Gopshill Lane, Gretton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5ET | Property for sale | Savills
6,090 sq ft(565.78 sq m)
Guide price £3,250,000

Gopshill LaneGretton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 5ET

    Key features

    • Grade II listed Country House
    • Located on the edge of popular Cotswold village
    • 5 bedroom Coach House
    • Swimming Pool
    • In all about 20 acres

    An immaculate Grade II listed Cotswold house, set in beautiful gardens with distant views

    About this property

    • The Orchards is an exceptionally pretty Grade II listed country house surrounded by open countryside and a woodland backdrop. The house occupies an extremely private position yet is in close proximity to the centre of Gretton.

      The Orchards has the classic stone elevations of a traditional country home with origins dating back to the 17th century and later additions to include a summer house (with clock tower) in cut bath stone that have further enhanced the accommodation. The property has undergone an extensive refurbishment and is subsequently in immaculate order whilst retaining all of the period features and charm.

      The accommodation has been designed to work well for entertaining, relaxing and family living as well as having excellent guest accommodation. From the flagged reception hall are the main reception rooms that include a light, well-proportioned drawing room with substantial stone fireplace and French doors leading to the garden terrace. The Dining room features window seats, stone fireplace, stone flooring and a very warm, comfortable panelled sitting room which leads through to the vaulted rear hall. The kitchen/breakfast room is superbly fitted with bespoke units and polished corian surfaces with luxury appliances and four oven Aga.

      On the first floor the bedrooms are arranged off a long landing with the principal bedrooms overlooking beautifully landscaped gardens.

      The Coach House
      The Coach House is a detached building, positioned close to the main house. Built in 1993 in stone to match the style of the main house and provides excellent guest accommodation. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and is presented to the same high standard as the main house and comprises 3 bedroom suites on the first floor and 2 further bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The gardens and grounds provide an idyllic setting. The hard landscaping is of particular note with extensive use of York stone terracing and cut stone steps with brock walkways, fine level lawns and mature hedging, maximising the various vistas.

      There has been extensive planting over the years and the trees that intersperse the lawn include sweet chestnut, crab apple, Canadian maple and twisted willow. There are extensive sheep/pony paddocks amounting to approximately 10 acres.

      From the higher levels of the garden are wonderful distant views over the surrounding countryside towards Bredon and the Alderton Hills.

      To the east side of the more formal gardens are more natural spring gardens with a stream and a pond.
      There is also a large vegetable garden and substantial timber storage.

      There is a recently refurbished swimming pool adjacent to the cinema room which enjoys a private, south facing position.
      Approached via a ‘No-through Road' on the edge of the popular Cotswold village of Gretton, The Orchards is situated in a secluded and elevated position with far-reaching views towards Bredon Hill.

      Gretton is a much sought after village benefiting from a strong community feel, village hall, church, a very popular primary school and two public houses; The Royal Oak and The Bugatti Inn. Gretton holds several ‘village events' throughout the year that make it very much a ‘living village.'

      The thriving Saxon town of Winchcombe is approximately 2 miles away and has a comprehensive range of amenities including tea shops, butchers, bakers and greengrocers. There is also a doctor's surgery, a dentist and some excellent restaurants. The larger centres of Bristol and
      Cheltenham are within easy reach providing more extensive shopping facilities.

      Communication links are good with Birmingham and Bristol being easily accessible via the M5. Train services to London run from stations in
      Cheltenham Spa (7 miles, trains from 126 minutes) and Evesham (10 miles, trains from 115 mins).

      Education in the area is exceptional with the nearby Winchcombe Abbey primary and Winchcombe secondary schools In Winchombe being a short drive away. There is also a range of renowned private schools such and Rendcombe College nr Cirencester, Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College, Dean Close, Malvern and many others.

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    Additional information

    • Directions: Leave Cheltenham via the B4632 Prestbury Road. Continue through Prestbury leaving the village via Cleeve Hill (signposted to Stratford). Continue up and over Cleeve Hill into Winchcombe. Continue into the centre of the town and bear left onto North Street (signposted to Evesham B4078). After approximately 1.3 miles, bear left signposted to Gretton and follow the signs into Gretton village. Proceed past The Royal Oak on the left hand side and after the warmemorial, take the second turning on the left up into Gopshill Lane. The Orchards can be found at the very top of the lane through a stone pillared entrance.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G