A sensational country home in a spectacular setting.
Guide price: £1,850,000
Location: Leigh, near Ashton Keynes
Livings spaces: 5
Vendors' thoughts: "I have loved every moment that I have spent here at Leigh Hall. It is truly a house for all seasons, warm and cosy in the winter, light and airy in the summer. A wonderful family home, it manages to be all things to all people! It is perfectly placed to enjoy all that the Cotswolds has to offer."
In a nutshell: An outstanding country home, full of character, in an amazing setting!
A fine example of a sensational country home, Leigh Hall exudes elegance and beauty whilst offering comfort and character. Accessed via a sweeping gravel driveway lined by mature Lime trees, the peaceful setting is private yet within striking distance of nearby amenities.
Superbly renovated throughout over the last few years, the owner has been mindful to create a welcoming home whilst maintaining the charm and character of this Georgian home. The rooms are light and well-proportioned, with good ceiling height throughout and the majority of the rooms enjoy wonderful views of the gardens and grounds.
The entrance hall with fabulous proportions gives access to the ground floor living space.
The south facing sitting and drawings rooms, both with sash windows and fireplaces, are superb for both informal gatherings and more formal entertaining alike.
The study/ library room across the hallway is ideal as a home office or a quiet snug room.
The dining room works beautifully for dinner parties and leads through to the generous kitchen which is the heart of the house and a wonderful space in which to entertain family and friends. The bespoke fitted kitchen, with double Aga, is bright and light with a roof lantern and French doors leading the terrace and garden beyond.
The ground floor is also home to a well laid out laundry/ boot room, a pantry and a handy cloakroom.
Upstairs on the first floor, accessed via two staircases, there are five double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The impressive landing overlooks the sweeping driveway and gardens and is wonderfully bright and light thanks to the sash windows, also a feature in all the bedrooms. Careful thought has been put into providing ample discreet storage throughout.
The second floor consists of two further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside the garden is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with a variety of herbaceous borders. The terrace is the perfect spot to enjoy sundowners in the warmer months overlooking the gardens and paddock. A double garage is located to the side of the house and the driveway offers ample parking. Further outbuildings, including a work shop and various stores can be found to the rear of the property.
Land circa 2 acres.
Council Tax Band H and EPC rating E.
Tenure: Freehold. Not Listed.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Leigh Hall is located on the edge of the pretty village of Leigh, only a few miles from Ashton Keynes and Cricklade, a delightful market town with a thriving village community.
The historic towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury are a short drive away and with their selection of lovely boutiques, antique stores and cafes, offer everyday shopping facilities and schooling, whilst more extensive shopping can be found in the larger towns of Bath or nearby Cirencester.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, 7 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 area offers an excellent choice of schooling and includes superb public, state and grammar schools such as Pinewood, Beaudesert Park, Powells, Westonbirt, Hatherop Castle, Malmesbury Church of England School, St Mary’s, St Margaret’s, Cheltenham Colleges and Malborough College to name a few.
Sporting opportunities are abundant in the area with nearby golf courses in Royal Wootten-Bassett, South Cerney and Baunton; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
Communications in the area are excellent withhigh-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.
Ashton Keynes 1 mile - Cricklade 3 miles - Cirencester 7 miles - Kemble 7 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - M4 (Junction 16) 9 miles - Malmesbury 11 miles - Tetbury 14 miles
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