Former country courthouse for sale in the Cotswolds.
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, just seven miles from Tetbury lies Horsley Court, a magnificent Grade II listed building with a seperate three bedroom coach house and further outbuildings.
The property has Tudor origins, although main part of the house was built in the late 17th Century, with a central tower added in about 1840. It is said that the property was at one time used as a courthouse and that Judge Jeffreys presided here (1648-1689).
An original cider press still sits in the attached cider house and a recently converted coach house provides an extremely comfortable two/three bedroom secondary house, which retains many of its period features.
The swimming pool and tennis court are easily accessed from the ground floor.
Outside, the gardens are another beautiful feature of Horsley Court and include a fine listed dovecote dating from the late 17th Century, an orchard and a gurgling stream. Beyond the gardens 24.2 acres of extensive parkland undulate away from the house, giving an impressive backdrop to the property.
The local area offers excellent sporting opportunities which include hunting with the Duke of Beaufort, Berkeley and Cotswold Hunts; racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Chepstow; polo at Cirencester Park and Westonbirt and golf at Minchinhampton and Cotswold Edge.
The guide price is £4.75m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01285 659 771 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk