3 bedroom cottage for sale

Great Rissington, Gloucestershire

£795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 19th Century Cottage
  • Beautifully Positioned
  • Stunning Views Over Neighbouring Countryside
  • Three Double Bedrooms
  • Generous Garden
  • Garage and Parking
  • Popular Village
  • Catchment for the Outstanding Cotswold Academy

Full description

A beautifully positioned three bedroom 19th Century cottage, benefiting from stunning views over the neighbouring countryside.

For many, the village of Great Rissington is the dream location - a perfect place to live the Good Life. Not only is it picture-book pretty, with quiet rows of Cotswold stone period cottages arranged along the length of a gently sloping hillside (down at the far end, an ancient church abuts a grand manor house, whilst a Victorian-built primary school sits opposite the traditional Lamb Inn at the top) but it also possesses that most desirable of qualities - a rooted, friendly community where the ancestors of some residents can still be traced back into the mists of time. Then, the majority of villagers worked on the bountiful and beautiful surrounding farmland or as servants to the Big House. Today, there is a greater diversification of employment - city bankers and artists rubbing shoulders with musicians, sculptors and physicians - but the newer inhabitants have all embraced equal responsibility for the quality of their community. Swelling church pews on Sundays, cricket at the clubhouse on Fridays, school fetes and street parties in summer, the stuff of English rural idyll is all here for the taking only minutes from the A40 and the mainline train station at Kingham, in the catchment of the most highly regarded state senior school in the country (according to the Times in its latest survey).

Situated in one of the most favourable positions in the village is a pair of late nineteenth century, originally two-up-two-down cottages built to accommodate the chauffeur and housekeeper of a neighbouring house. In the 1920s No 2 West View was sold off, bought by a local family and lived in by their daughter for almost seventy years until the house needed comprehensive updating to make it properly habitable. By now an old lady, she reluctantly decided to sell. Her greatest wish was to preserve her home for another local family and her parting request to the grateful current owners, then a young couple who had competed against higher bidders and would have promised pretty much anything to secure their home, was simply not to fell the ancient apple tree in her beloved garden.

Twenty years on, much has been done to improve the property - the tin bath in front of the Rayburn has long been supplanted by a hot water system fuelled by solar energy, and an extension built to provide a first floor bathroom. The principal accommodation now comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and separate dining room with three double bedrooms and bathroom on the floor above - what matters most, however, is not the raft of improvements made to the interior but the position and plot size, which remain the most serendipitous qualities of this lovely property. From ground and first floor the outlook is breath-taking, a sweeping overview of village and valley, broad skies and distant hills, with a garden long and broad enough to consider not only a further sizeable extension (as the neighbours have done with their half of the pair of cottages) but even to suggest a potential separate plot (subject, of course, to all the usual planning consents). Given the absence of listing, conceivably the cottage could become a home twice its current size. Certainly it is ideally suited for another growing family, the next generation and only the third owners in a century. Simply, don't cut down the apple tree.

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06 May 2016

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Nearest station

  • Kingham (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country Harrison James & Hardie , Bourton On The Water

High Street Bourton-On-The-Water GL54 2AN

01451 822977 Local call rate

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