4 bedroom detached house for saleHawling, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54
Guide Price £1,150,000
- Refurbished & enlarged Cotswold cottage
- Paddock and stabling
- Separate home office
- 3 - 4 bedrooms
- 2 reception rooms
- Rural views
- About 1.8 acres
- EPC Rating = D
A beautifully refurbished and enlarged country cottage with superb ancillary accommodation, stabling and paddock
Lilac Cottage is situated in the small village of Hawling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. The market town of Stow-on-the-Wold is about 9 miles away and provides everyday shopping and banking amenities whilst the larger centres of Cheltenham and Cirencester are accessed from the nearby Fosse Way (A429).
Unusually for a village of its size nearby Guiting Power is well served by The Old Post Office store, bakery, two churches and two public houses including the renowned Hollow Bottom.
Communications to the area are excellent with good access to the M5 (Junctions 10, 11 and 11a) leading to the West Country and the M40 (Junctions, 8, 9, 10 & 11) providing easy access to London, Heathrow Airport and the Midlands.
Sporting and recreational facilities are well catered for in the area with golf courses at Naunton Downs, Cirencester and Cheltenham. Hunting with the Heythrop and North Cotswold Hunts. National Hunt Racing is at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester.
Cheltenham is renowned for the provision of high-achieving private schools including Cheltenham College and Junior School, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Beaudesert Park Pre and Prep Schools and Dean Close School. Kitebrook School at Moreton-in-Marsh and The Cotswold School at Bourton-on-the-Water are both highly regarded and within easy reach.
The surrounding countryside is particularly beautiful with traditional Cotswold villages and an extensive network of bridleways and footpaths.
Lilac Cottage occupies a partly elevated setting overlooking traditional Cotswold pasture. The property is believed to date from the eighteenth century and is traditionally built of mellow stone with accommodation set out over one-and-a-half storeys. Typical of its age and type it retains many original period features such as exposed ceiling timbers, inglenook fireplaces and mullion windows. The property has been the subject of a complete and sympathetic programme of refurbishment and enlargement using reclaimed stone and roof slates to create a comfortable home.
The intelligent arrangement of rooms incorporates a spacious and stylish kitchen/dining room with an island unit and a range of bespoke cabinets incorporating two slimline dishwashers, wine chiller and commercial Falcon range oven. There are high quality leathered granite and Silestone work surfaces and handmade tile splash backs.
The kitchen/dining room has a vaulted ceiling and double doors which open onto a private terrace. Bi-fold doors lead from the kitchen/dining room into a charming double aspect sitting room with a fine inglenook fireplace, log burning stove and exposed ceiling timbers.
The rear hall connects through to the triple aspect media room with feature quartz wall and a substantial energy efficient multi fuel stove twinned with an air source heat pump supplementing the domestic heating and hot water supply. Situated off the rear hall is a useful utility, with an excellent range of fitted cabinets, which connects to a guest cloakroom and entrance porch. The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout.
An oak staircase rises from the rear hall to a long landing, with views over Cotswold pasture, and on to three excellent bedrooms, each having vaulted ceilings with exposed roof truss timbers and also enjoying rural views. The triple aspect master bedroom suite has an impressive contemporary style en suite wet room and a walk in dressing cupboard. The family bathroom is traditionally styled with a slipper bath, a separate shower room and linen store. The first floor has traditional cast iron radiators in most rooms.
Immediately surrounding the property on three sides are terraced, thoughtfully landscaped gardens with raised beds containing a variety of spring bulbs and shrubs. There is a substantial terrace to the rear of the property which is ideal for outside dining.
The property is approached from the village lane through a pair of timber gates over a gravelled drive which leads to a parking area and double car port with secure store/workshop built of green oak beneath a timber shingle roof (nearing completion). The drive continues to an L-shaped building providing excellent stabling for two horses. Of particular note is the timber framed self-contained professional home office clad in oak beneath a cedar shingle roof. Although the current owners have set out the rooms as a professional home office and gymnasium with kitchenette and shower room, the building could be readily used for a variety of purposes including domestic ancillary accommodation.
The property is heated via two air conditioning/heating units. Solar photovoltaic panels have been installed on the south facing roof slope which provide supplementary power to the whole property and generate an income by supplying power back to the National Grid. There are fine views over the adjoining paddock.
To the south west of the property lies a most attractive paddock with spinney bordered by traditional Cotswold dry stone walls to three sides. There are the remains of former farm buildings which could provide the footprint for additional structures subject to the usual consents.
The sale of the property is a special and increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a charming and extremely well presented Cotswold cottage with the benefit of stables and a paddock which will particularly appeal to those with an equine interest. Lilac Cottage will also appeal to those buyers seeking a property with ancillary domestic accommodation, home office or hobby/craft room. The green credentials of the property together with the recent upgrading has resulted in energy efficiencies.
Acreage: 1.8 Acres
From Stow-on-the-Wold take the B4068 towards Cheltenham.
At the T-junction turn right onto the A436 signed to Cheltenham.
Take the first right signed to Hawling after the lay-by.
At the crossroads turn right and continue down the hill towards
the village. After the sharp left bend the property will be found
on the left hand side
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