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30 acres, Compton Scorpion, Ilmington, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36, Warwickshire
Sold (STC) - POA

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 7 reception rooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 30.00 acres
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Outbuildings
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Garden
  • Rural

Nestled in the Cotswold Hills with outstanding views in all directions and set in the middle of its grounds.

. Listed as being of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, Southfields Farm was for many years in the ownership of the church and has a magnificent tithe barn now incorporated into the accommodation to provide over 11,000 square feet of living space.
. The house is believed to date from the late 17th century and is built of Cotswold stone under a stone slate roof with wonderful views
. The property is on the open market for only the third time in its history
. Approached from the reception hall, the tithe barn has been superbly converted, dominated by an exceptional, full height living space and beautifully fitted with a lovely kitchen dining area and family space; further enhanced by the sitting room at one end, which can be closed off by a glazed screen or brought into the large living space as desired
. Large open plan living room at opposite end with log burner and imposing surround.
. Beyond a concealed entrance behind the stone fireplace and chimney leads to a stair hall to ground floor bedroom 7 with en-suite shower room. The staircase rises to Bedroom 6 above also en-suite with a door to a gallery overlooking the kitchen / family room
. A back hall glazed onto the courtyard leads to the cinema room with a spiral staircase to a mezzanine games room above and access to a large storage loft. Former garages have been converted to a large gym with cloakroom. Planning consent has been obtained and works commenced to knock through the garage block and link to dutch barn. The current owners plan to move the gym out of the garage into the dutch barn however any new owners will have the option to proceed or to install an indoor swimming pool as per the plans. Highly reputable building firm in situ and will work for new owners if desired.
. The double storey glazed link connects the formerly detached tithe barn to the 17th century farmhouse, and also gives an additional access to the principal bedroom suite with vaulted Bedroom 1 with gallery, en-suite luxurious bathroom with free standing bath and walk in shower and a dressing room.
. The ground floor accommodation is cosy and works well as a contrast to the space in the barn, with a study, hall with staircase library / sitting room leading to a lounge and on to a bright garden room / home office with windows and double doors opening onto the vegetable garden courtyard.
. First floor bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 also has a dressing room. To the second floor are two further double bedrooms with a 6th bathroom.

Gardens & grounds

. The house has lovely mature gardens and is set back in its own grounds, with a shelterbelt of trees against the lane.
. With electric gates from the lane, with flanking walls, an edged gravel lime tree lined driveway with post and rail fencing leads to the courtyard on the west side of the house, and branches off to the stable yard and to the yard to the side of the house with the dutch barn.
. The courtyard with further electric gates is part lawned with a gravelled parking and turning circle and box edged parterre beds.
. The south facing partly walled garden is delightful, with espalier fruit trees, herbaceous, bulb and rose beds and borders and flagstone patio.
. To the east side is a further flagstone patio and large lawn with lovely views. There is a 200m running track round part of the land.
. 3 bay Dutch barn and lean-to (about 75ft x 30ft) with detailed planning consent for a swimming pool and leisure complex.
. There is an arboretum of 40 varieties of young trees and shrubs.
. There are 3 further orchard areas containing apples, pear and plum trees.
. Further grass paddocks and a stable yard with 4 stables with covered walkway in front, kitchenette and hay/ fodder store.
. Separate driveway / access to large fields to the North of the property, suitable for hay production

Shipston on Stour 3 miles
Stratford upon Avon 9 miles
Moreton in Marsh 7 miles (mainline trains to Paddington from 90 mins)
Chipping Campden 6 miles
Warwick & Leamington Spa 16 mile
M40 (J11)
Banbury 20 miles (mainline trains to Marylebone from 70 mins),
5 min walk to Ilmington centre

. Southfield Farm is in an idyllic rural location outside the village of Ilmington, close to the Compton Scorpion and Foxcote Estates surrounded by traditional rolling Warwickshire countryside, close to the Gloucestershire border adjoining the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
. Situated off a quiet country lane, Southfields Farm is surrounded by its own land
. The nearby village of Ilmington is much sought after and is principally comprised of attractive Cotswold stone houses and cottages. There is a village shop, fine parish church, 2 village inns and primary school
. There is a wider range of local shops at Shipston on Stour, Chipping Campden and Moreton in Marsh, whilst Stratford upon A


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