7 bedroom detached house for sale

Brimpsfield, Nr Cheltenham, GL4

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Unspoilt Cotswold village
  • Easy access to Cheltenham, M4 and M5
  • 3 Reception Rooms, Study
  • 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Separate annexe
  • Swimming pool with pool house
  • Beautiful grounds and land
  • About 9 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive Grade II listed village house with land and views.

Location

The village of Brimpsfield is mentioned in the Doomesday Book, and Brimpsfied House contains much stone taken from the site of Brimpsfield Castle which was built by the Gifford Family, otherwise known as Baron’de Brymmesfielde’ whose forbears came over with William the Conquerer. The Castle, whose site belongs to the owners of Brimpfsfield House, was destroyed in 1322 after the Gifford Family incurred Royal displeasureby robbing Edward II’s Treasurer Train as it travelled up the Empire Way to Gloucester the previous year. Little remains of the Castle now except its outline and the dry moat as the stone has been used over the ages for building other houses in the village. At Brimpsfield House there are many examples but the two most obvious are the medieval chimney breast on the east gable and the stone chevrons which appear in the wall on the west gable. The Castle site is Listed as a site of Architectural and Historic Interest.

Brimpsfield is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is principally made up of period houses and cottages. The countryside surrounding the village offers a wonderful selection of walks and rides along a network of footpaths, bridleways and byways. There is a good community spirit in the village and a number of organised events take place throughout the year.

Everyday facilities can be found in the historic market town of Cirencester which is about ten miles away. Apart from a very good range of shops and services, the town provides a relatively new leisure centre, a hospital and a wide range of clubs and societies. The splendid Regency town of Cheltenham is about six miles away and is made up of elegant garden squares with the promenade being at its heart.

Good local schools are numerous and include Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies College, Dean Close, St Edwards, Rendcomb College, Westonbirt School as well as the additional prep schools of Beaudesert Park and Hatherop Castle. Highly regarded nursery schools are found in Cirencester and Cheltenham.

There is a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities found locally. These include golf at Cirencester and Cheltenham, polo at Cirencester Park and Longdole, racing at Cheltenham, sailing and other water sports at the Cotswold Water Park, shooting and fishing with local syndicates, gliding at Aston Down and rugby at Cirencester Rugby Club. There are theatres in Cheltenham which is also well known for its exceptional shopping and the large number of festivals that take place there throughout the year, including the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Description

Brimpsfield House is a very comfortable family home, situated in the heart of the village with rolling views to the rear and an open aspect to the front. Dating back to the 17th century the house has many original features, not least the elaborately moulded former front door with a deep shell hood and a canted oriel window above. Internally there are two very fine fireplaces in the two principal reception rooms. However of particular interest and outside are the remains of Brimpsfield Castle, with a history of dating back to the 12th century . Still evident is the mound with an outer bank and ditch as well as the remains of the gatehouse.

The property is approached through wrought iron gates with a gravelled parking area close to the front door. Internally the house provides flexible accommodation which includes a drawing room and dining room on the west side, both having open fireplaces and original beams. In the heart of the house is the kitchen which opens out into a breakfast area having direct access onto a courtyard terrace. On the east side is a family room and a large study approached off a secondary staircase. The ancillary rooms include a cloakroom (approached off the original entrance hall), utility room, larder, boot room and a cellar.

The first floor comprises five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Separate staircases lead to two further children’s bedrooms. Also forming part of the house and having its own front door is a self-contained annexe with sitting room/kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom. These rooms can very easily form part of the main house.

The house is complemented by mature and attractive grounds from which there are glorious views over unspoilt Cotswold countryside. Automated gates lead through to a gravelled parking area which is sheltered by a magnificent copper beech. To the front of the original front of the house is a topiary garden with lawn and flagstone terrace. The main lawn and formal garden is to the rear and takes in the views. Along one side and at a slightly higher level is a well stocked herbaceous border. From here archways lead through a yew hedge to a small orchard and the swimming pool. The attractive pool house includes an exercise room, covered eating area and a changing room.. There are a range of stone built outbuildings including garaging with an attached store, a single storey stone outbuilding providing storage for garden tools, logs and kennelling and former game larder now used as a wine ‘house. Sloping away from the house is the grazing land with spring fed ponds at the bottom. On the far bank are the remains of Brimpsfield Castle together with a stand of woodland.

The property extends to about 9 acres and further 6.6 acres of adjoining land maybe available by separate negotiation.

Tenure
Freehold

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage

Local Authority
Gloucestershire Country Council - 01452 425000

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with Savills.

Square Footage: 5,801 sq ft
Acreage: 9 Acres

Directions

From Cirencester head North on the A417 towards Cheltenham. At the end of the dual carriageway and at the roundabout take the first exit signposted ‘Brimpsfield’. Continue down the lane and into the village. At the ‘T’ junction opposite the memorial proceed straight ahead and the gates leading into Brimpsfield House is the third driveway on the left.


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Nearest station

  • Cheltenham Spa (5.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Savills, Cirencester

1 Castle Street, Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 1QD

01285 411020 Local call rate

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