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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, cloakroom, utility room
  • Drawing room, dining room, sitting room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, garden room
  • Four bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • Planning permission to extend
  • Two bedroom staff cottage, range of outbuildings
  • Garaging, American barn style stabling, manège
  • Lansdscaped gardens, paddocks
  • In all about 11.5 acres
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Cotswold stone house with exceptional equestrian facilities


Westonbirt is a charming village situated in the south of the
Cotswolds and within a Conservation Area. In addition to the
Church and hotel, there is also the world renowned Westonbirt
Arboretum. The nearest town is Tetbury, a popular and
traditional market town well known for its 17th and 18th Century
architecture. Although the town is noted for its antique shops
there are a wide range of everyday shops, exclusive boutiques
and unusual shops as well as two supermarkets. The larger
centres of Cirencester and Bath are thirteen and twenty two
miles away respectively and provide a more extensive range of
shopping and recreational facilities.
The area is ideal for those with equestrian interests with polo
being played at Beaufort Polo Club. The property is within the
Monday country of The Duke of Beaufort's Hunt and Westonbirt
is also close to Badminton and Gatcombe horse trials. Other
recreational pursuits include golf in the village and also at
Minchinhampton; sailing at the Cotswold Water Park; swimming
and gymnasium at the Westonbirt Sports Hall and motor racing
at the Castle Combe circuit. National Hunt racing can be found
at Cheltenham and Chepstow.
The property is conveniently located with access to the M4 at
Junctions 17 and 18 which provide easy access to London as
well as Bristol where it links with the M5. There is also a regular
rail service to London Paddington from Kemble or Chippenham,
both around ten miles away.
There are numerous schools, both private and state, within
convenient driving distance. In Tetbury and Malmesbury there
are primary and secondary schools while further afield there are
several well known private schools, including Beaudesert Park,
Westonbirt, Rosehill Westonbirt, St Mary's Calne as well as the
colleges in Cheltenham and Bath.


Ashworth House is approached from a country lane with a
tarmacadam driveway leading up to a gravelled parking area
adjacent to the house, cottage and garaging. The drive
continues around to the stable yard where there is extensive
hard-standing for horseboxes, tractors etc. The house itself has
been built in the vernacular Cotswold style of local stone, the
appearance being enhanced by gabled elevations and leaded
light windows.
The accommodation is flexible and is arranged over two floors.
The main reception room is ideal for entertaining and benefits
from triple aspect windows and fireplace. There are two further
reception rooms, a sitting room with wood panelled walls and a
dining room. The kitchen/breakfast room is very well fitted and
includes an Aga as well as a range of wall and floor units and a
central island unit. Being 31ft long this room is also large
enough for sitting and eating areas. Double doors lead into an
orangery which has doors out to the garden. There is also a
boot/utility room. The floor in the kitchen is English Oak, whilst
in the reception rooms there are original Cherry wood floors.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms with the best views
reserved for the principle suite. There is a further family
bathroom and the guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
Complementing the house is the self contained guest cottage
which could also be used as staff accommodation. The
cottage comprises an open plan living room, kitchen, bathroom
and two bedrooms and is built in the same construction as the
house. Adjacent to the cottage is the open fronted garage with
parking for two cars.
The gardens are mature and sheltered, principally laid to lawn
and being interspersed with a number of mature trees. There is
a further lawned area to the front of the house.
The land is divided into four post and railed paddocks and is
mainly found to the west and south of the house. Tucked away
is the superb American barn built by Monarch Equestrian in
2004 and having Majestic stable partitions. In addition to the
eight loose boxes there is a wash box with rubberised floor,
tack room, separate WC, drying room for rugs, feed rooms and
ample storage for hay and bedding. To the side of the barn is
the rubber and silica sand manège which measures about
40m x 20m.
On the north western boundary there is a public bridal path
which is well shielded by a clump of trees.
In total the property extends to about 11.5 acres.

Square Footage: 3,000 sq ft
Acreage: 11.5 Acres


From Tetbury take the A433 Bath Road. After about two miles
turn right immediately before The Hare and Hounds Hotel as if
proceeding to the Beaufort Polo Club. The driveway to
Ashworth House is the first on the right.

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27 June 2016


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