Cotswold dream homes

PUBLISHED: 11:35 26 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 26 June 2017

Middle Lodge, Selsley West

Middle Lodge, Selsley West

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We look through the keyhole of some of the Cotswolds’ most luxurious houses on the property market

Valley views

A substantial property in the picturesque hamlet of Bagpath, close to the Cotswold market town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire

What: Holly Tree Cottage is a stunning four-bedroom property set in a secluded position with breathtaking views across the Ozleworth valley.

Where: Bagpath, Gloucestershire.

Inside: The triple-aspect kitchen boasts bespoke Shaker-style units, while French doors lead out onto the southerly-facing rear terrace. The open-plan sitting room features part panelled walls along with exposed beams, a wood burning stove, and a study and utility room complete the ground floor. The master suite has built-in wardrobes with double-height hanging space, a Juliet balcony, en suite shower room with a walk-in shower. There are three further bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and two with built-in wardrobes. There is also a family bathroom.

Outside: A single track lane leads to a large gravel parking area at the front of the house and a timber double garage. To the rear is a raised terrace with access to the kitchen, dining room and sitting room. The garden has been divided into terraced areas comprising lawns edged with herbaceous borders with gravel paths and steps linking each terrace. Heated swimming pool with low picket fencing. The lower garden is predominantly laid to lawn and to one end there are vegetable beds.

How much: Guide price £950,000.

Find out more... Call Humberts on 01285 650955.

Boating in Bredon

A detached country home set within glorious grounds and with direct access onto private moorings on the River Avon

What: The Old Rectory is a Grade II* listed property steeped in history, enclosed by glorious grounds and with direct access onto a series of 22 moorings on the River Avon.

Where: Bredon, Worcestershire.

Inside: The main accommodation is impressive, and comprises a reception hall, dining room, drawing room, study/library, an elegant and spacious farmhouse-style handmade kitchen/breakfast room, morning room, cloakroom, utility and pantry. On the first floor is a master bedroom with two dressing rooms and en suite bathroom, guest bedroom with Jack and Jill-style en suite, three further double bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. The split-level annex features a sitting room, bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Outside: The grounds provide the perfect backdrop to the home, with formal gardens to the front and rear, an expansive terrace that allows a full vista of the grounds and moorings, with access to 22 private moorings. There are terraced beds for vegetable patches and a wildflower garden. In addition is an open-bay boat holding, garage and stone outbuilding.

How much: Guide price of £1.5 million.

Find out more... Call Kingsley Evans on 01242 222292.

Green and pleasant

A handsome period property, cleverly extended on its west side to take full advantage of its spectacular setting

What: Middle Lodge is a very special period family home in a lovely rural setting with panoramic westerly views, conveniently close to Stroud and excellent schools.

Where: Selsley West, Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Inside: Dating from the 19th century, Middle Lodge has all the style and character of properties of that period and makes a great family home. There are two principal reception rooms, a snug (or fifth bedroom), with shower room en suite, and a truly spectacular full-width kitchen/breakfast room which is very well appointed and has a utility room off. Upstairs are four good bedrooms and a family bathroom with a shower cubicle. Across the drive is a purpose-built Annexe with sitting room, en suite double bedroom and store room.

Outside: Middle Lodge is offset by its colourful level garden with a broad terrace from which to enjoy the lovely views. It is private but not isolated with immediate neighbours to its rear.

How much: Guide price of £850,000.

Find out more... Call Murrays on 01452 755552.

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