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Guide price £925,000(€1,048,648)

BroadwellLechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3QS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Edge of village position
  • Rural outlook
  • Beautifully presented
  • Exceptional kitchen
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms

A beautifully presented family house with an unspoilt rural aspect

About this property

  • The Bakehouse is a charming characterful cottage that has the rare advantage of both large rooms and plenty of light. Having been extensively improved by the present owners, the house offers a combination of both period appeal and immaculate presentation with a layout which gives a feeling of space and ease of living. The exposed timbers, window seats and period fireplaces extend the character throughout. All main downstairs rooms enjoy outlooks to two elevations and all have direct access to outside.

    Internally the front door opens into a wonderful open reception hall which could double as a dining room. At one end is a fine fireplace with oak bressumer and a wood burning stove. The piece de resistance of this house is the L shaped kitchen/breakfast/dining room with lovely rural views, Aga, central island, travertine floor and a natural lantern light over the dining area. Beyond is the very comfortable drawing room with fireplace also having wood burning stove. Off the inner hall is the good sized sitting room which is presently used as a workroom/office, cloakroom, utility room and a boot room which opens out onto a rear covered porch with an area for the storage of logs. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bath/shower rooms and a well-fitted family bathroom. The principal bedroom is particularly appealing and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The central heating is complemented by sealed unit double glazed windows.

    Externally, the garden lies to the rear of the house, is west facing and enclosed by Cotswold stone walls. There are mature borders of flowers and climbing roses intermixed with shrubs. Tucked away discreetly alongside the drawing room is an open-ended summer house and terrace which is used as a garden store but could be adapted for summer dining. Beyond is a further area of garden with apple and pear trees. Abutting the garden is neighbouring pastureland which offers a glorious pastoral outlook particularly from the kitchen/breakfast room. There is a small courtyard to the front of the house.

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A splendid family house in an idyllic position.

Anthony CoakerProperty agent

Local information

  • Broadwell is an idyllic Cotswold hamlet which is found between the villages of Kencot and Langford. On the Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire border. Set in a conservation area, the house is convenient for the market towns of Burford and Lechlade, often referred to as the gateway to the Cotswolds. It is convenient for the commuter to Oxford and access to London is straightforward, via the M40 and Oxford railway station direct into Paddington. Everyday facilities can be found in the neighbouring towns and there is a Waitrose supermarket in each of Cirencester, Faringdon and Witney.
  • There are award winning pubs nearby including The Bell Inn at Langford, The Five Alls at Filkins and The Swan at Southrop along with Blake's in Clanfield – a wonderful local bakery café and post office. Other recreational pursuits include boating on the river Thames, golf at Burford, an opera festival at Longborough and theatres in Oxford, Cheltenham and Swindon. There is also a leisure centre in Faringdon and the Cotswold Wildlife Park is nearby. The village itself has a tennis club and there are local equestrian facilities available.
  • The area is well served with popular schools. The village itself has a nursery and neighbouring Langford offers the nearest primary school, whilst secondary schools can be found at Carterton and Burford. In the private sector are St Hugh's, Cokethorpe, Abingdon Schools, Cothill and Pinewood are all in easy striking distance.

Additional information

  • Lechlade 4 miles, Burford 6 miles, Cirencester 16 miles, Oxford 22 miles
  • Directions: From Lechlade head north on the A361 towards Burford. After approximately 3 miles turn right signposted toward Filkins and Broadwell. Immediately on entering Filkins fork right to Broadwell. After about one mile, turn right signposted to Kings Lane (single track road). Follow this road into the hamlet and turn left at the T Junction. The Bakehouse will be found on your left hand side immediately before the bowling club.
  • EPC Rating = E