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107 acres, Nr Tetbury., GL12, Gloucestershire
Sold (STC) - Offers in Excess of £5,000,000

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 5 reception rooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 107.00 acres
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Parking

The principal house is a former 17th Century 'gryst mill', situated in the heart of the Kilcott Valley, an area that enjoyed the prosperity of the thriving wool trade for several centuries.
It underwent an extensive restoration and extension in the early 1990s, under the ownership of one of Margaret Thatcher's advisers and speech writers, with the guidance of respected local architect Robert Hardwick, taking great care to enhance the character of the property with numerous attractive features.
It was briefly owned by an American oil heir and racehorse trainer, before being acquired by the current family in 2001.
They undertook a further programme of improvements, adding the leisure complex, additional garaging, tennis court, and a major investment in the land, to restore the boundaries, hedgerows, water features, grassland, and wildlife habitats.
In 2006 the ancient woodland of Lizens Wood and Mickley Brake were also added to the estate.
Approached from the village lane, via a tree-lined drive, the historic mill is situated in an extremely peaceful and secluded location.
The house has an immediately welcoming feel, and is ideal for entertaining, with a large galleried entrance hall, overlooking the dining hall, and a beautifully proportioned drawing room, as well as being a lovely family home with open fires, large farmhouse style kitchen and many charming period features throughout.
The bedroom accommodation is split, with four bedrooms in the core of the house and an independent self-contained guest annex on the lower ground floor, looking out over the garden to the millpond, and the woodland above
The house has been meticulously upgraded and maintained by the current owners to provide a comfortable and practical family home.
Further guest accommodation is provided in the Coach House above the secure wellequipped, garaging, which connects to the impressive indoor swimming pool and leisure complex, overlooking fine lawns, without compromising the main house.
The ring-fenced farmland flanks the main house and is situated to the south, north and east, comprising of beautifully maintained ancient pastureland, meadows and deciduous woodlands, including a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with well maintained private access tracks, rides and walks as well as two lovely ponds, ideal for camping, barbecues, picnics or fishing. The land rises from the bottom of the valley to the top of the escarpment where there are some exceptional views, as far as Wales to the West, throughout the year.
To the eastern boundary it adjoins Midger Wood, a wildlife sanctuary under the custodianship of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. The land to the far south adjoins the Duke of Beaufort's Badminton Estate
The present owners do not actively farm the land, but have undertaken a sympathetic programme of environmental improvements for their own personal enjoyment and the encouragement of wildlife.
The farm, grounds, gardens and caretaking roles are carried out by a longstanding manager and income is derived from Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and Basic Farm Payments, grazing licences (cattle in the summer, sheep through the year), shooting, and wood sales. There are opportunities to further develop the farming enterprise or continue to enjoy it as it is, with limited effort. In all about 107 acres (43.3 hectares).
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) may vary depending on the purchasers position. Please discuss with the sales negotiators.

Tetbury 8 miles, Bath 17
Cirencester 18 miles
Bristol 18 miles
Cheltenham 31 miles
M4 (J.18) 7 miles
M5 (J.14) 7 miles
Kemble Station 16 miles (London Paddington 70 minutes)


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