Great Rissington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LL | Property for sale | Savills
6,400 sq ft(594.58 sq m)
Guide price £3,200,000(€3,794,006)

Great RissingtonCheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 2LL


    Key features

    • Early 18th century former rectory
    • Great charm and integrity
    • Rural position
    • Good road and rail links
    • Range of outbuildings
    • Secondary accommodation

    A substantial Listed former rectory

    About this property

    • The Old Rectory dates from the early 18th century with 19th century extensions and is constructed of coursed, squared and dressed limestone beneath a stone slate roof with ashlar. Situated adjacent to the parish church, the property is Grade II listed and retains some charming period features inside and out. There is a useful range of outbuildings which offer enormous scope subject to the relevant consents. The possibilities are endless - party barn, gym, holiday cottages, garaging for car collections and offices or workshops to name but a few.

      The property is brought to the market for the first time in 40 years and is now in need of sympathetic modernisation.

      There are three excellent reception rooms leading off the entrance hall. The drawing room has a deep bay window and an open fireplace. There is a good sized sitting room lined with bookcases, part-panelled walls and two window seats. The dining room is well-proportioned with a flagstone floor and fitted cupboards with display shelves to a deep alcove. Doors from both the drawing room and dining room lead to an office which in turn leads to a greenhouse.

      On the first floor is the principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom. There are two further bedrooms, a shower room, bathroom and separate WC on the first floor. Two more bedrooms and a bathroom are situated on the second floor. In addition there is an integral flat set out over the first and second floors comprising: sitting room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom. Accessed off a rear hall is the kitchen, the focal point of which is a large fireplace with wood burning stove. Completing the ground floor is a utility and cloakroom.

      The property sits within mature landscaped gardens with well-maintained lawns and specimen trees. There is also an area of woodland and a paddock.

      The property will appeal to buyers looking for a substantial house enjoying a rural position yet within comfortable driving distance of Cheltenham and Worcester. The rail and road links are ideal for commuting further afield.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    The Old Rectory is a sleeping beauty. Such a lovely house in a fabulous village.

    David HendersonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Great Rissington is a delightful Cotswold village set on the eastern side of the Windrush Valley in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a fine Parish Church, a thriving primary school (graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted in 2011), a well-attended cricket club and a good local public house. There is a range of local shopping facilities in the nearby market towns of Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford. The larger centres of Cirencester, Cheltenham and Oxford offer a wider range of shopping, recreational and educational amenities.
    • The Roman Fosse Way (A429) provides direct access to the Midlands and south to Cirencester. The A40 links Cheltenham to Oxford and then joins the M40 at Junction 8. For the London commuter there are regular trains from Kingham Station to London Paddington which takes about 80 minutes. Birmingham (53 miles), Bristol (60 miles) and Heathrow Airports (69 miles). There is an excellent range of private and state schools in the area including Kitebrook at Moreton-in-Marsh, Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies' College in Cheltenham and an excellent range of schools in and around Oxford. The Cotswold School, which achieved academy status in 2010, is situated in Bourton-on the-Water and its' excellent academic reputation attracts students from across the Cotswolds.
    • Great Rissington is well located for sporting opportunities within the Cotswolds including golf at Naunton Downs, Lyneham, Broadway and Burford. National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham and Warwick, polo at Cirencester Park and sailing at Cotswold Water Park. For the horse and walking enthusiast there are numerous bridleways and footpaths including the Cotswold Way and Monarch's Way.
    • The Cotswolds' year is packed with events ranging from world famous international festivals like Cheltenham Literature Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup Week to major musical events such as the Wilderness Festival or the Big Feastival as well as a jam-packed events calendar featuring concerts, exhibitions, arts and literature festivals and theatrical productions.
    • Great Rissington's combination of natural beauty, architectural charm and community spirit make it a special destination within the Cotswolds.

    Additional information

    • Agent's Note: A public footpath runs through the property. Please see accompanying land plan.
    • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating. Telephone line subject to BT transfer regulations.
    • Local Authority and Council Tax: Cotswold District Council. Telephone 01285 623000. Main house: Council Tax Band H. Annexe: Council Tax Band D.
    • Town and Country Planning: The property lies within the area administered by Cotswold District Council, to whom interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in respect of any planning issues and development opportunities for the property.
    • Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way: The property is sold subject to the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale, or not.
    • Viewings strictly by prior accompanied appointment with Savills Stow-on-the-Wold, tel: 01451 832832 or Savills Country House, tel: 0207 016 3825.
    • Photographs taken: August 2023. Particulars prepared: August 2023.
    • Directions: From Stow-on-the-Wold proceed along the A429 (the Fosse Way) in a southerly direction towards Cirencester. At the bottom of Stow Hill turn left onto the A424 towards Burford. After about two miles turn right signposted The Rissingtons. Continue along this road for about half-a-mile and at the T-junction turn left and then immediately right signposted Great Rissington. Continue along this road for approximately one mile and turn right for Great Rissington. On reaching the village turn left at the triangle of grass and continue for about 512 metres when the property will be found on the right just before the Church
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H