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EQUESTRIAN - An exciting opportunity to purchase an unspoilt Grade II Listed farmhouse, positioned on the edge of Nailsworth with breath-taking rural views across its own extensive grounds and to open countryside beyond. Built in the mid 19th century for Edward Leigh, the builder of well known and historic Woodchester Park, this detached Grade II listed farmhouse has remained in the same family for over 150 years. However it now offers an exciting prospect for any buyer wishing renovate their dream home. The property boasts a wealth of history with the farmhouse itself enjoying an abundance of features to include a heavily moulded Tudor arch doorway, mullion windows, a beautiful quatrefoil vent on the projecting gable and a large stone fireplace to mention a few.
Accommodation has remained unchanged for many years and still enjoys features such as a large farmhouse larder with stone slabs and original cheese loft. Whilst comprehensive, the house provides a blank canvass and a great opportunity for further development with a former cheese loft, dairy and boot room/utility (which was historically used as a brewery) offering opportunity to be converted into living space, subject to the relevant permissions. As illustrated by the floorplan these lie to the rear of the farmhouse and thus enjoy the panoramic view. Property Ref: STR170233.
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The property is elevated just under a mile from the centre of Nailsworth, a sought-after Cotswold town. The town offers a wide selection of shops, services and restaurants, including delicatessen, florist, craft shops and supermarkets. The proximity of the A46 Bath-Cheltenham Road ensures access to a number of major towns and routes including the M4 & M5 motorways. Stroud, the principal urban centre locally, is approx. 4 miles away with Cirencester only 14 miles to the east. Both provide more extensive educational, shopping and leisure facilities. For the long distance traveller, a main line railway station with regular Intercity services to London (Paddington) can be found at Stroud and Kemble. Above Nailsworth, approx. 1 mile away, is Minchinhampton Common, some 600 acres of open common land providing opportunities for walking, horse riding, golf and a vantage point for extensive Cotswold views over the Stroud Valleys and Severn Vale.
The farmhouse sits within extensive grounds measuring 30 acres comprising fenced pasture land, woodland known as Colliers Wood, gardens and an orchard. Tucked away on the edge of Nailsworth on the lane to Nympsfield, the property is approached via a farm gate and farm track which meanders through its grounds to the house, during the spring is lined with daffodils. A gravelled driveway provides plentiful parking and turning and continues on to a detached modern barn, with light and power. The pasture land is a wildflower heaven, with buttercups, cowslips and various types of wild orchids throughout the spring and summer. The land is currently divided into a 4 large fenced fields all of which benefit from water troughs fed by a natural spring. Colliers Wood, which boundaries Woodchester Park (NT) accounts for 9.48 acres lies to the northern boundary and consists of beech, larch, ash and other species of trees. As well a detached modern barn, Wood Farm enjoys a series of outbuildings including a two storey stone stable with hayloft above, suitable for converting into accommodation (subject to permission), workshop, tool store, wood store and two stone privies. A pretty walled garden lies to the front of the house and enjoys a southerly aspect, the area is home to a series of fruit trees which include, Cherry, Apple, Plum & Quince. As with the entrance, the garden is well stocked with spring bulbs. A greenhouse extends to the far boundary, whilst a pedestrian gate opens to the pasture land with a farm gate leading into the farm yard.
Agents Notes: A public right of way leads through two paddocks to the eastern boundary.
A temporary vehicular access across the opening 30m of the driveway, has been granted to the owner of the paddock lying to the east.
Some of the land is subject to an uplift clause, please enquire for further information.
Oil fired central heating
Calor gas for hob
Spring water feed for gardens and field which could be piped to house for washing machine, toilets etc.
2 Reception Rooms
Bathroom & Shower Room
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate
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