Savills | Far Oakridge, Sapperton, Cirencester, GL6 7PG | Property for sale
22 Ac(8.90 Ha)
Guide price £3,850,000

Far OakridgeSapperton, Cirencester, GL6 7PG

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2020
  • 4 principal reception rooms
  • 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • 2 cottages, Garaging
  • Lake and magnificent gardens & parkland grounds
  • Stables & Outbuildings
  • Paddocks and Grazing - About 22 acres

A charming, refurbished period house with spectacular gardens and magical views in the heart of the Cotswolds c

About this property

  • Frith House is a particularly attractive Cotswolds stone house situated in a spectacular elevated position with outstanding views across its beautiful gardens and grounds with the pretty undulating Cotswold countryside as a backdrop. The house has a particularly attractive approach from the lane via wrought-iron entrance gates, between stone piers. The tree-lined drive sweeps through the grounds, culminating at a parking area at the front of the house or a turning circle beyond another pair of wrought-iron gates to the rear of the house.

    The house was extensively refurbished to an exacting standard in 2012 by the current owners and has been exceptionally well maintained. Numerous alterations have been implemented to create a fabulous family home with substantial enhancements to the layout and flow of the living accommodation.

    Downstairs, the main reception rooms are well proportioned with many period features including; traditional windows, wonderful working fireplaces, wooden and tiled floors. Much of the ground floor has had new floors with the added benefit of underfloor heating being installed in the newly laid floor areas.

    A purpose built wine cellar has been created, which offers an excellent quantity of storage and is accessed via the larder. The accommodation is shown in detail by the enclosed floor plans and are briefly described as follows.

    On the ground floor the accommodation is particularly well suited for entertaining with the principal reception rooms leading from a wonderful dining hall. In addition it works very well for family living with the kitchen/breakfast/family room being the hub of the house and incorporating a large bespoke conservatory, which leads out on to the spacious paved terraces.

    Upstairs, the accommodation is arranged over two floors. The first floor has two large bedroom suites, both with dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms. There is an additional bedroom and separate bath/shower room. On the second floor, there are four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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This magical house would be a wonderful place for a family over multiple generations to live in secure peace and quiet

Lindsay CuthillProperty agent

Local information

  • The unspoilt hamlet of Far Oakridge nestles in the idyllic wooded combs about seven miles from the popular market town of Cirencester.
  • The regional centres of Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol are within easy reach. There are good communications with the M4 and M5 junctions as well as regular inter-City services from nearby Kemble and Swindon.
  • Train services from Kemble (5 miles) have been substantially improved with the recently upgraded timetable offering increased numbers of direct trains to London Paddington. An additional car park has also enhanced its practicality.
  • Education in the area is outstanding with many popular schools and colleges throughout the region. Nearby Prep schools are Beaudesert Park, Cheltenham, Westonbirt and Pinewood. Secondary schools in the area are Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies, Westonbirt, Marlborough, St Mary's Calne
  • Sporting opportunities are diverse and plentiful with a range of field sports opportunities in the locality; horse racing at Bath and Cheltenham; polo at Edgworth, Cirencester Park and Beaufort (Westonbirt); rugby at Bath and Gloucester.
  • An excellent network of nearby rights of way offer superb riding and walking throughout the surrounding countryside and exclusively (with prior consent) in Cirencester Park. Shooting is readily available and there are many horse trials in the area as well as the Cotswold Water Park.

Additional information

  • In addition to the accommodation in the house there is a very pretty separate 1 bedroom cottage beside the drive to the rear of the house and a further 2 bedroom period barn conversion, suitable for guest and/or staff accommodation.
  • There is a substantial double garage attached to the north of the house giving direct access to the rear hall and utility room. There are a number of stables arranged around a paved stable yard divided between an independent stable block and the larger of the two cottages. A pretty timber built summer house nestles amongst the water garden and is used as an office with power connected. There is also a substantial, general purpose barn used for machinery and log storage disguised into the landscape by trees and the fall of the land.
  • As with the house, the grounds have undergone considerable alteration and improvement and present beautifully with a diverse range of uses being created and giving a mini-estate feel.
  • The combination of formal gardens; water garden, parkland, lake, grazing and pony paddocks makes for a truly diverse and interesting home.
  • Great care has been taken and investment made to accentuate the wonderful natural contours of the landscape, mature trees and natural features of the grounds. As you pass through the main gates a mature tree-lined drive, flanked by impressive, weathered park railings welcomes you on the approach to the house before the views over the undulating grounds open up and a glimpse of the lake can be seen.
  • Beside the house to the south and accessed directly from the kitchen via the conservatory, is a large pretty terrace and barbeque area. Steps lead on to the newly created and levelled walled garden to be enjoyed by all the family for a range of ball games.
  • This lawn area also presents the ideal space and access for a garden party with or without a marquee. The balance of formality with more rustic areas is well made.
  • There is a rose garden, which originally was planned by Peter Beale of Norfolk and is truly spectacular in high Summer- full of colour and fragrance.
  • Formal beds, strategically planted specimen trees, water gardens making use of natural springs and inspired by Monet's garden at Giverny, together with ornamental arches and herbaceous borders make these gardens and grounds very special indeed, but which can be enjoyed by all the family.
  • Directions: Frith House is located in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and benefits from excellent communications, local amenities and services. • Sapperton 2 miles • Kemble Station 5 miles • Cirencester 7 miles • Tetbury 9 miles • Cheltenham miles • M5 (J13) 10 miles • M4 (J15) 20 miles (Distances and times approximate)
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold