This is the first ever opportunity to purchase Foxbury Hill Farm House, having been occupied by different generations of the same family for over 100 years. Formally a small, modest Cotswold stone cottage it now represents an extensive and muchloved detached family home. The owners have designed and created a variety of extensions and improvements in order to maximise the living space and bring much enjoyment from the professionally designed and landscaped gardens. On entering the hall with its useful study area, access can be gained into the impressive vaulted sitting room with French doors leading to the patio with views of the garden beyond; this room also benefits from a gas fired ‘wood burner style’ stove.
Both the hall and sitting room possess beautiful wide oak floorboards. The Dining Room is also located off the central hall and is a traditional period room dating back hundreds of years. It boasts original features such window seats, exposed beams, bacon hooks and an impressive Cotswold stone fireplace with bread oven and a later addition of a wood burner. From here there is a step down to an inner hall leading to the cloakroom and the staircase in as well as a door into the kitchen. The well-appointed kitchen has been specially created for a professional caterer with lots of storage, worktops including a central island, an electric Everhot stove with three ovens and a Mercury range style cooker with a bottled gas hob. At one end of the kitchen there is a step up to a breakfast room which wraps round into a snug area and then re-connects to the dining room. At the other end of the kitchen the utility and large pantry are located along with the back door.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, one of which hosts a window seat and exposed beams. There is a bathroom with a claw foot bath and a separate shower room. An original staircase leads up to the largest bedroom. This delightful dual aspect room possesses an end wall of fitted wardrobes and ‘A’ frame beams.
The grounds and setting are quite exceptional. A set of ornate iron gates open up onto a large gravelled drive affording parking for copious amounts of vehicles with access to the carport, garage and period stone store. A picket fence with pedestrian gate splits the gardens away from the drive. A split level patio overlooks the stunning gardens which are breath taking as the award-winning landscape architect has taken great care to provide different ‘rooms’ within the whole site. An established pond is filled with water from ‘The Dent’ stream. Shaped and abundantly stocked flowers beds create an attractive and natural opening to the gardens beyond. Enclosed by trees, shrubs and a Cotswold stonewall, privacy is provided and enjoyed from each aspect of the level lawns. A further Cotswold stone wall and steps lead to further level lawn with attractive and creative planting. Behind a tall hedge is a further large area of parking suitable for large vehicles. There is a part sloping 1.2 acre paddock/spinney with field shelter which could be purchased under separate negotiations.
- 16ft Reception Hall/Study
- Vaulted Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- Breakfast Room/Snug
- Boot Room/Utility Cloakroom
- Four Bedrooms
- Shower Room
- 17’9 x 16’4” Stone built store
- Wood chip silo shed
- Two large Parking Areas
- Total plot measures 0.675 acres
Middle Duntisbourne lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty North of Cirencester. It is a quaint and unspoilt Cotswold hamlet surrounded by farmland and woods. The stream known as ‘The Dunt’ meanders through the full length of the pretty Duntisbourne Valley. A ford crosses the single country lane in the centre of this small traditional village made up of approximately 11 Cotswold stone houses. Often referred to as the ‘capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester is a traditional and vibrant market town. It offers a selection of educational establishments from primary schools up to a sixth form college and a university. Cheltenham is known for its elegant Regency architecture, copious festivals and National Hunt racing. Kemble is the nearest railway station with direct link to London (Paddington).
Leave Cirencester on the A417 Gloucester Road in a northerly direction. After approximately 1.5 miles turn left onto the Overly Road signed posted Daglingworth. After entering Daglingworth the village turn sharp left and then turn right towards Duntisbourne Rouse. Follow the country lane through Duntisbourne Rouse passing the signpost to the church and continue on for approximately 1/4 mile. Turn right down a winding hill and the house can be located just before the ford on the left hand side.
Postcode: GL7 7AR.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Whitaker Seager.
Fixtures and Fittings: Some mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Local Authorities: Cotswold District Council. Council Tax Band F and EPC rating D.
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