5 bedroom character property for saleLower Dowdeswell, Lower Dowdeswell, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54
- Reception Hall
- Drawing Room
- Sitting Room/Study
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Two Bedroom Suites
- Three Further Bedrooms
- Large Shower Room
- Family Bathroom
- Adjoining Barn with potential (STP)
The Tithe Barn is a 15th Century home steeped in history and epitomsing the archetypal residences that are so highly sought after. The property has enormous charm and character. Listed Grade II, the property is understood to date from the Tudor period and it retains many fascinating period details such as flagstone floors, stone fireplaces and mullioned windows with leaded lights. The house has a very welcoming atmosphere and, although undeniably impressive, is still manageable and workable for a family. Over recent years The Tithe Barn has been skillfully refurbished to the highest specification with some individual features, the modern finish combines beautifully with the fine period features.
Entrance is gained through a grand reception hall with the well-proportioned reception rooms set off. The kitchen/breakfast with an AGA and a range of bespoke units is a charming room, spacious and light. The sitting room is an elegant room with a characteristic feel, the exposed beams and mullion windows provide focal points. In turn this room leads to the most notable drawing room. At 1,375 sq ft, this impressive room includes an ideal area for a dining and doors opening onto a terrace. The magnificent exposed vaulted ceiling, showcases the charm of the build whilst the old cider press adds a unique feel to this room, idyllic for entertaining. A series of French doors and windows take advantage of the spectacular vista, whilst creating a light and spacious feel.
The principal staircase leads from the reception hall to a landing off which leads to four bedrooms. Two of which are served by impressive en suite bathrooms. In addition there is a luxury family bathroom. There is a further bedroom, either reached from the main bedroom accommodation or a separate spiral staircase leading from the lobby at the end of the drawing room. This ideal arrangement lends itself well to guest accommodation or ancillary, a bathroom situated on the ground floor serves this bedroom, creating a self-contained living area.
From the drawing room a door leads to the vast adjoining barn which, subject to the necessary planning consents, could be converted into further living accommodation. Currently the barn is ideally used as a gym and garaging for classic cars. Particularly impressive, the barn has exposed stone walls, a vaulted ceiling with timber and a stone tiled floor.
The Tithe Barn is situated in the unspoilt hamlet of Lower Dowdeswell in an elevated position enjoying far reaching views. Forming part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rural surroundings are simply stunning and synonymous with the beautiful Cotswold countryside. Ideally located just outside Cheltenham, The Tithe Barn enjoys a unique position of semi-rural living yet a mere four miles from Cheltenham's cosmopolitan centre. The Regency town of Cheltenham is internationally famed for its shopping, including many well-known London and international stores and also Waitrose and Wholefoods. There are many fine restaurants to enjoy and it is the home to famed festivals including Literature, Jazz and Food. Cheltenham is particularly well regarded for its fine schools, including the world renowned The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close. Westonbirt School for girls and Rendcombe College are also within easy commute form The Tithe Barn. Besides beautiful walking and riding countryside, there are some exceptional sporting opportunities within the local community including racing and tennis at Cheltenham, golf in nearby Naunton Downs and watersports at the Cirencester lakes. In addition to all the amenities for a cultural lifestyle, communications are excellent form this area, with easy access to the A40 London and Oxford route, Cheltenham Spa train station (5 miles) and the fast trains from Kingham Station to London (15 miles). Heathrow and Bristol international airports are within an easy commute also.
The grounds are The Tithe Barn are enchanting, with a series of lawned areas that surround the property, there is a feeling of openness. There are many interesting facets to the garden, the upper lawn rises to a stone terrace with flower beds and mature shrub borders. A footpath from here leads to a walks across the Cotswold Way. The lawns are well stocked and mature with strategic seating areas, ideal spots to take in the far reaching views towards the Malvern Hills. The gravelled driveway takes you under the charming dovecote, leading to the house and a further terrace.
Cotswold District Council 01285 623000
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
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