- Impressively Extended and Improved Detached Home
- Sought After Address Close to Cirencester
- Within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Three Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Family Room
- Four En-Suite Bedrooms
- Gardens Reaching to Over Half an Acre
- Gated Driveway and Parking for Numerous Vehicles
- Garage and Carport
- Potential to Create Annexe Accommodation
Occupying an impressive position on the outskirts of Cirencester and within the Cotswolds AONB, this contemporary family home is sat within just over half an acre of gardens and has been substantially improved by its current owners.
Approached via a private driveway, Ashcroft was initially built in the 1950’s as a bespoke detached bungalow. Since 2017, the current owners have substantially improved the property with an extension of a full first floor to the property, now offering over 3000sq ft of accommodation. If desired, there is still further potential to easily convert part of the property into an annexe for a dependant relative or even to use as a source of investment such as a holiday let (subject to the necessary planning permissions).
The accommodation is commenced via an impressive glazed, vaulted and galleried entrance hall. A bespoke oak staircase is a natural focal point and the hallway provides access to all main reception rooms, plus the kitchen. The ground floor offers very versatile living accommodation with connecting doors between most of the reception spaces. The sitting room sits centrally within the house, accessed from double doors from the hallway. There is a focal fireplace with a Bath stone surround and a ‘Jetmaster’ open fire sat within. Including the patio doors out the terrace, the room enjoys a triple aspect across the rear garden. Beside the sitting room is the formal dining room. Measuring over 16ft by 12ft, there is plenty of space for a large dining table to entertain with further access to the garden though patio doors, and a unique addition of a hidden built-in bar and space for a drink’s fridge.
The ‘L’ shaped kitchen is fully fitted with a range of wall and base units, integrated appliances and a handy free-standing, moveable island. The kitchen is open plan to the family room, which is a perfect family hub of the home, here there are dual aspect patio doors to the garden and a great addition of under-floor heating. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lobby, a great space for any family, providing and area for coats, shoes, muddy wellies and pets! There is a utility room here as well, with access to the garden and plumbing for the washing machine plus a wall mounted gas central heating boiler. Also accessed off the lobby is a cloakroom, a door to the front driveway and a door to the garage, which has power and lighting.
The opposite side of the ground floor is an en-suite guest bedroom, complete with a walk-in wardrobe, a family bathroom and a study. This wing of the house would be the area very suitable for conversion to an annexe if required.
Rising to the galleried landing, three bedrooms are arranged across the first floor. The master suite enjoys a dual aspect and is accompanied by a well-appointed en-suite bathroom and a dressing room. The master en-suite has a freestanding slipper bath, twin wash basins and a separate shower. Across the landing, the further two generous double bedrooms both benefit from en-suite shower rooms and built-in wardrobes.
Externally, accessed from Baunton Lane, a gravel driveway with a five-bar gate, leads up to the property. There is parking for numerous vehicles on the drive, plus the garage and also a gated carport adjoined to the right side of the house. Reaching just over half an acre, the gardens all enjoy a high degree of privacy and are arranged to three principal areas; a lawn with mature trees and shrubs to the front, a lawn with flower borders and a patio terrace to the rear, and a ‘kitchen garden’ to the side. There is also a timber-built gym and games room situated to the side, with a power supply.
EPC – D.
The property is understood to be connected to mains gas, water and electricity. Private drainage is via a septic tank. Council tax band G (Cotswold District Council).
Stratton is a popular village on the outskirts of Cirencester with a highly regarded primary school. Local facilities on offer are two pubs, Stratton House Hotel, a village shop with post office and Cirencester Park and the Churn Valley on the doorstop. The village also sits within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cirencester is within walking distance and offer a greater range of facilities, schooling, leisure activities and Cheltenham is a pleasant 20 minute drive away.