A beautiful 6 bedroom detached country home built in traditional Cotswold style set within the most glorious grounds of circa 1.65 acres
Audley House is the most attractive and quintessential country home located in the beautiful village of Duntisbourne Abbots.
Built only 11 years ago in the classic Cotswold style, it has the look and feel of a period home with the comforts of a modern, low maintenance property. Designed to be sympathetic to the village architecture, and its own landscape, it is a beautiful family home that is presented for sale in the most immaculate order throughout the three floors of practical accommodation.
At c.5719 Sq Ft it is undeniably grand, yet it is very much a manageable and workable house that flows with ease.
Entrance is gained through a reception hall, with fine staircase rising to the first floor. The house has a lovely symmetry enhanced by tall stone mullion windows to most elevations, high ceilings and a wonderful light and bright atmosphere.
Off the reception hall is a spacious drawing room with panelled walls and to the front of the house a further sitting room. Both rooms have elegant fireplaces and they both enjoy a lovely peaceful aspect over the garden.
To the side of the house, is the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with an extensive range of bespoke units under a Silestone worktop, built in Siemens appliances, a central island and an electric Aga. This part of the house is a wonderful entertaining space as it has been opened up to the side by way of bi fold doors with stone floor and a panoramic vista of the grounds. It is very much a room for all seasons having under floor heating and ample space for sofas and dining furniture.
There is a useful utility room with a larder style integrated fridge/freezer, pantry and boot room with traditional rear access.
The first-floor landing is a generous space with the bedrooms elegantly spaced out. The master bedroom is spacious which has a seperate dressing room and bathroom.
There are two further double bedrooms with en suite facilities.
The second floor offers further excellent bedroom space and the flexibility to use as required. Currently arranged as a games room/home office and three double bedrooms with a bathroom.
Outside the garden of Audley House is very special and provides a lovely balance of outside space to the generous accommodation of the house. The formal terrace is accessed from the kitchen, enhancing the outside/inside feel, framed with boxed hedging and lavender plants flanking the areas of lawn. To the rear of the property is a raised bed area with decorative planting that would make for the most wonderful kitchen garden.
The grounds are substantial, made up predominantly of formal gardens extending to circa 1.65 acres. The house itself is approached via a five bar gate leading to the driveway which provides ample parking and access to the triple garage which offers the scope to create staff accommodation or a guest annex above, subject to the necessary planning consents. There is a seperate circa.5 acre paddock available under seperate negotiation.
In all, a wonderful home of modern yet classic architecture, beautiful space and a setting that typifies traditional Cotswold living.
The Duntisbourne valley is one of the prettiest and most unspoilt parts of the Cotswolds characterised by lovely villages of quintessential houses and cottages.
Duntisbourne Abbots is the largest of the villages and has a vibrant community feel. Whilst distinctively semi-rural, the village is extremely accessible with Cirencester a mere 7 miles away, providing extensive day to day shopping including a Waitrose, various restaurants, and coffee shops. There is an open-air swimming pool, cricket at the famous Bathurst estate and a leisure centre. The main shopping centre for the region is Cheltenham (12 miles), while Bath, Bristol, Swindon, Oxford, and Gloucester also within daily commuting distance.
These larger cities and towns provide exceptional schooling opportunities, with Duntisbourne Abbots well situated for a wide choice including Rendcombe College, The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close (all Cheltenham side), Beaudesert Park Prep in nearby Minchinhampton, Pinewood and Westonbirt Girls school with broader boarding school including Marlborough and The Royal High Bath, within a comfortable drive.
There are excellent communications, about a mile from the A417, providing access to Junction 15 of the M4 at Swindon and Junction 11A of the M5 at Gloucester. Kemble and Swindon stations have direct rail services to London Paddington, the latter scheduled to take from 55 minutes.
There are ample local sporting opportunities including several golf courses, polo at Cirencester Park, National Hunt racing at Cheltenham in addition to a variety of water sport pursuits at The Cotswold Water Park and the most idyllic walking and riding countryside surrounding Audley House.
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292