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9 bedroom detached house for sale

The Forge, Church Road, Churchill, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Sold by Us £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Bedroom Self-contained Annexe
  • Successfully running as a Bed & Breakfast
  • Prominent position in sought after village
  • Hall
  • Living Room
  • Study/Bedroom
  • Office
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 7 ensuites
  • Including useful Ground Floor Bedroom

Full description

The Forge is situated in the heart of the sought-after village of Churchill an attractive Cotswold Hill village on the Oxon/Glos border and situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Forge comprises a substantial detached house and adjoining cottage of late 19th century origins. The property is of local stone construction under a pitched tiled roof and in more recent times has been carefully improved to now offer modern-day living accommodation amongst its age and charm. The property has been successfully operated as a guesthouse for over 30 years and has an exceptionally good reputation and following. Although a business, the property retains a comfortable homely atmosphere which is complemented by a number of stone fireplaces, exposed timbers and leaded mullion windows. The property offers versatile accommodation with the benefit of an adjoining cottage/annexe which could form additional accommodation to the main house.

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall - principal staircase to the first floor.
Guest Lounge/Breakfast Room - divided by a large archway. Stone hearth incorporating steel wood burner. French windows opening onto front patio area.
Bedroom 6 / En-suite shower room- This room can be closed off to the main house and accessed from the courtyard garden/cottage.
Owners Lounge - Open Stone fireplace, stone hearth and timber mantle over.
Bedroom 7 and En-suite shower room - currently owners room.
Kitchen - Fully fitted kitchen/breakfast room complete with freestanding range and 6 ring gas hob.

First Floor
The property is split into a north and south wing with separate staircases. Within the south wing there are 3 en-suite bedrooms and the north wing has 2 en-suite bedrooms. Full details of each of these rooms can been seen on www.theforge.co.uk

Cottage/Annexe
Accessed both from the main house and separate access to the side, is a self-contained cottage/annex suitable for owner occupation, additional accommodation to the business or a separate holiday let. The cottage sits within the enclosed rear garden and comprises a conservatory, entrance hall, cloakroom, fully fitted kitchen, a dual aspect sitting room with two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.

Outside
The Forge sits back from the road behind a landscaped and well maintained front garden laid to lawn with well stocked herbaceous borders, a raised patio and a gravel driveway with off road parking. The property benefits from further parking within the adjoining car park. To the rear is an enclosed garden, with shrub borders, a patio and a garden store.

CURRENT PROPERTY USE

The Forge is a versatile property and has been running as a Bed and Breakfast for over 30 years. The current owners run the business to fit in around the family and their passion for boating on the Inland Waterways. Their son is no longer living full time at home and it is for this reason that they wish to retire from The Forge and spend more time on their boat.

The property is currently used as follows:
Main House – 5 B&B letting rooms + 2 Bedrooms for family
Cottage – Home for owners mother

Previously: 1998 - 2003
Main House – 6 B&B Letting rooms whole house given over to the B&B
Cottage – Lived in by owners

Previously: Early 1980s to 1998
Main House – Various levels of B&B rooms and owner occupied rooms
Cottage – Self Catering Holiday let

The cottage is self-contained and would make a good income as a long term let.

B&B Customer Profile:-
The location is an ideal base for touring the picturesque towns, villages and attractions that the Cotswolds has to offer. Perfect for people attending weddings or events and recommended for both business and holiday guest alike. The Forge also has a good portfolio of guests who stay due to family connections and has good links with Kingham Hill School.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 May 2016

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