Savills | Aldsworth, Nr Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL54 3RE | Property for sale
1,887 sq ft(175.31 sq m)
Guide price £675,000

AldsworthNr Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL54 3RE


    Key features

    • Idyllic rural position,
    • Easy access to the A40
    • Beautifully presented accommodation
    • 3 en suite bedrooms
    • Waterside garden
    • South facing courtyard garden
    • Private parking, Super fast broadband

    An imaginative conversion of a Cotswold stone barn situated in an idyllic and peaceful rural situation.

    About this property

    • PuddleDuck Cottage is situated in a tranquil position, adjacent to the River Leach and one of nine properties which probably date back to the 18th Century. Imaginatively converted in the 1980's, the property has been considerably improved by the present owner and now offers versatile and well planned accommodation which is beautifully presented throughout. The rooms are also light and airy with nearly all opening out onto the south and west facing courtyard. The L shaped layout certainly creates a feeling of space and the conservatory is a splendid addition which is suitable for all year round enjoyment.

      The property is entered through the conservatory which doubles as a dining and family room. A further sitting room benefits from a wood burning stove, ceiling beam and windows to three elevations. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted, includes an Aga range and along with the conservatory benefits from underfloor heating. Adjacent is the cloakroom, utility/boot room and a dressing room which could be used as a study. The dressing room connects with the lovely main bedroom with vaulted ceiling, fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. Each of the two first floor bedrooms are approached by their own staircase and have their own bathrooms.

      A garden gate leads into a delightful courtyard garden which is enclosed by a high Cotswold stone wall. Facing south and west it is a perfect sun trap and relatively maintenance free. On the opposite side of the drive is a peaceful area of garden which is mainly lawned. A raised decking area sits over the stream and faces meadowland, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Also a garden shed, a greenhouse and vegetable bed. Private parking for a number of cars.

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    While away those sunny summer days from an idyllic waterside garden.

    Anthony CoakerProperty agent

    Local information

    • PuddleDuck Cottage occupies a beautiful rural position within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Although falling within the Parish of Coln St Aldwyns the nearest village is Aldsworth. This is an active community with a number of clubs and societies as well as a cricket pitch, a pub and a Norman church, the spire being seen from miles around. Up the road is the Upton Smokery Farm Shop which offers delicious smoked meats and fish as well as wine and cheese. In the opposite direction is Coln St Aldwyns, another quintessential village which supports a community shop and a highly regarded pub, The New Inn.
    • Bibury, which was described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England' is about 3miles away and provides a shop, post office, and a popular pub, The Catherine Wheel. Every day facilities are also found in nearby Northleach and Burford. Cirencester, known as the Capital of the Cotswolds and an historic market town is about 10 miles away and a vibrant centre.
    • Communications are first class with the A40 connecting to the M40 at Oxford and the M5 at Cheltenham. There are regular Intercity rail services to London from Kemble and Charlbury. Local sporting facilities include golf at Burford, sailing at The Cotswold Water Park, boating on the River Thames, racing at Cheltenham and polo at Cirencester Park. Cultural interest are found in Cheltenham which hosts a number of festivals throughout the year. There are fabulous walks in the locality and fishing is available on the River Leach.

    Additional information

    • Aldsworth 1 mile, Coln St Aldwyns 1.5 miles, Burford 7 miles, Cirencester 11 miles, Charlbury 16 miles, Cheltenham 20 miles, Oxford 26 miles (all mileages are approximate).
    • Directions: From Cirencester take the B4425 towards Burford. Proceed through Bibury and immediately before reaching Aldsworth turn right signposted Coln St Aldwyns. Continue for about 1 mile before turning left into Swyre Farm and then keep right. PuddleDuck Cottage is situated on the left with parking on the opposite side of the drive.
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold