The most beautifully renovated period home with outbuildings ideal for development all set in c1.55 acres of land at the edge of a charming rural village.
Restored to a refined design this wonderful five-bedroom house is set within circa 1.55 acres of private grounds bordering open countryside. Dating back to the early 17th century, Hayden Farm is the most unique and beautiful Grade II listed detached home with the external timber work forming the internal structure, a nod to its original era and usage as an arable farm. Clever modern interventions have given this wonderfully character home a contemporary edge, whilst the sense of charm is apparent throughout the three floors of beautiful accommodation. The primary living areas transition effortlessly between functional family life and flexible, sociable entertaining space with the main areas designed to be open plan. The result is seamless architecture, drawing the focus to materials, light and space.
Entrance is gained through a reception hall with the original flagstone flooring that interconnects the principal reception space. The spacious drawing room to one side is loosely arranged around an Inglenook fireplace as a focal point and views over the garden. To the other side of the hall, also with its own direct access to the front of the house, is the magnificent kitchen/family room. As with any of the best family homes, the kitchen is the hub of the house, which has been designed with modern living in mind. The units are bespoke cabinetry with integrated appliances, an Aga and breakfast bar. A separate utility room interlinks with a pantry and adjacent is a boot room with rear access and a cloakroom.
The first-floor bedrooms are accessed via two flights of stairs, one from a hallway adjacent to the drawing room and one from a hall leading by the kitchen. The result of its former structure as two dwellings. The entire first floor space has a feel of privacy with three bedrooms to one end of a landing, two sharing a bathroom and one with an en suite, and the master suite with dressing room and en suite and guest bedroom to the other side. A staircase leads from an internal landing to an excellent further room and bathroom on the second floor, whilst currently used as sitting room it would lend itself to a guest room or for an au pair being separate from the main bedrooms.
Occupying a private position, in this lovely village, Hayden Farm is accessed along a long driveway leading to parking for several cars and a barn, with a courtyard area connecting to the house. The broader gardens encompass delightful areas of lawn with well stoked boarders and a variety of trees including apple and pear the entire plot is boarded by hedgerow and has a real sense of privacy. The original oak framed barn is also listed and naturally lends itself to a number of different usages to increase opportunities if so wished, including overflow living accommodation to the main house as well as being an ideal space for classic cars. Subject to planning, it could be redeveloped into a separate dwelling or swimming pool and gym complex.
The house is located in the popular village of Hayden, a rural setting east of Cheltenham, yet extremely accessible with a collection of shops just a short drive including various supermarkets, big chain shops and restaurants. Cheltenham is the nearest centre, just four miles, offering a traditional way of life with its lively café and restaurant culture, it and exceptional schools including The Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close. As well as superb educational facilities the town is well known for the many literary and music festivals that it holds as well as the cricket and National Hunt festivals. Sporting pursuits in and around the area are excellent with nearby golf course, excellent shooting opportunities and some superb walking and riding countryside. There is easy access to the M5 and the M4 with a train service to London Paddington from Cheltenham Spa station.
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115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
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