A rare opportunity to rent this spacious and EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH QUALITY 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM Cotswold stone BARN CONVERSION set within SIZEABLE GROUNDS (MAINTENANCE INCLUDED) in an IDYLLIC RURAL SETTING adjoining the renowned Badminton Park Estate and overlooking the glorious South Gloucestershire countryside.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY and for a LONG LET IF DESIRED, the substantial Cotswold stone barn was SKILFULLY YET SYMPATHETICALLY converted some 10 years ago, but still retains much of the original character style and charm associated with these heritage buildings.
Blending traditional materials with present day fittings, the result is a bright and spacious family home which is finished to a VERY HIGH STANDARD and dedicated to convenient modern living - including underfloor heating to the ground floor and a Gigaclear ULTRAFAST FIBRE BROADBAND option.
Occupying an elevated and prominent position within the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the architect designed, 3 storey detached accommodation lends itself superbly as either a FIRST-RATE full-time family residence or perhaps just a secluded weekend rural retreat?
Presented in neutral colours throughout, of particular note with this beautifully appointed property is the BESPOKE DESIGNED open plan kitchen /dining /living space complete with an ample range of fitted base and wall mounted storage units, a useful central island unit, an electric RANGEMASTER COOKER, as well as an integrated dishwasher together with space for further appliances as required.
The main reception areas are styled with hard wearing stone tile flooring whilst an
eye-catching WOOD BURNER within the main living area perfectly complements the UNDERFLOOR HEATING and oil-fired CENTRAL HEATING systems.
In addition, there is a good-sized UTILITY /BOOT ROOM, a handy ground floor cloakroom /wc and a good-sized SECOND RECEPTION ROOM that offers superb versatility whether as a family room /home office or a guest bedroom /bedroom 3.
To the first floor there are 2 VERY GENEROUSLY PROPORTIONED double bedrooms including a FABULOUS master bedroom with both an ENSUITE SHOWER room and, on the upper mezzanine level, a LUXURIOUS PRIVATE BATHROOM.
The SECOND DOUBLE BEDROOM on this level also offers access to a mezzanine attic room which has been cleverly converted and previously utilised as a home office and more recently, a children's playroom. Completing this floor is a well-appointed shower room and a useful landing study area with space for a work desk or easy chair depending on requirements.
Externally the barn is surrounded by landscaped grounds - including a sweeping private driveway and gravelled parking area. A particularly noteworthy benefit is that the UPKEEP OF THE GROUNDS AND GARDENS IS INCLUDED WITHIN THE RENT thereby removing the hassles of grounds maintenance whilst retaining the benefits and pleasures of this beautiful rural setting. In addition, the adjoining c. 1.5 ACRE PADDOCK comprises of undulating and partly wooded pastureland, offering a whole host of potential uses whether as a recreation space, a pony or poultry paddock, or simply a wildlife oasis. In addition, there is a useful timber framed STABLE AND STORE.
Regardless of season, Starveall Barn provides an IDYLLIC RURAL RESIDENCE within one of the most enchanting parts of the English countryside. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY and for a LONG LET IF DESIRED, an early viewing of this exceptional opportunity is highly recommended.
CLOSE TO HOME:
The property is situated within an especially attractive and unspoilt part of the Cotswold Hills escarpment on the edge of the Badminton Estate and close by to the chocolate box hamlet of Lower Kilcott and the picturesque Cotswold village of Hillesley.
Positioned just off the A46 Bath road and c. 7 miles from the historic market town of Tetbury, the area has superb communications. The M4 motorway (Junc. 18) is only c. 7 miles away, providing direct access to London and Heathrow Airport, whilst the M5 (Junc. 14) is c. 9 miles distant.
There are direct and frequent train services to London Paddington as well as the west country from the mainline rail stations at Kemble, Chippenham, Bath and Bristol Parkway. Gigaclear superfast fibre broadband was installed in the locality in 2020.
The adjoining Kilcott Valley is a highly sought-after location with exceptionally stunning landscapes connecting the Cotswold Hills and the Berkeley Vale to the west.
The area is extremely well served for day-to-day provisions. Nearby Hawkesbury Upton, Didmarton and Badminton villages have between them village and farm shops, schools, pubs and a filling station, whilst the former market towns of Tetbury and Wotton under Edge both offer a superb selection of daily shopping amenities. The larger regional and cultural centres of Cirencester, Bath, Bristol and Cheltenham are all within easy driving distance.
Sporting and leisure activities in the locality are extensive with stunning walks and rides locally, shooting, fishing, equestrian (the world famous Badminton horse trial is c. 3 miles), hunting with the Duke of Beaufort's and Berkeley hounds, racing at Cheltenham, Bath and Newbury courses, polo at Beaufort and Cirencester, golf at Cotswold Edge, Minchinhampton and Westonbirt, motor racing at Castle Combe, flying at Cotswold Airport (Kemble) and Gloucestershire Airport (Staverton) and Premiership rugby at Bath and Gloucester, to name just a few.
The area also offers excellent pubs and restaurants, including nearby Calcot Manor, Whately Manor and Castle Combe Manor, each highly recommended for their fine dining and spas, or the much-praised Williams kitchens in Nailsworth, Quayles in Tetbury, Jolly Nice at Frampton Mansell also close at hand.
Educational options in the locality are first class, with a superb selection of highly rated local schools including Beaudesert Park in Minchinhampton, Westonbirt School, Wycliffe College, plus the renowned schools and colleges in and around Cheltenham, Bath and Bristol.
For further information and to arrange to view please call Rachael or Shelbie at Moore Allen & Innocent 01666 718 895. Viewings are welcomed by appointment 6 days a week although please be aware that viewings may require at least 24 hours' notice to arrange access.
These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only. A detailed survey has not been carried out, nor the services, appliances, fittings, etc, been tested. If room sizes are included, they are for guidance and illustration purposes only. They may not be to scale and should not be relied upon for furnishing or other purposes. If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to proceed, please contact us before viewing the property.
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