Hillside Farm

Guide price £2,500,000

hillside farm, avenis green, france lynch, stroud, gloucestershire, gl6 8ly

located in a private and unspoilt countryside setting, lies this former cotswold farmstead, now a charming, detached grade ii listed residence with a separate home office and annexe in addition to land measuring in total just under 13 acres.

The Property

This traditional 18th century farmyard is the central hub to the whole establishment as all the original Cotswold stone buildings including the main Grade II listed house radiate from there. The enchanting family home, over the years has been transformed from a modest dwelling to a larger property by linking via a glass passage, to what was a farm building but now a pivotal part of the overall accommodation. On arrival, you feel as if you have stepped back into yester-year.

A gated garden path leads up to historic ‘L shaped’ house. A welcoming and sizable reception hall is your first experience of Hillside Farm. From here, you have options to either go down the glass passage to the formal reception rooms or into the original part of the home. A delightful sitting room, with triple aspect, sits to the front of the residence boasting an impressive inglenook fireplace with a very special wooden surround. From here access to the cellar can be found in addition to the stairs leading up to the next levels. The gallery style kitchen enjoys views across the rear courtyard and a door out to the garden; it is open to both the sitting room and the dining area. A rear door and cloakroom are also located off the dining area. On the first floor the main suite is found, made up of a dressing room, ensuite shower room and double bedroom. A real treat is the all-encompassing trompe l’oeil mural in the vaulted family bathroom, it’s the perfect place to sit back and relax. Also on this floor is a further bedroom and access up to the attic where another bedroom and ensuite will be located.

At the other end, lies an extraordinary dining hall with a magnificent, vaulted ceiling, with steps down into the drawing room, also another unique room with a mezzanine level. The guest’s bedroom is found off the mezzanine with the shower room and dressing room at the ground level with its own entrance.

Character features are enjoyed throughout, including stone mullion windows, leaded light windows, window seats, exposed beams, old hay mangers, impressive fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, stable doors and wide elm and oak floorboards.

Home office:
This is another incredibly important asset. Converted from a period farm building, it enjoys a vaulted roof with exposed oak beams, a stable door out onto the garden and a bathroom. It’s large enough to house a small team of people working from home.

Annex/Nanny Accommadation:
This stone barn conversion is single storey and is designed with a ‘studio style’ open plan living arrangement consisting of: Living/bedroom area with a kitchen at one end plus a sizeable shower room doubling up as a utility. Great accommodation for a visiting relative or working nanny.

Outside

Located down a country lane, the entrance to the drive can be found. This opens to a large parking area which meanders into the ‘old’ yard. Formal gardens including a rose garden, lavender lined path, and lawned areas with a variety of trees, some fruit, surround the house on two sides with a landscaped courtyard to the rear. Privacy is afforded from each section. There is a garage/store and a further garage with an area utilized as a gym (in need of TLC). A long-established dry-stone wall runs for a considerable length of the main boundary with gated entrances into different areas of the land. The ‘cricket pitch’ is a level grass field, and as its name implies, the village has utilised it for many exciting matches in the past. Most of the grassland, is within a beautiful valley with wild meadow flowers boasting a natural spring and a stream which meanders at the bottom, enjoying woodland to one side and the village of France Lynch on the other. Even though the land doesn’t have organic status, our clients inform us that within their ownership no chemicals or pesticides have been used. A public footpath runs through a section of the valley to France Lynch. Services: Oil central heating & Private septic tank drainage.

  • Detached Home Office with Bathroom
  • Detached ‘Nanny’ Annexe
  • Garage/Store
  • Garage/Gym
  • Drive with Plentiful Parking
  • Formal Gardens
  • Orchard Rear Courtyard
  • Level Paddocks
  • Further Meadowland & Woodland

• Impressive Entrance Hall
• Three Reception Rooms
• Kitchen with Dining Area
• Cloakroom
• Cellar
• Main Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room & Ensuite
• Bedroom
• Family Bathroom
• Attic Bedroom with Ensuite
• Guest Bedroom with Dressing Room & Ensuite

Guide price

£2,500,000

Within easy reach:
Kemble train station 10.7 miles
Cirencester 11.1 miles
Stroud 6.2 miles
Cheltenham 15.4 miles
Tetbury 10.6 miles
All distances are approximate

Situation

‘Avenis Green’ is a small collection of properties lying on the edge of France Lynch, a pretty Cotswold village. Located in the parish of Chalford and positioned between the nearby centres of Stroud and Cirencester, it’s known for its winding lanes and quaint corners studded with Cotswold stone homes and cottages, with an abundance of beautiful walks on the doorstep. Facilities include the cosy ‘Kings Head’ Public House,Chalford Tennis Club and St John the Baptist Church. Encircled by pretty Cotswold countryside, the adjoining villages offer a variety of amenities, including the highly regarded Chalford Hill Primary School, Thomas Keble Secondary School, as well further public houses and a community run village shop. Tesco Metro and Frithwood Doctors Surgery are located in nearby Bussage. Stroud and Cirencester both provide farmers markets and further schooling options. Independent schools in the area include Beaudesert Park School on Minchinhampton Common & Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, in addition to two grammar schools in Stroud as well as further education colleges. Cirencester also benefits from the Royal Agricultural University. Scenic routes radiate to the centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester whilst main line railway stations at both Stroud and Kemble provide a direct line to London Paddington. The cross route rail station at Cheltenham Spa gives easy access to the South West, Midlands and the North.

Floorplan

Useful Information

Tenure: Freehold.
Postcode: GL6 8LY.
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: Stroud District Council. Council Tax Band F.

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