A beautiful traditional Cotswolds house in a very private setting
Rookwoods is a remarkable Grade II listed country home dating back to the 17th Century. It is set in the most beautiful, secluded position overlooking the unspoiled Holy Brook Valley, deep in the Cotswold Hills. The house is constructed with traditional Cotswold stone with charming mullioned windows under a stone tiled roof.
Internally, the house is beautifully presented with an excellent range of accommodation and space for entertaining. Boundless character and charm throughout. The principal rooms have impressive exposed ceiling timbers, fabulous fireplaces, beautiful wood and stone floors.
Closest to the house is a range of 5 loose boxes of timber, stone and clay tiled roof and two open fronted bays.
The range comprising the stable yard, stable flat and garage flat was built in 2006 by the current owners, with 3 garage bays, WC and 3 loose boxes. At the back is a stable flat comprising a sitting room/bedroom with kitchen and shower room. Above is an excellent garage flat with laundry room, sitting room, kitchen and bedroom.
The traditional style barn was built in 2006 of Cotswold stone construction with interior design carried out by a well know American theatre designer comprising a large games room with Mark Wilkinson fitted joinery, bar area, WC, with beams and hardwood flooring. Downstairs is a fabulous 12 seat, Art Deco cinema designed by renowned US theatre designer, Theo Kalomirakis. The cinema features an audio layout by Norman Varney, a highly regarded audio designer. A truly impressive addition to Rookwoods, the cinema is not as one might imagine for a country house - it is a first class, purpose built, air-conditioned cinema with commercial grade technology and projector equipment.
Opposite the barn there is The Jockey Cottage, renovated in 2003 which is a one bedroom self contained cottage including a library/sitting room, WC, kitchen, living room with open fireplace and a bedroom.
The Audio Barn is also self contained and would make a great cottage or office space, which includes a large sitting room with doors out onto the terrace with a hydro-pool spa and BBQ area, kitchen/dining room and a gym with a shower and office to the first floor. There are two further outbuildings which include machinery storage, store rooms and wood stores.
Garden and grounds
The gardens and grounds are set in an idyllic and private location. The owners re-created the grounds to an exceptional standard including a fantastic kitchen garden, children's playground with tree-house in the woods, hard tennis court, a rockery with a lovely stream, a spring-fed lake with a jetty, meadows, farmland and an area of woodland. The property is ideal for those with equestrian interests with well laid out paddocks.
The outdoor swimming pool sits within a protected setting with a Cotswolds stone surrounding wall, and a pavilion with kitchen, changing rooms and WC. Approached over a continuation of the drive is an outdoor riding manège and a clay pigeon trap hut.
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A quite spectacular modernised manor farmstead, in one the Cotswolds most beautiful and serene valleys.Ed SugdenProperty agent