A wonderful Period Village House in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £625,000
Living spaces: 4
Bath/ Shower rooms: 2
Vendor's thoughts: "Rivendell has been a lovely family home for us for over 20 years. We brought up our children here, but now they have moved on, it is time we did too! Poulton is set in beautiful countryside & is a friendly, thriving village with an excellent pub, a shop & village hall with plenty of social activities. It is with some trepidation and after many changes of heart that we have finally taken the plunge to leave what has become a very special home to us."
In a nutshell: A superb Cotswold home, with beautiful period features, in a fabulous village!
Rivendell is a stunning period house in the heart of The Cotswolds. Beautifully proportioned and a family home for many years, this is a superb Cotswold dwelling full of charm and character.
The entrance hall with original tiled floor leads to the sitting room with exquisite parquet floor and wood burner. This is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a long day.
The kitchen/breakfast room is superb for informal dining and entertaining, whereas the separate dining room offers more formal seating and exhibits stunning period features with wood floors and a lovely fireplace with wood burner, super for the colder months of the year.
The garden room, with underfloor heating, overlooks the garden and driveway and is a wonderful spot for relaxing and entertaining all year round.
The ground floor also comprises a study which is ideal as a home office and a handy cloakroom/ utility room.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms, one with an en suite bathrooms, a further bathroom and a dressing room. The rooms are bright and light and are generously proportioned, offering ample storage.
Outside the garden is partly laid to lawn, interspersed with herbaceous borders, and partly home to a vegetable garden with a green house and a useful outbuilding for storing garden tools. The driveway, to the front and side of the house, allows for plenty of off-road parking and extends to the rear, leading to a double garage with a cloak room and a room above. This could potentially be converted into ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
Council Tax Band E. EPC rating E.
Services: Mains water and electricity and drainage. Oil-fired heating.
Rivendell is located in the heart 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, and an excellent village shop/post office.
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, cafes, 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 Cirencester, Baunton, Minchinhampton and Naunton; 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 6 miles - Cheltenham 20 miles - Kemble Station 10 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Swindon 16 miles - M4 (Junction 15) 18 miles
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