Kencot, GL7

Guide price £925,000 Freehold (SOLD)

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Stylishly renovated, detached Cotswold stone house with separate guest cottage surrounded by charming private gardens in a sought after village location.

Lechlade 5 miles, Burford 5 miles, Witney 8 miles, Cirencester 17, Swindon 16 miles (London Paddington 55 mins), Oxford 24 miles (All distances are approximate)

Situated in the heart of the pretty village of Kencot, near the 13th century church and by the village green, The Gardens is a charming three bedroom detached period Cotswold house with an adjacent separate two bedroom guest cottage both of which have recently been renovated to provide all modern amenities with warm, cosy and traditional interiors and surrounded by pretty, private and well-established gardens.

The property is approached via a gated gravel driveway providing parking for several cars. The main house is entered through a part glazed front door underneath a tiled porch, into a welcoming central hallway. A door on the right leads into the modern kitchen/breakfast room with windows to two aspects both overlooking the garden. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Shaker style cream painted units including an integrated dishwasher and fridge together with a Belfast sink and a cream cast iron Everhot cooker. From the kitchen a latch door opens onto the utility area and out to the covered terrace and garden beyond. On the other side of the hallway is a separate dining room with charming cottage windows, fitted cupboards and fireplace. The adjacent and spacious sitting room has three windows overlooking the garden and all with deep cills, a flagstone floor and exposed and sanded beams and a large fireplace with stone surround incorporating a Chesney wood burning stove. A half glazed door opens onto the west-facing terrace at the front of the house and garden beyond. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom with tongue and groove panelling.

Stairs from the hallway lead up to the first floor landing. The spacious master bedroom is particularly light and airy with windows to three aspects, all with deep cills and overlooking the garden. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a latch door leads into a contemporary and impressive en-suite shower room with two wash hand basins and a glass panelled shower. At the other end of the landing is a further good size double bedroom with south facing window along with a separate family bathroom. Stairs, with fitted bookshelves to one side, lead up to the spacious top floor bedroom with exposed beams and with a pretty window between the eaves.

A stone path leads to the adjacent cottage which is entered via a part glazed door into a cosy sitting room where a fireplace with stone hearth and mantle incorporates a wood burning stove. The modern kitchen is fitted with hob and combination oven and has an integrated fridge and washing machine. Stairs with a wooden handrail lead up to a light first floor with a large double guest room and a further bedroom/study room. There is a separate and modern shower room. A separate garage/store room adjoins the cottage.

The part-walled mature gardens surround the house and provide a lovely, private setting with both lawns and flower beds all planted with a variety of trees, shrubs, climbers and annuals. The gardens have been well designed with terraced areas adjoining the house, one with a charming Victorian-style veranda, providing the ideal setting to enjoy the garden.

SITUATION The pretty sought after village of Kencot is situated within a conservation area on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border. The local Cotswold towns of Lechlade, Burford and Witney pro-vide a range of everyday shops as well as specialist shops, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Further facilities are found in the larger towns and cities of Cheltenham, Oxford and Swindon all of which are within daily commuting distance. There is an excellent choice of schools in the area including Pinewood, St Hugh's, Cothill, Hatherop Castle and Burford and many of the well reputed schools in Oxford and Cheltenham. The neighbouring village of Langford offers the nearest primary school.

Recreational facilities include golf at Burford, Lyneham Heath and 3 championship golf course at Frilford. Racing at Cheltenham, Warwick, Bath and Newbury. Water activities at Cotswold Water Parks and Theatres at Oxford, Cheltenham, Chipping Norton and Stratford upon Avon.

Communications are excellent by road via the M4, M40 and M5 motorways and by rail from either Swindon (London Paddington 55 mins) or Didcot Parkway Station (London Paddington 40 mins).

DIRECTIONS (GL7 3QU) From Burford take the A361 towards Lechlade. Proceed for about 3 miles and take the left hand turn signposted to Kencot (Sundblad Avenue). Continue until the cross roads and take a right then the first left at the grassed triangle. Continue into the village and The Gardens will be on your left hand side.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage with septic tank. Oil fired central heating.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Certain items may be available by separate negotiation with Penny & Sinclair.

TENURE & POSSESSION The property is freehold and offers vacant possession on completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITY West Oxfordshire District Council - Council Tax: Band E

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by appointment with Penny & Sinclair - 01993 220555.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Penny & Sinclair, their clients and any joint agent gives notice to anyone reading these particulars that: i) the particulars do not constitute part of an offer or contract; ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to the condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statement or representations of fact. Iii) the text, photographs and plans are guidelines only and are not necessarily comprehensive. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained and Penny & Sinclair have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. A buyer or lessee must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Iv) the descriptions provided therein represent the opinion of the author and whilst given in good faith should not be construed as statements of fact; v) nothing in the particulars shall be deemed a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise, nor that any services or facilities are in good working order; vi) no person in the employment of Penny & Sinclair has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Vii) all measurements are approximate.

Please contact us on 01993 220555 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Village location
  • Cotswold stone house with separate guest cottage
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Separate dining room
  • 3 double bedrooms - one en-suite
  • Two further bedrooms in guest cottage
  • Pretty private gardens
  • Long drive for several cars
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