A superb village house in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £695,000
Living spaces: 3
Vendors' thoughts: “Orchard Close has the full appeal and aesthetic look of a Cotswold cottage, but is a modern well insulated house built only 25 years ago to a high specification. This is a wonderful family home in the heart of a beautiful and welcoming village, yet tucked away and private. We have so many happy memories of watching our children grow up in the house, which is light, spacious and great for entertaining. The the private driveway has been of particular use and enjoyed to our children who have learnt to ride their bikes, and in the summer the house and gardens really come in to their own. Having a separate office and gym has been a major benefit over the last 6 months!”.
In a nutshell: A superb village house with great living spaces and a super home office!
1 Orchard Close, accessed via a sweeping driveway with automatic security dates, is a beautiful Cotswold home superbly located on the edge of Kemble close to local amenities. Bright and light throughout, careful thought has been put into creating welcoming spaces.
The sitting room with its open fireplace is a lovely and cosy room in the colder months and the French doors opening onto the rear garden offer ample natural light and a smooth transition to the garden in the warmer months.
The kitchen/ family room, created by the current owners, is clearly the heart of the house and a fabulous space in which to entertain family and friends. The kitchen itself is well equipped and offers ample worktop and storage space. The snug, with its beautiful window seat, is the perfect spot to relaxing whilst the chef cooks away! The dining area with bi-folding doors allows for indoor/outdoor living and flows seamlessly to the terrace area.
The ground floor also has a handy cloakroom and a utility room, ideal for muddy wellies!
Upstairs comprises a master bedroom with en suite shower room, 3 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Built-in wardrobes provide ample discreet storage. The attic offers excellent additional storage space and the possibility, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions, to create further accommodation.
Outside, the double garage has been converted into a games room/ gym on the ground floor and a home office on the first floor.
The front and rear landscaped gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with herbaceous borders and seating areas. The rear garden is a fabulous spot in which to relax for a BBQ with family and friends and enjoy al fresco dining in the summer. The secure driveway offers plenty of parking.
Council Tax Band F & EPC rating D.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Located on the edge of village of Kemble, with its train station providing direct fast and easy access to London Paddington, 1 Orchard Close is ideally situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, close to Cirencester. The vibrant village community is home to a beautiful church, a very handy combined local store and post office, and both a pre-school and primary school. Surrounded by some of England’s finest countryside, country walks are on the doorstep. The Potting Shed gastro pub and The Rectory restaurant in nearby Crudwell, and the Wild Duck Inn in Ewen, provide superb local dining options.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, only a short drive away, is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, cafes and twice weekly markets. Sporting opportunities are abundant.
The historic town of Malmesbury, with its handy Waitrose, is 4 miles away. Beautiful Tetbury, with its exceptional arboretum, is only 6 miles away. Both towns offer a selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and everyday shopping facilities.
Cheltenham is a short drive north and not only offers excellent shopping and dining, it is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course horse racing.
Communications in the area are excellent with high-speed internet and easy access to major hubs and international airports in the South West, the Midlands and London, via the M4 and M5 motorways and well-connected direct train services.
The area offers an excellent choice of schooling and includes public, state and grammar schools such as Kemble Primary School, Beaudesert Park, Powells, Westonbirt, Hatherop Castle, Malmesbury Church of England School, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s, Cheltenham College, Marlborough College and Cheltenham Ladies College, to name a few.
Cirencester 4 miles - Tetbury 8 miles - Malmesbury 9 miles - M4 (Junction 15) 21 miles - Cheltenham 21 miles
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