Hill Covert
492.39 sq m
Price on application

CowleyCheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NJ


    Key features

    • Stunning Cotswold luxury home creation
    • High quality finish and bespoke materials throughout
    • Private and elevated location
    • Highly desirable Cotswold Village
    • 10 Year BLP Warranty

    Stunning contemporary Cotswold living

    About this property

    • Hill Covert, formerly a period Keepers cottage from the 17th century has been substantially extended and remodelled to provide a state of the art Cotswolds retreat perfectly blending period Cotswold architecture and features together with 21st century materials, technology and exciting architecture. The accommodation is set over two stories and combines principal Cotswold stone elevations under pitched tiled roofs combined with contemporary cedar clad elevations under zinc roofs.

      The property has a wealth of features including exposed Cotswold stone walling, stone mullioned windows, a combination of original and contemporary fireplaces, under floor heating, stone flooring, oak flooring and bespoke fitted timber furniture.

      The property has an extremely flexible layout and can accommodate styles of usage from multi-generational occupation, through to an indulgent private retreat for the owner and their guests. Hill Covert has three principal points of access depending upon requirement. Formal access is via an impressive Cotswold stone projecting section under a pitched tiled roof. For informal access and for country pursuits and animals, there is a boot room with cloaks hanging and storage. Finally for day to day access to the kitchen & breakfast room there is access from the entertainment terrace and raised parking area.

      The ground floor comprises of the formal reception hall leading through to lovely inner hall with enclosed fireside seating area and steps up to a large family room. This space features exposed Cotswold stone walls, oak flooring and delightful period fireplace with oak beam and wood burner. Beyond is a study with bespoke book shelving and storage and double “Crittal” style doors leading out to the garden. A bedroom wing runs parallel and to the east end of the house comprising an inner hall with staircase, two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

      An impressive drawing room links across to the contemporary body of the house with plenty of natural light from a series of full height windows and a glass ceiling section. The room has oak flooring, a modern inset wood burner and recessed area for feature furniture or further seating. The ground floor section of the contemporary section includes the boot room, large games room or possible further bedroom, w.c and utility/plant room.

      An angled staircase leads up to the first floor of the stunning contemporary section opening up into the sitting room with full height curved ceiling and beam work. This large room has fantastic multi – level views over the gardens and grounds. Features include oak flooring, a modern stone fireplace and two sets of large sliding garden doors leading to an enclosed terrace and large entertainment terrace. There is also a dedicated entrance porch giving good day to day access to the kitchen area adjacent.

      There is open access to the superb kitchen and breakfast room which enjoys beautiful views over the gardens and grounds via large full height windows. Bespoke painted floor and wall mounted furniture has Miele integral appliances and there is a central island with induction hob and venting system. Steps lead down into the dining room which spans across to the traditional section featuring a number of full height windows, a glass floor section and glass balustrade with view to a section of the drawing room below. The traditional first floor section of Hill Covert accommodates the principal bedroom space including master and guest bedroom suites, a large landing area and further bedroom with separate shower room.

      Outside
      Landscaped grass banks to the main gates which are adjacent to the garage and studio building. Beyond the gates the driveway opens up into an “inner keep” style layout with a central large raised bed contained by Cotswold drystone walling featuring shrubs and mature trees. There is parking for numerous vehicles and a separate driveway section leading up to the entertainment terrace. The house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, mainly laid to lawn with decorative borders. Broad stone steps lead up four levels flanked by tiered lawned areas. At the top is delightful landscaping consisting of planted avenues, shaped beds, mature avenues of trees and a former tennis lawn. Due the height of the plot, Hill Covert enjoys lovely rural vistas yet is nicely concealed.

      Worthy of note is the useful detached double garage building with office space which is situated at the head of the driveway. This has the potential to create ancillary accommodation subject to planning permission.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      Services: Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating. High speed fibre-optic broadband is available for connection.
      Viewing: Strictly by appointment

    A truly inspiring and desirable Cotswold home

    Christian SwaabProperty agent

    Local information

    • Hill Covert sits in private and secluded gardens and grounds overlooking the highly desirable Cotswold Village of Cowley and countryside across to Cockleford. Hidden from public view yet enjoying stunning elevated vistas, the property enjoys an easy walk into the village which includes the nationally renowned Cowley Manor Hotel. There is direct access from the grounds to outstanding country walks and worthy of note is an easy walk to the well regarded Green Dragon pub in Cockleford which is just 1 mile away.
    • Cowley enjoys fast access to Cheltenham & Cirencester via the A435 which are just 6 and 10 miles respectively. The A417 is also close at hand providing access to the M4 & M5 motorways. Outstanding schooling is found in Cheltenham including Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close with The Royal Agricultural University located just outside Cirencester. Comprehensive shopping is found in Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester.

    Additional information

    • Directions: (GL53 9NJ): From the A435 towards Cirencester take the turn to Cowley which is situated on your right hand side after approx. 2 miles from the Seven Springs roundabout. Follow the road into the village passing Cowley Manor on your left. Continue on this road winding through the village and passing the Old Rectory on your left hand side. At the next right hand corner the entrance to Hill Covert will be seen on the left. Take the driveway up to the main house.
    • EPC Rating = D