A beautifully renovated Cotswold country house
Whitfield House, which is Grade II listed, was formerly the vicarage to St Peters Church which was built in the 12th century with the tower added in the 13th century and part of many properties and land owned by the Abbotts of Tewkesbury.
The house dates back to the 18th century, with later additions, and is traditionally constructed of Cotswold stone with a principally stone tiled roof and small pane sash windows and attractive gabled dormers. The house was sold by the Church in 1932. It is in a picturesque setting surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and stands in very well kept gardens and grounds of just under five acres including a paddock.
The property was the subject of extensive improvement throughout 2016/2017 by a firm of well-respected local builders and now provides extremely elegant and comfortable accommodation. The property fuses classicism with a fully integrated, state-of-the-art CCTV security system, mood lighting and integrated fire alarm.
Elegant and light throughout, the property has a mainly southerly aspect overlooking its own formal gardens.
Great attention to detail is evident throughout the property which showcases the fine period features both on the exterior elevations and throughout the living accommodation.
Luxurious floor finishes and window furnishings have been fitted and consequently the property is ready for immediate occupation.
The principal living accommodation is set out over three floors incorporating elegant and spacious reception rooms accessed off an impressive staircase hall with panelled walls and very fine 18th century oak staircase leading to a charming landing.
There is an impressive bespoke kitchen with an extensive range of fitted cabinets, composite work surfaces, a comprehensive selection of integrated Miele appliances and limestone floor. The kitchen is open to a magnificent orangery (by Vale Garden Houses) providing additional dining and living space overlooking the formal gardens.
Stylish bedroom suites occupy the first and second floors of the house with each en suite featuring contemporary sanitary ware.
Some former outbuildings have been demolished to make way for a magnificent newly built coach house to complement the main house and suitable for a number of uses including guest or staff accommodation or professional home office. The accommodation is set out over two floors which are connected by a fine curvilinear oak staircase.
Beyond the main house and coach house are a number of outbuildings including a superbly refitted self-contained estate office and newly constructed, temperature-controlled wine stores, gardener's w.c. and laundry room.
Scope exists to create an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and garaging.
Gardens and grounds
Whitfield House is approached through electrically operated timber gates and along a sweeping tarmacadam drive terminating on the south side of the house.
The principal drive also continues past the house providing access to a gravelled parking area.
Formal gardens lie to the south of the house and comprise a fine lawn with high clipped yew hedge, established trees and shrubs and substantial flower borders. Situated around the garden are secluded seating areas offering different views of the gardens which have many attractive mature trees and enjoy further views of the surrounding countryside.
A small stream makes a feature at the top of the garden and then runs around the west side. The manicured lawns lead the eye through stone pillars with pineapple finials to the useful fenced paddock beyond.
In all the land extends to about 5 acres.
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An impressive comprehensively renovated prime Cotswold house with outstanding guest cottage.Christian Swaab