- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description £3,750,000 Guide price
An exciting and compact country estate
Property agent Location
Saintbury Grounds Farm is located in open countryside between the villages of Weston-sub-Edge and Bretforton which are situated close to the Cotswold Escarpment. Bretforton has useful local facilities including a primary school, community shop, public house and a Parish Church.
Nearby Chipping Campden is perhaps among the most beautiful and unspoilt of all the Cotswold market towns and the High Street was described by Nikolaus Pesvner as “the best piece of townscape in Gloucestershire, arguably one of the best in England”. The equally famous village of Broadway lies approximately three miles south west. Both provide a very good range of shops and other services catering for most day-to-day needs.
There is a first class and highly rated secondary school in Chipping Campden which has built a deserved reputation over the years and in addition there are several preparatory and independent schools in Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon for both boys and girls.
The larger centres of Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham are easily accessible and provide more comprehensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities with the latter being renowned for its selection of educational establishments, both state and private.
The mainline railway station at Honeybourne, about 3 miles distant, provides access to London Paddington, whilst the M5 (J9) provides swift access to the Midlands and the South-West of England.
For those interested in country pursuits the general area provides excellent riding and walking within countryside designated as a Special Landscape Area. There are excellent sporting opportunities in the region, including golf at nearby Broadway with further courses at Naunton Downs, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham. National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester and Polo at Cirencester. Other sporting venues include Premiership rugby at Worcester and Gloucester, County Cricket at Worcester and a first class cricket festival at Cheltenham is held every July. Stratford-upon-Avon is home to the world renowned Royal Shakespeare Company and the Memorial Theatre.
Worthy of note is the well renowned North Cotswolds Hunt which is based in Broadway.
There are many historic houses and gardens in the immediate locality including the internationally famous Hidcote Gardens, in the ownership of the National Trust, and the highly acclaimed Kiftsgate Court Gardens.
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Saintbury Grounds Farm
Saintbury Grounds Farm is situated in approximately 30 acres of land and is approached via an impressive gravel drive of approximately 700 meters in length featuring majestic oak trees. At the head of the drive is a courtyard and parking area beyond.
Saintbury Grounds Farm is a substantial and outstanding former farmhouse with attached tithe barn offering newly upgraded living accommodation together with three self-contained holiday cottages generating a significant income sufficient for running the entire property. The house is believed to date back to the mid-seventeenth century with later additions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Situated directly opposite the property is a newly refurbished estate office behind which is a substantial modern steel portal framed farm building.
The gardens and grounds have been attractively laid out incorporating formal and informal areas. The rural nature of the property provides wonderful far reaching views over the adjacent countryside and towards the Cotswold Escarpment and to St Nicholas Church, Saintbury.
The property has received comprehensive renovation throughout together with a revised layout that provides sumptuous accommodation with a flexible layout.
The Ground floor features a large entrance vestibule with boot room, cloakroom and shower room. Beyond is a grand reception hall with vaulted ceiling, stained glass window detailing, substantial staircase and galleried landing. To the west of the reception hall is the converted tithe barn accommodation and to the east is the former farmhouse accommodation.
An impressive kitchen breakfast and family room features a wealth of integral appliances, an “AIMS” 4 oven Aga, large central island and superb views to the gardens and the courtyard. The open plan dining room is situated beyond and features exposed stonework, bi-fold doors and stone arch way framing substantial timber doors leading to a grand drawing room with minstrel's gallery / games room above. Beyond the drawing room is flexible space with sauna and shower room. Adjacent to the first floor minstrel's gallery is a media room.
The Tithe barn links seamlessly into the former farmhouse accommodation via the reception hall. The accommodation has a traditional feel and has a wealth of traditional features throughout. On the ground floor are 5 good sized reception rooms and a large utility room. Beneath is a good sized cellar which is used as a wine store and features a bar.
At first floor level there are four bedrooms all of which are en suite. At second floor level there are three further bedrooms, two of which are en suite.
Cotswold District Council, telephone: 01285 623000.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage, oil fired central heating, LPG for hob.
Town and Country Planning
The property lies within the area administered by Cotswold District Council, to whom interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of any planning issues and development opportunities for the property.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale, or not.
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