Savills | Chedworth, Nr Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 4AJ | Property for sale
3,337 sq ft(310.02 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

ChedworthNr Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 4AJ


    Key features

    • Unspoilt Cotswold village
    • Glorious views
    • Extensive family accommodation
    • Potential annexe
    • Private, south facing garden
    • Garaging and parking

    A beautifully situated house with a striking interior and set in a particularly desirable village.

    About this property

    • Rookery House is a fine period detached house in an elevated position in the heart of the sought after village of Chedworth. The house is positioned so as to extract full benefit from both the stunning views from the front of the house and also the south west facing rear garden which captures the sunshine for most of the day. Situated at the end of a no-through lane, the house is discrete with a wide gateway to a substantial mellow block paved driveway providing ample parking for numerous vehicles in front of the detached double garage with twin up and over powered doors and an internal staircase to a boarded 1st floor. In addition to the new garage is the original garage, currently used as a log and garden machinery store.

      The garden is a major feature of the property and has been meticulously maintained with wide sweeping lawns, vegetable patches, fruit trees, former stone privy and a chicken run with a summer house. There are also colourful flower and herbaceous borders Adjacent to the rear and side of the house are sunny paved terraces, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. The lawn slopes up to a more level area where there is a further sitting out area and which takes full advantage of the wonderful view across the valley.

      Internally the house has been considerably enlarged and re-modelled by the current owners. At the same time appointments have been replaced and oak doors and furniture added. There is now a striking interior which combines contemporary living with the traditional. The configuration of rooms also makes the house perfect for entertaining. The ground floor is arranged to provide a wonderful, open plan living space which includes the kitchen, dining area and sitting room. The additional space is oak framed with a vaulted ceiling and is naturally light and airy. Each area is on a different level and both reception rooms have limestone floors as well as full width, glazed doors which open out onto the terrace. Adjoining is the cosy winter sitting room with Clearview wood burning stove and a glorious aspect over the valley. There is a porch from the parking area with cloakroom off which opens into the kitchen with Aga, utility area and deep coats cupboard. Also, on the ground floor is a study and a guest bedroom with shower room. An open tread staircase leads upto the first floor where there are four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. The main bedroom is triple aspect and has an en suite shower room.

      Approached from either the ground floor or via the original front door is a potential self contained annexe at a lower ground floor level The rooms presently comprise a sitting room/office with valley views, inglenook fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove, gym area and shower room.

      The oil fired heating is complemented by partial underfloor heating and double glazed windows.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I am so impressed with the amazing interior which combines contemporary with traditional. The views are rather special too.

    Anthony CoakerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chedworth is a delightful Cotswold village which straddles the Coln Valley, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is situated off the beaten track but extremely accessible. The village is steeped in history and supports an active community which benefits from a highly regarded primary school, popular pub, tennis club and a range of society meetings in the village hall or ancient church. Northleach is nearby and provides an excellent range of day to day shops. The Roman town of Cirencester is to the South. Often referred to as the Capital of the Cotswolds, it is extremely accessible being at the intersection of the Fosse Way and Ermin Way. The latter provides dual carriageway access to both the M4 at Swindon and the M5 at Gloucester. There is a fast and regular Great Western train service from Kemble to London Paddington which takes approximately 75 minutes. The drive to London is quickest via the M4 and takes approximately 1 hours, 45 minutes (RAC route planner). Shopping in Cirencester is highly regarded, and off the main street there are many interesting back lanes with specialist shops, particularly Black Jack Street. On the outskirts of the town are two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco) as well as a cottage hospital.
    • Good local state and independent schools are numerous and include Stroud High, The Cotswold, Deer Park, the Cheltenham schools and Colleges, Rendcomb College, Hatherop Castle Prep School as well as Beaudesert Prep School and Westonbirt School. There is a primary school in the village.
    • The Cotswolds are renowned for country pursuits and there are many enjoyable walks in the area. Chedworth has its own cricket and tennis clubs whilst in Cirencester there is a rugby club. The Cotswold Water Park provides a variety of water pursuits and there is also boating on the River Thames, boating on the River Thames and shooting and fishing with local syndicates. First class plays are put on in The Barn Theatre, Cirencester.

    Additional information

    • Northleach 5 miles, Cirencester 8 miles, Cheltenham 11 miles, M5 Junction 11A 15 miles (all mileages are approximate).
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold