Glebe House is an impressive 5 bedroom family home, in an elevated position on the edge of the village, with exceptional views across the Windrush Valley set in 2.26 acres. Guide Price £1,750,000
Carefully designed to take advantage of the lovely views, it is built in a traditional style with contemporary standards of comfort. With accommodation over three floors, the house is ideal for both entertaining and modern family life. The living areas are particularly bright and sunny, and there is an easy flow between the principal reception areas and the large kitchen/breakfast room, with the versatile and spacious layout allowing for a combination of convivial family life with areas of quiet retreat. The house has balconies and terraces positioned to take advantage of the sun and the view and is surrounded by gardens, with steps to the rear leading up to a wonderful open vista, which adjoins the paddocks.
On the ground floor double doors open into the entrance hall, which in turn leads to the reception hall/library. With bespoke shelving, a central fireplace and elegant staircase it creates a welcoming first impression.
Double doors lead to the elegant open plan reception room, with a spacious dining area with doors opening to a wide balcony and a curved step down the large drawing room, which has an impressive stone fireplace and doors opening to a broad Juliet balcony, flooding the room with light. Adjacent to the dining room is an inviting and sunny sitting room, fitted with a range of bookshelves and an open fire, it also has doors to the south west facing balcony and a lovely view across the valley to the church. An opening leads to the large kitchen/breakfast room. With underfloor heating, a large central island and ample space for a sofa and dining table, it is a generous and sociable space. Equipped with entertaining in mind, appliances include a large induction hob with overhead extractor, two double ovens, a built in microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer as well as a concealed washing machine. A door leads to a broad dining terrace, with further doors leading to the dining room and to the rear hallway, cloakroom, boot room and the sound insulated study.
On the first floor, stairs rise from the reception hall to a wide landing with access to three large bedrooms, all with generous built in storage. The master suite has a window seat, a Juliet balcony with delightful views and a spacious bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower. The other bedrooms share a family bathroom with jacuzzi and separate shower and there is potential to create a further en suite.
On the lower ground floor, stairs lead down from the dining room to a hallway, with French doors to the front garden and access to a kitchenette, cloakroom and wine store. Generous guest suites are situated to either side of the hallway, overlooking the garden. A flight of external steps lead to the driveway allowing independent access to the lower ground floor, which could be used as a granny flat, quietly situated home office or teenage accommodation.
The property is approached via remotely controlled wooden gates along a tree lined drive, with parking space for numerous cars. Additional secure parking is situated next to the gates. A range of store rooms adjacent to the house incorporate a garage, garden store, tool store and tack room, as well as the controls for an irrigation system. The gardens surround the house, bordered with fencing, mature hedging and stone walls. They are predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with paths and include a formal garden to the front of the house, an orchard, mature shrubs and trees and a large rockery behind the dining terrace.
Steps rise to the rear to a broad lawned area with an open outlook, which adjoins the paddocks. These have troughs with a permanent water supply and can also be reached from the stable yard, which has independent vehicular access from the lane above the entrance to the driveway. Two large loose boxes, a hay store and feed store/tack room with power and water supplies adjoin an enclosed courtyard, with access to a small turning out area and the paddocks beyond.
The picturesque village of Naunton is in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nestled within the Windrush Valley. It is predominantly comprised of a number of attractive traditional stone properties built along the river and centred on the 15th Century Parish Church, St. Andrews and the popular village pub, ‘The Black Horse’. There are a number of footpaths and bridleways radiating from the village and providing a wealth of choice for the keen walker or horse rider. The village also has a cricket pitch and club. There is a shop and post office in the village of Guiting Power, which is just over 3 miles away, and nearby Temple Guiting has a village shop and popular tearoom. Further shopping, recreational and social facilities can be found in Cheltenham, along with a variety of public and private schools. Stow on the Wold and Bourton on the Water are a short drive away and offer a range of facilities, restaurants, small supermarkets and local shops.
Access to London is via the M5 or M40 motorways or by rail to London Paddington from Kingham Station, some 11 miles away.
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