An outstanding period house in a heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £2,700,000
Living spaces: 5
Vendors' thoughts: "Before coming to Chipping Croft for the first time, we had spent 3 years looking round traditional Cotswold stone houses boasting a paddock, on the edge of one-pub villages. This was what the Sunday property supplements had told us we wanted but each time we were left cold. They all felt dark and cramped. We looked at Chipping Croft as a bit of a wild card, it was both over budget and in town. However, as soon as we set foot in the drawing room, it was immediately obvious why the other houses had not appealed and why this one was so special. Floor to ceiling glass. A high ceiling at that. Even on a sleety February afternoon the house was unbelievably light and airy compared to the houses we had viewed before. Add to this the huge walled garden, it gave every impression of being a country house, while still being less than a 5 minute walk to all of the restaurants and shops of Tetbury and 100 metres to access the huge range of proper open countryside footpaths that surround the town. Over our time here we have added a large, and of course light filled, kitchen extension along with the oak framed work-from-home-haven at the top of the garden. All good things come to an end though, and as we move to the next phase of our lives, we leave here full of memories of BBQ’s for 50 over Tetbury Wacky Races day and raucous dinners running late into the night and of course, lots and lots of the chaos and hilarity that goes with turning small children into functioning semi-adults."
In a nutshell: A sensational Cotswold home with exceptional Tetbury on the doorstep!
Chipping Croft is a haven of peace and tranquility in the very heart of Tetbury. A substantial Grade II Listed home with generous proportions, the living spaces are bright and light and superbly laid out to provide comfort with seamlessly flowing rooms and cosy corners.
The kitchen/ dining room is clearly the heart of the house and a wonderful room in which to entertain family and friends. Superbly laid out with integrated appliances and bespoke fittings, there is plenty of worktop space and storage, with the centre island being perfect for morning coffees or evening catch ups whilst cooking up a feast for the family. The cream Aga adds extra warmth in the colder months and the roof lantern allows for an abundance of natural light. French doors lead to the terrace and garden beyond.
The drawing room is ideal for large gatherings. French doors open onto the terrace and make this a welcoming and bright room with beautiful original features and the open fireplace is perfect for relaxing and unwinding in front of with a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Across the hall is the sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner and the adjoining games room.
The ground floor also has a larder, a handy utility room and a cloakroom. The cellar is perfect for wine and general storage or could equally be converted into further accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
The first floor comprises the master bedroom with open fireplace and French doors leading to the balcony which overlooks the stunning landscaped garden. The en suite bathroom has a built-in television above the bath and a separate shower. Along the hall there are two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The second floor comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one being en suite, and a study. All the rooms have been thoughtfully laid out to provide comfort with ample discreet storage.
The oak framed annex is a versatile space and doubles up as a home office, gym and even a cinema room. Bi-folding doors open onto the upper level of the garden and make this a wonderful bright space with a beautiful outlook.
The sensational garden is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with herbaceous borders, mature trees, pathways and water features. The garden is a true oasis in the heart of Tetbury and
has been beautifullly created and maintained to offer various different garden rooms with an array of bright and colourful flowers blossoming throughout the seasons. The terrace is ideal for al fresco dinning and entertaining in the summer.
The house can be accessed via two separate driveways. To the rear, an electric gated entrance leads to the double garage with an adjacent work store. There is plenty of hard standing for overflow parking. The gravel driveway to the front of the house offers further private parking.
Council Tax Band H.
Tenure: Freehold. Grade II Listed.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Gas central heating.
Chipping Croft is perfectly positioned in the heart of Tetbury, a vibrant market town, renowned for its antique shops, lovely boutiques and superb cafes, restaurants and bistros which include the Highgrove shop, Lola & Co and the award-winning Hobbs Bakery. This bustling town also offers local everyday amenities with a Tesco supermarket on the edge of town and an open market in The Market House. There are plenty of popular pubs a short stroll from the house. The community is also home to a beautiful Georgian gothic deign parish church, a primary school and a village hall.
Westonbirt Arboretum, a short drive away, is an internationally renowned magical tree garden, where you can explore trees from all over the globe. Walking paths are abundant and various events take place throughout the year including concerts and seasonal activities.
The historic town of Malmesbury, 5 miles away, offers a selection of lovely boutiques and cafes and a handy Waitrose, whilst more extensive shopping can be found in the larger towns of Bath and Bristol.
Known as the ‘Capital of The Cotswolds’, Cirencester a few miles north east, is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting independent shops, restaurants, cafes and twice weekly markets.
The stunning city of Bath, to the south west, with its fabulous Regency and Georgian architecture, is easy to navigate on foot, with a thriving mix of independent boutiques, artisan food shops and major high-street names. There are six ‘quarters’ in total to discover – the artisan district is where you will find quirky interiors, vintage and antiques shops, as well as a popular Saturday flea market. A regular farmers’ market at the covered former railway Green Park Station runs on Saturday mornings too, perfect for direct access to the region’s top foodie producers.
The area offers an excellent choice of schooling and includes superb public, state and grammar schools such as Westonbirt, Beaudesert Park, Pinewood, Malmesbury Church Of England School, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s and Cheltenham Colleges to name a few.
Sporting opportunities are abundant in the area with nearby golf courses in Westonbirt and Minchinhampton; bridle paths are plentiful and the Beaufort Polo Club is just down the road. Badmington and Gatcombe horse trials take place only a few miles away; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at The Cotswold Water Park; Calcot Manor Spa is only a short drive away.
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 from both Kemble and Swindon.
Malmesbury 5 miles - M4 (Junction 16) 17 miles - Kemble 8 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Cirencester 10 miles - Bath 24 miles - Bristol 27 miles
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