A stunning contemporary village house in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £1,100,000
Living spaces: 3
Vendors' thoughts: " Our family have really enjoyed living in Brookview House, Northleach. It has been fascinating to research into the local history of the town (northleach.gov.uk and british-history.ac.uk). Although having the feel of a village it was awarded town status in 1227 by King Henry III. Allowing a weekly market (held on Wednesdays) and an annual fair. Bradley Drive is named after a famous resident, James Bradley Astronomer Royal. It has a good selection of local amenities within walking distance, including: The Westwood Centre (various clubs), community Hall, an excellent GP surgery, a popular award winning butcher (which also has a delicatessen with local cheeses etc). There is also a General Store, newsagents and shop that sells fresh bread and cakes, a wine shop/Bistro, Pharmacy, Post Office and Gift Shop. We recommend the Black Cat Café, and the Wheatsheaf which is lovely and cosy in the winter with open fires, and in the summer months it’s lovely to sit in the very attractive garden. There is also a small café called the Takeaway that offers a range of food including healthy options such as various smoothies (recommended by my daughter). It’s a wonderfully peaceful place to live and we have lovely neighbours.The views from the front of the house are fabulous, we enjoy seeing the farmers on tractors in the distance working in the fields. We regularly have either a herd of cows or a flock of sheep in the field in front of us and they are so entertaining. Sometimes we see Red Kites circling above and Little White Egrets, we often hear owls at night. It’s beautiful to see the seasons change, especially the lovely Autumn colours on the trees. We have views of beautiful sunrises from our kitchen as we are having breakfast. We can see the morning mists lift over the fields. An absolute blessing to be able to enjoy the beauty and peacefulness. Even the sunny back garden has been a delight especially in recent times because it’s been a pleasure to enjoy the garden from the various seating areas and to view the garden from different vantage points. Sun drenched seating areas to little shady spots to escape the very hot summer weather too. A joy in every season, there is always something to do but never too much to be a chore. We often hear the church bells and it’s so lovely and peaceful with no road noise. We shall miss living here very much indeed. It has been the most wonderful home, cosy in winter and cool in the summer months when we can open up the Bi-fold doors to the garden. Great large space for entertaining family and friends."
In a nutshell: All the benefits of a newly built, light and bright spacious modern home but built in a way that is elegant and practical for modern living, but retaining its Cotswold character and style. Set in glorious countryside but having all amenities conveniently close by. Wonderful country walks and places to visit. A very special place that we shall always remember fondly, and will be very sad to leave.
Built in 2018 Brookview House is part of a quaint development of five houses on the edge of Northleach. Superbly located it offers privacy in a village setting with rolling countryside on the doorstep.
The living spaces have been thoughtfully designed to offer both generous proportions and cosy corners with ample natural light throughout and contemporary fittings with under floor heating throughout the ground floor and attractive lighting design.
The sitting room is a fabulous room in which to relax in front of the wood burner with a good book and with dual aspect windows this room is both welcoming and elegant.
The Kitchen/ dining room is clearly the heart of the house, ideal for entertaining family and friends, yet perfectly adaptable for everyday living. Two roof lanterns provide plenty of natural day light and French doors and bi-folding doors allow a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor living. The kitchen is superbly equipped with all mod-cons and integrated applicance such as a Quooker hot water tap, a wine fridge and a coffee machine. There is ample work top space and discreet storage solutions. The breakfast bar is ideal for morning coffees.The study with French doors leading to the terrace and garden make working from home a joy.
The adjacent utility room with access to the garden is ideal for muddy wellies after a country walk! The ground floor also has a cloakroom and further storage.
Upstairs comprises the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, two double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All the rooms share wonderful views over the garden and neighbouring countryside and have been beautifully designed to offer both comfort and space.
Outside, the garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity and has been fabulously designed and landscaped to offer seasons of colour and texture with herbaceous borders interspersed with quaint seating areas. The terrace is ideal for al fresco dining and the firepit takes the chill off during cooler evenings.
There is a double garage and further off-road parking to the side of the house.
Council Tax Band G and EPC rating C.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating.
Situated on the edge of Northleach, Brookview House offers the best of both worlds with beautiful countryside on the doorstep and village amenities just a short stroll up the road. Northleach is a beautiful and vibrant historic town close to both Cirencester and Cheltenham, with a superb variety of shops including an award-winning butcher, a vintner, a chemist and a post office. The town also benefits from a doctor's surgery, junior school, nursery, tennis courts, a playground, a magnificent medieval church and the renowned Wheatsheaf Inn - a fabulous gastro pub and a welcome sight after a long country walk!
One is spoilt for choice with the fabulous selection of idyllic Cotswold villages and towns which are only a short drive away such as Stow-On-The-Wold or Burford which offer various weekly markets and attractions such as the Burford Garden Centre and The Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Daylesford Organic Farm Shop, 12 miles away, is set in enchanting grounds and has a superb restaurant and deli to suit all taste buds. A little further afield is Soho Farmhouse, the spectacular members club set in 100 acres of stunning Oxfordshire Countryside.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester to the south is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, a handy Waitrose, cafes and twice weekly markets.
Cheltenham only a short drive west offers excellent shopping and dining and is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course, horse racing.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Baunton, Minchinhampton and Naunton; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
The area offers an excellent choice of schooling, including The Cotswold School, Deer Park, Kings Hills, Kitebrook, Cheltenham Colleges, Rendcomb, Pate’s and Marling to name but a few.
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.
Cirencester 9 miles - Burford 9 miles - Stow-on-the-Wold 10 miles - Cheltenham 12 miles - Kingham 12 miles (direct train to London Paddington 85 minutes) - Oxford 25 miles
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