7 bedroom detached house for saleKingcombe Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55
Sold STC £3,350,000
- Master suite & guest suite
- 5 further bedrooms & 4 bathrooms
- 1 bedroom staff flat
- 5/6 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Tennis court and swimming pool
- Beautiful gardens
In 1924 Sir Gordon Russell purchased a plot of land on the outskirts of Chipping Campden and commissioned architect Leslie Mansfield to design a home for his family using traditional materials and methods. Kingcombe is built of locally quarried Cotswold limestone beneath traditional Cotswold roofs with graduated courses and swept valleys. There are numerous mullion windows, solid chimney stacks and fine doorways and porch heads. The house, and garden, became Sir Gordon's passion and the house was enlarged, not for the last time, in 1935 and evolved over time to become substantial country house.
The house stands alone in an elevated position with glorious south easterly views across rolling countryside towards Chipping Campden. The principal accommodation is laid out over three floors. The arrangement and measurements of the rooms can be seen on the accompanying floorplans. Internally the property has exceptional original detailing throughout. The simplicity and craftsmanship of the oak panelling, staircases and fireplaces reflect the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds in the early twentieth century. In recent years, the property, gardens and grounds have been beautifully restored and improved by the current owners to create an exceptional country house.
Acreage: 11.23 Acres
From London take the M40 to Junction 8 at Oxford and then the A40 Oxford Ring Road to the A44. Proceed past Chipping Norton to Moreton-in-Marsh. In the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh continue on the A44 through Bourton-on-the-Hill and continue for several miles passing the turning for Chipping Campden. At the next right hand turn, also signed Chipping Campden, take the B4081. Continue along this road for several miles and immediately after the crossroads, Kingcombe will be found on the right hand side. The principal drive to the house is via electrically operated timber gates.
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