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PUBLISHED: 14:59 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 21 July 2017

Kempsford House, Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire

Kempsford House, Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire


We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market

Wonderful Westonbirt

A beautiful Cotswold rectory with coach house and land

What: The Old Rectory is a handsome Cotswold stone house which dates from c.1865 with later additions. The present owners have spent a great deal of time and care restoring and refurbishing the property to an exceptionally high standard whilst retaining many original features.

Where: Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.

Inside: The Old Rectory is constructed of Cotswold stone under a Cotswold tile roof. Many of the windows are large stone mullions with sliding sash windows. Arranged on three floors, the house provides excellent, well-proportioned accommodation with high ceilinged rooms, including drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite and six further bedrooms in the main house; two double bedrooms in the coach house.

Outside: Standing in a commanding position, lying behind Cotswold stone walls, the house is privately set within its own delightful gardens and grounds amounting to just under 6 acres. The house is approached through a pair of remotely operated electric gates onto a large gravelled drive. To the rear of the house and with separate access there is a 2-bedroom cottage providing useful ancillary accommodation.

How much: Guide price of £2.5 million.

Find out more...Call Butler Sherborn on 01285 883740 or email Ian@butlersherborn.co.uk.

Parkland perfection

A classical compact north west Gloucestershire country estate occupying a private position in an exceptional parkland setting

What: The Down House is a substantial and gracious Grade II Listed Regency home set on the borders of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Occupying an elevated position and surrounded by rolling hills, the property is in an idyllic rural setting with a high degree of privacy. It offers beautiful unspoiled views over a stunning parkland setting with distant views of the Cotswolds.

Where: Redmarley D’Abitot, Gloucestershire.

Inside: A double-height formal reception hall features an elegant cantilevered stone staircase, while the predominantly south-facing principal rooms with sash windows are naturally very light. The morning room, formal drawing room, impressive library and dining room all revolve around the main reception hall. The kitchen is in need of some updating but adjoins a large pantry which links conveniently to the dining room. The expansive full-height cellars extend to the full footprint of the house and also incorporate the services. The generous principal bedrooms on the first floor benefit from far-reaching views.

Outside: The house is surrounded by extensive well-kept gardens and grounds, with a good range of ancillary outbuildings. The Grade II listed stable yard also houses the original coach house, a former wash house and a generous staff flat. The gardens, pasture and parkland that surround the property extend to around 130 acres.

How much: Guide price £3.25 million.

Find out more...Call Knight Frank on 01242 354706.

Tales of the river bank

An exceptional period village house with River Thames frontage and picturesque views of St Mary’s Church

What: Kempsford House is an exceptional Victorian house, built circa 1861 on the site of a former Tudor dwelling.

Where: Kempsford, Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Inside: As with period houses of this nature, the house has impressive proportions, including notably high ceilings and sash windows, many with working shutters. Reception hall, drawing room, dining room, billiard room, study, grape house, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, larder, and cellar. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, while there are six further bedrooms, three further bathrooms, landing/sitting room, and library with double-height vaulted ceiling. The cellar survives from the former Tudor property.

Outside: The property is set in secluded grounds, accessed via a long and private gravelled drive. There is a self-contained one-bedroom flat, double garage, greenhouse and store. Gardens and grounds of approximately 2.2 acres.

How much: Guide price £2.25 million.

Find out more...Call Strutt & Parker on 01285 653101.


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