Semi-detached house for saleJohn Rushout Court, Northwick Park, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56
Sold STC £510,000
- Grade II Listed
- Former coach house
- Ideal lock and leave
- 35 acres of communal parkland
- Communal swimming pool
- Tennis courts and croquet lawn
Northwick Park is situated within 35 acres of managed parkland in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the North Cotswolds. The Mansion itself is an important Grade I Listed building, restored and converted to provide six beautifully proportioned apartments.
Northwick Park is built on the former seat of the Rushout family, the Barons Northwick, and passed out of the family in 1912 when it was inherited by George Spencer-Churchill, a grandson of Lady Northwick.
Northwick Park Mansion is reputed to have been visited by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. In more recent history the Estate housed the famous collections owned by Captain Spencer Churchill, cousin of Sir Winston Churchill, who himself often visited the Estate. Following Captain Spencer Churchill's death in the early 1960s the Estate had various owners.
In addition to the conversion of The Mansion, the various outbuildings forming part of this historic Estate were also converted to form individual houses and cottages such as the former Orangery, Coach House, Gallery, Stables etc. This together with the construction of a number of high quality dwellings all built in local vernacular style has led to the formation of a thriving Cotswold community.
The properties that go to make up Northwick Park benefit from many communal facilities including the use of 35 acres of parkland, a fine croquet lawn, four hard tennis courts, outdoor heated swimming pool with changing facilities and 24 hour security service. There is car parking for residents and guests.
The nearby towns of Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh provide a wide range of day to day facilities. Moreton-in-Marsh has a mainline rail station serving London Paddington whilst the important surrounding centres of Cirencester, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham are all within reasonable distance and provide further cultural and recreational facilities, together with excellent schooling. The highly regarded village of Blockley provides a genuine local community and has a village store with Post Office facilities, two Public Houses, a school, a church and a sports club.
For those interested in country pursuits the general area provides excellent riding and walking within countryside designated as a special landscape area. There are excellent sporting opportunities in the region, including golf at nearby Broadway with further courses at Naunton Downs, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham. National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester and Polo at Cirencester. Other sporting venues include Premiership rugby at Bath, Bristol and Gloucester, County Cricket at Bristol and the annual Cheltenham cricket festival is held in July. Stratford-upon-Avon is home to the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company.
There are many historic houses in the immediate locality including the famous Hidcote Gardens, in the ownership of the National Trust, and the highly regarded Kiftsgate Court Gardens. Slightly further afield is the world famous Blenheim Palace a fine English Stately Home, with further associations to the Churchill family.
2 John Rushout Court is situated in the centre of Northwick Park overlooking a communal rose garden with views towards Cotswold countryside beyond. The property itself is believed to have been a former coach house serving The Mansion and was converted to a dwelling in the late 1980s. The property, which is Grade II Listed, is built in traditional Cotswold style of locally quarried stone beneath a hipped Welsh slate roof with distinctive octagonal ventilators. The rear elevation has attractive mullioned windows with drip moulds.
The property has recently been beautifully refurbished by the current vendor and the stylish accommodation briefly comprises:
Welcoming entrance hall with polished oak floor boards and attractive turned staircase.
Delightful and well-proportioned double aspect sitting/dining room with polished oak floor boards, a fine stone cut chimney piece with inset fire, French doors leading out onto an enclosed rear garden and fine view over the adjacent rose garden with fountain.
Beautiful kitchen/breakfast room incorporating a range of hand-painted and handmade cupboards and drawers by Parlour Farm with integrated Miele appliances, a three oven Aims controlled Aga, polished granite work surfaces, upstands and splashback. Useful breakfast bar, French doors to garden and polished limestone floor by Artisans of Devizes.
Separate guest cloakroom.
Attractive staircase and part full height landing leading to three charming bedrooms and deep airing cupboard.
Double aspect master bedroom with extensive handmade fitted cupboards and drawers and luxury en suite bathroom with electric underfloor heating and partly tiled with limestone.
Bedroom 2 and bedroom 3, both with an aspect towards the dee park, also have handmade fitted units and use of the very well-appointed family bathroom.
Beautifully landscaped and well stocked west facing, partly walled garden with terracing and areas of lawn all set behind a secure wrought iron gate.
A short walk from the property is a single en bloc garage with allocated parking to the front.
The property lends itself for use as a convenient second home or as a smaller permanent residence.
From London take the M40 to Junction 8 at Oxford and then the A40 Oxford Ring Road to the A44. Proceed past Chipping Norton and Moreton-in-Marsh. At Bourton-on-the-Hill turn right on to the B4479 past Blockley and then turn left signposted Broad Campden. After about a quarter of a mile, the entrance to Northwick Park will be found on the left hand side. Proceed up the drive and take the second turning right through two stone pillars. The property will be found just after the rose garden. Proceed round to the visitor parking area and continue on foot to the property.
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