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140 acres, London Road, Cheltenham, GL54, Gloucestershire
Sold (STC) - POA

  • 9 bedrooms
  • 7 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 140.00 acres
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Equestrian
  • Garden

Constructed of Cotswold stone and finished to a high standard, Rossley Manor is set in an elevated position with far reaching views beyond the garden towards the paddocks and surrounding countryside. The grand approach to Rossley Manor sets the scene for an immaculate house with beautifully maintained gardens, newly fenced paddocks and impressive woodland. The private driveway leads to the front of the house or forks off to the cottage, carport and courtyard where there are 6 loose boxes. The current owners purchased the Estate in 1993 and it has been enjoyed as a family Estate ever since. The Grade II listed Manor House, which dates back to the mid 16th century, used to be a country club and the current owners are only the second owners since it was built and undertook a major refurbishment 15 years ago. Rossley Manor now offers a good mix of both formal reception rooms and comfortable family living. At the heart of the house is a large family kitchen which leads into the breakfast room and dual access onto the terrace. The ground floor also benefits from formal reception rooms, a dining room, study, library and television room. The well designed utility and boot room offers a hugely practical area providing a large amount of storage and access to the courtyard. To the rear of the house which forms part of the courtyard, there is a newly converted garage/gym, indoor swimming pool and changing room facilities. This leads up to an impressive cinema room overlooking the swimming pool, and an ensuite bedroom. The upstairs flows with the downstairs with 4 different sets of staircases throughout the house. On the first floor, there are 8 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms and a playroom which could also be used as the 9th bedroom.

The grounds around Rossley Manor offer a wonderful setting for family living and entertaining with a large terrace at the back of the house providing a nice flow of indoor/outdoor living. The gardens are all laid to lawn and there is a tennis court, beautiful vegetable garden with impressive greenhouse. Set behind the house down some steps is a water feature with formal gardens surrounding and a peaceful seating area. The outdoor swimming pool offers a great setting for entertaining with a pool house featuring a fitted barbeque and fridge.

There is a 3 bedroom cottage which is currently occupied by staff. This forms part of the courtyard and offers privacy on the far side, away from the main house, with views over the land. There is also a large new garage, set into the hill, which offers space for up to 8 cars. Beneath this, there is additional space which is currently used as storage and further entertaining space but has the potential to be converted to further accommodation, subject to planning permission. There is also a large and impressive wine cellar with an island bar for wine tasting. Set away from the house near the tennis court is a squash court with changing room facilities and a balcony.

The Estate extends to approximately 140 acres of which 100 acres is grassland. The paddocks are all fenced with post and rail. The woodland has been beautifully maintained and offers a mix of mature woodland. There is also a stream that runs along the bottom of the garden and woodland. The current owners run a successful shoot on the Estate. The grassland is let on a grazing licence to a neighbouring farmer.

Rossley Manor is ideally located just outside the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, with far reaching views across the Dowdeswell Valley to the rolling Malvern Hills beyond. Positioned adjacent to Lower Dowdeswell village, mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The Manor is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, located within the triangle between Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold and Cirencester. Recreational facilities are extensive with theatres in Cheltenham, Stratford and Tewkesbury; The Cotswold Team Chase, Cotswold Hunt, kennels and point to point course just over a mile away; National Hunt Racing at Cheltenham; Polo at Longdole Polo Club, Cirencester Park and Edgeworth; Sailing and water sports at the Cotswold Water Park. There are plenty of fine walks and riding opportunities in the area. Open to local residents and guests alike, nearby Ellenborough Park is a renowned luxury hotel and spa. Local gastro pubs include The Wheatsheaf at Northleach and The Frogmill at Andoversford. Cheltenha

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