4 bedroom house for saleWestonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
The Pump House forms part of The Estate Yard, an exclusive small development which was converted from a range of attractive period former farm buildings created by Sir Robert Holford in the 1850's on the edge of Westonbirt Park. The house has enormous character with many original features throughout. The current owners have decorated and maintained the property to a very high standard, with great attention to detail, and the property would be ideal as both a permanent home or for weekends.
The galleried reception hall provides an impressive entrance to the property. With its high ceiling, dado panelling and Italian marble tiled floor, it has an excellent feeling of space and light and is ideal for entertaining. Double doors open into the drawing room, a well-proportioned room with a large stone fireplace having a wood-burning stove, as well as fitted bookshelves and cupboards. The kitchen/dining room is another impressive room, lit from above by rooflights and with space for a large dining table. There is a range of painted wood wall and floor units and the appliances include an electric Aga, and integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a useful walk in shelved larder. To the right of the kitchen is the boot room, with a separate cloakroom and a door to the garage.
From the reception hall steps lead down to the lower floor, comprising a cloakroom and wine cellar, together with a media room, lit by a large skylight.
On the first floor is a large galleried landing/snug which overlooks both the kitchen and hall. The master bedroom is a good size and is equipped with an excellent range of fitted wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. It has a smart en suite shower room. There is also a guest bedroom with shower room en suite and two further double bedrooms served by a family bathroom. All the bedrooms have fitted cupboards.
Westonbirt is a very attractive and desirable small village in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nearby Tetbury has a good range of shops and services, and other local towns include Cirencester, Malmesbury and Nailsworth
The principal centres for the region include Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Cheltenham, and Gloucester, all of which are within easy daily commuting distance.
Direct rail services to London Paddington from either Kemble or Chippenham stations taking approximately 75 minutes. Bristol Parkway, for services to the Midlands, is about 16 miles.
Junction 17 of the M4 is about 8 miles drive.
The area has been long associated with equestrian pursuits. The Beaufort Polo Club is within walking distance of the property, hunting with the Beaufort, Horse Trials at Badminton and Gatcombe along with National Hunt racing at Cheltenham and Newbury. There are also a number of golf courses in the area.
Excellent walking in the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum.
A variety of state and private schools in the area. Westonbirt School is within walking distance, and also Beaudesert Park, Wycliffe, and the Cheltenham Colleges.
At the front of the house is an attractive and well maintained garden, set within a Cotswold stone wall. It has a lawn with a mixed herbaceous border, and a paved terrace outside the kitchen. The outside has many local architectural features. Attached to the house is a large single garage with a door to the boot room and a further open fronted garage space on the far side of the drive.
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