5 bedroom detached house for saleAndoversford, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54
Sold STC £3,250,000
- Beautifully refurbished Cotswold home
- Four reception rooms
- Five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- Kitchen breakfast & family room
- Detached one bedroom cottage
- Entertainment room and swimming pool
- Gardens and paddock
- EPC Rating = E
Beautifully refurbished Cotswold country house in a stunning setting near to Cheltenham. The house presents extremely well with a good range of accommodation and a secondary cottage. The grounds are immaculate creating a wonderful family home.
Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hampen Lodge is peacefully and privately tucked away in the attractive rural hamlet of Hampen, nestled high on the Western edge of the Cotswold hills with spectacular views across the countryside. The area also provides excellent opportunities for: walking, riding, golf, shooting and hunting. The nearest village is Andoversford (2.5 miles), providing a range of local facilities including a garage, shop, pubs and a village school.
The town of Cheltenham is merely 8 miles away. Famed as one of the most complete Regency towns in England and historically the original and most fashionable spa it is home to numerous prestigious schools including: Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College, Dean Close and Pates Grammar which recently topped the national GCSE schools league table.
For those with a taste for the finer things in life, there are Michelin starred restaurants, numerous bars, stylish shops and salons aplenty. For art and history lovers there is The Wilson, Cheltenham's newly refurbished museum and art gallery, whilst Cheltenham also has a thriving cultural scene that includes two concert halls and three theatres. There are the numerous festivals such as the literature, science, food and drink and, perhaps the pinnacle for some, the jazz festival, which has historically attracted such known performers as Van Morrison, Jamie Cullum and Jools Holland.
Undoubtedly for many more, the highlight of the year is the annual racing festival culminating with the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the blue riband event of the national hunt calendar, and an attraction that draws the public to the town year after year.
Intercity trains from Cheltenham reach Paddington in just over 2 hours and M5 Jcn 11a is about 9 miles away.
The nearby A436 gives fast access to Stow on the Wold. The A40 gives good access to Northleach, Burford and on to Oxford and the M40. The A417 provides fast access to Cirencester the A419 and Swindon.
Hampen Lodge is an extremely elegant period Cotswold property set within a private and slightly elevated position complimented by beautiful gardens and grounds. Although unlisted, it does in part, date back to the 16th century. Over the last four years, the current owners have skilfully refurbished the property to the highest specifications. A modern and light finish has been created throughout and there are a wealth of internal features including stone mullion windows exposed wooden and flagstone flooring, open fireplaces and exposed beams.
There are two principal points of access to Hampen Lodge, via the formal entrance porch into the dining / reception hall and via the kitchen door which is the informal entrance. There is also further access via a very useful boot room.
The main hallway runs in an east west direction giving access to three beautiful reception rooms with southerly views including sitting room, dining hall and drawing room. The easterly end features a guest cloakroom, useful utility room and large study & playroom with fitted furniture.
The impressive kitchen breakfast and family room is located opposite the utility room and provides a stylish and spacious modern day living with beautiful views over the gardens.
The staircase leads from the hallway before splitting to access each end of the property. To the East is a sumptuous principal bedroom suite with dressing area and bathroom. Situated adjacent is a bedroom and family bathroom. To the westerly end is an attractive guest bedroom with en suite bathroom featuring an eye catching circular bath. There are two further bedrooms one of which has an en suite bathroom.
To the north of the property sits the delightful detached and self-contained, one bedroom Cottage. Finished to the standard of the main house, the Cottage contains a bedroom with en-suit e, a sitting room and kitchen. It potentially may be of interest for guests, family or even letting subject to the various consents.
Gardens and Grounds
A driveway to the property passes to the rear of the property, with access via substantial wooden gates leading to a large gravelled parking area. There is garaging for up to four vehicles, one bay of which is currently used for secure storage.
The current owners are keen gardeners and have developed a beautiful retreat in a relatively short space of time. Formal gardens adorn the Southern and Western perimeter of the house and feature a broad flagstone terrace with areas for alfresco dining and entertainment. Two sets of stone steps flanked by dry stone walling leads down to a principal lawn. The garden also features a beautiful spring fed pond and delightful areas of raised planting and bedding. To the East of the property is a wild flower meadow with mown pathways enjoying elevated rural views.
Swimming Pool and Pool house
Hidden away is an air source heated (oil for winter) swimming pool and pool house. The pool includes a specialist dome that can be added for use throughout the year. The Pool house provides superb informal open-plan accommodation with shower room. To the side is a fantastic outdoor kitchen with fitted fridge and barbeque.
Square Footage: 4,048 sq ft
Acreage: 4.65 Acres
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