuildings
- Gardens and grounds
- 2 Tennis courts
- About 7.7 acres
A fine Grade II listed Cotswold country house with far reaching views
The unspoilt hamlet of Far Oakridge nestles in the idyllic wooded combes about seven miles from the popular market town of Cirencester.
The regional centres of Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham are within easy reach. There are extensive communications with the M4 and M5 motorways being accessible as well as regular train services from nearby Kemble or from Swindon.
Iles Green dates back to the early part of the 17th century.
Sir William Rothenstein, artist and, later, Principal of the Royal College of Art, owned the house in 1913 when the architect, Norman Jewson, added the significant Arts and Crafts features that are in evidence today. During Sir William's time at Iles Green, some well known people visited the house, these include
Augustus John, Max Beerbohm, John Drinkwater and A E Houseman.
General Lord Robertson, commander in chief Middle East and ADC general to George VI and Elizabeth II then Chairman of the British Transport Commission, lived at Iles Green from 1952 until his death in 1974. The present owners purchased from his widow, Edith, Lady Robertson, in 1978.
The house is positioned on the edge of the hamlet of Far Oakridge in a quiet and rural Cotswold location. Approached down a gravel driveway to a parking area, the house is built on an elevated position with exceptional views over its own land and the surrounding countryside.
The house is constructed of traditional Cotswold stone under a Cotswold stone roof and the principal accommodation is arranged over 2 floors.
Throughout the house, traditional materials are a consistent feature with stone floors and beautiful joinery. The prop erty is a classic Cotswold house with early 17th Century origins having evolved through the years and is steeped in history.
The majority of the rooms are positioned on the south side and therefore unusually for a Cotswold House the property is extremely light.
A spur leads off the main driveway to an open sided agricultural barn and service yard with an adjacent potting shed. Beyond the parking area, the drive leads to the garage block with garaging for 3 cars and an additional store room.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds surround the property on all sides and are arranged as a series of terraced gardens being sections of formal and informal areas. The grounds are well laid out and maintained to a very high standard. On the east side of the house there are two tennis courts, one being a hard tarmacadam court and the other being a grass court with a 2 bay open fronted thatched summer house. The gardens are also made up of a series of lawned areas with meandering
pathways through wide flower and shrub borders interspersed with hedging and mature trees. Below the tennis court platform is an area enclosed by a retaining wall on one side and a beech hedge to the other with a very pretty box hedge parterre garden.
There is one large field that provides protection and privacy from the village.
Additional Land - about 38.8 acres is available separately (lot 2 & Lot 3)
Below the house on the south east side is an old stone farm building that may have potential for development subject to planning.
Across the lane are several pretty pasture fields, providing good grazing for horses or livestock. There are about 9 acres of woodland.
Square Footage: 11,000 sq ft
Acreage: 7.7 Acres
From Cirencester take the A419 towards Stroud. After about four miles take the first fork right signposted Sapperton. Continue on this road for about 1¾ miles past the turning to the village of Sapperton and at the bottom of the hill, turn left opposite the Daneway Pub signposted Waterlane and Bisley. Continue for exactly one mile and turn left towards Bourne's Green and continue on for approximately ¾ of a mile and into Far Oakridge.
As you are leaving the village turn left at the crossroads (not back on yourself but down the hill) and Iles Green is found after approximately 200 yards on the left.
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