A stunning converted chapel in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Guide price: £1,295,000
Location: Tunley, Sapperton
Living spaces: 4
Vendors' thoughts: "We have had the privilege of owning and restoring this special space, a unique and tranquil bolthole from the pressures of life. The various different parts of the house all have their own character centred around the Chapel itself which is a wonderful room where we have held numerous gatherings and family events. The woods surrounding The Old Chapel are full of wildlife and provide a stunning backdrop. Sitting with a coffee watching deer grazing only a few feet away has been an early morning treat for us for a number of years now. Sadly it is time to move on and we are looking to pass the house to people who will appreciate its history and can give it as much love as we have."
In a nutshell: A gorgeous Cotswold home full of charm and character in a magical setting!
Nestled in beautiful woodland, The Old Chapel is a converted and extended former Chapel bursting with charm, character and original features. Beautifully laid out it is both welcoming and comfortable with open plan living spaces and cosy corners.
The front door leads into The Chapel which has been beautifully restored and renovated as a fabulous dining hall with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, impressive wood burner and stunning timber floor. The room is made for entertaining and lends itself superbly to hosting dinner parties.
The kitchen at ground floor level is laid out around a centre island with ample work top space and storage. A step leads down to the breakfast area which is bright and light with French doors to the terrace. There is a discreet and handy larder for the cook enthusiast!
The adjacent dining room with its impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burner is a cosy room for informal dining and leads down to the sitting room with its wood burner and windows overlooking the rear garden. The snug is both cosy and bright and is a good spot for quiet moments and movie nights.
The first floor comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Careful thought and attention has been put into highlighting the charming original features of the home whilst creating bright and comfortable rooms with discreet storage.
Outside the terrace is a sun trap and is perfect for al fresco dining and lazy sundowners in the warmer months. The courtyard garden has been superbly landscaped with a pond, climbing wisteria and herbaceous borders. Stunning woodland borders the house creating a peaceful and enchanting setting. In all set in circa 6 acres of land.
The driveway offers plenty of parking.
NB: There is a footpath that runs along the drive and along the boundary of the woodland.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired heating.
The Old Chapel is located in Tunley close to the beautiful village of Sapperton, one of the most sought-after villages in the Cotswolds and home to the renowned and welcoming gastro pub, The Bell, a primary school, a parish church and the village hall. The Daneway pub is also close by and a great spot for a tipple after a long country walk.
Conveniently situated, the property is close to Cirencester and Cheltenham.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, only a few miles away, 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 to the north offers excellent shopping and dining and is also host to fabulous literary, jazz and food festivals, and of course horse racing.
The historic towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury are only a short drive away. Both towns offer a selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and everyday shopping facilities.
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, 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 5.5 miles - Kemble 6 miles (direct train to London Paddington) Stroud 8 miles - Tetbury 9 miles - Cheltenham 14 miles - Malmesbury 13 miles
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