A beautifully presented family house in one of the finest Cotswold villages.
Guide price: £950,000
Living spaces: 3
Bath/ Shower rooms: 4
Vendor's thoughts: "Over the past decade, we have lovingly refurbished Saffron House from top to bottom. No room has been left untouched! The house and village have been at the heart of our young (now teenage) family and whilst Saffron House works brilliantly as a family home, we designed it to provide perfect spaces for entertaining, all year round. In the Summer, the south-facing terrace and private garden are perfect for alfresco dining and BBQs, whilst in the winter we often find ourselves retreating into the large open-plan kitchen/dining room with friends, or keeping warm in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine and a movie. As fitness enthusiasts, we love being adjacent to farmland, footpaths and some of the most scenic cycling and running trails in the Cotswolds. We're also very fortunate to have a wonderful village pub, the perfect venue for meeting other members of the village and entertaining guests.We are truly blessed to have been able to enjoy this very special part of The Cotswolds. Saffron House is a wonderful family home, in the heart of an idyllic Cotswold village that enjoys all of the benefits of village life whilst maintaining easy and quick connections with the outside world."
In a nutshell: A rare opportunity! A truly stunning home in a superb location.
Saffron House is a stunning family home, elegantly refurbished to highlight generous living spaces and an abundance of natural light throughout.
The entrance hall leads through to the contemporary kitchen/breakfast room which has been thoughtfully created to allow for open plan living with underfloor heating and French doors leading to the terrace and garden beyond, ideal for indoor/outdoor living in the warmer months. Superbly equipped with a double oven, integrated coffee machine, double Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and bespoke units, this is clearly the heart of the home and a fabulous space to entertain family and friends.
The adjoining living room, with Wood Warm wood burner is a comfortable and inviting room in which to relax and unwind. Across the hallway is a dining room, currently used as a home gym and formerly also a superb and bright playroom.
A handy utility room and separate cloakroom are useful additions to the downstairs living space.
Upstairs are four double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms and a family bathroom. The bedrooms are bright and light with views to the front of the house and overlooking the garden.
The generous double garage provides ample parking and storage space. Stairs lead to a superb home office/ fifth bedroom with en suite shower room.
Outside, the south and westerly facing garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Beautifully designed, it is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with colourful herbaceous borders. The terrace overlooking the garden is a wonderful spot for al fresco dining and entertaining and enjoys full daylight from late morning until sunset. To the side of the garden is a vegetable patch, perfect for the garden enthusiast!
Council Tax Band G, EPC rating D.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage. Oil-fired central heating, electric underfloor heating.
Located in The Farriers, a peaceful cul-de-sac in the heart of Southrop, Saffron House is a superb family home. Southrop is arguably one of the finest villages in the Cotswolds, renowned for its stunning picturesque Cotswold stone houses and boutique hotel Thyme. This quintessential English village is home to a thriving community with the popular The Swan gastro pub, an excellent primary school and a beautiful church.
One is spoilt for choice with the fabulous selection of idyllic Cotswold towns and villages which are only a short drive away, with London and its airports accessible in 90 minutes.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, nearby Cirencester is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone town houses, exciting boutiques, restaurants and cafés. The recently refurbished Market Place hosts a twice weekly market and a farmer’s market every other Saturday.
Fairford, 4 miles away offers a wide range of facilities including a library, a stunning medieval church, a range of shops including a post office, doctor and dentist surgeries, a leisure centre, and a choice of good restaurants and gastro pubs. Burford, 7 miles away, offers various weekly markets and attractions such as the Burford Garden Centre and The Cotswold Wildlife Park.
Cheltenham is a short drive west and not only offers excellent shopping and dining, it is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course horse racing.
A little further afield is Daylesford Organic Farm Shop set in enchanting grounds with a superb restaurant and deli to suit all tastes; and Soho Farmhouse, the spectacular members club set in 100 acres of stunning Oxfordshire Countryside.
The area offers a superb choice of schooling with an outstanding selection of state, grammar and private schools such as Southrop COE Primary School, Farmor’s, Hatherop Castle, Cheltenham and Oxford schools, St Hugh’s and Pinewood, to name but a few.
Sporting opportunities are abundant in the area with nearby golf courses in Burford, Cirencester, Minchinhampton and Naunton; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
Fairford 4 miles - Burford 7 miles - Cirencester 12 miles - Swindon 15 miles (London Paddington 55 mins) - Cheltenham 25 miles - Oxford 27 miles
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