5 bedroom detached house for saleWood Stanway, Wood Stanway, Gloucestershire, GL54
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- Classic Cotswold Grade II Listed country house
- 4 reception rooms
- 5 bedroom suites
- Gardens and grounds totalling about 5 acres
- 2 bedroom coach house
- Views towards the northern slopes of the Cotswold Escarpment and Dumbleton Hill
A CLASSIC COTSWOLD GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE
The Main House – Entrance hall leading to staircase hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, study, kitchen/orangery, pantry, inner hall, 2 cloakrooms, laundry and boot room. Master bedroom suite with 2 en-suite bathrooms and dressing room, 3 further first floor bedroom suites, second floor bedroom suite and separate dressing room. Wine cellar/store and plant room.
Coach House – Reception hall, sitting room, kitchen/dining room, laundry, cloakroom and boiler room, 2 bedroom suites.
Gardens and grounds – sweeping driveway, formal lawns with mature trees, clipped yew hedging, herbaceous borders and fenced paddock. Self-contained estate office, machinery store and adjacent open barn and various stores.
Whitfield House, which is Grade II Listed, was formerly the vicarage to St Peters Church which was built in the 12th century with the tower added in the 13th century and part of many properties and land owned by the Abbots of Tewkesbury. The house dates back to the 18th century, with later additions, and is traditionally constructed of Cotswold stone with a principally stone tiled roof and small pane sash windows and attractive gabled dormers. The house was sold by the Church in 1932. It is in a picturesque setting surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and stands in very well kept gardens and grounds of just under five acres including a paddock.
The property was the subject of extensive improvement throughout 2016/2017 by a firm of well-respected local builders and now provides extremely elegant and comfortable accommodation.
The property fuses classicism with a fully integrated, state of the art CCTV security system, mood lighting and integrated fire alarm.
Elegant and light throughout, the property has a mainly southerly aspect overlooking its own formal gardens. Great attention to detail is evident throughout the property which showcases the fine period features both on the exterior elevations and throughout the living accommodation. Luxurious floor finishes and window furnishings have been fitted and consequently the property is ready for immediate occupation.
Some former outbuildings have been demolished to make way for a magnificent newly built coach house to complement the main house and suitable for a number of uses including guest or staff accommodation or professional home office.
Beyond the main house and coach house are a number of outbuildings including a superbly refitted self-contained estate office and newly constructed, temperature controlled wine stores, gardener’s WC and laundry room.
Whitfield House is situated in the quintessential Cotswold village of Wood Stanway and conveniently situated between Broadway and Winchcombe, both of which offer a range of amenities for everyday life. Wood Stanway lies under the Cotswold escarpment one mile from Stanway which is renowned for Stanway House, a Jacobean manor house owned by the Earl of Wemyss. The village comprises a small range of Cotswold stone properties situated around the village street.
The Regency spa town of Cheltenham lies about 10 miles away and provides a wide range of cultural and recreational facilities, together with excellent independent and state schools. Cheltenham is renowned for its fine Regency architecture, famous spa waters, gardens, shops and excellent schools including The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close. There are excellent sporting, cultural and leisure amenities in the town including National Hunt racing at Prestbury Park, tennis, hockey, croquet and squash clubs in Old Bath Road, five theatres and annual science, literary and music festivals.
For those interested in country pursuits the general area provides excellent riding and walking within countryside designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are exceptional sporting opportunities in the region, including golf at nearby Broadway with further courses at Naunton Downs, Stratford-upon-Avon and Lyneham. Hunting with the Heythrop and North Cotswold Hunts. National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick and polo at Cirencester. Other sporting venues include Premiership rugby at Worcester and Gloucester and County Cricket at Worcester.
There are several historic gardens in the immediate locality including the renowned Hidcote Manor Garden, in the ownership of the National Trust, and the highly regarded Kiftsgate Court Gardens. For the arts enthusiast Longborough Festival Opera stages performances annually during June and July and nearby Stratford-upon-Avon is home to The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Road and rail communications are excellent with Junction 9 (M5) at Tewkesbury. Birmingham, Oxford and London are within easy reach and regular train services to London Paddington from Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh.
Whitfield House is approached through electrically operated timber gates and along a sweeping tarmacadam drive terminating on the south side of the house. The principal drive also continues past the house providing access to a gravelled parking area. Formal gardens lie to the south of the house and comprise a fine lawn with high clipped yew hedge, established trees and shrubs and substantial flower borders. Situated around the garden are secluded seating areas offering different views of the gardens which have many attractive mature trees and enjoy further views of the surrounding countryside. A small stream makes a feature at the top of the garden and then runs around the west side. The manicured lawns lead the eye through stone pillars with pineapple finials to the useful fenced paddock beyond. In all the land extends to about 5 acres.
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