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Handsome Cotswold farmhouse

Abbey Farm is a very handsome Cotswold family property thought to date from the mid-17th century and listed Grade II. Built from coursed mellow Cotswold stone with arched stone mullioned leaded light windows and moulded drip sills under a traditional stone-tiled roof, the house is a classic of its kind. 

Inside, accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends to around 3,000 sq ft. The original character has been greatly preserved and features include the ancient, studded oak front door, flagstone floors, fireplaces, shutters and exposed beams.

Accommodation in total comprises the porch, hall, sitting room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, boot room and cloakroom; upstairs are five bedrooms, a dressing room, three bathrooms and a possible sixth bedroom.

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Outside, the gardens come to well over an acre: at the head of the drive is an old stone barn with lots of potential, while the formal gardens comprise a lawned area, an orchard, a small paddock, a secret knot garden and a former vegetable garden, and some useful outbuildings lie behind the house. Abbey Farm is located on the edge of a small hamlet just a mile outside Slad in the Slad Valley; Stroud is just over two miles for further amenities.

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The guide price is £1.25m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01285 659 771 or visit

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