Savills | Whittington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HB | Property for sale
3,947 sq ft(366.69 sq m)
Guide price £1,800,000

WhittingtonCheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Elevated and private location
  • Well proportioned house with further potential
  • Outbuilding and garage with further potential
  • Beautiful village and rural views
  • Convenient for Cheltenham, Stow on the Wold and Cirencester

A handsome Cotswold country home in a private elevated position with further potential.

About this property

  • The Grange (formerly known as Whittington Lodge) is a handsome and impressive Cotswold country home believed to have been built around 1910. The property features Cotswold stone elevations under pitched red clay tiled roofs. Accommodation is set over three floors and amounts to approximately 3947 sq ft, enjoying a south westerly aspect and good natural light. External features include stone mullion windows with leaded light details.

    The current property provides good accommodation at all levels but it is worth noting that there is scope for further extension / re modelling of accommodation west of the kitchen, which incorporates the single storey, flat-roofed section that currently houses the utility, laundry and office. This section enjoys the country side views but also the attractive woodland vistas adjacent.

    The main access is via a substantial oak front door leading to the spacious entrance hall. There is a good sized sitting room with dual aspect and fireplace. Situated beyond is an impressive double width reception space currently accommodating the drawing and dining room. The well-proportioned kitchen and breakfast room projects towards the driveway and enjoys a dual aspect. It has a wealth of floor and wall mounted cupboards with Aga cooker and integral appliances. Situated beyond is a large utility, laundry room, guest cloakroom and office.

    At first floor level are a total of three bedrooms with en suite facilities a further bedroom and family bathroom. The main bedroom itself has a dual aspect with build in wardrobes, en suite bathroom and orientated to enjoy morning light.

    At second floor level are two further bedrooms, bathroom and a further storage rooms which could become a child's bedroom if required.

    Outside
    The Grange is accessed via a long private tarmac driveway which sweeps up to a large parking and turning area to the rear of the house heralded by a large fir tree and a centre lawned area around which to turn. A double timber garage is located near the house and situated opposite and across the driveway is a former office building & store with sitting area both of which provides good further potential.

    Gardens and grounds
    One of the main features of The Grange is the private and elevated location. Adding to the charm is beautiful woodland which flanks the north westerly borders of the gardens and also feature a fascinating cave with dell area in front. The aspect of this dramatic feature could host a number of unique possibilities subject to planning permission.

    The house itself enjoys mature lawned areas with well stocked borders and interesting tree species. Due to the topography the garden is set out in a tiered fashion with a large hard terrace at the top level along with lawned area and stone steps leading down to a retained stone walled planted border and then down to an orchard area with lawn adjacent.

    The north westerly boundary pushes into the delightful wooded area and up to a top section above the cave. This provides a lovely walking circuit which can navigate around the property by garden and woodland and across to a path beyond the eastern boundary leading out to a public footpath and miles of excellent walking.

    New Build potential
    With a designated section of the lower lawn and below the main house, a plot has been retained by the current owners which has "permission in principal" to build a single residential dwelling of approximately 160 square meters. The owner has carefully installed mature hedging to obscure any roof line views from the top garden and parking area. The main driveway would provide shared access at the base. Plans can be seen by further request.

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An extraordinary magical position you would never tire of, I can imagine sweeping up the driveway and enjoying the setting.

Christian SwaabProperty agent

Local information

  • The Grange, formerly known as Whittington Lodge Farm is situated within a private and elevated position to the north westerly edge of the well regarded village of Whittington. The property enjoys lovely village and valley aspects.
  • This beautiful location enjoys quintessential Cotswold countryside with quick access to the popular Cleeve Hill Common which provides a wealth of country pursuits. There are also pleasant countryside walks and hacking throughout the local area. The nearby village of Brockhampton has a good village pub and regional and national communications are close at hand with fast access to the A40 and A436. Andoversford village which is just 2 miles away provides a post office and village store together with primary school and pub. Comprehensive regional facilities are found in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold together with an impressive array of private schools.

Additional information

  • Services = Mains water, oil fired central heating, private drainage.
  • The Grange benefits from a super fast broadband connection which is Gigaclear fibre optic to the home.
  • Local Authority = Cotswold District Council
  • Tenure = Freehold
  • Council Tax Band = G
  • Photography = taken May 2022
  • Directions: (GL54 4HB) From the Cheltenham direction, take the left turn signposted Whittington. At the T junction turn left and continue for 200 meters. Then go straight down the No Through Road marked Whittington Lodge Farm. Do NOT continue sharp left along the lane. Pass 2 large modern Cotswold stone houses on your right, go past the farm drive on your right and and the smaller lodge style house. Take the next right turn at the start of a beech hedge and the house is up this drive and to the left.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold