An exceptional 18th Century barn conversion in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £1,500,000
Location: Baunton, near Cirencester
Living spaces: 6
Vendors' thoughts: "Sisters House has been the most perfect home for three active children to grow up in along with dogs, a cat and chickens. The location has given us space and privacy. It combines the benefit of countryside living with the attractions of nearby towns such as Cirencester and Cheltenham. It has been a very much loved family house."
In a nutshell: A fantastic Cotswold home with generous living spaces and fabulous gardens and grounds.
Sisters House is a 4,166 sqft beautiful barn conversion in the heart of the Cotswolds. Dating back to the 18Th Century, this grade II Listed Cotswold home is both welcoming and generously proportioned. Of particular note is the fenestration throughout the property which adds an exceptional feeling of space and an abundance of natural light throughout with large windows overlooking the surrounding gardens.
Built of traditional Cotswold stone Sisters House is an elegant and very attractive home with lovely gardens and an impressive approach along the driveway which creates a wonderful sense of arrival.
The property has been renovated and created to feel much more like a house rather than a typical barn conversion, offering good ceiling heights and generous living spaces yet also a feeling of warmth and cosiness.
The great room proportions lend themselves superbly for entertaining family and friends and equally for everyday living.
The kitchen, with its striking racing green Aga, is ideal for family gatherings and putting the world to rights over morning coffee and is well equipped with ample storage and worktop space.
The reception rooms on the ground floor flow wonderfully and benefit from views over the gardens. French doors are perfect or indoor/ outdoor living in the warmer months, and beautiful features such as exposed beams and stone walls. The wood burner in the drawing room is ideal for relaxing in front of after a long winter walk in the surrounding countryside.
A handy utility room and cloakroom are great additions to the ground floor living space.
Upstairs comprises five bedrooms, two of which have en suites bathrooms, and a family bathroom. Along the hall is an excellent home office with separate stairway access, ideal for working from home.
Outside, a substantial outbuilding offers exceptional potential to greatly increase the living space and create ancillary accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with herbaceous borders including fragrant and colourful lavender and rose beds. The lawn is ideal for children’s games and the terrace overlooking the garden is perfect for al fresco dining and sundowners. In all circa 1.5 acres of gardens, grounds and woodland.
The driveway offers ample parking.
Council Tax Band G.
Tenure: Freehold. Grade II Listed.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating.
Sisters House is superbly located off the Welsh Way, only a couple of miles north of picturesque market town of Cirencester.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester is a hub of vibrant cultural life known for its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, a handy Waitrose, cafes and twice weekly markets.
Cheltenham only a short drive to the north offers excellent shopping and dining and is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course, horse racing.
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 an excellent choice of schooling, including Beaudesert Park, Cheltenham Colleges, Westonbirt, Rendcomb, as well as outstanding state and grammar schools.
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.
Cirencester 2.5 miles - Kemble 6 miles (direct train to London Paddington) - Cheltenham 14 miles - M4 (Junction 15) 21 miles
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