Period village house in lovely location.
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The property offers well-presented accommodation arranged over two floors. At circa 2,500 Sq ft in total, with excellent proportions and a unique floorplan that offers flexible living arrangements.
Entrance is gained through a spacious reception hall which opens to the principal reception rooms. The sitting room is a lovely room with beamed ceilings and an impressive Cotswold stone fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. A door opens onto a south facing sun terrace which further leads to a secluded walled garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is an excellent space fitted with a range of units and an oil-fired Aga. French doors lead from the kitchen onto the rear garden. A separate dining room complements the reception space, a utility/boot room and cloakroom/shower room complete the accommodation on the ground floor.
The first-floor level is reached via two separate staircases, each one leads to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom en suite has a dressing area with a range of fitted wardrobes.
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The property is accessed through a double five bar gate onto the gravel drive, leading to the parking area and house. At the head of the drive there is a former, stone built garage which has been converted into a home office/studio equipped with superfast broadband . A gate leads from the parking area to a walled garden where there is a south facing sunken terrace from which steps leads to a further paved seating area, ideal for al fresco dining. The main garden lies to the rear of the house. There is a wide paved terrace bordering the rear of the house with low Cotswold stone walls and mature hedging subdivided by an arched trellis. The remaining garden is mature and well stocked with a variety of fruit trees in orchard style. There is a greenhouse.
Much of the charm of the property is due to its location, at the heart of the quintessential village of Elkstone. Located between Cheltenham and Cirencester, this picturesque Cotswold village sits in the heart of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty set on a quiet lane enjoying the most tranquil position. Elkstone itself is a working village with life centering around a 12th Century church and a village hall. There are exceptional pubs within the local area including nearby Cockleford with the reputable Green Dragon Pub and Cowley Manor. Elkstone is within easy access to both the market town of Cirencester and Regency Cheltenham about 7 miles away respectively. Cirencester is known as the Capital of the Cotswolds with a wide selection of boutique shops and restaurants. Cheltenham is the main regional centre and is within a short drive, providing extensive shopping, cultural and recreational facilities. Playing host to several highly acclaimed festivals including Literary, Food and Jazz. Cheltenham is well regarded for its exceptional schools including The Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close. Elkstone is well situated for access to a wider range of schools within the further area of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Oxford and Swindon are within a sustainable daily commute.
Despite the property's quiet location there are easy links to the A40/M40 to the east and the M4 to the south, giving fast access to Oxford, London and the South East. The property also enjoys good communications to the M5, J11A. There are fast direct trains from Kemble Station to London Paddington (about 75 minutes) with equally easy access to Heathrow. The house itself is well located for sporting facilities and country pursuits. Of worthy note are the exceptional walks with the beautiful Cotswold countryside on the doorstep. The National Hunt racing at Cheltenham is a major event. With polo at Cirencester, hunting with the Cotswold Hounds, golf at Cheltenham, Cirencester and Naunton and water sports at the Cotswold Water Park providing further outdoor opportunities.