A sensational country house set in circa 4.5 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds.
Guide price: £2,200,000
Living spaces: 5
Vendors' thoughts: "We moved here as newlyweds and at first it was great home for entertaining and having friends to stay. When we were on our own we never felt that we were knocking around in a big house but equally the house seemed to swallow up guests at the weekend, you never felt on top of each other. Dove House then become a wonderful family home to our three children and it just works so well for family life. It's a very cosy, warm and light house and we will be very sad to leave"
In a nutshell: An exceptional country home with soul, character and beauty throughout.
Dove House, accessed via a sweeping driveway, is a sensational country home, beautifully renovated with charm and character throughout. The owners have been mindful to create a contemporary home with bright and light living spaces and cosy corners, whilst retaining many original features and the beauty of the house.
The fabulous entrance hall with its impressive fireplace and double fronted wood burner sets the tone for this stunning home which is welcoming, elegant and delightfully styled.
The adjacent drawing room is beautifully laid out to allow for an abundance of natural light and come into its own when entertaining guests.
Along the hall, the sitting room with exposed beams and open fireplace with wood burner is a great spot for lazy Sundays unwinding in front of the fire with a good book.
The kitchen/ dining room is a clearly the heart of the house and a wonderful space in which to entertain family and friends. Ideal for everyday family life, the glass and oak framed dining area is spacious and welcoming and the kitchen is superbly kitted out with modern appliances and plenty of worktop space and discreet storage. The cream electric Aga adds extra warmth in the colder months and the kitchen island is perfect for evening catch ups whilst cooking up a feast and morning coffees before the school run.
The playroom, adjacent to the kitchen, is perfectly position for keeping an eye on the children during play dates and is wonderfully bright and light with its roof lantern ceiling and large windows overlooking the garden. This room can equally be closed off from the kitchen and make a lovely yoga studio or home gym.
The study is ideal for working from home and could equally make a superb home cinema. The library at the foot of the back stairs is a super addition to the ground floor.
The utility room keep all the muddies wellies, laundry and dog beds out of the way and has direct access to the rear garden.
The first floor is accessed via two separate staircases and comprises a master bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom with his and her washbasins, a freestanding bath and a double walk-in shower. There are four further bedrooms and two bathrooms.
All the rooms have been beautifully designed with comfort in mind and provide ample discreet storage.
Outside, the annexe offers further accommodation on the first floor which comprises a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. The ground floor features a double garage, store and wine store.
In the stable block there are two loose boxes, a store, a tack room and a cloakroom.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with delightful herbaceous borders and seating areas. There is a children’s play area, a healthy vegetable garden and a large paddock to the rear. The terrace is wonderful for al fresco dining in the summer months and for hosting BBQs and gatherings.
In all circa 4.5 acres.
Council Tax Band G. EPC rating D.
Services: Mains water and electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating and PV solar panels heating for the hot water.
Dove House is situated in the pretty village of Hankerton, a beautiful Cotswold village close to Malmesbury, with wonderful country walks on the doorstep, a stunning Church and a vibrant community.
Nearby Crudwell is home to the popular Potting Shed gastro pub and The Rectory, a superb boutique hotel/restaurant, amongst other dining spots, the village has an active Church and a Church of England Primary School and a preschool, a post office and plenty of entertainment on offer with a playground and sports pitches/tennis courts.
The historic town of Malmesbury, with its handy Waitrose, is 5 miles away. Beautiful Tetbury, with its arboretum, is only 7 miles away. Both towns offer a selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and everyday shopping facilities.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, only a short drive north, 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.
Communications in the area are very good with the M4 Junction 17 providing access to Bristol, the South West, Wales, London and Heathrow. Nearby Kemble offers a regular train service to London Paddington.
The area offers an excellent choice of schooling, including outstanding State and Grammar Schools such as Oaksey and Crudwell Primary schools, and a wide range of reputable private schools such as Westonbirt, Beaudesert Park, Pinewood and St Mary’s Calne to name but a few.
Malmesbury 5 miles - Kemble Station 6 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Tetbury 7 miles - Cirencester 10 miles - M4 (Junction 16) 14 miles - Cheltenham 27 miles - Bath 31 miles
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