A beautiful detached village house in the heart of The Cotswolds.
Guide price: £975,000
Livings spaces: 3
Vendors' thoughts: "Woodside has been a wonderful house to live in for the past eight years, but the time has now come to downsize and move on. We shall be very sorry to leave the peace and charm of the historic village of Ampney Crucis, which dates back to Domesday Book. The house is in a lovely location with an entirely secluded garden, whilst enjoyimg views across open farmland with direct access to the plethora of footpaths. The proximity of shops has been a great bonus, with Cirencester for weekly needs barely ten minutes drive, and Cheltenham offering a more comprehensive range of stores and hospitality outlets little more than half an hour away."
In a nutshell: A wonderful Cotswold home in a fabulous village with such a pretty garden.
Woodside House is a beautiful village house which has been a loving family home for the past decade. The private gated driveway leads up to the front of the house with its stunning climbing wisteria. The front door opens into the generous entrance hall which leads through to the reception rooms.
The kitchen dining room is clearly the heart of the house and wonderful room in which to entertain family and friends. The kitchen is bright and light and superbly equipped to provide ample worktop and storage space. The breakfast bar is ideal for morning coffees and the dining area works perfectly for both informal everyday dining as well as dinner parties with friends.
The garden room is a fabulous all year-round space and overlooks the pretty landscaped garden and fields beyond.
The drawing room is generously proportioned and bathed in natural light with a large window overlooking the delightful garden. The open fireplace adds extra warmth in the colder months and makes this a wonderful room in which to unwind and relax after a long country walk.
The ground floor also has a handy utility room and a cloakroom.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one being en suite. All the rooms have been carefully laid out to provide ample discreet storage and welcoming spaces.
Outside, the garden is predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with pretty herbaceous borders and mature trees. The lawn extends into an L shape providing further green space with a beautiful rural outlook. The terrace and sun deck are perfect for al fresco dining and sundowners. There is also a spacious shed which come in handy for storing garden tools.
The garage provides secure parking for two cars alongside the driveway.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Footpath: There is a footpath which crosses the very bottom of the field.
Council Tax Band G and EPC rating D.
Ampney Crucis is a popular village with a thriving community and home to a well-regarded primary school, a village hall and a beautiful medieval church.
The Crown of Crucis hotel and restaurant sits at the entrance to the village, a short stroll down the road, and is perfect for relaxing and unwinding over Sunday lunch after a long country walk or for a drink with friends.
Known as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”, Cirencester, only few miles away, is a hub of vibrant cultural life, with its beautiful limestone townhouses, exciting boutiques, restaurants, a handy Waitrose, cafes and twice weekly markets.
The nearby market town of Fairford is a vibrant community with a few handy shops, a post office, doctor and dentist surgeries and a choice of good pubs and restaurants.
Sporting opportunities are abundant with nearby golf courses in Cirencester, Minchinhampton and Naunton; bridle paths are plentiful; sailing, cycling and water sports can be enjoyed at the Cotswold Water Park.
The area offers an excellent choice of state, grammar and private schools including the village’s own Ampney Crucis C of E Primary School, Meysey Hampton Primary School, Powells, Cheltenham Colleges, Pate's Grammar, Hatherop Castle, Rendcomb College and Beaudesert Park to name but a few.
Communications in the area are very good 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 3 miles - Fairford 6 miles - Kemble 8 miles (London Paddington 75 mins) - M4 (Junction 15) 17 miles - Cheltenham 18 miles
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