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Classic Cotswold village house

This beautifully refurbished former rectory boasts a large Cotswold stone barn and a tennis court.

Built in traditional Cotswold stone, Glebe House is a charming traditional family home situated on the edge of the pretty Gloucestershire village of Notgrove. Although the subject of a recent refurbishment, the former rectory still maintains many of its original period features including broad flagstone flooring, open fireplaces, exposed stone walls and ceiling timbers, large stone mullion windows, built-in cabinets and shelving and oak joinery all completed to the highest standard.

Glebe House is approached through a double five bar wooden gate, hung on Cotswold dry stone walls over a rising gravel driveway. On the ground floor the accommodation comprises the entrance hall and dining room that together form a large entertaining space or operate as two separate rooms. There is also a spacious drawing room and a sitting room with open fire place that gives access to the study and wine room. The kitchen/breakfast room is open plan, with plenty of space for a large farmhouse kitchen table and the utility/laundry has a door through to the boot room. There is a also play room with a pretty outlook over the terrace and gardens.

classic Cotswold stone house

The first floor of Glebe House is particuarly impressive. The master bedroom suite is a spacious and light room with extensive built in wardrobes and excellent views over the surrounding parkland and countryside. The en suite bathroom has an antique oak floor and a free-standing roll top bath, perfect for a long soak after a day out with one of the local packs (the Cotswold and Heythrop Hunts and the VWH are all close by).

classic Cotswold stone houseThe main guest bedroom is a beautiful double aspect room with part-vaulted ceiling and polished cast-iron fireplace to one end with a carved sand stone surround. Glebe House also boasts a five bedrooms and 3 further bath/shower rooms on the first floor as well as a second floor attic bedroom or large storage room.

The 2.2 acres which surround Glebe House are exceptionally well maintained. The gardens are populated with specimen trees and shrubs and there is a pretty brook running below the house. At one one end of the gardens is a hard tennis court and copse of woodland.

Glebe House also boasts a large Cotswold stone barn with planning permission for ancillary accommodation.

The house is situated about 3.5 miles from the A40 giving easy access to Cheltenham to the west and Oxford to the east. Cheltenham and the M5 are about 12 miles away providing excellent communications to Birmingham and the South West. Perfect for the commuter, there is also very good access to London via rail with a mainline station at Kingham (about 12 miles distant) providing regular services to London Paddington, taking from 85 minutes.

classic Cotswold stone houseThe pretty market town of Northleach (4.25 miles) has a number of extremely good shops providing for everyday needs including a chemist, post office, wine bar, grocers, bakers, butchers and the renowned pub The Wheatsheaf. The larger towns of Cirencester (14.5 miles), Stow-on-the-Wold (7.5 miles) and Cheltenham (12 miles) provide for more extensive shopping and recreational facilities.

The guide price is £3.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01285 659 771.

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