A beautiful Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house set in circa 2 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds.
Living spaces: 4
Vendors' thoughts: "Being townies we were at least half in love with the whole idea of "The Cotswolds' as a special thing, and the other ninety percent in need of a much improved lifestyle. So, along with just about everyone else, we researched the hell out of the Internet of Gloucestershire for a year, and, accordingly, we targeted exactly the same, fantastic, gorgeous and downright desirable villages and spots; pub, tick, shop, tick, stupidly cute, tick. Poulton village topped the list, we had happened to pass through it a few times on viewings, and loved it's proximity to Cirencester, the M4 and M40, but really, we'd fallen for its unique, friendly vibe and a gem of a house, and its spectacular garden in particular. Then, on a white December morning, we got the call that 'our' house was actually on the market. Longish story short, bombed-over from the north Cotswolds (while almost offering on another place, phew) car skidding on the virgin snowy drive, hearts melting for the chocolate box vision from outside, we pretty much ran through the house visualising all our treasures (read: stuff) in place already. Made an offer, popped to the local and awaited the call. We got it!"
In a nutshell: Cotswold charm, fantastic space inside and out and stone's throw from a fab pub!
Ranbury Cottage is a fabulous Grade II Listed Cotswold stone village house, set in approximately 2 acres of land. Beautifully renovated to include generous living spaces, the house is light and comfortable and an exceptional family home in the heart of the Cotswolds.
The ground floor living space has been renovated with love and attention to detail. The owners have been mindful to create inviting living spaces which adapt perfectly to contemporary living.
The kitchen is spacious for entertaining family and friends, yet also cosy and full of character, perfect for more intimate dining too. The striking red Aga offers extra warmth in the colder months and adds a pop of beautiful colour to the interior design. The dining hall comes into its own for more formal dining.
The adjacent snug is the perfect hideaway, ideal for snuggling up with a good book in front of the open fire after a long winter walk. The games room is a superb family room and the drawing room with its French doors to the terrace is bright and light and elegantly designed with exposed beams which emphasise the impressive height of the room.
A handy utility and a cloakroom are great additions to the downstairs living space.
Upstairs the first floor is home to five double bedrooms, three of them with en suite bath/ shower rooms, and a family bathroom. Careful thought has been put into retaining the original features of the house and creating ample discreet storage.
Outside the terrace, superb for al fresco dining, overlooks the garden and the paddock beyond with its pond. Together the land extends to circa 2 acres. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn, bordered with mature fruit trees and flower beds. The driveway and oak-framed double car port provide ample private parking.
Council Tax band C.
Tenure: Freehold. Grade II Listed.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Ranbury Cottage is located on the edge of the Cotswold village of Poulton, home to the popular gastro pub The Falcon Inn, a beautiful 19th Century Church: St Michael and All Angels, an excellent village shop/ post office, playgrounds and playing fields.
Conveniently situated, the property is close to Cirencester, Cheltenham and Fairford.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, cafés, a handy Waitrose and twice weekly markets.
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.
Fairford is only a few miles away and boasts a thriving community life with a wide range of clubs and societies on offer. This vibrant market town is well equipped for everyday shopping essentials.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Baunton, Minchinhampton and Naunton Downs; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
The area offers a superb choice of schooling with an outstanding selection of state, grammar and private schools such as Meysey Hampton Primary School, Ampney Crucis CofE Primary School, Hatherop Castle, Beaudesert Park, Westonbirt, Powells, Cheltenham Colleges and Farmor’s School, 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.
Fairford 3 miles - Cirencester 5 miles - Cheltenham 20 miles - Kemble Station 10 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Swindon 16 miles - M4 (Junction 15) 18 miles
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