5 bedroom detached house for saleSnowshill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12
- Grade II Listed Cotswold house
- Charming gardens with views
- Detached cottage and annexe
- Stables and land
- About 21 acres
Charming Cotswold house with magical views.
The pretty village of Snowshill is situated on the top of the Cotswold escarpment above the villages of Broadway, Buckland and Laverton. It is a secluded but active village with period cottages and houses and a nineteenth century church clustered around a small green opposite The Snowshill Arms. Snowshill is renowned for its manor house and beautiful gardens, which are administered by the National Trust, as well as nearby Cotswold Lavender, a working lavender distillery. Snowshill is widely regarded as one of the most desirable and idyllic places to live in the North Cotswolds.
Nearby Broadway lies at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment and is regarded by many as one of the Cotswolds' finest examples of traditional street architecture with several seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings of note. The village has a wide range of shops for day-to-day requirements together with restaurants, The Lygon Arms Hotel, with its leisure facilities, and speciality shops. Nearby Chipping Campden, regarded as one of the Cotswolds' most renowned towns, lies about four-and-a-half miles away and has a considerable reputation for its variety of eating establishments, a number of which have achieved awards. The larger centres of Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester are within easy reach and provide more comprehensive cultural, shopping and educational facilities.
For the sporting enthusiast there are several golf courses nearby, notably Broadway Golf Club, hunting with the North Cotswolds, National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon Avon, Warwick and Worcester, polo at Cirencester Park and cricket at Worcester. Locally there are many public footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding enthusiasts.
Theatres are to be found in Cheltenham and Stratford-upon Avon, including the renowned Royal Shakespeare Theatre. There is excellent schooling in the general area with high achieving state and private schools at Chipping Campden, Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham.
Green Close was formerly four seventeenth century cottages and remodelled to form one house for Mr H Peech in about 1916 by C E Bateman, a highly regarded architect known for his sensitive restoration of Cotswold vernacular properties. Great ingenuity was necessary to marry the four individual cottages into a whole to ensure both a pleasing exterior and the practical arrangement of the rooms.
The house retains many of the original period features, including the great open fireplaces, flagstone floors and mullion windows, which sit comfortably alongside the Arts & Crafts features added by Mr Bateman.
The property is L-shaped and is finely built of beautiful local stone beneath stone slate roofs laid in diminishing courses. There are attractive mullion windows, fine stone dressings and dormers, both hipped and gabled. A half-timbered link with plasterwork was added in 1916 to marry up the elevations.
Green Close is complemented by charming, cottage style gardens and occupies a commanding position, nestled into the hillside, taking full advantage of the striking views towards a quintessential English landscape, within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The property, which was at one time owned by the family of Sir Gordon Russell, the furniture designer, has been in the tenure of the current family for almost a century and unusually the property retains the 'old world' charm and authenticity of the early twentieth century.
In particular the external elevations have changed very little since that time. As such the sale of Green Close represents a very special opportunity to buy a charmingly unspoilt Cotswold house.
Green Close is Grade II Listed being of Special Architectural or
The accommodation comprises:-
Green Close: reception hall leading to staircase hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/sitting room, secondary kitchen, laundry/WC, larder, master bedroom suite with dressing room, en suite bathroom and separate WC, guest bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite shower room, three further bedrooms, family shower room, family bathroom and WC. Domestic courtyard with various outbuildings, boiler room, garden store and wine cellar.
Green Close Cottage: sitting/dining room, kitchen, two first floor interconnecting bedrooms and bathroom. Pretty stone outbuilding and courtyard.
Green Close Barn: L-shaped living room open to kitchen, shower room and two first floor interconnecting bedrooms. Attached gymnasium, double garage, garden stores and gardener's WC.
Stable Yard: four traditional stables, tack room and adjacent hay store.
Beautiful formal and informal terraced gardens, permanent pasture, natural spring-fed lake, woodland and far reaching views.
In all about 21 acres
Acreage: 21 Acres
Directions WR12 7JU
From Broadway High Street take Church Street signposted Snowshill. Proceed along this road for approximately one-and-a-half miles until reaching the village. Continue past the Snowshill Arms and the village church. Proceed for about 100 yards where the drive to Green Close will be found immediately on the right hand side accessed via a traditional five bar gate and opposite Oat Hill Farm.
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