5 bedroom barn conversion for saleStratford Bridge, Ripple, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Guide Price £1,250,000
- Converted Grade II listed barn
- Superb equestrian facilities
- Set in twelve acres of land (approx)
- Two double bedrooms with en suites
- Three further double bedrooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Large reception area
- Sitting room
- Landscaped gardens with lake
- Two acre orchard (approx)
Stepping in to the entrance hall gives the first glimpse of the character and beautiful features this home has to offer. From the entrance hall there is access to the study which has a timbered ceiling and views out to the front of the property. There is a separate downstairs cloakroom with a slate tiled floor, wash hand basin and WC.
The welcoming sitting room has a large brick inglenook fireplace with oak lintel, flagstone hearth and wood burning stove. Large picture windows and double doors lead out to a patio area and provide the perfect place to enjoy the fine southerly aspects and views to the stables and paddocks beyond.
Several steps lead from the sitting room down to the impressive open plan drawing room and dining room. This part of the barn has real wow factor with its imposing vaulted timbered ceiling and two sets of full height windows with views out across the landscaped gardens and lake making it a fantastic space for entertaining. There is an oak and flagstone floor and the dining area has recessed spotlighting.
The dining room leads through to the inviting kitchen/breakfast room with its extensive range of painted wooden wall and floor cabinets with walnut work surfaces and Belfast sink. An island unit with slate work top sits in the centre of the kitchen. There is a Rangemaster six ring gas and electric range cooker with extractor hood over, integral dishwasher and travertine tiled floor. A stable door from the kitchen gives access to the front of the house where there is a covered area, ideal for storing muddy boots and coats. This leads to an ancillary building which is currently used as a utility room providing excellent storage and plumbing for a washing machine.
Returning back into the property there is a twin hand made oak staircase off the drawing room leading to two separate first floor wings of the house. The principal gallery landing has an oak floor, vaulted timber ceiling with exposed beams and oak frame. Leading off this landing are four double bedrooms. The largest of the four bedrooms has an exposed oak frame and en suite shower room comprising a white suite. There is a separate family bathroom with a white suite comprising a slipper bath, wash hand basin and WC.
The second gallery landing leads to the master bedroom with exposed beams and a separate shower room which comprises a large double walk-in shower with tiled surround, wash hand basin, WC and polished stone floor.
The property is approached via a timber five bar gate and gravel driveway providing extensive car parking and a large garage, built by the current owners, providing enough space for four cars. There are gates to one side of the house which provide excellent access to the stable block of nine, built by the current owners. From here there is access through a covered archway to the floodlit manege. The stables have all the facilities expected including; outside water taps, a separate secure tack room, a communal room with electricity for tea and coffee making facilities and a WC. There are also a further two stables, a separate Shetland shelter and a field shelter for three horses in the bottom paddock. The five adjoining paddocks are reached from the yard and there is also a bridleway leading out onto the open access common land behind the property.
The landscaped gardens lie principally to the rear of the house and are predominantly laid to lawn with a flagstone terrace, steps and dwarf walling. A meandering shingle path leads to the lake which has an island in the middle reached by a footbridge. The garden is enclosed by a combination of post and wire fencing and timber fencing with mixed hedging. An orchard adjoins the rear gardens with a variety of apple, pear and plum trees.
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