A fine and beautifully restored country home with outbuildings, stabling, two acres of land, a detached annex with large gymnasium, home office and an opportunity to acquire an American barn and a further two acres (by separate negotiation).
This elegant six-bedroom house, with annex, gym, home office and stabling, is set within approximately 2 acres of beautiful gardens. Once the farmhouse of the village, with origins dating back to early 1677, it has been the subject of a detailed restoration and development in a more traditionalist, contemporary style combining with the classical Cotswold features of stone and symmetry which without doubt, have resulted in a home of the highest quality.
With the total accommodation extending to over 5000 Sq Ft, Highgate Manor is a home on a wonderful scale with the typical four-square layout that makes for generous accommodation, ideal for modern family life. The centre of the house is a double length hallway with flagged stone flooring and a wine casement running under the cantilevered staircase. This moves from the head of the house to the tail, connecting each reception room with the sitting and drawing room set to the front of the house and the formal dining room and kitchen to the rear. There are two kitchens, which have been creatively designed to comprise one large area with fitted units for cooking and preparing food, and a spectacular kitchen arranged for the indulgence of entertaining. Both areas are finished to the highest quality with a range of units and the main kitchen opening to the outside terrace. Also, within this wing is a boot room, large laundry room and a study.
On the first and second floors there are five double bedrooms, in addition to an impressive, independent bedroom and en suite above the kitchen, which has two points of access, one externally and one from a staircase to the side of the kitchen, making it self-contained. Within the main house, and for more traditional accommodation, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room, whilst the two double bedrooms on first floor share a luxury bathroom complete with a freestanding bath and an open shower. The two further bedrooms are on the second floor with a large central landing dividing them.
Annex and Ancillary Accommodation.
The various outbuildings are arranged around a courtyard to the south of the house. Designed to reflect the main house, a two-storey stone building is arranged as an extension to the principal reception rooms, to include a large working bar with a magnificent home office over. Should a prospective new owner wish, this could easily be designed to suit individual requirements. Adjacent, is an old diary barn which has been converted to a teenage den and gaming room.
In addition is an ancillary cottage. Built in a barn style, to compliment the surroundings, with large spaces and vaulted ceilings, the cottage provides a large gymnasium on the ground floor with a modern open plan living/bedroom area with a kitchen and living area on the first floor.
From the tip of Elkstone Village, a long road leads to the gates opening to the private driveway to the house. This enchanting entrance is grand, flanked by open countryside and into the more formal driveway and grounds of the house. The stabling provisions are excellent, with two stables, a tack room and open bay stable.
The grounds are a balanced environment for the grandeur of the house. Principal gardens are set to the front of the house fronting the cottage. The two acres are positioned adjacent to the stables enhancing the equestrian potential. The house enjoys a large, terrace leading from the kitchen through to the outbuildings, ideal for outside entertaining.
To the north, slightly set back from the courtyard, is a large American Barn with uninterrupted views across the front farmland which has its own further two acres. This is available to acquire via separate negotiation which would allow for a collective lot with the land totalling c4 acres.
Cotswold District Council
115 Promenade, Cheltenham
Gloucestershire, GL50 1NW
Call: +44 (0) 1242 222292