The Home Farmhouse has 23 acres of gardens, orchards and paddocks

Newcomers come and go in the Cotswolds, but there is still a core of traditionalists in the region who believe that a family home is for life, or the best part of it.

It’s only the onset of advancing years that has persuaded the lively owners of The Home Farmhouse at Bagendon, four miles from Cirencester, that now is probably the time to sell their much-loved home of 29 years, while they still have a range of options open to them. Savills in Cirencester (01285 627550) quote a guide price of £2.5m for the beautifully maintained, honey-coloured stone house, built in about 1895 in the Arts-and- Crafts style, which nestles in 23 acres of gardens, orchards and paddocks in an idyllic hidden (‘but not isolated’) valley at the heart of the village. As its name suggests,

The Home Farmhouse, which is unlisted, was previously one of the principal houses on the surrounding estate before it was sold off and broken up some years ago. Well known among the owners’ family for the many great parties that have taken place there over the years, the farmhouse has more than 2,900sq ft of living space, including three reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, four double bedrooms, two bathrooms and planning consent to convert the former stables and barn to residential use.

Outbuildings include a coach house comprising a garage, a workroom, two garden stores and a loft.

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