A stunning period village house in the heart of The Cotswolds.
Guide price: £1,350,000
Living spaces: 4
Vendors' thoughts: "The Old Forge is the most wonderful welcoming family home with loads of atmosphere and sitting in a lovely sunny position in this really friendly village. It has the ability to accommodate lots of people if needed, but is equally happy with just a single occupant as the accommodation is so flexible. I had thought about running a business from the forges as they can be separated from the house making this really unobtrusive."
In a nutshell: Fabulous original features, generous living space and in the heart of a superb village!
The Old Forge is an exceptional Grade II Listed detached Cotswold stone village house. Beautifully renovated, this warm and inviting home is bursting with charm, character and period features and has been lovingly created to offer generous living spaces with plenty of natural light throughout.
The entrance hall leads to the ground floor living space. The main reception rooms all face south and two have doors opening directly onto the enclosed garden. The rooms are delightful with stunning wood and flagstone floors, exposed beams, Cotswold stone fireplaces and window seats.
The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the courtyard and with it’s double Aga it makes a great room for cooking up a feast when entertaining family and friends. There is plenty of work top space and storage. There is underfloor heating in the kitchen, hallway and the forges.
In what was once the original smithy there are two good sized rooms and a boot boom, each with high vaulted ceilings and brick floors. Two of the rooms retain the fabulous original forges. This wing can be directly accessed from the courtyard and driveway as well as via the entrance hall inside.
A cloakroom is a super addition to the ground floor living space.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, two of which are en suite. All the bedrooms are bright and light with original wood floors and pretty views over the surrounding countryside and village.
The enclosed South facing garden is predominantly laid to lawn, surrounded by herbaceous borders and hedging. The gravel driveway provides ample parking alongside the double car port.
Council Tax Band F.
Tenure: Freehold. Grade II Listed.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
The Old Forge is located in Rendcomb, a stunning village in the heart of The Cotswolds. Rendcomb is a thriving village community and is home to a beautiful church, the highly-regarded Rendcomb College, a handy post office/village shop, a village hall and a doctor’s surgery. Fabulous country walks are on the doorstep.
Conveniently located, the property is close to both Cirencester and Cheltenham.
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 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.
The area offers an excellent choice of schooling, including outstanding State and Grammar Schools, as well as a wide range of impressive private schools.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Baunton, Cheltenham and Naunton Downs; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
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 miles - Cheltenham 10 miles - Kemble Station 9 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - Swindon 20 miles - M4 (Junction 15) 22 miles
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