Nether Westcote, OX7

Guide price £1,500,000 Freehold (SOLD)

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A unique, architect-designed, light-filled and uplifting five-six-bedroom modern, detached family home. Completed five years ago to a very high specification, it offers 21st-century living standards in an idyllic position on the edge of Nether Westcote with outstanding, far-reaching views across the Cotswolds

Situated in an elevated position on the eastern edge of Nether Westcote with outstanding views across the Cotswolds, and surrounded by open fields, Broadmere is a striking and unique, architect-designed, modern, detached, five/six bedroom family home providing excellent accommodation (2,798 sq ft) over two floors. Commissioned by the current owners, Adrian James Architects in Oxford undertook the design to replace the original, semi-derelict 1950s house. The brief was to create: a modern, light-filled and uplifting home achieving 21st century living standards, with the flexibility to meet a family's lifetime needs; an inspirational house, sympathetic to its beautiful setting; as well as a new building that is an exemplar of sustainability with a very low carbon footprint. All of which have been achieved. Construction started in November 2011 and was completed eleven months later.

Entering through the wide oak front door with opaque glass side panel, the hallway beyond is immediately both inspiring and welcoming. Straight ahead is a bespoke glass and wood suspended staircase rising to the first floor and forming a strikingly attractive feature. Off the hall to the front is the spacious and very well-appointed kitchen-dining room fitted with a range of bespoke, wall and floor units, Welsh slate worktop, and integrated sink and Neff appliances, with glass double doors to the side garden and views across fields to the east. Steps off the dining area lead down to the music room/family room, also with double doors to the front garden and wonderful views over the curved front lawn to the north-east. Leading off the kitchen is the utility room, fitted with wall and floor units, sink, and space for washing machine, drier and fridge-freezer. The large and elegant sitting room to the rear provides the hub of the house and is a perfect living and entertaining space. Featuring shelves along one wall, incorporating doors to hide the TV, the highlight is the totally glazed wall with large floor-to-ceiling doors opening to the south-facing garden and al fresco, terraced seating areas. Shade is provided by a timber 'brise soleil' above. Also on the ground floor are two double bedrooms, both with glass doors opening to the garden - one to the front and the other to the rear; a shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin, finished with black and white ceramic wall and floor tiles; and the plant room with access to the rear garden, and containing the air-source heat pump, hot water tank, manifold for the underfloor heating, and water softener.

Off the light and airy first floor landing, with vaulted high ceiling and skylights facing north and south, are a further three-four double bedrooms, all of which, except the smallest bedroom, have vaulted ceilings, adding to the sense of light and space. One is currently used as a study, incorporating shelving, eaves storage and double skylights to the front. Adjacent is the smallest bedroom with roof storage above and single skylight to the rear. On the eastside are the two main bedrooms. The second bedroom has ample mirrored built-in wardrobes. Glass doors open to a mini 'Juliet balcony' overlooking the garden and a pair of tall skylights face east. Ensuite is a spacious 'Jack & Jill' shower room, with access also from the landing, and finished in limestone wall and floor tiles. The large master suite is particularly impressive. Located to the front of the house, the master bedroom has glass doors opening onto a timber and glass balcony with beautiful north-easterly views, as well as tall skylights facing east. Adjacent is a luxurious ensuite bath and shower room. This is beautifully fitted with a freestanding Ashton & Bentley bath, large walk in shower, generous basin, WC and bidet, finished with marble wall and floor tiles. There is also ample storage with built-in wardrobes, and cleverly designed bespoke storage that maximises space within the eaves.

Outside, the house is approached via a gravelled driveway, with a concealed semi-sunken double garage beneath the front lawn, and parking space for several cars. Newly landscaped gardens surround the house laid mainly to lawns, interspersed with mature and newly planted trees. Mature beech and laurel hedges mark some boundaries, with a recently planted mixed indigenous hedge along the part of the eastern boundary. At the rear of the house is a slightly sunken paved terrace area with steps and gravelled pathway leading down the garden. At the end is a bespoke, stone-built shed designed with the house, and lean-to greenhouse. Beyond is the kitchen garden, largely laid out in raised beds, with access to the paddock beyond, in all amounting to about 1.25 acres.

Other features of interest include engineered oak floors throughout, except the bedrooms and bathrooms; all the rooms feel generous with high ceilings - the vaulted ceilings are arched, following the curve of the external roof line; there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators on the first floor, all powered by air-source heat pump; a second air-source heat pump heats the hot water; solar PV panels on the roof generate electricity, with the feed-in-tariff providing an annual income of approximately £300.00; windows and glass external doors throughout are double-glazed, with aluminium frames on the ground floor; a rainwater-harvesting system stores water underground and supplies water to the tap in the greenhouse; the house is also fitted with an alarm system.

SITUATION Nestled just south-east of Stow on the Wold, Nether Westcote is a picturesque Cotswold village within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Situated in an elevated position surrounded by rolling countryside with panoramic views north-east to Chipping Norton, the village is closely linked to neighbouring Church Westcote, where the community church is located along with the Westcote village hall.

Nether Westcote is close to Kingham train station, where trains to London and Oxford leave regularly (with Hereford in the other direction). There are also extensive shopping facilities, and leisure and cultural amenities in Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Chipping Norton, Witney, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. These centres are all within easy reach and provide access to excellent independent and state schools, Nether Westcote being in the catchment area for the outstanding Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Kingham (main line to London-Paddington) 4 miles / Bourton-on-the-Water 5 miles / Stow-on-the-Wold 5 miles / Burford 6 miles / Chipping Norton 8 miles / Charlbury (main line to London-Paddington) 12 miles / Witney 14 miles / Cirencester & Cheltenham 22 miles / Oxford 25.5 miles / Stratford-upon-Avon 26 miles

DIRECTIONS (OX7 6SD) From Burford take the A424 towards Stow-on-the-Wold. Continue for just over 5 miles and take the right turn signposted to Nether Westcote and The Feathered Nest Country Inn. Proceed into the village, and turn right at the T-junction. Broadmere is on the right - the last house on the southern side of the road leading to Idbury.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected. Drainage is to an on-site Klargester BioDisc sewage treatment plant located to the front of the house. Solar PV panels on the roof and air source heat pumps provide space heating and hot water, with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators on the first floor.

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 Cotswold District Council - Council Tax Band: G.

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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  • Modern, architect-designed house
  • Impressive, light entrance hall with bespoke staircase
  • Generous reception rooms
  • Well-appointed kitchen/dining room
  • Master bedroom with luxury ensuite bathroom
  • Sustainable design with low carbon footprint
  • Gardens and paddock, totalling about 1.25 acres
  • Concealed double garage and ample private parking
  • Outstanding Cotswold views in all directions
  • EPC rating B
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