6 Bedroom House Under Offer
Croft House was built in the late 18th century and, unsurprisingly in view of it’s many splendid architectural features, is Grade II Listed.
The house is stone built with a slate roof and the public fa硤e is particularly noteworthy with two matching 2 storey bow windows, ashlar dressed stone detailing and a pedimented porch.
The interior boasts many architectural gems, foremost amongst which is the beautiful cantilevered, easy rising staircase with its double
height window overlooking the garden. There are numerous period fireplaces, high ceilings with ornate plaster cornices and charming
oddities like the loodio, a cloakroom which doubles as a recording studio for the musical vendors.
Croft House has been in the same family for over 50 years and has been loved, adapted, little-used-in-parts and frugally but essentially
maintained over that period. New owners will probably wish to carry out once-in-a-generation maintenance and update some elements
such as insulation, bathrooms (but please don’t change the longest bath taps ever seen) and finding uses for some of the outbuildings.
The possibilities are endless – converting above the stables into an office, providing independent accommodation for relatives or
tenants, or making a tennis court and swimming pool at the far end
of the walled garden (subject to satisfying the planning authority).
Within the vendors ownership is Bloxsomes, the neighbouring twobedroom period cottage which is available as a separate Lot.
Grouped around a gravelled driveway, stable yard and numerous outbuildings including a potting
shed, 2 greenhouses, storage sheds, gardener’s loo and a long low cow byre which is very useful for storage. Close to the kitchen door is a stone-built Coach House and stables with a double garage, 2 large loose boxes with original fittings and a cobbled floor. Above are 2 large rooms with good headroom which would originally have been the hay loft and which would be ideal as a home office.
(In all extending GIFA 1,524 sq ft / 141 sq m). In addition, as shaded blue on the site plan, there is a 2 bedroom cottage offered by separate negotiation.
To the front of the house is a gravelled drive with in and out gateways, lawn and numerous shrubs.
The main garden to the rear of the house is contained within a high stone wall which with numerous mature shrubs, gives a high degree of privacy. There are wonderful trees including cedar, lime and yew around the lawn which leads to a second lawn within clipped hedges and through an ornate cast iron gate to the large flower, fruit and vegetable garden. This area certainly has possibilities for use as a tennis court, swimming pool, or even another house (there is rear access from The Croft; at present only via a pedestrian gate), subject to approval by Cotswold District Council. In the far corner is a lovely two storey stone and slate Gazebo with 2 single rooms each with a fireplace. Alongside is a huge and prolific fig tree, cordon trained apples and pears and several rose arbours.
The property is connected to all main services.
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester,
Gloucestershire GL7 1PX. Tel: 01285 623000.
Council Tax Band H, charges 2023/24 £4,152.38