Ampney St. Peter, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5SH | Property for sale | Savills
3,677 sq ft(341.60 sq m)
Guide price £2,475,000

Ampney St. PeterCirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5SH

    Key features

    • Idyllic village close to Cirencester
    • Charming family accommodation
    • Glorious garden and paddock
    • Traditional stone outbuilding
    • About 1.1 acres

    A quintessential Cotswold house set in a glorious garden.

    About this property

    • Approached off a No Through lane, The Old Bakehouse is a traditional Cotswold house set behind a high stone wall and within a sublime garden. Its position is enviable being in the heart of a picturesque village yet adjoining paddock land to the rear. The house is not listed and has therefore given the owners free rein to make significant improvements. This they have successfully done by opening out the kitchen which now feels part of the garden, extending the first floor accommodation to provide a new principal bedroom suite and improving the bathrooms

      The accommodation is out to include an impressive drawing room, an excellent entertaining room with stone fireplace, ceiling beam, window seats and dual aspect windows. On the opposite side of the reception hall is the dining room with a built in drinks cupboard. The kitchen is a wonderful family room which fully opens out into the garden. It is individually designed to provide a bespoke range of cupboards, Rangemaster cooker as well as a central island and bench seating. Off this room is a ‘mini' office. Adjacent is a boot room with utility room and access into the double garage.

      The first floor is arranged to provide an excellent principal suite with en suite bathroom and a dressing room with a separate shower. In addition there are three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and en suite bathroom and dressing room to the guest bedroom. On the second floor is an occasional fifth bedroom.

      The property is approached through a pillared gateway with a gravelled parking area fronting the integral double garage. Across the courtyard is a Cotswold stone outbuilding providing storage space and with tallet steps leading up to a loft roof. To the side is an implement store The whole building could be converted to ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents being obtained.

      The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property and create a wonderful setting. The principal garden is viewed from the kitchen and includes a rill, paved surround and on the other side of a lawn is a stone summerhouse. The garden extends through to an enclosed ‘play area' with tree house and lighting. There is also electricity provided to the bar q are from which there is access to the small paddock. Tucked away in one corner is the productive vegetable garden and coming back to the house is a cut flower garden. Throughout there are a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs as well many colourful borders planted with an interesting variety of plants, flowers and shrubs. The paddock extends to about 0.25 acres, with the whole being just over 1 acre

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    This is a dream house set in an idyllic garden within a picturesque village

    Anthony CoakerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ampney St Peter is an unspoilt Cotswold village situated about three miles east of Cirencester. The village is made up of an attractive array of period cottages and houses, surrounded by attractive countryside which has been classified as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house itself is situated within the village Conservation Area. Nearby is a local Church as well as The Red Lion, described as “one of the great unspoilt rural classics”. The present licensee is only the fourth since 1851 and the opening times are erratic.
    • The Roman town of Cirencester is the nearest town and provides an excellent range of shops and services. There are two superstores, including Waitrose, an A&E hospital, leisure centre and outdoor swimming pool. Other regional centres include Cheltenham, Oxford and Swindon whilst the A419/A417 provides dual access to the M4 (Junction 15) and the M5 (Junction 11a).
    • Recreational pursuits include sailing at the Cotswold Water Park, polo at Cirencester Park, golf at Cirencester Golf Club and National Hunt racing at Cheltenham as well as local rugby and cricket clubs. A good choice of private and state schools is readily available and includes Hatherop Castle, Rendcomb College, Beaudesert Park and the Cheltenham colleges and schools. There is a primary school in Ampney Crucis which is rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Additional information

    • Cirencester 3 miles. Swindon 17 miles. Kemble Station 6 miles. M4 (Junction 15) 19 miles. Cheltenham 21 miles (Distances approximate)
    • Local Authority: Cirencester District Council
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired heating.
    • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills
    • Directions: From Cirencester take the A417 towards Fairford and Lechlade. Ampney St Peter is the village after Ampney Crucis and about three miles from Cirencester. Turn left into the village and in the centre bear left. The pillared gateway will then be seen on left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H