An impressive family home set in the heart of Colesbourne Park Estate
There is a huge history with Colesbourne, with the first records of Colesbourne Manor being granted by King Coenwulf of Mercia in 799 AD. In 1852 the ancestors of the current family, built a large Victorian Mansion house on the site. A requisition in the war and the effluxion of time caused the property to deteriorate, until in 1958 it was demolished and the current home was built on the site – but not without preserving some of the original Victorian building.
Today, Colesbourne Park House is a fantastic family country home boasting a number of notable features to include the ‘arts and crafts’ style main staircase (designed by the current owner), a fitted library complete with historic books and journals and the magnificent panelled Great Hall complete with original artwork, which was formerly the dining room of the original Victorian mansion.
Outside the property and its gardens are in an elevated position, accessed via a long private driveway, passing a fishing lake and arboretum. The house and grounds sit in the heart of the beautiful Colesbourne Park Estate, which is famed for its rare and unusual collection of snowdrops. A historic article in Country Life, described Colesbourne Park as 'England's greatest snowdrop garden’.
The Gardens at Colesbourne Park have been extensively enhanced in recent years, creating stunning modern gardens with formal lawns, wild garden areas, herbaceous borders and stunning climbing wisterias. Being set in the heart of the Colesbourne Park Estate, there are also stunning woodlands with an abundance of countryside walking routes and a great feature of the gardens is the lake which is renowned for its reflective blue colour all year round.
Cirencester 8 miles • Cheltenham 8 miles • Gloucester 13 miles
(all distances approximate)
The village of Colesbourne benefits from local amenities including a post office and general store which are located within the petrol station, The Colesbourne Inn and the ancient Church of St James, which has been active in the Parish for circa. 900 years. The market towns of Cirencester and Cheltenham both approximately 8 miles from Colesbourne, offer an excellent range of shops, cultural amenities and well-known music and literary festivals through the year.
Gloucestershire is noted for its schools, in particular, nearby Rendcomb College which is an independent day and boarding school for children aged 3 – 18 years of age. Other notable schools include Beaudesert Park, Westonbirt and Cheltenham Colleges, which are all within daily driving access. The M4 and M5 motorways, both of which are commutable from the property, provide communications to other parts of the country.
Colesbourne Park Gardens are open to visitors for 15 days in February, with an additional 10 acres of formal snowdrop walks, parkland and a significant arboretum with 13 UK Champion trees and many other trees from around the world. Further afield there are Watersports at the Cotswold Water Park and leisure centre in Cirencester; Golf at Cirencester and Cheltenham; Polo at Cirencester Park; Racing at Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon and Theatres and cinemas at Cheltenham, Oxford and Stratford-upon Avon.
Fixtures and Fittings
The property is available to let unfurnished (with the exception of certain rooms - details available upon request) with the existing fixtures and fittings described in these letting particulars.
Please note furniture/appliances shown in any marketing material or viewing may be subject to change prior to a tenancy commencing. Please contact our office should you wish clarity on specific items within a property, prior to submitting an offer.
(Strictly by appointment) Please telephone Butler Sherborn, Burford Office 01993 822325.
Please note some of the photographs used have been obtained from the Landlord’s archives, to demonstrate differing seasons.