A Georgian country house with traditional outbuildings and four acres of land compete with moat, is the perfect refuge for a security-conscious vendor. Moat House is just two miles from the centre of Cheltenham, in an area of protected ?green belt? farmland.
Electronically operated gates flanked by two small lodges lead to an ornate cast iron Victorian bridge. The house stands on an idyllic island, entirely surrounded by landscaped garden and moat.
The moat is between 20 and 50 feet wide in places and is believed to have protected a much older building in the 14th century. The island itself is largely level with the house at one end and the extensive garden to the side and rear.
Thought to date from the 1600s, the current building has a Georgian façade. A substantial Victorian Coach House with accommodation on two floors, a large barn and a range of lean-to cart sheds create a beautiful courtyard behind the house.
Inside the house there is an elegant entrance hall leading to a substantial drawing room and dining room. Upstairs is a master suite, three further bedrooms and three attic rooms. There is also a self-contained wing with one bedroom.
Up until 5 years ago when Moat House was purchased by the vendor, the property had not appeared on the market in living memory. Over the last few years it has been sympathetically restored and renovated creating the perfect canvas for a new owner to personalise.
Moat House is on the market at a guide price of £1.5 million. For further information contact Jackson-Stops and Staff?s Circencester office: +44(0) 1285 653334