A classic Queen Anne style country house, Grade II Listed, situated on the edge of a market town and surrounded by parkland grounds
Burdocks is a highly impressive Queen Anne style house which was built in 1910 by Guy Dawbar, well known for his work in the Arts and Crafts style. The house is beautifully proportioned, provides exceptional entertaining space and incorporates many original period features. The house stands centrally within its beautiful and mature landscaped gardens which include extensive outbuildings and a staff cottage.
The property is found on the outskirts of Fairford and is approached off a country lane which leads to the village of Marston Meysey. Stone piers with automated wrought gates give access to a sweeping driveway which leads up to the house. Here there is a circular parking area with central fountain. The drive continues to the service building and staff cottage.
The front door opens into an impressive hall off which are the principal reception rooms. The drawing room is an elegant entertaining room with fireplace and good natural light, there being windows on three sides. Also off the hall is the dining room which has a door to the garden and is interconnecting with the drawing room and sitting room. Beyond are family and staff sitting rooms as well as the kitchen/breakfast room. At this end of the house there is also a utility room, rear staircase and steps down to the cellar with boiler room.
The splendid cantilevered staircase leads up to the galleried landing.
On the first floor there is a study with wide bay window. The bedrooms include a spacious principal suite with dressing room and bathroom, two further bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Two staircases serve the second floor which comprises seven bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms.
The outbuildings including workshops, garden stores as well as garaging for at least seven cars. Beyond is a two storey staff cottage with two bedrooms. Of particular merit however, is the splendid pool house which provides extensive entertaining space as well as a gym and sauna. In addition glazed doors lead out from the games room on to a south facing terrace beyond which is the swimming pool. There is also a tennis court.
The house stands centrally in its gardens and grounds. The wide expanses of lawn are broken by structured yew hedging and from the south side of the house there is a pretty vista over three ornamental ponds with fountains. Close to the pool house is a productive vegetable garden Tucked away is a private island retreat with loggia, approached over lavender pathways and perfect for summer entertaining.
The grounds are well studded with specimen trees and are made private by boundary woodland. The north side of the house is less formal and includes a stream and duck pond.
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A classic Queen Anne style country house set in the centre of its glorious grounds.Anthony CoakerProperty agent