Prime Cotswold living
Hawling House is found at the edge of the village of Hawling. The village itself is found at one of the highest parts of the Cotswolds near other popular villages including Guiting Power and Salperton. The Cotswolds are renowned for their beautiful unspoilt countryside which is characterised by steep river valleys, charming stone villages and rolling hills. Hence, it is the country's largest officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The vibrant and cosmopolitan spa town of Cheltenham is just 10 miles away. Famous for its National Hunt Festival and Literature Festival amongst other attractions, Cheltenham offers excellent shopping and entertainment opportunities.
The historic towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Northleach and Cirencester are all within easy reach offering shops and services for day to day needs. There are also numerous fine pubs and restaurants within the area which include The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power and The Wheatsheaf in Northleach.
The surrounding countryside provides wonderful walking, cycling and riding. The Heythrop, North Cotswold and Cotswold Hunts all meet close by. The topography of the Cotswolds also lends itself to excellent shooting. Cheltenham racecourse, the home of National Hunt racing, is within easy driving distance, there is also polo at Cirencester Park. Golf can be found nearby at the Naunton Downs Golf Club and Lilley Brook Golf Club and water sports at the Cotswold Water Park.
Access to the house is down a lane running from the middle of the village and up to automatic gates opening onto a gravelled area, with room for several cars as well as the double garage. All principle rooms in the house are south-west facing over the formal gardens and beyond.
The front door opens into an entrance hall with a flagstone floor. To the left there is a dinning room and drawing room, with an impressive fireplace, that leads out onto the formal gardens.
To the right of the entrance hall is the large open-plan kitchen, two rooms that the existing owners have combined. There is a fully fitted kitchen with granite tops, an Aga, an island unit with additional electric oven and hob and stone tile floors.
The kitchen leads through to the utility room with laundry facilities and a back door that comes out close to the driveway gates. Beyond the utility room and internal access to the garage there are stairs up to the spacious games room above the garage. There is potential to convert the games room into a further bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
Adjacent to the reception hall there is a sitting room/television room with a fireplace and bookcases. French doors open onto a patio on the first level the formal terraced gardens.
An oak staircase rises from the reception hall onto a spacious landing with vaulted ceilings and attractive wooden beams. The master bedroom has ample storage with several built in wardrobes and an ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower and double vanity basins.
The second bedroom at the other end of the house also has an ensuite shower room and a vaulted ceiling with an unusual slit window high above the bed. There are two further double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, that share a family bathroom with separate bath and shower. There is a fifth bedroom that would also serve well as a study.
The current owners installed a large swimming pool surrounded by a dry stone wall and a spacious pool house. The pool house has two changing rooms, both with showers, a cloakroom, a kitchenette and space for gym equipment.
The gardens have been transformed over the last 10 years through extensive landscaping. What was originally a sloping lawn is now an attractive set of lawned terraces. The first level has several patios of local stone separated by borders and low walls. The patio off the drawing room has plenty of space for a large table and chairs whilst the second patio with a pond has steps leading to a lawn surrounded on three sides by yew hedges; above this there is a herbaceous garden broken up by well kept box hedges. An automated irrigation system and outdoor lighting allows for easy maintenance and a stunning night-time aspect.
A gravel path leads from the formal gardens passed the stables to a recently re-surfaced asphalt tennis court and additional storage shed.
There is a newly planted parterre garden beyond which there is a stable block comprising three loose boxes and a tack room all with hard standing. The yard is accessed by a track running up the side of the garden behind a hedge. A gate opens into large paddock of 10 acres with field shelter and far reaching views across the top of the Cotswolds.
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