- One of Tetbury's Finest Homes
- Over 7000sq ft of Accommodation
- Grade II Listed
- Steeped in a Wealth of History
- Ground Reaching Near 7 Acres
- Three Principal Reception Rooms
- Upto 7 Bedrooms
- Southerly Facing Walled Garden
- No Onward Chain
One of Tetbury’s finest homes, accompanied by extensive grounds of near 7 acres.
Barton Abbotts is without doubt one of the most imposing properties within the town, coming to the open market for the first time since 1985. With a background steeped in history which is believed to date back as far as the 12th Century, this superb property has a wealth of elegant period features throughout its accommodation including; tall sash windows with original working shutters, ornate fireplaces, exposed wooden floor boards and carved ceiling mouldings and architraves. The house is predominantly built of additions from the 17th and 18th Century, which has established a grand yet versatile home exceeding 7000 sq.ft. There is a handsome Georgian façade to the front, yet from the rear it appears as an iconic Cotswold country home.
Arriving via a pillared entrance porch that entices any visitor through the front door, the ground floor is centred around an entrance hallway with a graceful cantilever staircase. There are three generous reception rooms, two enjoying a fine southerly outlook across the gardens plus a conservatory that reaches across two thirds of the rear elevation. The kitchen sits to the front with a range of fitted wall and base units as well as a ‘Fourneaux Morice’ range cooker. The ancillary rooms run along the side of the house which comprise a utility room, boiler room, boot room, two cloakrooms and a wet room. There is an integral garage accessed from the front of the property with both an automated up and over door and a personnel door. A passageway connecting the hallway to the utility room provides access to a cellar with stone shelving making it an ideal wine store.
The first-floor landing is a generous space leading to four further well-proportioned rooms. One of the rooms is currently used as a sitting room with an ornate fireplace, whilst the other three are double sized, en-suite bedrooms. The master suite is to the rear boasting an extensive collection of fitted wardrobes.
The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms, a study and shower room plus access to an attic space. The beauty of this floor is that it would work perfectly as a self-contained area to use for a housekeeper, dependant relative or even as an area to work from home.
The gardens and setting are a particular rare offering in the town centre; all told the grounds reach approximately 7 acres. Flowing out from the house itself is a well-manicured, walled garden with mature and well stocked herbaceous borders. There is also an ornamental box hedging rose garden, a level lawn, a flagstone patio terrace and a timber summerhouse. Divided by a hedge and a five-bar gate, the grounds then continue into a paddock surrounded by a belt of woodland. Now used as a private arboretum with roughly 150 specimen trees, this area has an array of past uses including a 18th century pleasure park and it incorporates what would have been the Saxon ramparts surrounding the town. There is gated access via a track situated off Fox Hill leading into the grounds.
Barton Abbotts is offered to the market with no onward chain.
We understand the property is connected to all mains services: gas, electricity, water and drainage. Council tax band H (Cotswold District Council). EPC – Exempt. The property is Grade II listed.
Tetbury is an historic Wool town situated within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is known for its Royal association to HRH The Prince of Wales, who resides at nearby Highgrove House. It has a highly anticipated and well attended, annual Woolsack Race held each May on Gumstool Hill. The charming and quintessential town centre has many amenities to offer including cafes, boutiques, pubs and restaurants.
Kemble station, a mainline to London Paddington, can be reached just c.7 miles North, and both the M4 and M5 are equidistant to the south and west, respectively, giving convenient transport links to Bath, Bristol and London.