7 bedroom detached house for saleBourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Under Offer £1,895,000
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 7 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Extensive Outbuildings
- Attractive Gardens
- Grazing and Amenity Land
Folly Farm sits in a glorious rural location in rolling Cotswold countryside and is one of four homes which forms the original Folly Farm. The property is a wonderful rural property with extensive outbuildings, grazing land including a good level paddock and mature woods and lakes, all combining to make it an extremely desirable family home. The house was converted and extended by the current owners in 2006 and now provides very spacious, open plan family accommodation over three floors. In total the accommodation extends to nearly 5,000 square feet.
From the naturally light hall, double doors lead into the drawing room with a wood burning stove. French doors provide access into the garden. The drawing room extends into the dining room with Clearview wood burner which leads on to a further family room/study - all together creating an incredible space with extremely flexible accommodation and the ultimate party room. Off this is a well-appointed kitchen with walk in
larder. A cloakroom, utility room and boot room complete the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor is an impressive master bedroom suite with arch through to the en suite bathroom with views over the valley, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom and separate cloakroom. All the rooms enjoy spectacular views to the south. A further flight of stairs provides access to the second floor with two guest rooms and a bathroom.
Folly Farm is a short drive from Bourton on the Water, one of the larger North Cotswold villages situated in the Windrush Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village offers a range of shops for most every day needs with a doctor's surgery, banking services, solicitors and dentist.
To the north of the village is the historic market town of Stow on the Wold with many specialist shops. There is a Tesco store and The Daylesford Organic and Lifestyle is close by. The Fosse Way provides direct access to the Midlands and south to Cirencester. The A40 links Cheltenham to Oxford and then joins the M40 at Junction 8.
For the London commuter there are regular trains from Kingham Station to London Paddington taking approximately 90 minutes. Recreational opportunities include golf at Burford and Naunton Downs, Polo at
Cirencester Park, racing at Cheltenham and sailing at Cirencester Water Park. There are a number of excellent walks including the Cotswold Way and the Gloucestershire Way.
There is a wide choice of state and private schools close to Folly Farm, the highly regarded primary school in Cold Aston is within walking distance across the fields. Cheltenham is considered an educational hot spot with schools including Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close. Schooling in Oxford is also easily accessible. There is also a primary school and highly regarded secondary school, The Cotswold School - A Language & Science Academy in Bourton on the Water.
The driveway sweeps into a gravel courtyard with extensive parking. To the side is a range of stone and timber clad outbuildings including a number of stables, storage sheds and an attractive courtyard. All of these buildings have potential to be converted to provide additional secondary accommodation (subject to obtaining planning permission) party barn or similar use. There is a separate office with veranda with both
electricity and telephone connections. The principal garden is laid mainly to lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and beech hedges and an apple orchard whilst, to the east of this is a walled kitchen garden. Of the
30 acres just under 15 acres are laid to paddock with woodland beyond which is a natural haven for wildlife.
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