The property is located on the edge of the Badminton Estate and the outskirts of Old Sodbury, which is a popular semi-rural village found west of the Cotswold Escarpment on the Cotswold Way, from the property it is just a short drive to the charming 12th Century, Cotswold market town of Chipping Sodbury. The town provides
schools for all ages, a range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants and a large, newly opened Waitrose store, along with fortnightly farmer markets. The ever popular Cotswold town of Tetbury is approximately 15 miles away. Old Sodbury village itself has a C.O.E Primary School rated Outstanding by Oftsed adjacent to the beautiful church. There is also a public house/restaurant, Old Sodbury Hotel
and petrol station.
Nearby is the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum which covers 600 acres and boasts one of the most varied specimen collections in Europe as well as some 17 miles of trails. Other recreational opportunities include golf at Westonbirt, polo at the Beaufort Polo Club, motor racing at the Castle Combe circuit and there is a spa at nearby Calcot Manor. There are many highly regarded local primary and secondary schools nearby as well as a wide choice of well known private schools within easy reach including Beaudesert Park, Westonbirt, Rendcomb and an excellent choice in Bath. For those with equine interests, Badminton Horse Trials are held annually some 4 miles to the north and Badminton House is home to the Beaufort Hunt.
The house offers excellent communications for those needing access to Bath, Bristol or London with local public transport available at the end of the lane.
New Crosshands Farm is a Grade II Listed attached barn conversion set at the end of long no through road with 36.34 acres, a range of equestrian and farm buildings and a two bedroom apartment.
The primary accommodation comprises a drawing room with beams and a Cotswold stone chimney breast housing a log burner, and the farmhouse style kitchen/diner which is fitted with a range of wooden cabinets under granite work surfaces, a Rayburn, wooden flooring and has ample space for a large table and chairs. This room is spacious and light with windows overlooking the front courtyard and French doors to the rear garden and patio area. The impressive galleried dining hall with stone floor and wood burner is enhanced by the fully glazed front door set into full height windows.
On the ground floor there is a boot room and separate utility/ downstairs cloakroom between the main reception rooms and the sitting room. From the sitting room there are stairs giving easy access to useful storage space.
In total there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the main house. Access to the two bedroom apartment is via an internal door which can be locked or outside via stone steps. The one bedroom studio is to the rear of the property and can be accessed from the inner hallway or from outside.
Grounds & Gardens
The property is approached over a gravel drive, where there is plenty of parking and space to turn in front of the five bar gate. The gardens are mainly south facing and offer privacy and space for owners and guests alike. With stone walls, paved seating areas and a wooden gazebo and barbecue area the rear garden borders the fields and offers a peaceful and private haven to enjoy this truly special location.
The Roman Fort
In AD 577 the Saxon army used the fort as a camp before the Battle of Dyrham. The fort is enclosed on three sides by two parallel earthworks and is open to the west commanding an impressive view of the Frome Valley Severn Vale on the welsh mountains. The earthworks provide useful shelter for out wintered stock.
The total farmable area is approximately 30 acres in addition to which there is 3.5 acres of mature woodland at the southern extremity of the property. There are two enclosed paddocks adjoining the entrance track, one of which has direct access to the covered yard. The remainder of the grazing land encompasses the area enclosed by and external to the Iron Age hill fort. There is a large level area in the middle which is suitable for either grazing or mowing together with intermediate level areas interspersed with the banks of the fort. The permanent pasture is ideally suited either to a small stock-rearing enterprise in conjunction with the buildings or for equestrian use.
The Farm & Equestrian Buildings
To the south east of the house is a range of well laid out modern buildings serviced off a concrete yard which is accessed from the main driveway through double metal sheeted gates (Numbers refer to block plan).
1. Steel Framed Building 8.3m x 7.6m (60