4 bedroom detached house for saleWithington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54
- 3 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- en suite master bedroom
- 3 further double bedrooms
- family bathroom
- single garage
- private parking
- mature elevated gardens
- EPC Rating = F
A quintessential 4 bedroom Cotswold stone cottage in a peaceful and private setting with pretty tiered gardens
Withington is a particularly unspoilt rural hamlet set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounded by rolling countryside. Located between Cirencester and Cheltenham, the village supports a Parish Church, primary school and two well known public houses, The Mill Inn and the Kings Head. The Whiteway, an old trading route, gives direct access into
Cirencester where there is a comprehensive range of shops, supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose, schools and recreational facilities.
The Regency town of Cheltenham provides excellent shopping facilities plus numerous cultural activities including the Everyman Theatre and a number of galleries and museums. It also plays host to a number of annual festivals including literature, classical music, jazz, science, cricket and of course the National Hunt Racing Festival. There are several popular private and state schools in Cheltenham including Pates, Dean Close, St Edward's, Cheltenham Ladies' College and Cheltenham College. Other private sector schools in the surrounding area include Beaudesert Park, Malvern College, Westonbirt and Rendcomb College.
The area is renowned for its country pursuits and offers many recreational opportunities including polo at Cirencester, hunting with the Cotswold Hounds, water sports at the Cotswold Water Park and a wide variety of golf courses, shooting and equestrian facilities.
The A40 provides access to Cheltenham and the M5 to the west and Oxford and London to the east. There are fast direct trains that run from Kemble to London Paddington in about 85 minutes whilst Bristol and Birmingham airports are about 57 miles and 70 miles respectively and there is equally good access to Heathrow in approximately 90 minutes.
Peacefully nestled within a good sized corner plot and adjacent to open countryside, Mill Cottage is an attractive and well presented family house in the heart of one of the Cotswolds most desirable villages.
The property is approached along a private gravel driveway beyond a five bar timber gate, leading to plenty of parking and access to a single garage at the front. Well stocked beds and borders edged along the driveway currently give a wonderful array of colour against the Cotswold stone wall that encloses the cottage.
The property is built using Cotswold stone beneath a Cotswold tiled roof and has been well cared for by the present owner, who originally renovated the cottage approximately 20 years ago. There is however, the scope to reconfigure the layout and update the property in places to suit one's individual taste.
The entrance porch opens in to the dining room/reception hall, which has an exposed stone surround fireplace with free standing electric fire inset, large window overlooking the driveway and stairs rising to the first floor. There are doors either side of this room leading to two further reception rooms. To the left is the drawing room, which is a lovely well proportioned space with log burner and exposed stone surround, ceiling beams and two windows to the front. The second reception room, currently the study, could be used as a second sitting room/family room. With windows on three sides, there is plenty of natural light in this room plus there is a cast iron feature fireplace (currently not in use but could be opened up). An inner h all adjoins the L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room, which is at the rear of the cottage and provides an extensive range of fitted wall and base units, electric Rangemaster, tiled flooring throughout and doors off to a utility room and cloakroom. The dining area has a single pitched vaulted roof with Velux windows plus there are windows all the way along the back and French doors in the centre giving access on to the garden and plenty of natural light. Beyond the utility area are stairs rising to the first floor (above the garage), where there is a great sized double room, ideal for guests. Subject to any necessary planning consents, plans have been drawn up to knock through and create an en suite bathroom by splitting the current master bedroom en suite in to two. The other bedrooms and family bathroom are accessed from the main landing. The master is a wonderful size with two windows overlooking the front, one with a window seat, and steps up to the en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms, a storage cupboard on the landing and a four piece family bathroom with roll top bath, separate shower and useful built-in linen cupboard.
The gardens wrap around the cottage, are well tended and have been tiered over several levels so to provide easy access to different areas. There is access externally from both sides of the cottage as well as from the kitchen. Steps and gravel paths are set between what is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with a range of wild flowers, shrubs and mature fruit trees including apple, blackcurrant, pear and plum plus grape vines. The garden is secure, being enclosed by fencing and hedging, with a vegetable garden and lovely terrace at the top,
from where to enjoy the peace and quiet and surrounding countryside views.
Square Footage: 3,031 sq ft
Postcode GL54 4BE
Leave Cirencester via The Whiteway and continue along this road for approximately 7 miles; at the bottom of a steep hill there is a T-junction on your right hand side, go past this turning and continue up the hill. When you get to the sign for Withington village turn right and proceed in to the village. Turn right again on to the High Street and past the church. Continue round the left hand bend with the pub car park on your left and Mill Cottage can be seen immediately opposite on your right hand side.
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